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Double stacked cantilvers - 3 story house with 2 cantilevers

Rowhouses are common in many east coast cities - in the late 1800s and early 1900s many streets were lined with 12' wide houses sharing brick walls. During my most recent renovation, we cantilevered...
04-26-11, 04:50 PM
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It is a gas furnace. As I understand, rh and rc...

It is a gas furnace. As I understand, rh and rc are for the transformer, g is for the fan, y is for cool, and w is for heat.

I found the contactor and capacitor and I believe I understand how...
04-26-11, 08:55 AM
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I may be missing something - the a/c unit is...

I may be missing something - the a/c unit is direct wired to the panel through a disconnect box so it has 240v at the terminals regardless of low voltage factors.
You mentioned a contactor - I...
04-26-11, 04:49 AM
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So, at this point I've determined that the blue...

So, at this point I've determined that the blue wire at the tstat and at the furnace don't need to be connected for 1 stage cooling with 1 stage gas heat. Still not working but I'm trying to...
04-25-11, 08:23 PM
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Mis-wired system?? outdoor a/c unit not coming on

When switched to Cool and the temp. is lowered, the fan comes on but the outdoor a/c unit does not. I've checked that the outdoor unit is getting 240 volts with a multimeter. The low voltage wiring...
02-15-11, 06:10 AM
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The heat is on

It turns out the installers left a hose from the pressure switch(?) to the inducer unattached. The hose was wedged in the corner with a warning lablel that reads, "If installed in the horizontal...
02-14-11, 08:53 AM
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Ducane furnace light flashes three times - pressure valve open with inducer on

I have a two month old, never used Ducane gas furnace (model no. not on hand) that will not function. The error light flashes 3 times after attempted start-up which indicates, per the manual,...
08-07-09, 10:55 AM
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Essentially, instead of a door or window, my...

Essentially, instead of a door or window, my holes in the wall be brick, purely for aesthetic purposes. The total height of the building will support my 3 floor plan. As currently constructed, the...
08-07-09, 10:00 AM
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Header spans and framing in a row house

I'm currently working on plans for a completely gutted row house. It has a concrete floor, brick walls on all 4 sides and is a center unit. Exposed brick has become quite popular, so I'd like to...
10-11-08, 11:26 PM
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Posted By bnymbill

Thanks guys

I appreciate your help. So here's what happened: the electrician had the incoming and outgoing wire backwards. When he wired the box for the rough inspection, the reds were tailed an nutted and...
10-11-08, 07:38 AM
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3 wire, 1 short

I have 2 wire coming into a box with a switch, 3 wire going to a light, and 3 wire continuing to a box with a second switch. When everything is connected, the 15 amp breaker immediately trips. I...
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Stair railings

I've rebuilt the stairs in a narrow row home. I'd like to start the railing on the second step - in order to make the passage way between the 1st step and the wall feel wider. Is this a violation...
09-13-07, 09:50 AM
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Posted By bnymbill

Agreed

I'm working on the window size right now...I believe some brick is going to have to be cut away to fit a big enough window. Right now the rough opening is 34"x34.5". I'm checking with a baltimore...
09-13-07, 08:38 AM
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Posted By bnymbill

I like your suggestions

It's a city row home, so the rooms are only 12'x12'. Basically I have one outlet on each wall, within 6' of each doorway or stairway and then in 6' increments. I would imagine that the front...
09-13-07, 07:47 AM
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Posted By bnymbill

Wiring half a house...

I have a 200 Amp breaker in an 1100 sq ft house. I need to wire:

1. four outlets in a upstairs bedroom
2. four outlets and four recessed lights in the living room below that bedroom
3. an...
09-11-07, 09:35 AM
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Posted By bnymbill

Smile Thanks guys.

I appreciate the advice, thanks again for your help.
09-11-07, 08:47 AM
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Posted By bnymbill

Code/proper wiring question.

I'd like to thank those of you who have previously responeded to my posts...my projects have turned out really well. I'm in the process of wiring a basement which will be finished. I'm wiring three...
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Thumbs up Thanks guys

I'll call the folks at Baltimore housing. First floor head room will be roughly 7'5" - there will be a step down into a sunk in living room, where the ceiling height will go back to 8'4" or so.
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Post Floor Joists

Hello, I'm having the floor joists replaced in one room of my home. Baltimore uses the International Building Code/2000. One contractor has told me that I can replace the old 2x8s with new 2x8s,...
06-13-07, 01:07 PM
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Post Trying to avoid overloading a circuit

I wiring a new bathroom and want to avoid overloading a circuit. I want to run 12/2 to a 2 gang 34 cu in box. Out of this box I want to run 12/2 to a GFI. I want to run 12/2 to an overhead light...
06-11-07, 11:39 AM
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Posted By bnymbill

My apologies, in my haste to type I switched line and load.

So,

1. I run 12/2 off the line from the 1st GFI, my 2nd out let will have to be a GFI out let to be protected. Then from this 2nd GFI's line, I can run 12/2 to the switch and light for continuous...
06-11-07, 11:04 AM
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Posted By bnymbill

Smile Thanks, just curious about the 3-way switch wiring

http://www.the-home-improvement-web.com/information/how-to/three-way-switch.htm

Option 7: 2 lights between 2 3-way switches, power through switch

these are the instructions I followed for my...
06-11-07, 10:30 AM
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Post Wiring outside wall GFI and light off of hallway switch

In the hallway leading out my back door I wired two canister lights on three-way switches. The ceiling and walls are all still open, so running wire is not a problem. I'm trying to install a GFI...
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