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09-05-17, 10:28 AM
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Posted By jdsmn21

A better example of leakage to ground would be if...

A better example of leakage to ground would be if you have one hand on the metal bath faucet (which is grounded through the plumbing), and touch a hot wire with the other hand. Electricity will...
04-26-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,940
Posted By jdsmn21

I did drill 1" holes in it when I ran the wire to...

I did drill 1" holes in it when I ran the wire to the attic. I used a Irwin speedbor max bit and that sucker had some torque! I do have a 5/8 bit that I might give a try. I will have to go from...
04-26-17, 02:41 PM
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Posted By jdsmn21

Thanks PJ - you are exactly right. On the left...

Thanks PJ - you are exactly right. On the left side of the window is where I have the new romex runs running all the way to the basement. But like I said, I had to make a 14"+ tall hole to get the...
04-26-17, 12:18 PM
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Views: 1,940
Posted By jdsmn21

Fishing through top plate on a half story wall - tips?

So I have about 6 or 7 receptacles that are like this, that I need to fish to. Above the ceiling is unfinished and insulated, albeit a little short in height. I need to get cable from a hole for a...
01-17-17, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By jdsmn21

Do you count the little flap clamps that are...

Do you count the little flap clamps that are built into a Carlon blue box for box fill?
01-17-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By jdsmn21

Well they do, within reason, which is why they...

Well they do, within reason, which is why they mandated 20 amp receptacle circuits in bathrooms. Women beauty devices draw lots of power!

So with that 2017 code revision, are AFCI breakers to the...
01-17-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By jdsmn21

So do you think a poorly and loosely twisted wire...

So do you think a poorly and loosely twisted wire nut (series arc situation) on a receptacle pigtail would create a greater fire risk with a 2 watt night light, or a 1800 watt curling iron?
01-17-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By jdsmn21

Thanks. Sounds like I need to hurry and get my...

Thanks. Sounds like I need to hurry and get my rewiring done!

I just don't get though, why 2014 will allow me to run 50 ft of 12 gauge romex to a bathroom, which draws damn near the full 20 amps,...
01-13-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By jdsmn21

So what exactly does AFCI on a smoke circuit...

So what exactly does AFCI on a smoke circuit protect from? I guess it was my understanding that it was to protect from frayed device cords or a compromised wiring, which would cause a series arcing...
01-13-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By jdsmn21

Here in Minnesota they are on their own dedicated...

Here in Minnesota they are on their own dedicated circuit.

I'll have to call the inspector and see what they say. Seems pointless to have AFCI on a circuit with such little draw (0.4 watts per...
01-12-17, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By jdsmn21

Why AFCI breaker on smokes, but not on bathroom?

Maybe a dumb question, but why would an AFCI breaker be required on a dedicated hard wired smoke detector circuit, but not on a dedicated bathroom (receptacle & light) circuit?

Or am I...
01-12-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,635
Posted By jdsmn21

I've had really good luck with the oscillating...

I've had really good luck with the oscillating tool - using a diamond grout bit to cut through the plaster, and then switching to the wood saw bit for the lathe.

I agree the 4x4 might be the best...
01-11-17, 07:24 AM
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Views: 4,635
Posted By jdsmn21

PJmax - Those 14 cu boxes are still too deep....

PJmax - Those 14 cu boxes are still too deep. Stand about 1/4 proud on the face of the wall - even with the keys busted off the plaster wall behind it.

pcboss - I have considered that - at least...
01-10-17, 09:26 PM
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Views: 4,635
Posted By jdsmn21

Old work box for a shallow wall

I have a interior wall in my upstairs (1920s house, plaster walls) that is shallow. I've been working on rewiring with mostly 20cu plastic blue old work boxes, but this wall is too shallow even for a...
12-07-16, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By jdsmn21

Take a toner/tracer and throw a length of...

Take a toner/tracer and throw a length of romex/speaker wire/network cable - pretty much anything. Put the end of the wire where you need the hole, and trace where it is from the other side.

For...
10-17-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,759
Posted By jdsmn21

Out of curiosity - is the plasmas plug 3 prong?...

Out of curiosity - is the plasmas plug 3 prong? If so, my suggestion is to try a cheater on the plug.

I would always get a 60hz hum with stereo gear and laptop, unless it was plugged in with a...
08-18-16, 11:23 AM
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Views: 2,132
Posted By jdsmn21

How did you determine that two circuits share a...

How did you determine that two circuits share a common neutral?
08-04-16, 12:29 PM
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Posted By jdsmn21

They used to make a kit that had two wall plates...

They used to make a kit that had two wall plates with holes, and a tube that would connect them behind the wall. You would run your cables from your devices below to the TV above through the tube....
08-02-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,823
Posted By jdsmn21

In my opinion, I'd skip the recessed box and go...

In my opinion, I'd skip the recessed box and go with a standard up top by the TV. Some cable boxes or other devices (ie: Chromecast, Amazon Fire stick, etc) use a 'wall wart' plug for power, and will...
07-29-16, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,736
Posted By jdsmn21

Just some thoughts I had: 1) You could get buy...

Just some thoughts I had:
1) You could get buy with a pull chain light in that closet (just to satisfy code). From the looks of it, it appears shallow, and a closet light might rarely get used?
...
06-02-16, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By jdsmn21

I'm not familiar with mFi - is that like zwave or...

I'm not familiar with mFi - is that like zwave or wink or those other interconnected devices?

My idea was: they make zwave cords, where one end plugs into the wall outlet, and the other end has a...
05-31-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By jdsmn21

But doesn't Delta offer lifetime warranty on...

But doesn't Delta offer lifetime warranty on parts and finishes? And why is the valve body so expensive for Moen?

I like the temp and volume controls. The better half likes her shower full blast,...
05-31-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By jdsmn21

Help understanding pressure balanced vs thermostatic valves for shower

Hello,

I'm shopping for a couple new tub/shower faucets, as we have the old two handle faucets in both bathrooms and both sets are pretty well shot. I was looking at Delta, and just trying to get...
05-24-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By jdsmn21

That's probably the best idea. I'll have to...

That's probably the best idea. I'll have to remeasure - it's close. But how deep of a box do I need for a lutron dimmer switch?
05-24-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By jdsmn21

Hi guys, sorry for the late response...busy...

Hi guys, sorry for the late response...busy weekend outside of the house.

I took a 1/2 bit to it. Got about 2 inches into the suspect board, and the Chuck was hitting the plaster, so I quit. It's...
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