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  1. Electrical
    I purchased a house in 1999. It had 2 switched ceiling lights on the front porch. Both quit working after a recent porch ceiling repaint. It was time for a new look so I bought 2 new lights. I disconnected a lot of wires and dismounted the old fixtures before I realized the dysfunction...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Looking to replaces a shingle roof on a home and taking multiple bid. The roof is 3,126 sq. ft with eight hips, four ridges, 4 valleys, one chimney, a dozen box vents and a moderate slope, mainly 7/12. Planning to use a laminate shingle that needs three bundles per square. Several bids came in...
  3. Electrical
    I want to apologize in advance if this is too detailed or wandering. I am in the midst of installing a new and I think I have the details straight but thought that a double check with you guys (experts) would be wise. The hot tub is a Sundance Optima and is in Marin county California, purchased...
  4. Electrical
    Add dusk/dawn light AFTER 2 on/off switches Ok for those that do this for a living I am hoping this is easy. Thx. for any insight/help. Respectfully, plz. read carefully so as to not assume or draw conclusion w/o facts - this is a unique effort or application (I...
  5. Electrical
    I am having trouble with the wiring in my house. I have a light switch in my room that use to control a light in the closet, and an outlet in the room. Additionally, I have a backyard outlet that all use to work. My light switch broke, and my neighbor tried to change it for me. This only made...
  6. Electrical
    So I have a 4 way switch circuit that is giving me some problems. I have included a diagram attached. What is really weird is that the first light is not coming on at all, and the 2nd light is functioning exactly the way I would expect a 4 way switch circuir to work. Anyone have any ideas...
  7. HVAC
    I am replacing my heating and air system which is 11years old. Have talked with three companies Two Lennox and one Trane contractor. What is the easiest way to understand what they were proposing? how do i compare a Lennox to a Trane system? Thanks
  8. Electrical
    I'm looking to replace the receptacles throughout my house (1950s vintage), and I was going to go with commercial grade (to get a step above the residential grades that loosen up after a few years). My local distributor is selling hospital grade receptacles for a few more cents than the...
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