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08-18-07, 03:57 PM
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Posted By mpernice

Dropping wires from attic

I live in a ranch, on a slab. All the wiring runs in the attic. I want to put an outlet on an exterior wall. But, It's impossible to drill through the top beam since the roof line meets the wall...
05-01-07, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By mpernice

So if I remove the door, I can fix it correctly. ...

So if I remove the door, I can fix it correctly. Any problems in removing the door that would make it so I couln't re-install?
05-01-07, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By mpernice

Leaky Slider

I have a sliding door that may leak. If I spray it with a hose, water leaks into the house. However, the water travels under the 2x6 and the floor, not between the 2x6 and the door frame.
Can I...
01-22-07, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,019
Posted By mpernice

Gluing Ceiling Tile?

My laundry rm is 6x6. I want to put up ceiling tile, the 12"x12 "type that gets stapled to furring strips. The back of the box says it can be glued.
Does that mean it can get glued to sheetrock...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,674
Posted By mpernice

Thanks for the reply. I removed the molding...

Thanks for the reply.

I removed the molding on 3 sides. I trimmed where ever there was no gap between the walls and boards. The buckle didn't go down. I'm wondering if it'll take time.
...
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Views: 1,674
Posted By mpernice

Unhappy Leveling Buckles in Pergo Floor

I've read a few threads and basically concluded that I have pieces of furniture opposite each other and in other areas which won't allow the floor to move.

My first question is: Which way does...
07-04-06, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,954
Posted By mpernice

PVC leak at joint

I rushed when I wash glueing a fitting on some PVC pipe (for feeding sprinkler lines). Can I just put some glue at the joint and try to create a fillet? Or do I cut it out and start over?
04-17-06, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By mpernice

Timer Switch to Control 2 Lights?

Can I use one wall mounted timer switch to control two outdoor lights? I'm guessing as long as I don't exceed some Amp rating I should be OK. Currently I have 2 seperate timer switches. Since,...
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Views: 3,047
Posted By mpernice

It's NOT a torsion spring type door.

It's NOT a torsion spring type door.
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Views: 3,047
Posted By mpernice

Door Adjustment/Leveling

How do you adjust the door? It seems that my door is closing uneven. The springs and cables seem intact. The door is double width. Any suggestions,


tia
03-04-06, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By mpernice

Adding a branch to an exisiitng heater circuit

I have a 220 v (pole, 4 wire) circuit which used to be for a dryer. I used to power an electric baseboard heater which draws less than 5 A. The tandem breakers are 20 A each. Is it OK to add...
03-04-06, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,337
Posted By mpernice

Glass for Woodburning Stove

Should I be able to get glass for a stove locally? What type does is need to be to resist the heat, for instance tempered?
02-26-06, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By mpernice

Yes, I should said it's 4 wire, black, red, wire...

Yes, I should said it's 4 wire, black, red, wire & grd. So all I need to do is connect the red, black and of course ground.


thanks
02-25-06, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By mpernice

240 V circuit for electric baseboard

Excuse my ignorance... I've never done 240 v wiring.
I have old 240V circuit which used to be for a dryer. I want use it for electric baseboard heat in a room that is at the end on the line on my...
01-04-06, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By mpernice

Basic Question re: Finishing attic

I searched this site and forum and couldn't find the info...

When finishing an attic ceiling, is it just insulated and sheetrock nailed to rafter just like finshing a typical ext. wall?


tia,
Forum: Water Heaters
10-10-05, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,333
Posted By mpernice

Maybe I'm wrong...but why would I do that? Isn't...

Maybe I'm wrong...but why would I do that? Isn't a water heater basically cold IN, hot OUT?
I'm looking to have the hot water line from the main heater feed the Ariston'. But since the water has...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-09-05, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,333
Posted By mpernice

Ariston "inline" water heater

I saw this at HD... I was wondering if it can actually be put in line as the box states. My water heater is at one end of my ranch. Next to it are the laundry room and kitchen. The hot water is...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By mpernice

Can't Drill in Concrete Slab???

I'm trying to screw some Tapcon screws in a concrete slab. I can't seem to drill deep enough for the 1-3/4" long screw. I tried with regular masonary bits and also with hammer drill and bits.
Can...
03-27-05, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,135
Posted By mpernice

Raising Floor Level for Ceramic Tile

I need to lay down tile for hearth for a wood burning stove. I have the floor stripped down to the slab. I need to raise it about 3/4" to make it level with the Pergo floor in the remainder of the...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,794
Posted By mpernice

Pergo floor in 2 adjacent areas, same direction?

I'm planning on putting the floor in a large room in a back to front direction which is the direction of the light source. I have a small hallway 4x 8 feet next to it I plan on installing the Pergo...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,145
Posted By mpernice

Flexible Duct for Return Line?

Can I use flex duct for short section of return line? I need to slightly re-route an existing 6x6 sheet metal return in my attic.
If so, can I use non-insulated type?

thanks,
02-03-05, 03:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 24,802
Posted By mpernice

Furnace in Attic Causing Problems

A couple of years ago, we had a new furnace put in our attic (crawl space). Obviously, the space is getting some heat. This is very visible seeing the snow get melted form the roof above the area. ...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,519
Posted By mpernice

Question Keeping Downspouts Thawed

:confused: With the recent snow and freezing temps in NJ my gutter, downspouts and drain pipes are frozen. The gutters have ice dams. Luckily, I had only one small leak.

Maybe I'm wrong but...
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By mpernice

Use existing takeoffs or replace?

In a previous post I asked about moving registers...

Should I use the existing rectangular "Y" takeoff or install a new round take off? If I use the existing rectangular takeoff I can attach...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By mpernice

Flex duct length & configuration

Is there a max length or bad setup? For instance, I need to have duct moved about 15' from the main duct. I know straight as possible is best, but can I go up in the roof rafters to allow passage...
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