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  1. Electrical
    Greetings; I am faced with having to install 7 interconnected and hardwired detectors in a duplex / raised bungalow home. For fire code regulations all 7 - four on the main level in an insulated ceiling, and 3 in the basement ceiling will be all be inter-connected. I am aware of wiring...
  2. Remodeling
    Hoping for some help here... I have dropped my ceiling about 3 inches (from the original concrete ceiling) in order to fit wiring and pot lights between the new drywall and original concrete. Mounted on the original concrete ceiling is a smoke detector and heat detector. I am thinking to cut...
  3. HVAC
    Hello fellow wizards, In this post I'm looking for help on inexpensive ideas for cigar smoke removal and fresh air intake. I've done some research, but first here's the build out of my finished basement room. Long basement is geneprally cold and unheated, one Owens Corning finished room...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, have a fireplace in living room. House built in 70's. Had fire last weekend and could smell smoke downstairs in basement (near furnace/ chimney below where fireplace is on top floor). Checked the upstairs fireplace hearth and could see cracks in mortar between bricks. Some going to back of...
  5. Electrical
    Hi, I just replaced one of my wired smoke alarms on our top floor with wired/battery back up. Flicked the power back on and the the unit started to sound its alarm as did my other unit on the main floor. 1. Do the two units have to be the same? The new unit is battery back up the other unit is...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Posting for safety and awareness for those that may have these and did not know. http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Kidde-Recalls-Smoke-and-Combination-SmokeCO-Alarms/
  7. Carpentry
    Hi Folks...right to the question... I'm playing with mortise and tenon joinery for the first time, using my friend's hollow chisel mortiser. He has been told to leave a space between each hole when creating a mortise and then do a second pass to take out the remaining wood. I find this...
  8. Painting
    Afternoon ladies and gents... saw a thread in the HVAC section about a poor homeowner and issues with neighbors smoking indoors that reminded me about a question I've been meaning to post here... We bought our condo from a chain smoker, who smoked a pack a day inside. Before moving in, we...
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