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09-25-07, 03:31 PM
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So 2 breakers, a black wire to one and a red on...

So 2 breakers, a black wire to one and a red on the other, that share a nuetral is 1 multi wire circuit?
09-25-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,907
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Well, I'm gruntled. I'm a DIY'r, but you havenít...

Well, I'm gruntled. I'm a DIY'r, but you havenít gone completely over my head.

To explain it better, I have 1, 20 amp 220 circuit, or it could be, to the garage, but its wired as 2 separate 20...
09-22-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,907
Posted By trus-rod

Grounding, detached garage, whats required?

The garage is steel framed, steel skinned, sitting on a concrete pad. Right now I have 2, 20amp circuts, 12 gage wire, that share a neutral, (a black, red, and a white) its a 100' home run to the...
08-28-06, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 22,467
Posted By trus-rod

Dry lock or forget it? Can my basement be dry?

My house is over 100 years old, basement walls are field stone and concrete. It used to leak, but I've fixed that with gutters and grading. Now its just humid, cold water pipes sweat, card board...
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Views: 11,312
Posted By trus-rod

Or 1 bundle will cover 1 4x8 sheet of roof deck.

Or 1 bundle will cover 1 4x8 sheet of roof deck.
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Views: 1,177
Posted By trus-rod

Whats the biggest slab I could do myself?

I have very little experience, just helped on a couple sidewalks, but very confident doing the prep work. My garage needs an apron / side walk, and i need a patio. A ready mix truck would be able...
Replies: 17
Views: 5,753
Posted By trus-rod

Two guys w/out expierience, you should count on 2...

Two guys w/out expierience, you should count on 2 days just to tear off, fix rotton wood, and dry in just to be safe. the underlayment will leak in a rain, and even a somewhat calm wind will tear it...
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Views: 3,019
Posted By trus-rod

You need good air flow from the soffits to the...

You need good air flow from the soffits to the peak between the bottom of the roof deck and the insulation or it won't do anything. If your bonus room is an attic, ridge vent won't help much with...
06-22-06, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,909
Posted By trus-rod

Ok. I'm in Wisconsin, footings have to be 48"...

Ok. I'm in Wisconsin, footings have to be 48" deep if attached to the house. So best bet would be let the slab float in the attached garage? Or was your town house a case a bad compaction?
06-21-06, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By trus-rod

Slab bearing ledge on stem walls

For attached garages and concrete porches, are they required? Just recomended? I guess all walls would be ideal in theory, but whats common practice? And how the heck is it done on an ICF...
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Posted By trus-rod

building patio

Iím thinking of getting a mixer, and doing my patio in 3í x 3í or so sections/pavers over the course of, well, a long time. final dimension 20' by 30' or somewhere around there. Its impossible to...
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Views: 5,814
Posted By trus-rod

When my truck had the same symptoms, I got length...

When my truck had the same symptoms, I got length of rubber fuel line, connected it to the fuel pump, and stuck the other end in the lawn mower gas can. It ran like champ.
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Views: 5,814
Posted By trus-rod

I would get a clear fuel filter and install it,...

I would get a clear fuel filter and install it, make sure it fills up when the van is running. Thats how I figured out I have a clog in my fuel somewhere between the pump (hang off the engine kind)...
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By trus-rod

Escort ticking transaxle

I replaced the clutch on my aunts car, now it makes a ticking sound that is equal to the speed of the car. the brakes are good, I thought it was the driver side half shaft so I replaced that, but I...
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Views: 3,906
Posted By trus-rod

Hot 2000, I think its free, Haven't looked at...

Hot 2000, I think its free, Haven't looked at it my self yet. Also slant-fin will, or used too, send you a free cd.
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By trus-rod

I would think your best bet would be a regular...

I would think your best bet would be a regular pond heater. More than likely electric. Have you thought about ventalation, with all that water warmer than the air you could have some serious...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By trus-rod

Ok, My radiators arn't cast iron, they're copper...

Ok, My radiators arn't cast iron, they're copper like a heater core in a car. Heres a couple of pics to clarify.
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Views: 1,194
Posted By trus-rod

What?! Regret it, Why? can you explain please? ...

What?! Regret it, Why? can you explain please?

I am working on the envelope, New windows and reinsulated about half the house so far, Its a 100+ year old farm house. I figure moving the...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By trus-rod

Upgrading to baseboard?

I have a Diverter Tee system, 1 zone, probably put in during the 40ís. The loop is all 1-1/2Ē Ė 2Ē pipe with smaller branches going to the radiators. The radiators (hot water not steam) are...
09-27-05, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 981
Posted By trus-rod

Cetury+ old, damp basement, how do like my idea?

Hi there, new guy here. My house is around 120 years old with a field stone foundation and glass block windows, No air circulation at all. The walls used to leak pretty good, but I fixed that with...
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