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is it safe to change to 100 amps from 60 amps without replacing your old knob and tube wirinig

I have knob and tube wiring and I am upgrading from 60 amps to 100 amps but not replacing the knob and tube wiring is it safe....

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post August 8, 2018
Can someone working for a master electrician find customers for him in NH?

This kid with no electrical schooling has been going out trying to find my boyfriend, with Masters electrician license, to get jobs for them to do. So I was wondering what legally someone can and can...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post August 7, 2018
Options when driveway slopes towards your house

Right now, my driveway slopes towards my house. It slopes 4.5 inches over 52 feet. There is NOTHING that can done with changing the floor height of the garage or the level at the top of the driveway. What...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post August 7, 2018
Indoor Hot Tub Room

Room in basement with a hot tub, currently room is studs only. Original drywall was poorly installed so was removed, looking for guidance on what kind of material to put up and what kind of contractor ...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post August 6, 2018
Addition to the top floor of a house only?

I am looking to extend about 7-10ft on the back of my home. This would increase the square footage of my 2 bedrooms and kitchen. What I really don't need is to extend the lower half of the home. I'm won...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post January 17, 2018
what is the average rate to install a commercial urinals

price installing a urinals...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post January 18, 2018
Cost to install commercial urinals

What is the average cost to install a commercial urinal?...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post January 7, 2018
What could be causing an odor from the bedroom return vent when I run the dryer?

I bought and moved into a home this summer that was built only a year prior and only used occasionally as a secondary home by the previous owner. I have noticed a sulfur-like odor coming from a single return ve...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post December 28, 2017
Can I convert an old automotive shop into a home?

I live in Hammond, NY way upstate by Canada, so it gets cold. I have inherited a piece of property with a mobile home on it, as well as an old stick-built automotive shop. The shop does not currentl...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post December 13, 2017
Is exising AC/heat pump unit too large?

I am purchasing an existing two-story condo built in 1974 in Jacksonville FL. The owner put in a 4 ton Trane unit in 2011. The heated square footage is 2198. Isn't a 4-ton unit too large?...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post December 11, 2017
What recourse do I have if a contractor is a year late on completion?

What recourse do I have if a contractor is a year late on completion? We don't have a written contract - just invoices and verbal ( and emails / texts ) regarding the project. Contractor h...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post December 7, 2017
Real Hardwood vs. LVP

I'm building a new home and my builder originally priced us out for real hardwood floors. After some research I decided that luxury vinyl plank flooring would be better since we have animals. My builder is ...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post December 5, 2017
How can I do patch stucco repair?

I’m sure I know the ins and outs of the process, more over I would appreciate any solid must do or do not tips. Also would weather be a factor? It’s been cold lately (50morn.mid day70) dewy in t...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post December 1, 2017
Roofing issue

We bought an old house that the original occupent built for his family. The roof was buiilt to channel water into a cistern that would then provide water for the large yard during dry months. Unfortunately one ...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post November 27, 2017
Can I seal up some vents on my open gable roof?

I have roof vents installed on both sides of my open gable roof. We bought our house a few years ago now, and I stumbled upon the banks' inspection report of our house. They made a note that the roof v...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post November 22, 2017
Would sealing the stucco stone wall of my house prevent the condensation from reappearing on the walls?

Would sealing the stucco stone wall of my house prevent the condensation from reappearing on the walls, especially now in the cold months?...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post November 9, 2017
Water pooling in backyard only after my deck was constructed

I have a 3 story TH w basement walkout. I recently had someone construct a deck but now the yard area under the deck pools with water after each rain. It was not like this before. Is it possible the contractor ...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post October 30, 2017
What are my options when Contractor is over 2 weeks late with a project that has not yet started?

Good Day everyone. I have hired a Landscape Design & Landscape construction contractor for an Excavation/DIg Project which involves sloping land, removing of a weak and cracked retaining wall and in...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post October 25, 2017
Apartment complex carports - painting cost

I need an estimate on painting all of the carports in my apartment complex. There are 31 sections with average length of 31 feet long and 21 feet wide 6 ft tall. Consists of 33 posts. Metal roof with a metal dr...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post October 24, 2017
Proposal form requirements

What verbiage is required for a proposal form for handyman services as accordance with the law?...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post September 19, 2017
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