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05-12-15, 05:52 PM
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Views: 711
Posted By scott e.

cast has all been removed. The plumber will be...

cast has all been removed. The plumber will be installing new PVC. Gutted entire floor under the bath. Installed new 13-1/2' 2x10 joists across the span. One end of the span, where the toilet...
05-12-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By scott e.

have to get you those tomorrow. Piping is cast...

have to get you those tomorrow. Piping is cast iron. The toilet is right into the corner. I am going to have to tear out the mudbed floor anyway and thought that this would be a good time to move...
05-12-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By scott e.

reinforcing floor joists for sewer pipe

I have a 1929 house and I am remodeling the master bath. Long story short this project has really blown up in my face. What started as a simple project, ballooned into a major remodel. When the...
05-12-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By scott e.

Very narrow powder room

i have a 1929 house and it has a powder room tucked beside the stairs. The space is VERY narrow, like 30-36". So narrow, in fact that your knees hit the wall when sitting on the toilet. Would it...
06-28-09, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,538
Posted By scott e.

I forgot to mention that the flickering is...

I forgot to mention that the flickering is happening when the lights are on, not off.
06-27-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,538
Posted By scott e.

There are no remotes, and no dimmers. Just a...

There are no remotes, and no dimmers. Just a standard wall switch that controls both the fan and the lights. BTW, I don't know if it was clear or not, but all of the lights flicker in sync with...
Replies: 17
Views: 75,144
Posted By scott e.

New ceiling fan w/CFL lights flickering

I installed a new ceiling fan a couple of weeks ago and it has the new small light sockets with the 190W limiter on the lights. I put in 4 Sylvania CFLs and now they flicker horrendously. I have...
06-27-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,538
Posted By scott e.

New ceiling fan w/CFL lights flickering

I installed a new ceiling fan a couple of weeks ago and it has the new small light sockets with the 190W limiter on the lights. I put in 4 Sylvania CFLs and now they flicker horrendously. I have...
02-26-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,958
Posted By scott e.

it could be that the in wall wires were run...

it could be that the in wall wires were run durring construction and only "stubbed out" into the basement since you say that there are splices. This could mean that the in wall cables were stapled.
02-23-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By scott e.

If the power company refused to drop a line to...

If the power company refused to drop a line to his home, how are they now buying the excess power back?!?
12-12-07, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By scott e.

Sounds like a tripped GFCI receptacle. Test and...

Sounds like a tripped GFCI receptacle. Test and reset all GFCI's in the house. Check bathrooms, garages, basements, kitchens, outside outlets, etc. Since both outside outlets do not work and the...
10-27-07, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By scott e.

When in doubt, blame the government. You won't...

When in doubt, blame the government. You won't be wrong!!!:D
10-24-07, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By scott e.

Change the wires on the switch to the screws. I...

Change the wires on the switch to the screws. I suggest that you then procede to change all switches and outlets from the backstab connection to the screw connections, otherwise you will be...
04-07-07, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By scott e.

another possibility is a bad contact in the...

another possibility is a bad contact in the dryers timer circuit. My dryer also has a switch that controls regular/permenant press. If the switch isn't fully made in either direction, it is open. ...
02-25-07, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By scott e.

If you need an extension cord on a semi-permenant...

If you need an extension cord on a semi-permenant basis, then have a receptacle installed at that location so that the cord is unneeded. Extension cords are a major cause of fire and should only be...
02-25-07, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By scott e.

circuit tracer

We just purchased a new building for my business. We have a couple of 240 heaters and outlets that are not working and I need to find what breaker controls them. I have looked at wire tracers, but...
02-25-07, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,405
Posted By scott e.

I just purchased a 15A meter off of ebay to make...

I just purchased a 15A meter off of ebay to make a lamp out of. The unit was self contained and didn't need a meter base The lugs were built in. I suggest you look for a 30 or 60A 240V version on...
01-07-07, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,792
Posted By scott e.

My POCO was very good when I called them to...

My POCO was very good when I called them to report a lost neutral. Because of this site, I knew what the symptoms meant when I saw them. I called the POCO and told them that I had lost the neutral...
12-06-06, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,933
Posted By scott e.

Direct vent fan

Direct vent fan
12-05-06, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 19,902
Posted By scott e.

the sizzle and smell are probalby due to an...

the sizzle and smell are probalby due to an arcing condition. I assume that the sizzle/smell combination comes from the switch, and not from the fixture. I would examine the switch for loose...
11-23-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By scott e.

The heaters you describe state that they are for...

The heaters you describe state that they are for 400 gal tanks. How many 1500 watt heaters are you going to use??!?!?! Even in a 400 gal tank, they state that on very cold days, they will only keep...
11-23-06, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By scott e.

you are correct. However, you could have just...

you are correct. However, you could have just used a regular outlet at your new location and left the wiring tapped off of the load side of the GFCI. The upstream GFCI protects all devices...
10-26-06, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,175
Posted By scott e.

by drain and surges, do you mean that lights dim...

by drain and surges, do you mean that lights dim and/or get overly bright? Have you had any problems with electronics and/or bulbs dying prematurely? Does the drain/surge coincide with a large draw...
10-26-06, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,322
Posted By scott e.

You also need to find out if your panel supports...

You also need to find out if your panel supports the use of twin breakers. Not all panels support them and some only certain numbers and positions. So you might be able to twin-up some circuits, to...
10-26-06, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,322
Posted By scott e.

Also, if your main panel is full, I suggest...

Also, if your main panel is full, I suggest moving some lighter loads to a new sub panel inside the house. This will create space in the main panel for your subpanel feeder breakers.
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