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12-25-06, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Bebop

I have at least 6 heavy duty outdoor extention...

I have at least 6 heavy duty outdoor extention chords I use for outdoor yard work and I certainly could spare one. But when reading the tags on the chords they all without exception say "Do Not Use...
12-24-06, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,368
Posted By Bebop

I have to put a plug on the end because I'm not...

I have to put a plug on the end because I'm not going to wire it directly to any curcuit. It has to be plugged into a GFIC so the question is do I use 12 or 14 gage. It sounds like if I use 12gage I...
12-23-06, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,368
Posted By Bebop

I'm going to put the cat house on a brick patio...

I'm going to put the cat house on a brick patio only 10ft from the house.
I could plug it into the outside recepticals on the deck. They are on the same line as my kitchen recepticles and are...
12-23-06, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,368
Posted By Bebop

confused

I put the outlets in myself and didn't use GFI outlets and have since learned that I have to or change the breaker to GFIC. I bought one the other day. I'm glad if I can plug the 14-2 in.

So I'm...
12-23-06, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,368
Posted By Bebop

heated outdoor cat house 14-2 into 20amp?

My wife and I have been feeding three feril cats outside. We trapped them and had them spayed at the Animal Rescue Fund and re released them in our back yard. They are very sweet but we can't let...
12-23-06, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By Bebop

heated outdoor cat house?

Thank you everyone for your replies. I have known for a while I have to change that breaker to a GFIC so I will now. However a separate issue but actually the motivator for this change now a little...
12-20-06, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By Bebop

20amp vs 15amp again

I put two double (four outlet) recepticles on two sides of my workbench in the unfinished side of my basement. (It's very dry) I ran a new 12/2 wire with a 20 amp breaker thinking if I ran power...
10-26-06, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By Bebop

no gable vent

This would not be a gable vent. The question is should the 2nd story dormer (parallel roof lineto the 1st story) also have sofits, or will that interupt the air flow from the 1st floor sofits.
10-26-06, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By Bebop

Sofit vents, dormer too?

Hi,
Does any one know about cutting sofit vents in a cape? We have a ridge vent and a dormer. If we also cut a soffit vent into the soffit board in the dormer would that circumvent or reduce the...
10-20-06, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,528
Posted By Bebop

soffit vs continuous cont.

Currently we have no soffit venting. We have a 20yr old cape with vaulted ceilings upstairs and a crawl space with a knee wall. Your right, the knee wall is not insulated and I can't tell if there...
10-19-06, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,528
Posted By Bebop

Soffit vents continuous vs. every 3 ft.?

This question was asked in another thread but not completely answered.

If I install the round individual soffit vents every 3 ft than won't the bays that do not have vents be unventilated?

I...
10-13-06, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,391
Posted By Bebop

retrofitting rafter vents?

We hope someone can help.

We have a cape with vaulted ceilings upstairs and a knee wall with an attic crawl space. We would like to install rafter vents all the way up to the ridge vent with out...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,578
Posted By Bebop

Thanks so much for your reply. We read your...

Thanks so much for your reply. We read your posts carefully and have some questions. Regarding this paragraph:

"Site, if the soffits are covered with insulation then the insulation has to be...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,578
Posted By Bebop

calculating soffit venting?

We have a 1800 sq ft cape with a 26ft continuous ridge vent. For some reason there are no soffit vents. We just got a new roof last spring because we thought there was a leak and the old roof was...
03-01-06, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,907
Posted By Bebop

Calculating soffit venting?

We have a 1800 sq ft cape with a 26ft continuous ridge vent. For some reason there are no soffit vents. We just got a new roof last spring because we thought there was a leak and the old roof was...
02-17-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By Bebop

thankyou

thank you to both of you, I'll let you know.
02-17-06, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By Bebop

sounds like 2 breakers

this sounds like 2 new breakers. why shouldn't I just keep them on different lines and run 12/2 wire for the water filtration directly from the breaker box?

it seems I will have to run the same...
02-17-06, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By Bebop

Question GFCI in basement issue?

I recently wired two double outlets (20amp w/12g wire) over my workbench in the unfinnished half of my basement. Before there were extention chords and power strips driving me crazy and this seemed...
02-17-06, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 33,522
Posted By Bebop

Question UF vs NM-B wire?

Could someone please tell me the difference.
I believe the UF-B is for outdoor wiring and perhaps dampness issues, also appliances like washing machines and dishwashers. I see a clear plastic...
02-12-06, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By Bebop

Thankyou so much

I am very grateful to find this resource and everyones help.
I promise not to be a pest however I have one more question:
I just physically positioned the recepticals in the box and was dismayed to...
02-12-06, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By Bebop

I guess I wasn't clear. I have two double outlets...

I guess I wasn't clear. I have two double outlets side by side.(4 sockets). Each outlet has two copper,two silver, and one ground. Rather than run four wires to the pigtail,(one from each outlet,...
02-12-06, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By Bebop

12 g pig tails

I have commercial grade recepticals but without holes for backwiring.
There are two copper screws, two silver screws and a green for the ground.
Can I use one copper screw on each receptical and...
02-12-06, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By Bebop

Question 12 gage pig tails?

When wiring a double 20 amp receptical with 12 gage wire and 20amp breaker, does the pig tail have to be 12 gage? Wouldn't it make it difficult to tie four 12 gage wires together? Is there another...
02-11-06, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bebop

2 questions, wire gages and jbox

I also recently added two overhead lights on the unfinnished side of my basement over my work bench. I read in an electrical book that I should not mix wire gages. ie 14 with 12. However i had...
02-11-06, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By Bebop

Lighting on 15amp line only?

I renovated my (dry) basement and ran a new 20 amp braker
and 12 gage wire to 6 - 20 amp outlets and interupted the line with a switch
to turn four wall sconces on and off. I read on the forum...
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