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04-11-20, 10:09 AM
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Posted By havab

Central Masachusetts lawn with different needs

I have about 15,000 sq feet of lawn that I think has a range of different needs, depending on the location, and was looking for advice on how to proceed.

Area 1: Less than 5,000 sq feet. Has...
03-09-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By havab

Timing of grub treatment, fertilizer, patching lawn

I have a bunch of different things going on in my yard and I'm trying to figure out the order I should do things in.

I live in Mass. and there is still over a foot of snow on the ground.

There...
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Views: 1,629
Posted By havab

move cable modem into basement

hi,
i have my phone and internet service through my cable company.

i'd like to move my modem & router into a new home office in my basement, where there are currently no phone or cable jacks. i...
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Views: 1,023
Posted By havab

Replacing Lamp Switch

hi, I have lamp that had a dimmer switch that stopped working. So, I got a replacement. The replacement is a push-through switch.

The issue is that the new switch has the terminals for the wires...
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Views: 1,514
Posted By havab

thanks a lot for the response. i was afraid i'd...

thanks a lot for the response. i was afraid i'd need to start over.

i assumed the scotts products weren't very eco-friendly, but based on your answer, i guess that's not the case.

i started...
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Views: 1,514
Posted By havab

depressing lawn

hi, i live in a house that is a year old, with a "lawn" about the same. right now its a mix of crabgrass, clover, small rocks, and a little bit of grass. i've recently sent samples of my soil for...
04-17-08, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 107,051
Posted By havab

i have separate CO2 detectors installed through...

i have separate CO2 detectors installed through out the house and those aren't going off, so thankfully, i don't think that's the issue.
04-14-08, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 107,051
Posted By havab

thanks everyone for your replies. naturally,...

thanks everyone for your replies.

naturally, after posting to the forum, they stopped going off.

i'm going to check the back up batteries and see if any of them are dead. otherwise, i guess...
04-13-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 107,051
Posted By havab

hard wired smoke detectors going off

hi, in the last hour my smoke detectors have been going off in my entire house. there isn't any fire or smoke or anything, and i'm not really sure what's happening.

has anyone ever have this...
Replies: 2
Views: 4,107
Posted By havab

split coax in junction box?

hello, i have my plasma in a corner above my gas fireplace. i want to run all the wires through the wall to one side where all the equipment will reside in a cabinet. i think i have a pretty good...
04-07-08, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,955
Posted By havab

outlets in unfinished basement

i'd like to install some outlets in my unfinished basement in a variety of locations. the only thing I'm not sure of is what I can mount the boxes to in areas where i have a full height concrete wall...
09-24-07, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,102
Posted By havab

thank you very much for the detailed reply. ...

thank you very much for the detailed reply.
i'll see if i can get the appropriate contact info from the builder.

thanks again.
09-24-07, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,102
Posted By havab

blue ribbons on stakes - what do they mean

i live in a house built on a new lot in central massachusetts. there is a large percentage of the southern end of the property that is protected wetlands.

there are a series of stakes running in...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,757
Posted By havab

its been a while since my last post. I've been...

its been a while since my last post. I've been doing some research about the mechanics of running the a/v wires through the walls (proximity to electrical wires, etc). i think i've determined that...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By havab

HDMI vs. Component Conflicting Views

I've read conflicting views on which is better HDMI or component, and I'm wondering if any impartial experts can clear things up for me.

The sales associate that sold me my plasma TV said I'll...
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Views: 1,757
Posted By havab

hello, thanks for the quick responses. ...

hello, thanks for the quick responses.

running the cable up into the attic may be a good approach. the room is above a garage with finished walls, so that may be the least obtrusive way to do it....
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Views: 1,757
Posted By havab

plan for hiding a/v cables

Hello,

Just got a new plasma that we're putting in the corner of our family room. This area of the room was intended for a TV. There is a platform for the TV and a cable receptacle and wall...
01-27-07, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,885
Posted By havab

actually, there was a single wire in armored...

actually, there was a single wire in armored cable into the box that i didnt notice, which must be the neutral. sorry for the confusion.
01-17-07, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,885
Posted By havab

the wire from S1 to S2 is armored cable with only...

the wire from S1 to S2 is armored cable with only 2 wires, I'd have to run new 14/3 from S1 to S2 to accomplish what you are saying. and i'm assuming the new switch you are referring to is a 4 way...
01-17-07, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,885
Posted By havab

sorry i haven't been clear. i appreciate your...

sorry i haven't been clear. i appreciate your responses & help.

I made an image of where the wiring stands now.
http://brianhava.brinkster.net/home/CurrentWiring.gif

The configuration a 4 way...
01-17-07, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,885
Posted By havab

thanks for the response, racraft. I've...

thanks for the response, racraft.

I've already ran all the wire for just 3-way switches, so I was hoping just to keep that configuration.

So, my question really is about how to supply power to...
01-16-07, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,885
Posted By havab

Question Connecting Romex to old armored cable

I have 3 way switches that control 2 lights - one in a 1st floor hall and one in an 2nd floor hall. as is, you have to walk across the hall to the front door to turn on the light upstairs, which is...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,866
Posted By havab

i'm not sure how old the ducting is. the furnace...

i'm not sure how old the ducting is. the furnace is from the late 80s, i believe, but i'm not sure if the ducting is original.

after closer inspection, the collar that comes out to the furnace...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,866
Posted By havab

furnace exhaust duct

hello, i have an oil burning forced-air furnace. i haven't turned it on quite yet, but am expecting to need to soon. I noticed some flaws in the ducting for the exhaust from the furnace to the...
07-20-06, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 215,936
Posted By havab

just to give an update, the straight vinegar is...

just to give an update, the straight vinegar is working well.

the only tricky part is after I use the vinegar and scrub it, it looks completely clean, but when it dries, some spots still need some...
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