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Fix bowed new foundation block wall

I hired a so-called mason, who turned out to not know what he was doing very well. His walls were not straight. Most of them of just off a little bit, but one wall which should be straight, has some...
06-24-18, 04:57 AM
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Wanted to let everyone know I figured out the...

Wanted to let everyone know I figured out the issue. I did not have an arc coming from any receptecles or lights. The issue was a shared neutral between two circuits in my breaker box. This was...
06-19-18, 02:24 PM
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So I'm working one receptacle and switch at a...

So I'm working one receptacle and switch at a time. If my receptacle test shows "correct", would that be one I could assume is not causing the issue?

Also, if a light if wiring incorrectly, but...
06-17-18, 04:24 PM
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Posted By arminius

So to figure out where the issue is causing the...

So to figure out where the issue is causing the breaker to trip, is it depending on when the switch or outlet is engaged? Iím trying to figure this out as the breaker doesnít trip right away, but I...
06-15-18, 09:52 AM
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Posted By arminius

thanks and I'll try another breaker. even if i...

thanks and I'll try another breaker. even if i kept the current breaker and just lived with it tripping, the fire risk would be gone, correct?
06-15-18, 08:47 AM
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Posted By arminius

So i got this hooked up correctly now. However,...

So i got this hooked up correctly now. However, after a night of it working, I woke up this AM and the breaker has tripped. I flipped it back to "on" and is working now. Is that any sort of red...
06-13-18, 01:58 PM
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Posted By arminius

I followed the black wire to where the entry...

I followed the black wire to where the entry point where it enters the box, and there are a few different colored wired that are coming through that bunch. A green, maroon, white, etc. I just tried...
06-13-18, 08:43 AM
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Posted By arminius

Well, I wonít be able to do that. But, couldnít...

Well, I wonít be able to do that. But, couldnít I just use porocess of elimination by disconnecting a white wire one at a time from neutral bar until I figure out which one it belongs to?
06-13-18, 07:38 AM
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Posted By arminius

Arc Fault Breaker Install - Does it matter which White wire?

Replacing current breaker with an= Arc Fault breaker in my Square D box.

I can take the current black wire and put into new Arc Fault breaker.

The white pigtail wire goes to the neutral bar.
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Posted By arminius

Do I need to re-grade under this deck?

Recently bought this home and have been looking to improve grade around it. Here is under the deck. They had put a lot of work into these pavers underneath, and appears to have a good slope. Do I...
08-17-16, 08:37 AM
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Posted By arminius

problem solved! added in salt to softener!! ...

problem solved! added in salt to softener!! it's there for a reason :)
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Posted By arminius

How do I remove globe to change bulb?

Just bought this house, and it has a couple of these modern looking globe lights. A bulb just burned out, and I've been having a difficult time getting this bulb off. Is there any trick to it? ...
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Posted By arminius

Yes it's metal box and home was built in the 50s

Yes it's metal box and home was built in the 50s
08-13-16, 07:51 PM
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Unfortunately, the water test did not get PH...

Unfortunately, the water test did not get PH level.
08-13-16, 07:25 PM
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Posted By arminius

Fix rusty water

Just bought a house with a well and had the water tested. It showed Arsenic and Lead above recommended standards, so I put in an RO system and it appears to have fixed it. However, all my other...
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Posted By arminius

Do I really need ceiling box grounded?

I realize there are many posts about this, and I agree it's important. Based on my research, all I need to do is add a ground wire somewhere in the box and run it to the light? That seems too...
08-13-16, 07:01 PM
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Posted By arminius

Yes on half of the outlet is controlled by a...

Yes on half of the outlet is controlled by a switch. The new outlet I'm extending I would not like to have controlled by a switch. Couldn't I just put the new white and black wires directly to...
08-13-16, 04:49 AM
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Posted By arminius

Adding an outlet to an existing

I'm running a new outlet for my flat panel TV, and was planning on extending the power from the pictures below. I noticed multiple wires going into each. Is it safe to add the new wires for the new...
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Posted By arminius

Stripped off wallpaper.... can I prime now?

I've been working hard getting the wallpaper cleaned off my walls with Diff and scraping. Now, I'm wondering if primer will save me or do I need to continue to scrape? Anyone run into this type of...
07-30-16, 08:03 PM
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Posted By arminius

I jumped into the attic, and they are running...

I jumped into the attic, and they are running perpendictular, so my guess is load-bearing. I think I'm just going to leave those alone.
07-30-16, 11:33 AM
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Posted By arminius

Ripping out wall in kitchen

I've decided to open up my kitchen and knock out a small piece of the wall behind the sink. All was going well until I ran into these 2x4s next to each other. Should I be concerned about these being...
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