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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

My truck has HD radio but it is VERY...

My truck has HD radio but it is VERY intermittent. It would come and go so much that I had to turn it off, but I do not live/drive only in the city.

Most radio stations now also have a streaming...
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Posted By PJmax

The least expensive way is to use a satellite...

The least expensive way is to use a satellite receiver with FM modulator. It comes with everything needed to directly transmit to a quiet frequency on your car radio. I have seen less expensive...
11-09-20, 03:33 AM
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Posted By AFJES

The color of the boxes really don't mean anything...

The color of the boxes really don't mean anything in the way of what should be used as a receptacle or switch box.

The depth is an issue. The person installing the boxes did not set them at proper...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

I think you are running into a lack of...

I think you are running into a lack of standardization. There is no one right way to measure the light output of a bulb. Even measuring lumens is open to interpretation for example what wavelengths...
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Posted By Geochurchi

Hi, the 2700 is the lamp color, the 2000 lumens...

Hi, the 2700 is the lamp color, the 2000 lumens is the brightness. 2700 being a warmer color, 3500 being a bit whiter and brighter 4000, 5000 etc., 2700 is probably a good choice for the kitchen...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Oddly compact fluorescent's seemed to overstate...

Oddly compact fluorescent's seemed to overstate their brightness while LED's understate. In my office when I replaced fluorescent bulbs with LED's I cut the number of bulbs in half. The fixtures...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

You can keep your old fixture. Switching to LED...

You can keep your old fixture. Switching to LED is only slightly more work than changing the bulbs. I like to get the line (AC) powered bulbs. These allow you do disconnect the old ballast and you...
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Posted By PJmax

Home Depot sells a ton of them. T-8 LED's...

Home Depot sells a ton of them.
T-8 LED's available in cool white, warm white and daylight.

They come in two styles......
1) direct replacement.
2) remove the ballast(s).
The remove the...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

I wouldn't bother debugging and would just...

I wouldn't bother debugging and would just convert to LED's.
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Posted By marksr

I would only paint the electrical cover if it had...

I would only paint the electrical cover if it had been painted before. IMO a clean cover looks better. I'm sure he left the covers up so the paint wouldn't stick. No biggie for the homeowner to flip...
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Posted By Marq1

Your not being argumentative. Many on the site...

Your not being argumentative. Many on the site have building/trade/business experience and personally I agree with a few of the items you have presented, but that's how I have always treated my...
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Posted By maarkr

where I live painting is just painting unless you...

where I live painting is just painting unless you specifically include exactly what u want 'repaired'... screw holes, siding seams, rot near the base is all extra.
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Posted By Marq1

I see nothing wrong with what you received, ...

I see nothing wrong with what you received,

Patching of holes, was it specifically identified as a repair?

Gaps and cracks are natural occurrence, was it specifically identifies as a repair?
...
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Posted By marksr

He should come back and fix some of those things....

He should come back and fix some of those things. Blisters happen but you have the expectation of a decent paint job. IMO it isn't a big deal to scrape and repaint those areas as needed. The holes...
09-15-20, 09:03 AM
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Posted By joecaption

There's something very wrong with the way this...

There's something very wrong with the way this whole thing was done.
Main one being it sure looks like there's no support under the whole threshold except what some well meaning person stuck in...
09-15-20, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

How large a job do you want to make this? ...

How large a job do you want to make this?

What is behind the area in your photo? Is there flashing behind or do you see tar paper, wood or insulation?
09-08-20, 11:36 AM
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Posted By marksr

Depending on how much attic access you have I'd...

Depending on how much attic access you have I'd consider stapling screen wire to the back side of those shingles.
09-08-20, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

If those gaps do provide a clear path into the...

If those gaps do provide a clear path into the attic I would seal them to keep bats and insects out as much as possible. That's a huge gap for caulking. I'd start with the foam, gap filling noodle...
08-18-20, 11:49 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Some reading material......... Alcara manual...

Some reading material.........
Alcara manual (pdf)...
08-15-20, 07:57 AM
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Posted By pattenp

Since the gen is 7500W it's not going to support...

Since the gen is 7500W it's not going to support that 50A outlet for supplying that much amperage as backup to a house. I venture to guess it's a convenience outlet for use with a welder since it's...
08-14-20, 10:47 PM
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Posted By doughess

A gasoline generator at 10,000 watts, when run on...

A gasoline generator at 10,000 watts, when run on natural gas will put out 8,000 watts, 20% less.
On propane it will be 10,000 watts.

Thinks the start - run watts is BS. Yes, some generators...
08-11-20, 08:42 PM
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Posted By cartman

@babaganoosh, you'll be fine. I think some people...

@babaganoosh, you'll be fine. I think some people are reading your posts as wanting to power a lot of loads simultaneously, even though you made it pretty clear you don't want or need to do that. You...
08-10-20, 08:54 PM
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Posted By cartman

Sounds to me like OP is well aware that his 5kw...

Sounds to me like OP is well aware that his 5kw generator can't power everything, and that he must alternate his heavier draw appliances. He just doesn't want to be forced to give up access to...
08-07-20, 08:44 AM
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Posted By doughess

Frequently loose power here for days on end. Have...

Frequently loose power here for days on end. Have 7.5 kw alternator with natural gas adapter on wheeled cart (is not covered by building codes). Has range type 50 amp male power cord that plugs into...
08-07-20, 07:57 AM
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Posted By beelzebob

There are many manufacturers of automatic...

There are many manufacturers of automatic transfer switches that can be used with standby generators. These units automatically start the generator on loss of utility power, isolate the home...
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