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12-17-18, 10:56 AM
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Posted By foolios

Pictures of the Sill

I took some pictures of the Sill. The sill is wet in most places. Along the wall where the crawl space vents are, those sill areas and the corners are completely wet. There are some sections on the...
12-15-18, 05:02 PM
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Views: 631
Posted By foolios

The copper internally could have been misshapen...

The copper internally could have been misshapen somewhat but just because the copper is a little flat and not perfectly round, it'll be fine. There's a layer of insulation on the wire inside the...
12-11-18, 03:25 PM
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Views: 935
Posted By foolios

Crawlspace - sill plate is wet.

The sill plates are wet in December. This is for the Chicagoland area near the Lake.
I noticed that the Sill had sections that were wet during the summer and thought it might be some water leaking...
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Views: 776
Posted By foolios

Love the soda can idea. It won't be visible, so...

Love the soda can idea. It won't be visible, so doesn't really matter to me what someone might call it.
Maybe it'll matter to some aliens out in space; would be funny if they revealed themselves...
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Views: 776
Posted By foolios

The hole is prolly just a little bigger than a...

The hole is prolly just a little bigger than a half-dollar.
I will try lifting it a little with a butter knife to see how brittle it is. Maybe I can see if the hole is just in that top shingle....
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Views: 776
Posted By foolios

Q: How do I repair one shingle on roof.

I have found this one shingle on the roof that has a hole in it. I don't know how it got there, I'm guessing that maybe a firework got on it; possibly.

I would imagine that that one shingle is...
10-18-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By foolios

Excellent idea. I'll unravel it and check for...

Excellent idea. I'll unravel it and check for damage. Then heatshrink it.
I'll heatshrink the white too.

I'll wire nut the ground.

I thought the white looked like it had heat damage too but...
10-18-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By foolios

saweet! Thank goodness! Saves me a lot of...

saweet! Thank goodness!
Saves me a lot of worry. And no need to touch anything there.

Thanks for the confirmation.
10-18-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By foolios

A wire circuit to it's breaker needs repaired

I've been investigating my breakers and found one set of cabling is just downright messed up. This circuit goes to the bathroom. I wouldn't think the original owner would have added this circuit but...
10-18-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By foolios

I did just that. I had bought a couple for...

I did just that. I had bought a couple for replacements and used the extra to fill those vacants. Thanks!
10-18-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By foolios

Fortunately that's not the case. The outlets...

Fortunately that's not the case. The outlets above the counter have the coffee pot and the toaster on them.

My biggest concern is that #12 wire supporting 20 amps.
10-18-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,910
Posted By foolios

The meter is sealed to prevent anyone but the...

The meter is sealed to prevent anyone but the utility from handling that side of the power to your home. You have to get permission from them just to look into your own meter box. It's their way of...
10-18-14, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By foolios

I checked the gauge of the wire into it and it's...

I checked the gauge of the wire into it and it's a #12.
My 20amp breaker has a #10 in it, as I checked it also.

The breaker in question(20amp w/#12 wire) has a microwave oven on it and a...
10-18-14, 08:26 AM
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Views: 749
Posted By foolios

Ok, that might be why I noticed it then. The...

Ok, that might be why I noticed it then. The panel has a few slots snipped out, prolly why its not snug.
Thanks for explaining that.
10-17-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By foolios

Main breaker panel breakers movement when pressed.

How snug should breakers be?
I was surprised when I pressed on the outside edge of a breaker that it moved a little.
I thought maybe it's not inserted all the way. Took the cover off and checked...
10-17-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,210
Posted By foolios

Do you have two available spots on your panel to...

Do you have two available spots on your panel to have an electrician add a 20 amp circuit to each room?
I like having the extra warmth control in a room as well. There are plenty of safe devices to...
10-17-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,580
Posted By foolios

The funny thing about those 200 amp meters is...

The funny thing about those 200 amp meters is that the manufacturers of some of those meters use the same meter for their 320/400 amp sizes. They produce the same meter on the line, then just take a...
10-17-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,910
Posted By foolios

A picture would certainly help. You can call...

A picture would certainly help.
You can call your utility to kill the service at the pole so that you/electrician can work safely on replacing the box or repairing the parts.
Most likely you'll at...
10-17-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By foolios

I'm confident my next wall project will turn out...

I'm confident my next wall project will turn out much better.
What's even better is that I will actually consider trying again whereas before your help I most likely wouldn't have.

Thanks all....
10-15-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By foolios

Those are some awesome tips. I will write those...

Those are some awesome tips. I will write those down and try to apply them to a small project.
One more question about placement of the drywall.
Do you need to place some wood behind them at each...
10-10-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By foolios

When putting up drywall, how do you make the edges of sheets stay smooth?

I've seen videos adding support where seems are and some that don't.
When I put up my sheets I put wood behind the seams so that I can screw them in.
I use tape and sand down.
Everything looks...
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Views: 1,135
Posted By foolios

Thank you for your time in replying. I appreciate...

Thank you for your time in replying. I appreciate the help. I am off to get what I want. Thanks!
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By foolios

Can I install a toilet with a 3" output onto a flange that has a hole of 2 1/2"?

I am replacing a toilet. I was told at the store that it didn't matter what the output size of the toilet and the flange size were. I am concerned because there are signs that there was some leakage...
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Views: 941
Posted By foolios

Can you drill the hole a little bigger in the...

Can you drill the hole a little bigger in the trap? Is that what's too small for the screw to fit?

Or possibly, you could take a thread and feed it through a set of holes, then just tighten and...
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Views: 3,201
Posted By foolios

Maybe you could get the nut to slide down after...

Maybe you could get the nut to slide down after loosening it. Then get a rubber washer, cut one side of it so that you can slide it around that pipe, then try to tighten the nut back up. See if there...
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