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07-05-17, 07:26 PM
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Posted By jbjams

Bad Heat Pump??

Hey everyone,

I have a Ruud heat pump that is only 9mths old that is making some bad noises.

See video here: https://youtu.be/rJe-UpLk514

Especially bad around the 21 sec mark.

It...
05-28-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By jbjams

Thanks for the reply. Can you tell me what the...

Thanks for the reply. Can you tell me what the beam is that I'm tying in to?

The door track is screwed into it so I'm guessing it's safe.
05-28-17, 02:37 PM
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Views: 665
Posted By jbjams

Over garage door storage question

Hi all,

I have built an over garage door storage rack using 2x4's, 2x10's, Unistrut and threaded rod.

It's holding up really well but I notice after being up for a couple months that the 2x10s...
01-16-17, 02:57 PM
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Posted By jbjams

I wired the new switch according to what I've...

I wired the new switch according to what I've found online and now it will not turn the light on unless the switch down the hall is turned on.

I've researched 3 way switches and can't find a...
01-16-17, 09:48 AM
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Views: 1,985
Posted By jbjams

Thanks for the help with this.

Thanks for the help with this.
01-16-17, 08:21 AM
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Posted By jbjams

Gotcha. It is a 3 way switch with the odd colored...

Gotcha. It is a 3 way switch with the odd colored screw.

Thank you for clarifying.

Do I need to ground the switches to the metal box?
01-15-17, 08:38 PM
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Posted By jbjams

Correct, I am replacing a 3 way switch. If you...

Correct, I am replacing a 3 way switch. If you are referring to the green ground screws, there's no wire attached to either switch.
01-15-17, 07:14 PM
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Posted By jbjams

Installing new 3 Way Switch

Hi,

The light switch in my hallway houses two switches, one for the porch light and one for the indoor hall light.

The switch for the indoor hall light was cracking and when I opened...
01-09-17, 06:07 PM
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Views: 822
Posted By jbjams

I've never used them but was reading up. A lot of...

I've never used them but was reading up. A lot of people say you don't have to predrill. Any truth to that?
01-09-17, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By jbjams

Thanks for the advice. I'm thinking of going with...

Thanks for the advice. I'm thinking of going with Timberlok, seems like a good choice for the job.
01-08-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By jbjams

Oh yeah, you're right. I do like the thought of...

Oh yeah, you're right. I do like the thought of using this as opposed to the threaded rod.

It looks like you could screw it into the 4' scab? What about having all the weight on the joists though...
01-08-17, 03:57 PM
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Views: 822
Posted By jbjams

Thanks for the comments. Would you...

Thanks for the comments.

Would you recommend 5/16" bolts? The plans do not specify. Would stainless be the way to go?

They do specify 6" in length though, all I have to get through is 1/4"...
01-08-17, 12:09 PM
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Views: 822
Posted By jbjams

Hanging a loft above garage doors - Structural question

Hi, I'm attempting to follow these plans (Lumber Rack over garage door - by shopmania @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/55712)) for a storage rack above my...
01-06-17, 05:00 PM
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Views: 2,454
Posted By jbjams

Thanks for the help with this project.

Thanks for the help with this project.
01-06-17, 02:06 PM
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Views: 2,454
Posted By jbjams

Could I tie it into the other 3 ground wires, one...

Could I tie it into the other 3 ground wires, one of which is attached to the box via a screw?
01-06-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By jbjams

How's this for grounding?

As you can see in the photo (http://imgur.com/a/Av3Ii)

I now have 3 ground wires coming together (1 from each cable and 1 going into a screw on the box). From what I've read online, if I connect...
01-04-17, 08:29 PM
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Posted By jbjams

Both sets do contain a ground. Using the meter I...

Both sets do contain a ground. Using the meter I get 120 volts from the black to ground in one set and nothing in the other set. I'm assuming the other set is just running to the fan in the adjacent...
01-04-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By jbjams

Found a ground

Ok, after pulling the two cables out of the j box I noticed one had "12-2 with Ground" printed on it. I cut back some of the sheath and sure enough there is a solid ground wire wrapped in paper and...
01-03-17, 03:22 PM
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Views: 2,454
Posted By jbjams

Thanks for the info. The box is located somewhat...

Thanks for the info. The box is located somewhat close to the breaker box. I will do some more research on running new cable before moving forward.
01-02-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By jbjams

If no ground wire is found, is there anything I...

If no ground wire is found, is there anything I can do to make the install possible?
01-02-17, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By jbjams

Ok, I'll give it a try tomorrow and report back....

Ok, I'll give it a try tomorrow and report back. Thanks.
01-02-17, 11:56 AM
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Views: 2,454
Posted By jbjams

Here's a pic of the wiring: Imgur: The most...

Here's a pic of the wiring:

Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet (http://imgur.com/VoClNQ9)
01-02-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By jbjams

Tying into existing junction box

Hi,

Amateur here with a question about tying into a junction box in the ceiling. My goal is to install a track lighting fixture in the living room. There is an existing box in the ceiling that...
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