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footings under existing wall

Five years ago, our contractor closed in an outside basement staircase. House was built in 1896. He didn't put footings under the outside wall so with the thaw/freeze cycle the wall is heaving and...
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See what happens when you have just enough...

See what happens when you have just enough knowledge to be stupid. Thanks for your help. Ended up buying a wireless router, which I should have thought of in the first place. Just put the ends on...
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RJ 45 plugs

Trying to run a 4 pr cat 5e ethernet to 2nd floor of house. What color or position within the data plug does the data run on? I always thought it connected thru the center (blue/blue-white). I...
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husband & wife disagreement

We recently had a huge tree taken down that was leaning against an enclosed back porch on our rental house. The tree was leaning on the roof and since the walls are attached to the roof, it actually...
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In the central office of the phone company is an...

In the central office of the phone company is an item called a "pots splitter card" These go bad every once in a while. The dsl will still work fine, but no dial tone. Make sure they check that.
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basement stairs

Thanks to all who replied. Unfortunately these are now inside stairs. We should have fixed them before this area was enclosed, great 20/20 hindsite.

After much "figuring", we finally came up...
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Post cement basement stairs

I originally posted this in basements, but this is probably where I need to go for advice.

The old cement basement stairs are broken & irregular. In order to make them uniform, we need to remove...
02-28-08, 11:37 AM
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cement basement stairs

The old basement stairs are totally irregular. We would like to use these, but need to remove almost all of the old cement. Any suggestions?
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puter freezes

Actually Spydoctor has been very good for quite a long time. It was just bugs in their last update. I wasn't the only person having problems. All is well now. Thanks for the input.
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puter freezes

Thank you for the help. I was so frustrated, I didn't even think of going to their website, where I reinstalled the older version of SpyDoctor, and everything works great.
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puter freezes

After downloading the latest version of our spy program, I no longer can access any game sites, i.e. Pogo, yahoo,etc. Also, since that time, our computer will freeze up & the only way to reboot is...
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ndt but dsl works

Sounds like the tip is either is going open (high open)or is open (broken). DSL will work with just the ring side connected, as will the phone, but no dial tone without the tip side fully connected....
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Posted By girlbuilder

finding interior line

A toner & probe would be the easiest, but if you have a multitester, dial tone will show as a short.
02-11-07, 08:49 AM
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wired back on same circuit

I realize the first post was quite confusing. I was confused when it happened. Several month ago, I wired a switch to a bedroom light using power from the bathroom light (also feeds 2nd bedroom...
02-11-07, 08:29 AM
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Thumbs up wired back

Thankfully I was smart enough to disconnect it. Now just to find the problem. It was of course, wired when the walls didn't have drywall on them. Since I don't remember even running that 3 wire,...
02-10-07, 05:01 PM
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wired back on same circuit?

Help,

I think I may have wired a switch (which already had power) to the power of the same circuit from a different direction. A three wire, which I thought went directly to the fan/light might...
01-17-07, 04:22 PM
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Posted By girlbuilder

snow on roof

Thanks for your input. Thats a question I've been wanting to ask someone for a long time. I think we have enough insulation, so I am going to assume that it's just blowing off.

Thanks again
01-16-07, 04:46 PM
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Posted By girlbuilder

Question snow on roof

I've got a real stupid question. Does the snow on a dark roof melt faster if the attic is well insulated or underinsulated? I always thought that it would melt faster if it was underinsulated (the...
01-02-07, 06:35 PM
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Posted By girlbuilder

200 amp circuit

Thanks for responding. Why they doubled up on the circuits beats me. Maybe it's easier that way, who knows. I'm a novice at electrical and check and double check my work. Every circuit I wired...
12-30-06, 11:41 AM
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Posted By girlbuilder

Question new 200 amp panel

I just hired an electrical firm to install a 200 amp service panel for my house. When I ran the wire to the original 100 amp service, I calculated the amps (and possible future amps) for each...
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Question 2 lights, 2 switchs, 1 power source

In my infinite wisdom (yeah, right) I have a stair light & outside light I need to wire up to switchs. I have a 12 g 2 wire (bl wh & ground) going to each. The problem I have is that the power...
07-09-06, 02:14 PM
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Posted By girlbuilder

water pressure

thanks for the response.

A few years ago, we had a new water line brought in from the street. The plumber tested the pressure at the shutoff at the edge of the property and 60 psi is what it...
07-07-06, 04:00 PM
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Posted By girlbuilder

poor water pressure

thanks for responding, sorry I was so long in getting back here.

If a pressure tank wouldn't help getting additional pressure up to the 3rd floor, any suggestions. I'm sure I'm not the only...
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Posted By girlbuilder

lady techs

Thanks for the vote of confidence. Believe it or not, both my husband and I consider me a LADY in every way shape and form. Just because I don't wear high heels, makeup and nylons, does not mean I...
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Posted By girlbuilder

unknown number

Hey guys,
It is possible that he has a "left in drop wire". In other words, someone else down the cable was connected and he is on their "pair".
Nothing illegal or funny bout that, happens all the...
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