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09-19-10, 05:37 AM
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Posted By rambelmont

I hope I can do better than that, but that is...

I hope I can do better than that, but that is kind of what I was thinking. Glad to hear it works-- thanks
09-17-10, 07:37 AM
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I want enough room for the tech to work -- my pad...

I want enough room for the tech to work -- my pad size now is 36x36 but on the ground. How much space do you think I should allow?

It can't be wider than 4.5 ft in one direction (from wall...
09-17-10, 06:51 AM
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Posted By rambelmont

I only have 4.5 ft in width before hitting a...

I only have 4.5 ft in width before hitting a retaining wall. The wall is only 4 ft high so if the platform is 7 ft up, there will be enough air space for condenser.

And the building is very old...
09-16-10, 08:30 PM
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Posted By rambelmont

platform for condenser 7 ft off ground - help!

I need to build a platform 7 ft off the ground for the AC condenser. It has to allow people to move underneath it because it will be over the emergency exit for a basement rental unit. That is also...
01-27-10, 03:15 PM
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Posted By rambelmont

water hammer when turning ON faucet - 3rd floor only

Help! I have searched old posts for an answer, but no luck.

Recently, a water hammer started, but only when a faucet on the 3rd floor is turned ON -- nothing when turning it off

Also, the...
08-15-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,411
Posted By rambelmont

right -- thanks again for all your quick help

right -- thanks again for all your quick help
08-15-09, 06:45 PM
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Views: 14,411
Posted By rambelmont

No-- no glass - and it is an exterior door, not a...

No-- no glass - and it is an exterior door, not a utility. Their website said it was 24 gauge steel. The "Premium Contours" line has a minimum fire rating of 20 min, up to 90 min on certain models....
08-15-09, 06:14 PM
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Views: 14,411
Posted By rambelmont

An hour ago I saw a Jeld-wen steel door at HD...

An hour ago I saw a Jeld-wen steel door at HD that would work for me. I did not see a fire-rating on it.

But after reading your posts, I checked the Jeld-wen website and found out it was a 20...
08-15-09, 05:11 PM
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Views: 14,411
Posted By rambelmont

Thanks for your quick response-- I guess I will...

Thanks for your quick response-- I guess I will go with a steel-clad exterior door -- cost is an issue -- thanks
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Posted By rambelmont

I don't think even your friend would be...

I don't think even your friend would be interested -- pretty banged up, but till this problem, it was reliable.

No -- not the same position that the car is in when the engine is running. This is...
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Posted By rambelmont

what is on a honda accessory circuit?

I have a 1995 honda civic and the ignition has a problem going past the "I" position to shut off completely. I have started to leave the key in the ignition at "I" (I really don't care if it is...
08-15-09, 01:51 PM
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Views: 14,411
Posted By rambelmont

fire-rating for solid-wood interior door?

Does anyone know what a typical fire-rating is for a standard solid-wood interior door?

I am putting an apartment in my basement, but my furnace (high-efficiency gas) will stay there. I am...
08-15-09, 01:30 PM
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Posted By rambelmont

I have an english basement that is being...

I have an english basement that is being converted to an apartment like many others have already done in my neighborhood. I had it excavated about 18", and everything went well.

The important...
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Views: 997
Posted By rambelmont

As I said, I'm a novice-- I guess that's obvious....

As I said, I'm a novice-- I guess that's obvious. Thanks for your help.
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Views: 997
Posted By rambelmont

I am not sure I understand. Doesn't the...

I am not sure I understand. Doesn't the transformer change it to DC power? Why the power supply?
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Views: 997
Posted By rambelmont

Thanks for your quick response. I have never used...

Thanks for your quick response. I have never used a power supply before -- this will get power from a transformer and then pass that power to the system?

Can't I just replace the battery with a...
08-13-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,605
Posted By rambelmont

Thank you both for responding -- I bought a set...

Thank you both for responding -- I bought a set of auger bits from HD last night -- and yes, I will be using a corded drill.

The air conditioners will be in separate bedrooms, and the panel has...
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Views: 997
Posted By rambelmont

help needed! with design of alarm system

I hope someone can help me with the design of an elaborate water alarm system. I am putting in an apartment in the basement and want to know if any water is getting in (thunderstorms/hurricanes). I...
08-13-09, 06:58 AM
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Views: 17,605
Posted By rambelmont

The two air conditioners are 8,000 btu - 6.8 amps...

The two air conditioners are 8,000 btu - 6.8 amps and 115v. I know that each will need its own circuit breaker, but would they require 14/3 or is 14/2 okay?

All the manufacturer would say is...
08-12-09, 07:48 PM
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Views: 17,605
Posted By rambelmont

Thanks for your quick reply -- I have never used...

Thanks for your quick reply -- I have never used an auger bit - will try it. Can a 7/8" hole take two 14/3 wires?
08-12-09, 03:49 PM
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Views: 17,605
Posted By rambelmont

any limit to # wires in same stud hole?

I will be running wires for multiple circuits in the same wall. I don't want to have to drill a bunch of holes. I thought I would drill a large single hole -- maybe 1-1/2" diameter. The wall is...
07-22-09, 09:06 PM
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Views: 1,564
Posted By rambelmont

does foundation curb count in hallway width?

I am finishing my townhouse basement which was dug out for more height. The old foundation was reinforced with extra concrete. This new concrete now sticks out about 9 in. into the floor space...
07-22-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By rambelmont

Thank you all for your help -- the pressure at...

Thank you all for your help -- the pressure at the water heater in the basement is 72 psi and on the top floor is 41 psi.

The HWH obviously has its own temp/pressure relief valve. Am I right...
07-21-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By rambelmont

does correct water pressure depend on house size/# of people?

Does the correct water pressure depend on the height and number of people?

I have a 5-story townhouse (3 apartments with 7 adults). I have been thinking of getting a pressure regulator for the...
07-21-09, 10:54 AM
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Views: 844
Posted By rambelmont

do I need conduit in storage area? by code?

Can anyone tell me if what the NEC code requires regarding conduit?

There is a storage area next to the furnace in my basement. Various electric wires were run in and along the ceiling and walls...
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