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06-20-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By AllanJ

All electrical devices and connections must be...

All electrical devices and connections must be accessible.

Or, only continuous (unspliced) lengths of cable may be hidden in a wall or ceiling.

The doorbell transformer can be attached to the...
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By AllanJ

If you raise the entire sink and counter to clear...

If you raise the entire sink and counter to clear the drain rough in then it will still work fine unless the drain and trap were installed improperly to begin with.

I would think you could raise...
06-18-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By AllanJ

If the cord is really going to be unplugged from...

If the cord is really going to be unplugged from the receptacle (wall plug) at the main house and coiled up in the shed every night then it is okay to use an extension lead.

I am thinking that a...
06-18-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By AllanJ

A lamp fixture with screw in socket(s) with a 75...

A lamp fixture with screw in socket(s) with a 75 watt (more or less) incandescent bulb is a suitable instrument for testing receptacles. Better if you also have a hair dryer.

For all tests, plug...
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By AllanJ

Yes a bad diverter is not out of the quesiton. ...

Yes a bad diverter is not out of the quesiton.

Many plumbers will just remove and replace. It's a lot of labor (equals a high cost) to take the diverter or whatever apart and figure out what is...
06-17-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By AllanJ

I don't have the NEC handy in front of me but I...

I don't have the NEC handy in front of me but I would say you could use screws of the same size.

Depending on the screw, its threads may be difficult to pass through the mounting bracket and when...
06-12-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By AllanJ

Does the main breaker trip at the appointed time...

Does the main breaker trip at the appointed time no matter what combination of branch circuit breakers were manually flipped off prior to the tripping?

(Be sure to make sure the refrigerator...
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By AllanJ

That looks suspiciously to me like a virus or...

That looks suspiciously to me like a virus or malware.

Don't "select here"
Don't click on buttons or spots or blue words in email messages followed by entering your user name or password for...
06-11-19, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By AllanJ

Do you have any power company remote controlled...

Do you have any power company remote controlled time-of-day appliances such as an electric water heater?

The following steps can be done on your own with hiring any electricians.

A few minutes...
Replies: 23
Views: 472
Posted By AllanJ

Many black and white laser printers give a...

Many black and white laser printers give a "grainy" image when you try to print a picture. This is because those models print clusters of not so tiny black dots of varying sizes instead of a real...
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By AllanJ

Has that part of the screen been subjected to a...

Has that part of the screen been subjected to a lot of sunlight or Windex?

Has it been hit by say a fist or a chair back or a ball?

All I can think of is some kind of physical damage or maybe...
06-09-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By AllanJ

Do not connect any of the three wires of the 12-3...

Do not connect any of the three wires of the 12-3 cable to the load terminals of a GFCI receptacle.

If you wish to use the load terminals, add a new 12-2 cable from there as a sub branch or...
06-08-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By AllanJ

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06-05-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By AllanJ

Perfectly okay to install an isolated section of...

Perfectly okay to install an isolated section of wiring with one male receptacle and one or more (female) receptacles.

Must be done to code as if the wiring were part of a service panel fed branch...
06-05-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By AllanJ

A single phase appliance or piece of equipment...

A single phase appliance or piece of equipment rated for 208/230 volts can be fed with either a 208 volt supply (which is usually or usually from a 3 phase 120/208 volt service) or a 240 volt supply...
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By AllanJ

The pump capability together with the pressure...

The pump capability together with the pressure switch determine the maximum pressure that will be found in your system.

The pressure switch together with the well supplying capability in gallons...
Forum: Water Heaters
06-04-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By AllanJ

The pipe connections are likely places for hot...

The pipe connections are likely places for hot water tanks to start rusting out because the glass lining ends there.

Don't be surprised if, while you are trying to unscrew the anode, the tank...
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By AllanJ

es, you have the problem of the straw with your...

es, you have the problem of the straw with your thumb on top keeping the water from draining out of the bottom.

Are there bleed valves at the radiators upstairs that could be opened to let makeup...
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By AllanJ

You can get more water into a pressure tank by...

You can get more water into a pressure tank by reducing the preset pressure of the tank and also the desired pump restart pressure.. The consequence is that the variation in pressure from pump...
05-31-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By AllanJ

Some voltage drop calculators don't make this...

Some voltage drop calculators don't make this clear but if you start with "copper wire resistance" (or "aluminum wire resistance") you need the round trip distance (transfer switch to the generator,...
05-31-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By AllanJ

Do the test and reset buttons work properly? ...

Do the test and reset buttons work properly?

Did you connect the GFCI backwards with power going into the load terminals?

We can't rule out a hidden loose connection leading to a sudden random...
05-27-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By AllanJ

I would have recommended #6 for the run to the...

I would have recommended #6 for the run to the shed/trailer pad to get the voltage drop down under 4%.

Do a load calculation (sample rules at the back of the NEC book). Include the equipment you...
05-27-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By AllanJ

While you have the light turned on and the...

While you have the light turned on and the voltage at 95 at a few receptacles, are there any other receptacles with the voltage close to 120? Are there any receptacles with voltage actually well...
05-27-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By AllanJ

Wrap the screwdriver shaft with tape down to 3/16...

Wrap the screwdriver shaft with tape down to 3/16 inch of the tip.

Flip off each breaker before touching the screw(s) on it.

If a screw seems tight, loosen it a quqrter turn and retighten it...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-24-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By AllanJ

Make a note of where the temperature dial was...

Make a note of where the temperature dial was set.

Very slowly turn the dial all the way up. Then very slowly turn it all the way down. Up a second time and down a second time very slowly. Then...
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