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Typical uses -- To light up the dial or keypad of...

Typical uses -- To light up the dial or keypad of a phone set for nighttime use, to operate indicator lights where there is more than one phone line (e.g. main, childrens) coming into the house and...
01-17-21, 05:38 PM
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Posted By AllanJ

You can use the same amperages as used for...

You can use the same amperages as used for household current such as 12 gauge for 20 amps, 14 gauge for 15 amps, etc. But wiring can be sized to fit the actual load. A circuit protected by a 20 amp...
01-14-21, 06:31 AM
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Posted By AllanJ

Do you have the space to install the new panel...

Do you have the space to install the new panel next to the old panel and also install a new meter box and a new cable connecting the two?

You might need a new meter box anyway depending on the...
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Views: 293
Posted By AllanJ

You do not need and you do not want the process...

You do not need and you do not want the process described to you as back pumping.

Any water still persisting in the drain pipes will soak down into the ground leaving the pipes empty of water...
01-05-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By AllanJ

When in doubt buying pleated (zig zag folded)...

When in doubt buying pleated (zig zag folded) filters --- If they sell four grades, get the second lowest. If they sell three grades, get the lowest.

This avoids overloading the furnace blower due...
01-02-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By AllanJ

You can temporarily run a single cable, say, 6/3,...

You can temporarily run a single cable, say, 6/3, from the top of the old panel to a pair of breakers in the new panel. This will give you some weekends to move the branch circuits to the new box...
12-29-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 345
Posted By AllanJ

With a proper neutral and a proper equipement...

With a proper neutral and a proper equipement grounding conductor except there is a fault between neutral and ground well downstream such as in an appliance, yes, neutral current will return using...
12-27-20, 07:14 AM
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Views: 133
Posted By AllanJ

The 3 wire underground feed is substandard for a...

The 3 wire underground feed is substandard for a 120/240 volt generator wired to an inlet to a 120/240 volt home electrical system.


If I absolutely positively had to use that underground cable ...
12-24-20, 03:25 PM
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Views: 171
Posted By AllanJ

If nothing is switched on and plugged into the...

If nothing is switched on and plugged into the subcircuit with receptacle controlled by the conbination switch and receptacle then hot to load (equal to: from one switch terminal to the other switch...
12-23-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By AllanJ

Did it ever work properly for you? It is not...

Did it ever work properly for you?

It is not unheard of for debris to come up the water line and clog the passageways and channels or cartridge area of a faucet ot clog a shutoff valve down under...
12-22-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 583
Posted By AllanJ

Sometimes overheating can occur where the breaker...

Sometimes overheating can occur where the breaker snaps onto the fin underneath. This overheating can occur long befoer the rated amperage is reached and the breaker does not trip and the connection...
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Views: 342
Posted By AllanJ

You must get the roof vent intended for a flat...

You must get the roof vent intended for a flat roof. That is, the ridge vent assembly needs to be higher so water cannot overflow from the roof into the roof vent even if water is dammed up by...
12-20-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By AllanJ

The 30 amp wire or cable (10 gauge conductors)...

The 30 amp wire or cable (10 gauge conductors) can stay there but the breaker and the receptacles must be changed for the new lower amperage (20 amps for any common duplex receptacle).

You may not...
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Views: 506
Posted By AllanJ

Note: Steam or forced hot water radiators are not...

Note: Steam or forced hot water radiators are not a fire hazard if covered with blankets or otherwise blocked.

But in the cooler rooms I would suggest almost a foot of empty space in front of the...
12-13-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By AllanJ

Yes you may simply extend a new 14-2 cable from...

Yes you may simply extend a new 14-2 cable from the unswitched hot and the neutral from the closet light as you did, to supply the new receptacle..

I assume the the 14-3 originated at the switch...
12-07-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By AllanJ

Does the label on the panel door suggest a...

Does the label on the panel door suggest a numbering scheme?

Your exact make and model of panel is also found with the main breaker you have shown at the bottom center instead up at the top...
12-05-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By AllanJ

Use 8 gauge for 40 amps, even for a short run.But...

Use 8 gauge for 40 amps, even for a short run.But if the name and specs plate on the unit says the continuous current draw is under 24 amps and the installation manual says use 10 gauge then you may...
12-01-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By AllanJ

You probably have a problem with the dryer, for...

You probably have a problem with the dryer, for example the heating element is shorted to other metal parts.

Does the dryer run for any length of time before the breaker trips?

Measure (or have...
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Views: 852
Posted By AllanJ

If it was the other driver's fault then he is...

If it was the other driver's fault then he is responsible for providing substitute transportation with no arbitrary limit.,

If a battery is repeatedly drained to where you need a jump start then...
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Views: 279
Posted By AllanJ

Build a soffit about 16 inches wide and about 6...

Build a soffit about 16 inches wide and about 6 inches deep under the double joist to carry the return air from the dead ended joist bay to the next joist bay carrying the major return air flow. (Cut...
11-25-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By AllanJ

1. The 3 light receptacle tester wil behave the...

1. The 3 light receptacle tester wil behave the same way, possibly giving the same false positive light patterns, whether inserted in to a receptacle upstream or downstream of a ground fault circuit...
11-24-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By AllanJ

Suggest getting a set of car jumper cables....

Suggest getting a set of car jumper cables. Connect one black clip to somewhere else on the pipe and connect the other black clip to the clamp.

Now you can loosen and reposition the clamp. When...
11-11-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By AllanJ

The bare ground wire needs to be attached to the...

The bare ground wire needs to be attached to the other bare ground wires in the box. Hopefully the wire nut that holds the latter together will hold the new bare ground wire in the same bundle.
Forum: Water Heaters
11-11-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By AllanJ

When the water heater is so far gone (sprung a...

When the water heater is so far gone (sprung a leak) to need replacement, yes you can turn off the cold water supply and drill a hole in the top of the tank to insert a hose and siphon the water out....
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Views: 241
Posted By AllanJ

Check the monitor's picture shape or picture size...

Check the monitor's picture shape or picture size or aspect ratio setting.

Note: Some monitors stretch the sides horiZontally more and stretch the middle less for one or more aspect ratio...
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