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08-05-09, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Dim Bulb

Trying to locate info on a hot tub

I am looking to purchase a friends hot tub and I can not find anythign on it.

Brand - Streamline Spa
Model - Thoroughbred
Model number - 1900

I can not locate an owners manual or even a phone...
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Views: 1,227
Posted By Dim Bulb

First course of a retaining wall

I am going to be building a retaining wall in the next few days. I am begining my trench for the first course to be buried. my block is 16wx12dx6h blocks that are hollow. I would like to bury a...
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Posted By Dim Bulb

Glue, Nail or both?

We are preparing to install 3/4" Brazilian Teak floors. We are planning on stapling the boards down. We are going with a 5" wide plank. We have recently been told by a a friend that anything over...
02-11-08, 11:10 AM
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Views: 6,766
Posted By Dim Bulb

Is R19 good enough?

I am taking down the plaster off the walls of my 1905 home. There is no insulation on the exterior walls. I am adding insulation. I have the choice of R19 adn R38. I am unsure if the R38 will fit...
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Views: 11,178
Posted By Dim Bulb

Just make a stand to hang the dome from. then it...

Just make a stand to hang the dome from. then it will not fall through again. Also, I am not sure what reptile this is for but you might want a chepa temp probe and a dimmer on the lamp so you can...
07-23-07, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By Dim Bulb

Identifying load bearing walls

I have, on my first floor a living room, parlor room, foyer/hallway and a small office area that is seperated by 2 walls in a T fashion. There is a long wall that seperates the hall and office from...
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Views: 3,067
Posted By Dim Bulb

if you bought my house, you would not think duct...

if you bought my house, you would not think duct cleaning is over rated.

I removed the old oil furnace only to find that the chimney was packed from top to bottom with soot. Took 3 full shop vacs...
02-19-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 27,382
Posted By Dim Bulb

yes there is a primary and secondary heat...

yes there is a primary and secondary heat exchanger and yes it is 90% efficent and it is a 2 stage.

The model number is RGRK12ERAJS and the spec sheet can be found here...
02-19-07, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 27,382
Posted By Dim Bulb

oh and about the two heat exchanger. I only...

oh and about the two heat exchanger.

I only have 2 outlets from the top front of the furnace. Both are 2 inch and plastic PVC and exit the home. One I though was the intake and the other one was...
02-19-07, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 27,382
Posted By Dim Bulb

I have a Rheem upflow furnace and it has an...

I have a Rheem upflow furnace and it has an A.F.L.U.E of 94.2%

I have to figure something out then for the water. I have no floor drain in the basement. I have no main drain visible at all in...
02-19-07, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 27,382
Posted By Dim Bulb

My gas furnace is making water

Sounds crazy and I can not figure it out.

I have a new gas line installed and a new gas furnace in place 6 months ago. I also have central air installed. There is no floor drain or any drain...
02-13-07, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 161,578
Posted By Dim Bulb

I will definately agree with Furd that installing...

I will definately agree with Furd that installing gas pipe is probably not a good choice for teh DIYer as their FIRST project involving pipe and fitting them altogether. Like anyting else, there is...
02-12-07, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 161,578
Posted By Dim Bulb

I agree that this is not rocket science. ...

I agree that this is not rocket science. Personally for a DIY board, most folks within an Industry always reccomend hiring a professional. But I am not really here to argue, just ask questions and...
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Views: 3,392
Posted By Dim Bulb

most friends I knew here paid around 3K installed...

most friends I knew here paid around 3K installed for the liner. I have had 4 friends get one. I also need one and have not hooked up my water heater yet cause I have no liner in place. I have...
01-18-07, 10:58 AM
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Views: 709
Posted By Dim Bulb

Plumbing for new hot water heater

===I did not post this in the water heater section because this thread is not in regards to the water heater but rather to the plumbing in the home that needs to be done due to a reloacation of water...
11-09-06, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By Dim Bulb

not saying this is what is causing your problem...

not saying this is what is causing your problem but I had this once with a bathroom sink. Turned out the toilet was somehow being vented through the sink It was a while ago and I dont remember the...
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Views: 7,155
Posted By Dim Bulb

no but I am aware of Inspectors who have allowed...

no but I am aware of Inspectors who have allowed undercabinet lights to be plugged into a regular receptacle and then dimmed. as well as cove lighting and some instances of outdoor lighting. This...
11-07-06, 11:45 AM
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Views: 20,127
Posted By Dim Bulb

everyone is all about that crimping tool. go...

everyone is all about that crimping tool.

go to lowes and get your pipe

while you are there ask about the no crimp connectors. I believe it is the Sharkbite stuff. available in both metal and...
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Views: 7,155
Posted By Dim Bulb

you are correct about the dimming of a GP...

you are correct about the dimming of a GP receptacle.

2 options.

1) there are receptacles available that you change out the end on the plug for teh light fixture and plug it into the new...
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Views: 1,269
Posted By Dim Bulb

if the fan is set to high that the control will...

if the fan is set to high that the control will still only control th lamps on high then you may have bought the wrong control.

The control you bought is a 3 speed contrl. All 3 speed controls...
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Posted By Dim Bulb

I am willing to bet, that in the middle of this...

I am willing to bet, that in the middle of this project somewhere, that you shorted out the triac in the dimmer.

Take out the dimmer, connect it into a different light someplace else in the house...
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Views: 5,538
Posted By Dim Bulb

oh and to let you know, the bulb is what is...

oh and to let you know, the bulb is what is giving the resistance in your circuit. This is what is allowing current flow. Without it, no current.

Also you need a certain wattage bulb to get...
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Views: 5,538
Posted By Dim Bulb

Dimmers are problematic when put downstream from...

Dimmers are problematic when put downstream from a dimmer. The way the dimmer works (phase control) is misinterpreted by the GFCI and can cause nuisance tripping fo the GFCI. Not a problem per se,...
09-09-06, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,659
Posted By Dim Bulb

I come to this forum because the folks here have...

I come to this forum because the folks here have no clue who I am, yet they are more than willing to help out 110%. I would not frequent it here as much as I do if it were not for this.

I have...
09-09-06, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,659
Posted By Dim Bulb

Now I do not mean to be rude but.... I...

Now I do not mean to be rude

but....

I speak with LICESNSED ELECTRICIANS every single day where I have to guide and hand hold them through their job when something is not going as anticipated....
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