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04-20-12, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By KenB

Noise from central Heat and AC system

I have Ruud system about 18 months hold. It has started emitting a steady noise, which I will call a "whirring" electrical noise. It does it constantly, regardless of whether system is set on...
08-21-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By KenB

Shower faucet valve problem

I have a single handle Price Pfister shower faucet, about ten years hold. It has started malfunctioning: After handle is positioned so that water seems to be at desired temperature, the water then...
05-09-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,049
Posted By KenB

Lights dimming throughout house

Thanks for quick replies. To answer the questions raised:

Problem seems constant, not getting worse and is not severe, so I suppose it could be "normal operation" although it was not noticeable...
05-09-11, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,049
Posted By KenB

Lights dimming throughout house

When garbage disposal is turned on, the lights in other parts of the house, on different circuits than garbage disposal, dim momentarily and "flicker" as long as garbage disposal is left on. I am...
03-09-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 14,889
Posted By KenB

How to replace sunroom wall panel

I have a metal framed sunroom with panels (roughly 2 feet x 4 feet) below the windows. The panels appear to be a "masonite-like" material 1/4 inch in thickness, textured and painted on the exposed...
09-14-10, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,049
Posted By KenB

Use of CSST - installation of gas line for range

Hello. My questions are after the fact, since I have already hired a plumber who completed my project last week, but I have a few concerns after doing some reading and thought I would ask a few...
09-07-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,562
Posted By KenB

Thanks again, everyone. As one of the replies...

Thanks again, everyone. As one of the replies mentioned, the existing #6 conductors travel through the slab in conduit. I agree that a good solution would be to pull these and insert #12 for a 20...
09-04-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,562
Posted By KenB

Thanks everyone for helpful replies. Let me...

Thanks everyone for helpful replies. Let me provide a little more info about the existing 50 amp circuit. It has four conductors: red, black, white, and bare ground. If I connect to 15 or 20 amp...
09-03-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,562
Posted By KenB

Replacing Electric stove with gas

Hello. I am replacing existing electric range with new gas range. Wondering how to handle the need for a 15 amp cricuit running to stove location to handle the electric circuitry in the new gas...
07-10-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,310
Posted By KenB

Draining for laundry tub and washing machine

My laundry area has a single drain hole coming out of the wall. Currently, laundry tub drains to this hole (through a P-trap) and washing machine drains into the laundry tub. I'm installing a new...
05-09-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,939
Posted By KenB

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I think I...

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I think I was visualizing a certain approach, but now see that there are other ways to do this!
05-08-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,939
Posted By KenB

Receptacle with built-in timer

Have been looking for an item on-line and can't find it:

I am installing a 20 amp circuit to power a 1500 watt patio heater. A concern I have is that family members will forget to turn the heater...
04-09-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By KenB

sprinkler system question

Installing a residential sprinkler system. Wondering if Schedule 40 PVC pipe can be used when putting the valve manifold assembly together, or should I use galvanized steel pipe for this, using the...
02-25-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,914
Posted By KenB

cutting holes in drywall

Hello,
I'm going to be cutting a bunch of holes in drywall ceiling for recessed lighting and would like to know the best tool/technique for cutting holes. I've used a keyhole saw before but if not...
Replies: 3
Views: 13,955
Posted By KenB

Variable speed control for bathroom exhaust fan

I just installed a new Nutone exhaust fan. It is fairly noisy and with rating of 110 cfm is probably more powerful than needed for the small bathroom. I would like to know if I can safely install a...
04-15-08, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,441
Posted By KenB

Thanks for the replies. My first thought, as...

Thanks for the replies. My first thought, as Chandler suggests, was to change out the cold water supply under the sink,...... but I was shocked to find that there are no water supply shut-off valves...
04-15-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,456
Posted By KenB

Location of bathroom receptacle

I have a 48" bathroom vanity with a single sink in the middle.
The only electrical receptacle is on the wall above and to the right of the sink, next to a small mirror. I want to install a full...
04-14-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,441
Posted By KenB

Connecting copper tubing for ice maker

I need to tap into existing cold water line (copper) to run copper tubing to refrigerator ice maker. I will need to open a hole in the wall (i.e., remove sheetrock) to get to the copper pipe and I...
03-17-08, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,730
Posted By KenB

Installing undermount sink with Silestone vanity top

I'm looking for some tips on the best way to install a Kohler undermount sink with a Silestone bathroom vanity top. Here is a link describing the sink:
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02-25-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,784
Posted By KenB

Vanity top - dimensions needed for double sink

Would appreciate opinions: What is vanity top minimum length needed in order to have room for two sinks? I'm purchasing a new vanity and have about 54 inches of wall space to work with. Would a...
02-22-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,806
Posted By KenB

Bathroom remodel - order of operations

My question concerns tiling the floor and installing new vanity. Should the floor be tiled first, and then set the new vanity down on top of the tile? Or should the vanity be installed first, then...
02-13-08, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,135
Posted By KenB

Thanks to everyone for the replies. As usual,...

Thanks to everyone for the replies. As usual, they provide a real education! To answer questions raised and ask a few new ones:

The house has a brand new circuit break panel, so installing a GFCI...
02-12-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,076
Posted By KenB

I have a related question on my daughter's "new"...

I have a related question on my daughter's "new" 60-year old house on which I have made several posts already:

In this house the garbage disposal switch is not on the wall; instead, it is on the...
02-12-08, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,135
Posted By KenB

GFCI questions

I just finished installing GFCI outlets in the kitchen of a 60-year old house with "two-wire" electical system; that is, no ground. The GFCI outlets "tested" successfully and all seems to be well...
Replies: 3
Views: 14,664
Posted By KenB

Toto toilet noise issue

I have a Toto toilet (model # appears to be C853), about 3-4 years old, that is making surprisingly loud noises while the tank is filling after a flush. This problem has developed over several...
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