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    frosty windows

    i have a newly built home, why am i getting frost on the inside of my windows?
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    Wiring a rheostat

    How is a rheostat wired? I have no wiring diagram and have not wired one before. The rheostat has 2 black leads that arent marked any different from one another and it runs a fireplace fan.
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    Deeper mud ring

    Is there a mud ring extension that can be added onto the ring from the outside? I need to extend the current mud ring and the inside of the building is already finished.
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    Sump pump drainage

    Im tired of the area where my sump pump drains into my yard being a swampy mess. Any suggestions on how to eliminate this problem? My sump runs quite a bit with heavy rains and especially when the...
  5. Thread: Sump Pump

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    Sump Pump

    When my sump pump shuts off there is a banging noise and some vibration of the discharge pipe. What could be causing this and how can it be fixed?
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    Re: Basement Waterproofing

    That post was related to electrical installations throughout the country ding dong. What does that have to do with waterproofing?
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    Basement Waterproofing

    I am planning on waterproofing mybasement walls and floors. I have UGL Drylok latex paint for the walls. Is this product any good or should I use something else? Also, what is a good product to use...
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    Re: cant get a response anywhere else

    My question is more for prevention. I have a small crack in the wall that is leaking very little. Overall there are no major water issues. I just want to do what I can now before I finish the...
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    cant get a response anywhere else

    Im looking to waterproof my basement walls and floors. Anyone have any suggestions on what to use? I was thinking of UGL Drylok latex paint for the walls. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Waterproofing basement

    I am leaning towards using UGL Drylok latex waterproofing paint on my basement walls. Has anyone used this before and if so wouls you recommend it? I also want to put something on the floor for...
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    waterproofing my basement

    what are the best products to use when waterproofing the walls and floors in a basement? everything is a poured concrete, no block.
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    cheap windows?

    I live in a new home built a year ago. I noticed a little frost on the inside of my window today. Is this a sign of cheap windows?
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    GFCI Protection

    I know that in a residential application, an exterior outlet used for snow melting or de-icing equipment does not need to be GFCI protected if it is not readily accessible. Would this also pertain to...
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    Re: what does this mean?

    I do enjoy all of the jabs on this board. I am a journeyman electrician doing mostly rersidential for the past 5 years. I like to ask simple (sometimes stupid) questions to see how people from other...
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    what does this mean?

    i read on an ibew job board from chicago that they were looking for people and preferred them to be flatters. what is a flatter?
  16. Thread: 200amp

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    200amp

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    Upgrade to 200Amp service

    Doing my first upgrade from 100 to 200 amp next week. Is there anything I should be aware of. Ive done many panel changeouts but have never upgraded the size. What size does everything need to be as...
  18. Re: Tips on fishing new wires inside finished walls.

    On the subject of boxes, I would recommend the "One-Box" from Arlington Fittings. The screws are on the inside and it will screw right to the stud, wood or metal. Then you dont have to worry about...
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    Pipe Condensation

    I recently ran conduit in a home in northern Wisconsin. I am wondering if there might be a problem down the road with condensation on the pipes that are in the living room. The ceiling is cathederal...
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    Re: Will this work?

    the gfci isnt for a lighting run. i want to use the gfci breaker instead of a gfci outlet because the outlet is in the eave
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    Re: Wire load capacity

    In residential work I keep the number of openings on a 15 amp circuit to no more than 10, 13 on a 20 amp. In your case I wouldve used 14-3 and networked the recep. circuit with lighting circuit.
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    Re: Wire load capacity

    Unless you have a specific need for a 20 amp circuit, the 14-2circuit will be fine. If you worked out a contract with the contractor stating that you wanted the 20 amp circuit for the receptacles...
  23. Sorry, my last 2 threads are the same question

    sorry, disregard one or the other
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    installing fan box on peak of vault

    Im going to use a box that can go right at the peak of a vaulted ceiling. I dont know what angle on the box I need to get. All I was told is that the pitch was 9.5 whatever that means.
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    What type of box should I get?

    Im going to install a ceiling fan box but am unsure on the type. Its a new construction house, so its pre drywall. My question is, its a vaulted ceiling and I am putting the box on the peak. I...
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