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  1. Electrical
    Hello. Two outlets stopped working today. One is behind the refrigerator, and the other one is across the wall in the dining room (not directly on the other side of the refrigerator, but rather across the wall on the side of the refrigerator, about 8 feet away ---the outlets are on the same...
  2. HVAC
    Hello, We have a vent in our laundry room, it's in the ceiling and it vents to the outside (like a bathroom fan.) There has been a burning smell in the room for the last few days and now I can see that the cover of the vent is turning brown and literally melting. I called our landlord...
  3. HVAC
    Just bought a new Dyna-pro 30,000-60,000 btu little propane torpedo heater for the garage. I see them on jobs all the time (I'm a concrete finisher). My question is I'm hoping to be able to hang it from the ceiling 1) to keep it away from the kids 2) to save space. How low do I have to hang it...
  4. Insulation
    HVAC guys are running a vertical duct (supply and return) from my basement to my 2nd floor attic. It will run right along an exterior wall and be enclosed in a drywalled-in vertical soffit. My question is how do I insulate the exterior wall cavity (behind the duct)? Would the metal ducts...
  5. Electrical
    We just moved into a new (30 yr old) bungalow. When I went into the attic with an insulation contractor, we found the 27 potlights were not installed properly. Instead of the ones for insulated attics they were the ones without the extra top to protect against fire. Someone suggested I put...
  6. Appliances
    To prevent cold air feedback when my dryer is idle, I want to add a butterfly damper to the vent conduit (inside, right next to the inner side of the wall vent). Will this collect lint and be a fire hazard? The butterfly damper is a one-way (outward) "valve"; it is housed in standard 4-inch...
  7. Electrical
    IS THIS INSPECTION GOOD ENOUGH? I DO NOT KNOW? DO I NEED TO HIRE MY OWN LICENSED ELECTRICIAN TO CHECK THIS OUT? WHAT NEEDS TO BE CHECKED OUT? WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW. IS IT TO COLD SI NY TO SEPERATE VINYL SIDING TO SEE BELOW IT NOW? DOES THIS NEED TO BE DONE? I have a Licensed General...
  8. HVAC
    Hey guys, This is my first post on here, so thanks in advance for any help you guys give me. I currently have a wood burning stove in my home, but due to the age of the house and changes to the floor plan, it's now located in the kitchen rather than in the living room, where I would prefer it...
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