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11-04-09, 06:46 AM
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Yes, using plywood screwed to the joists. My...

Yes, using plywood screwed to the joists. My approach for the joists under the walls is to support them with perpendicular joists to avoid roll. Regarding thickness, I may install lauan to bring the...
11-02-09, 06:35 AM
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Mobile home subfloor replacement - advice needed

We just bought a piece of lake property for summer use, and it has a 1986 mobile home on it. The previous owners didn't winterize it, and a pipe burst flooding the living room area. In a lame attempt...
06-04-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,702
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Update: the electrician (referred by friend) is...

Update: the electrician (referred by friend) is coming out today to estimate. He said he would put a 60A breaker in the service panel, run a sheathed cable out to the porch into a hot tub box which...
06-02-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,702
Posted By teddymines

This will be in the U.S. From the disconnect box...

This will be in the U.S. From the disconnect box to the hot tub (the final connection), are you saying this could be either a PVC conduit containing 4 separate conductors, or a single flexible cable...
06-02-09, 11:42 AM
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Views: 1,702
Posted By teddymines

Electrical for hot tub in 3-season porch?

We're looking at a hot tub that will require 50A 220V. It will be in an enclosed 3-season porch with wood flooring, very well reinforced. My question has to do with the electrical components. I won't...
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Views: 17,633
Posted By teddymines

I don't see oil. Is this similar to a slipping...

I don't see oil. Is this similar to a slipping clutch on a car? Is it something that is easy to replace?
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Views: 17,633
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Whirlpool washer spins but clothes still wet

I have a Whirlpool LLR9245BQ1 that is leaving clothes wet after spin. The selected cycle doesn't matter, and it doesn't matter if the "extra rinse" feature is on or off. This is a direct drive model,...
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Views: 71,636
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I don't see "grounding stake" anywhere in that...

I don't see "grounding stake" anywhere in that language, but it seems that I should run my antenna ground wire to the Building Ground Electrode System (the ground cable mentioned in my first post).
...
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Views: 71,636
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I suppose "technically" I have access to the pipe...

I suppose "technically" I have access to the pipe ground by means of the grounding cable attached to the pipe where it enters my basement. So in this case, I'd bond my ground rod to this cable using...
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Views: 71,636
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Thanks. However, this document...

Thanks. However, this document (http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/basics.html) mentions "bonding" the ground rod to the service panel's ground. As I mentioned, my service panel gets its ground...
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Views: 71,636
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Question How to ground a TV antenna mast?

I'm getting conflicting information on how to ground a TV antenna mast I plan on putting up in the next month.

One source says to drive an 8 foot grounding stake into the ground, and run sheathed...
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Views: 2,075
Posted By teddymines

I would think the water in those tanks would...

I would think the water in those tanks would increase over time, due to air temperature and sunlight, even though you mention shade.

One thought would be to install a cooling system to pump water...
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Views: 3,521
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We're having a hard time putting the purchase of...

We're having a hard time putting the purchase of a high efficiency washing machine in the forefront of our expenses, especially with fuel and utility prices always going up. Even though they've come...
02-29-08, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By teddymines

The downspouts go at least that far, and...

The downspouts go at least that far, and terminate well beyond the house on the downhill (front) side. The problems I'm seeing are on the back corner.


I don't agree with this. I have a...
02-28-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By teddymines

Yeah, I realize that. Part of the problem is that...

Yeah, I realize that. Part of the problem is that we are on a hill and our basement intersects some sort of groundwater.

Can you or anyone else recommend a source for that track I mentioned that...
02-28-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
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Looking for ways to dry out a basement

We have identified molds as an allergen that affects some family members, and I'd like to solve my unfinished basement wetness.

Location is upstate New York. There is a corner that is notoriously...
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Views: 1,757
Posted By teddymines

Need details on soffit box for shed

I'm planning a 10x12 shed and have some questions about the soffits, particularly in the bottom corner section of roof that overhangs the non-load-bearing wall.

I understand how the sub-facia,...
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Views: 862
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I need to bump this to see if there is any advice...

I need to bump this to see if there is any advice on what to try before I drop the car off on Thursday morning. Thanks.
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Views: 862
Posted By teddymines

Pathfinder A/C problems

The A/C in my 95 Pathfinder does not seem to cool very well when the outside air temperature is above 75F and there is any humidity. I had the compressor replaced around 70K miles, about 3 years ago,...
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Views: 1,390
Posted By teddymines

I don't see a smiley next to that, but for some...

I don't see a smiley next to that, but for some of us, it is important with regards to tire life and fuel efficiency.

Thanks for all the tips.
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Views: 1,390
Posted By teddymines

Thanks. Will slightly overinflating my tires by...

Thanks. Will slightly overinflating my tires by 3-5 lbs cause the wear in the center? Also, will doing this give my slighter better mileage?
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Views: 1,390
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Question about tire pressure

I remember reading somewhere that if the tire pressure is too low, it can decrease your fuel efficiency. I guess this is because of the increased friction caused by the flexing of the tire, and the...
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By teddymines

Yes, it is limited slip. There is a little...

Yes, it is limited slip. There is a little sticker above the fill hole that says LSD Oil Only.

I'll try this, but wonder: is the oil color and odor correct? Is this something that goes bad after a...
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Views: 781
Posted By teddymines

Possible differential problem?

My 95 Pathfinder has 114K miles, and we use it to occasionally tow a 3000 lb camper. After 15 minutes or so of straight-line driving (no towing) like highway, when I perform lower speed turns the...
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Views: 6,424
Posted By teddymines

Thanks. After this and after it dries, I was...

Thanks. After this and after it dries, I was planning on painting the whole ceiling.
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