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Yep, it's bad and not properly vented. AAVs are...

Yep, it's bad and not properly vented. AAVs are not a universally accepted cure all for a lack of a vent and not even allowed in many areas. I believe they have a place in some renovations where it...
12-07-20, 12:13 PM
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Posted By CasualJoe

If you replace the plugs you will void any...

If you replace the plugs you will void any listings the cords have. Just replace the in-use covers with deeper covers although they get pretty expensive. Here is one that is 5 1/4" deep.

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12-05-20, 12:31 PM
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Posted By CasualJoe

If the manufacturer's name and catalog number is...

If the manufacturer's name and catalog number is available the MCA and MOCP can be looked up from their website.
12-05-20, 12:26 PM
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Posted By CasualJoe

Listen to pcboss, he's got it right. The...

Listen to pcboss, he's got it right. The equipment data plate should give MCA (Minimum Circuit Ampacity) and MOCP (Maximum Overcurrent Protection). It's not at all unusual to see the MCA spec'd as 26...
12-05-20, 12:15 PM
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Posted By CasualJoe

They are Hospital Grade Isolated Ground wiring...

They are Hospital Grade Isolated Ground wiring devices that you are using in a residential application. I'd just wire them as normal with 12-2 NM-B cable and be sure all metal boxes are grounded....
11-25-20, 04:22 PM
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Posted By CasualJoe

If it's the power company service drop the power...

If it's the power company service drop the power company is still responsible. If it's an underground service lateral it could be either the power company or customer's responsibility. Underground...
11-18-20, 08:01 AM
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Posted By CasualJoe

I would only use the name branded connectors,...

I would only use the name branded connectors, like Ideal, and avoid the cheaper store branded ones.
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Posted By CasualJoe

It's an apartment. I'd call the landlord.

It's an apartment. I'd call the landlord.
11-10-20, 08:22 AM
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Posted By CasualJoe

I would just use a short straight piece of...

I would just use a short straight piece of conduit between the main panel and the new subpanel. Then run 4 THHN conductors to feed the new subpanel. I would also take the time to clean up that mess...
11-09-20, 12:15 PM
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Posted By CasualJoe

Some pictures might be helpful. In the US we...

Some pictures might be helpful. In the US we cannot mount panels horizontally, but I think it is permissible in Canada.
10-28-20, 04:20 PM
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Posted By CasualJoe

You can save a few dollars on your Midwest 50 amp...

You can save a few dollars on your Midwest 50 amp spa panel, this is the same as you linked to except it's cheaper....
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Posted By CasualJoe

You need to establish at least partial flow and...

You need to establish at least partial flow and then begin a regular drain maintenance program with a good enzyme type drain cleaner. I don't know about the K-67 or Green Gobbler, but I have had...
09-15-20, 03:38 PM
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Posted By CasualJoe

Because they look like hell in my opinion. Using...

Because they look like hell in my opinion. Using that style of grounding clamps, also my opinion, is just a half fast way of grounding the system. Intersystem bonding bridges were added to the code...
09-12-20, 10:36 AM
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Posted By CasualJoe

Continuous to the first ground rod. A separate...

Continuous to the first ground rod. A separate piece of the same size wire can be used to connect the two ground rods.


That is correct
09-10-20, 12:24 PM
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Posted By CasualJoe

Sounds to me like a classic venting issue. ...

Sounds to me like a classic venting issue. Either the system isn't vented properly or the vent is clogged.
09-10-20, 11:39 AM
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Posted By CasualJoe

If you are concerned, call the utility company. ...

If you are concerned, call the utility company. It's their responsibility.
09-05-20, 09:15 AM
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Posted By CasualJoe

Sounds as if the damage was quite extensive for...

Sounds as if the damage was quite extensive for the beam containing the alleged staple that caused the arcing to be totally gone. If the damage was this extensive I question how arcing cables were...
09-05-20, 08:59 AM
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Posted By CasualJoe

I would suggest you go a step further and install...

I would suggest you go a step further and install an intersystem bonding bridge and get that cable ground wire off the meter socket.
Arlington | Intersystem Grounding Bridges...
09-03-20, 08:10 AM
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Posted By CasualJoe

Yes, I have a few thoughts. I notice that the...

Yes, I have a few thoughts. I notice that the investigators "determined that a too tight wire staple was most likely the cause." That statement tells me the investigators really weren't sure what...
08-19-20, 04:53 PM
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Posted By CasualJoe

I could never stress enough how important this...

I could never stress enough how important this can be. I once sent a service truck to install a temporary service for a Christmas Tree sales lot on a parking lot of a large strip center and the...
08-15-20, 12:45 PM
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Posted By CasualJoe

Been a few years since I personally installed a...

Been a few years since I personally installed a ground rod, but the SDS hammer and ground rod driver is definitely the way to go. What we used to do was to dig a hole maybe 8" to 10" deep and drive...
08-10-20, 12:01 PM
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Posted By CasualJoe

If you have a problem on one of the two circuits,...

If you have a problem on one of the two circuits, just that one breaker trips so it is easy to identify which circuit you need to work on and yes, the other breaker does not trip and that circuit...
08-09-20, 09:59 AM
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Views: 478
Posted By CasualJoe

OR.....use the existing single pole breakers and...

OR.....use the existing single pole breakers and add an approved handle tie for the preferred way of handling a multiwire branch circuit. This gives you the required common disconnect while a common...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-02-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By CasualJoe

I have never changed an anode rod, but try to...

I have never changed an anode rod, but try to flush my water heater annually. I try, but sometimes it doesn't happen. I replaced my last 6 year warranted water heater when it was 24 years old not...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-02-20, 05:41 PM
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Views: 268
Posted By CasualJoe

Probably just the heat trap nipples many water...

Probably just the heat trap nipples many water heaters come with.
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