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08-01-21, 10:36 PM
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Posted By Jon229

"You need to get used to using a digital meter....

"You need to get used to using a digital meter. An analog meter would show no voltage at all when off."
Guess I'll dust off my analog meter and check it again.

Thanks for all this, I thought I...
08-01-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By Jon229

I guess you are asking me for the voltage at the...

I guess you are asking me for the voltage at the breaker panel with the breaker off and the RV plugged in? I have not checked that.
08-01-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By Jon229

"Are you telling us that with load connected to...

"Are you telling us that with load connected to the breaker in question that you still get 12vac on it when it's turned off."

That is not what I'm trying to say. When the RV is plugged in there...
08-01-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By Jon229

PJMax: Interesting that a phantom voltage can be...

PJMax: Interesting that a phantom voltage can be generated by adjacent breakers. I would never have considered that. I was considering pulling the breaker and checking its resistance.
08-01-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By Jon229

It measures properly when the RV is plugged in...

It measures properly when the RV is plugged in with a 10a load. What bothers me is that when the breaker is off (at the house panel), I still have 12.8vac. Using a Fluke DVM.
08-01-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By Jon229

Leaking voltage when breaker is off

I have a dedicated 30A circuit for an RV. I needed to replace the cracked receptacle so I opened the breaker and checked the voltage with a DVM to verify no power. I had 12.8vac. Just to be clear,...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-11-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By Jon229

Excellent, thanks for the suggestion

Excellent, thanks for the suggestion
Forum: Water Heaters
11-08-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By Jon229

AllanJ: Thank you for great info. Regarding...

AllanJ:
Thank you for great info.
Regarding to the plastic around the hole, it is not a fitted trim piece, it's more like a 'puddle' of poured material that is flexible and looks sorta like...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-07-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By Jon229

Need advise on anode replacement BW M2XR504T6FBN

According to my manual I have a magnesium anode. My tank (installed 2014) is installed in the basement with about 38" clearance from the overhead. I have a head pan and the pipe nipples around the...
Replies: 3
Views: 7,339
Posted By Jon229

Thank you. Yes, it opened, but only after it had...

Thank you. Yes, it opened, but only after it had cooled sufficiently and/or because I threw the breaker and waited more than 30 min. the real question is WHY? And it was very hot, hotter than it...
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Views: 7,339
Posted By Jon229

GE Monogram range code F9 at end of cleaning cycle

Model Number ZDP366NP1SS
Got F9 toward end of cleaning cycle. The time of the cycle is not adjustable, it's 5 hrs. Sometime approx 4+ hrs into the cycle got F9 door lock, the fan was not running,...
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Views: 1,364
Posted By Jon229

Great, thanks for the ideas jon

Great, thanks for the ideas
jon
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Views: 1,364
Posted By Jon229

Need ideas for install of bathroom fan

Have house built in late 50's with no fan in bathrooms. I have attic access under a shallow pitched roof (cannot stand up). The attic has several natural vents installed in the roof.

If I run...
05-02-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,122
Posted By Jon229

The T is right off the meter. Only 3/4" pipe...

The T is right off the meter. Only 3/4" pipe enters the home. The total run of each of the pipes is 50 ft. They were not installed at the same time. When I had a new stove installed (108k BTU)...
05-01-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,122
Posted By Jon229

Lawrosa: Your questions are the crux of my...

Lawrosa:

Your questions are the crux of my query.

Each appliance is at the end of s separate 3/4" run of 50 ft (give or take a few feet).

My concern is that they are both fed from a 3/4" 'T'...
05-01-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,122
Posted By Jon229

capacity of natural gas line

The gas meter outlet is 1-1/4". One side of a 'T' branches to 3/4" 50 ft. supply to gas furnace (122k BTU). The other side of the 1-1/4" T is blanked off (previously used for swimming pool...
05-13-09, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jon229

Thanks, I broke out my 30 yr old analog meter and...

Thanks, I broke out my 30 yr old analog meter and you are correct, it shows no needle movement at the lowest VAC scale.



OK, I'll crawl under the house and check it out. Thanks for the...
05-13-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jon229

Thanks guys for info on GFCI & grounds. ...

Thanks guys for info on GFCI & grounds.



I'll have to check on the ground rod. This house has a knife switch on the outside protecting each leg of the power with a 100A blade fuse. The panel...
05-13-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By Jon229

Grounding old house?

Just moved into a 1957 house, there are no grounds at the circuit panel, the wire is "non-metallic 14/2 600v". The panel is using 20A breakers with this wire. Shouldn't they be 15A?

I've read a...
04-21-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,218
Posted By Jon229

Johnny: Thanks for suggestion to use...

Johnny:

Thanks for suggestion to use silicone around tiled area of soapdish. I am concerned that the space around the dish & tile is to tight to get a good bead but I'll give it a shot.
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04-20-09, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,218
Posted By Jon229

How do I repair tile shower leak?

I just bought a 50+ yr old house and discovered a soft spot on a wall that is common with the tiled shower. Further investigation shows rotted wood and active leak.

Tearing out part of the...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,897
Posted By Jon229

There are no cracks visible in the front, I am...

There are no cracks visible in the front, I am thinking that water is running down between the top of the dish and the tile wall. However there is not sufficient room to caulk there, or at least I...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,897
Posted By Jon229

tile shower, soap tray leaking into wall

Moved into 50+ yr. old home and trying to deal with lots of little issues. While peeling wallpaper, found a soft spot in wall. The soap dish that is embedded into the wall of a tile shower is...
Replies: 1
Views: 4,348
Posted By Jon229

Chain saw kill switch

My chain saw won't start. I've narrowed it down to the kill switch (I think!).

This is on an older Craftman chain saw. The start/stop switch appears to work by grounding out the "ignition...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By Jon229

ADT92808: Thanks for confirming this, I...

ADT92808:

Thanks for confirming this, I thought there may be some other significant differences that I had not identified. I haven't really thought out the zone requirements yet but the system...
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