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Yesterday, 11:26 AM
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Cellular vinyl trim plank molding for fascia?

I'm looking at Royal Moldings 1x6 "cellular vinyl trim plank molding" at HD for my fascia to install across the truss tails (gutters will mount to these). Is this stuff acceptable for this purpose?...
04-07-21, 10:15 AM
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Posted By rkcarguy

Pigtails-Again

I am preparing to start wiring my house, this will be my 3rd sizable wiring project in the last 10 years.
In both of my prior homes which were wired by licensed electricians, I had problems with...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-31-21, 10:02 AM
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Posted By rkcarguy

Rheem Marathon VS. Honeywell Stainless WH

I'm building a home and getting to the point where I need to chose a water heater (lead times on orders growing). We have no gas available so electric it is. It seems like with much of the...
03-26-21, 03:17 PM
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Posted By rkcarguy

I am not surprised, lol. The state L&I website...

I am not surprised, lol.
The state L&I website had the 2014 checklist for self-performed work up as well, but they are enforcing 2020 NEC's which require AFCI's on all circuits except bathrooms....
03-23-21, 08:26 AM
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Posted By rkcarguy

I thought the height being from the floor was...

I thought the height being from the floor was weird too, but I exchanged a couple emails with L&I and they confirmed that is what they meant. I'm scratching my head too. For me, it's a non-issue...
03-22-21, 10:29 AM
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Posted By rkcarguy

I finally heard back from L&I, they confirmed...

I finally heard back from L&I, they confirmed that the proposed location is acceptable.
A couple of caveats: The maximum height remains the same within the wall even with the 2 risers up to the...
03-17-21, 11:28 AM
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Posted By rkcarguy

Breaker box on stair landing?

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I'd really like to mount my load center, generator transfer...
03-17-21, 10:33 AM
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Posted By rkcarguy

Quoted from Pilot Dane: "C. The joists in...

Quoted from Pilot Dane:

"C. The joists in half your house will be offset 1 1/2" from the other half. Either way a real pain when trying to install the subflooring."

This is essentially what I...
02-25-21, 10:32 AM
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Posted By rkcarguy

The panel does have feed through lugs, so it...

The panel does have feed through lugs, so it looks like I'm set for installing the in-house breaker panel as a sub and retaining the 2 outdoor plugs I've been using.
I will bury a conduit (with a...
02-24-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By rkcarguy

Thanks for the reply Tolyn. The property came...

Thanks for the reply Tolyn.
The property came with this installed on a treated 6x6 pole about 15' from the home:
...
02-23-21, 03:01 PM
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Posted By rkcarguy

Gonna go with "C". I found out that they don't...

Gonna go with "C". I found out that they don't want the ends of the joists overhanging the edge of the girders (cantilevered) more than 2". So I am taking them to centerline +4" for about 1" of...
02-23-21, 02:48 PM
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Posted By rkcarguy

FYI, Midwest is an "underling" of GE, and their...

FYI, Midwest is an "underling" of GE, and their panels are listed for use with GE breakers. So at least this opens up breaker choices and availability up to 200amp for less than $100 vs. the OEM...
02-22-21, 10:45 PM
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Posted By rkcarguy

I have wired a couple structures before and they...

I have wired a couple structures before and they have passed with no issues, but they were always subs, so I have never been into a "service entrance" before. From what I can tell, they are always...
02-19-21, 09:54 AM
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Posted By rkcarguy

For the Miller 250 MIG welder, no, it only uses...

For the Miller 250 MIG welder, no, it only uses about 33 amps. But I also have a late 60's Miller 430A TIG welder that came from a shipyard, and it's a beast with 500amps output (peak). 100 amps I...
02-19-21, 09:43 AM
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Posted By rkcarguy

What I did ( I work for a fab shop) is had the...

What I did ( I work for a fab shop) is had the columns that support the 8x6 girders down the center, made from steel. They sit on 4 anchor bolts with nuts on both sides so I can adjust their...
02-18-21, 12:05 PM
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Views: 473
Posted By rkcarguy

So awhile back I had been quoted almost $600 for...

So awhile back I had been quoted almost $600 for a second service from the POCO which included laying up to 200' of wire in my trench or conduit. This was going to be for an RV spot (which I have...
02-18-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By rkcarguy

Floor joist framing

This will probably seem like a dumb question, but here we go.
I'm building a simple rectangular home 28'x36'. The foundation is poured and I just finished installing the treated sill plate and rim...
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Posted By rkcarguy

I'm with XSleeper, use a piece of softwood as a...

I'm with XSleeper, use a piece of softwood as a "cushion" and smack on it. I would think the nail will either go in the rest of the way, or indent into the underside of the flooring a little and make...
02-11-21, 04:41 PM
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Posted By rkcarguy

Leveling screws under tiles?

I've done this a few times with no adverse effects so far, but thought I'd throw it out here and ask.
The last hearth I tiled, I used 12" square marble tiles with a high gloss finish. Formerly a...
02-05-21, 12:01 PM
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Views: 473
Posted By rkcarguy

I'll ask my utility if I can upgrade to a 320amp...

I'll ask my utility if I can upgrade to a 320amp meter base, seems the best way to begin and they may know according to what is on there now (its their meter), if it's capable or not.
If I could do...
02-04-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By rkcarguy

Yes some of the neighbors have propane, but our...

Yes some of the neighbors have propane, but our electricity is pretty cheap here (rains ALL THE TIME), and therefore we have plenty of hydro power. I will be installing a wood stove though, as power...
02-02-21, 04:51 PM
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Posted By rkcarguy

Why not add a subpanel in the basement, with one...

Why not add a subpanel in the basement, with one added breaker feeding it from your main panel (with properly sized wire for your sub panel amperage) ?
It would use less wire, and your access to the...
02-02-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By rkcarguy

The properties were all subdivided in the 1990's...

The properties were all subdivided in the 1990's and the contractor that did it installed driveways, shared well water, and power to the homesites via 200amp square D outdoor panels. I purchased this...
01-29-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By rkcarguy

I have some tankless candidates picked out, but...

I have some tankless candidates picked out, but have not bought one yet. What is saving me is that it's a small house and our state energy regulations require heat pumps, so I'm getting away with...
01-29-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By rkcarguy

Wiring new home into existing outdoor main breaker panel?

It's been awhile!
FYI the shop I wired up on a sub with help from the DIYers here passed inspection with flying colors:)
I'm building a home now on a property that has an existing 200amp outdoor...
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