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Posted By lakeresident

In summer it is almost all in water. In winter as...

In summer it is almost all in water. In winter as mentioned in original post, first 15-20ft runs on shoreline before becoming submerged. The line has a heating cord right down the center, so no way...
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Posted By lakeresident

Surprised that others don't have same question....

Surprised that others don't have same question. Maybe most here are on wells rather than lake water?

We have always drained our line from pumphouse down to lake level. Ice freezes around outside...
09-29-16, 01:01 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

We have a 240V heating cable, so there are no...

We have a 240V heating cable, so there are no $10-$40 receptacle that can be used. For 240V, a breaker with 10-30mA setting costs over $500. Only less expensive option I have found is the MilliAmp...
09-29-16, 10:08 AM
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Posted By lakeresident

Safety of internal line heaters for intake lines from lake.

Many cottages and lakefront home draw their water from lakes. In order to prevent freezing, in-line heating cables are installed. These run at either 120V or 240V. The 240V Pyrotenax cable we have...
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Posted By lakeresident

Lake water supply winterization

Question is about how to best winterize system when we are away from January to March. (we are in Ontario, Canada and lake freezes solid for at least 2 months). This will be long because I need to...
09-27-16, 06:57 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

Thanks Ray - Just checking! So just don't exceed...

Thanks Ray - Just checking! So just don't exceed the main panel protection. 20/25or30A fuses in this case depending on max load we can foresee.
09-27-16, 05:32 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

Yes, canada :)

I now believe that is correct - I should install 20A T-slot duplex receptacles on each 20A circuit.

This brings me back to my question. Can I have two 20A circuits fed off a 3x10 30A max feed...
09-26-16, 08:50 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

OK, THanks. So I can use actual loads rather...

OK, THanks.

So I can use actual loads rather than max potential loads on the two legs?

Isn't 12A on one leg almost max for 15A duplex? Wiring/breaker are good for 20A, so would I change...
09-26-16, 07:55 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

Do I have large enough service to sub panel?

I have a 3x10 cable running from house service panel to sub panel in pumphouse. Cable is fed off a fuse panel currently with 2x20A fuses, but could be upsized to 2x30.

Sub Panel has two 20A 120V...
09-22-16, 10:16 AM
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Posted By lakeresident

This what I found for an Ontario installation...

This what I found for an Ontario installation (From OESC):



http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l516/albertborgford/imagejpg1_zpsc6cedbec.jpg



There were changes for current code, but...
09-21-16, 08:13 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

I had to look up those terms! "Grounding...

I had to look up those terms!

"Grounding Electrode Conductor" vs. "Equipment Grounding Conductor" (http://forums.mikeholt.com/showthread.php?t=144059)

It's all quite confusing, especially when...
09-21-16, 07:24 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

I found a thread on a Canadian oriented site...

I found a thread on a Canadian oriented site (https://forum.canadianwoodworking.com/forum/workshop-talk/shop-related-discussions/shop-electrical/33065-grounding-a-subpanel) that discussed the...
09-21-16, 06:55 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

FYI - I am in Ontario Canada. Location is such...

FYI - I am in Ontario Canada. Location is such that we have a few feet of soil over limestone. Not easy to put in 8ft rods!

Maybe someone from our area will see this or I will ask locally for...
09-21-16, 06:21 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

Grounding for pumphouse sub panel

We are looking at upgrading the electrical supply to our pumphouse. It is detached (about 30ft from house.

The 240V cable is a 3 wire NMW10 plus it has a ground wire. It comes off service panel...
06-02-14, 09:37 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

In looking at drawings of Larsen doors, it looks...

In looking at drawings of Larsen doors, it looks like the sweep itself must be at least 1/4", perhaps more because of the slot to retain the sweeper. Same or more on some Aluminart. Perhaps I could...
06-02-14, 08:35 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

The two other doors we have are aluminum. I must...

The two other doors we have are aluminum. I must have a look and see if any of the stores carry wood core storm doors. I was going to cut down our main side door, but in the end, just got the sill...
06-02-14, 07:23 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

Installing storm door in non standard opening

Because of drainage problems, we have had to raise the door sill on a side entrance door. This reduced the door height slightly. We would like to install a storm door. The dimensions inside the brick...
06-02-14, 07:13 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

We have a similar situation where our siding goes...

We have a similar situation where our siding goes below grade. It is steel siding and has been there for about 20 years. Don't know why they ran it so low to the ground. We don't have termites, and...
10-23-11, 08:00 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

You are right. The vapor line is teh hot...

You are right. The vapor line is teh hot refrigerant line that is being used to heat the water. In a number of jurisdictions it is a code requirement to put 3/4" insulation on that line. The liquid...
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Posted By lakeresident

I would be interested to hear how you made out. I...

I would be interested to hear how you made out. I have exact same problem on new heat pump installation. Air handler noise is echoing down the ducts. Ducts themselves are well sized and have very low...
10-23-11, 01:17 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

What you should really be doing, is insulating...

What you should really be doing, is insulating the crawl space walls and the wooden floor headers around the perimeter. The wall insulation should be brought onto the grade floor for a few feet or...
10-15-11, 08:06 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

We have a similar design of house. Low crawl...

We have a similar design of house. Low crawl space, no underfloor insulation, but lot's of attic and wall insulation.

We had an energy audit done, and amongst otehr things, they recommended we...
10-08-11, 08:27 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

Thanks for the reply! I was working on the...

Thanks for the reply!

I was working on the polyiso installation today. I had a good look at the attic side face of teh wallboard and of the supporting framework. No sign of there ever having been...
10-07-11, 05:58 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

We used to have the same problem when we had an...

We used to have the same problem when we had an A/C only system (now converting to heat pump). We used to remove the ceiling register frames and taped in some poly sheeting, then put covers back.
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09-27-11, 09:03 PM
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Posted By lakeresident

Don't think my conventional staple gun will work...

Don't think my conventional staple gun will work with my insulation. But will look for the FSK tape - sounds like it would be good for sealing the open edges.

I have cable ties for first part of...
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