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05-28-18, 08:16 PM
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Posted By milannium

Other than add the electric dryer, I don't think...

Other than add the electric dryer, I don't think I'm going to be adding or changing too much more on the electrical side. Just trying to get the house in decent shape so we can use it short term and...
05-27-18, 09:44 PM
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Views: 675
Posted By milannium

Had to Google mwbc just now. How did you notice...

Had to Google mwbc just now. How did you notice that? Because the red and black are from the same wire, sharing a neutral? Good spot. Thanks.
So many issues...
05-27-18, 09:29 PM
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Posted By milannium

Any views on using two tandem breakers instead of...

Any views on using two tandem breakers instead of double poles?
05-27-18, 08:48 PM
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Posted By milannium

tap rule? PS. not surprised by the...

tap rule?

PS. not surprised by the double-lugging. I'm discovering so many shortcuts by the previous owner.
05-27-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By milannium

I took a closer look at the main panel. It is a...

I took a closer look at the main panel. It is a Bryant 12-20 (i think that means 12 poles and 20 circuits) and looks like all slots are full.
The main breaker is 100A, but it looks like the sub...
05-27-18, 07:46 PM
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Views: 675
Posted By milannium

I'm not sure. I'm gradually going through and...

I'm not sure. I'm gradually going through and figuring out how to repair/update various things in my wife's house and this is the first time I've looked at the panels. All the labels either seem...
05-27-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By milannium

Need to add a 240v circuit

Hi, I need to add a 240V outlet in the basement next to the breaker box for a new electric dryer.
I think this is fairly straightforward to do. There is currently a main panel and a sub panel....
Replies: 20
Views: 1,601
Posted By milannium

UPDATE: Following my post last week, I had...

UPDATE:
Following my post last week, I had planned to cut an opening in the ceiling and go looking for raccoon babies. Instead this is what happened:

While at home depot, my wife got the idea in...
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Views: 1,601
Posted By milannium

Hey Steve, We drove them to a wilderness about...

Hey Steve,
We drove them to a wilderness about 5 miles away. I'm hoping the density of NYC will make it hard for them to find their way back. Although, while releasing the first one, some passers-by...
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Views: 1,601
Posted By milannium

Thank you for your detailed advice. A trip to...

Thank you for your detailed advice. A trip to home depot tonight is in order!
I'll post an update after we rescue the babies.
There are no wildlife rehabilitators for raccoons here because they...
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Views: 1,601
Posted By milannium

Hi XSleeper, Thanks for your quick reply. I...

Hi XSleeper,
Thanks for your quick reply. I didn't think of that - haven't done anything like this before. I'm pretty sure the whole ceiling is going to need to be replaced eventually (because of...
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Views: 1,601
Posted By milannium

Step 2 - How do I get the babies out?

UPDATE: I caught and released two raccoons this past weekend. We got the traps on Saturday and set them up at midday. I found the first one trapped on Sunday morning, so it must have gone in some...
01-31-18, 09:30 AM
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Views: 1,051
Posted By milannium

Thanks Pilot Dane Unfortunately we're only now...

Thanks Pilot Dane
Unfortunately we're only now discovering subpar construction all over the house (my wife owned it before we met but we have been living elsewhere for years) so I'm not surprised...
01-31-18, 08:44 AM
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Posted By milannium

Advice on repairing bathroom floor tile

Hello all,
We discovered water dripping from the basement ceiling. Turns out its from the first floor bathroom - water has over time been escaping through the shower door, onto the bathroom floor...
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Views: 1,601
Posted By milannium

I've ordered the havahart large one door trap...

I've ordered the havahart large one door trap (Model 1079).
BTW Found an awesome deal at Lowe's. One large trap and a bonus medium trap both for $30!
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Views: 1,601
Posted By milannium

I'll order some traps. Looks like people commonly...

I'll order some traps. Looks like people commonly use those humane live traps that look like big wire cages. Would it be best to place them on the ground near where I saw them climb the guttering? I...
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Views: 1,601
Posted By milannium

Just to confirm, you don't think the raccoons...

Just to confirm, you don't think the raccoons will leave if we start opening up the roof? If we take off enough tiles to expose the roof space they will still stay put?
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Views: 1,601
Posted By milannium

Now for some reason I can't edit the first post....

Now for some reason I can't edit the first post. I'll attach photos again without trying to embed them in the post. Should hopefully appear in the order in which I reference them.
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Views: 1,601
Posted By milannium

Hi Tony I also just noticed that photobucket is...

Hi Tony
I also just noticed that photobucket is no good for hosting photos. I uploaded my photos to this site and linked them again. Can you see them now?
BTW is there a best practice to add photos...
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Views: 1,601
Posted By milannium

Critters in roof - HELP!

Hello all. I have what feels like a big problem and want to find out if it's something I can fix myself (cost concerns). Also I know nothing about roofs but I'm "handy" and can learn anything online...
01-15-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By milannium

I was just about to ask if this is common on gas...

I was just about to ask if this is common on gas furnaces, since Pete mentioned oil!
I'll perhaps clean off the dust and peek under the mesh (which is held on by wire wrapped around the flue) to see...
01-15-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By milannium

Question about home central heating furnace flue

Hello all,
I usually try to search for all my answers online but given them number of questions I have I thought it's about time I engage the community and hopefully learn from some experts.
I've...
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