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06-28-22, 03:55 PM
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Posted By DIYsaveme

Thank you both for the information. If i put a...

Thank you both for the information. If i put a "Handle Tie" on those two breakers. They say it (homeline) that it will not have COMMON trip. Wouldn't that render it pointless. Am i after a common...
06-27-22, 10:41 PM
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Views: 300
Posted By DIYsaveme

Gotcha, the only thing that im confused about is...

Gotcha, the only thing that im confused about is though. The red/black (12/3) (breaker 8) are both in the same romex and twisted together. So i'm assuming that's correct
06-27-22, 10:05 PM
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Views: 300
Posted By DIYsaveme

Gotcha, so i was correct. This would be ok...

Gotcha, so i was correct. This would be ok https://www.homedepot.com/p/Square-D-Homeline-20-Amp-2-Pole-Circuit-Breaker-HOM220CP-HOM220CP/202353326

Arent I safe to assume though, multi branch...
06-27-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By DIYsaveme

Shared neutral Multi-branch circuit question

I was replacing an exiting 20A outlet to a new 20A T/R outlet. When I pulled the circuit. I noticed the (top) 12AWG are for breaker number (10). The bottom 3, are going to breaker (8).

The bottom...
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By DIYsaveme

Thank you everyone for the help. This forum is...

Thank you everyone for the help. This forum is great!
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By DIYsaveme

Fireplace sealant question

HI, I am replacing the thermocoupler on my fireplace Hbzdv4224. To remove it, i had to dig out what to me looks like red RTV sealant. This is inside the fireplace, behind a little shield. Do you...
07-10-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By DIYsaveme

I'm not cutting, or splicing. The wire is to...

I'm not cutting, or splicing. The wire is to another inaccessible outlet. I was wondering if it was ok, that an untouched romex cable is ok to be running behind an outlet box.
07-10-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By DIYsaveme

FIll box calculations + Box question

Hey everyone! I'm having a hard time gauging what C.U. box I need. I'll have 2 pairs of 14/2 and 1 outlet in a box. Can you tell me the minimum box size i'll need?

Also, I have a wire running...
02-07-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By DIYsaveme

Spray foam question

Hey, sorry for the bizarre question. Am i safe to use spray foam between some thermostat wires where the hole I drilled is much larger than it should've been?

Will spray foam insulation somehow...
12-19-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By DIYsaveme

Things i've done so far. Back flushed heat...

Things i've done so far.

Back flushed heat pump with hot water from water heater. Reversed flow in both directions. Nothing nasty came out. (maybe it needs an acid flush?)

PF1 sensor is...
12-18-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By DIYsaveme

Hey Pj, thanks for always helping. I have the FP2...

Hey Pj, thanks for always helping. I have the FP2 sensor and the FP1 sensor on opposite sides of the reversing valve. I've had it installed like this for a few years and never had issues. (could be...
12-18-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By DIYsaveme

Sorry for the million posts. I can't seem to edit...

Sorry for the million posts. I can't seem to edit my second reply. Tested where FP1 thermistor goes with a thermometer. A few seconds after running, it gets down to 18 degrees really fast. It does...
12-18-20, 11:40 AM
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Views: 447
Posted By DIYsaveme

Compressor lock out FP1 during heat only. It...

Compressor lock out FP1 during heat only. It works fine when it's on A/C mode.
12-18-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By DIYsaveme

Odd geothermal behavior. A/C works, heat shuts off

I have a 5 ton geothermal comfort air "HRV060A1C00ART" system. I have recently installed a hard start kit on it. (just wanted to see if I could stop light dimming). The system runs in heat mode until...
11-09-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By DIYsaveme

Makes perfect sense now. How it was only would've...

Makes perfect sense now. How it was only would've all been going to 1 out of 2 legs. That's what made zero sense to me!

Thank you so much!!!
11-08-20, 11:41 PM
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Views: 1,126
Posted By DIYsaveme

I see the diagram for the hard start kit. Let's...

I see the diagram for the hard start kit. Let's talk about the diagram minus the hard start kit. This is how my system is wired up currently, and has been for the past 4 years. It's a geothermal heat...
11-08-20, 09:42 PM
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Views: 1,126
Posted By DIYsaveme

Since its a single phase compressor, does it...

Since its a single phase compressor, does it really matter if i put it on L1 or L2?

3 wires on the compressor

Common on the capacitor goes to L1
1 Wire from Compressor is on L1 Gray
2nd wire...
11-08-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By DIYsaveme

Since its a single phase compressor, does it...

Since its a single phase compressor, does it really matter if i put it on L1 or L2?

3 wires on the compressor

Common on the capacitor goes to L1
1 Wire from Compressor is on L1
2nd wire from...
11-08-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By DIYsaveme

CSRU2 5-2-1 3.5-5 ton..I have uploded 2 pictures....

CSRU2 5-2-1 3.5-5 ton..I have uploded 2 pictures. I am assuming the common needs to go to the contact circled in red on the contactor?
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11-08-20, 02:49 PM
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Views: 1,126
Posted By DIYsaveme

5-2-1 hard start kit. I think I may have installed it incorrectly?

Red to C
Striped to Herm

The common, I cut the flag connector off and mounted it directly to a ground lug in my panel.. Was it suppose to put it on the Common on the contactor instead?

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Views: 1,312
Posted By DIYsaveme

Judging by your floor, it looks like you have a...

Judging by your floor, it looks like you have a beautiful room. I would have them remove that and have a cabinet company in to custom build you one that actually fits. It will cost you a lot more...
05-17-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By DIYsaveme

here;s what i'm doing This is what I am...

here;s what i'm doing


This is what I am doing. There is 3/4" conduit ran to a fountain pump. (end of conduit) I need to connect the fountain pump wires to the UF-B wire. I want to add a tiny...
05-17-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By DIYsaveme

If its under 2" of rock, is that not considered...

If its under 2" of rock, is that not considered accessible? Can't I just rake the rock back?
05-17-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By DIYsaveme

I have UF-B 12-2 wire, going inside a 3/4" cantex...

I have UF-B 12-2 wire, going inside a 3/4" cantex conduit. I'm just looking for a small outlet box that can be burried under rock so i can't see it.
05-17-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By DIYsaveme

There will be no receptable being use, it will be...

There will be no receptable being use, it will be loose wires, wire nutted together.
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