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10-12-20, 11:10 PM
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Posted By zeezz

It's definitely 8 or 10 ga wire, not 6. Kind of...

It's definitely 8 or 10 ga wire, not 6. Kind of hard to tell with the patina but either way it's definitely too small. Looks like something meant for the phone line/sat cables, which are obviously...
10-12-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By zeezz

That's what I was thinking. But if that is...

That's what I was thinking. But if that is true...does the utility not check for a ground before they put in a meter?! Now that I think about it they just changed the meter a few months ago...not to...
10-12-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By zeezz

Except, like I said twice, this is a tiny little...

Except, like I said twice, this is a tiny little wire. 8ga, maybe even 10. Definitely not correct if this is the only ground for 200A service.
10-12-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By zeezz

The conduit is plastic. I don't know how this...

The conduit is plastic. I don't know how this little ground wire got there but I don't think it was ever intended to ground the house...way too small...looks like it goes out with the satellite...
10-12-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By zeezz

My house has no ground?!

I bought my house over a year ago but I'm just now noticing this. This house was built in 1983 but they moved the entire house (full stick/site built) down the road in 2006. Many things were...
07-20-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 911
Posted By zeezz

Oh my god...almost 12 grand?! Get yourself 2 to 4...

Oh my god...almost 12 grand?! Get yourself 2 to 4 one ton or more mini splits, now you can have zones in every room, they cost about $600-1200 each, and installation is easy, and it will be cheaper...
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By zeezz

I'm not great at identifying wood but this does...

I'm not great at identifying wood but this does not look like oak. Oak tends to have a very specific grain structure. If I had to guess, they're probably treated pine or fir like you would buy from...
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By zeezz

That's kind of like saying "I have an old truck...

That's kind of like saying "I have an old truck that lasted 30 years, why bother changing the oil now?"

I don't know what type of wood it is, how does that matter? I've never seen a wood...
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Views: 337
Posted By zeezz

It's built like you might find in a common...

It's built like you might find in a common flooding area, but I don't know why. It simply can't flood here. It does make for a nice carport below with one area closed off to make a room for...
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By zeezz

I have no idea about the wood besides it's a bit...

I have no idea about the wood besides it's a bit grayed from the weather and does not have the tell tale puncture marks of pressure treated lumber. They've lasted fine for 34 years, I see no need to...
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By zeezz

Preserving old wood posts

I have a rental house that was built up on 8x8 wood stilts in 1986. I think the stilts are just put into the dirt like a utility pole. I dug around the base of a few of them where they start to go...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-25-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By zeezz

It really depends on your usage. If you need a...

It really depends on your usage. If you need a lot of hot water gas might be cheaper, but if you don't use a lot it's possible for a well insulated electric unit to be just as cheap or less, and they...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-24-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By zeezz

I used to have a 30A 120v tankless point of use...

I used to have a 30A 120v tankless point of use heater on a shop sink. It would barely get the water over 100 degrees on full hot and not full open faucet. It was basically intended for light duty...
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By zeezz

I think the problem is the turf lugs get so...

I think the problem is the turf lugs get so easily filled with just a little bit of dirt and then become racing slicks. I've got a lot of really sticky clay.

I'll be honest, some areas of the...
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By zeezz

Are turf tires really necessary?

I have a John Deere D110 and about an acre to mow. It's mostly flat but some tricky areas around a ditch. It has the factory turf tires and they frequently get stuck if the grass is at all wet in the...
03-17-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By zeezz

I'll turn the breaker off for the heat pump...

I'll turn the breaker off for the heat pump tomorrow, didn't get a chance to go to the house today. The weather will be mild so it doesn't need to be on. The heat pump is a 1994 model, which the home...
03-17-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By zeezz

The meter is not using 30+ watts. I agree the...

The meter is not using 30+ watts. I agree the meter is most likely powered from the unmetered side anyway, but even if it wasn't there is no way every meter uses over 30 watts. If it did the entire...
03-16-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By zeezz

What is burning 42 watts?!

I recently bought a small 2 bedroom home to use as a rental. For about the last month I've been fixing/cleaning/painting getting it ready. When I leave the house, the ONLY thing I leave turned on is...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,561
Posted By zeezz

Sorry buddy, you do not know what you are talking...

Sorry buddy, you do not know what you are talking about. Seriously, I could teach a college course on this subject.


Wrong, wrong, wrong!! Stick your hand on a hot exhaust pipe and tell me that...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,561
Posted By zeezz

It's not gonna work like that. In order to do...

It's not gonna work like that. In order to do that you would need a very very large amount of thermal storage besides the floor itself. Your floor is not going to stay hot 14 hours a day and then it...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,561
Posted By zeezz

I agree, diesel prices are a bit ridiculous these...

I agree, diesel prices are a bit ridiculous these days, even offroad diesel. If your goal is low cost heat, you should look at mini splits (they can heat water too!) or simply burning wood.

I've...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,561
Posted By zeezz

Interesting project, but what is your goal with...

Interesting project, but what is your goal with this? It will be significantly cheaper to just burn heating oil in a boiler than to run an engine to make the same amount of heat, even if you consider...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By zeezz

How about putting a sump pump in the pit to...

How about putting a sump pump in the pit to remove any standing water now and in the future?

If you need somebody to raise the cap on it you need a well driller, not a plumber. No reason it needs...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By zeezz

I would have to wonder why there is such a large...

I would have to wonder why there is such a large pump if it exists at all. Unless this used to water a farm nobody is going to pay for a pump that big. A 50GPM pump would require more than 30 amps at...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By zeezz

Does a plumber get paid more to install a cycle...

Does a plumber get paid more to install a cycle stop valve or a new pressure tank? I have no idea, but I bet the pressure tank creates more profit for them. Professionals often do not like products...
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