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Posted By PJmax

Welcome to the forums. The non contact pen...

Welcome to the forums.

The non contact pen only tells you that you have dangerous voltage in the area.
It has no way of checking for proper neutral.
You will need a two wire voltage tester or...
03-03-21, 07:50 PM
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Posted By PJmax

The bids coming in were for replacement of that...

The bids coming in were for replacement of that two pane window or repair ?
It doesn't look real repairable in the picture. Once a frame gets bent.... it's done for.

Just looking around online...
03-03-21, 04:50 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Welcome to the forums. Ah.... yes. The tales...

Welcome to the forums.

Ah.... yes. The tales we could tell with flexibits. :eek: :(
03-02-21, 10:03 PM
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Posted By PJmax

They could sweat if the wire ran hot in a cold...

They could sweat if the wire ran hot in a cold area.
However.... that doesn't look water/sweat.
Oil from the jacket or wire insulation..... maybe.

Once in a while we see a member with a...
03-02-21, 10:00 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Correct..... small slot is hot and large slot is...

Correct..... small slot is hot and large slot is neutral.
Good use for a non contact pen.
03-02-21, 09:40 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Was hoping you replied as I'm leaving tonight. ...

Was hoping you replied as I'm leaving tonight.

Heat strips and emergency heat are the same thing.
Looks like you have a 2P60A breaker for the heat strips. (probably air handler too)
I'm guessing...
03-02-21, 06:26 PM
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Posted By PJmax

In addition to my partners information..... ...

In addition to my partners information.....

The red and black wiring is the path of high current. It's switched thru the contactor (purple).
The pink and blue wiring although is 240v it is way...
03-02-21, 05:25 PM
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Posted By PJmax

You won't see a leak on the suction side of the...

You won't see a leak on the suction side of the pump. Air will be drawn in. Water will not come out.
Depending on what froze there you could have a break underground.
You could have a cracked valve...
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Posted By PJmax

You can't use a periscope there. If you need...

You can't use a periscope there.

If you need to use flex..... it must be metal. Don't use the white vinyl flex.
The link is an interesting approach..... Magvent kit...
03-02-21, 03:18 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Since you are getting air into the system..... as...

Since you are getting air into the system..... as seen in the pump cover.... you need to focus on the four labeled PVC pipes. These four are the intake to the pump. Any other line would leak water...
03-02-21, 03:11 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Definitely going to have to dig down. ...

Definitely going to have to dig down.
Personally I'd solder the pipe.
Either way.... solder on or shark bite.... the pipe is going to need to be straight and very clean.
03-02-21, 12:35 AM
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Posted By PJmax

Yes..... that replacement sump looks correct. ...

Yes..... that replacement sump looks correct.
The two black hoses just sit in there.
I would break or cut the plastic ear off where the wires were run thru.

You'll need to get the white PVC...
03-01-21, 02:36 PM
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Posted By PJmax

By current code.... a multiwire branch circuit...

By current code.... a multiwire branch circuit must be protected by a two pole breaker.
03-01-21, 02:21 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Yes.... that is correct. You cannot use a single...

Yes.... that is correct. You cannot use a single sensor to monitor two legs.
You need one monitor for each leg.
03-01-21, 10:59 AM
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Posted By PJmax

That is a straight 240v application. It's right...

That is a straight 240v application. It's right on the meter.
I would get the 240v power monitor that uses the two sensors... one on each hot leg.

Your panel is neat enough to use the individual...
02-28-21, 11:17 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Welcome to the forums. Based on where you...

Welcome to the forums.

Based on where you live..... I wouldn't call five cycles an hour excessive.

When you lower the cycles per hour....... obviously the furnace will run fewer times in an...
02-26-21, 05:17 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Yes.... tested to neutral. You will get 120v on...

Yes.... tested to neutral.
You will get 120v on HUM only when burner is firing.
You will get 120v on EAC only when blower is running.
02-24-21, 05:02 PM
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Posted By PJmax

The specs call for 90psi air so you weren't over...

The specs call for 90psi air so you weren't over pressurizing it.
It looks like a defective casting in the threaded part of that cover.
02-24-21, 04:49 PM
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Posted By PJmax

That cable does not look damaged. You're going...

That cable does not look damaged.
You're going to have to install some pieces of 1x2 or 1x3 across the back side of the hole to fasten replacement sheetrock to.
Forum: Water Heaters
02-23-21, 07:54 PM
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Posted By PJmax

That's called rust and corrosion. It looks like...

That's called rust and corrosion. It looks like you are getting a lot of condensation in the flue.
Is the metal flue pipe rusted too ?
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Posted By PJmax

Welcome to the forums. As mentioned........

Welcome to the forums.

As mentioned..... pictures can be very helpful...... how-to-insert-pictures. (https://www.doityourself.com/forum/electrical-ac-dc/534445-how-insert-pictures.html)
02-22-21, 08:53 PM
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Posted By PJmax

A two pole 30A breaker would also be used for an...

A two pole 30A breaker would also be used for an electric dryer.
02-22-21, 08:38 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Those older Pushmatic panels are on borrowed...

Those older Pushmatic panels are on borrowed time.
I've had those breakers trip by themselves and many times with age... they no longer will reset properly.
02-22-21, 08:35 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Just confirming..... when you touched the two...

Just confirming..... when you touched the two brown wires together from the humidifier.... it started working. That is not a typical response from the gray/newer unit.

Anyway.... assuming that...
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Posted By PJmax

That's one in the picture. They come in several...

That's one in the picture. They come in several different styles.
As a rule.... they don't have much "goof" covering.
You could pick up a 5" Halo fixture at the depot or lowes and see if it covers.
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