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06-15-20, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Peteryoungblood

Mvelez, I haven't had another trip since my...

Mvelez,

I haven't had another trip since my last post. I did two things. First, I switched my living room AFCI breaker to another space in the panel. In my case, I just swapped my living room and...
11-07-18, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Peteryoungblood

Thanks again. My joists are about 21" above...

Thanks again. My joists are about 21" above grade. We don't have much cold weather, but still enough to make floors chilly.
11-07-18, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Peteryoungblood

Bud, The crawlspace will be skirted with...

Bud,

The crawlspace will be skirted with lattice and hardware cloth to keep critters out, so it's technically an open crawlspace. On the ground under the addition is 6mil poly to act as a vapor...
11-06-18, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Peteryoungblood

Insulating a floor during construction

Hello all,

I'm constructing a 620 square foot home addition with a pier and beam foundation in South Louisiana. I'd like to insulate the floors with fiberglass batts, and it would obviously be...
07-04-18, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Peteryoungblood

I haven't checked the voltage. I'll do that to be...

I haven't checked the voltage. I'll do that to be sure. But, as I said, I directly asked the power company about the WH causing flickering and they told me that my setup, including the transformer...
06-30-18, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Peteryoungblood

I've had the Tankless Water Heater since the...

I've had the Tankless Water Heater since the service to the house was turned on, so its not a new load. I asked the power company about the flickering and they assured me that my service should be...
06-29-18, 02:07 PM
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Posted By Peteryoungblood

Thanks again. By "relocating" some circuits, do...

Thanks again. By "relocating" some circuits, do you mean simply changing the location of the breaker in the panel, or re-routing the home run farther from the WH wires?
06-29-18, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Peteryoungblood

I'll check it out, thanks. The panel is only...

I'll check it out, thanks. The panel is only about 2 and a half years old. It's a HomeLine panel with aluminum bus bars. Light are of different types, some LEDs some incandescent. LEDs seem to...
06-27-18, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Peteryoungblood

Flickering. But the thing is that all the lights...

Flickering. But the thing is that all the lights in the house flicker when the water heater runs.
06-26-18, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Peteryoungblood

I've swapped out the offending breaker with two...

I've swapped out the offending breaker with two other AFCI's I have in the system and both exhibit the same tripping when wire up to the living room circuit. I've tried to force the trip by turning...
06-12-18, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Peteryoungblood

Thanks. The home run to the living room does run...

Thanks. The home run to the living room does run parallel along the water heater wires for a short distance, so your idea makes good sense. I just thought the wire insulation would have been enough...
06-11-18, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Peteryoungblood

Sorry for the mistake! I meant AFCI. I'll edit...

Sorry for the mistake! I meant AFCI. I'll edit the original post accordingly.
06-11-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,258
Posted By Peteryoungblood

Separate Breaker Trips when Tankless Water Heater Runs

Hello,

I have a whole-house electric tankless water heater in my home which is powered by 3 40A breakers. For the past few months, every so often, my living room circuit, powered by a 20A AFCI...
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