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Actually, if it's dry laid, not mortared, I don't...

Actually, if it's dry laid, not mortared, I don't need a footing below frost line.
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Can I pour a concrete pad (below grade) for a retaining wall?

I'm building a 2' high retaining wall parallel to the house about 7' out from the house. Behind the wall will be built up a driveway, which will get paved. I understand that the base of the...
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Thanks for replying. Looking at my parts diagram...

Thanks for replying. Looking at my parts diagram I see key #3, part #969599001 described as "Shim" quantity 2. Also key#86, part #969600001 described as "Shim" quantity 2. Both are on the left side...
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adjusting table saw blade height and bevel

The handle on my Ryobi BT3000 for adjusting blade height keeps slipping. I've taken it apart several times and tightened the set screw but it doesn't stay. Could I need a new part? Maybe the cam?...
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upstairs cold, 1 zone boiler in basement, ground floor toasty

Even if I turn the thermostat (which is on the 1st floor) way high, 2nd floor radiators remain cold. So I went to the basement and found that some piping hot but the one that seems to go to the...
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I don't live in NYC. There is an attic above...

I don't live in NYC. There is an attic above without a finished floor, but some years ago I blew cellulose insulation into the attic so it would be really messy to go up there. I'll get the box i...
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I think I will have to replace the box. That...

I think I will have to replace the box. That can't be too difficult, can it? So I can have the light off and the fan on? Which wire do I connect to which to accomplish that?
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description of wiring, with pictures (I hope)

So maybe you can see pictures here:
Ceiling Wiring Photos by dianebc | Photobucket (http://s1318.photobucket.com/user/dianebc/library/ceiling%20wiring?sort=3&page=1)
but if not, let me describe...
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replace ceiling light fixture with fan/light combo

There is one wall switch that controls the bedroom light. I want to replace that light with a ceiling fan/light and be able to run the fan without the light being on. Is there a way to do this...
02-23-12, 05:17 PM
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power cord on electric clothes dryer

my new dryer has a 4 prong power cord and my recepticle is 3 prong. I have an extra 3 wire cord from an old dryer, can I use it on my new dryer safely without a green ground wire?
11-28-11, 08:52 PM
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Old oil into new tank?

We have an underground oil tank, at least 20 years old, and are having a new tank installed in the basement. The professional who is doing the job wants to pump the oil from the underground tank...
12-19-10, 01:39 PM
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I've bought a GFCI receptacle, so I'm going to...

I've bought a GFCI receptacle, so I'm going to replace it with that and do it right. Not sure if it's #14 wire. Will it say on it?
12-17-10, 06:52 PM
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no space heater plugged into recepticle, but the...

no space heater plugged into recepticle, but the refrigerator was. Also, on the same circuit, not plugged into the receptacle, is a small hot water heater.
12-17-10, 06:23 PM
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Got it. but it's also ok, if I have 2 wires on...

Got it. but it's also ok, if I have 2 wires on the upper screw, to put one on the screw and one in the back hole by that screw, right?
12-17-10, 06:12 PM
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I love learning stuff from you guys. I...

I love learning stuff from you guys. I especially love not burning down the house. I'll get the proper equipment tomorrow.
Diane
12-17-10, 06:04 PM
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oops, no I doubled them. To be clear, each side...

oops, no I doubled them. To be clear, each side has two screws and 3 wires. Why is that bad? I could buy a new outlet with the place in the back to put the extra wire.
Diane
12-17-10, 04:58 PM
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I'm glad you asked that question. On each side,...

I'm glad you asked that question. On each side, 1 wire was inserted in back and 1 on the screw. The outlet I replaced it with didn't have a place to stick the wire in the back, so I doubled up on...
12-17-10, 04:00 PM
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THANK YOU! The very first outlet cover I took...

THANK YOU! The very first outlet cover I took off was obviously the problem. One of the wires was burned right where it attached to the outlet. I replaced the outlet and everything is fine. ...
12-17-10, 07:31 AM
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Thanks. I did that and they said since it's only...

Thanks. I did that and they said since it's only part of one apartment most likely it's an inside problem, but the crew is coming to check it out.
Any other ideas?
12-16-10, 08:34 PM
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Unhappy Circuit not working, breaker not tripped

I have several apartments in an old farmhouse. A tenant just called to say the electricity in half his apartment (it's just a one room studio) is out. He looked in the breaker box, nothing seemed...
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