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Sears is coming this week to see if the...

Sears is coming this week to see if the appliances can be repaired. We have several surge protectors, but only one tripped. Actually, it was burnt. Since 110 comes in in two different legs, I'm...
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Zapped appliances

We had a bizarre electrical problem, and are now faced with repairing/replacing several appliances. The power company was tunneling, and hit the power main underground. This energized the ground,...
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The 200 year old house I grew up in had very wide...

The 200 year old house I grew up in had very wide (up to 14") floorboards. There was a double layer, and it was over a dirt floor cellar. The gaps were about 1/4" and they never seemed to change with...
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Too funny- Kellogg Hardwoods is in Bethel CT, the...

Too funny- Kellogg Hardwoods is in Bethel CT, the town I was born in! They had some good additional info- thanks!
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If I'm looking at it right, that is a valley...

If I'm looking at it right, that is a valley seam? I will have valleys to deal with, too, but I'm talking about a transition in roof pitch only. The roofing will be some kind of metal- maybe 5v;...
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It's 49.399 from the horizontal; 40.101 from the...

It's 49.399 from the horizontal; 40.101 from the vertical. If you were to draw a 45 degree line on the rafter, your new angle will be more acute (pointier) than the 45. That's assuming your roof is...
08-23-08, 09:18 AM
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PEX for new build?

In designing the house I'm going to build, I'm interested in using quality components, so I don't have to keep fixing things. It seems like PEX is the way to go for the supply side of the plumbing...
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Metal roof transition?

In designing my future house, the roof has a transition from one pitch to another- 12/12 upper to 4/12 lower. How does one seal that transition? I'm afraid of wind pushing water up the 4/12, and...
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The included angle would be 81.202 degrees, or 81...

The included angle would be 81.202 degrees, or 81 degrees, 12 minutes, 9 seconds. And they said you'd never need that high school trigonometry course....
08-20-08, 02:34 PM
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By 'backstabbed' I assume you mean the kind where...

By 'backstabbed' I assume you mean the kind where the wire simply plugs in, rather than using screw terminals? I HATE those! I was thinking of going 15A circuits for switched lights, for ease of...
08-19-08, 02:52 PM
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Heavy duty, or overkill?

I'm planning a house build soon, and among other things, I'm working on a materials list for the electrical system. It seems like most duplex outlets available only come in 15 amp. The 20 amp ones...
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Greg- Thanks again for the added info! I'll have...

Greg- Thanks again for the added info! I'll have to print this all out to remember it. I've done some floor work, and a lot of furniture finishing, so I understand the principles involved. It sounds...
08-17-08, 11:54 AM
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I will call the electric company, although I have...

I will call the electric company, although I have enough land to sub-divide if I really wanted to. I'm planning to have my mother live in the guest house, if her health holds up. I would rather have...
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Thanks for the detailed response! That's a lot of...

Thanks for the detailed response! That's a lot of good information. So you're saying I should just nail to the subfloor, and not worry about the joists? Then I don't have to worry about what the...
08-16-08, 12:29 PM
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Supplying multiple buildings

When I build our place in SC, I plan to have 3 buildings- a house, a guest house, and a barn. Should I run all of these off one electrical service, or plan on having separate meters? I would think it...
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Installing wide board floors

I'm planning to build a custom home in SC, and found this great forum. I have lots of questions. I plan on having random width rustic floors, made of red oak from our property. I'm going to have it...
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