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So I am aware of the solution, and boring out the...

So I am aware of the solution, and boring out the hole. But there is something bigger beyond this being a moot point. And that is that are a few hundred houses with this problem in a certain rural...
01-21-21, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Gen

I was thinking I was pretty clear about the post...

I was thinking I was pretty clear about the post details with the picture included, and my subsequent info, but perhaps not, with seeing some of the responses.

As I have stated, I am an outside...
01-21-21, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Gen

OK....I've decided I'm going to tactfully try to...

OK....I've decided I'm going to tactfully try to put another stronger bug in the contractor's ear about this being a problem...even though we don't know each other. That is all I can do. We'll see...
01-21-21, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Gen

Unfortunately, It's not quite my job to dictate...

Unfortunately, It's not quite my job to dictate on this X...I'm just an out side observer.
01-21-21, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Gen

Thanks for the replies. It's not a basement wall,...

Thanks for the replies. It's not a basement wall, nor are they 2 x 6 studs...
01-20-21, 08:49 PM
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Posted By Gen

Pipes on Outside Wall

I looked at a bathroom remodel in process today. I thought I was seeing things...water pipes run on an outside wall. When I asked the guy in charge about it he said yeah "we're going to put foam...
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Posted By Gen

Deadbolts Without Full Extension

I see time and again properties where, you turn the deadbolt, hear it hitting the jamb, and can see it's not extending completely when it's supposed to lock.

On the inside it is easy enough to...
12-23-20, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Gen

Thanks for all the replies. I am putting the info...

Thanks for all the replies. I am putting the info in my cap for future reference.
12-22-20, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Gen

"I suspect that was poorly translated and should...

"I suspect that was poorly translated and should have said to try and avoid using within 2" of the pipe's end."

Correct PD I goof worded my post ...squeeze cutter paperwork says cut at least 2"...
12-22-20, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Gen

OK...so the color reference can be ignored. I...

OK...so the color reference can be ignored. I used the types that are in the pics.
12-21-20, 08:23 PM
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Posted By Gen

Cutting 1/2" CPVC

I had to install new push valves on CPVC today after the old white push-pull ones leaked when operated.

I was worried cutting the stuff, so I resorted to using the rotating tube cutter in the pic,...
12-20-20, 06:48 PM
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Posted By Gen

Thanks guys! Allan...where do I find a good...

Thanks guys!

Allan...where do I find a good circuit trace kit for the future? Preferably with instructions to use it effectively....

PJ...Nothing happens plugging anything in. And Though I'd...
12-19-20, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Gen

Typo Geo...I put the red and white together, not...

Typo Geo...I put the red and white together, not the red and black....as the red and white were already connected via the tab on the hot side of the outlet. So no change from the outlet wiring per...
12-18-20, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Gen

Yes I understand they are required GFCI protected...

Yes I understand they are required GFCI protected via NEC. But I'm thinking...what purpose does it serve to protect an outlet on a garage ceiling?

And the downside to me is that will increase the...
12-18-20, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Gen

1st pic here is the outlet. The 2nd pic is...

1st pic here is the outlet.

The 2nd pic is what we decided to do, after wire nutting the red and black together, to satisfy the rental inspector for now.--since we're stumped.

Still I am open...
12-18-20, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Gen

OK I hope this clarifies it. I'm trying to...

OK I hope this clarifies it.

I'm trying to picture that a 3 way switch was really supposed to be where this bad outlet is installed, and trouble shoot based on that.....and if so.... where would I...
12-17-20, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Gen

Well...explore a solution, but I don't...

Well...explore a solution, but I don't understand...yet.

But I am understood that 14-3 is found in outlet boxes. And For clarity, it's actually not just a single outlet box, it's a 2 gang box with...
12-17-20, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Gen

Outlet Problem

At another house, newly occupied....an outlet reads hot & ground reverse. So meaning open neutral I understand. The Thing is the outlet has only a 14-3 cable, red,white and black wires, attached to...
12-15-20, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Gen

OK so help me understand...I have seen several...

OK so help me understand...I have seen several instances where a GFCI will trip from a power surge. One instance was when a transformer was lost. A few others instances occurred when power was...
12-10-20, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Gen

Interesting...thanks for the info TC

Interesting...thanks for the info TC
12-10-20, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Gen

OK useful Norm Thanks. So if I understand some...

OK useful Norm Thanks. So if I understand some more things
--It may be the appliance insulation or age/degradation that causes a GFCI trip.
--Excess conductor length can cause a GFCI trip? I have...
12-10-20, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Gen

Having some knowledge on this, I'm going to pose...

Having some knowledge on this, I'm going to pose an answer Norm. Others may expound also. First, I'm not worried about the GFCI tripping from over current, or the breaker tripping. My concern is the...
12-09-20, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Gen

Garage GFCI on Door Openers

At another property....I discovered both garage door opener outlets are on the load side of a GFCI mounted elsewhere. In fact, I think all the garage outlets are on the GFCI load terminals,...
12-05-20, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Gen

Thank you much. My other question on this...

Thank you much. My other question on this bathroom...I have a vanity top where the backsplash doesn't meet the wall--see pic. (Well it meets on the right end.)

I may, in the future, change the top...
12-04-20, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Gen

Bathroom Wall Finishing

I removed cove base from the bathroom floor a while back, and now have the dried hard glue to remove before I install the new trim. The pic shows the dried glue above where I want the trim.
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