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03-30-09, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By Kooter

Need a professional's opinion on sprinkler layout

My HOA's manager deals with our landscaper who sub-contracts out the sprinkler/irrigation maintenance and repair for the homeowners. We have a small island between driveways for growing bushes/plants...
06-29-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 980
Posted By Kooter

Unhappy Water pressure

I have relatively low water pressure and flow in my new house. I have not [yet] been able to test the pressure on an outside hose bib. The plumber estimated it was probably about 35 psi, but didn't...
05-08-07, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,288
Posted By Kooter

The plumbing contractor talked with the plumbing...

The plumbing contractor talked with the plumbing inspector this morning and he said running it through a vertical wall was okay as long as it was no closer than 10' (measured horizontally) to any...
05-07-07, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,288
Posted By Kooter

Proper venting for sewer ejector pump

My house is under contract for sale and the buyer's home inspector found the vent for a Zoeller Qwik Jon which is located in the basement not vented properly. I agree with his finding. The 2" PVC...
05-07-07, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,514
Posted By Kooter

I spoke to a local electrician and he said that I...

I spoke to a local electrician and he said that I don't even have to remove the romex from the load center. Instead, just remove the black wire from the C/B and put a wirenut on it - then the...
05-07-07, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,514
Posted By Kooter

Thank you. ---------------- "Neither...

Thank you.

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"Neither end of the circuit needs to be in a junction box if the circuit is completely abandoned."
05-07-07, 04:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,514
Posted By Kooter

racraft, Yes, the feed end (beginning of the...

racraft,

Yes, the feed end (beginning of the romex) has been removed from the load center and terminated in a JB. You and I agree that should do it, however the opinions of some others are of the...
05-06-07, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,514
Posted By Kooter

racraft, That is exactly what I will do -...

racraft,

That is exactly what I will do - "Tell him that the circuit is properly abandoned and is not an issue." However, since I must reveal that I did the repair the owner may elect to have it...
05-06-07, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,514
Posted By Kooter

No, the buyer is not making a big deal out it. He...

No, the buyer is not making a big deal out it. He is just requesting that the items the home inspector has reported to him be taken care of. It is unlikely the home inspector will be asked by the...
05-06-07, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,514
Posted By Kooter

joed - The old powered roof ventilators were...

joed - The old powered roof ventilators were removed, and new plywood installed where they once were, when a new roof was put on. The fans are gone now.

nap - The circuit from the load center...
05-06-07, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,514
Posted By Kooter

Mark - the upper portion of the attic has 18.5"...

Mark - the upper portion of the attic has 18.5" of blown-in insulation, which would make finding the ceiling joists for safe foot support extremely difficult, as well as dangerous. Laying down a...
05-06-07, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,514
Posted By Kooter

John, if I had could gain access to the area of...

John, if I had could gain access to the area of the attic where the removed power roof ventilators used to be located I would properly terminated the wiring in a junction box. However that is my...
05-05-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,514
Posted By Kooter

How do I properly abandon a circuit?

My house in under contract and the home inspector found in the attic where two power roof ventilators had been removed and the romex was not terminated in a junction box, but instead each wire had a...
06-06-06, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,165
Posted By Kooter

Well, I found out that my lack of water on the...

Well, I found out that my lack of water on the Hot water side is not because of the faucet. The cut-off stop valve lost its bibb washer and the loose washer is cutting-off practically all the water. ...
06-06-06, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,165
Posted By Kooter

Elkay Single Lever Cartridge (Water) Problem

I have an Elkay single lever kitchen faucet (late 1980s model) that I replaced the cartridge, rubber diaphrams and O-rings in.

My problem is that the Hot water side doesn't work. I get only a...
05-16-06, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 135,755
Posted By Kooter

I'm not so sure about that ("smoking will...

I'm not so sure about that ("smoking will dramatically slow down the healing process")! Maybe it will with bone healing, but not necessarily true with nerve healing. Read on:

"Effects of tobacco...
05-15-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 135,755
Posted By Kooter

Mitch, Maybe I failed to understand what Ben...

Mitch,

Maybe I failed to understand what Ben actually did. Ben said; "so i went on the laptop and was **lent** on my left hand while i used the laptop." I was under the impression, when I...
05-15-06, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 135,755
Posted By Kooter

You have entrapped (damaged, crushed, etc.) to...

You have entrapped (damaged, crushed, etc.) to some degree the ulnar nerve that affects the little finger, half of the ring finger (lengthwise) and the palm pad closest to the little finger. You...
Replies: 6
Views: 12,339
Posted By Kooter

Derek, If your system is like mine I reset...

Derek,

If your system is like mine I reset the system by first turning "off" the Master Power ON/OFF Switch and latching the PROGRAM SWITCH, then turning the Master Power Switch back on. This...
05-01-05, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,585
Posted By Kooter

Ted, re-check the wiring of both the GFI...

Ted, re-check the wiring of both the GFI receptacles and pay close attention to the integrity of your wire connections on the receptacles. A poor (loose) wiring connection could create a high...
04-30-05, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,585
Posted By Kooter

You say that either of the two GFI receptacles...

You say that either of the two GFI receptacles [on one circuit] "will almost always trip" whenever a plug is pulled out out or inserted into either one of them.

Have you tried using more than one...
08-15-04, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,340
Posted By Kooter

Broken screw holes (for devices) in plastic boxes

I have a few non-metallic (plastic) single gang boxes that have broken screw holes where the device is screwed into the box. In each case only one side has a broken off screw hole. This prevents the...
Replies: 3
Views: 15,359
Posted By Kooter

Yes, I realize a gap will need to be cut on...

Yes, I realize a gap will need to be cut on either side of the ridge board. I cannot find any specifications anywhere, including the Certainteed website, concerning what size gaps to cut. That was...
Replies: 3
Views: 15,359
Posted By Kooter

Cutout gap for ridge cap vent?

I am having a new roof installed beginning this coming Monday. The roof installer will be installing Certainteed's ShingleVentII (shingle-over) ventilation ridge cap, which is 12" wide. Does anyone...
Replies: 6
Views: 6,350
Posted By Kooter

I live in Winston-Salem and I'll be having a new...

I live in Winston-Salem and I'll be having a new roof put on beginning Monday, June 28th. I have about 6,300 SqFt of roof to be covered. Here are the details and proposal:

Remove existing roofing...
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