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04-22-16, 10:23 AM
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Posted By brlcad

pics

Here are pics of the work in progress, breaker box hoisted up, and wall half-sealed.
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04-22-16, 10:16 AM
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Posted By brlcad

Just wanted to give everyone an update that I was...

Just wanted to give everyone an update that I was able to get behind the panel box and repair the wall successfully. BGE gave me a 7am-7pm window, showed up 7:05am, and disconnected from the pole. ...
03-30-16, 05:41 AM
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Posted By brlcad

The rep didn't say.. :) However, given they're...

The rep didn't say.. :) However, given they're smart meters, BGE will know the instant it's pulled and could come knocking on the door to fix things. Also would obviously still need them to reseal...
03-29-16, 09:58 PM
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Posted By brlcad

ray2047, yes link was in response to the...

ray2047, yes link was in response to the suggestion for moving it outside. Moving them outside greatly increases occurrences of tampering and theft in the city.

Also, they haven't ever physically...
03-24-16, 10:58 PM
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Posted By brlcad

City life. There are essentially no meters...

City life. There are essentially no meters outside. Stealing Electricity Bge | This is real power grab - tribunedigital-baltimoresun...
03-24-16, 10:39 AM
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Posted By brlcad

Don't know why I didn't think of it earlier, but...

Don't know why I didn't think of it earlier, but since I just need to move the breaker box, what if I just pull the meter? There's huge slack on the house main going into the meter (drip loop, etc)...
03-21-16, 06:40 AM
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Posted By brlcad

Assuming these would be to code, what kind of...

Assuming these would be to code, what kind of cost range do you think would be reasonable to expect for the options I think I heard suggested:

A) just replace the cable,
B) install conduit with...
03-20-16, 08:43 PM
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Posted By brlcad

house main power cable cut open

In an old Baltimore brick rowhome, I have a power cable coming from a pole on the street to power cable that runs along the outside of the house. I noticed this winter that the cable's plastic...
03-20-16, 08:10 PM
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Posted By brlcad

Here are pics of the electrical panel including...

Here are pics of the electrical panel including closeups of the messy circuit lines and the problematic conduit coming out of the breaker box.

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03-20-16, 07:35 PM
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Posted By brlcad

I don't think I need to move the meter, only the...

I don't think I need to move the meter, only the breaker box. The line into the meter has a couple feet slack.
03-20-16, 12:47 PM
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Posted By brlcad

I'll see if I can get a picture of the work in...

I'll see if I can get a picture of the work in progress. I attached legs to the sides of the boards so I could detach the panel from the wall without disturbing much. That's what confirmed just how...
03-19-16, 10:08 PM
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Posted By brlcad

Here's a diagram of what the panel situation...

Here's a diagram of what the panel situation looks like:
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03-19-16, 09:40 PM
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Posted By brlcad

getting behind an electrical panel

My circuit breaker box and power meter are in an unfinished utility basement on a 3'x3' square of wooden boards that (until today) were attached to a brick wall. I need to work on the wall (to...
03-27-15, 11:45 AM
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Posted By brlcad

This is just the sort of info I was looking for,...

This is just the sort of info I was looking for, Zorfdt, thank you!
03-24-15, 01:53 PM
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Posted By brlcad

Interesting and a resource I hadn't come across...

Interesting and a resource I hadn't come across yet, thanks!

As a research scientist myself, this is apropos. It basically describes an experimental setup that aims to control a number of...
03-24-15, 06:31 AM
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Posted By brlcad

Both already done. I never said I wasn't running...

Both already done. I never said I wasn't running a dehumidifier or didn't want to. I'm looking for methods of reducing the moisture even further.
03-24-15, 06:09 AM
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Posted By brlcad

Wirepuller38, I also recommend them, but even...

Wirepuller38, I also recommend them, but even running 24/7 it ends up being suboptimal for woodworking. I suspect it's because the Drylok has deteriorated that too much of the wall is open so "as...
03-24-15, 06:02 AM
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Posted By brlcad

Bud, I appreciate the candidness. I see this as...

Bud, I appreciate the candidness. I see this as trying to figure out how to make the best of an old situation. I can't make it perfect while also being fiscally responsible, but I certainly can...
03-23-15, 08:11 PM
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Posted By brlcad

Ah yes... That does seem to be the common...

Ah yes... That does seem to be the common response I read many times over across the web.

Remember this is a city rowhome and addressing it from the outside is basically a major no-go. Minimum...
03-23-15, 07:44 PM
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Posted By brlcad

venting a new basement bathroom, options

I'm installing a below-main basement bathroom in a 2-story structure and am trying to figure out if I need 2" or 3" vent pipes as well as whether I can tie into an existing 2" vent on the 2nd-floor. ...
03-23-15, 06:34 PM
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Posted By brlcad

Among many things considered, first thoughts were...

Among many things considered, first thoughts were to remove the Drylok entirely. A combination of manual scrubbing, paint remover like Peel-Away, and water/soda blasting (likely damage the old...
03-23-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By brlcad

Reducing humidity in a utility basement

Hi, first time poster here. I'm sure I'll fail at keeping this concise, but the short version is I'm looking for advice towards reducing humidity and preventing sawdust from clogging a drainboard in...
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