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Thanks for the info. I think it should work out...

Thanks for the info. I think it should work out A-OK. Just a little hung up on how the cement footings/forms are done. But I think I've got it figured out now. I guess I just thought there was more...
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Remove old deck, add 3 season room

Hello guys, I would like to remove our old deck on our house and replace it with a 3 season room. The current deck has an over hang. My plan is to completely remove the deck and all the framing. Then...
04-19-06, 12:38 PM
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Posted By sx460

Yep, we're out in the country with out own...

Yep, we're out in the country with out own transformer. The pole/transformer/meter are all brand new as of ~2004. But do you think it might be possible that the transformer is bad/going bad?
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04-18-06, 12:50 PM
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Posted By sx460

Intruiging... 4/5 wires?

Intruiging... 4/5 wires?
04-18-06, 12:25 PM
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Posted By sx460

There are three wires burried in the ground. Two...

There are three wires burried in the ground. Two hots and one neutral. Then there is a ground rod outside the house connected to the panel by a #6 copper wire.
04-18-06, 07:39 AM
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Posted By sx460

Thanks for all the info. The suggestions are very...

Thanks for all the info. The suggestions are very helpful. Regarding the 4x4 footing, is it OK to use one of those cardboard tubes for the footing as long as it is deep enough to allow for the frost...
04-18-06, 07:26 AM
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Posted By sx460

So the census so far is that the underground wire...

So the census so far is that the underground wire is damaged? Thanks again!
04-18-06, 07:25 AM
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Posted By sx460

That's a great suggestion. Any ideas how much...

That's a great suggestion. Any ideas how much something like that might run? Thanks!
04-18-06, 07:18 AM
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Posted By sx460

I have done some simple voltage tests of my own...

I have done some simple voltage tests of my own with a digital multimeter and it's a pretty consistent 121V - 122V.
04-18-06, 07:15 AM
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Posted By sx460

> Did they check the voltage? Nope. They...

> Did they check the voltage?

Nope. They said that it would cost money to have them do a more thorough inspection ($50 an hour).

> Did they check the voltage under load (every even numbered ...
04-18-06, 07:12 AM
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Posted By sx460

I believe there is a green grounding screw that...

I believe there is a green grounding screw that came with the main panel box. This screw from what I understand joines the ground bar to the neutral bar.
04-17-06, 10:03 PM
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Posted By sx460

Also, could it be a grounding problem? The house...

Also, could it be a grounding problem? The house has a copper ground rod and is connected to the house through a bare 6G copper wire. Also, I don't have the grounding screw installed to ground the...
04-17-06, 10:00 PM
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Posted By sx460

New main feed

Hello guys,

I might need to be replacing my main feed to my house, long discussion a few threads down...

Anyways, I have a 200A panel in the house. I still want to use that main panel. Right...
04-17-06, 09:57 PM
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Posted By sx460

There is a breaker on the pole just after the...

There is a breaker on the pole just after the meter on the pole feeding the house. It's a 200A breaker that I have access to to kill the power to the house if need be.

They did come into the house...
04-17-06, 02:53 PM
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Posted By sx460

Electrical problems in house

Hello guys,

About a year ago we replaced all the electrical in our house plus the undergound feed. We're now having cronic problems with the electrical.

Several times an hour our stove and dish...
04-10-06, 03:31 PM
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Posted By sx460

Adding on to house

Hello guys, I'm going to be replacing a porch with a 3 season room. The roof will remain unchanged, but I have a few specific questions regarding this project:

1) Since the floor of the 3 season...
04-01-06, 03:48 PM
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Posted By sx460

If you frame your house using 2x6s, can it cause...

If you frame your house using 2x6s, can it cause your sheeting to be wavy/bow between the studs because they are 24" OC instead of 6" OC?
03-10-06, 09:01 PM
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Posted By sx460

Here's the latest: I talked with the power...

Here's the latest:

I talked with the power company and they thought there was a problem with the main breaker on the pole. They claimed they could smell smoke and so apparently there was a problem...
03-09-06, 05:25 PM
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Posted By sx460

I called the power company and they sent out a...

I called the power company and they sent out a crew to look at the pole and breaker on the pole. Apparently the breaker on the pole smelled burnt so they went ahead and replaced it. They're not sure...
03-08-06, 09:53 PM
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Posted By sx460

I'll give them a call tomorrow. If you guys think...

I'll give them a call tomorrow. If you guys think of anything, please reply. Thanks!
03-08-06, 09:25 PM
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Posted By sx460

The weather was really bad today. There were big...

The weather was really bad today. There were big rain showers and what not especially while we were out. But I don't think the weather was very bad the first time that it happened.

More info: none...
03-08-06, 08:54 PM
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Posted By sx460

Weird/Scary Electrical Problem...

Hello,

I've got a recurring electrical problem throughout the house. Here's the situation:

About two weeks ago I woke up and smelled something burning. I looked at my alarm clock and it was...
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Posted By sx460

Thanks for the reply. So you're pretty confident...

Thanks for the reply. So you're pretty confident that it's not a big deal, it's just a cosmetic thing? The thing that really worries me is the fact that it's the worst right at the entrance where...
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Posted By sx460

New Slab Foundation

Hello guys,

I'm having a new garage built and they poured the foundation last Friday. They began framing today (Tuesday). The framing crew is doing an amazing A+ job. But the concrete guys were a...
01-02-06, 03:07 PM
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Posted By sx460

Grounding Question...

Hello guys,

I'm going to be redoing the electrical on my garages here shortly. The house has a ground rod attached directly to the main breaker panel. We have a detached garage and it is currently...
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