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08-01-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By zmike

Branch hanging in neighbors yard- trimming responsibility

My tree has an overgrown limb that hangs over the neighbors property. Theres a renter living there and this guy is getting uptight about the limb. Told me he wants me to cut it.

I told him that...
07-26-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,684
Posted By zmike

probably a stupid question... what I want to do...

probably a stupid question... what I want to do is knock down that portion of fence and put my fence in its place. I would be asking for trouble, correct?

And another question, perhaps better for...
07-26-17, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,684
Posted By zmike

How to deal with fence encroachment?

Im thinking of putting fence between my property and a rented property next door.

This is going to sound petty. But the neighbors has a dilapidated fence and it appears to be placed directly on...
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By zmike

frozen bath exhaust.... damage?

I unknowingly was running my bath exaust with the outside flapper frozen shut. Didn't realize it until I noticed the fan sounded louder than usual.

Its since thawed and appears to be exhausting...
12-19-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By zmike

The new fixture, an exact replacement, had a...

The new fixture, an exact replacement, had a different "feel" when pulled... more pronounced or a strong click if that makes any sense .... perhaps I was pulling the old chain at an angle or the...
12-19-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By zmike

I should mention these were incandescent bulbs,...

I should mention these were incandescent bulbs, they are not the issue. So just a bad switch then? Seems unlikely which is why I felt inclined to post about it.
12-19-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By zmike

Cold effect on pull chain light?

I had a newish porcelain bulb box cover fixture in my attic. Its been below 30 degrees up there probably for a few days.

Pulling the chain, the bulb did not light. Swapped bulb same thing. After...
10-07-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By zmike

wire type - tr64 wrong application?

In a pinch I used 6 " pigtails of TR64 18AWG to extend the wire leads to my car horn. I spliced directly to the 22AWG car wiring with waterproof butsplices and soldered the connections to the horn. I...
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By zmike

sealed old chimney ... moisture trap?

I knocked down an unused brick chimney from roof. Removed it as far as the attic floor. I sealed it from the top. The cinderblock chimney goes through the center of the home (in the wall) for one...
09-21-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By zmike

alternative to leveling compound

In one area I pulled up some old tiles from basement cement floor. I scrapped, vacuumed and then used Henry 555 leveling compound. When dry I simply painted with floor paint.

Since its in an...
08-22-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By zmike

Is this grass going to grow? City damaged lawn.

Long story short, city easement which is part of my lawn in front of house was damaged. There were bare spots hard sand/mud soil. City came out yesterday and laid what looks like seed right on top of...
08-04-16, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By zmike

outlet neutrals pigtailed?

I have a couple of outlets that need replacing. They are on the same circuit (and the circuit is not a multiwire branch circuit).

However, the neutrals are pigtailed in each out let box (in and...
06-23-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By zmike

I'll post back if that happens. ;)

I'll post back if that happens. ;)
06-22-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By zmike

Sattelite dish mount hardware on siding

I mounted a dish network type satellite dish to the side of my house. I predrilled thru the replacement pvc siding and into the wood siding under it. I used 1/4"x 3" lag screws.

Seems pretty...
06-17-16, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By zmike

grounding question - hd antenna

I put up a small HD antenna (Clearstream 2v) on the side of the house. Its has a small mast and bracket similar to what you see on a dish network type dish.

The coax connects in the demarc box on...
06-16-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By zmike

flying telephone splice?

Does telephone wire splices need to be covered?

I had a damaged line and instead of replacing a significant portion of wire I spliced the line with scotchlocks. They are now tucked into a ceiling...
06-11-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By zmike

warm breakers load

I have a newish 100 amp panel. Everything is tight.

Today I had a 30 amp 240 dryer, 25 amp 240 AC , washing machine, dehumidifier, tv going....

I felt the breakers for the dryer and it was...
04-06-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By zmike

flower bed basement moisture concern?

I removed cedar mulch and landscape fabric from the flower beds right next to the cement foundation of my house with no immediate plan on replacing it.

Does water saturate bare ground more so...
03-29-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By zmike

Sorry if it seems I am pulling teeth here.. but L...

Sorry if it seems I am pulling teeth here.. but L - designates line (or is it load?) and T I am guessing might mean terminal or terminate?
03-29-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By zmike

Let me rephrase that last one although it seems...

Let me rephrase that last one although it seems like I am just thinking out loud here..

Does it matter which side (L1 or T1) that the load and line are connected too?
03-29-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By zmike

Still wondering if its perfered to wrap around...

Still wondering if its perfered to wrap around the screw on these contactors or if its better to use the crimped disconnect terminals?

also-- general question in regards to the yellow 30A...
03-29-16, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By zmike

Does it matter what orientation the contactor is...

Does it matter what orientation the contactor is mounted?

In other words, should the LINE side be on the pad that is on the spring and pulled in or should the LINE side be the pad that stationary?
03-28-16, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By zmike

If you mean what did I do with photos.... I cant...

If you mean what did I do with photos.... I cant get this website to work right... its very poor in loading and typing for some reason for me. I cant repost the photos without the page crashing ...
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03-28-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By zmike

wiring diagram...

wiring diagram...
03-28-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By zmike

i used the 30A disconnects on a new contactor for...

i used the 30A disconnects on a new contactor for the Line side connections....
got to thinking, should I have just wrapped the 10AWG stranded around the screw or is it actually preferable to use...
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