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05-08-19, 05:02 PM
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Well, on at least 1 of the 240v circuits, the...

Well, on at least 1 of the 240v circuits, the jacket on the NM cable says 14/2WG. So that means they cut off the ground. WTF?
05-08-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By thomase00

Why would someone cut off the ground wire at the...

Why would someone cut off the ground wire at the end instead of connecting it to the panel?
05-08-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By thomase00

I don't think there are any nearby circuits with...

I don't think there are any nearby circuits with #10 gauge wire. Although, the water service is nearby and that might have a jumper to the service panel ground. Or maybe the jumper I'm thinking of...
05-08-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By thomase00

So does that mean the the AC can have it's own...

So does that mean the the AC can have it's own dedicated ground to earth near the unit (e.g. literally a metal spike in the ground), or does it mean that we need to find another nearby circuit with a...
05-08-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By thomase00

220v circuits not connected to service panel ground?

I'm having my AC system replaced and checked out the wiring of my existing dedicated 30amp 220v circuit used for the old AC. When I took off the service panel cover, I was surprised to see that the...
05-11-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By thomase00

I'm assuming you are in the same region? I'm in...

I'm assuming you are in the same region? I'm in Andover, MA.

I like it cool too (70 is preferred vs. energy star recommended 78). Based on what you and my contractor are saying 3.5 should do it. A...
05-11-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By thomase00

2-stage to help with sizing innacuracies?

I'm interested in replacing my central AC and am looking for some opinions regarding sizing.

Some facts:

2180 sqft house 7.5 ft ceilings (except 330 sqft which is cathedral ceilings averaging...
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Views: 5,550
Posted By thomase00

The audit did not include a blower door test. I'm...

The audit did not include a blower door test. I'm not sure if the contractor will do that in order to get a target like you say.

For what it's worth, the auditor did say that they would build...
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Views: 5,550
Posted By thomase00

Regarding air sealing, it is pretty bad right...

Regarding air sealing, it is pretty bad right now. I have pull down stairs, a whole house fan, AC duct penetrations, 2 bathroom fan/light/heater combo units, assorted non-recessed lighting fixtures,...
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Views: 5,550
Posted By thomase00

More information: My gable vents are pretty...

More information:

My gable vents are pretty small. Probably 1 to 1.5 sq. ft., with louvres and screen, that is probably MUCH less than 1 sq. ft. (144 sq. in.) NFA per vent (I have one on each side...
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Views: 5,550
Posted By thomase00

Ridge vents covered with snow

I live in Massachusetts and where we just recently suffered through a really brutal winter. We had bad ice dams due lack of air sealing between the living space and the attic, poor attic insulation,...
05-22-14, 01:03 PM
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Views: 1,348
Posted By thomase00

foundation sill plate repair

I had my old concrete front door stoop removed in preparation for a new granite stoop, and rotted sheathing and sill plate was found behind. The steps were 6ft wide and I doubt that the damaged area...
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Views: 2,589
Posted By thomase00

Need to cut cabinet floor for access to kickspace heater

I have an under-cabinet hydronic kickspace heater which recently started leaking and will need repair/replacement. Unfortunately, the previous homeowner did not cut an access panel into the bottom...
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Views: 3,649
Posted By thomase00

Removing/replacing bathroom sink drain assembly (tailpiece, flange, gasket, etc.

After moving in to my house, I noticed a strong mildew odor coming from my bathroom sink. I removed the pop-up stopper, and discovered rotting black material stuffed inside the overflow holes of the...
02-09-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 21,288
Posted By thomase00

I got a sample of the accuvent from the...

I got a sample of the accuvent from the manufacturer. The bottom part is very flexible and i think the idea is to cover the top plate and allow insulation over it, without exposing said insulation to...
02-08-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 21,288
Posted By thomase00

baffle and insulation/wind blocker for soffit

When I bought my house, the home inspector pointed out that my soffits were covered up with insulation and they needed baffles to provide an air channel. I was hiring a general contractor to handle...
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Views: 978
Posted By thomase00

DHW volume

I recently switched from a 25+ year old tankless coil to an indirect fired tank. Originally, I had the following piping sizes:

3/4" main branching off into 2 x 1/2" pipes, one through the tankless...
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Views: 7,242
Posted By thomase00

Thanks for the advice! Your suggestion about...

Thanks for the advice!

Your suggestion about keeping the low limit high enough to dry out the flue passes makes sense. Obviously, this is irrelevant if the indirect calls for heat often enough to...
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Views: 7,242
Posted By thomase00

Yes it is oil fired. My old aquastat failed...

Yes it is oil fired.

My old aquastat failed over the summer and I got a new Honeywell L7224U with separate low and high differentials which can each range from 5 to 20 degrees. They were both set...
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Views: 7,242
Posted By thomase00

minimum recommended low limit for warm-start boiler

I moved into a house with a 22+ year old Weil Mclain boiler. I don't see any model number written on it but there are service tags from the oil company lying around that say it's model # 468.

I...
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By thomase00

safe water temperature for indirect

I just had an indirect installed to replace my tankless coil and I'm loving it.

However, I have heard conflicting info as to what temperature the tank should be set to.

On one hand, the plumber...
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Views: 6,475
Posted By thomase00

selecting indirect water heater

I moved into a new house with a tankless coil in the boiler to provide DHW and its not working too well. The boiler looks like it is 20+ years old but it still seems to be working well (other than...
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