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Posted By dwdraper

Water tank leaking

I have a BoilerMate model WH7L water tank. It is leaking. My question is two fold. One, could it be repaired? Two, where the hell do I buy one and how much do they cost to replace? I looked at the...
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Posted By dwdraper

Just want to get a good idea before I call...

Just want to get a good idea before I call someone out here. Last time I called someone out they charged me $300 and the only thing they did was replace a $6 elbow piece and show vac'd everything to...
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Posted By dwdraper

@ NJ Tropper The brass can on top of the...

@ NJ Tropper

The brass can on top of the green 'air scoop' appears to be leaking... needs replaced. This is not leaking badly enough that you would hear 'water running' though.

Odd that you say...
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Pictures or pretty much everything. Previous...

Pictures or pretty much everything. Previous owner was a boiler tech (not sure if a good one) so I think he pieced the whole thing together with stuff he got from his company. He moved out of state...
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Ok thanks. I'll get some pictures when I get out...

Ok thanks. I'll get some pictures when I get out of work and upload them.
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Posted By dwdraper

Boiler running

Hello, let me start by saying sorry, I know nothing about boilers, how they work, names of things, etc. In the past week I have noticed that water is always running. It sounds like someone is in the...
02-17-11, 12:11 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

The only wiring in the wall behind the smoke...

The only wiring in the wall behind the smoke alarm is low voltage for the doorbell. Which goes does stairs to a transformer so I guess that's technically grounded by the house?
02-16-11, 09:51 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

Static Elec/Smoke Alarm

Hey I have a weird question, I'm more of less curious, but was wondering also if there is any danger in this. In the cold/dry winter months I have a huge problem with static electricity. So last...
05-05-10, 04:34 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

I have to agree with the rest of the guys. I have...

I have to agree with the rest of the guys. I have only been reading the site for about 8-9 months, and only posted a few times, but every response I got was great. If you follow the forum you can get...
10-27-09, 07:13 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

No, I do NOT have it hooked to the receptacle, I...

No, I do NOT have it hooked to the receptacle, I know better then that. My concern is it just being in the box. The hot and neutral don't have any bare wire showing, and I can cap those, but the bare...
10-27-09, 06:51 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

Safety Concern

I bought a house about 5 months ago, the previous owner had cable ran for 3 outlet receptacles. The last one in the run (or what I'm going to use as the last, apparently the previous owner had other...
10-21-09, 07:40 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

What AWG is it? If it's 12AWG you could install a...

What AWG is it? If it's 12AWG you could install a new 20amp breaker, which would take you upto 1920w at 80% load.

I don't think it should be a problem as is, but like you, I'm not a pro either....
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Posted By dwdraper

Do we get to see a picture of the finished...

Do we get to see a picture of the finished product from all your hard work?
10-07-09, 04:48 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

Thats strange theres 24 slots in the panel cover,...

Thats strange theres 24 slots in the panel cover, and only enough space on the bus bar for 8. Seems like someone cobbled that panel together from spare parts. If it was mine I would probably go with...
10-06-09, 10:02 AM
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Posted By dwdraper

Intermatic model EJ343 or EJ341. Whichever has 3...

Intermatic model EJ343 or EJ341. Whichever has 3 leads. Sticker on switch says one model #, and different # on switch. I believe 341 is for sigle pole, and 343 is 3way
10-06-09, 07:58 AM
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Posted By dwdraper

Yeah I made a diagram of all the cables in the...

Yeah I made a diagram of all the cables in the box. Switch for interior hall light is in same box. I can put a picture of the diagram on the thread when I get home. There are 4 cables coming into...
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Posted By dwdraper

Are you sure there is not an end in the ruff in?...

Are you sure there is not an end in the ruff in? Did you pull the cable out a little, it might just be knotted. Usually they leave you with a lot of extra phone cable in each box, so they will do a...
10-05-09, 09:43 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

Even though it is a true 3way setup?? I have...

Even though it is a true 3way setup?? I have never seen that done before (having a single pole on one side, and a 3way on the other side) The timer was in the foyer, the other 3way is in the garage.
10-05-09, 08:53 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

Replace timer switch with 3way

I have an Intermatic timer switch for my outdoor lights. when I went to turn it on, the lights turned on for a second, then switch sparked, and the lights went out. I pulled out the timer switch, and...
09-30-09, 05:36 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

That is the problem. Is there a way to fix it?...

That is the problem. Is there a way to fix it? The unit appears to be all one piece, so I can't take it apart. I assume there is a nut under that keeps the bolt holding the "2 things" tight.
09-29-09, 07:29 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

I looked down it 5 times, and looked down it...

I looked down it 5 times, and looked down it after I uninstalled it. I didn't see anything. Stuck my shop vac in it, and it didn't suck anything out. It was wired with a flat grey cable.

Not a big...
09-29-09, 06:31 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

Really dumb question for really smart DIYer's

I just replaced my garbage disposal, when I unhooked the wiring on the old one to use it on the new one I noticed that it was wired backwards. I think this anyways. The large prung is the neutral...
09-28-09, 07:39 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

This has nothing to do with the original...

This has nothing to do with the original question, but I just wanted to say you guys (Ray, French, Ibpooks, PCboss, and many others) are really helpful and patient. You guys make things much easier...
09-23-09, 12:14 AM
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Posted By dwdraper

I just bought a house in MI as well, past...

I just bought a house in MI as well, past inspection, with alot of electrical no no's. But the inspector isn't an electrician, he was able to point out a few things, and tell me how they should or...
09-22-09, 10:11 PM
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Posted By dwdraper

I don't understand???? You say you were checking...

I don't understand???? You say you were checking a duplex.....but then in your last post said there is no receptacle??
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