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11-30-14, 01:53 PM
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Same fixture with 4 CFLS in it. Only two wires in...

Same fixture with 4 CFLS in it. Only two wires in switch box, no neutral. All three switches have done this after about 2 or 3 month with GE brand CFL's which were replaced each time I replaced the...
11-30-14, 01:05 PM
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It momentarily but you can hear it pop. If you...

It momentarily but you can hear it pop. If you toggle it real slow, it really buzzes good. And its not a dimmer, its a single pole... actually 3. Each time I replace the switch because its buzzing I...
11-30-14, 12:27 PM
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Posted By rards

Arcing Switch -CFL's

has anyone ever heard of CFL bulbs as they age causing a light switch to buzz/arc?
11-30-14, 06:19 AM
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Posted By rards

from sweat to sharkbite

Is it possible to reuse the end of a previously soldered pipe in a sharkbite fitting?

I need to remove a sweated elbow but not lose length of the pipe.

A 3/4" sharkbite needs an 1" of pipe to...
11-27-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,022
Posted By rards

Thanks again Bud. Upon further review, I...

Thanks again Bud.

Upon further review, I can use window film as I have 4 square sides to attach too.

However, I have never had much luck with window film kits, they don't seem to stay on that...
11-27-14, 06:40 AM
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What other insulation options do I have besides...

What other insulation options do I have besides plastic? I just realized I do not have a surface on all 4 sides to pull it taught.
11-27-14, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By rards

THanks Bud. The RH is about 50 in winter,...

THanks Bud.

The RH is about 50 in winter, we dehumidify all summer.

One possible idea is to use plastic over the windows from the inside, would that cure the issue? My thinking is that it...
11-26-14, 04:47 PM
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Posted By rards

Glass Block Window - Condensation

I have some glass block windows in metal frames in my basement. They are in finished/heated spaces. The metal frames and portion of the glass surrounding them are condensing in cold weather. How can...
11-06-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By rards

Grady - There is no rhyme or reason in regards to...

Grady - There is no rhyme or reason in regards to how long its been off. It does normally last about the same time, 2 minutes in the middle of a heat cycle starting and stopping while everything is...
11-05-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By rards

beer and pizza for anyone who can help me solve...

beer and pizza for anyone who can help me solve this.

Still hunting:

I found a 3/4" hole drilled thru a joist that makes up part of the return... inside you can see where the trunk was cut...
11-05-14, 05:44 AM
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Views: 961
Posted By rards

I mentioned buzz and 60 cycle hum. Grasping at...

I mentioned buzz and 60 cycle hum. Grasping at straws here but if it was a faulty transformer, do you think I would be hearing only during a portion of a heat call or would a faulty transformer (or...
11-05-14, 04:41 AM
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Views: 961
Posted By rards

Thanks, I ruled that out too since the noise...

Thanks, I ruled that out too since the noise starts after the inducer has been running for a few moments and it stops before the inducer stops. I asked about the variable speed thinking maybe it only...
11-04-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By rards

Noise Issue - Inducer Question

im trying to track down a periodic buzzing noise I am getting when my heat is running. I cant even say for certainty if its originates from the furnace itself, the ducting or something unrelated.
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11-01-14, 12:05 PM
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Views: 757
Posted By rards

Thanks for the code reference Tolyn.

Thanks for the code reference Tolyn.
11-01-14, 08:38 AM
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Views: 757
Posted By rards

are you sure it isn't 3' for the separate ground...

are you sure it isn't 3' for the separate ground conductor?
11-01-14, 06:23 AM
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Views: 757
Posted By rards

Hey TOlyn- Its likely flexible metal conduit......

Hey TOlyn- Its likely flexible metal conduit... no preinstalled conductors. Its about 5' in length on a 15A circuit so I am good to go without the separate ground. Its the redhead that I am missing.
11-01-14, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By rards

Would you repair this? MC/AC conduit

While changing a light fixture I noticed that the box was connected with a MC/AC metal whip (not sure of the correct term, I have all emt system). I followed it back to a junction box 5' away (the...
10-27-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By rards

Thanks again Furd - Using that table (the same...

Thanks again Furd - Using that table (the same Zoesdad provided earlier! thanks) how does my observation compare to the figures (I cant figure it out).

3/4" brass nipple into a ball valve. ...
10-27-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By rards

Is there a standard with NPT that tells how many...

Is there a standard with NPT that tells how many pipe threads should remain visible on a properly tightened 3/4 fitting?

For example, the joint I am a concerned about has 4 threads still visible,...
10-27-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By rards

Thanks handyone and furd...great stuff. Is...

Thanks handyone and furd...great stuff.

Is a "turn" a full 360 rotation?

Also, I am nervous about my joint, I fear its not as tight as it should be. However, there is no leakage. Should I...
10-27-14, 10:51 AM
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Views: 1,399
Posted By rards

I think this is my main question / confusion: ...

I think this is my main question / confusion:

If someone refers to 3 turns past hand tight....

does that mean 3 full, 360 degree rotations?
10-27-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By rards

Thanks for the link, its a good explanation. I am...

Thanks for the link, its a good explanation. I am still unclear about the visible threads left though, I cant figure it out by the table in the link.

The link did say 3 turns past hand tight for...
10-26-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By rards

What about number of exposed threads on the...

What about number of exposed threads on the fitting after it is installed? I know its probably not humanly possible to have no exposed threads... but I have 3 or 4 sometimes with 3/4 fittings. Am I...
10-26-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By rards

zoesdad that is what I was thinking, thanks for...

zoesdad that is what I was thinking, thanks for clarifying.

Another question:

Do threaded connections develop leaks after time? Like if I didn't properly torque a connection, would a leak...
10-24-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By rards

What about when you need to make a threaded joint...

What about when you need to make a threaded joint and then have to solder (like in the case of a male adapter). I get nervous right away, since I cannot pressurize it until I have soldered... and at...
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