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Paint vs. TexCote?

Hey all,

So I'm repainting the house I just purchased. It is in dire need of a paint job. The only question is whether to use regular paint or TexCote CoolWall stuff.

I've talked to a couple...
02-18-10, 02:32 PM
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Benefits of Water Softener?

Hey all,

I've been thinking about repiping my house. It was built in 1954 with galvanized piping. I don't notice any water discoloration, but the pressure does noticeably drop if I run both...
01-28-10, 06:09 AM
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Wirenut, the two breakers are actually at...

Wirenut, the two breakers are actually at opposite ends of the panel. Breaker 1 is right below the main, and Breaker 2 is at the bottom. I've installed and reinstalled the outlets more than a...
01-27-10, 08:30 PM
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Posted By MyParadox

Messed up that last paragraph. It should read...

Messed up that last paragraph. It should read this way:

Also, if I put a GFI on A and B, the really weird stuff happens. First, A's test button does nothing, but B's works fine. Unless I press...
01-27-10, 08:27 PM
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Posted By MyParadox

Phantom Circuits

So, I just bought a house and am trying to replace the receptacles. But there seems to be some strange wiring that is preventing me from doing so.

I have two breakers, we'll call them 1 and 2. ...
01-27-10, 08:24 PM
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Posted By MyParadox

I tried it. With the load wires removed, the GFI...

I tried it. With the load wires removed, the GFI works fine.

But, I tried to diagnose the problems and here's what I came up with.

I have two breakers, we'll call them 1 and 2.

I have...
01-26-10, 02:53 PM
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Posted By MyParadox

Bill, I'll give that a try tonight. Before...

Bill,

I'll give that a try tonight. Before the breakers switched on me, removing the "load" side would allow the GFI to work. Connecting the load caused it to trip immediately when power went...
01-26-10, 02:50 PM
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Posted By MyParadox

I appreciate the help! I never found an...

I appreciate the help!

I never found an outlet with just one cable at the end of the line. I haven't taken down every outlet in the house, but so far I don't see it.

As for mapping the...
01-26-10, 01:20 PM
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Posted By MyParadox

I installed each outlet exactly as the previous...

I installed each outlet exactly as the previous one had been. The only difference is I backwired my outlets and all the ones I replaced were side wired.

The only other difference is that some of...
01-26-10, 10:47 AM
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Posted By MyParadox

Hi Bill, Thank you so much for your input! ...

Hi Bill,

Thank you so much for your input! I checked the outlets, but I don't think that's the problem.

I checked all the outlets I removed and none of them had a broken tab. To double check,...
01-25-10, 09:51 PM
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Posted By MyParadox

GFCI Test button broken

Hey all,

I have an interesting dilemma. I just bought an older home (1954) and the previous owner has ungrounded outlets everywhere so I decided to install a GFCI. I installed a GFCI in the...
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