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Today, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Do you actually think a tall, standing tree is...

Do you actually think a tall, standing tree is going to "...gradually falls apart harmlessly..."? No, the tree rots quickly near ground level, then it falls over. A dead tree standing is quite...
Today, 10:27 AM
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Views: 109
Posted By joed

What does a condensate pump have to do with your...

What does a condensate pump have to do with your water bill? It should be pumping water from your furnace to the drain not water from the potable supply.
Check your humidifier. Maybe it is not stuck...
Today, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By PAbugman

A typical house here in the northeast, with...

A typical house here in the northeast, with basement and/or crawl space, not a slab, usually requires between 100 & 150, sometimes 200 gallons of termiticide applied in a trench but also vertically...
Today, 04:35 AM
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Views: 99
Posted By AFJES

I agree with Furd on this. Also, be aware...

I agree with Furd on this.

Also, be aware that the ones you purchase for the outdoor receptacles that they are WR (Weather Rated) and of course for those you use an "In-Use" bubble cover or the...
Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Zorfdt

Drilling through the deck joists are fine (as...

Drilling through the deck joists are fine (as long as they don't affect the structural integrity of the joists). I can see the hesitancy of going through a window. In my opinion, it would be a...
Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Zorfdt

My only change to Pete's plan would be to use a...

My only change to Pete's plan would be to use a 50A twist-lock plug and receptacle so you don't have to worry about accidentally pulling out the cord.

But that said, while the concept is fine, I...
Yesterday, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I hope the trench is covered so no animals can...

I hope the trench is covered so no animals can get to it.
Yesterday, 09:49 AM
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Views: 90
Posted By telecom guy

Expect a 10 to 1 reduction in current breaking...

Expect a 10 to 1 reduction in current breaking rating, with voltages exceeding 48V dc. Even worse with inductive loads. There are some tricks to improve dc performance, but not commonly done, since...
Yesterday, 06:50 AM
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Views: 152
Posted By PAbugman

"Glycol" is not a termiticide. Antifreeze of...

"Glycol" is not a termiticide.
Antifreeze of any sort, and there are various levels of toxicity depending on its purpose, is also not a termiticide and anyone using it as such is violating the...
Forum: Water Heaters
Yesterday, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Pilot Dane

If you have a pressure reducing valve (PRV) or...

If you have a pressure reducing valve (PRV) or check valve leading to your house you may need an expansion tank installed near the water heater.

Cold water enters from the city. When it gets...
09-12-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By CasualJoe

If this is your preferred route, ask the...

If this is your preferred route, ask the inspector to point you to where the code prohibits this. Who cares about his enthusiasm, it isn't his house and his opinion doesn't mean squat! If it were...
09-10-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By marksr

Conduit gets run thru block foundation walls all...

Conduit gets run thru block foundation walls all the time, IMO it's no big deal. Just be sure to seal the hole around the conduit.
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Unless you like trenches in the ground below your...

Unless you like trenches in the ground below your roofline, I would recommend gutters.
08-13-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

That would be OK in my area. No need for a slab....

That would be OK in my area. No need for a slab. Your panel will need to be rated for outdoors, of course. If you are running circuits into the building it is not going to be very fun drilling...
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By XSleeper

Unless you live in a desert you should ALWAYS...

Unless you live in a desert you should ALWAYS have gutters.
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By marksr

That's what I did with my 60 gallon air tank. I...

That's what I did with my 60 gallon air tank. I screwed in an elbow, a 4" nipple and a ball valve. It's a lot easier to just bend over and open up the valve to drain off any water than it was to get...
07-22-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By telecom guy

A new steel building naturally begs for doing...

A new steel building naturally begs for doing this with EMT. IMO, its a great look. Plan on wasting a couple lengths of pipe in the learning process, but once you get it, 1/2 work moves pretty...
07-08-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By Pilot Dane

I would dig out the sod. Then install a good...

I would dig out the sod. Then install a good quality landscape edging, either plastic or steel at the edge of your excavation where it meets the lawn. Then I would fill the area with stone dust or...
07-08-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By Norm201

Contrary to Joe, I would recommend replacement of...

Contrary to Joe, I would recommend replacement of heating unit also. It's 15 years old. At this point it may last another 15 or crap put within the year. Now is the time to replace it (if the funds...
06-21-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By dahermit

Painting Vinyl siding defeats the purpose of...

Painting Vinyl siding defeats the purpose of siding one's house with a medium that never needs painting. If I bought a house that had a siding medium that required painting, I would side over it...
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By videobruce

Of the dozen or more that I looked into, they all...

Of the dozen or more that I looked into, they all are 3 in 1's.
Mulching (the only way I have ever used mine), side & rear bagging.

BTW, my cordless electric 1st mower is over 17 years old now,...
01-26-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By dreamen

Just a word of caution. As a retired Wood Shop,...

Just a word of caution. As a retired Wood Shop, Industrial Arts Teacher, Tech Ed Teacher etc. MEK and Acetone are extremely dangerous to your health. I had material safety data sheets on each of...
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