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The door opens in to a good size landing, and...

The door opens in to a good size landing, and then stairs go up or down from there on the inside.
I might want to add a storm door though at some point so this is a very good observation and gives...
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FYI, I found in the local code book that a...

FYI, I found in the local code book that a railing is only required when the vertical distance is 30" or more. I also found a nice 6" high step stone at a local store that divided the 12" offset...
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Posted By jn

step?

Hi all, got a question. My son just bought a house and there is a sidewalk leading to a door on the side of the house. From the side walk to the floor inside the door the difference in height is 12"...
11-10-14, 11:18 AM
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Posted By jn

Hey, I recently traced down a few GFCI tripping...

Hey, I recently traced down a few GFCI tripping problems myself and would like to share some info, for what it is worth..

A neutral wire touching an earth ground will also cause the GFCI to trip....
11-10-14, 10:48 AM
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Posted By jn

Good points. Luckily the circuits were relatively...

Good points. Luckily the circuits were relatively easy to follow and determine which outlet was first in the run (closest to the panel). I did use the self grounding 3 prong receptacles. I still used...
11-07-14, 12:06 PM
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Posted By jn

OK Ray - You Win! That's one of those, under...

OK Ray - You Win!
That's one of those, under similar circumstances, where someone could say - "I got shocked after I killed the main, and pulled the meter!"
11-07-14, 08:20 AM
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Posted By jn

Ok - There was no thin bonding strip. So - I...

Ok - There was no thin bonding strip. So - I installed a GFCI at the first location from the circuit breaker panel. I then hooked the rest of the circuit to the load side.
Immediately the GFCI...
11-04-14, 02:06 PM
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Posted By jn

Got it. I'll check and post back. You guys are...

Got it. I'll check and post back. You guys are GREAT! This site is an awesome resource.
11-04-14, 01:15 PM
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Posted By jn

I understand what you are saying. Thanks for the...

I understand what you are saying. Thanks for the quick responses also.
So Jim - I need to check for a "thin bond strip". By this I assume there may (or may not) be a bare smaller gauge wire that...
11-04-14, 12:26 PM
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Posted By jn

Older home with 2 prong ungrounded outlets

I want to replace the outdated outlets with grounded outlets. I pulled some of the outlets out of the boxes and this is what I have:
The boxes are metal
The wiring has 2 conductors encased in a...
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Posted By jn

You are right. I tried it and they didn't work. I...

You are right. I tried it and they didn't work. I re-purposed the wire and bypassed the ADT contact boards and replaced those with a 4193SN at each sensor.
I found a list of compatible polling loop...
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Posted By jn

Replacing a Focus 48 with an Ademco Vista 128

I need to replace an old ADT Focus panel. The motions and door devices are all connected in a big polling loop (4 wires circle the building). There are breakout boxes by the devices that are...
02-05-10, 12:55 PM
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Posted By jn

Yes it is a Lennox. You are correct sir....

Yes it is a Lennox. You are correct sir. Technically I am not bypassing any safety features, I am merely opening a door that allows for operation. I think if I bypassed the safety switch and the door...
02-05-10, 11:25 AM
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Posted By jn

Air intake door?

I have a gas forced air furnace (and air conditioner). There is a rectangular door that operates on a solenoid right infront of the burners (guessing maybe 3"x8" in size). I think it is supposed to...
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Posted By jn

Update on this one since I started this thread...

Update on this one since I started this thread LONG ago!:
The Stihl Cylinder was hardened chrome. The rings gave out and it looked like the cylinder was shot. There was scoring up and down on the...
06-10-08, 06:26 AM
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Posted By jn

Figured it out. It was the thermostat after...

Figured it out.
It was the thermostat after all.
I pulled the t-stat off the wall and shorted the red to yellow and it immediately fired up the A/C.
I was wondering why when I swapped them it...
06-09-08, 11:51 AM
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Posted By jn

No... no new parts here. This unit was...

No... no new parts here.
This unit was installed and functioned fine since Oct. 2001
The only thing I have done is replace filters every couple months and hose off the condenser every now and then....
06-09-08, 07:22 AM
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Posted By jn

Lennox Elite not working right

I have a Lennox Elite series (surelight) G26Q3-50
At the thermostat I set it to cool and fan on auto. I set the temp to lower than the current temperature so it should turn on the A/C.
The only...
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Posted By jn

Gas mixture was correct at 50:1 The problem was...

Gas mixture was correct at 50:1
The problem was that I was way too aggressive and cutting up a huge 40" diameter tree that was 50 feet long (for firewood). I continuously kept on it at high RPM....
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Posted By jn

Chain Saw Compression

I have a Stihl 029 super chain saw.
It was running fine for a couple hours of almost continuous cutting and all of a sudden locked up.
After it cooled off I could pull the rope but it never...
05-15-08, 12:54 PM
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Posted By jn

#12 would be much easier actually because I have...

#12 would be much easier actually because I have a long roll of flexible MC if that would be alright. I just didn't know if #12 was good for the 25AMP breaker but I guess this is a difference between...
05-15-08, 10:21 AM
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Posted By jn

Proper wire gauge

I have a 25 AMP 3 pole (3 phase 208V) circuit breaker on one end. A 5 HP electric 3 phase motor almost exactly 100 feet away.
What gauge wire should be used to connect them?
I am hoping to use 10...
03-05-08, 08:15 AM
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Posted By jn

I don't know if this is possible in your case...

I don't know if this is possible in your case because I am not familiar with the pump itself, but possibly you could unplug the A/C and unhook the pump. Lift the pump out and place it into a big tub...
09-06-07, 10:41 AM
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Posted By jn

I read a few articles and ended up making one out...

I read a few articles and ended up making one out of "junk" I had laying around from various projects. It worked fine and only required a motor and a couple capacitors. I was way overthinking it. I...
09-05-07, 09:50 AM
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Posted By jn

Making a Rotary Converter

A while back I saw a 3-phase motor running on 240 volt single phase power (it was running with no load) and a 3-phase milling machine was connected to a box above the motor that also powered the...
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