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04-14-20, 12:16 PM
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Posted By PeteCal

Thanks for all the great help!

Thanks for all the great help!
04-14-20, 09:40 AM
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Posted By PeteCal

XSleeper...."you are thinking about it too...

XSleeper...."you are thinking about it too much."...I tend to do that.

manden...The warped effect is from the camera. There is no effect in real life.

I think I will use 2x8 joists on 16"...
04-13-20, 06:05 PM
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Posted By PeteCal

Ok, I get it except for the term "cripples". ...

Ok, I get it except for the term "cripples". And Wikipedia doesn't help this time.

Not to get off track but do you think the "angled supports" were angled to restrain lateral (left right in the...
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Posted By PeteCal

I don't know but if you have a torch it is worth...

I don't know but if you have a torch it is worth the try.
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Posted By PeteCal

If you have a map gas torch I would try soldering...

If you have a map gas torch I would try soldering a patch on it. A copper patch should work. Polish the steel really well, same for the copper, use lots of flux. Tin the steel first.
I just did this...
04-13-20, 11:50 AM
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Posted By PeteCal

Pilot Dane: I'm in Tennessee, near Nashville. ...

Pilot Dane: I'm in Tennessee, near Nashville. The style of houses they build here have these gigantic vaulted roofs with tons of wasted attic space underneath.

XSleeper, I don't know some of...
04-12-20, 01:15 PM
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Posted By PeteCal

What Can I Do About These Angled Supports?

I would like to convert this second floor storage space to an office. Everything would be great except these angled supports break up the space. They support that horizontal beam near the top of the...
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Views: 18,188
Posted By PeteCal

Success

Well, it took a lot of effort but if you do GitHub, see DACSS.Duplicate A Commercial Security SystemDACSS duplicates the security system that was installed in my house. It uses all the existing...
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Posted By PeteCal

Sorry for the delayed response. I thought I had...

Sorry for the delayed response. I thought I had things set to give me instant email but apparently not.

Just to clarify, the "higher section" measures 3' x 15'.
The lower section is 13' x 15'. ...
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Posted By PeteCal

What is a Good Pitch For "Leveling" a Small Rise

I have a storage room that I want to convert into an office. The floor is at two different levels. One half is about 3 inches higher then the other. This "step" extends completely across the room....
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Posted By PeteCal

It looks like I am SOL. On the first link...

It looks like I am SOL.
On the first link above it says,
"Keep in mind that as of 2015, new Alarm.com accounts cannot be set up with a 2G communications module", Just above the video of...
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Posted By PeteCal

Well, I am beginning to understand this issue. I...

Well, I am beginning to understand this issue. I believe I have two functions that I need to achieve.
(1) Security, as in know if there is a break in and notify someone (me, police, etc) of the...
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Views: 605
Posted By PeteCal

I did call the local 911 on a non-emergency line...

I did call the local 911 on a non-emergency line and they said that if they get an alarm they have to check it out. I tried to get them to accept my phone number to call and verify if they get an...
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Views: 605
Posted By PeteCal

I have the other unit. 2GiG I think they call...

I have the other unit. 2GiG I think they call it.
But if I did something like disconnect, I am concerned that Vivint headquarters (or what ever we call it) will alarm the local police as if there...
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Views: 605
Posted By PeteCal

Removing a Cellular Module From an Active Vivint Unit

I bought this house in July (2018). It has a Vivint system. I don't want it. The previous owners of the house are getting billed each month (three times so far). They say they are getting the charges...
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Posted By PeteCal

Thanks guys. I'm traveling now and burning...

Thanks guys. I'm traveling now and burning through my data plan.
I'll get to this when I return.
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Posted By PeteCal

Using a Vivint system without a contract

Please don't ding me too hard for these questions.
I did a lot of searching thinking this question would have been answered many times but I didn't get much. So here goes:

I just bought a house...
09-12-10, 06:48 PM
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Views: 21,397
Posted By PeteCal

Problem solved !!

I traveled there this weekend and got a look at the box. The only thing that required the breaker to have a notch was a thin metal strip. It is about 3/8 wide, 1/8 thick and 8 in long (for a 16...
09-08-10, 09:07 AM
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Views: 21,397
Posted By PeteCal

Thanks, The local Eaton Distributor is the...

Thanks,

The local Eaton Distributor is the place where I bought the salvaged breaker before. They are absolutely sure that the style I need is not available. And they seem trustworthy.

Thanks...
09-08-10, 06:42 AM
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Views: 21,397
Posted By PeteCal

Does Ben=ibpooks? I think it is possible...

Does Ben=ibpooks?

I think it is possible that CH has as many version boxes as they do breakers. Ben's may not interfere but I am sure I have a problem.

A year or two ago I wanted to install...
09-07-10, 05:08 PM
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Posted By PeteCal

Unfortunately no one has this style breaker. ...

Unfortunately no one has this style breaker.


There are some used or refurbished units but I have not been able to locate a double poll 40 amp.
09-07-10, 07:55 AM
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Views: 21,397
Posted By PeteCal

No Luck on the Warrantee

To make a long (very long) story short, below is the complaint I filed when Eaton asked me to review "my experience' with them.

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My circuit breaker failed. It has a...
09-01-10, 07:42 AM
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Views: 21,397
Posted By PeteCal

Thanks, I was not aware of that. I will...

Thanks,

I was not aware of that. I will check out your link. I am concerned that this version is no longer available but I'll find out.

Pete
09-01-10, 07:31 AM
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Views: 21,397
Posted By PeteCal

I have both vintages in front of me. The...

I have both vintages in front of me. The "modern" one has a rivet almost right where I would need to file. Filing would work if I needed the "L" version but I think that if I filed a large enough...
08-31-10, 08:52 AM
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Posted By PeteCal

No, there are no tandem breakers. My father...

No, there are no tandem breakers. My father built the house around 1960+. He was into "state of the art" so I would bet it was the best you could buy at the time.

There are still some empty...
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