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I have the same problem, but with a side by side...

I have the same problem, but with a side by side Kenmore model 106.56926600. I will be interested in the solution to this problem, too. I'm wondering if perhaps there is a fan controlled by a...
02-05-10, 02:09 PM
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Exterior lighting style

I need to replace the outdoor lighting sconces on my tudor style house. Would arts and crafts style lighting look out of place? Any ideas what else I should look at?
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Tub spout installation

I am changing out my tub spout. I went to screw the new spout onto the pipe, but I notice it does not have any threads. It does have an O ring in about 3/4". I'm a homer, and this is the first I...
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This is probably not your problem, but the last...

This is probably not your problem, but the last time I installed a new toilet, I was getting very slow flushes. I figured I just needed to flush a few more times because perhaps there was some air...
11-16-09, 07:24 AM
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Generator Circuits

It's getting to be power outage season, and I am thinking about a better way to set up my generator. Right now, whenever the power goes out, I set up my portable generator outside and run extension...
07-12-09, 08:00 PM
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I understand the advantages of epoxy grout on the...

I understand the advantages of epoxy grout on the exposed surface of the grout. However, I don't understand why I cannot get those advantages if only the top half (exposed part) of the grout line is...
07-12-09, 12:55 PM
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Using epoxy and conventional grout

Epoxy grout is terribly expensive. So, here is my thought. Fill the grout lines with conventional grout, but only part way. There would still be perhaps 1/8" left to fill. After the conventional...
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Eeeek! - A Mouse Problem

I have been working with PC's since the 1980's, and this is the weirdest problem I have ever seen.

I have a generic PC, built by a local PC shop. This is my work computer and gets 8-10 almost...
05-28-09, 11:04 AM
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Lighting scenarios

I just remodeled my kitchen, and now I have more light switches than I care to think about. To set the lighting for a particular purpose involves running around and turning on or off or setting the...
04-22-09, 02:25 PM
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Stripped threads in ceiling box

I have a brown plastic (ca. 1978) (bakelite?) ceiling box. Apparently, the lamp attached to it has been changed one too many times, because the bolts no longer are held in by what remains of the...
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Keeping the wife happy

If it is true in your household that "A happy wife makes a happy life", then there may be a way to accomplish what you want without the table saw or a router. Although I agree that a table saw is...
04-21-09, 04:02 PM
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Thanks, Bill

I reviewed the range specs and you were right. It is already at 35 7/8". Good thing you brought that up or I might have had a big gap there. Thanks.
04-21-09, 10:55 AM
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Kitchen cabinet install - range spacing

My range is 36" wide. If the space between cabinets is exactly 36", the range will have to fit in exactly square and perfect. Since no one, at least I, is perfect, I figure I need to leave a little...
01-24-08, 11:45 AM
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Question Wire size - who's right?

240 volt, 50 amp circuit, 3% max drop, 100 foot or less run length. Southwire calculator on the net says #6 wire and specifically says #8 cannot carry 50 amps current when you try to calculate the...
01-14-08, 11:30 AM
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Thanks. I thought that was probably the answer,...

Thanks. I thought that was probably the answer, but wanted to be sure.
01-14-08, 10:24 AM
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Junction box ground

I have two circuits going through a metal junction box. When I ground the junction box, do I pick one of the circuits to ground the box to, or do I combine the grounds from both circuits when...
10-08-07, 06:23 AM
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Yes, 12 gauge is probably OK. It is about a 100...

Yes, 12 gauge is probably OK. It is about a 100 foot run, so distance is an issue. When I ran it through the wire calculator on Southwire, I was pretty close to the 3% drop, so I was thinking go...
10-07-07, 03:24 PM
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Posted By thomrose

Which wire/marking for 220v circuit

I will be installing a couple of 20A circuits to my shop for my table saw and dust collector. These will both be three wire; hot, hot, ground. So, when I buy nm sheathed cable, do I buy 10/2 w/...
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Thank you, X

As I look at the plan that makes sense.
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What does 0 MB mean?

I am an amateur building a pole barn. My plan shows a detail of the truss to post connection. It has the notation 3/4" 0 [th number 0] MB. I am assuming it is calling for a 3/4" thick piece of...
08-02-07, 06:32 PM
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Posted By thomrose

Thumbs up A big thank you...

... to all of you who assisted me with answers to my questions. I am happy to report that I finished the project and PASSED my inspection! It may have helped my inspection that the inspector had...
07-13-07, 11:58 AM
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Posted By thomrose

You guys are great

Thank you for all the advice so far.

To get from the point where my wires get from outdoors to the panel, I will have a long run through my crawl space, and then a soffit in a finished basement...
07-12-07, 11:22 AM
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Posted By thomrose

Almost there

Is the "building disconnect" a breaker or just a swtch? I will already have a double pole breaker at the main panel in the house.
07-12-07, 09:36 AM
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Posted By thomrose

Just to clarify

Thanks, Ben, I think I am closing in on what I need to do.

I want to make sure I understand this correctly. You are suggesting I have a 2 pole breaker at 20 Amps. Now, when I am wiring up the...
07-11-07, 02:44 PM
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Posted By thomrose

Some questions and answers

How far is the barn from the main panel in the house? It is 150 feet from the panel to the end of the circuit. I plan to use #6 wire and protect the circuit with 15 amp breaker. That should keep...
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