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01-28-22, 10:47 AM
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Running power to a gazebo and GFCI nuisance trips

I'm getting my ducks in a row to run electrical to a gazebo in my back yard. It appears that I can either run UF cable in a 24" trench with a regular breaker or I can only go down to 18" if I protect...
01-23-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By NogginBoink

Multiple appliances from single outdoor natural gas valve?

My home has a natural gas stub on the outside back wall. I don't know how big it is; maybe the attached picture will help.

My wife and I would like to build an outdoor living space that includes a...
01-22-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By NogginBoink

Can I install an outdoor outlet sticking up from the ground with no support?

I'd like to pour a concrete slab in my backyard for my bbq. I'd like to have power available there. The simplest solution would be to run UF-B to the slab, bring it up through the slab in a conduit,...
01-17-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By NogginBoink

Running power to a gazebo

I'm in the planning stages of installing a gazebo (a permanent structure) in the back yard. I would like to add electrical to the structure and am fuzzy on some details that I need to apply for a...
04-03-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By NogginBoink

The short answer is yes, it's safe to use a wire...

The short answer is yes, it's safe to use a wire nut (assuming the current situation is safe). When the switch is in the 'on' position, current flows through all 5 wires (hot coming in, hot to...
04-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 854
Posted By NogginBoink

Romex near a hot water heater chimney?

I want to add a branch circuit to my house. The easiest route appears to be from the breaker box up the (inside of the) wall to the garage ceiling; along a cavity between joists to where the hot...
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By NogginBoink

I just came back to report exactly this. I went...

I just came back to report exactly this. I went to take the trap off the sink and found an extra pipe there. I thought, "What the heck is....ooooooh."

The A/C condensate was draining into this...
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By NogginBoink

Sink filling from drain?

I have a situation that makes no sense at all to me and I'm hoping the community can find a simple answer that has so far eluded me.

The second bathroom in my house has a jack-and-jill sink of...
05-22-14, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,183
Posted By NogginBoink

Annealed or Tempered Glass for Bathroom Mirror?

I'm going to replace a 36" x 47" mirror above the counter in the master bath of my house. Are there any strong arguments in favor of or against the use of annealed vs. tempered glass for this...
05-10-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By NogginBoink

Wow! Thanks for all the replies! The mirror...

Wow! Thanks for all the replies!

The mirror is held to the wall with clips. I guess that means it's accessible. Given the feedback here, I'll look at running Romex down the wall cavity, framing...
05-10-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By NogginBoink

Recessing a TV behind a mirror

I'd like to build one of those tv-behind-a-mirror solutions. It would involve recessing an LCD monitor into the wall.

While the carpentry aspects of this are solvable, I'm not sure about the...
04-03-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,013
Posted By NogginBoink

Leveling concrete slab under carpet

A plumber recently had to jackhammer through a significant portion of the slab of my slab-on-grade house to replace deteriorated sewer pipes.

When he filled in the hole, he didn't do a very good...
12-27-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By NogginBoink

Flexible armor around UF cable?

I'm wiring a mini-split air conditioner. My understanding is that because the compressor unit is outside, NM cable may not be used, but UF cable is acceptable.

I have run UF cable from the breaker...
12-19-13, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,969
Posted By NogginBoink

Whole house humidifier in attic?

I live in the Dallas, TX area. While we're (rightfully) known for our hot summers, the winters in Dallas do get cold. (Well, you know, relatively speaking anyway.) During the winter months, my skin...
12-15-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 789
Posted By NogginBoink

Mini-Split Installation Questions

Earlier in the year I did a bunch of wiring in my workshop and ran a power feed to a disconnect on the outside of the back wall of my shop for a mini-split air conditioner.

Since then, I've...
02-18-13, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,966
Posted By NogginBoink

Thanks, all! I pulled 2-2-2-4 aluminum service...

Thanks, all! I pulled 2-2-2-4 aluminum service entrance cable and the AHJ green-tagged my work and OK'd a 90 amp breaker.

Now on to the insulation and hanging drywall...
02-12-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,966
Posted By NogginBoink

There is no rational need for 100A. As I said,...

There is no rational need for 100A. As I said, it's overkill. I pulled that number out of thin air and have been just going with it.

I'll be using garden variety hand tools in the shop, a 20A air...
02-12-13, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,966
Posted By NogginBoink

Subpanel Feeder question

I am wiring a subpanel in my garage, about 20' from the main panel. I'd like to run wire from the main panel to the subpanel through the attic without using conduit, and I'd like to use a 100A...
01-14-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,435
Posted By NogginBoink

Thanks, all! This is why I post in this forum. :)

Thanks, all! This is why I post in this forum. :)
01-13-13, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,435
Posted By NogginBoink

Passing Romex into conduit

I'm running wiring for an air conditioning compressor. I'll need to run from the breaker, through the attic, and then into a conduit attached to the outside wall of the house, where the compressor...
01-13-13, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,443
Posted By NogginBoink

Sizing an air conditioner

I'm doing a garage conversion and haven't been able to find reliable numbers on the size of an AC unit to install. A local installer suggested a 2 ton minisplit system, and various online calculators...
12-15-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,416
Posted By NogginBoink

Is the cable run from the breaker box to the...

Is the cable run from the breaker box to the junction box behind the oven considered a high temperature environment? I plan on using a metal box, mounted inside the wall behind the cabinet, with a...
12-15-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,416
Posted By NogginBoink

Wiring an in-wall oven

I am the new owner of a used G.E. Profile in-wall oven, model JTP15WD.

I was (am) somewhat shocked to see that the hardwired cable, in metallic flexible conduit, is 16 gauge wire.

I found the...
12-02-12, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By NogginBoink

Ray, I tend to do the whole overkill thing. Loads...

Ray, I tend to do the whole overkill thing. Loads will include a separate air conditioning system (the primary reason for the workshop conversion), standard garage power tools, a welder, a 20A laser...
12-02-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,282
Posted By NogginBoink

3-conductor 240V outlet on a subpanel

I'm wiring a 240V, three-conductor outlet for a welder in the garage. I'll run a dedicated circuit for the outlet. The breaker box is a subpanel.

When I wire the third conductor, do I wire it to...
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