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02-10-18, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Dadroid2000

PGT mulling instructions

Hi, I bought some PGT vinyl windows (sh5400) that need to be mulled. Would anyone have any step by step instructions on how to do this? Does the mulled unit get assembled and inserted as a unit or...
12-12-17, 07:00 PM
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Posted By Dadroid2000

Thank you, Tolyn. I didn't understand why I got...

Thank you, Tolyn. I didn't understand why I got a short with the nail hitting just the bare ground but with your great explanation I obviously have damage to the insulated wires that I didn't see. ...
12-12-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By Dadroid2000

Electrical short

I am putting up new sheathing on the house and accidentally hit a 12/2 with ground wire with my nail gun. The nail seemed to only contact the bare ground wire but caused the breaker to trip. The...
12-06-17, 06:05 PM
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Views: 620
Posted By Dadroid2000

hose bibb

Hi,...can someone recommend a quality manufacturer of hose bibbs...or a quality plumbing supplier in general? I want something that will last more than a month or two...thanks
Forum: Water Heaters
06-28-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,698
Posted By Dadroid2000

The AO Smith technical guys say that a power...

The AO Smith technical guys say that a power surge can weaken the bimetal part of the ECO switch, so maybe that's what happened with the first one. Who knows in FL with all the lightning storms....
Forum: Water Heaters
06-28-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,698
Posted By Dadroid2000

I called AO Smith to get the part number for an...

I called AO Smith to get the part number for an upper element and I got to talking with the parts guy and after about a half hour he asks me to check the voltage across both elements while the power...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-27-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,698
Posted By Dadroid2000

Yes, I checked the lower element and also...

Yes, I checked the lower element and also replaced the lower thermostat. Since the water heater pops the ECO after 15-20 minutes or so, I'm assuming that it's still working on the top third.

If...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-27-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,698
Posted By Dadroid2000

Thanks for the ideas. I've tried the...

Thanks for the ideas. I've tried the manufacturer but at this point they want me to get back to the installer. We ordered the water heater online and used a retired plumber to install it for us. ...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-27-16, 02:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,698
Posted By Dadroid2000

Thank you for the wiring diagram. I verified and...

Thank you for the wiring diagram. I verified and tightened all connections this weekend without any difference. I have a 2P30A circuit breaker - it's 30 years old. We've been using the breaker as a...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-26-16, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,698
Posted By Dadroid2000

Water Heater ECO keeps tripping

I just noticed that the safety cover to the upper thermostat/ECO is very warm where the input 240V terminals are. I'm suspecting that the heat is causing the ECO (emergency cutoff) to trip versus a...
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