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03-21-17, 01:43 PM
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Posted By chfite

The main breaker in the main panel is a two pole...

The main breaker in the main panel is a two pole breaker. The garage is fed by two single pole 20A breakers from the main panel, which will get replaced by 30A or a double pole 30A. The garage has 2...
03-21-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By chfite

Load center question detached garage

As of right now I have a 6 space load center in the garage, older style screw in type fuses. This load center is supplied by two single 20A breakers from the main panel inside the house, wiring looks...
04-16-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,283
Posted By chfite

That appears similar to the walls and ceilings in...

That appears similar to the walls and ceilings in my 1939 house. As I understand the precursor to sheetrock was "gyprock". In my house it was used to install plaster instead of the traditional wood...
04-08-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By chfite

If this is an established plant, you could trim...

If this is an established plant, you could trim it back 50%. Early spring in usually the time prune plants such as this.

Chris
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By chfite

You have your Comcast router, a netgear switch,...

You have your Comcast router, a netgear switch, the netgear router in question, then your computer?

In the meantime, swap cables to make sure none is bad.

Chris
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By chfite

Exactly, the added card may not be supported in...

Exactly, the added card may not be supported in Safe Mode. Safe Mode is when Windows loads a minimal set of drivers; and may not be able to operate the added card. You may need to remove the card...
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Views: 1,258
Posted By chfite

Adding the air gap may have solved the first...

Adding the air gap may have solved the first problem.

The second one seems to be its own problem.

Chris
Replies: 4
Views: 1,370
Posted By chfite

Since you are planning to refinish the floor...

Since you are planning to refinish the floor anyway, you might try some spot applications of some common chemicals to see if one will remove the residue. Rubbing alcohol, mineral spirits, lacquer...
04-08-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By chfite

How much sun does the part of the yard in...

How much sun does the part of the yard in question receive? Grass requires many hours of sun to thrive.

Chris
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Views: 649
Posted By chfite

You could fasten the washer in place by drilling...

You could fasten the washer in place by drilling a hole through the vent and fitting a screw and nut to hold the washer in place.

Chris
Replies: 2
Views: 1,636
Posted By chfite

Discharging the warm, humid air into the crawl...

Discharging the warm, humid air into the crawl space traps the moisture there and could give rise to problems with mold and mildew.

Chris
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Views: 822
Posted By chfite

What kind of tile? Ceramic, vinyl,...? Chris

What kind of tile? Ceramic, vinyl,...?

Chris
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Views: 982
Posted By chfite

The simplest method would be to replace your...

The simplest method would be to replace your existing video card, if separate, with a dual output card. Otherwise, just adding a dual output card would replace the built-in video and achieve your...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By chfite

For ease of use and reliability of dimensions, I...

For ease of use and reliability of dimensions, I would use 1/4" luan plywood rather than OSB. I like to use 1-1/4" drywall screws to attach the luan. As I recall, every 6 inches around the edges...
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Views: 5,610
Posted By chfite

After being a doubting Thomas for many years...

After being a doubting Thomas for many years about the Drill Doctor, I decided to give it a shot. After all, drill bits at a few dollars each starts to build up over time.

I kept dull bits...
Replies: 4
Views: 5,707
Posted By chfite

I have never painted a car. I have painted...

I have never painted a car.

I have painted and stained lots of furniture over the years. Staining and finishing is different from painting furniture. The objective is different. Stains play on...
02-09-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By chfite

Insulators on power poles are ceramic. Chris

Insulators on power poles are ceramic.

Chris
01-25-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By chfite

The LINE is the power coming to the GFI, the LOAD...

The LINE is the power coming to the GFI, the LOAD is anything downstream from there, such as the other outlets. That may be the problem if it is reversed.

Chris
01-22-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,782
Posted By chfite

I found that a quick Google search for the...

I found that a quick Google search for the manufacturer of my frost free hydrant revealed a maintenance sheet for adjusting the hydrants to manage leaks.

Chris
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By chfite

It seems to me that the first item on the list...

It seems to me that the first item on the list would be to find a bracket capable of supporting that much weight over such a span.

If you are able to mount the bracket to the 2x4 wall studs, then...
12-28-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By chfite

Everyone likes to save money. The thinned...

Everyone likes to save money. The thinned product as a sealer seems expensive, but is what the manufacturer recommends.

Look at it this way, if the use of something else to seal the surface...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By chfite

Buy the gallon. By the time you buy two quarts,...

Buy the gallon. By the time you buy two quarts, you will have spent close to the cost of a gallon.

Chris
12-26-12, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By chfite

I would be interested in looking at why the...

I would be interested in looking at why the jackposts are there. That is, are they support for sagging due to age of construction? Is there deterioration of the structure or any piers that support...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,045
Posted By chfite

I would consider pulling off the drain line to...

I would consider pulling off the drain line to the wall and confirming that there is no blockage in the new installation.

Chris
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Views: 3,822
Posted By chfite

The baffles will help keep air from being trapped...

The baffles will help keep air from being trapped across a temperature gradient, which could cause condensation. It may take a long time, but any condensation will produce problems with rot and...
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