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    All the black iron pipe is to be used for...

    All the black iron pipe is to be used for special applacation of parts made with a Lathe and a wire welder. Most small lengths will be used as spacers. I have since returned the 3/8 and I...
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    Price for Black Iron Pipe?

    I sent my wife to purchase one stick each of 1/2 and 3/8 Black Iron Pipe from a local retailer.
    These were 21 foot length of pipe.
    She was charged $27.77 for the 1/2" pipe and $121.13 for the...
  3. Thread: Pipe dies

    by Giles
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    Pipe dies

    I am in need of a used 3/8" Ridgid Pipe Die. I have some different size dies that are 12R. There are a few 00R listed on **** but they look a litthe different.
    Will the 00R work with my 12R handle?
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    Natural Gas Supply Line

    I plan to install gas logs in my fireplace. The fireplace has book shelves, with bottom cabinet, on either side and the cleanest installation would be to drill through the bottom cabinet shelf and...
  5. Thread: Roof Vent Pipe

    by Giles
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    Roof Vent Pipe

    Don't really know where to post this----I have a 20 year old home and discovered a small leak from one of my Vent Risers.
    I got on the roof and I have something I have never seen. The 3 inch PVC...
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    Blower Motor Control

    Can I use a variable speed switch with this type motor?
    http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?item=16-1403&catname=electric
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    I have had good results from saturating mounds...

    I have had good results from saturating mounds with CLOROX straight from the bottle. This suggestion was given to me by a Chemist. Some grass kill can be expected but grass is usually dead under the...
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    THANKS --that makes me feel a lot better. I am a...

    THANKS --that makes me feel a lot better. I am a strong believer in prevenitave maintenance so I don't totally agree with "If it ant broke--don't fix it"!
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    I was wondering why I had no response and then...

    I was wondering why I had no response and then discovered I do not always receive an eMail notification. I have the option activated and I review and post in the proper spot.
    Thanks for the...
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    What is this?????----Septic Tank Riser

    My new home is about 20 years old and I have lived here about two years. The PO told me that this was a "septic tank cleanout cover".
    I am not having a problem with the system, but out of...
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    Water Saving Toilet.

    I have three nearly new toilets in a new to me home. They work perfect but, as you know, use a lot of water.
    I have been told that a special "flap valve" can be purchased to allow water saving or...
  12. I just want to do it RIGHT. With four wires...

    I just want to do it RIGHT. With four wires feeding the sub, it will give me the oppertunity to install Four Prong plug to the 220v when the need arrives.
  13. The subpanel will be fed off a 50A breaker from...

    The subpanel will be fed off a 50A breaker from the main panel. The single conducter leads will be in plastic conduit.
    This sub will supply power to a small 220v welding machine and a 220v space...
  14. Can you tolerate ONE More question about Sub-Panel?

    I am in the process of installing a subpanel in a separate basement storage room. The proper size wire will run through a wall and about 30' from the main panel. This is the FIRST subpanel from the...
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    That"s what I am thinking--On this same subject,...

    That"s what I am thinking--On this same subject, a few years ago, I purchased a "Westinghouse" swag light cord and ,of course, it was Made in Communist China. The hookup instructions stated it didn't...
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    I always do the same--even when I turnoff breaker...

    I always do the same--even when I turnoff breaker I always check.
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    A simple Question

    When working with simple 110v cords, such as lamp cord, where there is only two wires, I know that the small spade is the hot.
    Some of these cords have an identifying "rib" molded into the outer...
  18. hj--I still don't understand where the neutral...

    hj--I still don't understand where the neutral wire would be connected. The green wire is only a jumper to cnnect the motor to the housing.
    I would really like to get this set up but I want to do it...
  19. Could you helpful people stand one more simple question??

    I have a HAVC inside blower motor and housing that I would like to install as a vent fan for my shop. The wireing diagram states that the motor is 208-240v . Black wire is High speed and the Red...
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    The box I am installing does not have a main...

    The box I am installing does not have a main disconnect. It is a QO square D, 6 space #QO6-12L100S. It is my understanding that a sub panel must be bonded and I know how this is done. However there...
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    Conduit Runs and box wireing

    I am adding a branch circuit box to a storage room. This box will supply power for a 220v welder and a small 220 4K watt heater. I have noticed that all the 110v wireing is in 1/2" conduit from the...
  22. Thread: Ground wire size

    by Giles
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    Ground wire size

    Over the years, I have noticed that on some romex type wire and some extension cords have a ground wire that is smaller then the load wires.
    I always thought it was correct to have the same gauge...
  23. Thread: Thermostat

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    Thermostat

    I have an old natural gas central unit. It is heat only and is old enough that is uses a mechanical fan control switch. I only use it, in place of my heatpump, when temps are in the 20s.
    It works...
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    Thanks for the replies---It sounds good that I...

    Thanks for the replies---It sounds good that I may have a good working system. I have lived here about one year and the tank was cleaned some time before I moved in.
    I was told by two different...
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    Septic Field Lines

    Don't know where to post this and it may sound a little weard.
    Anyway, where I live, it is extremly dry at my newely purchased home. My septic system is not giving any problems and I know where the...
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