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09-13-18, 09:40 AM
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Posted By joshua5438

Thanks Ben! Very informative and helpful as...

Thanks Ben! Very informative and helpful as always!

I currently have a 1.5" conduit so in my case the 3 3 3 3 is not an issue. I totally get what you are saying and that could be helpful to...
09-10-18, 11:37 AM
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Posted By joshua5438

Thanks for pointing that out. I wasn't sure what...

Thanks for pointing that out. I wasn't sure what the RLA represented.

Thanks again for all your help. I will add the disconnect to my list. My current house pumps do not have a disconnect as...
09-10-18, 11:23 AM
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Posted By joshua5438

How did you determine the 40A required? If...

How did you determine the 40A required?

If 100A I plan to use single (insulated) #3 copper. Other than cost do you know of any benefit of going to a smaller ground wire? With my short run of...
09-10-18, 09:58 AM
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Views: 670
Posted By joshua5438

Adding heat pump to pool sub panel

I am in the process of adding a heat pump to my pool and want to connect it to my current sub panel. I currently have a 60amp breaker in my main panel feeding a 60amp main breaker in my sub panel. ...
02-12-18, 08:07 AM
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Posted By joshua5438

Thanks Zorfdt. The manifolds I am talking about...

Thanks Zorfdt. The manifolds I am talking about upstairs would be to have one connections point instead of a bunch of T's at each fixture. I would not have shutoffs at those manifolds. I do plan...
02-08-18, 07:53 AM
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Posted By joshua5438

Thanks for the info. I am about positive my...

Thanks for the info. I am about positive my current dishwasher is connected to the cold side. It was already installed when I purchased the home. Never thought about running the hot water in the...
02-08-18, 07:24 AM
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Posted By joshua5438

Suggestions for my re-plumbing plan of attach...

Uponor / AquaPEX type A for my install. Just a brief history as to why I am switching over... I purchased the house in 2015 but the house was originally built in 1980. I was in the house for less...
01-16-18, 12:48 PM
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Views: 2,216
Posted By joshua5438

Thanks! I know for a home run system the 1/2" is...

Thanks! I know for a home run system the 1/2" is fine but that's just not very practical for my needs. Now if these copper pipes will hold on a little longer so I dont have to do this in the...
01-09-18, 02:10 PM
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Views: 2,216
Posted By joshua5438

ok. So then I could use the 3/4" in and 1/2" out...

ok. So then I could use the 3/4" in and 1/2" out manifold? I plan to run one 1/2" cold and one 1/2" hot to each bathroom and then branch them out to each fixture within that bathroom. This is what...
01-03-18, 12:33 PM
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Posted By joshua5438

Zorfdt, so you would feel that 1/2" cold and hot...

Zorfdt, so you would feel that 1/2" cold and hot would be ok for each upstairs bathrooms? I dont mind running larger pipes but dont want to wait 5 minutes for hot water to reach them.
12-23-17, 11:54 AM
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Posted By joshua5438

After more research it appears all my upstairs...

After more research it appears all my upstairs hot water should be 1/2 supply to reduce wait time? So why is 3/4 for cold so important?
12-23-17, 10:42 AM
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Posted By joshua5438

Thanks for the help. I will skitch out a layout...

Thanks for the help. I will skitch out a layout and post up before I start the demo.
12-21-17, 06:40 AM
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Posted By joshua5438

Also, since I will be in a 5 foot high crawl...

Also, since I will be in a 5 foot high crawl space, how should I go about mounting a DIY manifold? I would not go with a loop system as I cannot see a benefit to that either. Should I build some...
12-20-17, 08:06 PM
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Posted By joshua5438

If I did something similar to this, would you...

If I did something similar to this, would you recommend a traditional trunk and branch to each room or a single line to manifold and then to each fixture. The second manifold would not have shutoffs,...
12-20-17, 08:21 AM
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Posted By joshua5438

Zorfdt, I would only run one room on each 1/2"...

Zorfdt, I would only run one room on each 1/2" supply line and then branch to each fixture with a 1/2" line. Do you have a link or example of the DIY manifold? I am willing to build my own if I...
12-19-17, 05:49 PM
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Posted By joshua5438

I want the manifold to turn off rooms, not...

I want the manifold to turn off rooms, not individual fixtures. Example would be Master bath would only have one supply line and then branch out to the fixtures but the supply line would have to be...
12-19-17, 04:25 PM
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Posted By joshua5438

The existing piping in the house was ran with all...

The existing piping in the house was ran with all 1/2" excluding the main line coming in. I also cannot find a manifold with 3/4" outlets.
12-19-17, 02:31 PM
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Posted By joshua5438

Replacing failing copper with PEX

I purchased my house two years ago and have now patched 6 pin hole leaks. The leaks have been very random, some in straight runs and other at joints, but have all been in the cold water line. I am...
07-05-17, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By joshua5438

Thanks Core! I will try that "science...

Thanks Core! I will try that "science experiment" out.. My biggest concern was it getting worse and causing electrocution. From what I read it will only be a nuisance shock. I have a temporary...
07-04-17, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By joshua5438

Thanks Allen. Getting the bonding fixed asap! ...

Thanks Allen. Getting the bonding fixed asap! Thanks for the explanation. That makes me feel better. Everything for the pool is on a GFCI breaker. I am double checking all other metal objects today...
07-03-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By joshua5438

That is my post. The sub panel has been replaced...

That is my post. The sub panel has been replaced for the pool. Still looking into getting the main panel replaced. You think that could be the issue?
07-03-17, 11:31 AM
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Views: 709
Posted By joshua5438

Thanks Pete. You are correct on the house...

Thanks Pete. You are correct on the house incoming power and the grounding for the house is the grounding rod only. The water supply is PVC into the house.

The ground and neutral are connected...
07-03-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By joshua5438

The power is ran about 200 feet underground from...

The power is ran about 200 feet underground from the main transformer pole to my house meter. The main breaker is mounted in a box attached to the side of the meter box. So you do not think it can...
07-03-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By joshua5438

Electricity leakage question?

Hello, I discovered this weekend that I have a broken bond wire on the handrail anchors of my in-ground pool. I have a cut on my hand and when I grabbed the handle with my feet in the water I got a...
03-07-17, 07:41 AM
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Views: 22,516
Posted By joshua5438

anyone have any thoughts on my above questions?

anyone have any thoughts on my above questions?
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