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12-12-18, 12:43 PM
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I have wrapped the offending flex duct (only one...

I have wrapped the offending flex duct (only one vent is dripping) with R19 batts for about 6 feet today. I'll wait and see if it stopped. It's not dripped for the past 10 years, so I'm thinking...
12-11-18, 01:11 PM
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Posted By tony17112acst

Xsleeper, thanks for your reply; I did look at it...

Xsleeper, thanks for your reply; I did look at it today and went into the attic.

When I removed the grille, there was indeed moisture inside the insulated flex duct where it turned from vertical...
12-10-18, 01:58 PM
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Posted By tony17112acst

Need Ideas Why Water Dripping from Ceiling Vent in Winter

I have a square ceiling vent in a bedroom that drips water maybe once per 5 minutes and:

1.) It's the middle of winter and the high is 35 degrees F.
2.) It's an A/C only system, not a heat pump;...
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Posted By tony17112acst

When using your water-proof paint, be sure it's...

When using your water-proof paint, be sure it's the kind equivalent to Drylock. It does work, but be sure to read the directions and only paint the inside walls, not the outside. The exterior of the...
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Conctractor Didn't Screed Under 2x10's when Forming Steps

Hi Everyone,

I had a company pour new concrete steps at my apartment building but they forgot to screed under the 2-by's that formed the risers. Their solution was to even it off with some other...
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Posted By tony17112acst

I can probably get the packing screw and packing...

I can probably get the packing screw and packing out, but my biggest concern is the size "00" O-ring at the tip that badly needs changed. Plus I really want to change the brass stem itself out too. I...
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OK, I think there is a lot of confusion here but...

OK, I think there is a lot of confusion here but thank you for helping. I have repaired 40-50 tub stems/cartridges, so I am very familiar with everything.

The stem is completely loose from me...
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Posted By tony17112acst

Cannot Remove Sayco Diverter Valve

I have a diverter valve that will NOT come out. It's a Sayco 3-knob setup and after unscrewing it, it will not slide out!

The threads are no longer holding it in (I can tell); I have a vice grip...
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Posted By tony17112acst

Thanks again for the great advice! ...

Thanks again for the great advice!

Regretfully, I cannot dig behind the pier that has the wire from the house switch because it crosses under the driveway and I have no way of running 12V DC...
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Posted By tony17112acst

I want to add that I see conduit/pipe only at the...

I want to add that I see conduit/pipe only at the top of the pier ...I have no idea if it is anywhere else.
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Posted By tony17112acst

There are just two piers; each on either side of...

There are just two piers; each on either side of the driveway.
There are just two 14/2 wires:
Wire #1 = 100+ feet and runs under ground from the light switch in the house to one of the piers (the...
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Posted By tony17112acst

Thanks a lot for the replies!! Well, there's...

Thanks a lot for the replies!!

Well, there's one other complication. The pier that has the 14/2 wire from the light switch is on the other side of the driveway and I'll have no way of getting new...
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Posted By tony17112acst

Help Getting Wires Inside Brick Pier

Is there an easy AND inexpensive way to get new wires into this pier (see photos)?

* The existing wire has a fault in it and I need to run a new one;
* I will be using low voltage 12V DC...
12-10-17, 03:19 PM
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Posted By tony17112acst

Thanks Pjmax; you're awesome!

Thanks Pjmax; you're awesome!
12-10-17, 12:31 PM
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Posted By tony17112acst

Convert Light Fixture from 110V AC to 12V DC Question

Because of a bad underground AC wire, I want to run 12 volt landscaping wire to two outdoor 110 volt AC post lamps. I will isolate the original 14/2 wire (of course) but re-use the existing 12/2 wire...
12-05-17, 05:29 PM
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Posted By tony17112acst

http://www.ad26.com/Pier.jpg Gunguy - I'm in...

http://www.ad26.com/Pier.jpg

Gunguy - I'm in the woods; no-can-do on the solar. Also I have a timer running from dusk to dawn for these lights which are already LED's by the way, so they run all...
12-05-17, 01:52 PM
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Posted By tony17112acst

Although the results are truly a disappointment,...

Although the results are truly a disappointment, I want to thank everyone who contributed to helping me figure out and to pinpoint the problem. Thanks again!

-Tony
12-03-17, 11:57 AM
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Posted By tony17112acst

New Test Results

After trying a few more tests:

(1) The breaker trips even when both pier fixtures are disconnected (sometimes immediately and sometimes an hour later);

(2) I measures ohms with my very basic...
12-01-17, 05:41 PM
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Posted By tony17112acst

pugsl: I"ll do that tomorrow morning and report...

pugsl: I"ll do that tomorrow morning and report back (hoping its the fixture and not underground wire).

telcomguy: No, this is a standard breaker. I have decent knowledge as I have done a few...
12-01-17, 02:13 PM
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Posted By tony17112acst

New test result:

OK, the breaker just tripped with no light bulbs in any lights - with the light switch on.

What's my next move?

What if I disconnect the two light fixtures and turned on the switch? If it...
12-01-17, 01:20 PM
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Posted By tony17112acst

telcomguy: I'm not sure what fault it is yet,...

telcomguy: I'm not sure what fault it is yet, unless I'm not understanding your post.

It's a 15 amp breaker and all my tests where it trips has every item on the branch turned off - so the only...
12-01-17, 12:10 PM
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Posted By tony17112acst

Also FYI: I did try just one bulb in each one of...

Also FYI: I did try just one bulb in each one of the two piers alone, so it tripped with either one ...I think that means BOTH light fixtures in the piers would have to be defective ...which is...
12-01-17, 12:03 PM
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Posted By tony17112acst

OK, that's a new test I can try right away...

OK, that's a new test I can try right away ...remove all bulbs and turn on the switch. I'll report back in an hour or so to give an update on that test.

FYI, there are 3 bulb sockets for each of...
12-01-17, 10:32 AM
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Posted By tony17112acst

The wiring is indeed underground, and it's about...

The wiring is indeed underground, and it's about 80 ft! How would I verify that there is an underground fault? With an Ohmmeter?

I just thought of another test. What if I hooked up a different...
12-01-17, 09:08 AM
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Posted By tony17112acst

What Else Can I Check with A Tripping Breaker?

I have two pier outdoor lights that when turned on, the breaker trips. I know electrical fairly well, but lack experience, so I need some suggestions on what it could be.

* The breaker trips only...
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