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Phone wiring question

I know. So old school.

I have a Leviton punchdown (https://www.leviton.com/en/products/47689-b). I had the incoming line (from the external de-mark) and one internal line attached to it. The...
11-21-20, 08:22 PM
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Posted By dorkshoei

PJmax OK I see what you mean by notching now. ...

PJmax OK I see what you mean by notching now.

I guess I assumed if I was forced to cut plaster I would remove down to the lathe, then drill whatever framing is behind that 90, run the wire...
11-21-20, 07:34 PM
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Red dot is for a wifi access point. Cat 6 cable....

Red dot is for a wifi access point. Cat 6 cable. One run.

I don't know what balloon framing is. I just want to make as minimal damage as possible.

Whether I run it down the same bay as the...
11-21-20, 02:55 PM
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Posted By dorkshoei

What does "notch the plaster" mean Cut into...

What does "notch the plaster" mean Cut into the ceiling and the wall at the 90?
11-21-20, 11:44 AM
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Posted By dorkshoei

Running wiring across ceiling and down wall

I need to run a wire along the path of the red line in the attached picture.

It is original 1920 lathe and plaster so I'm trying to minimize damage to it.

Specifically asking if there any...
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Posted By dorkshoei

XSleeper. Thanks. That makes perfect sense. ...

XSleeper. Thanks. That makes perfect sense. I'd considered similar.
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Posted By dorkshoei

I don't want to paint the ductwork. Also "shoes"...

I don't want to paint the ductwork. Also "shoes" as in the things you wear on your feet. I'm going to use the horizontal surface to put shoes onto.
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Framing in hvac ducting

We had to have an 8"x18" hvac duct run through our closet.

Previously there was a plywood shelf sitting on the ledger and below that a hanging rod. See attached images.

I'm going cut an...
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Posted By dorkshoei

bueller ...... anyone have any advice?

bueller ...... anyone have any advice?
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Posted By dorkshoei

Cooling detached garage attic

I have a detached garage/shop (see picture).

Garage (right side of picture) is 258 sq ft (not including attic), built in 50s. Single story shop was added on later (left side of picture), 212...
10-27-17, 12:45 PM
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Posted By dorkshoei

So I have the posts up for the back run. I ended...

So I have the posts up for the back run. I ended up having to space the posts 7' apart, 5 posts total including the end posts. Adding a 6th post would have resulted in a panel width of under 5...
10-13-17, 11:59 AM
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Posted By dorkshoei

Ah I see. Good suggestion. Could always just...

Ah I see. Good suggestion. Could always just plug with a length of dowel at the ends.

it seems easiest to just drill a single hole through the post (at top and bottom) and drill a single matching...
10-09-17, 01:19 PM
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Assuming the posts go in first and concrete has...

Assuming the posts go in first and concrete has has setup and panel is attached later. The above seems tricky to achieve at both ends, one end no problem. Maybe I'm missing something? I too...
10-09-17, 12:08 PM
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Posted By dorkshoei

Wood fence construction advice

Previously I've always built fences using 2x4 cross members using FB24Z type metal brackets/hangers to attach to the posts. I've never been really happy with the visuals.

For the back yard of our...
08-11-16, 04:54 PM
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Posted By dorkshoei

They left a big book of specs, thanks for...

They left a big book of specs, thanks for reminding me I need to find where I put it :)
08-11-16, 03:17 PM
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Posted By dorkshoei

Here is an image of the Eaton meter+main ...

Here is an image of the Eaton meter+main

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Hopefully, this clarifies what I was referring to. It's 28"x14". So this is the size based on the wiring?

This Square D external breaker is...
08-11-16, 02:55 PM
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Posted By dorkshoei

exterior 200A combo meter/main

Hi.

We are looking to dig out our half basement, turning it into a full basement.

I've decided I'd like to tackle the electrical and interior framing parts of the project, contracting out...
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I'm sorry but I didn't ask for an economic...

I'm sorry but I didn't ask for an economic analysis of the break even point. Is it so hard for people here to answer the question asked. Maybe it's just me, I have a standard rule when I'm on...
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I'm not worried about this, 8' T8 LED bulbs...

I'm not worried about this, 8' T8 LED bulbs (ballast bypass) are readily available, but they are usually T8 bipin.

I think I'm going to have to replace the sockets on the fixtures (or get 'new'...
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Posted By dorkshoei

replacing 8' fluorescent tubes with LED

Hi.

In my shop I have two 8' twin tube fluorescent fixtures. The ballasts and/or tubes are starting to have issues. Hum, flicker, not always starting.

I've been replacing most of the...
11-10-15, 04:02 PM
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Posted By dorkshoei

No offense, but so what if I did? Sorry I fail...

No offense, but so what if I did? Sorry I fail to see the point of replies like "No way would I spend time and money on them".

Anyways, we're clearly done here.

Thank you for the replies.
11-10-15, 03:48 PM
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Posted By dorkshoei

Sorry but the question was what they were called....

Sorry but the question was what they were called. Not whether I needed to use them.
11-10-15, 03:19 PM
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Posted By dorkshoei

Fortunately noone is requiring you to!! I...

Fortunately noone is requiring you to!!

I didn't ask whether you would use them, or whether you think I should. Merely if they had a name.
11-10-15, 01:41 PM
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Posted By dorkshoei

Outlet screw grommets

I have no idea what these are called. The little metal/plastic squares that retain the screws on the rear of modern outlet plates. I'm always losing them, or finding them broken and then the...
11-07-15, 11:13 AM
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Posted By dorkshoei

Can you point me to the NEC section on limits to...

Can you point me to the NEC section on limits to chaining 240v?

I found this post on the issue: ...
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