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02-17-21, 08:41 PM
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The vent fan works, it turns on manually.

The vent fan works, it turns on manually.
02-13-21, 03:46 PM
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Posted By toecheese

Gas oven not vented?

I pulled my 40 year-old Kenmore oven to replace the igniter and noticed that there is no direct vent and really barely an opening on the top of the oven. There is a slight opening in the knockout...
12-30-20, 06:47 PM
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Posted By toecheese

Thanks. It would be NM from the existing outlet...

Thanks. It would be NM from the existing outlet running first inside the wall for a foot or two and then exiting the wall to run along the back wall of a cabinet, then out of the cabinet into a...
12-30-20, 03:21 PM
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Posted By toecheese

romex for under a sink

I'm extending a bathroom outlet using Romex in a raceway along a wall. However at one point I need to go through a cabinet and under the sink. Is the Raceway good enough for this, or do I need a...
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Views: 180
Posted By toecheese

need toilet flange advice

First time doing this. My toilet was loose. I pulled the toilet, and found that the screws that hold the metal ring that secured the toilet to the floor had pulled out of the floor.

What I've got...
08-02-20, 11:40 PM
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Views: 380
Posted By toecheese

I don't know how else to explain it. I checked...

I don't know how else to explain it. I checked the wires with two different meters. One wire measured 180V, the other 60V. The outlet is producing 120.

I know I have another outlet in the house...
08-01-20, 06:04 PM
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Views: 380
Posted By toecheese

PJMAx, yes there are white wires there. Four...

PJMAx, yes there are white wires there. Four red, four white. There is conduit, one of the hot wires comes out of one conduit, the other hot wire comes from a different conduit. The downstream...
08-01-20, 06:01 PM
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Views: 380
Posted By toecheese

No, the metal tab is there. In fact since the...

No, the metal tab is there. In fact since the outlet was worn I just replaced it with another I had on hand and it works fine--I just tested it and I get 120V. The two red wires on the bottom are...
08-01-20, 12:42 PM
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Views: 380
Posted By toecheese

ah--I just realized the breakers for this room...

ah--I just realized the breakers for this room are two separate breakers tied together to switch on/off as a pair. So could these be separate circuits connected to the same outlet?
08-01-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By toecheese

Here's the current setup. When I disconnect the...

Here's the current setup. When I disconnect the wires from the outlet, measuring the two lower red wires one at a time to common, one wire measures 180V, the other 60V (I tried two different meters)....
08-01-20, 11:49 AM
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Views: 380
Posted By toecheese

outlet wiring question

I am trying to branch a new 120V outlet off an existing outlet using a raceway. I want to also change the existing outlet to a GFCI. Two questions:

1) When I open the existing outlet, it has 8...
07-29-20, 11:26 AM
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Views: 400
Posted By toecheese

thanks everyone for all the advice.

thanks everyone for all the advice.
07-29-20, 11:23 AM
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Views: 400
Posted By toecheese

Japan uses 100V, but I've had it hooked up (with...

Japan uses 100V, but I've had it hooked up (with an orange outdoor extension cord draped across the ceiling of our bathroom) for over a year now and it works fine. I researched others who have...
07-28-20, 09:21 AM
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Views: 400
Posted By toecheese

Yeah the raceway seems like the best option, so...

Yeah the raceway seems like the best option, so long as it's considered safe around water since it'll be in a bathroom. I'd run Romex under the sink, then through about a 3-4 foot run of raceway...
07-27-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By toecheese

Would something like this be considered a safe...

Would something like this be considered a safe alternative in a bathroom?

https://www.legrand.us/wiremold/at-home/on-wall-wiring/nonmetallic-raceway/nm-nonmetallic-raceway.aspx
07-27-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By toecheese

Thanks. No attic above, no basement below. ...

Thanks. No attic above, no basement below. Ceiling is drywall on studs so likely the same problem as with the walls. I think notching the studs under the baseboards and then covering them with...
07-27-20, 02:35 PM
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Views: 400
Posted By toecheese

installing a new outlet through studs

I'd like to install a new outlet on the other side of our bathroom where we have an electric toilet seat we brought back from Japan. I'd need to branch off the current outlet and run under the sink...
04-21-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By toecheese

Thank you all for the info, by the way. It's a...

Thank you all for the info, by the way. It's a relief.
04-21-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By toecheese

Nope, it's copper wiring.

Nope, it's copper wiring.
04-21-16, 04:31 PM
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Views: 720
Posted By toecheese

The one I found is the circuit with the...

The one I found is the circuit with the washer/dryer on one side of the wall, and the refrigerator on the other. House was built in 1966.
04-21-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By toecheese

Shared neutral in home

I discovered while installing a GFCI that the outlet had a shared neutral--meaning if I pulled the neutral, two outlets on that 110v circuit would both get 220v. I asked an electrician and he said...
04-17-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By toecheese

OK, thanks all. I'll call in an electrician.

OK, thanks all. I'll call in an electrician.
04-14-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By toecheese

240v line and grounding for pool

I have an outdoor pool pump system that is fed by a 240V conduit with two hot black wires and a white (I presume this is a neutral and not ground). The conduit itself is plastic, so it isn't...
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Views: 8,142
Posted By toecheese

Thanks for the replies. The wood is Hallmark...

Thanks for the replies. The wood is Hallmark hickory engineered, the installer says his nosings are hickory as well.

The manufacturer says their wood has 9 UV coatings with (2 of Aluminum...
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Views: 8,142
Posted By toecheese

Installer made his own stair nosings instead of factory pieces--need advice

We just had hardwood floors installed and we found out after the fact that instead of using the matching stair nosings from the hardwood floor manufacturer, the installer stained and installed his...
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