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06-14-14, 12:39 PM
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Posted By BQuicksilver

Thanks pcboss, tolyn , and everyone who helped me...

Thanks pcboss, tolyn , and everyone who helped me here!

I have exactly that intersystem bridge in the mail.

You're right, a #6 could easily fit on the bus, I just assumed it couldn't.
06-14-14, 12:10 PM
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Posted By BQuicksilver

Definitely not connected to/near the meter...

Definitely not connected to/near the meter (basement unfinished so it's all exposed), and I was just digging loose dirt with my hand, so no damage. I did dig around a bit to see if I knocked it...
06-12-14, 03:44 PM
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Posted By BQuicksilver

Thanks! So you're saying that I need to run...

Thanks!

So you're saying that I need to run 1 80' 4AWG wire to the plumbing entrance, as well as a 6AWG wire to a ground rod?

The comment "Both wires are required to be continuous which can...
06-12-14, 01:27 PM
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Views: 1,207
Posted By BQuicksilver

House Not Grounded - Questions

While running new wire to my AC condenser I dug up this fat (4awg) wire in the dirt with about 1/2" exposed at the end and laid in about 2" of dirt. Turns out it was my main ground wire, and nothing...
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Posted By BQuicksilver

It was the evaporator or a coolant leak. New...

It was the evaporator or a coolant leak. New fridge time.
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Posted By BQuicksilver

Well, I think I might have found it. There was a...

Well, I think I might have found it. There was a 3" spot of ice buildup and after removing freezer panel it appears one of the defrost heaters is out.

I think my cleaning the condenser coils...
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Views: 727
Posted By BQuicksilver

GE TFX27PFXF Not Cold Enough - Both Sides Warm

I recently put a new water reservoir into our GE TFX27PFXF refrigerator, and since that point it simply has not been as cold as it should be on both sides. Here is what we've tried with no luck:
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09-27-11, 09:13 AM
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Posted By BQuicksilver

Mice Entering Pantry Along Wiring - Will They Avoid Wires if Sealed?

Long story short, our pantry contains a track for 7-8 wires to pass from the box below to the attic above. Mice have begun using this track to get into the pantry and back up to the attic.


We...
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Views: 5,007
Posted By BQuicksilver

Chandler: I appreciate the response and will...

Chandler: I appreciate the response and will likely use that technique. I was just wanting to see if that was the majority opinion as well. Hate to do it wrong "because this one guy on the...
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Views: 5,007
Posted By BQuicksilver

So you guys don't think it's better to let it...

So you guys don't think it's better to let it breathe with no vapor barrier vs the risk of trapping some moisture with one?

Part of me says keep the moisture down there with a 6mil vapor barrier....
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Posted By BQuicksilver

Don't worry about the wood, my concern is vapor...

Don't worry about the wood, my concern is vapor barrier vs not. (just want to stay on topic-hope you understand)

Chandler, are you saying the rosin paper acts as a vapor barrier trapping moisture?...
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Posted By BQuicksilver

The concrete is on a main floor. The Holmes show...

The concrete is on a main floor. The Holmes show I'm referring to was a main floor kitchen.

The hardwood is pre-finished solid. Bruce 3.5" Gunstock. I will acclimate and do all install per rec,...
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Posted By BQuicksilver

Hardwood Over Dry Slab - Vapor Barrier? Rosin or Felt?

First, let me say I understand hardwood over slab is advised against. I understand that and would appreciate not getting 20 "don't do it" replies. This is my wife's call.

We have a slab with...
05-04-11, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,954
Posted By BQuicksilver

Yeah, I was thinking of all the random things...

Yeah, I was thinking of all the random things that get screwed into a closet, and how bad it looks/works when you don't hit a stud (even with drywall anchors). I will probably make a custom closet...
05-04-11, 09:31 AM
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Views: 3,954
Posted By BQuicksilver

Good idea on the backing to drywall. That said,...

Good idea on the backing to drywall. That said, the surface of this particle board is very smooth, but painting is definitely a concern I had (almost glassy smooth). Maybe you're thinking of a...
05-04-11, 09:12 AM
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Views: 3,954
Posted By BQuicksilver

Particle Board Over Sheetrock for Closet Walls?

Hi, we're removating (full gut) an old add-on room and are now at the phase where walls are being hung. I plan to use sheetrock on the majority of the room, but am considering particle board instead...
03-15-11, 07:36 PM
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Posted By BQuicksilver

Extending Flexible Copper HVAC (Split Unit) Lines?

I know this could also fit into the HVAC section, but I'm guessing it may get the best answer here since it's a plumping concern.

I am installing a split unit AC/Heat Pump unit tomorrow, and the...
09-04-10, 09:54 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By BQuicksilver

No worries re: #1 now since we're using 2x8's for...

No worries re: #1 now since we're using 2x8's for studs

Anyone have help for #2,3?
08-30-10, 01:04 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By BQuicksilver

Ductless Mini-Split AC Questions

I'm planning to add a 9000btu ductless AC/Heatpump unit to an add-on room we're renovating. Had 2 pros calculate the number for me, no worries or questions re: sizing. I'll likely do most of the...
07-22-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 19,980
Posted By BQuicksilver

Thanks Marc, can you recommend some specific...

Thanks Marc, can you recommend some specific brands to look for the dimmers/transformers?
07-18-09, 07:13 AM
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Views: 19,980
Posted By BQuicksilver

The reason is that standard dimmers are designed...

The reason is that standard dimmers are designed to work with incandescent lights which are a purely resistive load. A transformer is primarily an inductive load which requires a different type of...
07-16-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 19,980
Posted By BQuicksilver

Dimming Low Voltage Landscape Lighting?

My wife and I (well, our contractors...) are wrapping up a patio project and I wanted to handle the lighting myself.

I've been looking mainly at the reasonable Malibu lighting that's at all the...
12-14-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,106
Posted By BQuicksilver

Great replies! I learned something on this...

Great replies! I learned something on this thread for sure.
12-13-08, 03:46 PM
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Views: 25,106
Posted By BQuicksilver

Sorry to dig this up, but I'm apparently still...

Sorry to dig this up, but I'm apparently still confused. I got my 10/2 wire in today and almost ran it.

1) when we say "10/2" we are talking about romex with 1blk, 1 wht, 1ground - 3 total...
12-01-08, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,106
Posted By BQuicksilver

The panel isn't that close to the garage. The...

The panel isn't that close to the garage. The wire will run up from the basement to the attic with other wires, and then through the attic above our breezeway to the garage, about 50-60ft.
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