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09-23-22, 12:37 PM
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Move shower drain in basement

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Trying to install a shower pan in my basement. Dug out the P-trap...
08-07-22, 08:52 PM
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Posted By ijourneaux

I plan on opening the panel tomorrow and confirm...

I plan on opening the panel tomorrow and confirm the wiring type. I will also get into the attic. In the few rooms I have worked on, it looks like the power comes to the ceiling light and out from...
08-07-22, 08:40 PM
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Posted By ijourneaux

Thanks for the comments guys. Will probably try...

Thanks for the comments guys. Will probably try gardz tomrrow after we finish the wall paper removal and patching nail holes etc.
08-07-22, 07:24 PM
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Removing wall paper and repainting

Trying to help my son and daughter in law refinish the master bedroom in a 1960 home. The walls have 2 or 3 layers of wall paper and several layers of paint. Using a steamer, my wife and daughter in...
08-07-22, 07:12 PM
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Posted By ijourneaux

1960s home wiring

My sone moved to Kansas and ended up purchasing a 1960s home. It has all of the wiring quirks of a home that age. There are only 10 breakers a mix of 15 and 20 Amp circuits with no ground wire. I...
03-20-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By ijourneaux

I had 50ft of 8-2g leftover vwr from a previous...

I had 50ft of 8-2g leftover vwr from a previous project that i was trying to use. Tgia is juat for an EV.
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Posted By ijourneaux

Yeap. That was the way the stringers were cut so...

Yeap. That was the way the stringers were cut so how can I install the LVP nosing and still meet code. Do I need to as this is an existing stair case?
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Installing LVP on basement stairs

I have installed all of the LVP flooring in my basement and was trying to start the stairs this weekend. My existing stairs have a tread width of 10in from tip to nosing to the riser. This doesn't...
03-20-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By ijourneaux

Thanks everyone for the helpful comments. I...

Thanks everyone for the helpful comments. I installed a 40amp circuit with a GFCI breaker to a 10-50R receptacle. I have a 10-50 plug to NEMA 6-20R pigtail with an integrated 20amp breaker. Seems to...
03-01-22, 11:33 AM
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Views: 381
Posted By ijourneaux

So looking at installing NEMA 10-50P outlet. I...

So looking at installing NEMA 10-50P outlet. I believe the breaker for NM-B 8/2 w g (copper) should be 40Amp with GFCI. Is that correct. I have seen some references that mention 50Amp for 8 awg....
02-28-22, 12:37 PM
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Posted By ijourneaux

Installing circuit for EV charger

I would like to install an outlet for an EV charger. My current car only uses about 15-20amp but was considering installing a 40-50amp circuit using some NMB 8/2 G wire I have left over from an old...
10-14-21, 10:17 AM
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Views: 312
Posted By ijourneaux

I will find out more on Friday when we meet in...

I will find out more on Friday when we meet in person to go over scope. I guess a question is "Is 2 stage worth the extra cost?" It gets you to 17SEER but would I actually notice that? I am guessing...
10-14-21, 09:09 AM
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Posted By ijourneaux

That is my fault using the wrong terms. I was...

That is my fault using the wrong terms. I was thinking I wanted a 2-stage AC for both systems I am replacing. I was surprised when he indicated that it was more work and cost and didn't want to do...
10-14-21, 05:43 AM
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Views: 312
Posted By ijourneaux

Turns out I had 6 wires. so not a problem....

Turns out I had 6 wires. so not a problem. Installer I am hoping to use doesn't want to install split AC system. He claims the effort and cost are not worth it. Does that opinion make sense.
10-13-21, 09:27 AM
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Views: 312
Posted By ijourneaux

Is it ok to ask equipment/brand specific...

Is it ok to ask equipment/brand specific questions wrt to requirements? Installer doesn't want to quote a 2 stage AC since he doesn't want to have to run new wiring. What I proposed was that I would...
10-13-21, 06:45 AM
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Views: 312
Posted By ijourneaux

Upgrading AC/furnace system

Looking at installing 2 new AC/furnaces. Looking at 16 SEER with 2 stages. Current systems are 10SEER installed in 2002. Installer indicated that I might need new thermostat wiring to and from...
10-12-21, 03:38 AM
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Views: 641
Posted By ijourneaux

Technician stopped by today. Diagnosed low...

Technician stopped by today. Diagnosed low refrigerant charge. $270 to fix the leak with a "stop leak" compound. No guarantee on repair. plus 1# to more likely, 4# of freon. $250 per lb of freon. (...
10-09-21, 09:22 AM
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Posted By ijourneaux

I did understand. The condensate pan looks like...

I did understand. The condensate pan looks like it is some kind of PVC about 3/16 to 1/4 in thick. Since I have low charge I think I have a refrigerant leak somewhere. I have a tech coming on Monday...
10-08-21, 02:07 PM
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Posted By ijourneaux

Finished opening things up this afternoon. The...

Finished opening things up this afternoon. The coils are actually pretty clean. Based on this an PJMax comments and no obvious plugging; Low Charge it is. So there is a leak somewhere.
The pan the...
10-07-21, 05:52 PM
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Posted By ijourneaux

Was able to get the cover off. and look inside. ...

Was able to get the cover off. and look inside. It is pretty rusted on the ends but don't know how bad that is from normal given the system is 20 years old. I just turned the system on or a few...
10-03-21, 06:08 PM
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Views: 641
Posted By ijourneaux

I am back in town and have a little time to try...

I am back in town and have a little time to try and troubleshoot my A/C system. Symptoms haven't changes. Cools some but eventually can't keep up. Would like to take a look at the evaporator coil...
09-20-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By ijourneaux

System worked again this afternoon but it is not...

System worked again this afternoon but it is not very warm out so not much load. It did drop the temperature when I asked it to.
What would be the most cost effective approach to replacing AC and...
09-20-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By ijourneaux

Thankful that we are going into fall and the 2nd...

Thankful that we are going into fall and the 2nd floor and basement ac are good. One way or the other, i guess I need a tech to come in and check things out. I have been priming myself for a while...
09-19-21, 08:11 PM
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Posted By ijourneaux

The access panel is under 2in of insulation.i...

The access panel is under 2in of insulation.i have been tempted to cut it off in the past and clewn the coils. I doubt they have ben cleaned in 20 years. I have been in The house for 4 years.
i...
09-19-21, 07:46 PM
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Views: 641
Posted By ijourneaux

So it did cool down from 77 to 74 when i started...

So it did cool down from 77 to 74 when i started it back up. No expectation that it will work any better tomorrow.
Been lucky in all of my years of home owhership i have nevwr had a syarem that...
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