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07-01-05, 09:23 AM
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Posted By comgenboy

Does the 30 inches measure from each end f the...

Does the 30 inches measure from each end f the panel, or is it just clearance in general to have access to it?

The 36 is there when the door is closed, so that should be good to go.

Thanks...
07-01-05, 04:14 AM
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Posted By comgenboy

Follow ups

Most of my supplies have been purchased, and permit obtained.

Question 1 - Can the panel in the detatched structure be on a wall immediately next to the entry door? Eg, the panel will be covered...
06-29-05, 05:12 AM
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Posted By comgenboy

We just moved to this house, so we're not...

We just moved to this house, so we're not accustomed to anything!



We're in a ruralish area on 5 acres, so no problem with neighbors or unsightliness. The only concern with an AST is that it...
06-28-05, 08:09 AM
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Posted By comgenboy

Yes, good call. I will be having it tested also,...

Yes, good call. I will be having it tested also, but for piece of mind will be removing the tank, leak or no leak.
06-28-05, 04:39 AM
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Posted By comgenboy

Thanks Grady. I did some Googling, and read...

Thanks Grady.

I did some Googling, and read some articles on underground tanks that scared me enough to make an appointment for removal. The environmental services company is coming out on...
06-27-05, 07:33 AM
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Posted By comgenboy

Extra details: 1 - location - Eastern PA...

Extra details:

1 - location - Eastern PA outside of Philly (ruralish)
2 - House is standard construction, ~R40 in attic. All double pane windows. Seems well sealed / built.
3 - finished...
06-27-05, 07:24 AM
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Posted By comgenboy

Underground tank issues / cost to replace?

So we moved into a 17 yo custom house with a 1000 gallon underground tank feeding the oil hot water boiler. My parents are stressing me out by telling me to get a "regular" tank installed in the...
06-22-05, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,125
Posted By comgenboy

Yeah, I kind of figured it was a no-no. I don't...

Yeah, I kind of figured it was a no-no. I don't need a wired phone to the shop anyhow.

Anyone have a rec for a good wireless intercom or phone jack?

I still think it is weird that all this...
06-21-05, 02:38 PM
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Posted By comgenboy

Thanks guys. Conduit is 1 1/4" PVC SCH80,...

Thanks guys.

Conduit is 1 1/4" PVC SCH80, so I should be good there.

Technically, there is another metal pathway - phoneline in the same conduit.

I'll definitely follow the advice and get...
06-21-05, 10:01 AM
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Posted By comgenboy

I just moved to a place that has a very large...

I just moved to a place that has a very large "garage / barn" (4 cars + 2 stalls) and need to upgrade the electrical in it. In my previous house, I ran a 100 am sub and did a fair amount of...
04-23-04, 06:29 PM
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Posted By comgenboy

Basement location - upflow I guess. I am...

Basement location - upflow I guess.

I am going to get a few more quotes, but things are definitely pricey around here...
04-23-04, 10:29 AM
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Views: 1,359
Posted By comgenboy

Gas Furnace Estimates - Willow Grove PA

I have an approx 1800 sq ft home, gas hot air. Currant furnace is ~60% efficient (1970s), maybe 100000 BTU (not 100% sure).

I got one quote from the HVAC company that I have used before to do...
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Views: 1,279
Posted By comgenboy

Thanks Phil. I realize you get what you pay for,...

Thanks Phil. I realize you get what you pay for, but the stuff in question comes with a 20 yr warranty. It is called "Dream Home Laminate" (the directs say "Just Clip"). Also something about...
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Views: 1,279
Posted By comgenboy

Lumber liquidators experience / Trim

1st:

Anyone have experience with the lower cost laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators? I am looking to stay in the $2 / sq ft range.

2nd:

Should I install my door casing before or...
07-22-03, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By comgenboy

Thanks for the replies. GJ- I live in...

Thanks for the replies.

GJ-

I live in Willow Grove, not too far from the mall.

The flicker is indeed very brief, and only when the unit first comes on. I would saw the lights dim to about...
07-22-03, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By comgenboy

So you think I ought to call a different Sparkey...

So you think I ought to call a different Sparkey than the ones that did the service upgrade? How much $$/time would that kind of call be?

I've done some panel work - am I qualified to tighten the...
07-22-03, 05:32 AM
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Views: 1,437
Posted By comgenboy

Lights flickering, POCO says not them...

Hi guys. So I've noticed my lights flicker when my central A/C kicks on. I am not sure of the tonnage, but the unit uses a 30 amp breaker. House is about 1700 sq ft.

Anyhow, as I had my service...
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Posted By comgenboy

any update?

How is the stuff from Sam's Club doing now? I am considering using it for a ~150 sq ft dining room. Install over concrete. I know you get what you pay for, but I don't want top of the line...
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07-09-03, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,172
Posted By comgenboy

Well, I laid about 50 tiles yesterday. What a...

Well, I laid about 50 tiles yesterday. What a PITA! I think I will hire out my next tile job!! My knees and back kill!

I ended up lightly back-buttering because of convex spots. The tiles...
07-07-03, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By comgenboy

First - is the housing / trim combo rated to...

First - is the housing / trim combo rated to accept a BR-40? I can't find any IC housing / trim combos from Halo that take a BR-40 - eg only BR-30 / PAR-30s / PAR-30L.

Check out this guide:...
07-07-03, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,172
Posted By comgenboy

Thanks Floorman. I will get started soon. ...

Thanks Floorman. I will get started soon.

One last one - as the tiles are 12", I am curious about back-buttering them. The lacticrete bag suggests larger than 8" get back-buttered. Does that...
07-02-03, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,172
Posted By comgenboy

CBU Installed & Taped

Floorman-

Thanks for the help thus far. I installed the 1/2" durock with multipurpose Lacticrete 253 and a bajillion screws. Floors seems solid as a rock! One further question before I start...
06-26-03, 09:10 PM
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Views: 22,172
Posted By comgenboy

New Twist! Linoleum / Vinyl

Well, began demo tonight. The tile countertops were a cinch, and the floor is coming up without much trouble as well. The mud bed is coming right up, wire mesh and all.

Only thing, it appears as...
06-21-03, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,172
Posted By comgenboy

Thanks floorman. How do I determine the...

Thanks floorman. How do I determine the "hollowness"?

Also what would you recommend to use for the grinding?

Would ripping out the morter bed and installing hardibacker be easier than...
06-21-03, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,172
Posted By comgenboy

New tile over old mud bed?

Hi all. Many thanks in advance are in order as this forum has been very helpful thus far in my kitchen update project.

I have a fairly small kitchen (150 sq ft) that I will be retiling in the...
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