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    Septic replacement

    3000 gallon is a standard size for a holding tank for a two bedroom house. Tank is solid concrete. There are no issue with the tops caving in. They tell you a shouldn't drive on them but I heard about one guy who parks on top of his every day.
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    Posted 10-28-2014 at 11:08 AM by joed joed is online now
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    Septic replacement

    Man, that is the biggest tank I have ever seen. Hopefully it isn't easy for the top to cave in like some I have seen.
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    Posted 10-28-2014 at 10:36 AM by BigJim BigJim is online now
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    Changing a breaker?

    Had this question up for almost 2 months, and NOBODY can answer my question?!? REALLY
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    Posted 10-15-2014 at 04:15 PM by PaulieD69 PaulieD69 is offline
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    Featured DIYChatroom Member: oh'mike

    She is a nice gal with good design sense---a joy to work for---We did the interior trim work---the mantles are cherry--
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    Posted 10-06-2014 at 07:16 AM by oh'mike oh'mike is offline
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    Featured DIYChatroom Member: oh'mike

    holy crap whose house is that
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    Posted 10-04-2014 at 12:53 AM by federer federer is offline
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    Unknown tool

    Did he ever do any welding? It looks like it might attach to a gas canister or something.
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    Posted 09-09-2014 at 05:23 PM by fisher57 fisher57 is offline
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    sump pump pit

    I see no one else has posted on this question yet, so I might as well offer my two cents.

    Normally a sump pump will activate/turn itself on, when the water level gets high enough around the pump. There should be a float or switch that be activated as the water rises. As it pumps it sucks the water into the pump and pumps it upward, out of the house, and either into an underground drain pipe in the yard or just onto the grass. If you look at how it's set up you may be able to tell from the pvc pipe where its going to. I suppose it's possible that someone's hooked it up to pump downward and straight into the drainpipe, but I've never heard of that being done before.

    What makes you think it's draining out the bottom? Can you provide a picture? Also, is this in the basement, or, if the house is on a slab, is the sump pump on the first floor?
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    Posted 09-09-2014 at 05:20 PM by fisher57 fisher57 is offline
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    Just wanted to introduce myself

    Hi Michael, i'm Curt. Visited your website. I like like like
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    Posted 09-08-2014 at 09:15 PM by curtd curtd is offline
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    More on Living the Green Life

    a lot of thing we use to Clean A home or office can be green products also making it safe for dogs and children.
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    Posted 08-11-2014 at 09:04 PM by skraboom skraboom is offline
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    Carved Totem Stump

    You might want to post this on the open board where most traffic is, very few people read the blogs here.
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    Posted 07-04-2014 at 09:48 AM by BigJim BigJim is online now
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    Welcome

    My pool cage always has standing and puddles of water standing at the corners and along the full lenght of my screen walls everytime it rains. Dirt, dog hair, etc., stains the deck surface when the water finally dries out on its own. Anyone know a good way to drain the water and debris out without chasing it to the nearest sceen door with a garden hose? Don't tell me to drill holes in the bottom channel or through the deck - neither works!JW
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    Posted 06-16-2014 at 06:43 AM by jim wilson jim wilson is offline
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    building materials

    Posting this to a blog is not likely to be effective. Also, this forum is primarily US-based, and therefore, you're going to be hard-pressed to get guidance on available building products in the Philippines.
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    Posted 06-11-2014 at 01:34 PM by Seattle2k Seattle2k is offline
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    Welcome

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by h2hmyjera View Comment
    Thanks, this is papa smerff.
    I need to get a question to the right folks.
    Lightning struck my home, lost just about everything, all electronics, appliances, ect. home built in 2006.
    A year later I installed a hot tub, hired an elecrrician.
    I am replacing HT due to this L. strike.
    1} I discovered aluminum wiring [ 7 strand ] was used, between main breaker box in garage to breaker box on deck, terminated at hot tub. should I change this out to cooper.
    2} Did contunuity end to end/ how do I check to see if I have lost current/amperage capability due to this lightning strike?
    I moved this to the Electric forum so it would get more traffic.
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    Posted 04-13-2014 at 08:43 AM by BigJim BigJim is online now
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    Welcome

