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03-03-17, 12:25 PM
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Posted By swbrains

That's usually the case. I'm using a hose end...

That's usually the case. I'm using a hose end sprayer/nozzle and while spraying, no dripping at the VB. I turn off the hose and release the pressure at the sprayer/nozzle by holding it open. At...
03-02-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,601
Posted By swbrains

New vacuum breaker on hose bibb does NOT drip...

Hi,

I had a vacuum breaker on a hose bibb that literally *sprayed* water several feet out around the spigot when the water was turned off and the hose drained (with a trigger sprayer at the end)....
09-04-14, 07:27 AM
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Views: 795
Posted By swbrains

Thanks -- This will make the job much easier... ...

Thanks -- This will make the job much easier... :)
09-03-14, 08:22 PM
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Views: 795
Posted By swbrains

Grounding attic antenna to existing grounding electrode bonding

I have a case where my home has two ground rods on opposite sides (long story). There is a #4 solid copper bonding conductor running through the attic of the garage to bond them together.

I...
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Views: 4,247
Posted By swbrains

Thanks Bud. The paint color of the patio...

Thanks Bud. The paint color of the patio (exterior concrete house walls) and ceiling sheetrock is a light taupe or beige-ish color. Definitely not dark. I specifically chose a light color for my...
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Views: 4,247
Posted By swbrains

Ceiling vent for covered porch

We have a one-year old home in Florida where the main house roof (hip with attic space) extends over the screened patio on the back of the house. In addition, we extended our patio further out from...
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Views: 1,520
Posted By swbrains

Thanks. I'm not sure who the county inspector...

Thanks. I'm not sure who the county inspector is, but apparently all the houses on our street are passing without this requirement. We've walked through a number of completed homes before they...
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Views: 1,520
Posted By swbrains

Wet or Damp Rated Bulb over Shower?

I have a new home (built 2014) and the builder put a recessed light can over the shower. Our ceiling in the shower stall is 10 ft above the shower floor. In my previous home they used an...
03-27-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

Unfortunately, my main service panel does have an...

Unfortunately, my main service panel does have an outside disconnect, so I guess it's really a subpanel (neutral and ground don't appear to be bonded in the panel anywhere).

"Like daisy chaining...
03-26-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

Something else I just thought of... Could I run...

Something else I just thought of... Could I run a #4 ground wire from the old ground rod (with the CEE connected to it) directly to the service panel which is just on the other side of the wall? ...
03-26-14, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

Here's another creative question regarding the...

Here's another creative question regarding the CEE: :)

I read this online tonight:
The minimum requirements for a UFER ground, as outlined in the NEC, Article 250, is a minimum of 20' of bare...
03-26-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

My understanding is that I could use a cadweld or...

My understanding is that I could use a cadweld or compression splice but the cost of either would probably be the same as buying new #4 solid copper and re-running it from the old ground rod to the...
03-25-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

Thanks. At least I now have a way to re-connect...

Thanks. At least I now have a way to re-connect the CEE to the system as required without having to get a compression tool or a Cadweld. Of course, I still need to buy 100' of #4 copper. :(
03-25-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

I find it hard to believe that if I drove a...

I find it hard to believe that if I drove a ground rod at the other end of the house for my TV antenna, then a GEC segment simply clamped to the nearest point on the previously existing previously...
03-25-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

Ok, so 250.8 (and all of the methods it mentions)...

Ok, so 250.8 (and all of the methods it mentions) refers to "connections" for the GEC, not "splices," correct?

I think AllanJ's response about soldering was regarding the splicing I would need to...
03-25-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

That's ok, I can solder but probably wouldn't. ...

That's ok, I can solder but probably wouldn't. It's interesting to see all those accepted methods, though. I was under the impression that the only two methods were "irreversible" compression...
03-24-14, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

Thanks -- good info. I figure I'll just go with...

Thanks -- good info. I figure I'll just go with #4 to be sure even though it may cost a bit more. Unfortunately, it's about 80 ft. from the side of the house where the original CEE/ground rod is...
03-24-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

I thought the (second) electricians put in #4...

I thought the (second) electricians put in #4 solid GEC from the meter to the two new ground rods, and I believe the original GEC (stranded) was #4 as well, so I was just thinking I could run a solid...
03-24-14, 07:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

The house's original CEE was clamped to the...

The house's original CEE was clamped to the original ground rod with an acorn clamp. A separate wire was then run from the old ground rod (using a second acorn clamp) to the meter pan. That was the...
03-21-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

Thanks. I don't have any doubt that it's ok for...

Thanks. I don't have any doubt that it's ok for the connection to the rebar to have been originally encased in concrete, I'm just wondering about how this would affect my case now that the ground...
03-21-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

Here's some additional information. Upon further...

Here's some additional information. Upon further inspection of the old grounding rod and conductor, I noticed the old ground wire from the meter pan was clamped to the old ground rod. Another...
03-15-14, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

Thanks. Unfortunately, the old ground wire (from...

Thanks. Unfortunately, the old ground wire (from the ufer) was partially severed just before its connection to the ufer rebar. The driving of two new ground rods was the alternative to trying to...
03-15-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,763
Posted By swbrains

Required to use ufer ground?

I have a new house (2013) in Pasco, FL. The house has a meter on one side and the incoming service wires go from the meter across the attic to the other side of the house to the garage where the...
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