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Appreciate all the responses! Yes, apparently...

Appreciate all the responses! Yes, apparently the washer was the cause of all the noise and vibration. And I had been blaming the stainless sink, which I believed was too thin for the heavy and...
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garbage disposal: a problem or not?

Hello, have had this powerful Waste King disposal for several years without using it very much. In part, because it has always been very very loud and vibrated somewhat when used. Because of the...
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Thank you all for the replies! Just wanted to...

Thank you all for the replies! Just wanted to point out that this manhole cover used to be very quiet a year ago meaning it doesn't have to be like this, and that all the measurements in the photos...
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noisy manhole cover

Hello, we have had this manhole cover issue for a while; the city maintenance crew could only reapply the sealing strip and then say that nothing else could be done because, according to them, there...
02-19-19, 05:55 PM
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Posted By harum

Yes, loose neutral.

Thank you Ray2047 and Gunguy45! Right on! The electric company technician said the neutral was loose, got it back on in ten minutes. He also said it was somebody else's sloppy job, whoever worked on...
02-18-19, 11:01 PM
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light started to dim after power outage

Hello, after a power outage last week in the neighborhood we started seeing light dimming when appliances are switched on, despite different circuits. Also, the power tools in my garage shop have...
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Thanks for the replies! Appreciate the links,...

Thanks for the replies! Appreciate the links, PJmax! Yes, the faucet/handles I am trying to fix seem to be identical to the Moen faucet/handles from the last two videos. I will apply WD-40 for a...
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Help removing bathroom faucet handle

I want to take this leaking bathroom faucet (bottom photo) handle off to replace the cartridge and the gasket. However, the handle on top and the bell-shaped hub below stuck to each other, probably...
11-12-18, 07:36 PM
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Posted By harum

Yes, the metal conduit goes all the way down to...

Yes, the metal conduit goes all the way down to the main panel, so I should be able to tie the ground wire to it.

I have relayed all the information about the outdated Stab-Lok panels and...
11-12-18, 10:13 AM
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Lambition, my FIL is quite impressed! He now...

Lambition, my FIL is quite impressed! He now suspects that you are the one who installed it this way :) -- how else would one know that that wire is fake.

He's still reluctant to change the...
11-12-18, 10:05 AM
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Posted By harum

Thank, Zorfdt! Below is the photo. As far as I...

Thank, Zorfdt! Below is the photo. As far as I can tell you are right!
11-10-18, 09:00 PM
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Posted By harum

Appreciate your commets, Lambition! I'm afraid...

Appreciate your commets, Lambition! I'm afraid you might be right about the fake ground wire. Will try to pull it.
11-10-18, 06:14 PM
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Thank you, Lambition! Yes, you are right, I got...

Thank you, Lambition! Yes, you are right, I got it backwards. The "yellow" cable in the conduit comes from the main panel; the "purple" continues on to another panel.

The bare ground wire...
11-10-18, 03:38 PM
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Posted By harum

okay to branch off the ground wire?

My in-laws want to replace old electric range (240V, 40A) with one cooktop and one wall oven (240V, 30A, each). The old range was powered by a circuit from a 40A breaker in the sub-panel sitting on a...
11-09-18, 11:52 AM
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Posted By harum

Thanks, ibpooks! You are right! I've got it...

Thanks, ibpooks! You are right! I've got it wrong: the cooktop cord has three wires -- red, black, and green and no plug; it should be ready as is for a three-prong outlet. The wall oven,...
11-09-18, 10:57 AM
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Posted By harum

Thank you, PJmax and AllanJ! Appreciate the...

Thank you, PJmax and AllanJ! Appreciate the feedback. Yes, I haven't thought about circuit protection rating for an appliance.

The old electric range has a dedicated sub-panel with two 240V...
11-09-18, 10:24 AM
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Thank you, Pjmax! Probably, "derating" is not...

Thank you, Pjmax! Probably, "derating" is not the right term to use here, "demand factor" is? Not clear though why 80% for two appliances. For two, it is 65% according to this table below. It is...
11-09-18, 08:09 AM
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Posted By harum

Thank you, Ray! Yes, will see if the manufacturer...

Thank you, Ray! Yes, will see if the manufacturer allows any rewiring.
11-09-18, 08:06 AM
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Posted By harum

how does derating work?

Hello, my in-laws got a cooktop (240V, 30A) and a wall oven (240V, 30A) to replace their old electric range (240V, 40A). The only 240V line to the kitchen is on a 40A breaker.

Obviously, the line...
11-08-18, 09:15 PM
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Posted By harum

4-prong plug into 3-prong outlet

This new cooktop (240V, 30A) came with a 4-prong NEMA 14-50 plug; the kitchen outlet is only a 3-prong 10-50.

Was wondering if it is always possible to replace the cord that came with the cooktop...
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Posted By harum

Thanks for all the info! Donato_, It's 60-65F...

Thanks for all the info! Donato_, It's 60-65F during the day and around 50F at nights for the next week or two. Yes, topping mix is something I was thinking about, should be a straightforward...
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Posted By harum

Well, apparently not. The stupid owner (me)...

Well, apparently not. The stupid owner (me) still wants to have it resurfaced.


Found on TOH:


They say that some polymer fortified concrete mixes might be right for the job.
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Posted By harum

Appreciate the responses! I hope there is a way...

Appreciate the responses! I hope there is a way to make the old concrete steps look better. Would all those self-leveling concretes and concrete epoxy coatings not work for some reason on exterior...
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Posted By harum

paint for concrete front steps

I want to retouch the exterior concrete front entrance steps, which are structurally sound but look a bit worn out (as in the image), by leveling the surface, priming and painting. What would be a...
08-27-17, 10:06 PM
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Posted By harum

Makes sense now. Thanks! Yes, I'd prefer to...

Makes sense now. Thanks! Yes, I'd prefer to remove the boards for extra depth.
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