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05-28-14, 09:47 PM
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Posted By bunsorama

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated. I think...

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated. I think I'll give it a try. I got a quote from a professional, he want's $1500.00 to do it, it's 100 square feet. Seems a little high.
05-09-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By bunsorama

Stucco Advice Needed

I have a garage that has a stucco exterior and I'm doing some renovations. I have removed the large door from the side and replaced it with one in the end. I framed in the old opening and covered it...
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Views: 3,046
Posted By bunsorama

Electric Shock From Oven Knobs!?

One of my tenants called me today, left a message on my answering machine, says she is getting a shock when she touches the knobs to turn on an element. I'd like to get some opinions as to what I...
01-14-10, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,489
Posted By bunsorama

Please tell me that they did more than adding...

Please tell me that they did more than adding lights and plugs in your kitchen for $7000.00. Please.
12-02-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By bunsorama

Is this a new or 'used' house?

Is this a new or 'used' house?
11-16-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By bunsorama

Do you have a digital thermostat or the old style...

Do you have a digital thermostat or the old style round knob, like a light dimmer?

I recently purchased a Honeywell digital thermostat for my baseboard electric heat and the instruction manual...
10-27-09, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,958
Posted By bunsorama

It appears to be a legimate panel. The cover is...

It appears to be a legimate panel. The cover is two pieces with a divider between them. I don't know what that is supposed to accomplish. This is a pic of the back of the top cover.

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10-27-09, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,937
Posted By bunsorama

I wasn't happy with those cheap oil tank filters,...

I wasn't happy with those cheap oil tank filters, plus the fact they don't have a water trap. I got a real filter with a clear plastic bowl/water trap and a drain on the bottom. They are meant for...
10-24-09, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By bunsorama

Amazing. I just finished posting about my strange...

Amazing. I just finished posting about my strange drywall, then scrolled down here and found your post. What is more amazing is that we couldn't get much further apart on this continent, yet the...
10-24-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By bunsorama

If you're not into sponges, here is an...

If you're not into sponges, here is an alternative. It uses a sanding screen mounted on a holder that attaches to a shop vacuum. I have one and I love it. Very little dust escapes. Just make sure...
10-24-09, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,902
Posted By bunsorama

Mystery Wall Material- How To Fix Cracks?

My house was built around 1950 and the walls and ceilings have serious crackage going on. I cut a piece out to install a new light switch, and have posted below a pic of the cross section. I would...
10-22-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,958
Posted By bunsorama

Yes, it is indeed an FPE panel, in this case a...

Yes, it is indeed an FPE panel, in this case a Federal Pioneer a.k.a. Stab-lok. So is the panel in the house. My electrician has been in both of these panels and has been working in this area for 35...
10-19-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,958
Posted By bunsorama

The blue arrow is pointing to a strap that...

The blue arrow is pointing to a strap that connects the neutral to the panel, so I believe the grounds and neutrals are connected.

The green arrow is pointing to the bare stranded wire. Would that...
10-18-09, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,958
Posted By bunsorama

Sub Panel in Detached Garage- Should I Bring It Up To Code?

I was looking at the subpanel wiring diagrams in the "stickies". I was curious to see how the subpanel in my detached garage is wired, so I pulled the cover. As you can see in the photo below, the...
10-14-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,768
Posted By bunsorama

I have used these in the past and feel...

I have used these in the past and feel 'comfortable' doing so. Wires are secured by a setscrew, then the plastic cap is threaded on. They can handle 10 gauge wire. Any reasons not to use these?


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10-13-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,768
Posted By bunsorama

^ And these are called....??? ...

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And these are called....???




P.S. What is a 'J' Box?
10-13-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,768
Posted By bunsorama

Thanks for all yor replies. Appears I ...

Thanks for all yor replies. Appears I overreacted regarding the electrical tape covered connections. As 'Furd' said, it would be better if the former electrician had cut off the loose strands at...
10-12-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,172
Posted By bunsorama

For what it's worth, mine does basically the same...

For what it's worth, mine does basically the same thing. A few minutes after the fan shuts off it will come back on once or twice. But if I hold my my hand to the register it will tell me it is...
10-12-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,768
Posted By bunsorama

This is " A-OK "? I think not. Would an...

This is " A-OK "? I think not. Would an electrical inspector pass this? I hope not. Along with the wires scraping on the edges of the sharp metal conduit when Bubbah the electrician stuffs the wires...
10-12-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,432
Posted By bunsorama

If it's any consolation, I also have a noisy...

If it's any consolation, I also have a noisy pump. So I got a programmable thermostat to start the furnace when I need to wake up in the morning But it's no where near as noisy as yours. That is...
10-12-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,768
Posted By bunsorama

I want to add 2 baseboard heaters to this...

I want to add 2 baseboard heaters to this circuit. They are 240 volt, 750 watts and 3 amps each. So, a total of 6 amps.

Currently the subpanel is powering 8 wall outlets and 12 8' flourescent...
10-12-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,768
Posted By bunsorama

Tapping Into Subpanel Feed To Detached Building

I have a 30 amp breaker in my main service entrance in the house that feeds a 30 amp subpanel in my detached garage. I asked an electrician if it was feasable to tap into that line where it runs...
10-10-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,120
Posted By bunsorama

I was considering getting an electric fireplace,...

I was considering getting an electric fireplace, but these seem to do a better job. Only problem is, they are 110 Volt and draw 12 amps, just like the space heaters. I could not find any electric...
10-08-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,120
Posted By bunsorama

I have a forced air oil furnace, but due the...

I have a forced air oil furnace, but due the ridiculous price of oil lately I have been using 3 portable 120 volt radiant heaters as backup when it's not too cold. My home insurance company decided...
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By bunsorama

Upgrading to IE8

I am currently using IE6, but my good friends at YouTube have warned me that they are phasing out support for IE6, and that I must upgrade to a more 'modern' browser. I can't view any YouTube videos...
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