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11-03-18, 05:38 PM
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Is this knob and tube wiring?

I found this old wiring in a ceiling box. What should I do about it?

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10-21-18, 02:35 PM
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Views: 250
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Does winterizing rust galvanized pipes?

Last year I winterized very old galvanized pipes and in the spring the water ran rust colored when I opened the taps. Should I fill the pipes with anti freeze to reduce air contact? Or am I just...
10-21-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By geo8rge

First question is do you know how to shut the gas...

First question is do you know how to shut the gas off? Is there a valve nearby? Second look at the pipe, is there some way to get a T in it. You might post some pictures. But again first step is...
08-26-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By geo8rge

Thanks for the responses.

Thanks for the responses.
08-26-18, 09:34 AM
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Views: 519
Posted By geo8rge

"The plant I was referring to is actually called...

"The plant I was referring to is actually called butterfly weed. It's a native plant." OK thanks. Butterfly weed is Asclepias tuberosa which is a kind of milkweed, only with orange flowers that...
08-24-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By geo8rge

I was under the impression the butterflies eat...

I was under the impression the butterflies eat milkweed and lay eggs in milkweed.

Why You Should Never Plant a Butterfly Bush Again
They're gorgeous, but they actually do more harm than good.
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08-24-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By geo8rge

Should I plant Milkweed?

I am thinking of planting milkweed to encourage butterflies although the plants look interesting to me. Am I being an idiot? Will I regret it? Will my neighbors hate me forever because they spread...
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Views: 308
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Would a 1/6 hp utility pump work as a sump pump?

I have large basement with 2 one third HP sump pumps in different locations but on the same circuit. During the summer I want to put a dehumidifier in the basement, on the same circuit. The circuit...
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Views: 586
Posted By geo8rge

Remove a very old HL Mustee 30" Shower Stall.

Is there a way, only working from above, to remove and hopefully be able to replace the shower stall? I need to repair a crack in the plastic wall. Otherwise I can buy a new one, but will still...
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Views: 477
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Search the net for ceiling fan parts and how tos....

Search the net for ceiling fan parts and how tos. I have bought capacitors off ebay and they worked. You need to know the number of wires, I suspect yours is 5. On the old capacitor it probably...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By geo8rge

ebay seller lightingguru123 seems to have had...

ebay seller lightingguru123 seems to have had one at one time. Maybe they can help.

*ЕЙН RB FLC13 13Watt БАЛЛАСТ G24q 1 ОСНОВАНИЕ | eBay...
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Views: 1,316
Posted By geo8rge

When I search on rb-flc13 ballast I see them for...

When I search on rb-flc13 ballast I see them for sale. You just need that part?
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Views: 546
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You might be able to email or contact their tech...

You might be able to email or contact their tech support. I think it is hunter.
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Views: 674
Posted By geo8rge

How can I tell if my attic fan can use a 1/5 hp fan motor?

Years ago my attic fan stopped working, so I went to home depot and bought a fan motor they had on the shelf. The fan motor I bought was 1/10 hp. I do not know what the original motor hp was.
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Views: 596
Posted By geo8rge

The house has gutters and downspouts.

The house has gutters and downspouts.
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Posted By geo8rge

Thank you for your response pulpo. My ...

Thank you for your response pulpo.

My concern is I will have to dig a 6 ft trench around the house and repoint all the stones from the outside. That is the big question. French drains I will...
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All the concrete around the house will be...

All the concrete around the house will be repoured anyway due to age and deterioration. Probably french drains will be installed. There are decent down spouts and gutters

I will take pics when...
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Views: 596
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Basement stone foundation issues

House from early 1900s with a stone foundation with a concrete floor.

I believe the concrete driveway and walkway around the house was done probably 40 years ago was not pitched correctly or the...
07-28-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By geo8rge

Lawrosa, your diagram shows 1 vent pipe, but my...

Lawrosa, your diagram shows 1 vent pipe, but my basement seems to have 2. Any thoughts on why that is?
07-28-15, 09:18 AM
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Views: 789
Posted By geo8rge

Picture of floor with the 2 trap covers showing. ...

Picture of floor with the 2 trap covers showing. They seem badly rusted, can they actually be opened?

https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/k35PfA
07-27-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By geo8rge

This is the plumbing in the basement leaving the...

This is the plumbing in the basement leaving the house going to the main sewer just below what might be a vent.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/19WR5p

The vent was not buried. The vent...
07-24-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By geo8rge

No there is not a toilet directly above it. The...

No there is not a toilet directly above it. The main and only sewer stack is 50 ft away. The vent is where the sewer line exits the house and goes to the city sewer line.

Should I pour water...
07-24-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By geo8rge

Is this a vent, what should I do about it?

After removing a pile of rubish under the porch I found a half buried pipe I believe is a vent due to it being near similar pipes that are in the basement. There was some packing in the pipe which I...
09-26-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By geo8rge

Is it necessary to replace ungrounded 2 conductor wire?

I have a top floor ceiling with lighting boxes that use ungrounded 2 conductor wire. Most of the ceiling boxes were upgraded to fan boxes and have fans with light kits operated by pull cords and...
09-21-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By geo8rge

Preparing attic wiring for foam insulation.

I am considering insulation foam for an attic.

Pictures of the attic crawl space wiring.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/14519414591/...
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