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    Re: Dead 30 amp circuit/wiring question

    Just discovered that my dryer is on the same circuit, which now explains why it's a 30 amp breaker. The dryer is working, which means the breaker is obviously working. When I hold my tester to the...
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    Re: Dead 30 amp circuit/wiring question

    Canuk, thanks for your reply. I just checked the wire and found a small section of it where the label hasn't worn off, and it's actually 12/2. I'm positive of that. So I had a 15 amp outlet, on 20...
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    Re: Dead 30 amp circuit/wiring question

    Oh right. The front of the treadmill has a 15 amp circuit breaker built into it, so I imagine it's 15 amps. Manual also says it's "for use on a nominal 110-volt circuit." It has a 3.0 hp drive...
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    Dead 30 amp circuit/wiring question

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    I'm hoping someone can give me some guidance, although I will have an electrician do the work. I bought a treadmill and checked the circuit panel for the outlet I plugged it into. The...
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    Ceiling Electrical box problem

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    I found a problem while trying to replace a ceiling light fixture, but I'm not sure how to fix it. The old fixture worked, but when I put the new fixture on it wouldn't work. If I put a...
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    Re: Whole House Surge protector

    Guys,

    Thanks a lot for the advice. I really appreciate it. I have a 2,000 sq. foot house that runs on oil heat (punishment for living in Rhode Island), so I'm definitely not using a ton of...
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    Whole House Surge protector

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    I'm looking to install a whole house surge protector in my 150 amp panel. I remember an electrician telling me that the panel is at max capacity despite there being a few open slots.
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    Black corrosion on copper pipes

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    I found a water leak in a copper pipe that is coming from an area of dark, black corrosion. I've seen the blue/green pipe corrosion but I'm not sure why I have sections of copper pipe (some...
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    Re: Soundproofing a ceiling

    Thank you both for your suggestions. I'm looking into them!

    Dave
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    Soundproofing a ceiling

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    I'm getting ready to finish my basement which is directly below a living room with wood floors. It seems most people use fiberglass insulation for soundproofing, but I was wondering if anyone...
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    Re: attic insulation question

    Just be careful about leaving those paper-faced bats in place. The paper is likely a vapor barrier. What you don't want is a vapor barrier placed on top of existing insulation. That vapor barrier...
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    Re: Please help woman with Mouse problem

    I've had decent luck with traditional mouse traps baited with peanut butter. Sometimes it takes a few shots, but you will get them. The trick is to place the trap in a corner where the mouse's only...
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    Re: Basement Ceiling

    Guys, thanks for your replies. It's great information and I appreciate it! That's a few hundred dollars I'm glad I won't have to spend.

    Dave
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    Basement Ceiling

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    I'm preparing to finish my basement and can't decide whether to insulate the ceiling. Even in the winter with the heating vents closed, the basement doesn't get much colder than 58 degrees....
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    Re: Ceiling fan won't turn off (FIXED)

    It's all set. Seems the pull chain wasn't completely working (although it appeared to be), but it's ok now. This is what i get with Hampton Bay products....
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    Ceiling fan won't turn off

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    I just hung a ceiling fan with a light fixture. My outlet box had the white, black, and ground wires. I connected the ground wires and also connected the white wire to the white wire on the...
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    GFI outlets on same circuit

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    I'm replacing some old outlets in my kitchen. Several of the outlets are on the same circuit. Should I put a GFCI in place of each outlet on the circuit, or is that overkill? I've heard that...
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    Deleting message. sorry.
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