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Always have to think about lighting. Recessed...

Always have to think about lighting. Recessed lights are always a good solution, but if you want to add some color-selectable LED strips along the inside front edge you can add some mood lighting or...
03-04-21, 10:57 AM
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Agreed - soldered will get you a longer-term...

Agreed - soldered will get you a longer-term solution. I'd also work on getting rid of that galvanized pipe too while you're at it. I can't quite tell where it's going, but any galvanized pipe in...
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It's usually easier to just have one good wifi...

It's usually easier to just have one good wifi network in your house. Once you have multiples, you'll have problems with this computer not being able to connect to that printer, etc. Plus you get...
03-02-21, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Zorfdt

There's nothing inherently wrong about your plan....

There's nothing inherently wrong about your plan. You can run NM sleeved in conduit and connect it to your lighting as you've shown.

If I were doing it, I'd replace the tee with a 4" square box. ...
03-01-21, 11:55 AM
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I've never used that product, so I can't comment...

I've never used that product, so I can't comment on it specifically, but the model you have selected is exactly what you need. 2 current sensors for the two incoming hots, and 16 individual circuit...
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The only way to fix (short of moving the whole...

The only way to fix (short of moving the whole laundry to another wall) would be to remove the vent cap in the garage, add a 90 degree fitting, and run the pipe to the nearest outside wall. ...
02-27-21, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Zorfdt

As long as you're running conduit, definitely go...

As long as you're running conduit, definitely go with THHN wires instead. It'll be MUCH easier to pull and you'll end up with a much more professional installation.

There's no issue going out of...
02-27-21, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Zorfdt

I agree and would resolve it with two 90 degree...

I agree and would resolve it with two 90 degree fittings. While it's good to reduce fittings where possible, I wouldn't worry about it at all.
02-26-21, 10:53 AM
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Posted By Zorfdt

I'd agree with you, most everything I've read...

I'd agree with you, most everything I've read indicates a 1/4" slope for drain pipes. AFAIK, IPC and UPC both specify minimum pipe slope (1/4" for 2" and under, and 1/8" for 3-4"), but remain silent...
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I agree with Pete. I wouldn't bother installing...

I agree with Pete. I wouldn't bother installing 'cans' anymore. I install only the wafer LEDs these days. Definitely get ones that are IC rated (most of the brand-name ones are). And fill the...
02-19-21, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Zorfdt

I agree, I've never seen a proper crimped...

I agree, I've never seen a proper crimped connection fail. If you're in freezing areas, it's possible the fitting split. PEX is pretty flexible for freezing, but the fittings don't have any give to...
02-09-21, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Zorfdt

No issue with that - though the duplex receptacle...

No issue with that - though the duplex receptacle you showed won't fit on the decora style plate. Get a duplex (two holes) plate.
02-08-21, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Zorfdt

There should be no issue with this - but I'd...

There should be no issue with this - but I'd confirm with the manufacturer's instructions.

I've never installed a mini-split system where the indoor units aren't powered by the outdoor unit, so...
02-07-21, 06:49 AM
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Posted By Zorfdt

Agreed with everything Allan said, but I would...

Agreed with everything Allan said, but I would reconsider whether you really need a 60 feed out there? If all you're doing is running some lights and an occasional power tool, I'd consider either a...
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Posted By Zorfdt

My understanding is that current code (or...

My understanding is that current code (or possibly UL) requires fans installed over the shower/bath need to be GFI protected. This would be for new installations - and not existing of course.
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02-01-21, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Zorfdt

Agreed, I doubt it's actually the water heater. ...

Agreed, I doubt it's actually the water heater.
Do you have a pressure tank anywhere? (metal tank attached to the water piping, usually near the water heater). Or do you have a PRV near the...
01-30-21, 02:42 PM
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Typically no. What you'll want to do is run a...

Typically no. What you'll want to do is run a subpanel to your main panel.

Add a 60A or 100A breaker to your main panel, and connect it to a 100A 24-space (or similar) panel next to it.
It's...
01-30-21, 02:38 PM
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Personally, I do the power strip and splitter...

Personally, I do the power strip and splitter thing. Even though all your supplies might be 12v today, in a few months you'll end up buying a new something that for whatever reason runs at 5v. And...
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Posted By Zorfdt

Is that metal clad cable your house wiring? Or...

Is that metal clad cable your house wiring? Or is there a junction box a few inches into the ceiling? I thought most recessed lights had a separate wiring box, but it's been ages since I've seen an...
01-26-21, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Zorfdt

If it were me, I'd open up the wall and remove...

If it were me, I'd open up the wall and remove all the galvanized/steel pipe. It's pretty much past its useful life and should be replaced, especially since you don't know how corroded it might be...
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Posted By Zorfdt

You can try replacing the plastic washer in that...

You can try replacing the plastic washer in that slip connection. It's possible a new one will grip a bit better.

Another option, is to use a 2x4 or something cut to size to prop the pipe up. ...
01-24-21, 07:58 AM
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Posted By Zorfdt

Since there are no fixtures above, it's possible...

Since there are no fixtures above, it's possible that pipe was included specifically for a future laundry sink.

I can't think of anything else that would be used for - if it were my house, I'd...
01-24-21, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Zorfdt

John Guest fittings are also generically called...

John Guest fittings are also generically called PEX Push-Fit fittings. Though when you search for those, you're more likely to find SharkBite type fittings which are more typically used in household...
01-20-21, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Zorfdt

I would splurge for a new inner tube and...

I would splurge for a new inner tube and compression ring. If the nut is in decent condition, no need to replace it.

For example, but your local hardware store should have them in stock....
01-19-21, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Zorfdt

I too have always plumbed softeners with solid...

I too have always plumbed softeners with solid piping (usually copper, but would do CPVC in that case). I don't see any reason to not use steel-braided water heater hoses. If the flow is good...
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