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10-28-15, 05:35 PM
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Posted By ibroussard

Fleck 9100 question

I can get a Fleck 9100SXT with either a 3/4" or 1" meter. My water pipe "main" (from the well/softener bldg to the house, about 150') is 1". Is there a significant difference between the two meter...
10-05-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By ibroussard

Everything on my side of the meter is copper. ...

Everything on my side of the meter is copper.

Thanks,
Ira
10-04-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By ibroussard

Does wire splice matter?

I just had my load center moved by a licensed electrician. The original location was in a closet on an interior wall with lots of attic access above it, so the electrician was able to pull the old...
02-10-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By ibroussard

I'll give an example... A couple of years...

I'll give an example...

A couple of years ago, I found out (on this forum) that my subpanel needed to be grounded to its own ground rod. My setup is like the first diagram -- main panel in one...
02-10-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By ibroussard

Sub-panel diagrams sticky

In the Sub-panel diagrams sticky...

The diagrams all show when (and when not) to run a ground wire from the sub-panel to its own ground rod, but they don't show when a ground wire from the "first"...
09-22-11, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,081
Posted By ibroussard

For my (Generac) ATS/genset, I think it is...

For my (Generac) ATS/genset, I think it is actually the controller in the genset that senses utility power or lack of. There are fused taps on both buss bars in the ATS after the utility service...
09-13-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,934
Posted By ibroussard

I'm not sure what Furd was saying in post #3, but...

I'm not sure what Furd was saying in post #3, but then again, I'm not a professional electrician.

A relay coil is like any other electrical/electronic device. It needs both hot and neutral (if...
09-13-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,934
Posted By ibroussard

Your diagram in post #8, along with the followup...

Your diagram in post #8, along with the followup comments from Rick, is correct. If you have it wired that way, my guess is that you have a bad relay, a bad socket, or you when you mounted the...
09-11-11, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,934
Posted By ibroussard

Best thing to do is go to the Functional Devices...

Best thing to do is go to the Functional Devices website and find the part number for the relay you want. Then google the part number (maybe add the word "relay" or "Functional Devices" to narrow the...
09-11-11, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,934
Posted By ibroussard

A SPDT 20A relay-in-a-box can be purchased online...

A SPDT 20A relay-in-a-box can be purchased online for $17+S&H. A SPST 20A relay-in-a-box with an override switch can be purchased online for $22+S&H. Both have built-in transient protection, coil...
09-09-11, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,934
Posted By ibroussard

For future reference, a "relay-in-a-box" from a...

For future reference, a "relay-in-a-box" from a company like Functional Devices would have been a good choice for this project.
07-03-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,008
Posted By ibroussard

The well may be 260' deep, but the pump may not...

The well may be 260' deep, but the pump may not be that deep in the well. My well is about 150', but the pump is at 80'.
04-22-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,941
Posted By ibroussard

The pipe is 1" schedule 40 PVC (white). I'm in SE...

The pipe is 1" schedule 40 PVC (white). I'm in SE Texas, so there really is no frost line consideration. Tanks, softeners, etc., are often outside. I don't think I've ever seen a home around here...
04-21-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,941
Posted By ibroussard

Flexible water supply line

I noticed that the PVC pipe for my home's water supply (I'm on my own private water well) is curving downward where it come's out of my home's wall (horizontal pipe is about 12" long, 1" PVC). I know...
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04-10-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,261
Posted By ibroussard

Tankless water heater recommendation

My kitchen sink and dishwasher are about 100' of pipe from my 50 gallon LPG water heater. It can take quite a while to get hot water to them. I've got good attic space and access above the kitchen,...
04-01-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,991
Posted By ibroussard

Question about how to install one of the...

Question about how to install one of the "external box" units (like the Intermatic PowerGuard IG3240RC)...

My service entrance is a whole house automatic transfer switch (I have a standby genset)....
02-05-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,498
Posted By ibroussard

In post #3, the OP clarifyed his original post...

In post #3, the OP clarifyed his original post with "The inverter/battery pack will only need to power the lights until the generator is brought online." I could be wrong, but I'm taking that to mean...
02-05-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,498
Posted By ibroussard

Tripp-lite's 6kW 120/240Vac hardwired UPS says it...

Tripp-lite's 6kW 120/240Vac hardwired UPS says it can run at full load (5400watts) for two minutes. That's about four times what it takes for the average standby genset to switch over after the start...
02-05-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,498
Posted By ibroussard

I understand that some/most people think that...

I understand that some/most people think that what the OP wants to do is a luxury.

But referring back to Ben's post #8...many of the big name UPS makers offer "data center" 6kW dual conversion...
10-28-10, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,833
Posted By ibroussard

I had the water checked about six months ago and...

I had the water checked about six months ago and nothing had changed from when the softener was originally put into service. For the record, I'm on my own private well. The default days was set to...
10-28-10, 06:49 PM
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Views: 7,833
Posted By ibroussard

The softener is about four years old. I don't...

The softener is about four years old. I don't think I have bacterial iron. Toilet tanks aren't slimey.

There's only two people in the home, and one is at work all day, so there isn't a lot of...
10-27-10, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,833
Posted By ibroussard

Thinking about replacing water softener resin

I have a Fleck 9000SE, and I think the resin is iron fouled. I haven't been very proactive about using Iron Out regularly. On a couple of occasions, I've gone thru the process of using additional...
10-10-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,838
Posted By ibroussard

It's four wire (2 hots, floating neutral, and...

It's four wire (2 hots, floating neutral, and ground) from the load center in my home all the way back to the ATS. I don't have a ground at my home -- yet. That was the topic of a discussion here a...
10-10-10, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,838
Posted By ibroussard

Thanks for the responses. The main load...

Thanks for the responses.

The main load panel 250' away is in my shop/storage building and serves several circuits there, including my water well pump.

But I just realized that I didn't tell...
10-09-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,838
Posted By ibroussard

Combining circuits in load center

I have maybe half a dozen circuits in my home that don't come anywhere close to reaching their "limit". For example, one circuit only has five attic light bulbs and a couple of duplex outlets (both...
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