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After we cut up parking lots to make repairs to...

After we cut up parking lots to make repairs to damaged wires, we have used cold patch to repair the hole we make. The repair is less than stellar, stay soft for quite some time, and patches sink...
06-09-19, 07:28 PM
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I would just get some 1/4" plywood and nail it on...

I would just get some 1/4" plywood and nail it on the back.
06-09-19, 06:31 AM
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Yes. I would add a 1x horizontal board to the top...

Yes. I would add a 1x horizontal board to the top and bottom where the cabinets will go to aid in hanging. If you really want to get fancy you could install french cleats. :)
06-08-19, 04:47 AM
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It could be a double pole or a 4 way. You can...

It could be a double pole or a 4 way. You can pull it out and look, double pole are typically marked.

I am leaning towards a double pole with the two lights being slaved to the 3 ways.
06-08-19, 04:44 AM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Those are just seed pods. They will open in a few...

Those are just seed pods. They will open in a few weeks and then fall off.

That tree is fine. Arborvitae do not grow super fast and that one's location (Not as sunny, soil conditions, etc) could...
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

On the same method as Xsleeper suggested: You...

On the same method as Xsleeper suggested: You could make a right angle jig out of 2x material that you can clamp to the post. Then set the drill on top of the jig and just slide the drill on the jig....
06-08-19, 04:26 AM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Does the circuit breaker feel warm to the touch?

Does the circuit breaker feel warm to the touch?
06-07-19, 03:33 PM
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That is just the nylon coating on the conductors...

That is just the nylon coating on the conductors splitting. It is not an issue.
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Seems to me that you could find a Windows 10...

Seems to me that you could find a Windows 10 laptop for about $250.
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

IF you can get to the menus then try to find...

IF you can get to the menus then try to find someplace to restore the defaults. That will make it start up fresh like the first time you set it up. See if that will right things.
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I'm guessing you are replacing a cooktop with a...

I'm guessing you are replacing a cooktop with a new range. You need to install a receptacle and a cord on the range. The range needs to have a disconnect and a cord and plug would satisfy that...
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

It is great that you passed as you went above and...

It is great that you passed as you went above and beyond NEC requirements. You read the above part of the code but you didn't read the exceptions. ;)
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The only way a smartphone will control a TV would...

The only way a smartphone will control a TV would be through an app. The TV and phone would need to be connected to the same home network via hard wire (Cat5) or Wifi.

Since you cannot watch...
06-03-19, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Depending on the wiring method #8 can have an...

Depending on the wiring method #8 can have an overcurrent protection of 50 amps (THHN in conduit for example) 45 amp breakers are not very common in retail stores but are available online or...
06-02-19, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

All kitchen counter receptacles in a dwelling are...

All kitchen counter receptacles in a dwelling are required to be GFCI protected regardless of their distance from a sink.

In other locations, GFCI protection is required for any receptacle within...
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I have no experience working on boats but I do...

I have no experience working on boats but I do know that they can be money pits. IMO a 30 years old boat is not worth 2K.
06-02-19, 05:19 AM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

You will have to start removing anything that is...

You will have to start removing anything that is on that circuit to try to find the short. This will include any switches, receptacles, or light fixtures.
06-02-19, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Yes. The requirement of AFCI breakers has been...

Yes. The requirement of AFCI breakers has been slowly phasing in over the last 4 code cycles. Just about all living spaces in a dwelling are required to be AFCI protected including:
Bedrooms,...
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Typically a dishwasher outlet is installed under...

Typically a dishwasher outlet is installed under the sink. 2017 code requires dishwashers in dwellings to be GFCI protected.
06-01-19, 04:18 PM
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Yes. If you are running separate conductors they...

Yes. If you are running separate conductors they are required to be installed in conduit. Normally it is PVC or you will have to bond around the concentric/eccentric knockouts of the meter and panel....
06-01-19, 04:53 AM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

That price sounds not bad to me if it is from a...

That price sounds not bad to me if it is from a "real" electrical contractor and not a general handyman type. I would recommend getting two more bids to be sure for your area.

Make sure you...
06-01-19, 04:46 AM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

You also need to add a connector to the flex...

You also need to add a connector to the flex coming from the oven. You can't just run the wires through the KO like that.
05-26-19, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Pre-emergent herbicide is used before the plants...

Pre-emergent herbicide is used before the plants start growing. It prevents seeds from germinating.

Post-emergent is used directly on plants that have already started growing.
05-26-19, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Just an FYI voltage drop will vary depending on...

Just an FYI voltage drop will vary depending on the load on the circuit, not the breaker rating.

At a 30 amp load @ 120 volts @ 175' run your voltage drop would be 5.5% using #8 copper. A little...
05-26-19, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

It almost sounds like it is running in reverse....

It almost sounds like it is running in reverse. Is the unit outside a heat pump?
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