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10-03-08, 03:43 PM
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Posted By JoeVB

Is my tree dying?

I cut some branches off of this tree a few weeks ago and, for the first time in over 5 years, I see parts of it turning brown.

Does anyone know if the tree is dying?

here is a pic:...
09-28-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By JoeVB

I went to the bog (orange) box store and wanted...

I went to the bog (orange) box store and wanted to talk with the people in electrical about the wire but there was a kid there and I wasn't confident he could answer what I needed so I looked at the...
09-22-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By JoeVB

The water heaters are installed now but if I...

The water heaters are installed now but if I install a sub panel and run the water heaters from that it will allow me some additional flexibility. Each one uses a 60 AMP breaker and I am using #6...
09-22-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By JoeVB

two questions about isntalling a sub panel in my house

I am installing a 125 AMP subpanel to feel two instant, electric water heaters. I know what sub panel I am going to get as well as all the breakers and wiring.

I was looking on a site to buy...
08-25-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By JoeVB

I am still a little confused about the hinge. I...

I am still a little confused about the hinge. I found strap hinges but are you saying to use something like this

http://www.hardwaresource.com/Store_ViewProducts.asp?Cat=1361

and use screws to...
08-25-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By JoeVB

OK, I didn't know this type of material was out...

OK, I didn't know this type of material was out there for fencing. My HD doesn't seem to have sturdy enough material in the fencing section. I will look again but I don't think it is there.

Had...
08-24-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By JoeVB

Need some fence hardware...not sure what to use

I have a double gate/fence and one of the posts that is in the ground needs to be replaced.

What I would like to do is dig out my 4x4 cedar post and replace it with 1.5" diameter EMT conduit...
06-30-08, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By JoeVB

Installing New Carpet

I have a small room, about 10' x 15', that needs the carpet replaced. I am pretty handy but have never replaced carpet.

I'd first like to know if it is cost effective to do this on my own? If...
06-15-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By JoeVB

I want to use it as an indicator in the unit...

I want to use it as an indicator in the unit itself...to let me know when it is on. I wasn't aware of a 120v indicator lamp...hadn't heard of that before. From the description, I think it will...
06-15-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By JoeVB

can you elaborate a little on this? The way I...

can you elaborate a little on this? The way I read your response is that there is a way to get the LED to work without needing a transformer to convert from AC to DC. Are you saying a diode can do...
06-14-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By JoeVB

this will be for our electronic dog door. But I...

this will be for our electronic dog door. But I think this is moot since I just opened the panel and couldn't find one trace of DC voltage. Think I am at an impass
06-14-08, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By JoeVB

How to connect an LED

I am just experienced enough with electrical components that I think I need to reduce the voltage when connecting an LED to one of my appliances if the DC voltage is higher than the max. I am going...
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By JoeVB

i wasn't looking for anything illegal, just...

i wasn't looking for anything illegal, just thought there might be other options that were up to code.
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By JoeVB

Wood buring stove - what are my options

I have a free-standing wood burning stove (not a fireplace insert). To install it I would need to run 20+ feet of exhaust pipe to get it to code. I don't want to do this for a couple of reasons:
...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,508
Posted By JoeVB

Need to protet my solar panel

I have a 10 watt solar panel on my roof that powers an attic fan. The panel is about 10 x 16 inches. I want to put a piece of plexi glass on top of the panel to protect it from the occasional hail...
04-18-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 989
Posted By JoeVB

I thought that idea would have certainly worked,...

I thought that idea would have certainly worked, although I didn't like how that would have looked. Two valves there just wouldn't look good, IMO. I would have used this had I not found something...
04-16-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 989
Posted By JoeVB

Problem draining pipe for the winter

I have a situation where I can't get the water to drain out of a copper pipe for the winter (when it freezes).

I have a 1/2" brass ball valve mounted about 6 feet above the ground in the vertical...
02-02-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By JoeVB

one question do I drill a hole through the...

one question

do I drill a hole through the bottom plate just larger than the spike? Or do I beat this thing throgh the bottom plate and then in to the wood anchored to the floor?

I thought the...
01-30-08, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By JoeVB

thank you, that is what I was looking for

thank you, that is what I was looking for
01-29-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By JoeVB

Spike my wall

I am going to build a floating wall (1.5" gap cor code is at bottom of wall). I am only confused about the spike going through my bottom plate in to my green treat which I will secure to the...
01-29-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By JoeVB

i just measured in front of the panel and yes, I...

i just measured in front of the panel and yes, I could get a 30" wide by 36" deep box in front of the panel. But the 30" isn't cenered to the panel. Meaning, that if I was to put in the door and...
01-29-08, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By JoeVB

door near panel

i am wondering if anyone knows of any restrictions for putting a door near my main panel.

Here is a picture of what I am talking about. ...
Replies: 1
Views: 854
Posted By JoeVB

duct fan

I was on-line searching for something entirely different and I found a duct fan. I see they mostly come in round sizes and I was hoping to find one to go in my rectangular duct that leads to our...
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By JoeVB

OK, so I found a place on-line, pretty quickly,...

OK, so I found a place on-line, pretty quickly, that has circuit boards. I assume all I need to do is identify what one is a replacement and then just replace it? Any gotchas I need to be on the...
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By JoeVB

While we don't use the garage a whole lot, we...

While we don't use the garage a whole lot, we have used it several times over the past several days and both of us think it has got better since I unplugged the other door. Since I unplugged the...
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