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    Re: My house is cracked

    I have the same problem with my house in the boston, ma us area,have had the cracks filled with epoxy, have had the foundation stucco redone, cracks again and again, finally had an engineer look at...
  2. Re: 2 coats of exterior paint on every interior wall in new home

    If the paint is actually peeling off that easily, then that might be to your advantage in this case, you need as the others have suggested ,bare drywall, then 2 coats sealing primer, then 2 finish...
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    Re: Knob and Tube Light Switch Rewiring

    A small hole above the switch box or receptacle box is the most common way to remove the old boxes, you cut along the stud to remove the nails or nailing fin off the old box, then a retrofit box with...
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    Re: electric baseboard heating

    If you are replacing the units with the same style,length and wattage units you may be able to use the same wiring if it has not deteriorated, if you want to rewire then, most baseboard units use...
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    Re: How to get a historic home to be air tight

    As the other board members have stated, I too would look into historic preservation grants and even local energy utility grants and rebates, most of these companies offer low or no interest finacing...
  6. Re: Help With New Addition Electric Subpanel/Load

    Yes you will need a 200 amp main panel and a 100 amp sub-panel at minimum, they may even make you put in a 200 amp sub-panel, I have run into this in a few towns when the additions and kitchen were...
  7. Thread: tv shuts off...

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    Re: tv shuts off...

    This happens all the time here in the boston area, voltage spikes and drops are very common, first i would check the voltage at your outlets around the home, if you have between 115-125 volts you are...
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    Re: clothes washer backup!

    Yes john I agree that this is not a proper code repair, and having dealt with this issue personaly after I had my discharge hose ejected from the standpipe on a few occasions, this was my response...
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    Re: Cutting Back Azaleas

    I have 5 for these shrubs,over 30 years old, and they have been wrongly pruned by a couple of different landscapers over the years, I now do the landscaping and have gotten them back to there natural...
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    Re: BX Wire Grounding for Dishwasher

    Also make sure you cable jacket is seperated from your conductors with an anti-short bushing, this way if your dishwasher vibrates a lot it will not rub through your wiring, Good Luck!
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    Re: clothes washer backup!

    You could also try a rubber fernco fitting on top of the standpipe for the washer, this way nothing can back up out of the drain, just make sure of the sizes of the washer connection and the...
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    Re: cracking pvc trap

    Thanks john, I think he said it was at 24" from the diposer outlet to the outlet of the trap,so it is basically 12" lower than before, he also went to 2" pipe and trap now to match what goes up to...
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    Re: cracking pvc trap

    Thanks Phil, I just did a bit of work on the sink and was persuaded by my plumber to re-locate the pvc trap to the basement, he just capped the old stub in the wall and drilled down through the...
  14. Re: Wise to Loop Hotwater Baseboard Heating to Garage?

    If your garage is well insulated and you have an insulated garage door you should not have much of a problem adding baseboard or some radiators to the garage, I install a lot of electric heaters,...
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    Re: Dead 30 amp circuit/wiring question

    I would remove the dead line, just make sure it is not connected somewhere else in panel, keep the 30 amp breaker if it is feeding your elec. dryer , and add a new 12/2 run to the panel and add a new...
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    Re: Repair ceiling fan

    Concord ceiling fans are basically builders grade fans, some last a few years, some a little more, some don't make it a year. I have always used midrange hunter fans, if I get a call back to replace...
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    Re: cracking pvc trap

    Yes massachusett is pretty much a tenats rights state, I evicted one set of tenants years ago, and they sued me for $ 300k 2 years later saying there was lead paint in the house which was remodeled...
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    Re: cracking pvc trap

    Unfortunatly I am stuck with these tenants until next may. I have already told them about the damage they are causing to the home numerous times, and I get the old wasn't me, or it was like that when...
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    Re: cracking pvc trap

    I think it is definately the tenants causing this problem, I remodeled the kitchen after the first leak, its a kohler 8.5" deep stainless sink, and an insinkerator eveloution 3/4 horse disposer, I...
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    cracking pvc trap

    I have an ongoing issue with a pvc trap in a rental unit. I have had a plumber repair it at least 6 times in 3 years, it is a pvc trap that is under a kitchen sink with a disposer and dishwasher...
  21. Re: How do I track down the sequence of receptacles on a circuit?

    That is a great idea with the smoke detector, could do co detector also or a combo unit, just had an elderly customer have me add automatic LED lights in a few rooms so she could see at night without...
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    Re: Basement Ceiling/Floor Joists

    No reason you can't paint the floor joists and underside of the subflooring, wish i did that myself before I built my work shop and added florescent lights, just make sure the joists are clean and...
  23. Re: How do I track down the sequence of receptacles on a circuit?

    If you cannot find the feed for the abandoned line you must keep it in an accessable box, either from above or below, most time when i run into this situation is when there was a ceiling fixture with...
  24. Re: installing new ceiling fan/light to old tube wiring

    I have worked on a lot of knob and tube in the past and I am no longer allowed to touch it due to my buisness insurance carrier. Get rid of the knob and tube and pull new lines to your fixtures, a...
  25. Re: What is this material under carpet padding on stairs?

    What you have there under the padding is an early type of flooring called VAT, or Vinyl Asbestos Tile, or it is a formica hardboard flooring that also contains asbestos, this is original to the home...
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