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Unless you know how to unload the tension on the torsion spring, this is not safe for you to do yourself. There are plenty of videos on the internet that show you how to do it, but be aware that the consequences ofusing the wrong tools or doing it wrong will likely result in serious injury, such as broken bones or amputated limbs, or death. You should ...


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You may be able to rig up something whether the compressor-side air intake and exhaust are piped outside, but the efficiency will be low and you may risk burning out the compressor by working it too hard. If you want something you can install in a small opening, you might consider wheeled portable AC units which come with a flexible duct. If you're still ...


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The easiest is to get an extension cord for the low voltage cable on the AC adapter. Most likely the adapter comes equipped with a 2.1mm or 2.5mm center pin barrel type power plug. Extension cords for these are readily available. One would look like this: The extension cable would allow you to power the router from within the same room from an electrical ...


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I assume you are in the USA. The heater is probably a pure 240V load with no need for the neutral (white) wire. you should simply cap the white wire with a wire nut and tuck it back into the electrical box.


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I would drill a slightly larger hole and run the wire thru pvc conduit. It will protect the wire from accidental damage from a weedwacker, lawnmower etc. I think look cleaner and more professional.


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All conduit has a fill rating (which equates to 40 % of the free area full of wire, unless there are only 1 or two wires - in practice, less fill is better - the full-rated fill is VERY hard to pull into conduit. That is slightly different for different type conduits due to the different actual size of the hole in the different types of conduit. There are ...


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You're basically asking how to convert an unconditioned space into a conditioned space. This requires opening up the space to the existing conditioned part of the house and closing it off to the unconditioned space. I challenge your belief that it isn't vented. I suspect that it is vented - there will (or should) be some kind of air gap between the top ...


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Drywall is typically used when a finished garage is called out on the plans. Even though drywall prices have risen quite a bit in recent times it is probably still the most cost effective material to close up open studs and ceiling joists in a garage.


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If the lock is separate from the handle and turns freely, my guess is the handle is the issue, not the lock. Overhead garage doors almost always latch by extending pins through the tracks on either side of the door. It is likely that one of these just got bound due to expansion, contraction, ice lifting, or whatnot. I'd try a couple things before doing ...


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The professional service you need is that of a structural engineer, in combination with a contractor or builder. Each professional has a contribution to make and can enhance the work of the other. Internet advice does not suffice for altering structural members in a home. You can get general advice on feasibility by posting photos annotated with ...


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It sounds like the chain might not be on the sprocket that drives it. Get up on a ladder and look at the top of the unit. You should be able to easily see if the chain is off the sprocket. Try running the opener while you are up there too. If the chain has come off you will need to loosen the chain tension, place the chain back over the sprocket and ...


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I have three Genie garage door openers. Two years after installation one started opening and closing on its own. I took the batteries out of the transmitters, shut off the switch on the door button, and reprogrammed the open/close limits. Nothing worked. When checking the door button/wiring for a short, I found that one wire from the wall button connected ...


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You're in conduit, use individual wires - they are cheaper, they pull easier, and the conduit fill on cables is terrible. Typically we shoot for less than 3% voltage drop at rated current. Less drop is OK. I'm fairly sure you need 6Ga wire minimum for a 60 Amp feed - given a short 30 foot run, this is also probably perfectly adequate. I'm getting 1.8% drop ...


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The way you suggested will be fine. On the exterior, make sure to leave a drip loop in the wire in order to prevent water from running down the cable. Drill the hole high enough so that standing water next to the foundation won't leak into the hole.


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You or your contractor have gone about this backwards. The first step is to determine your electrical requirements, including a reasonable amount of future expansion. Then you can size the wire & breaker together to meet those requirements.


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My own (not) special blend of herbs and spices. Specifically, 1.5 cups warm-to-hot water (warm water mixes better) .5 cups sugar 1.5 tablespoons 20 Mule Team Borax Mix vigorusly. The method of delivery I used was soaking a cotton ball in the mixture and placing the cotton ball on juice bottle top or something similar, and placing this in (a) strategic ...


