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Cutting top of driveway apron

I need to run a new main water supply under my driveway. I could use a PVC water jet and/or my pressure washer and go under the driveway. I'm concerned about washout under the driveway. I'm...
03-12-20, 05:47 AM
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Garage conversion - no height for headers

I'm converting a 1920s garage to an ADU. The ceiling height is 7' and the width is about 13' 6". The top plate is too low for a regular sized front door. Who ever owned this previously cut the double...
02-07-20, 06:06 AM
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It is 120v not 240v. I know keeping neutrals and...

It is 120v not 240v. I know keeping neutrals and grounds for the remote panel is not allowed by NEC. I'm trying to understand WHY. If the breaker circuits are in the remote panel and the grounds and...
02-06-20, 06:50 AM
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Mis-wiring subpanel same building?

Out of curiosity, I saw a subpanel, next to the main panel, where the circuit neutrals and grounds remained in the main panel. Only the two 60 amp feeds and the circuit breakers (and a digital...
02-23-19, 06:24 AM
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Posted By Don_Juan

Central heat- frequent breaker reset

I'm having an issue with my Carrier gas central heat unit. The heater will work fine but sometimes when it shuts off it will not restart. If I flip the breaker it starts. I have checked and it is not...
12-06-18, 05:45 AM
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Posted By Don_Juan

Williams wall heater pilot goes out after burner shuts off

I'm having an issue with my used Williams direct vent wall heater that I bought last year. The pilot easily lights, is blue and stays on. The pilot flame is directly on the thermogenerator. I set...
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Posted By Don_Juan

Ok, I finally found this in CA Residential Code...

Ok, I finally found this in CA Residential Code "R903.3 Coping: Parapet walls shall be properly coped with noncombustible, weatherproof materials of a width not less than the thickness of the parapet...
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Parapet wall caps. Sheet metal? Asphalt?

My framer made a small parapet wall between the low-pitch roof on the back of the house (gable side) and the lean-to garage to install new garage rafters higher on the house. The new wall has T-111...
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Lean-to carport rafter length and size?

I am re-building the roof on my existing carport. The old 2x6 rafters need to be replaced. It looks like under my county building code the max rafter length of 2x6, with 24" of spacing, using DF#2,...
07-10-18, 08:03 PM
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Protecting floor joists resting on cement?

I have to put floor joists over cement to make it level and the same height as the adjacent floor. 2x3s with shims are the correct height and the easiest so I don't have to rip a lot of 2x4s. Here's...
11-22-17, 05:52 AM
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Best primer for self stick vinyl plank over old hardwood

I'm installing self stick vpf over old hardwood floor. I know, I know, don't use ss-vpf, but the customer absolutely insists. That said, I want to make sure I have a good surface for the vpf to...
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Continuous footing for carport to garage conversion

I am converting my existing timber frame carport to a garage. The City wants a 12" x 12" continuous footing poured under the existing slab for what will be the back wall and outside wall with #4...
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Rooftop hvac leaking rain inside house

I have an all-in-one unit on top of my roof. I bought this house last summer. The roof is fairly new and so is the hvac. Rain is somehow traveling down from underneath the hvac unit onto the ceiling....
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Thanks Doorman! I don't know why the garage door...

Thanks Doorman! I don't know why the garage door guy told me it couldn't be done .... maybe he just wants the easy installs.
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6' 6" door with 7' 2" headroom?

I want to convert my carport into a garage and install a roll up door. I only have 87" of height. One garage door company said I can only go 6' tall. 6' ? That's no good. I'd like to go 6' 6"...
10-08-14, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Don_Juan

Thanks PJmax. Yes service feeders are plenty...

Thanks PJmax. Yes service feeders are plenty long. A giant? LOL. I don't think it was that high, maybe 6', if that. The local power let's us go up to about to about 6' 2". I'll try to keep the read...
10-08-14, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Don_Juan

Thanks PJmax. Oppps! Overhead service!...

Thanks PJmax.

Oppps! Overhead service! Those are the feeders at the bottom going into the house. Meter will be on upper left, riser at top. I can't have loose feeders going into the back of the...
10-08-14, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Don_Juan

Wiring a new service meter panel with feeders in conduit in old stucco?

I have an old 100 amp GE combo panel I removed due to vandalism. This panel was mounted on 2 x 4s on top of the stucco (old clap board house). The conduit is in the stucco and the threads weren't...
09-25-14, 07:46 PM
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The subpanel located on the in-law house is...

The subpanel located on the in-law house is currently fed off the existing main panel on the front house. I am installing a second meter panel and, yes, the power company is dropping new service...
09-25-14, 11:26 AM
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Installing a second electric meter. Wiring and grounding questions.

I have a rental house in CA with a separate in-law house. I have a permit and I am going to install a separate meter/combo next to the existing house meter/panel (per the utility company's...
07-29-14, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Don_Juan

I checked. I haven't found anything that looks...

I checked. I haven't found anything that looks like it's wired different in Apt 2. It's like breaker 1 and 2 in Apt 1 are powering the same circuit. Hence the 2nd breaker trips. Any way to figure out...
07-29-14, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Don_Juan

Correct. The 2nd breaker does not trip if the 1st...

Correct. The 2nd breaker does not trip if the 1st is off. The 2nd breaker does not provide power to any outlets or switches when on. Then it trips if the 1st is on and I try to turn on the second.
07-29-14, 08:06 AM
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Posted By Don_Juan

Hi Mitch. Yes, if I turn on only the "left"...

Hi Mitch. Yes, if I turn on only the "left" breaker in the panel on Apt #1, ALL of the lights and receptacles go on in that Apt. If I leave that breaker on and try to turn on the 2nd breaker for Apt...
07-29-14, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Don_Juan

Mixed up circuit wiring trips breaker!!

I just bought a 1950s duplex. It has two separate service/meter panels. Apartment #1 and Apartment #2 have a total of 10 outlets and 6 switches each for each apartment. One breaker on Apt #2 runs the...
07-04-14, 06:10 PM
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Posted By Don_Juan

Size metal posts for wooden fence?

I know this is a simple question for you fence pros. I'm putting in about 70' of wooden fence at the back of my property. I've got other projects going on so I want to do this quickly and easily. I'm...
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