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I am happy. How could I not be. I don't have to...

I am happy. How could I not be. I don't have to work anymore and my ceilings are cold.

I was just trying to show that there were conflicting reports/examples/products that addressed the issue of...
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Doughess, I hear what you are saying and one...

Doughess,

I hear what you are saying and one has to wonder why there are so many attic vent fans for sale if they don't work in the way they are intended. You did mention the attic heat radiating...
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"I rely on the experts who have tested hundreds...

"I rely on the experts who have tested hundreds of homes and come to the conclusion that attic fans are not money savers."

I think you are probably right. It's 3:30 PM right now, 91 degrees...
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It is a 1850 sq. ft. home in a single story built...

It is a 1850 sq. ft. home in a single story built in 2003. It seems relatively well sealed as all walls and ceilings throughout home are drywall. There are many canned lights though which could...
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Bud, this house seems pretty well insulated. I've...

Bud, this house seems pretty well insulated. I've been crawling up there laying HDMI and ethernet cable so I know there is about 18" to 24" of blown insulation. The roof also has some type of foil...
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Posted By jborchel

So now Hal_S says blow cool air into the attic...

So now Hal_S says blow cool air into the attic and CZIZZI says "The object is to pull the warm air out so that it is replaced with cooler air". Who's right?
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Posted By jborchel

There are six soffit vents along the back of the...

There are six soffit vents along the back of the house and two in the front. Would not the four gable vents, each 1' x 2', be also fresh air vents? Or are they only considered exit vents?

If I use...
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Posted By jborchel

Thanks for the reply. Wouldn't your solution just...

Thanks for the reply. Wouldn't your solution just blow the air out the nearest window just like you say it would "short circuit" suck the air from the nearest window? The result in either scenario...
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Posted By jborchel

Attic Venting Idea - Will it Work?

My home has a basically rectangular shape. At each end there are two venting openings that are approximately 1' x 2'. A total of four give me 8 sq. ft. of venting. We live in a climate(Sacramento)...
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Posted By jborchel

Interesting idea. The challenge would seem to be...

Interesting idea. The challenge would seem to be in the mounting device and the visual perception. It would have to swivel in order to set the angle of view for my specific car. It would have to be...
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Posted By jborchel

Side Sensors?

My garage is small to start with and then it has cabinets on both sides. So there is little room for two cars. I am afraid of scraping my right front fender on the wall of cabinets on the right so I...
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Pjmax, Thanks for that advice. It worked....

Pjmax,

Thanks for that advice. It worked. From another forum I had received recs to try shadowing the sensor with jury rig boxes or toilet paper rolls. None of them worked during the late...
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Posted By jborchel

Liftmaster door opener: strange behavior

I hope someone knows what this problem is. My garage door works fine until it gets afternoon sun on it, something heats up, and then it won't close. I live in a climate where it reaches 85 to 105...
07-06-14, 04:45 PM
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Posted By jborchel

Looks like I may have to cut out that center...

Looks like I may have to cut out that center joist to make this work.

I am still wondering if elevating the fan 10-12 inches will make the sound less obtrusive?
07-06-14, 03:55 PM
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Posted By jborchel

The problem is that there is a ceiling joist in...

The problem is that there is a ceiling joist in the way. The fan basically sits on top of three ceiling joists.
07-06-14, 11:10 AM
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Posted By jborchel

Will Whole House Attic Fan fit through fan opening?

I am thinking of installing a 30" whole house attic fan but my entry hole to the attic isn't large enough to pass the fan through. The actual width is 34 inches. Will the opening I have to cut in the...
03-06-14, 09:20 AM
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Posted By jborchel

The panel is labeled with a felt pen as to the...

The panel is labeled with a felt pen as to the rooms or devices each switch services. There is not anything that says which is the GFCI circuit although I may be able to tell now that I know which...
03-05-14, 10:46 PM
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Posted By jborchel

OK, I'm all ears. What is the reason? Should I...

OK, I'm all ears. What is the reason? Should I replace the GFCI receptacle in the bathroom with a standard receptacle?
03-05-14, 02:43 PM
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Posted By jborchel

Da-Da!(Trumpets blaring) The problem has been...

Da-Da!(Trumpets blaring) The problem has been solved. Turns out that the receptacle where the golf cart was plugged into was a GFCI device and had been violated, probably by the one time I touched a...
03-05-14, 09:49 AM
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Posted By jborchel

Here are some of the things that are puzzling...

Here are some of the things that are puzzling about this:

1.The code requires two dedicated 20A GFCI protected circuits to serve the kitchen countertop outlets. Two, not one. Dedicated. No...
03-04-14, 08:57 PM
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Posted By jborchel

I will work on this tomorrow following the many...

I will work on this tomorrow following the many advices that you all have provided. I am determined to solve this problem. In the end, if I am unsuccessful, I will call for an electrician to bail me...
03-04-14, 07:13 PM
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Posted By jborchel

Thanks for the input. All of the plugs that I...

Thanks for the input. All of the plugs that I have been talking about have two blacks and two whites attaching to the old outlets. I simply removed the old outlet and tried to attach the wires to the...
03-04-14, 10:08 AM
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Posted By jborchel

Sorry to be so novice but what are the line...

Sorry to be so novice but what are the line terminals? The side with the ground attachment where the whites usually attach? Is there only one hot wire coming into the outlet? Is it black or white? If...
03-04-14, 09:54 AM
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Posted By jborchel

Found out how to attach. Hopefully it will show...

Found out how to attach. Hopefully it will show up.
03-04-14, 09:50 AM
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Posted By jborchel

I have a voltmeter. The outlet is a GFCI (ground...

I have a voltmeter. The outlet is a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) safety outlet. Attached is a picture of the fused outlet in the kitchen. Check that. I can't figure out how to attach a...
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