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Outdoor carpet ~$6 a square yard. Most people think of the good ol' green stuff, but there are many styles to choose from nowadays.


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I'll try to take your questions one-by-one. You have two easy options for leveling the chalk line. The first would be to use a carpenter's level; you'd measure 34" from the floor at one end of the bench-to-be, then hold a long 2x4 to the studs with one end right at the mark. Lay your level on the top of the 2x4 and tip the 2x4's other (not at a mark) end ...


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The lock barrel is known as a Euro cylinder (there's a photo on this page showing Euro cylinder locks booth side and end on). The numbers XX/YY relate to dimensions (in millimetres) of the lock when viewed from the side. The dimensions are measured from one face of the lock to the fixing hole in the centre, then from the hole to the other face. You can ...


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Your panel is a 12/24, so every space can have a tandem or even quad breaker. That's what 12 space, 24 circuit means. In the panel schedule you may even see a line or dotted line through the middle of each breaker space. A single 20A breaker can certainly have all that on it, but the question is should it? It all depends on what you will be running ...


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Particularly if you have an oversized boiler already, extending the hot water makes more sense. It's not terribly difficult to insulate it properly - especially for a mere 10 or 15 feet. Use 1" PEX and build an XPS (waterproof styrofoam insulation sheets) box, keeping the lines (supply and return) separated with insulation, polyurethane foam it to fill and ...


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I just did closed-cell spray foam in my attached garage. There is a bedroom above (to the left of the I-beam in the photo), while the front sloping part is a hot roof (see Do I need to add roof vents if I close off a small attic space in the garage? for detail/pics). In your case, you should decide if you want the attic space to be 'conditioned' ...


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I have used Rust-Oleum Epoxy Shield on a few concrete applications and I have to say it may be the "cheap"/non-fancy alternative but it has handled soaking into the concrete (instead of other paints that only sat on top of concrete) to provide a little more protection. I have bought the two part epoxy speckle kits and have never been happy after a few ...


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It sounds like what you want is a sub-panel (http://www.wikihow.com/Add-a-Subpanel). You will need to check for local regulations pertaining to exactly what you need to install, but all of the materials should be available at the local big box store. Also, make sure that you size the breaker at the main panel correctly (you mention 2-4 15 amp breakers, ...


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I would recommend that you don't use a washer on the outside of the Unistrut bottom that has any chance of wedging the Unistrut open. The fender washer on the inside is definitely the simplest solution, and it has the advantage of leaving all of the unistrut opening clear for your platform hangers. The strength of your lag-bolt connection is based on the ...


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I would peel back a piece of siding and then drill a whole that comes out near its bottom edge. I would then notch out the bottom lip so that the wire comes out and the siding can snap back on. If you go low enough, you might be able to come out behind the bottom piece of siding then then just go out the bottom of it.


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To determine the number of conductors allowed in a conduit, you can use Table 1, 4, and 5 from chapter 9 of the National Electrical Code. National Electrical Code 2014 Chapter 9 Tables If you're pulling more than 2 conductors, you'll only be able to fill the conduit 40%, according to Table 1. To calculate conduit fill: Get the ...


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If you can settle for a 50amp feeder, not only is it the next smaller size wire, but it could mean the difference between 3/4" and 1" conduit. That's a bigger difference than you might realize right now.


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Pull 4 conductors (2 ungrounded (hot), 1 grounded (neutral), 1 grounding) (250.32(B)(1)). Grounded (neutral) and grounding bus must be separate at sub-panel (250.32(B)(1)). No need for a GFCI breaker in the main panel, unless your local code requires it. A grounding electrode is required at the second structure (250.32(A)).


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You're basically asking how to build a free-standing deck. According to this calculator, you need 2x12 joists on 12 inch centers. If you don't already have one, I suggest buying a deck building book from the hardware store. It will tell you exactly what you need to know.



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