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Steam pipe - gas line separation

I'm the phase of planning out some remodeling in an old victorian house, and one thing I'm looking to do is remove the really old circular paper insulation thing from a steam pipe in the kitchen. ...
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Actually while we installed the Track lighting...

Actually while we installed the Track lighting for a number of reasons, we very seldom use it (Last time was at least 5 months ago) so it isn't the problem.
Oh and as for central AC, that's not easy...
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Rigging a small track lighting powered fan

With the coming heat, the hottest place in our house seems to be the second floor hallway. We've had some success placing exhaust fans in windows in the attic to draw heat out of said hallway, but...
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Boiler problem (Digital Feed?)

Ok, looking to troubleshoot my boiler not turning on. I've been puzzling over weather it's a power problem because the only really visible indicator of the electronics at work is the digital water...
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Mounting new light that never had a box

Ok, I'm replacing a very old porch light, and having pulled it what's left is in the attached picture11821.
Basically I'm thinking that I should just take advantage of the fact that the hole is...
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Short term fix for steam pipe leak

Ok, my house is heated with a steam boiler and radiators, and today I found that one of the pipes in the basement was leaking, producing a visible cloud of steam around it and enough water to...
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Patching concrete steps

Have some concrete steps that were put in several years ago, and while the overall structure is still sound, all the steps are to some degree cracked with pieces missing on the edge (The bottom step...
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Tree sized concrete planter

We're looking to build a concrete planter for a Lilac tree, 36"W by 36"L by 36"H. We were planning to make it 3 inches thick and use some sort of metal reinforcement (Driveway mesh or Rebar) We're...
04-07-09, 04:55 PM
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Actually the plan was always to call in a...

Actually the plan was always to call in a professional to take care of the roofing. We were just looking at a situation where we were already planning to do some major DIY renovation of the attic...
04-07-09, 12:53 PM
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Partial removal of a dead chimney. with complications

Ok, our house has two brick chimneys, one of which hasn't been used for years. And in the process of fixing up the attic, we're planning to start the process of getting rid of it....
11-09-07, 10:52 AM
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No both the old and new wires were the same...

No both the old and new wires were the same diameter, I was talking about how long they were. Sorry if my terminology was off.
11-08-07, 04:24 PM
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One last update, I tested the outlet and switch,...

One last update, I tested the outlet and switch, both worked, then after I packed them in the box, the fuse blew when it was put back in. Frustrating, but on opening the box again, I quickly saw...
11-08-07, 01:13 PM
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I checked the input, and it seems that the metal...

I checked the input, and it seems that the metal conduit comes to it's end inside the thing at which point the wires come into the box indivually. There was not any sort of red insulator there, but...
11-08-07, 08:29 AM
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Actually the three white wires had already been...

Actually the three white wires had already been hooked together years back by the person who had installed the previous receptical, and they did use a wirenut. Wrapped in a bit of electrical tape.
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11-07-07, 11:51 PM
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Posted By BrendanK

swaping out a switch/recepticle

Ok, I've been trying to replace a receptical that combines a single 3 prong outlet with an on-off switch for a lighting fixture. Thing is, while the current wiring configuration allowed the outlet...
08-09-07, 10:33 AM
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Posted By BrendanK

Mounting a box for a smoke detector

Ok, I'm currently in the process of setting up a hardwired smoke detector, and as can be expected, prepping the box to mount it is proving to be a puzzler.
The house I'm setting it up in is an old...
08-02-07, 12:27 PM
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I'm not sure the fuse panel's capacity off hand. ...

I'm not sure the fuse panel's capacity off hand. I know that it's got 12 20 amp circuits plus higher gage Stove Drier and Range circuits coming off it.
08-02-07, 12:18 PM
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Posted By BrendanK

Thanks for the advice. Although, when my...

Thanks for the advice. Although, when my brother's friend (The professional electrician) took a look at our wiring a few years ago (My brother was wondering if it would make sense to swap the fuse...
08-02-07, 10:26 AM
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Posted By BrendanK

First off, no the AC's were run at different...

First off, no the AC's were run at different times. Though in point of fact, I hadn't determined which outlets went to what circuit until after setting up the AC's (A fuse had blown due to 2 Air...
08-02-07, 08:29 AM
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We're actually in the process of of figuring that...

We're actually in the process of of figuring that out at the time, but with the circuit dead we can now say 3 air conditioners, my mother's wheelchair battery charger, a 7 year old computer, and a...
08-02-07, 06:17 AM
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Posted By BrendanK

Thanks. Hmm, I've replaced most of the old...

Thanks. Hmm, I've replaced most of the old receptacles over the past year or two, some of the new receptacles used backstabs, others didn't. Worst, it's an old 18th centure home, with wiring added...
08-02-07, 05:42 AM
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Posted By BrendanK

Circuit Dead, Fuse Fine

This is a weird one. Last night one of the house's circuits powers off. Now I think, "Ah, with the heat, the AC's caused the fuse to blow." Thing is, when I went down to the fuse box, all the...
07-10-07, 05:05 PM
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Posted By BrendanK

Attic Apartment - Bathroom vent

Ok, a few years back, my brother and I fixed up the attic apartment for a small rental property my parents own. Now during the setup of the bathrooms, we initially thought on a way to install...
07-10-07, 11:26 AM
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Posted By BrendanK

Offset Hinge problem

Hello, a few months ago I modified the doors of several of my mothers rooms, replacing the existing hinges with offset hinges that give extra room to keep her from scraping things with her...
06-15-07, 02:45 PM
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Posted By BrendanK

Well, it's hard to tell with the old wiring, but...

Well, it's hard to tell with the old wiring, but both of the wires going into the pigtail look to have originally been painted white. So yes, the switch was never wired across the neutral (And I...
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