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Conservation... meaning conserving of wetlands...

Conservation... meaning conserving of wetlands areas. There are heavy restrictions around here as to what you do inside of a zone that contains water.

His deck is off the back of his house that...
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Posted By eaglek96

Deck Spacing for conservation

Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone here is familiar with Massachusetts building code pertaining to outdoor decks. A friend of mine is building a deck and using 5/4 x 6 composite deck boards (trex,...
03-02-09, 09:51 AM
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Posted By eaglek96

Thanks Thinman, I will be upgrading the...

Thanks Thinman,

I will be upgrading the service as well, as soon as I can afford the new meter socket/disconnect/master electrician. I am replacing one thing at a time, starting with the panel,...
03-02-09, 09:38 AM
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Posted By eaglek96

Sorry if there's confusion. Inside the...

Sorry if there's confusion.

Inside the subpanel (the qo panel), I want to put two ground bars, since the pk23gta only has 23 slots, and the panel supports 40 circuits. I'm not changing anything...
03-02-09, 09:20 AM
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Posted By eaglek96

The panel is a Square D QO140M200. The main...

The panel is a Square D QO140M200. The main disconnect upstream is a Murray 100 amp panel with a 100 amp double pole breaker that serves as a disconnect. The neutral at this disconnect is bonded to...
03-02-09, 05:49 AM
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Posted By eaglek96

2 Ground Bars in Panel

Hello,

I am installing a subpanel in my house. It is a 40 slot QO chassis with a 200 amp main. I have a 4/0 AL 3 conductor with ground running between the main disconnect and the new panel. All...
02-11-09, 06:57 PM
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Posted By eaglek96

Am I correct in that the wire from the disconnect...

Am I correct in that the wire from the disconnect to the panel should be a AL 4/0-4/0-4/0-2?, or half that for copper?

Its probably best for us to replace the copper service cable that is already...
02-10-09, 07:37 PM
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Posted By eaglek96

Thanks. Thats what I thought. From what I...

Thanks. Thats what I thought.

From what I can tell, there are three wires coming into the house, two hots and a neutral. Those run into the disconnect box. A fourth wire that goes into that...
02-10-09, 06:59 PM
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Posted By eaglek96

Using a 200 amp main with 100 amp disconnect upstream?

Hello,

I have a question that I think I know the answer to already, but I want to ask people here first.

I'm working in a house that currently has a 100 amp service coming from the street into...
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Posted By eaglek96

Another thing to look at would be the rating of...

Another thing to look at would be the rating of the cutoff. If you have a lot of circulator pumps, or something else that draws amperage, its possible that the cutoff switch isn't rated for that...
08-24-07, 08:15 PM
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Posted By eaglek96

I had to put a sump in my basement as well, as I...

I had to put a sump in my basement as well, as I occasionally get enough rainwater to raise the water table above the level of my basement floor. I used a coring machine to core a bunch of 6" holes...
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Posted By eaglek96

Tankless Loop / Flow Regulator

Hi,

I'm installing an Burnham V8 series boiler with a front tankless loop. In the manual, as part of the install, it requires a mixing valve, and a flow regulator. I have purchased a Taco 5000...
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Posted By eaglek96

Personally, I don't like the looks of either type...

Personally, I don't like the looks of either type clamp. My money went towards the Wirsbo system. The tools are expensive, but when you're done with the job, you can Ebay the expander off for...
06-24-07, 08:56 PM
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Posted By eaglek96

I used the 3/4" on mine. I guess what is most...

I used the 3/4" on mine. I guess what is most important is the flow volume. If you needed a certain number of GPM going through the pipes, you at least need to meet that. My rule of thumb is, if...
06-21-07, 12:45 PM
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Posted By eaglek96

Yep, thats exactly what it was on that faucet...

Yep, thats exactly what it was on that faucet come to think of it. It was a few years ago, and I couldn't remember all the details. I just remember dealing with their customer service dept for a...
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Posted By eaglek96

2001 Taurus A/C

I have an air conditioner on my 2001 Taurus that has been very temperamental. The car has the 24V engine, and has roughly 95K on it.

Last year I had to recharge it because it was no longer...
06-20-07, 10:49 AM
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Posted By eaglek96

Generally, its not a good idea to use anything...

Generally, its not a good idea to use anything but a barrier pex for baseboard heating. I don't know if mobile home boilers are different than most, but that being said:

The first thing we need...
06-20-07, 07:55 AM
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Posted By eaglek96

In my house, I've gotten brown water in the past...

In my house, I've gotten brown water in the past as well. I have gotten into the habit of cleaning the sediment off the bottom of my hot water tank every 3 months or so. In my case it's an electric...
06-20-07, 07:39 AM
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Posted By eaglek96

I had a similar problem in my kitchen. If I let...

I had a similar problem in my kitchen. If I let the hot water run on high, after about 15-20 seconds, it would make a bang noise and flow would stop completely. It turned out, the little plastic...
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Posted By eaglek96

In my case, I used pex for the baseboards in the...

In my case, I used pex for the baseboards in the 2nd level of my house. For each of these I used the propex baseboard tees to connect to the baseboard, and used a corner bend support to bring the...
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Posted By eaglek96

Thanks Guys, I'll have to post a pic of it...

Thanks Guys,

I'll have to post a pic of it when it's all done. I'm new at a lot of this, so I've been changing my design as I go along. As things have gone together, I have figured out better or...
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Posted By eaglek96

Its done in a rather tight location so I had to...

Its done in a rather tight location so I had to be a little creative. I didnt want the piping to take up a lot of my basement. I'll try to best explain it here. Keep in mind, that the flue pipe...
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Posted By eaglek96

Circulator pump near flue

Hello,

I'm getting closer to having my Burnham V8 boiler piped and completed. After getting the manifolds all configured with black iron pipe, I realized that I have the circulator pumps only...
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Posted By eaglek96

The piping I am using is 1-1/2". Its oversized...

The piping I am using is 1-1/2". Its oversized for the 3 zones I am starting with, but I am planning expansion in the future so I played it safe.
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Posted By eaglek96

Air Scoop Location

Hello,

I'm doing a tight-space boiler install where I have very little space to work. The boiler is a burnham V8 series boiler. I am planning on using a conventional Taco air scoop with the tank...
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