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02-04-15, 01:28 PM
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Chimney Liner

Hello:
I am looking for some education here.

I have a rental property with an old oil fired hot air furnace that has been giving me trouble for the last few years. It finally gave out last week,...
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Posted By JMattero

Thanks

Thanks. I have tried different glass cleaners from different stove manufacturers and from Home depot, all with somewhat limited results. I will try your suggestion. Have a Merry Christmas!
09-28-13, 05:08 PM
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Views: 3,916
Posted By JMattero

To Joseph

Joseph - my guess is that the second bathroom receptacle is "downstream" of the bathroom #1 receptacle. That is why when #1 trips, #2 doesn't work. There is no problem with running other receptacles...
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Thanks for the replies. Does the paint thinner...

Thanks for the replies. Does the paint thinner screw anything up since I only spray latex with this sprayer?
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Views: 8,714
Posted By JMattero

Thanks. The Airless sprayers you are talking...

Thanks.

The Airless sprayers you are talking about... I believe that is what I have, is it not? From memory (since it is located at my shop, not here at my home), it is a Graco machine where you...
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Posted By JMattero

Spraying interior latex enamel paint

Hello:
I have a rental property with 10 interior 6 panel masonite doors. Rather than painting them with a brush and/or roller, I am considering bringing them all to the garage, and spraying them...
05-25-11, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 51,076
Posted By JMattero

Solar powered electric fence charger at Harbor Freight

Just an update... I went to the local Harbor Freight store last week and came upon a Solar Powered Fence charger for $60. I haven't set it up yet, but, supposedly, I can put this near the garden,...
02-18-11, 12:34 PM
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Views: 51,076
Posted By JMattero

Ray, please explain "you don't get a shock from a...

Ray, please explain "you don't get a shock from a 12 volt battery". If I went to my car, and touched both terminals, I would not get a shock? Obviously, I have never tried that!!!

However, when...
02-18-11, 11:44 AM
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Posted By JMattero

Battery powered electric fence???

Hello:
I have a vegatable garden 100 feet or so from my home, and there is no electricity available. For the past few years, I have been fighting a losing battle with Raccoons, Groundhogs, Deer,...
02-18-11, 10:17 AM
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Views: 3,809
Posted By JMattero

ibpooks: Thanks for the reply. The real problem...

ibpooks:
Thanks for the reply. The real problem is that I HATE going up and down ladders. When I am up on the ladder with my wife on the ground waving her arms, the sensor sees me. I guess the only...
02-18-11, 06:28 AM
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Posted By JMattero

Correct way to aim Motion Detector Sensor

Guys:
Are there any tricks or accurate ways to aim a motion detector sensor on an exterior light. I have two exterior lights, one on my driveway, and one on the side yard of my home.
My driveway...
02-18-11, 06:10 AM
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Views: 2,904
Posted By JMattero

Joe: Thanks for the reply. One more thing......

Joe:
Thanks for the reply. One more thing... with a 3 prong receptacle, and 10/3 + G wire, would it not be best to connect the bare ground to the metal on the receptacle? To me that would be better...
02-17-11, 02:04 PM
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Views: 2,904
Posted By JMattero

Ray; Point well taken! I thought the same thing...

Ray;
Point well taken! I thought the same thing whenI saw what he did. I am NOT an electrician, but do plenty of electrical work, and I would not have done it that way. However, I wanted to make...
02-17-11, 12:04 PM
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Views: 2,904
Posted By JMattero

Thanks. I did not know this was ever allowed. Let...

Thanks. I did not know this was ever allowed. Let me ask one more question... If, with the neutral and ground connected together, the bare ground wire went into a junction box (metal) and touched...
02-17-11, 09:52 AM
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Posted By JMattero

ibpooks: Thanks for the quick reply. I...

ibpooks:
Thanks for the quick reply. I understand what you are saying. However, just for education purposes, isn't it incorrect to connect the ground and the neutral? Does that connection pose a...
02-17-11, 09:03 AM
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Views: 2,904
Posted By JMattero

220 line for an electric dryer

Hello:
I need some help from the experts. I have a rental property with a new tenant. When I rehabbed the house I ran 10/3 + G for the dryer circuit, and installed a 4 prong receptacle. When the...
01-24-11, 02:19 PM
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Views: 7,577
Posted By JMattero

Sump Pump code GFI or no GFI?

I just had a french drain installed in a basement, and this includes a sump pit and sump pump. Please settle a discussion I have had with other rehabbers like myself. Since the receptacle that the...
01-22-11, 09:47 AM
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Views: 8,434
Posted By JMattero

Tolyn, Suppose that the neutral for CIRCUIT #1...

Tolyn, Suppose that the neutral for CIRCUIT #1 went unused (just capped off), and the neutral for CIRCUIT #2 was being used as the neutral for circuit #1. As I see it, with this hookup (which I know...
01-14-11, 09:21 AM
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Views: 8,434
Posted By JMattero

Ray: I believe that what they did was run 2 two...

Ray:
I believe that what they did was run 2 two wire cables, but used two pieces of 14/2 between the switches, rather than one piece of 14/3, and simply capped the extra white on both ends.
01-14-11, 07:44 AM
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Views: 8,434
Posted By JMattero

Tolyn: If these two circuits ARE on the same...

Tolyn:
If these two circuits ARE on the same phase,, my reading has indicated that it would be possible for the shared neutral to actually be carrying twice as much current as it should. Am I...
01-14-11, 03:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,434
Posted By JMattero

Tolyn: We are talking about NM (Romex) wire...

Tolyn:
We are talking about NM (Romex) wire here.

Also, as far a position/phase is concerned, these two breakers are, as I recall, on the right side of the panel, with one unrelated breaker in...
01-13-11, 01:27 PM
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Views: 8,434
Posted By JMattero

I guess they simply didn't have any 3 wire on the...

I guess they simply didn't have any 3 wire on the truck when they were wiring these homes!!! Thanks.
01-13-11, 01:24 PM
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Views: 8,434
Posted By JMattero

Ray: Do you know of any websites that would...

Ray:
Do you know of any websites that would allow me to play around with animated wires and switches to re-create the situation I am asking about? I remember back in high school science classes...
01-13-11, 11:58 AM
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Views: 8,434
Posted By JMattero

Ray: Was it code correct back inthe 60's to use...

Ray:
Was it code correct back inthe 60's to use two pieces of 14/2 rather than one piece of 14/3? I ask because I have seen many instances of this in these homes, even though it makes no sense...
01-13-11, 11:50 AM
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Views: 8,434
Posted By JMattero

Ray: Your post, and my clarification were...

Ray:
Your post, and my clarification were posted almost at the same time.

To answer you... there are NO red wires anywhere in the house. I routinely change out evvery switch, and every receptacle...
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