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#114063 - 12/20/02 12:45 AM Fun with Foam and More  
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Fun with Foam?

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More Foam

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My ceiling fan don't work? Pulled fan down, no screwdriver needed. held up by 2 little screws attatched to the lath . 3 inch piece of romex sticking out of somebodies masterpiece of a plaster job. After chipping away plaster found another masterpiece.

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Newest version of a weather proof box?

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#114064 - 12/20/02 07:20 AM Re: Fun with Foam and More  
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on the foam,
there are 'energy seminars' where this is pushed, the exact application not clearly understood.....


#114065 - 12/20/02 05:10 PM Re: Fun with Foam and More  
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Now those are some real works of art.
Handyman, DIY, or Sparky wanabe??

It's time for a real EC...
John


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#114066 - 12/20/02 05:52 PM Re: Fun with Foam and More  
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the problem is, many think this is perfectly fine.


after all......it works!


#114067 - 12/20/02 07:13 PM Re: Fun with Foam and More  
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Ron,

Move.

Scott


#114068 - 12/21/02 12:31 AM Re: Fun with Foam and More  
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Scott
Actually these area a few pictures from what started out to be a service call to repair a few minor violations that a homeowner had. Turned out the towns building departments electrical,fire inspectors were already involved. This was a 2 family house, the basement alone had 29 j-boxes with everything from knob and tube, stranded wire and zip cord coming out with floating spices outside the boxes. these fed the 2 upper floors and a detatched garage 75 ft away. End result was house red taged tenants removed. 100% rewire and new service


#114069 - 12/21/02 12:56 AM Re: Fun with Foam and More  
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100% rewire and new service


Thank goodness!!


Peter

#114070 - 12/21/02 02:35 AM Re: Fun with Foam and More  
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Come on guys! The homeowner just finished reading the following article from the Jan/Feb 2003 This Old House magazine:

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#114071 - 12/21/02 08:57 AM Re: Fun with Foam and More  
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Once again a reason why I HATE FOAM!!!!!!
That stuff is awful, poisonous and of absolutely no use. Windows fastened with foam will in case of a fire just fall out into the street and vent the room even better.
Some months ago a fllor guy tried to jack our floor with that stuff (didn't have our permission to do that). Result was: Floor didn'T sag any more but protruded 1/4". And green foam came up through the gaps of the red oak boards. Floor guy: "But you won't see this after you sand the floor!". -> Rip everything out and redo the floor properly. AAAARGHHHH!


#114072 - 12/21/02 10:50 AM Re: Fun with Foam and More  
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Ron,
Good. In the original post you say "my fan" so I assumed that this was in a house that you had just moved into.

You know what happens when you ass u me.

Scott


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