Ooops, meant to say "open neutral"
Just to clarify, line comes from the street to a meter, then to a 200 amp. breaker box (also appears to be properly grounded) mounted just under th...
The barn service comes from the meter on a pole, also the house connects here too (so I guess this means it is "stand-alone"). The box appears to b...
We had a Water Furnace geothermal system for about 11 years in our previous house. Excellent system, cheap to operate and the only problem was a pu...
In my barn I got a shock when I touched the screw on the service panel. I checked with my meter and I got a reading of 120v between the cover screw...
I'd agree, the few dollars you save aren't going to let you sleep any better at night. A professional will get the job done right and quickly. Your...
Faith, I'm sure you've done your research on geothermal but wanted to add that we really liked it. We had it (Water Furnace brand) in a 2,100 sq. f...
We are looking into building a master bedroom and bath addition onto a 1,900+ sq. ft. house with hot water heat (oil fired). We will be doing most ...
For what it's worth (maybe nothing) one of the largest installers of replacement windows in this area has stopped using fiberglass because of what ...
We had a Honeywell but I wouldn't recommend it. It scatters soot throught the house (it zaps the dust particles into soot) and we had shorting prob...
I have a similar situation as you but here is how it was done (I don't know if it is right or wrong). The power comes into a pole, down the pole to...
You are clairvoyant! They were in serious financial trouble and that is the reason they had to sell the place. It's pretty obvious they did no main...
When we fired up the boiler this fall it was blowing the exhaust gasses out into the room (basement) and was setting off the carbon monoxide detect...
No reason it can't be done. We had the same situation in our "new" place. Contractor put in the A/C unit and ductwork. Just a matter of some imagin...
My covers are a combination of natural (stain and varnish) and paint. No problems with either one for the 55 yrs. they've been there. They all have...
What our esteemed friend is trying to tell you in his own unique way is you are taking on something you may not be qualified to do, in fact somethi...
To the best of anyones knowledge, is their any electrical code in place in the US that permits AL wiring to be used? Thanks!Bill
Most insurance companies (at least in the States) will not insure properties with AL wiring because of the fire problems. For that reason alone it ...
I guess I'd have to agree with 5slb6 about hiring someone to smooth the walls out. I've done this many times on old houses, even over rough tile ma...
HKestenholz, can you explain your answer? You came up with a similar assinine response to my post about geothermal (which only confirmed to me you ...