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    Re: bad GFI or bad appliance?

    Well, replacing the GFI didn't fix it. The pump ran twice and the second time it just didn't sound quite right. Then the third time it tripped the GFI.:mad: I am just overjoyed at the thought of...
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    Re: bad GFI or bad appliance?

    Okay, I hadn't thought about that. But I know they do it with TVs and such, so it makes sense.
    I'll give it a shot.
    Thanks
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    Re: bad GFI or bad appliance?

    Well, I'm confused. I called Graybar and asked if they had GFI's that were better than I'd find at a hardware store, and the office guy that answered said, "Sure, we have several brands that are...
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    Re: bad GFI or bad appliance?

    Okay, guys, a new GFI (or 2 of them) it is.
    I'm always kind of leary of these things; about 20 years ago I came home from work and smelled smoke. It was coming from the GFI in the bathroom and there...
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    bad GFI or bad appliance?

    I have 2 GFI's that are tripping on me and I'd like to know if the problem is most likely the GFI or the appliance that's plugged into it. Specifically:

    In our basement bathroom there is a light...
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    Re: Which wood for floor joists in a shed?

    Thanks for the replies, folks.
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    Which wood for floor joists in a shed?

    Well, I'm not sure if this is the right forum but there doesn't seem to be an obvious choice.
    I need to replace the floor joists in a shed because the old ones rotted out; the shed wasn't built high...
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    Re: Mold in a shed roof

    Okay, thanks guys.
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    Mold in a shed roof

    We have a cute garden shed that was in our yard when we bought this house a few years ago. Last year was extremely rainy here in western NC (broke some records) and we had no idea that the shed's...
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    Re: Nothing works against this mold

    Keith, there is a very pricey commercial product (Don't have the name in front of me.) that can be applied to wood. Kills the mold and soaks in to keep it from coming back. Do you know if this is the...
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    Re: rust preventative for table saw

    Okay, thanks guys.
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    rust preventative for table saw

    I have to store my table saw in the carport under tarps. I just uncovered it and found fine rust on some areas. They aren't areas that contact wood but still...
    All the traditional rust-preventing...
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    What's up with this chimney?

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    We found this when we took down basement...
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    foam board wall insulation and air space

    It used to be, if somebody was going to finish a concrete or cinder block basement, they would put up 1x furring strips, cut some kind of foam board so it fit between the furring strips, and put...
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    Re: pex supply blew apart

    Well, there's another problem: The nut won't tighten 2 whole turns! I get it about 1 1/2, and that's as far as it will go. Now I'm stripping the edges off the nut trying to get it to 2 whole turns!
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    Re: pex supply blew apart

    Well, look what I just found on the tubing label: "Hand tighten then additional 2 turns." Crap! It's not all that easy to see, there's some printing stamped over other printing. Man!
    Okay, well,...
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    Re: pex supply blew apart

    I used this type of tubing because other people say it's better than the braided stainless steel ones. Quoting johnjh20: "As far as I'm concerned that is the best supply on the market." I'm not going...
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    Re: pex supply blew apart

    So do I want to get this as tight as I can?
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    Re: pex supply blew apart

    So do I want to get this as tight as I can?
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    Re: pex supply blew apart

    How tight is tight enough? The braided steel hoses that have compression fittings with the built-in rubber washer say hand-tight plus 1/4 turn. If you tighten them too much, they leak.
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    Re: pex supply blew apart

    Okay, the ferrule looks perfect, and I had the narrow end down.
    There was no more tube in the fitting, so it didn't break, however it can only go in 3/8 inch; that's as much room as there is....
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    pex supply blew apart

    Okay, folks, what happened here?
    LUCKILY, luckily, we were in the middle of dinner when this hot water supply under the kitchen sink blew apart. If we had been gone...:eek::(
    I put this in only...
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    Re: standard plumbers' rates

    Seems like if you've seen one water heater, you've seen 'em all, but here you are.:p
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    Re: Plumber's Rates

    Everybody's rates are dictated by the cost to operate plus a profit. The thing is, some people want to make a lot more profit than others. That's why you should always shop around. (Besides the...
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    Re: length of braided steel toilet hose

    Oh, I LIKE that! The guy who wrote about his hose failing said it was at the crimp.
    How long should they last? There are a few in this house already (under various sinks) so I don't know how old...
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