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11-03-19, 09:24 AM
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I am planning my basement for my ranch. if frame...

I am planning my basement for my ranch. if frame is directly against concrete wall, there is no need of the fire blocking, I think. But mine have a layer of 2" rigid foam.
11-03-19, 07:54 AM
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MA requires fire blocking when framing?

Just wondering does Massachusetts require fire blocking for the basement framing work?
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Problem resolved!!

Thank you for your time. There is a switch on another wall to control these two receptacles. Usually nobody to touch that switch but somebody did it last night or this early morning! J just figured...
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what is wrong with these two receptacles

My house is a one story ranch. One side of the family room (added in 1980s) has four receptacles (#1,#2,#3, and #4). I remember they are controlled by the same breaker in the control panel. My...
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Views: 347
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how to determine number of lights needed for my kitchen?

I have a 10' x 12' kitchen. I want to install LED recessed lights for it. The ceiling height is 8'. I probably will use 15W LED recessed Ceiling lights like this...
08-26-19, 07:44 PM
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Views: 398
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power extension outlet for 1800W countertop oven

I have a 1800W countertop oven, I use it with a 15 Amp power strip. Very often the power strip will shutdown itself. I am thinking making an extension outlet by using 12-gauge wire and outlet. Can...
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Views: 424
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It is winter here in MA. The noise comes from my...

It is winter here in MA. The noise comes from my hot water heating system. It is a water system not steam system. It is the heating system for winter, not hot water for bath and kitchen.

The noise...
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big bang noise from my hot water heating system

my hot water heating system has been here for about 3 years. I can hear a big bang noise sometimes from the pipe.

I am worrying about it may break the pipe one day. How to avoid this? because the...
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Views: 441
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really? then I will use meter to verify the...

really? then I will use meter to verify the tester.
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Views: 441
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found this:...

found this: https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/10602/is-it-ok-to-borrow-a-ground-wire-from-a-different-circuit
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I have a tool to check if a receptacle is...

I have a tool to check if a receptacle is properly grounded based on which lights are on on that tool.
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bath fan timer's ground wire

It seems my existing bath fan switch's ground wire is not really grounded. Probably because the one floor house is too old from the 1950s. I am planning to go to attic to have a look at what is going...
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Views: 370
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dimmable or non-dimmable ceiling lights?

I am thinking put ceiling lights on my old rooms (living, study, kitchen). I am planning to install 12W LED recessed lights for this purpose.

Few questions for you experts here:

1. if you were...
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Views: 388
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where to buy this piece of frame

I bought an used glass door cabinet. One of its strips was lost during the transportation. I am wondering where I can buy a piece of it to put it on.
10-08-18, 06:34 AM
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Power strip for convection countertop digital toaster oven

I have a 1800W Convection Countertop Digital Toaster Oven. It is not convenient for us to plug it into a wall outlet directly. But when we use a power strip. The power strip often stops some time in...
06-13-18, 05:48 PM
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Views: 390
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can I use warm bathwater directly on my lawn

During my home project, I have installed a valve to cut the bathwater to my lawn.

I have started to use the bathwater by directly piping them into my lawn, a different area each time. After few...
05-04-18, 03:06 PM
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Views: 451
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condensate drain issues

I just bought a 2nd floor apartment and was told by the first floor neighbor that my Carrier FB4ANF030 system was leaking.

The Carrier HVAC is installed next to the bath room. The condensate...
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Views: 1,910
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use regular paint instead? please recommend

use regular paint instead? please recommend
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Paint for cast iron baseboard/radiator

I am looking for paint for my newly install cast iron water heating baseboard/radiator. The guy from homedepot recommend the High-Heat Rust-Oleum...
06-04-16, 09:01 AM
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I mean the closet interior wall, the one against...

I mean the closet interior wall, the one against the foam.
06-04-16, 07:56 AM
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basement closet wall with foam needs drywall for fireproof?

I have a closet in the basement. One of the walls has foam between the closet wall and the concrete wall. Do I have to put dry wall there for fire code?66884
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which way is correct or better?

I almost done my new zone. I found I am piping as the A option on the attached diagram. But I think the B option make more sense. Do I need to correct it? I am using 007 circulator not the zone valve...
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yes, you are right sire. The T-stat wire is not...

yes, you are right sire. The T-stat wire is not up to the attic yet.
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Views: 936
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I am using system circulator but not zone valve.

I am using system circulator but not zone valve.
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Views: 936
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Can I use one t-stat to control 2 zones

My new zone t-stat is not available yet. I am wondering can I use the existing t-stat to control the new zone as well by branching the wire to the new zone pole?
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