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    Re: in ceiling speakers

    in-ceiling speakers are great and if properly placed, take little volume to make for an enjoyable experience. As far as what you should do to keep the sound down for your daughter.....the only thing...
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    Re: digital antenna

    Make your own for sure. It is easy and very inexpensive. I made my own and am picking up the 2 stations that are at least moderate signal strength on the dtv.gov reception map. There are quite a few...
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    Re: Wireless Networks: practical advice

    Very solid advice. I've worked in technology for over 10 years now with networking experience in a multitude of settings. I'm still a fan of cat5e due to the fact that it will handle anything that...
  4. Thread: Home network

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    Re: Home network

    Going with a router that has the proper amount of ports needed is the best way. The more appliances you get on a network that are directing traffic, the more packet loss and congestion there is and...
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    Re: Knocking Drain Pipe

    thanks everybody for the responses. It is the drain pipe for sure. When i go to the basement (have a single story ranch) and put my hand on the drain pipe when it's happening i can actually feel it....
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    Re: Knocking Drain Pipe

    I understand what you are saying, however it happens even when it's cool or cold water and nothing has changed between when it didn't happen and when it started happening.
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    Knocking Drain Pipe

    When i use either the sink or bathtub in our main bathroom, as it's draining there is a knocking in the drain pipe that continues as long as 5 minutes after we are done running water. It happens...
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    Re: outside unit runs constantly

    yes i know that, i was just pointing out that it froze up so that everyone knew it was still cooling and the compressor was running. What contactors are you speaking of? Where are they located?
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    Re: outside unit runs constantly

    yes it was blowing cold. Thats why i mentioned that the lines would frost up if i left it on and the air handler wasn't running.
  10. Re: slow draining sink and 'shut off' valve spray

    On concern 1: it could be an issue with the venting for that line. Possibly a bird decided to build a nest in the vent pipe or something. Worth a check from the roof. Are there any other fixtures in...
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    outside unit runs constantly

    Hi all. Weird thing happened to my HVAC system toward the end of summer. All of a sudden one day my outside a/c unit stopped shutting off when my blower on my air handler shut off. I kept an eye on...
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    Re: Shower Skylight Window Condensation.

    I'm with Canuk....you need to install an exhaust fan in that bathroom. It's not good to have that much humidity building up in a bathroom. It is recommended that you run an exhaust fan 20 min after...
  13. Thread: Windows

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    Re: Windows

    My guess would be that they did not properly insulate the voids between the window and the rough opening. I'm assuming you probably upgraded from single pane windows to a double which should give you...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Fed Pacific Breakers?

    I agree with Jack. Square D is probably the best out there for panels. I have heard that fed's are pretty expensive breakers to replace but haven't had to price them personally. Given the year of the...
  15. Thread: new windows

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    Re: new windows

    Adding insulation from the outside would not be the right way to go about things. You need some kind of vapor barrier and unless you do spray foam (which usually doesn't need a vapor barrier, check...
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    Re: Door continues to swing open

    You could also just get the door stops that mount on the hinges and are adjustable. That would allow you to have a door stop without having to bend the hinge pins.
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    Re: spray foam for crawl and roof

    Spray foam should be great for both of those applications. Not only does it give good R values and seal ALL air voids, but there is nothing for moisture to feed on and end up creating mold. I would...
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    Re: screen door freezing over

    I agree with canuk. It wouldn't have anything to do with no insulation between the door frame and the rough-in otherwise it would be collecting on the door frame itself. Was there not even room that...
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    Changing 15amp breaker to 20amp

    I recently got a different air compressor with a bigger motor and compressor unit. When i have it going it will trip the breaker for my garage after a short period of time. The circuit for my garage...
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    Re: Adding a bathroom fan

    Bryan,

    It mostly depends on what the draw of your bathroom fan is. If the amperage is minimal you could probably come off of your light for power and be fine. Another thing to consider is how...
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    Re: How to keep the foundation dry?

    Keeping the foundation dry isn't as much about the type of material you put down as it is the grading next to the house. If they are completely re-planting the bed i would suggest maybe getting a...
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    Re: Installing whiskey barrel hardware

    I'm not too sure about whiskey barrels. I personally used plastic 55 gal barrels for make my rain barrels. I would venture to guess that boring a hole 3 inches or so would not allow the barrel to...
  23. Thread: radon gas

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    Re: radon gas

    The preferred method for reducing radon in a basement is the exhaust fan in the sump pump hole. You can try to seal the basement with a concrete sealer but i'm not sure that it will reduce your radon...
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    Re: Oversized Wiring

    I'm not sure about the "efficiency" concept but it would be true that using bigger wiring should keep from building excessive heat. However using the proper size wire shouldn't build much if any heat...
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    Re: outside kitchen sink

    I would suggest using a biodegradable anti-freeze in it. The same thing you get for RV's.
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