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10-04-09, 07:27 AM
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I hear what you're saying, but my back and...

I hear what you're saying, but my back and ambition are not up to removing another layer. I ended up using 3/4" Advantech, glued with PL400 and ring shank nailed. It's like walking on a concrete...
09-07-09, 07:08 PM
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Posted By bigguy05641

old house floor replacement

Greetings all, I'm in the process of renovating the kitchen in our 100 year old house. I've torn off the top couple of layers of old vinyl sheet and masonite down to the original fir flooring(which...
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Views: 12,056
Posted By bigguy05641

So the guy at the appliance store said typically...

So the guy at the appliance store said typically the vents are installed after the interior walls are finished and exterior siding is installed on a new construction. So here I am contemplating...
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Posted By bigguy05641

Hello, yes the stove is on an outside wall. The...

Hello, yes the stove is on an outside wall. The house is a two story so going through the roof is not an option as the stove is on the first floor. Hmmmm unless I run the rectangular duct throught...
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Posted By bigguy05641

range hood duct options

Greetings all. I am in the decision making process to install a range hood. I haven't purchased one yet, but have my eye on a Kenmore range hood that has two ducting possabilities. One is a 3...
07-18-09, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,864
Posted By bigguy05641

afci in the kitchen

My city uses nec 2008. Am I correct in thinking that the 2 branches for the kitchen counters do not need to be protected by a combination AFCI breaker?

And the need for the combination AFCI...
06-23-09, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By bigguy05641

Thanks, one more question, is a non metallic box...

Thanks, one more question, is a non metallic box with the chinese finger clip type clamps such as one made by Slater qualify as a box with a clamp?
06-10-09, 11:49 AM
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Views: 1,025
Posted By bigguy05641

thanks for the quick reply. Is that 8 inches as...

thanks for the quick reply. Is that 8 inches as the bird flies or cable length, as I've seen some electricians leave a good sized loop before it enters the box.
06-10-09, 11:14 AM
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Views: 1,025
Posted By bigguy05641

staple to box distance

Greetings all and thanks for the help.
Using NM 12/2 cable with non metallic boxes, I've seen rather large amounts of slack between the box and the first staple, seemingling breaking the rule which...
06-03-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By bigguy05641

Thanks for the Help! The cable has four...

Thanks for the Help!
The cable has four conductors, red,black,white,ground and it is copper. The appliance it is connected to is a simple kenmore stove with an oven and a cooktop.
06-03-09, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By bigguy05641

extend range circuit

Greetings,
I need to move my range over a couple feet. Is it permissible to add to the existing circuit, or should I run a new cable? The range is about 25' from the panel. And if splicing an...
05-29-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,047
Posted By bigguy05641

dishwasher/garbage disposal connectivity

Greetings and much appreciation for previously responded to posts!!!
I am agonizing over how to connect the dishwasher and garbage disposal. One method I thought of would be to connect a cord with a...
05-17-09, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By bigguy05641

nm through drywall

Greetings all! Getting cable to undercabinet lights, where the nm goes through the drywall, is there a preferred method of making happen? Just drill a hole?
05-17-09, 05:30 PM
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Views: 5,513
Posted By bigguy05641

You can get to where they're spliced? I'm not a...

You can get to where they're spliced? I'm not a pro, but if possible I would terminate them in a junction box and leave the splice alone. Otherwise, I think your plan would work too. I'd use rubber...
05-16-09, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,680
Posted By bigguy05641

solid/stranded wire splice

Greetings, is there a certain wire nut needed to splice a stranded wire such as in a recessed light fixture to 12/2 NM wiring? The instructions on the bag of red wire nuts I have do not make mention...
05-12-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By bigguy05641

continuous loop

Greetings, When wiring two or more devices such as switches or outlets in the same box, is it okay to wire the power supply in a continuous loop from the first device to the second, or would a...
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Views: 1,193
Posted By bigguy05641

Both are accurate. When it's off it's the...

Both are accurate. When it's off it's the evaporative pressure, when it's running, it's either the low side or high side pressure depending on where it's connected. At the risk of over simplifying,...
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Posted By bigguy05641

slow cranking and smoke can be caused by a bad...

slow cranking and smoke can be caused by a bad connection. Knowing where exactly the smoke is coming from might lead you to the problem.
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Views: 724
Posted By bigguy05641

Thanks to ECMAN...And I leave you with a...

Thanks to ECMAN...And I leave you with a Question......

If you dont know what it does, or how it works, How in Gods name are you going to fix it?????[/QUOTE]

There's usually a section in all...
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Views: 1,448
Posted By bigguy05641

depends what code it stored. The high mileage...

depends what code it stored. The high mileage engines usually had a restriction in the egr passage in the plenum that would cause egr codes. So in that case it wouldn't need an egr valve.
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Views: 15,263
Posted By bigguy05641

Chances are the throttle position sensor is...

Chances are the throttle position sensor is acting up, it either has a loss of signal output, causing the ecm zero reference for idle to be lost, or, the signal voltage is hanging high after the...
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Views: 2,293
Posted By bigguy05641

I'm just a diy'er, but I can't make a connection...

I'm just a diy'er, but I can't make a connection between the two. Sounds like a coincidence. How many times has it happened?
Replies: 9
Views: 7,590
Posted By bigguy05641

there's no access plate on the vehicle. YOu'll...

there's no access plate on the vehicle.
YOu'll have to drop the tank, and might find fuel line connections a surprise.
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Views: 13,281
Posted By bigguy05641

Well when those leak internally, they leak into...

Well when those leak internally, they leak into the crankcase, not the combustion chamber. It will show up with a substance that I like to call butterscotch pudding under the oil filler cap.
Replies: 18
Views: 13,281
Posted By bigguy05641

Are you thinking of the quick-connect that is...

Are you thinking of the quick-connect that is screwed into the intake? Those have a bad habit of corroding through.
Otherwise, the intake gaskets or water pumps are what usually leak on those.
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