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Thank you all for your responses. After Irene my...

Thank you all for your responses. After Irene my Champion CPS3V 1/3hp pump 40gal per minute (10' head) and my Watchdog Bigdog battery backup were running simultaneously (they share the same pipe. I...
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Sump basin - drill holes?

I have been looking around for an answer on the net but have not come up with a definative answer so here I am.

I have a sump pit that is approx. 18" diameter and 22" deep. The pit is solid...
09-20-11, 06:47 PM
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Posted By slukster

I had a french drain and sump pump system put in...

I had a french drain and sump pump system put in my basement (northern NJ) not long after I bought my 80 yr old house because I had water intrusion through cracks in the slab and from the block...
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Posted By slukster

Thank you for the reply and for the great info. ...

Thank you for the reply and for the great info. I do have an 18" X 22" pit. I am in a high water table area so during heavy storms the pit fills quickly and the pump runs often, sometimes several...
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Posted By slukster

Sump pump discharge adapter

My Zoeller N98 pump has a 1 1/2 inch discharge pipe. If I used a 1 1/2" to 2" adapter thus running a 2" discharge pipe out to the street, would this improve the efficiency of the pump or would it...
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Posted By slukster

Sump pump installation w/battery backup

I live in northern NJ and got hit with hurricane Irene. I live across the street from a park that has a stream running through it and it floods the park everytime we have a heavy rain. With the...
08-13-08, 04:08 PM
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Posted By slukster

Cost for a sub-panel install

I currently have a remodeling project going on including new electrical. The price of running the electrical to the main panel is included in my contractors bid but I see that I will be out of slots...
04-14-08, 02:44 AM
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Posted By slukster

I had the same problem...

:wall: Not too long ago I had the exact same problem where all of my smoke detectors (not combo smoke/CO) were going off. What I did was find the detector that had set the rest off (my detectors...
02-10-07, 02:38 PM
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Posted By slukster

Ah, makes sense. There was shoe molding down...

Ah, makes sense. There was shoe molding down with my old carpet I am replacing because there are hard wood floors underneath. I will install the carpet and decide after whether I need the shoe...
02-10-07, 02:20 PM
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Posted By slukster

Smile Shoe molding - before/after carpet?

Hello all,
I have read it is best to put the base molding down before the carpet. That is already in place. Now do I put the shoe molding (1/4 round) in first or after the carpet? I put it down...
01-22-07, 05:50 PM
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Posted By slukster

Smile Attic ladder

The attic ladder I installed was the Werner S2200 Series Steel ladder.
http://www.wernerladder.com/newprods/s2200.php
It folds up up just like the wood or aluminum ladders. The features that...
10-09-06, 05:29 PM
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Posted By slukster

Post French drain

I am in a high water table area with a stream across the street in a park and had water in my basement everytime there was heavy rain. The water mostly came up through the cracks in the floor. Had...
08-17-06, 01:01 PM
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Posted By slukster

Thank you for your replies.

Thank you for your replies.
08-16-06, 05:15 PM
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Posted By slukster

Surge suppressor receptacles

I was wondering if anyone has used the surge suppressor receptacles and is there any advantage to using them over a surge suppressing outlet strip? I have seen there are different grades of surge...
07-11-06, 05:41 PM
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Posted By slukster

I didn't think the shipping was that expensive. ...

I didn't think the shipping was that expensive. Only $33 for the 600bd ft. kit, ground shipping. I imagine the tanks weigh a bit. The LTL freight option is quite a bit at $200+. Put in your zip...
07-11-06, 05:33 PM
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Posted By slukster

Talking Be sure to understand how the tigerfoam works. I...

Be sure to understand how the tigerfoam works. I was looking into it and called the manufacturer with some questions. You will only be putting a 1 inch layer of the foam down. The board feet that...
06-17-06, 06:21 PM
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Posted By slukster

Thank you for the responses. I have seen the...

Thank you for the responses. I have seen the door trim mounted switches before but my wife and I have a habit of leaving closet doors open (or they are so stuffed with clothes/junk that we can not...
06-17-06, 06:19 PM
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Posted By slukster

Thank you for the responses. I am definate...

Thank you for the responses.

I am definate that the smoke detector is low voltage wired and powered through the alarm system. The wire used is like 16 or 18 gage, the same type they used to...
06-17-06, 12:45 PM
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Posted By slukster

Smoke detector wiring

I have a two wire smoke detector that is hooked up to my house alarm system. It appears to be the low voltage type. I need to move it to another location and the installer had mounted the detector...
06-17-06, 12:40 PM
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Posted By slukster

Closet wiring question

Can the light switch for the closet lighting be located inside of the closet or does it need to be on the outside? I have several closets that are around 3ft by 3 ft that I want to install lighting...
05-15-06, 04:23 PM
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Posted By slukster

Thank you very much for your reply's!

Thank you very much for your reply's!
05-14-06, 07:28 PM
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Posted By slukster

Proper grounding of metal junction box

I believe the proper way to ground a metal junction box is to pigtail it from a grounding screw on the box to a wire nut with the other incoming ground wires. I have seen where instead of pigtailing...
04-23-06, 01:32 PM
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Posted By slukster

Thanks Rocky. I eventually want to rewire my...

Thanks Rocky. I eventually want to rewire my entire house and this is the second bedroom I am doing (my original post did not come to mind in the first bedroom). I have read several books on...
04-23-06, 07:13 AM
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Posted By slukster

Many electrical books I have read have...

Many electrical books I have read have illustrated electrical boxes being at 12in or 14in centers. I am rewiring/adding receptacles to bring the bedroom up to code (12' rule), get rid of k&t wiring...
04-22-06, 06:26 AM
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Posted By slukster

I was under the impression that outlets must be...

I was under the impression that outlets must be installed 12in from the floor unless installing for ADA requirements to comply with code. I guess that is just a standard, not a code requirement....
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