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Sears flat top range heats slow

My mother has a Kenmore flat top range that is about 2 years old. From the start it is very slow to heat. I had a Maytag flat top in the house I moved from last year, and a GE flat top where I'm at...
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First, it sounds like maybe you have several...

First, it sounds like maybe you have several wires, not cords. Cords are more than one wire together. But you need to be a bit more specific about what is where. At the point where the light...
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I just meant that you are not going not going to...

I just meant that you are not going not going to overload the light just because you are now on a higher amp breaker. Many people have the misconception that if you up the breaker you are feeding...
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You can take the swag kit, and cut the wire to...

You can take the swag kit, and cut the wire to hard wire it. When you get the kit, you also need to get a ceiling plate. It will be a round plate that is brass colored like you chain. It will also...
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Here's the way to think of this. What you have...

Here's the way to think of this. What you have is 20 amps AVAILABLE. Whatever you plug in or hook up is going to take exactly the number of amps it needs. No more, no less. If your light only...
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The only thing that comes to mind to me is having...

The only thing that comes to mind to me is having angled fixtures. You still mount them flush against the ceiling, but instead of having a line of fixtures end to end, you angle them a bit but let...
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The only thing I can think of is you have not...

The only thing I can think of is you have not removed all of the old motion detector light. Are you saying that in the actual box that's in your wall you are seeing blue and green wires?
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This is probably about as close as you are going...

This is probably about as close as you are going to get, but it only gives you another inch or so.

Wiremold Fixture Box, Open Base, 5 1/2 In. Dia., MTL - V5737A at The Home Depot...
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As long as you can find a light kit then yes it...

As long as you can find a light kit then yes it is possible. One thing you may have to consider is getting the parts separately. That is, when you go to Lowe's/Home Depot, you can buy the light kit...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-07-09, 01:45 PM
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Posted By tpaairman

Can I re-reouted the cold water line?

I am certain that my dip tube is either missing or broken. I can't get it off without cutting the pipes, but at the same time, I can't find anywhere that sells them.

But as I was looking the...
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well pump cycle time changed

This is on my parents well pump. By the way, this is in central Florida, so no freezing conditions.

Their pump has always run for about 30 seconds when it comes on. But suddenly a few days ago...
10-13-05, 06:50 PM
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Posted By tpaairman

If your old one is a standard 120 volt GFCI...

If your old one is a standard 120 volt GFCI outlet, then any other normal 120 volt GFCI outlet from Lowes/Home Depot/your favorite store's name here/ will work just fine.
10-07-05, 11:10 PM
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Posted By tpaairman

Ampz - First of all would you care to...

Ampz -

First of all would you care to explain what L.P. means? I'm sure I know the answer but I would like to hear it from you.

Secondly, you ddn't answer the question - you only repeated...
10-07-05, 08:57 PM
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I feel kind of dumb asking but........ I...

I feel kind of dumb asking but........

I understand how a GCI works, so I am sure I am just overlooking something here, but how can a GFCI offer any protection if you have no ground running to it...
10-07-05, 08:39 PM
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I don't think it would be a problem, after all...

I don't think it would be a problem, after all the wires would then be in solid concrete, which would be a great fire protecion material should somethign go wrong. You might consider larger conduit....
10-07-05, 08:28 PM
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There is more to it than just changing the...

There is more to it than just changing the breaker. The problem is the wire - mor likely than not you have #14 wire, which handles a max of 15 amps. If you chagne the braker then you will end up...
10-07-05, 08:25 PM
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Posted By tpaairman

Are you doing the electircal yourself? If not...

Are you doing the electircal yourself? If not you electrician should be providing the temp pole.
06-19-05, 08:26 PM
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Winnie, My logic IS NOT flawed. I...

Winnie,

My logic IS NOT flawed. I understand that codes are a minimum. However I also understand that it is a 20 amp circuit. Yes if all that is being run are a few lights for example that a...
06-16-05, 09:59 PM
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Think of it like this - if you have a pipe that...

Think of it like this - if you have a pipe that can take UP TO 20 PSI of pressure and you put on a vavle that can only take 15...... If all you ever have is 5 or 10 PSI you are ok (up to 15 PSI) but...
06-14-05, 08:58 PM
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Posted By tpaairman

Florescent light troubles.

My parents built their house in 1991 and have had trouble with literally every single florescent light in the house. There are a string of 7 in the kitchen, 2 in the gargae, and one in each of the...
06-14-05, 08:53 PM
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Posted By tpaairman

As long as the wires are tightly connected I...

As long as the wires are tightly connected I would not worry about it too much. It is most likely the contacts in the switch.
06-14-05, 08:50 PM
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I've not heard of this being code anywhere,...

I've not heard of this being code anywhere, although it could be.

The reason you are starting to see this is a safety thing that some electricians are doing. The idea is that if you have a loose...
06-11-05, 05:55 PM
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Posted By tpaairman

You would just ground your box or cap off the...

You would just ground your box or cap off the ground.
06-11-05, 05:45 PM
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Posted By tpaairman

From what you have shown here a 50 amp curcuit...

From what you have shown here a 50 amp curcuit would be fine. You need 6 guage wire.

To answer one of your questions - what determines the amperage going thru the recepticle is the item you have...
06-10-05, 10:59 PM
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Posted By tpaairman

TTASHA - Let me throw a whole other perspective...

TTASHA - Let me throw a whole other perspective on things here from one Florida residnet to another. I am pretty certain that I don't live that far from you (probably a couple hours drivng distance...
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