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07-15-20, 07:36 PM
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Posted By SimmerDownNow

Let me clarify a couple of things. The panel is a...

Let me clarify a couple of things. The panel is a box about 6x5x4 inches and is not installed yet, so I have full access to it. It holds one 30 amp 120 V receptacle specifically for RVs. When I said...
07-14-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Waterproof connection for surface mount panel

I want to install a surface mounted RV power panel on the outside of the house. The house has wooden clapboards.I want to run the cable (NM-B 10-2) right through a hole in the house into the 1/2 inch...
04-08-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 34,922
Posted By SimmerDownNow

> Later, ask me how to catch a polar bear with a...

> Later, ask me how to catch a polar bear with a bag of frozen peas.

OK, but before we get to that... :-)

I was specifically asking how the funnel part of the trap works. I've only seen the...
04-06-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 34,922
Posted By SimmerDownNow

OK, so that mouse in the picture took one look...

OK, so that mouse in the picture took one look and keeled over? :-)

But seriously, not to be a dope here, but how does it work? Is the slope of the funnel too slippery and he slides down into the...
11-25-12, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,570
Posted By SimmerDownNow

So just to reiterate: Is it true that, for an...

So just to reiterate: Is it true that, for an outdoor receptacle attached directly to the outside wall of the house, the code does NOT require that the cable going from the interior of the house and...
07-20-12, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 63,955
Posted By SimmerDownNow

What happened when you checked the hoses and...

What happened when you checked the hoses and hot/cold selector knob as suggested in the previous posts? I'm assuming you did that, but you should post the results back here so we know where you...
07-19-12, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 63,955
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Are you saying you are getting hot water from the...

Are you saying you are getting hot water from the tap, but not into the machine? Or is cold water coming out of the hot water tap?

If hot water is getting to the machine, but not going into the...
07-19-12, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,646
Posted By SimmerDownNow

OK, I did a little research on the Watts website....

OK, I did a little research on the Watts website. Basically, this PRV is not a backflow preventer, as the bypass feature sends the thermal expansion pressure back down to the main supply.
07-17-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,646
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) and thermal expansion tanks

In a previous post (about vibrating pipes), it was mentioned that if you had a PRV in your house, you would also need an expansion tank, if I understood correctly. However, some valves like this one:...
10-22-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,773
Posted By SimmerDownNow

The cast iron pipes you describe are likely...

The cast iron pipes you describe are likely outgoing drain pipes, not incoming water supply pipes. Incoming pipes would be copper and 1/2 inch diameter, outgoing are cast iron and big, like 4-6 inch...
Replies: 3
Views: 4,750
Posted By SimmerDownNow

You've probably solved this by now, but I'll take...

You've probably solved this by now, but I'll take a SWAG at it: Is it possible the weight of the additional water causes the tank to shift and therefore leak? Maybe the gasket doesn't fit all that...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,580
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Yes, it did need two rings

Just as a post script, this odd sized flange I have did need two wax rings. I had to trim the outside diameter of a No. 10, to fit inside the flange (but on top of the soil pipe), as I described...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,580
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Is this a two ring job?

Thanks for the prompt reply lefty. Since you told me it should not have leaked, I pulled the toilet again, and now realize that the cast iron flange's inside diameter is about the same size as the...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,580
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Asking too much of a wax ring?

Question:
Should the toilet's wax ring be able to prevent a leak when the clog is in the drain down below the floor and the water backs up through the pipe and fills the toilet bowl?

Details:
I...
05-21-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Ok, yes I just googled it, I see what you mean....

Ok, yes I just googled it, I see what you mean. But aren't those found more in lamp fixtures? I don't think these porcelain fixtures have anything more than two phillips head screws holding them to...
05-21-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Question Pictures are great, aren't they?

Here's my guess: shoelace tied to the pull chain?

But also, that nm cable in the back seems kind of unsupported, yes?

But back to the knockouts, it looks like the cable is just loose in the...
04-17-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,814
Posted By SimmerDownNow

I think John does a great job (as do all the...

I think John does a great job (as do all the moderators in here). He has over 18500 posts! I appreciate his taking the time to answer all the questions here.
Forum: Water Heaters
04-08-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,429
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Done by design

Thanks plumbermandan.

I found out on the AO Smith website that basically, water heaters are designed to run this way. They call it "standby heat loss" and it's not adjustable and they have their...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-01-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,429
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Can hysteresis be adjusted?

I have the same problem with a brand new gas water heater. If you set it down to about the 125 degree mark (for the safety of little kids), it apparently has about a 15 degree (maybe more)...
03-18-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Thanks!

I was guessing at using the ENT, so conduit seems like the way to go instead. Thanks for your suggestions!
03-17-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Thumbs up New Garbage Disposal Install questions

I want to install a garbage disposal (oh sorry, "food waste disposer") under the kitchen sink where there isn't one now, i.e. it's a new installation. Right now I have dedicated 20A circuit to the...
01-24-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 23,320
Posted By SimmerDownNow

SWD circuit breaker - Switching Duty

My panel has a 20A circuit breaker (unused at the moment) marked right on the lever "SWD" for "Switching Duty".

I think I know, but what does that mean, exactly?

Thanks,

Barry
01-22-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Thanks for the info. I am sure...

Thanks for the info.



I am sure because there is only one circuit coming into the box (the 20A) connected to the receptacle and one #14 wire leaving the box connected from that same receptacle...
01-17-08, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By SimmerDownNow

14 guage wire at end of 20A ckt.

My house was built in 1960 and the kitchen was remodeled
in the late 80s (by a contractor for the previous owner).

One 20 amp kitchen circuit they added during the remodel
is from the fuse box...
01-07-08, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,646
Posted By SimmerDownNow

Timer toast

My timer-controlled porch light just started flickering the same way. The timer was installed in 1993 and has run continuously since then, so I assume it has just given up the ghost. I tried a new...
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