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08-20-07, 06:13 PM
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Posted By em69

Problem solved

One wire was not snapped into the back of the outlet. It was loose.
I pulled out all the wires connected in the back, and remade the connections to the screws. Problem solved.

The outlet was...
08-06-07, 05:50 PM
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Views: 17,609
Posted By em69

1 meter 1 panel No timer It started...

1 meter
1 panel
No timer

It started around the time I installed two light fixtures. Both lights were installed in the two bedrooms which are connected to one Arc Fault breaker. However, it is...
08-06-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,609
Posted By em69

Question Outlets - Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't

A strange situation...

At almost the same time every night (closed to 7:00pm) about half the outlets on one circuit stop working. And then, at almost the same time every night (closed to 10:00pm),...
09-07-06, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By em69

Expanding foam might be even easier.

Expanding foam might be even easier.
09-06-06, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,531
Posted By em69

It may be appropriate in your area, but it is not...

It may be appropriate in your area, but it is not superior to poly. Codes are the minimum building requirements, so it is always best to improve on them when building.

As Ed stated, it is...
09-06-06, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By em69

You should be good for the long haul. Maintenance...

You should be good for the long haul. Maintenance is already necessary though.

1. Ensure slope of grade is always away from the house.
2. Maintain gutters and downspouts

One thing to remember,...
09-06-06, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,308
Posted By em69

I don't know, I would have to see a plan of the...

I don't know, I would have to see a plan of the house. Again, most Codes require a window in an area where it is considered a bedroom. You might not have a choice.

A window is far superior then...
09-05-06, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By em69

Halogen lighting is a very natural looking light....

Halogen lighting is a very natural looking light.
Check codes before creating a liveable area in the basement. You may need a secondary egress if you make the basement a liveable area.
09-05-06, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,308
Posted By em69

Most (if not all) municipal codes require a...

Most (if not all) municipal codes require a window in an area which is used as a bedroom.

IMO, this is one of the most important Codes and I cannot understand why any municipality (if any) would...
09-05-06, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By em69

An Ivory Silk Lilac tree fits your requirements.

An Ivory Silk Lilac tree fits your requirements.
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Views: 9,990
Posted By em69

A 4" inch hole through the foundation will have...

A 4" inch hole through the foundation will have no negative impact on the strength.
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Views: 9,990
Posted By em69

Bricks are not a structural component of a house....

Bricks are not a structural component of a house. A 4" hole will not impact the strength of the foundation.

I would try to avoid a 90 degree corner as this will impact the airflow.
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Views: 1,359
Posted By em69

Agreed with the above. Flex duct reduces air flow...

Agreed with the above. Flex duct reduces air flow dramatically.
The whistling sound is more than likely the air passing through the grate. Take the grate off to see if it still makes the noise. If...
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Views: 2,188
Posted By em69

How many square feet is the basement? How many...

How many square feet is the basement?
How many supplies will you have in the basement?
08-29-06, 05:24 AM
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Views: 1,679
Posted By em69

What is the drywall attached to on the inside of...

What is the drywall attached to on the inside of the ceiling?
08-29-06, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,531
Posted By em69

If you are adding heat to a space, then you need...

If you are adding heat to a space, then you need a VB.
08-29-06, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By em69

This is not a solution as it does not get rid of...

This is not a solution as it does not get rid of the problem permanently. You need to find the source of the moisture or RH.
08-25-06, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By em69

On top of the raised earth, lay down 6 mil poly...

On top of the raised earth, lay down 6 mil poly and cover with gravel. This will guarrantee that the water will run away from the house.
08-22-06, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,638
Posted By em69

If you have drywall on the inside of your home,...

If you have drywall on the inside of your home, then it better to blow the insulation from the inside. It would much easier and cheaper to repair the drywall then an exterior finish.
08-22-06, 05:30 AM
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Views: 5,096
Posted By em69

Why can't you put spike strips?

Why can't you put spike strips?
08-16-06, 05:23 AM
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Views: 23,088
Posted By em69

If you are referring to a Cedar fence, then there...

If you are referring to a Cedar fence, then there is a significant cost difference (almost double) between the two of them. You say cost is not a factor to you, but it may be to your neighbours.
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08-14-06, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
Posted By em69

The poly is only needed to prevent contact...

The poly is only needed to prevent contact between the wood (sleepers) and the concrete.

OSB reacts better than plywood if moisture is present. It is less likely to warp or swell.
08-10-06, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,034
Posted By em69

Wall studs are attached to the concrete floor and...

Wall studs are attached to the concrete floor and ceiling joists. I'm not sure where you researched, but you should never create holes in a concrete foundation.
08-09-06, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,847
Posted By em69

How old is the addition? If it is less than 1...

How old is the addition? If it is less than 1 year, then the added humidity might be from the concrete. It can take many months for concrete to completely cure.
08-09-06, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,911
Posted By em69

It is a marketing term by home builders. I...

It is a marketing term by home builders. I wouldn't consider it a "bonus" if you are paying for it.

Even though there may be no closet in the bonus room, doesn't mean you can't sleep there.
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