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  1. Electrical
    Hi Everyone, I'm changing out a kitchen 20A GFCI receptacle and I wanted to confirm whether the current wiring conforms to code. The GFCI has two BX cables attached to the line screws and then a single ROMEX wire attached to the load screws. The house is old, and I suspect during a kitchen...
  2. Electrical
    I want to replace my old wall timer switch. When I opened the old timer switch from the housing of the wall, there were 2 black wires only. I assumed one of the wire is for hot and the other wire for neutral. But the new wall timer that I purchased from Home depot has 4 wires connectors . There...
  3. Electrical
    Hello, I have an open ground in a standard 120v outlet in a bedroom (conveniently, on the other side of the wall is the main electrical panel). I used a tester and determined that there are open grounds for this entire circuit. I checked each outlet in the circuit, and none of the ground wires...
  4. Plumbing
    Hey everyone, I am lightly remodeling our upstairs bathroom which is quite small. The original people had a almond colored pedestal sink. I had to remove it to paint properly and we decided to just get a normal vanity with cabinet as we didn't have any storage inside the bathroom. I purchased...
  5. Plumbing
    Hello All, Without digging up my whole yard, is there any way to figure out where the main water line enters my home and if so how deep is it usually buried. I know where the supply meter is and I tried digging a little but I'll be darned if i can find it. I would have thought it would have...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    How do i get a straight line from my car port to the street curb. I am currently installing a paver driveway for my house and just finished the base work. I want to install the edge restraints first but i am having difficulty getting a straight line from the car port to the curb. The distance is...
  7. Electrical
    We are building a new house in which the builder is using the yellow CSST gas line. I ran all the CAT5e cable and COAX in the house. Upon inspection the gas company said that by Indiana code- my CAT5e cables must be greater than 2" away from all yellow CSST gas line. He said that this is due...
  8. HVAC
    Hello all just a quick question about heat pumps and distances. I want to put my heat pump around the far side of my house and run the lines outside and then into the furnace room. My question is what is the max run for a 3ton heat pump. Most of them come with 15' lines but I have seen 30' and...
  9. Electrical
    I noticed that my old copy of the Sunset Basic Home Wiring book has a front cover picture that appears to show an incorrect wiring. I have posted three pictures in a DIY album at http://www.diychatroom.com/album.php?albumid=85: the original cover, the instructions for a GFCI, and a...
  10. Flooring
    I am installing hardwood floors for the first time. I have about three rows left to go and it looks like the boards on one side of the room are about 3/4" closer to the wall than the other side of the room. Any tips for finishing the job that will make the discrepency look as less conspicuous...
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