    Thanks, this is papa smerff.
    I need to get a question to the right folks.
    Lightning struck my home, lost just about everything, all electronics, appliances, ect. home built in 2006.
    A year later I installed a hot tub, hired an elecrrician.
    I am replacing HT due to this L. strike.
    1} I discovered aluminum wiring [ 7 strand ] was used, between main breaker box in garage to breaker box on deck, terminated at hot tub. should I change this out to cooper.
    2} Did contunuity end to end/ how do I check to see if I have lost current/amperage capability due to this lightning strike?
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    Posted 04-13-2014 at 04:15 AM by h2hmyjera h2hmyjera is offline
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    Welcome

    Removed,
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    Posted 04-04-2014 at 12:39 PM by Faithful1 Faithful1 is offline
    Updated 04-04-2014 at 01:47 PM by BigJim (Bashing another company)
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    Welcome

    Quote:
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    How can I install a 20ft wooden beam in the rafters instead of under them
    I could tell you but it would be better if you asked that question on the open board. Thanks for asking.

    Jim
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    Posted 03-31-2014 at 07:36 PM by BigJim BigJim is online now
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    Welcome

    How can I install a 20ft wooden beam in the rafters instead of under them
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    Welcome

    Welcome one and all---
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    Posted 03-30-2014 at 08:38 PM by oh'mike oh'mike is offline
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    Test Switch in Electric Panel Does Not Work. Why?

    If the exterior receptacles and bath receptacles are on the same circuit, it is a violation of the nec.. but thats today.... if it was installed that way 10 or 15 years ago it wasn't a violation..and no one is running around telling all home owners who have bath receptacles shared with other things on the circuit to change it... so..

    So you can leave "the circuit" the way it is ....or..
    It may be just as easy to refeed the circuit running to the exterior.. Is the basement open? hung ceiling... trace the wire back to the panel, it may be right there (if thats where it's fed from, and not the bath itself).

    Bottom line is that right now non of the receptacles are working, right?

    Besides just moister tripping the gfci from the exterior receptacles... the receptacle could actually be shot and thats why the gfci is not resetting. With power off you can take out the (exterior) receptacles and see if it's all crapped up or not..
    You can take the existing receptacles off the wire... wire nut the wires... (write down how the wires came off, should be simple but ya never know), see if the breaker resets...

    If so, replace the receptacles with new ones.. put the weather proof cover back on (it is weather proof right) seal it better and walk away.

    Cost for the repair..??? depends on what is done.

    service call and swap out 2 regular recepts. ?

    service call, supply and install one breaker and 2 or 4 gfci's.??

    Refeed or separate exterior and bath circs., and install gfi's outside...

    a hundred...?? five hundred tops...??

    depends what he does.
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    Posted 03-19-2014 at 10:14 AM by UnclePhil UnclePhil is offline
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    Test Switch in Electric Panel Does Not Work. Why?

    Uncle Phil..Thanks a LOT for the response.
    I meant for my username to be Electricalnovice, but I forgot to enter the last e. My knowledge of Electrical Switches goes about as far as replacing light bulbs, so I really appreciate the information you provided.

    One main concern was that a previous owner of the house used that circuit breaker to add some power to the back porch, and that this modification might violate some city or state code. Whereby, if I hire a local certified Electrician to come and look at this, I am wondering that if this is a code violation of some sort, would he have to report this, and could this require us having to have a brand new circuit panel installed.

    I have no problems bringing in a certified electrician, but I do want to know as much as I can about the situation to avoid having more work done than necessary.

    What is your estimate of the amount of work a knowledgalbe certified electricain would need to do to either replace the switch and if necessary rewire the switch so the outdoor recepticals are not wired to that switch.

    Thanks again for your response
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    Posted 03-18-2014 at 12:01 PM by electricalnovic electricalnovic is offline



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