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12-12-08, 07:53 PM
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Posted By bryansauer

That is a great suggestion, and one that I never...

That is a great suggestion, and one that I never thought of. I guess during these economic times I'm sure there are people who would be more than happy to work. Seeing what they did and how "simple"...
12-09-08, 08:06 PM
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Posted By bryansauer

UPDATE: Thansk for the help...I cleared the...

UPDATE:

Thansk for the help...I cleared the ground, had everything marked, did a couple of test digs. Then I realized it was going to take me too much time and couldn't take off any time from work...
11-19-08, 06:19 PM
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Posted By bryansauer

Meter--it is an analog meter, about 1 foot down...

Meter--it is an analog meter, about 1 foot down (with a cover over it). The city-owned line comes in, then thru the meter, then out to my line that runs the 60 feet to my house. Not sure they way...
11-17-08, 02:28 PM
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Posted By bryansauer

More information: Thanks again to all. ...

More information: Thanks again to all.

Discussed with my local water company. The house was built in 1980 and likely has black plastic pipe running from the meter to the house. Code is to have...
11-16-08, 05:33 PM
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Posted By bryansauer

I'm having the utilities marked tomorrow...

I'm having the utilities marked tomorrow (Monday), then will start some digging. Wouldn't the ground be noticeably wet if I have a significant leak? My water usage doubled because of the leak.
11-15-08, 05:54 PM
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Posted By bryansauer

Meter--it is just an analog meter type that gives...

Meter--it is just an analog meter type that gives a readout of a number, checked monthly with the difference being the amount of water used. I think it allows water to flow through and then measures...
11-15-08, 04:40 PM
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Posted By bryansauer

Charlottesville, Virginia--not the deep south and...

Charlottesville, Virginia--not the deep south and we do get freezing weather. I have no idea how they prevent freezing. All I know is that the water meter that gets read every month is in the front...
11-15-08, 02:16 PM
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Posted By bryansauer

I don't know what the pipe is made out of--it is...

I don't know what the pipe is made out of--it is the water supply to the house, built in 1980. Copper? I'm also not sure how deep it is, I have not done any digging, just diagnostic work.

The...
11-15-08, 10:28 AM
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Posted By bryansauer

Leak from water main to house--How much should it cost?

I have diagnosed a leak from the water meter to my house. I turned off the main water, then checked the meter--it was still going. 1.5 hours later with the main water still off I had used 30...
10-27-07, 04:34 PM
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Views: 1,471
Posted By bryansauer

Thanks again to all who have replied. To answer...

Thanks again to all who have replied. To answer a few of the questions posted:

I'm judging that it is the last in the circuit because it only has two "wire complexes" coming into the box--one...
10-24-07, 07:15 PM
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Posted By bryansauer

It is not fluorescent. I will check the tabs...

It is not fluorescent.

I will check the tabs on all the lights.

I have already taken a look at the previous light in the circuit and replaced the wire nuts. I did not look at the first light...
10-24-07, 06:22 PM
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Posted By bryansauer

Thanks for the thoughts again. Here is a little...

Thanks for the thoughts again. Here is a little update and explanation, and then hopefully I can get your thoughts of where to start.

The circuit has several outlets and three overhead lights on...
10-22-07, 06:40 PM
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Views: 1,471
Posted By bryansauer

I appreciate all of your comments. I have...

I appreciate all of your comments.

I have used the light for about a day and this morning it seemed to dim briefly, but then went back to normal right away. It has yet to dim the rest of the day....
10-21-07, 03:22 PM
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Posted By bryansauer

I have replaced all the wire nuts and made sure...

I have replaced all the wire nuts and made sure they are secure. I also replaced the wire nuts in the other light on the same circuit and made sure that all the connections were tight. Hopefully...
10-21-07, 11:33 AM
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Posted By bryansauer

The wire casings look normal and in good...

The wire casings look normal and in good condition. No overheating marks.

THe light fixture is one with insulation and the tin foil like stuff.

Keep in mind that I had an older fixture...
10-21-07, 08:23 AM
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Posted By bryansauer

OK, here is how it is wired, I believe correctly...

OK, here is how it is wired, I believe correctly and all the wire nuts are tight. I will try to be specific in all the wires. I have tested each with a meter.

TWO electric cables coming in, each...
10-20-07, 06:41 PM
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Posted By bryansauer

I will check the connections tomorrow. ...

I will check the connections tomorrow.

However, the light is normal when it is first turned on, then after some time it dims for 5 minutes, then goes back to normal. Not sure if that is...
10-20-07, 02:14 PM
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Posted By bryansauer

When you say a loose connection, do you mean that...

When you say a loose connection, do you mean that I should check all the wires in the light and the ones in the circuit that lead up to that?

If it is a loose connection, why would it dim for a...
10-20-07, 12:26 PM
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Views: 1,471
Posted By bryansauer

Light dims for several min, then normal

I have an overhead kitchen light that occasionally (several times per week) will dim for several minutes, then return to regular wattage.

After this was going on for a while, I replaced the...
06-17-06, 08:17 AM
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Views: 2,288
Posted By bryansauer

Thanks Larry. Just a clarification, I have...

Thanks Larry.

Just a clarification, I have removed a tub/shower surround (ie. it had the tub plus walls all in one unit), and am planning a tub with tile surround (ie. fiberglass tub, then...
06-16-06, 06:04 AM
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Views: 2,288
Posted By bryansauer

Tub Wall Tile Preparation

I have a question regarding prepping for laying wall tile around a tub.

I have successfully removed the previous fiberglass tub/surround, and now am left with just the studs and cement floor. I...
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Posted By bryansauer

Tub Faucet Removal

This is a very basic general question.

I'm ripping out a fiberglass tub/surround to replace w/ new white tub and tile. My question is how to remove the current facet without the water coming...
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Views: 5,098
Posted By bryansauer

"japaning" sounds good to me, potentially less...

"japaning" sounds good to me, potentially less time consuming than stripping, sanding, and staining. let me know more how to do it.

I am basically trying to match it to some black wood furniture...
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Posted By bryansauer

Painting Wood Black

I have a cherry wood colored TV stand/shelving unit that I would like to paint black. It is real wood with grain showing.

Is there a way/type of paint that I can use that I can apply that you...
09-05-05, 10:17 AM
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Posted By bryansauer

Breaker bus bar full

I am installing a new circuit to power a microwave, and have now run the wire and need to attach it to the circuit breaker. However, the bus bar is currently full, there is only one bar for both the...
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