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Forum: Water Heaters
11-20-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,224
Posted By Orhome1

Ya, had a BW heater installed today by a good...

Ya, had a BW heater installed today by a good plumber. It was a few hundred less than box store and another local plumbing company quotes previously so I went with them. I do have number 10 wire...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-16-17, 01:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,224
Posted By Orhome1

Thanks for the input guys. I think the BW heater...

Thanks for the input guys. I think the BW heater actually costs about 60$ More but after install its about the same.

So best bet then, figure out if its #8 wire, if its #10 probably replace that...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-15-17, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,224
Posted By Orhome1

Thanks PJMax. So if the wiring is #8, that...

Thanks PJMax.

So if the wiring is #8, that 40 amp breaker is good right and should be within code for a 30amp rated water heater?

Or is there code restrictions that state wiring size and...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-15-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,224
Posted By Orhome1

It very well could be an element, but at 10 years...

It very well could be an element, but at 10 years old, im not really interested in putting any money into the existing one.

ya, im just ticked off at that contractor now... and it seems thats...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-15-17, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,224
Posted By Orhome1

I just dont get it, why this contractor is like...

I just dont get it, why this contractor is like this. I called another vendor and they are like ya, "40 amp is plenty, 30 amp is minimum"...

im like for christ sakes.

i guess i dont really...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-15-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,224
Posted By Orhome1

40 amp breaker for my electric water heater?

Hey Guys,

Our electric tank water heater (came with the house) is about 10 years old now and not producing enough hot water.

I was calling some places getting quotes and set up an appointment...
10-16-15, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Orhome1

I ran out of time today in that room, i have some...

I ran out of time today in that room, i have some more outlets to do, wouldnt be surprised if i find more of the same, ill take a look for a screw in the box then. Im not to the confidence level of...
10-16-15, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Orhome1

Hey thats an idea, there is plenty of room to...

Hey thats an idea, there is plenty of room to manuever in that box.
10-16-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Orhome1

Thanks Carbide. I'll add another item to the...

Thanks Carbide. I'll add another item to the list where i'll get a professional to do the job.
10-16-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Orhome1

2 wires, 1 screw and missing fastening bracket?

Greetings again,

Found some more unknowns today... just need a confirm on my fix for item 1 and an answer for item 2.

1st item:

Single pole light switch, using a 3 way switch but .... ...
10-10-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Orhome1

Thanks, done and working fine. Still...

Thanks, done and working fine.

Still struggling with to tape or not to tape the outside of the wing nut!
10-10-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Orhome1

thanks PJMaxx, so no issues here then putting in...

thanks PJMaxx, so no issues here then putting in a single pole switch as thats what this supposed to be anyway, right?

I am really learning a lot, thanks again!
10-10-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Orhome1

3 way used as standard switch?

Greetings Guys,

More light switch and outlet work today. Replacing a light switch and found this, seems to be a 3 way switch used as a regular switch with a splice at common?

The light this...
10-04-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,131
Posted By Orhome1

I am using a not very good (too sensitive w/ no...

I am using a not very good (too sensitive w/ no adjust) stupid non contact testers.
10-04-15, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,131
Posted By Orhome1

Thanks PJ, i was trying to keep it simple by just...

Thanks PJ, i was trying to keep it simple by just replacing wires for locations, but as i have learned there is a few ways to do this and the switches are different.

What do think about one of the...
10-03-15, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,131
Posted By Orhome1

Ya i have the diagram here, but it hasnt helped...

Ya i have the diagram here, but it hasnt helped me much.
...
10-03-15, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,131
Posted By Orhome1

Well the wires are red and black. But is what...

Well the wires are red and black. But is what youre saying, is old copper screws = new black screws?
10-03-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,131
Posted By Orhome1

4 way and 3 way switch replacement questions

Greetings Again DIY Crew.

Today i have some questions about 3 and 4 way light switch replacement and also a related breaker question.

Details on this light setup.

The Foyer light is...
09-03-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,388
Posted By Orhome1

Cool thanks Allan. It's working good. Lady was...

Cool thanks Allan. It's working good. Lady was a little paranoid about it... but i think i did well.

I keep thinking, its definitely better than what was in there. Seems like these are all...
08-31-15, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,388
Posted By Orhome1

Both wires came off the old light switch. There...

Both wires came off the old light switch. There were two blacks backstabbed into the existing lightswitch which only has 2 ports / 2 screws.

Is that what you mean?
08-31-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,388
Posted By Orhome1

Ya thats a way easy explanation. Nope, the...

Ya thats a way easy explanation. Nope, the switch only controls the vanity light above the sink, power outlet runs independently.
08-31-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,388
Posted By Orhome1

Oh Ray i am not sure, as you can see i labeled...

Oh Ray i am not sure, as you can see i labeled the top lead with black tape when it removed it from the light switch, that's when i noticed both were black. I just hooked it back up the same way.
...
08-31-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,388
Posted By Orhome1

OK guys I'm a leave the gem of a freak out post...

OK guys I'm a leave the gem of a freak out post for you to see... you can have a good laugh in the morning when you guys get up.

but obviously the lightswitch has two black wires as it's...
08-31-15, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,388
Posted By Orhome1

Uhoh guys... so i started work tonight, and i...

Uhoh guys... so i started work tonight, and i found 2 blacks going to the light switch...!!1???

Is that normal, help cuz i have the outlet apart!

i curled the outlet black first, so i know i...
08-31-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,388
Posted By Orhome1

Got it thanks Ray. Yep I will not backstab...

Got it thanks Ray. Yep I will not backstab anything. It will be all connected using screws.

I have chosen these for the standard outlets through out the house Leviton Decora 15a...
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