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12-08-08, 09:50 PM
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My ohm meter is indicating dead short. The...

My ohm meter is indicating dead short. The breaker is resetting because my meter is idicating full votage at the connector screw that pins the black wire when the breaker is engaged. I have...
12-08-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By stvdlf

Very puzzled

:confused:Need help. A branch circut that feeds one room in our office failed this weekend by tripping the breaker. I reset the breaker but none of the sockets on the circut energize. I removed the...
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Views: 924
Posted By stvdlf

Thanks Guys, for the help.

Thanks Guys, for the help.
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Views: 924
Posted By stvdlf

Want to start it. What type oil should I try.

Want to start it. What type oil should I try.
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Views: 924
Posted By stvdlf

Cool Cranking a Stored Engine

I have a VW buggy engine on a project car that has not run for seven years. Are there any precautions I should take before cranking the starter?
08-28-07, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,536
Posted By stvdlf

Wire size

I ran a new 20-amp circuit with 12/2+G Romex. At the end of this circuit I would like to tie in a swag light that is wired with 14/2+G. The only load on this branch would be the swag light with a...
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Views: 927
Posted By stvdlf

Thanks Marc, Very helpful.

Thanks Marc, Very helpful.
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Views: 927
Posted By stvdlf

Is the !4-2 cable from transformer to the track...

Is the !4-2 cable from transformer to the track OK or do I need to run strand wire? Thanks
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Views: 927
Posted By stvdlf

Cool Remote low voltage transformer

Will this work? I want to replace a kitchen island incandescent lighting circuit with a modern low voltage track system. I would like to locate the transformer about four feet from a dimmer wall...
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Views: 1,419
Posted By stvdlf

I ran a wire down through the drain hole, and...

I ran a wire down through the drain hole, and then tested the drain by pouring warm water into the little collection pan at the back of the freezer. The water ran freely into the evaporation pan. ...
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Views: 1,419
Posted By stvdlf

Thanks for the help Dave. I'll give it a try and...

Thanks for the help Dave. I'll give it a try and let you know the results.
Steve
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Views: 1,419
Posted By stvdlf

leaking freezer

Lately our ten year old side by side Maytag refrigerator-freezer has been accumulating a puddle of ice at the bottom of the freezer compartment, then thawing and leaking onto the floor. Any...
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Views: 1,561
Posted By stvdlf

mortar mix

I would like to reface an adobe brick fireplace with 1ĹĒ to 2Ē granite flagstone. Can anyone tell me what type mortar mix to use? Someone told me to add fire clay to the mix to prevent cracking,...
03-03-05, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By stvdlf

I'm not quite sure what you mean by different...

I'm not quite sure what you mean by different legs. The original breakers that were wired by a pro, indicated that the black wire breaker fed a dishwasher and the red wire breaker fed a garbage...
03-03-05, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By stvdlf

Sharing Neutral & Ground

I have a 12-3cable with ground terminating in a junction box in a kitchen remodel. Both the red and black wires are connected to separate 20amp breakers at the main panel. From the junction box can I...
02-28-05, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,996
Posted By stvdlf

50 amp sub-panel

How many 20amp circuits can be safely run off a sub-panel supplied from a main panelís 50amp breaker? The sub-panel will be supplying 4 or 5 basement lights a couple of outlets, a washing machine, a...
01-31-03, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,115
Posted By stvdlf

Rounded Corners

I,m doing a small sheetrock job in a bath remodel. My guestion has to do with bull nose corners. Does the plastic moulding or the the paper backed metal work out better. It looks as though the...
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Views: 989
Posted By stvdlf

Deck redo

Iím about ready to refinish a redwood deck. Because itís been neglected for a few years I thought I would try to use a floor sander to smooth out the surface roughness after pressure washing it....
03-06-02, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,350
Posted By stvdlf

Thanks much for the help!!

Thanks much for the help!!
03-06-02, 05:27 PM
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Views: 1,350
Posted By stvdlf

Both units recommend grouting underneath the...

Both units recommend grouting underneath the bottom of the units, but say it is not mandatory. Does the proccedure I described earlier sound correct?
03-06-02, 03:59 PM
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Views: 1,350
Posted By stvdlf

setting a fiberglass shower or tub.

A week or so ago somebody ask about the proper procedure to set in a fiberglass shower or tub, but I never saw the question answered. I need to install both in a new remodel and I've been told to use...
03-06-02, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,655
Posted By stvdlf

Drain waste vent system

I read the section "drain waste vent system" but it did not have the answer to my question.
Specifically, if I vent a "2 shower or bath drain, 5 feet from the fixtures trap with a 1 1/2" vertical...
03-04-02, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,697
Posted By stvdlf

moving pool table

Thanks to all for your advice!!!
02-27-02, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,697
Posted By stvdlf

Not what I was looking to hear, but thanks anyway...

Not what I was looking to hear, but thanks anyway George. The problem is I have to move it from one remote area to another and I can't find anyone on either end to move it, so I'll probably wing it.
02-27-02, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,697
Posted By stvdlf

pool table moving

Not sure I'm asking this quertiuon in the right category, but I'll give it a shot. Can anyone tell me how difficult it is to move a pool table other than the grunt work? I understand that they need...
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