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07-08-20, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Northernlights1

It WAS inspected by the Home Inspector and the...

It WAS inspected by the Home Inspector and the units are working just fine. But again 500$? Unless I am missing something? Just outright greed for a pretty simple appearing job...
07-08-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Northernlights1

Blower capacitor replacement: high labor cost ?

I had a home inspection on a property I am trying to sell and they quoted 500$ to replace two capacitors in two separate blower units in the my attic. I looked up the actual cost of the capacitors....
05-31-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Northernlights1

Okay. Silly f/u question. If I run the downstream...

Okay. Silly f/u question. If I run the downstream receptacle off the load side of the GFCI can I terminate the downstream receptacle's directly on the ground bus bar? I don't think I have to put it...
05-26-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Northernlights1

GFCI protecting pool light

Have an automated pool panel with sub panel integrated into. The panel is full. I am cleaning up some wiring and I'm pretty sure its currently not too code. There is currently a pigtail off the hot...
05-25-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Northernlights1

The cable needs to be clamped either as it exits...

The cable needs to be clamped either as it exits the panel (the conduit is being used as a sleeve), or when it exits the conduit.

I have to laugh about this. I would challenge any inspector to be...
05-25-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Northernlights1

I have a spare roll of it. So donít need to...

I have a spare roll of it. So donít need to reinvent the wheel. As to my questions?
05-25-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Northernlights1

Code requirements for running liquid tite from sub panel into ground

Using UFB cable out of the bottom of a sub panel into liquid tite metallic reinforced flex conduit for about 15 across a wall before it goes down into the ground for a short distance and then the...
05-23-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By Northernlights1

Direct Burial Tripping GFCI-Troubleshooting Tips

So I have 12/2 wire that is yellow (Can't read any of the markings on it) and directly buried in the ground for about a 100 foot run from a spa sub panel. That circuit is GFCI protected. Not sure if...
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Northernlights1

Thats a good idea about the grates. I wonder if I...

Thats a good idea about the grates. I wonder if I can inlay a half pipe of corrugated metal at the bottom of the "ditch" and put the grate on top?
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Views: 992
Posted By Northernlights1

Just above my driveway is not my property and so...

Just above my driveway is not my property and so I can only make improvements right before where the driveway starts. Thats what I am looking for. French drain with rock? Perforated pipe? Ditch?
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Views: 992
Posted By Northernlights1

96651 Looking up the eroded driveway to the...

96651
Looking up the eroded driveway to the gate and diversion area

96652

You can see the railroad tie set in place with "ditch" area right beyond it (you can see I shoveled out some of the...
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Views: 992
Posted By Northernlights1

Driveway Ditch

At the start of my gravel driveway is a dirt road some of which drains towards the driveway. I had dug out a little ditch at an oblique angle to convey water away from driveway and ultimately house....
07-27-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By Northernlights1

Can I drain into the vent stack? or do I need a...

Can I drain into the vent stack? or do I need a separate drain line?
07-25-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By Northernlights1

I guess a more specific question is can I use an...

I guess a more specific question is can I use an air gap designed for a dishwasher to feed into my drain line? I can't imagine the discharge rate would be higher for a water softener than a...
07-25-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By Northernlights1

drain water softener into my kitchen sink plumbing...

I need to drain my water softener into my kitchen. Can I use an air gap system like what is used for a dishwasher? Or is there another option I need to use under the sink?
02-14-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 53,421
Posted By Northernlights1

BTW is this something UL would want to see? They...

BTW is this something UL would want to see? They did certify the product. I am not sure if this degree of heat damage meets what criteria they would have?
02-04-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 53,421
Posted By Northernlights1

Copper Wiring. Solid Core. Wire was...

Copper Wiring. Solid Core.

Wire was terminated onto screw type connector in back of receptacle. It just wasn't fully curled as in the picture and worked its way loose. It was barely touching and...
02-03-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 53,421
Posted By Northernlights1

Loose wire indeed. Holy smokes we could have had...

Loose wire indeed. Holy smokes we could have had a serious problem. This from the receptacle in the corner nobody pays attention to. It melted the insulation on the wire and melted the casing on the...
01-21-18, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 53,421
Posted By Northernlights1

Hot and Ground Reversed. ALL of a sudden

Existing circuit working fine until suddenly the lights on that circuit turn off. Circuit tester showing hot and ground reversed in an outlet on that same circuit. Then a while later the lights are...
07-17-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By Northernlights1

Yeah this 4" box is already very filled at...

Yeah this 4" box is already very filled at standard 2" depth. I don't know how you guys stuff everything in some of these boxes. It's like stuffing an alligator in an undersized sleeping bag sack...
07-17-17, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By Northernlights1

Ground pigtail wire size

I'm adding a new 240volt 30 A circuit and single receptacle. I pulled some leftover 4 gauge wire through 4 feet of FMC from sub panel to the box. What is minimum size of ground pigtail wire from...
07-09-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,313
Posted By Northernlights1

It's a 125 amp rated panel. My quick and dirty...

It's a 125 amp rated panel. My quick and dirty calcs on the house show I can probably safely add at most a 75a feed to the sub panel. I might be stuck at 60amp feed. I can minimum charge my EV with a...
07-09-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,313
Posted By Northernlights1

Very helpful... This cabin is in a...

Very helpful...



This cabin is in a very rural area so hard to get electricians out there but the garage was permitted and signed off by county in 2012. Strange they didn't require a local...
07-09-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,313
Posted By Northernlights1

Adding Circuits to Detached Garage SubPanel

Okay looking to add and future proof my garage sub panel circuits. I need to add a 50amp 240v to charge an EV on my current sub panel. And would like to consider down the road converting this 1300sqf...
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