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  1. Electrical
    Hello everyone, My home is about 40 years old, and we have the old "wire fuse" type distribution box. A lightning strike destroyed almost all the plugged electrical appliances (TV, Washing machine, ceiling fans, the lot). So I hired an electrician to "upgrade" my distribution box with modern...
  2. Painting
    I have applied a solid acrylic stain over some of our weathered grey shingles siding with in the hopes that over time it will fade and provide that "cape cod" weathered look. two years later and the solid stain is holding up far too well for the look that we hoped for. Any suggestions for...
  3. Windows and Doors
    Hey Guys, Does anyone have experience with the tapco hurricane screens? Could you comment on how much natural light you lose once they are up? They appear to be a little dark on the outside based on pictures I've seen on the Tapco website. However the website doesn't have any pictures of how...
  4. Safety
    I have been doing a lot of wood working, and some light circuit work. The other day I had my tennis shoes slip while in the garage :eek:. Does anyone know of a good work boot that isn't too high up the ankle? I have heard of Wolverine being a good boot, but I am not too sure. Thanks
  5. New Member Introductions
    dear friend, I want to protect voltage transformer by fuse. voltage transformer : 6.3kv/110v ac,10vA,cl 0.5+3p i have a fuse with 3.15A ,12kV as you see the voltage rating of both is different is it possible that protect this fuse with voltage transformer? tnx
  6. Electrical
    Is it possible that over the years (25), the thermal protection switch gets weak and trips constantly? I've noticed this problem since I installed digital thermostats throughout my home. A "Low Power" message appears off and on when the heat ramps up in the evening, this can only be caused by...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    I am about to add a deck to a third floor roof. My main concern is how to to protect the new rolled roof from the downward pressure of the new deck . I am planning to make deck in modular sections so it can be lifted if needed . Any tips or other cosiderations would be appreciated Thanks Hubble
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