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05-29-20, 09:39 AM
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Posted By telecom guy

Definitely not. You must at least mark the ends...

Definitely not. You must at least mark the ends black or red, or a few other, NON-WHITE, color.

And, please use green or yellow/green bonding wires inside that box; to the DIN or the metal...
03-14-20, 08:08 PM
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Posted By doughess

The issues raised by thread starter TheMadNucleus...

The issues raised by thread starter TheMadNucleus (https://www.doityourself.com/forum/members/642892-themadnucleus) and in many other DIY threads might have been avoided or solved more easterly with...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-12-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Pilot Dane

That is how on demand heaters operate. They all...

That is how on demand heaters operate. They all suffer from that limitation. It's one of the trade-offs for the energy saving.
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By PJmax

Most Cat cables are listed as 100 meters or 328'...

Most Cat cables are listed as 100 meters or 328' maximum.
I've always tried to keep Cat5e runs to under 50 meters or 150' maximum.
One problem you'll have with underground cabling is water IN the...
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By spott

doughness, Since you asked I will share this...

doughness,
Since you asked I will share this much with you. As you know I'm sure, air is introduced into a closed loop system in only a couple of ways.

The first of course is by introducing fresh...
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By spott

doughness, This post started about expansion....

doughness,
This post started about expansion. You have now taken this conversation from expansion tanks to door locks to security systems and to commodes and finally while sitting on that commode...
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By Zorfdt

I agree with Pete. Future-proofing is great,...

I agree with Pete. Future-proofing is great, until you realize that no one really knows what the future will bring. I spent a lot of time wiring up a house with Cat5 wiring in every room, and guess...
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Pilot Dane

If getting abrasive cutoff disks get a big pack...

If getting abrasive cutoff disks get a big pack of them. Un-reinforced snap very easily but even the fiber reinforced ones are pretty fragile. Half the time I seem to break them when sitting the...
03-11-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By GregH

It appears that the refrigerant lines go straight...

It appears that the refrigerant lines go straight into the house with no excess to allow you to swing them out of the way.
I can not see any creative way of avoiding having a tech come and...
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By MrRonFL

You really need to be registered for the DSC site...

You really need to be registered for the DSC site to get to it. That said, having used the software, it's really not that much of a time saver, unless you are planning multiple installs of similar...
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By PJmax

That 1G service is like $90 a month. :eek: ...

That 1G service is like $90 a month. :eek:

Stick with RG-6 quadshield coax.
Upgrading to Cat6 would be an improvement for future proofing.
Will you notice the difference...... not likely.
I...
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By rbeck

Any air that gets into the bladder tank on the...

Any air that gets into the bladder tank on the system side of the bladder does not stay there if there is a decent air separator. When water cools it absorbs the air and aids in removing from the...
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By PJmax

The Dremel grinder is an awesome tool. Every...

The Dremel grinder is an awesome tool. Every handyman should have one. I have three of them. Two AC ones and a battery one.You can basically use any high speed 1/8" bit. As Dane mentioned..... the...
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Pilot Dane

I have used all sorts of bits in my Dremel tools...

I have used all sorts of bits in my Dremel tools and I've not noticed that Dremel brand bits are any better than others. Some types of bits are better than others but not dependent on brand name. ...
12-26-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By patmurphey

It's illegal to backfeed without a code compliant...

It's illegal to backfeed without a code compliant interlock or transfer switch, so quit trying to do it cheap, wrong and dangerous.
12-24-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By lambition

Generator input must be interlocked with main...

Generator input must be interlocked with main breaker so that under no circumstances it is possible to turn both on at the same time.

If both are on at the same time, very very bad things can...
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By PJmax

No.... 2 three way dimmers is no better. If one...

No.... 2 three way dimmers is no better. If one dimmer is off.... the other one can't force it on.

I've been doing this a long time. I get customers asking me to install a three way dimmer and...
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By PJmax

No. whatever the dimmer is set to is what the non...

No. whatever the dimmer is set to is what the non dimmer switch will turn it on to.
I find this very frustrating and only install three way dimmers with it's associated remote.
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By XSleeper

You need to pull the toilet, get a new wax seal,...

You need to pull the toilet, get a new wax seal, new brass flange bolts and examine your flange while you have the toilet off. Flange bolts should not turn as you put the nut on. If they do, it's...
11-12-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By Pilot Dane

I've still got the Helicoils I bought 30 years...

I've still got the Helicoils I bought 30 years ago. I just don't have much need for them. When you need one you need one but it's not a commonly used item. Certainly not used often enough to just...
11-12-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By marksr

I've only used heli coils a handful of times. IMO...

I've only used heli coils a handful of times. IMO that doesn't warrant stocking them in your home shop. I would suggest getting [if you don't already have one] a tap and die set so you can chase...
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Fred_C_Dobbs

I got tired of my satellite TV provider's...

I got tired of my satellite TV provider's ceaseless rate increases so I went back to over-the-air (OTA) TV. I live about 30 miles from a mid-sized metropolitan area and my house had had the same TV...
11-05-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By CasualJoe

I saw no mention of a house and assume the...

I saw no mention of a house and assume the 3-phase service currently serves the shop, but the OP wants a subpanel toward the other end of the shop.



This would depend on the load you are...
11-05-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Pilot Dane

Most PEX tubing is NOT UV protected. It will...

Most PEX tubing is NOT UV protected. It will degrade in the sun and should not be used where it is exposed to light.
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By lawrosa

2200 sq ft home you would be in the 55k btu for a...

2200 sq ft home you would be in the 55k btu for a boiler...If your well insulating probably lower..

You didnt reply to the other thread about the indirect.. I posted about that HTP product..

I...
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