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11-10-20, 11:56 AM
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Posted By salewit

Ok, thanks of the help. So I use a 100amp...

Ok, thanks of the help. So I use a 100amp breaker, 2 gauge to a subpanel and then do I put a 50a and 60a breaker in that subpanel to match the same on the furnace? The furnace doesn't require a...
11-06-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,003
Posted By salewit

How to wire this electric furnace

My brother in law has ditched his gas forced air furnace for electric. He got a massive solar array, and wants to get rid of all his gas appliances.

Anyway, he picked something out, and I'm a...
11-06-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By salewit

Kerdi over sheetrock. Or why use Kerdi at all?

So I'm putting a new bathtub in and adding a shower function. Walls in the surround are currently painted. I was told Kerdi is definitely not suitable over painted sheetrock. Fine. Then I was reading...
10-20-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By salewit

Yes it is 4" cast iron. Is 3" legal? And I assume...

Yes it is 4" cast iron. Is 3" legal? And I assume they make donuts for 4" hub cast iron to 3" cast iron?

As for boxing out the floor joist, I did think of that. Problem is that to the left of the...
10-20-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By salewit

Toilet flange too high and too far from wall

Two issues. The city I live in does not allow plastic. So I got this connected to my old drain (to replace an old lead bent that had a hole in it). Problem is, the flange will be too high. Do they...
10-15-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By salewit

How to connect no-hub cast iron to old cast iron?

My city does not allow the use of plastics (ABS/PVC). I had a lead bent from toilet with a huge hole in it (probably from previous auger work) to old cast iron waste line. Removed lead bent and lead...
11-04-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By salewit

Thanks for the help. This panel is in a garage,...

Thanks for the help. This panel is in a garage, and every circuit is in EMT. There is no romex to be found although I don't know what's behind walls as it travels to other parts of the house. So if...
11-02-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By salewit

New main panel. No ground buss bar

Installing a 220V EV charger. Main panel is relatively new (~2-3 years). When I opened it, I found NO ground buss, but everything is bonded with an 8 or 6 gauge bare wire that goes out to a ground...
09-05-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,300
Posted By salewit

EV Car charger hookup. 8/2 or 8/3?

So I've hooked up an EV car charger that requires a 40 amp 240v circuit. The charger is mounted in the driveway to a concrete wall. I've run liquid tight 3/4" conduit with red, black, and green...
06-06-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,222
Posted By salewit

Relocating washer. Cast iron DWV to valve box?

I am relocating our washer to a brand new location. Code in this town requires cast iron. No PVC and no ABS! Have never worked with it. Was going to use 2" for everything including vent. Had a little...
08-25-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,916
Posted By salewit

Heating solution for tiny house. Tough one!

We have an 800 sq ft house with 2 small bedrooms. It's stucco with a flat roof (no attic), and a small crawlspace.

Our original furnace was a floor mounted type. While putting up some insulation...
04-24-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,617
Posted By salewit

Thanks for all the help. We'll definitely get an...

Thanks for all the help. We'll definitely get an electrician in to straighten this out. Here are a few more pictures showing the main disconnect.

http://www.bayarearailfan.org/DSCF1470.JPG...
04-21-09, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,617
Posted By salewit

Yes I think that's what it is. If you look at the...

Yes I think that's what it is. If you look at the last image, there is a small little copper "finger" on the end of the strap pointing at about 11 o clock. My guess is that this was supposed to have...
04-20-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,617
Posted By salewit

Danger inside main panel?

I opened this main panel, and I'm wondering if what I'm seeing is normal. This panel was installed approximately 5-8 years ago with no problems.

If you can't see the pics close up, I'll describe...
02-09-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,918
Posted By salewit

I actually have a similar problem with a 58MVP....

I actually have a similar problem with a 58MVP. The customer (I'm a handyman) had a bad infestation of rodents and they got into the furnace and chewed every single rubber component to virtually...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-30-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By salewit

Excellent! Thank you very much. Yes, I probably...

Excellent! Thank you very much. Yes, I probably wouldn't find strapping that long unless I put a couple of 120 gallon straps together which doesn't seem to make a lot of sense.
Forum: Water Heaters
05-28-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By salewit

Earthquake rules replacement heater

I'm going to be replacing a water heater in the basement of a house that has a very open basement floor plan. It's a little hard to explain, but the base of the floor slopes towards the middle open...
Replies: 3
Views: 23,142
Posted By salewit

Wow that was VERY helpful! Thank you. I went...

Wow that was VERY helpful! Thank you.

I went over there just now, and yeah it looks like the inducer just dribbles a tiny bit then totally stops.

But there is definitely some kind of turbulence...
Replies: 5
Views: 21,557
Posted By salewit

Try again to see if you can attach a picture so...

Try again to see if you can attach a picture so we can see what the problem is. Don't give up yet!
Replies: 2
Views: 9,322
Posted By salewit

Yeah there is no way you'd want to tile over this...

Yeah there is no way you'd want to tile over this surface. Now if it were those thin flat vinyl sheets that are sometimes used for a shower (oftentimes these are adhered right over sheetrock), I...
Replies: 3
Views: 23,142
Posted By salewit

Several Flushmate questions

I've been dispatched to the house of a friend that is out of town to repair her toilet. All she said is that it is "leaking" and she uses the shutoff valve to turn off the supply when she's done. I...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By salewit

Yeah that's a bit too high. We're willing to go...

Yeah that's a bit too high. We're willing to go up to $200. And ideally chrome. How do you find that? I searched for every conceivable term "kitchen wall faucet 9 centers" "kitchen wall faucet 9...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By salewit

Looking for wall mounted kitchen faucet...

*WALL* mounted kitchen faucet with centers that will go out to 9-1/2". I've found millions that go out as far as 8.5", but nothing wider. Do not want to tear out wall and tile to move piping. Any...
04-20-06, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,585
Posted By salewit

Gas furnace intermittent ignition

I'm working on a Tappan nat gas furnace with an intermittent ignition problem. Half the time the thing ignites and runs fine, other times the thing just sits there sparking, but the gas valve doesn't...
Replies: 1
Views: 942
Posted By salewit

Simulating 20+ coats of paint

Hi,

I'm working on a bathroom, and I just finished rocking it. I want to simulate the look in the rest of the house. Imagine like 20+ coats of paint on a "knock-down" surface. You have to look...
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