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yea we are trying to train the dog to stay in the...

yea we are trying to train the dog to stay in the kitchen and family room. Both have cheap, but indestructible laminate
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hardwood floor scratches. oil based restorer?

I know this one has been beat to death on this and other forums. I have a bit of a different angle.
My dog put some moderate scratches in my oak flooring. Almost more indentations rather than just...
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Ah , I didnt think of it that way. The heat...

Ah , I didnt think of it that way. The heat "lost" will be enjoyed by folks hanging out in the basement.
I guess stealing a bit of heat from the upstairs dwellers.
Thanks!!
I'm going to go for it.
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Im afraid its asbestos too. But I will just...

Im afraid its asbestos too. But I will just paint over that.
The insulation was added many years after the system was built. Its just the regular ole fiber glass insulation.
I think my father put...
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Posted By brian sansone

Painting HVAC ducts ??

Ok so here goes.
Im remodeling my basement, and I want to paint the ceiling and all the utilities that run through it.

My issue is that some ducts are wrapped with insulation.
Most of the...
10-22-17, 09:25 PM
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Posted By brian sansone

Awesome! Thanks Sounds exactly like what I...

Awesome!
Thanks
Sounds exactly like what I need
10-21-17, 09:36 PM
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Posted By brian sansone

painting granite foundation walls

I would like to paint my basement walls instead of adding dry wall.
I think the walls are beautiful. Its half above grade and half below.
I have never had any water leaking in.
It is however...
11-06-14, 07:02 PM
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Posted By brian sansone

Thanks so much for the detailed info. I will...

Thanks so much for the detailed info. I will definitely get me a copy of "wiring simplified".

And, Casual Joe, your absolutely right about the original wiring.
The first circuit has sooo much...
11-02-14, 08:28 AM
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Posted By brian sansone

CasualJoe. That really gets to the heary of my...

CasualJoe.
That really gets to the heary of my question.
Lets say I wanted to replace ONE the old braided wire circuits, and add a smoke detector circuit( which is required here)

The main...
11-02-14, 08:18 AM
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Posted By brian sansone

Thank you so much for the info. I feel better...

Thank you so much for the info.
I feel better knowing that at least some circuits are grounded.
11-01-14, 03:51 PM
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Posted By brian sansone

It is not a 1949 panel. Its a 1981 panel with...

It is not a 1949 panel. Its a 1981 panel with lots of circuits.
My book on residential wiring says it should be grounded to a cold water pipe, with a jumper around the water meter.

As far as...
11-01-14, 12:34 PM
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Posted By brian sansone

you can clearly see the old wiring on the left,...

you can clearly see the old wiring on the left, and the newer wiring on the right.
11-01-14, 12:27 PM
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Actually its a 150 amp service panel. It does...

Actually its a 150 amp service panel. It does seem to be grounded. The nuetral bus bar has a big fat copper wire leaving the panel and it is attached to a copper hot water line.

41030

Let me...
11-01-14, 10:28 AM
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Posted By brian sansone

replacing a single circuit - LEGALLY ???

I would like to update some of the wiring in my 1949 ranch home.

INFO:

There is the original wires which account for about %25 of the whole system.

A 200 amp circuit breaker box was added...
02-09-14, 03:10 PM
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Posted By brian sansone

yea i'm going to clear coat it. Its not a problem...

yea i'm going to clear coat it. Its not a problem with excessive dust, or inefficient air filters. My office is in a climate controlled medical office building. Its just a function of the finish and...
01-26-14, 08:37 AM
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Posted By brian sansone

The paint is polyurethane. I did a test area of...

The paint is polyurethane. I did a test area of poly clear over the poly paint, and it seemed to solve the footprint problem. So im talking about satin polyurethane clear coat OVER polyurethane...
01-26-14, 08:31 AM
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Posted By brian sansone

Its definitely dust. it brushes right off. The...

Its definitely dust. it brushes right off. The floor is a slate color with a satin finish. Every single time its stepped on, a print is left. every single time. It cleans right up, but its always...
01-22-14, 06:33 PM
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Posted By brian sansone

Foot prints on poyurethane painted floors? polish or clear coat ??

I have concrete floors painted with a polyurethane paint. It look great, but it picks up footprints. With every single step! Just dust that brushes off easy.
I'm thinking about top coating it...
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