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    Wiring Dilemma

    My neighbor is installing a new ceiling fan to replace an existing light fixture. When she pulled the old light off, the wiring was as such in the junction box - 4 white wires, bundled with one white...
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    Re: Circular Saw question

    The saw he was using looked black. I've seen the PC trim saws around, but they look gray.

    Brian
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    Circular Saw question

    What brand of trim saw was Tom Silva using when he was rebuilding the windows on the Bedford House with Kevin? Was is a Porter Cable?

    Thanks

    Brian
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    Supply and Return in older home

    My neighbor has an older home (1920s). The supply ducts are located on the inside walls, and returns on the outside walls. From my inspections, there is one return and one supply in each room,...
  5. Heat Pump "Emergency Heat" and Heating Cycle

    I have a question regarding 'emergency heat' with respect to HVAC systems. I had a new Unico system installed with an American Standard 15 SEER compressor and an electric duct heater. The duct heater...
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    Re: 240V Wiring Connection Question

    Tell me about it - the whole unit should hook up like a sub panel, but I can;t seem to find a neutral, and the electrician who hooked up the copper only ran three leads - 2 hot and 1 ground. It...
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    240V Wiring Connection Question

    I am in the process of wiring a 240V duct heater. From the 90A breaker in the panel, I was told to use (by the HVAC installer) 3/#2 1/#4 AL wire from the panel to the junction box. At the junction...
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    Odd discovery in bathroom

    I am in the process of adding a larger exhaust fan. I have had a problem with mildew and failing drywall joints, and hence the upgrade. As I am removing the ceiling (as to vent the fan through the...
  9. Re: Single to two pipe steam radiator conversion?

    I beleive Tanked is correct - it sounds like the OP stated that the he wanted to convert from a one-pipe steam, to a two-pipe system. Though a two-pipe system cannot be steam, it can certianly be...
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    Winodws and T1-11 siding

    I am adding several windows to an existing sturcture that has T1-11 siding. The walls are 2x4s with a 1" sheet of polyiso foam, then the wood siding - there is no subsheathing or house wrap under the...
  11. Re: Neighbor's Radon Pipe Pointed at My Windows!

    I worked for an installer for a period of time, and we always ran the exhaust to the roof line, with the exhaust pointing TOWARD the roof of the house we mitigated (it had to be away from windwows,...
  12. Thread: Loop Switch

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    Re: Loop Switch

    Great, thanks.
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    Loop Switch

    I currently have a switch loop I am attempting to wire. I am pulling power from an exisitng switch, through two recessed lights, to a one way switch at the end. I cannot seem to figure it out.

    I...
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    Re: Need joist hangers for old house

    Try Simpson - www.strongtie.com they have nearly every hanger to meet what you may need.

    Brian
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    Balloon Framing and I-Joists

    I'm getting deeper into a project extending a loft. what I assumed is true once I started to remove drywall, is that the portion of the house where I want to extend the loft (and make a full second...
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    Re: Reuse engineer flooring

    That makes sense. Thanks.

    Brian
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    Reuse engineer flooring

    I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on some engineered hardwood flooring from a lcoal reuse store. The flooring looks fairly good.

    I had a question about refinishing before or after...
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    Re: Extending a Loft

    I thought about that, too. I have to take down some drywall to see how the wall is constructed, as its 18' high in the area I am extending into. I was unsure if that would cause a problem as the beam...
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    Extending a Loft

    My current home was originally build with a loft and I wish to extend the loft completely across making a second floor - and create two new bedrooms, and a full bath. The loft floor is framed with...
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