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    Re: Circuit Breaker Types

    I wouldnt change them breakers either! We have alot of problems and complaints with them. In fact it wasnt till recently that our state enforced the AFCI breakers. I dont use them for my house when i...
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    add a fireplace to my basement.

    Im in the process of studding up my basement(making a baby room and a man cave) I want to add a fireplace in my man cave/den. I will be putting in a LP one. I just have no knowledge in them at all,...
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    Re: Wired Backwards?

    Ahh the joys of working on an older house!!!! :D never ending, good luck!! I know how it goes, fix one problem which will bring up 3 more new ones!!
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    Re: new kitchen lighting

    Im with DJ on this one. Im currently finishing off my basement and didnt even thing of putting anything but normal can lights in. I only use cfls if the room is not on dimmers as well. The upfront...
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    Re: Best way to extend wires?

    You said reach the switch. Im hoping you at least have the wires in the electrical box??? assuming you do, if you can get wire nuts on em, thats what I'd do. also hopefully you have the outter...
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    Re: re-doing my master bath

    Thats why I am on here. I can do all the work and make it code compliant.. Its more the Ideas and design, im not that creative. If i was I woulda been an artist :D
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    re-doing my master bath

    Im lookign at totally redoing my master bath. I will do all the work myself, but id like the guidance of either a designer or i dont know if theres a site on the net somewhere that you can punch all...
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    Re: Updating Kitchen Lighting

    yeah that looks like the old cloth romex. Isnt there a differnt style dimmer you can buy? Is the switch lighted? Id just get a differnt switch than pull new wire in. unless you want to make a 10...
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    Re: 12/3 wire, two separate circuits

    Id have to say you are correct in all you said.
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    Re: Create a Stone Veneer Rock Wall

    i would personally put up plywood then the felt and a nail the heck outa that mesh (i used screws).. thats what i did for all my stone work at my house. ive put up over 600 sq feet of it so far....
  11. Re: INSOFAST and Barricade Wall panels electrical

    not familar with them set ups, but i see no reason to use UF. ive never used that in a basement remodel before.
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    Re: Ceiling Fan Installation - Cathedrial Ceiling

    your gonna want to use scaffolding! I havnt installed that many celing fans maybe only 30 or so. The ones I have are all a pain in the azz though!! so you will want a nice good surface to work off...
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    Re: replacement windows?

    well, just met with the salesman today. He talked a great game, and seemed to know his stuff.. Im no window expert, but i get around prety good in the workshop. So the wife and I gave him the go...
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    replacement windows?

    well I have about a 20 year old house. the windows arnt horrible, but id like to put something more efficent in. What are your guys opinions on replacement windows?? theres alot of companies near me...
  15. Re: How to install outdoor lighting fixtures on slanted stucco wall

    think thats bad i need to make a couple for my log house... waiting till it gets nice out!!:D
  16. Thread: A/C compressor

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    Re: A/C compressor

    Yes the disconnect needs to be within site of the unit. the whole idea is safety for who ever would happen to be working on it. Someone could go flip the breaker on while your working on it, and you...
  17. Thread: A/C compressor

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    Re: A/C compressor

    well im not sure why the circuit is going to the second breaker box. The third one that you described is a local disconnect. Im guessing its an unfused one. You do need that disconnect within site of...
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    Re: swapping the position of stove and fridge

    yeah it would be fine. If you have an leak issue of water spraying all over, that would be more of a concern to me than having electric nearby.
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    re-install after tiling the floor?

    I want to tear out my old floor, which is linoleuim (spelling??) Im almost positive it is glued town to a 1/4 osb, nailed down to the sub floor. so im gonna tear out the osb and put down 1/4 cemetn...
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    Re: frost/steam between double hungs and storms

    I too am running into this in my house, which is about 20 years old. Some of the windows dont stay up the way they should either. I was thinking about slowly replacing them this coming year.. not...
  21. Thread: No ground wire

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    Re: No ground wire

    if the lamp isnt steel this might make sense, if metal something isnt adding up!
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    Re: Wall Heater Installation Question

    well i dont think the code changed where the race way cant be a ground. The issue might be your local codes. the next thing is if the flex is rated for grounding.
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    Re: Lighting Design Plan Help?

    The light amount will also depend on the height of the celing.. Im partial to can lights, but thats just me.. as far as how many, well depends how birght ya want it. I always use cans, and put on...
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    Re: Main breaker off...a light still on?

    Ive shoted out circutis to find breakers.. but i was pretty green at the time!!:D sometimes a bad breaker will not open all the way causing voltage to still be going though.. we just replaced a 2500...
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    Re: Limit To Add Breakers To Existing Panel

    dont know what your electricain was thinking.. but if it was me id call the utility have them unook ya and put a 42 space in.. Cake work if ya know what your doing.. for a DIYer not sure what the...
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