Search:

Type: Posts; User: b_r

Search: Search took 0.05 seconds.

  1. Replies
    5
    Views
    934

    Re: Doorbell and new set of chimes

    OK, so I did want you said and used 18 gauge wire and I've just finished replacing the runs to the sound devices.

    I have a sounding device that says on it, "Use low voltage transformer for safe...
  2. Replies
    5
    Views
    934

    Doorbell and new set of chimes

    Currently, I have a front doorbell button and a back doorbell button. I have a chimes unit on the first floor and a chimes unit on the second floor. Pressing the front doorbell will cause both...
  3. Replies
    8
    Views
    48,727

    Re: Water expansion tank pressure

    I've included a picture showing my ET is on the cold/supply line, it is hung above the water heater, and the only thing that appears between it and the water heater is a ball valve. I have also...
  4. Replies
    8
    Views
    48,727

    Re: Water expansion tank pressure

    With the water heater off, the pressure does not increase at all.
  5. Replies
    8
    Views
    48,727

    Re: Water expansion tank pressure

    At this point, I've reduced my water pressure to 50 psi and have pumped up the water expansion tank to 50 psi. The T&P valve on the water heater is new and functioning properly.

    What I've been...
  6. Replies
    8
    Views
    48,727

    Re: Water expansion tank pressure

    I have a gauge that I attach to my utility sink to get the pressure. I've also attached it to the bib on the water heater.

    I have the PRV where my water comes into my house set to 60 psi.

    I...
  7. Replies
    8
    Views
    48,727

    Water expansion tank pressure

    Last year, I had a leaky T&P valve on the water heater and after replacing it I found that the real problem was a broken water expansion tank. After replacing it, the leak was fixed. Unfortunately,...
  8. Replies
    3
    Views
    2,835

    Re: Green ice and icicles on roof

    This is the south side of the house. As you noticed there is ice damming going on. The gutters are clean and do a good job in higher temperature of clearing the water; this was January when it was...
  9. Replies
    5
    Views
    2,127

    Electric stove wiring

    I'm going to help a friend put in wiring for an electric stove. From what I've seen ******, people mention putting in 30, 40, or 50 amp breakers. I'm not sure how you choose.

    At this point, the...
  10. Replies
    3
    Views
    2,835

    Green ice and icicles on roof

    Iím completely baffled.

    Iíve got what looks like a green ice damn above my gutters creating green icicles on my house. Iíve attached two photos: one long shot and one close up. In fact, the ice...
  11. Re: Installing new light fixtures in old junction boxes

    In our 1922 house, I just started playing that same game of replacing fixtures, too. What I've found for the ceiling fixtures is they put a 1x4 brace between the joists, lathe and plaster over that,...
  12. Replies
    11
    Views
    3,031

    Re: Modern outlets and ligh switches on K&T?

    There's a section in that article that talks about K&T and mentions nuisance tripping -- is this implying that if you have K&T that you should NOT use GFCI receptacles?

    My house has lots of K&T...
  13. Replies
    29
    Views
    5,264

    Re: Knob & Tube meets NM

    Exactly. This is what I intended to to -- I just wanted to make sure that I could have one end of the switch (from power to switch) NM, while the other half of the switch (from switch to fixture) be...
  14. Replies
    29
    Views
    5,264

    Re: Knob & Tube meets NM

    Yes, there is no neutral in the switch box, but what I was actually referring to was the neutral at the fixture. I would be supplying a new NM hot to the switch box, the hot would be pig-tailed to...
  15. Replies
    29
    Views
    5,264

    Knob & Tube meets NM

    I have a wall switch box with 3 switches, each controlling a different light fixture. The box is powered by one hot that is pig-tailed off and connected to each of the 3 switches. The wiring is all...
  16. Replies
    2
    Views
    9,279

    Old toilet flange without bolts

    I'm replacing the toilet on the third floor of my 85-year-old house. I've removed the old toilet and sc****d most of the old wax ring away from the existing flange. The flange and soil pipe look...
Results 1 to 16 of 16