Search: Posts Made By: DIYnewbie9
Showing results 1 to 25 of 172
Search took 0.02 seconds.
02-20-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By DIYnewbie9

Extension Cord Load Capacity

I have some working knowledge of permanent electrical wiring and capacities, but am having trouble understanding something with temporary extension cords though :confused:. I see various warnings to...
12-22-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By DIYnewbie9

Installation Issues

Over the summer, I had my central A/C replaced with a A/C and heat pump unit with electric backup. As a secondary backup which would require manual switching, I kept my hot water oil system. The...
06-25-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,788
Posted By DIYnewbie9

Correct. It is 6-2 with 10 ground. Yes, it...

Correct. It is 6-2 with 10 ground.

Yes, it has a breaker on it.



The UF cable I believe was existing, but Ic annot say that for use. The other 240V cabling is definitely new.
06-25-14, 02:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,788
Posted By DIYnewbie9

It's the garage portion of a basement. ...

It's the garage portion of a basement.



It's two separate circuits. One 240V from the breaker box to the air handler and one 240V from the breaker box to the condenser. Would correct stapling...
06-24-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,788
Posted By DIYnewbie9

Issues with 240V cable run on new HVAC install

I recently had my central A/C system replaced with a heat pump system. I have noticed some issues with the running of the two 240V lines and had some questions as to whether some items were code...
06-18-14, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By DIYnewbie9

Could you please explain that a little more so I...

Could you please explain that a little more so I can explain it back to them when requesting it be corrected? I assume you're talking about the bundle of wiring/piping going from the air handler to...
06-18-14, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By DIYnewbie9

HVAC Duct on NM Wire

As part of some HVAC work I recently had done, an additional duct was added to my system. Initially they ran the new duct with only the existing 14/2 NM wire supporting the duct in making the turn...
06-12-14, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By DIYnewbie9

Help with Code Violations on Recent Work

I recently had my A/C system replaced and upgraded with a heat pump system. As a result, the existing air handler rated with a 120V circuit was upgraded to a 240V circuit. The outlet for the previous...
06-11-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By DIYnewbie9

Condensate Pump Hose Attached to Electrical?

I recently had my central A/C replaced. I noticed something today that I'm concerned about. I admittedly have no idea where my old condensate pump was draining to, but presumably there was some...
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By DIYnewbie9

It's an old work install in an old home. Not sure...

It's an old work install in an old home. Not sure if it was convention at the time or just a quirk of this house, but the ceiling boxes were treated as the main junction box so all the hot leads for...
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By DIYnewbie9

No, it's a new install. I took out the existing...

No, it's a new install. I took out the existing fixture, put in a ceiling fan box, and ran the 14/3.



Sorry if I caused any confusion, but it's not a dimmer on the fan-side. It's made to be...
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By DIYnewbie9

Did I break the ceiling fan or the switch?

So I had my first major ceiling fan wiring blunder. I was trying to install a ceiling fan/light to one of those combo switches that's a light dimmer and controls the fan speed (I ran 14/3 wiring)....
07-15-13, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By DIYnewbie9

I thought there was an actual required minimum...

I thought there was an actual required minimum distance on joists/studs?
07-15-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By DIYnewbie9

How far does a wire have to be from the face of a stud/joist?

This is a relatively simple question, but I took a hiatus from elecitrical projects and apparently this piece of information I used to know took is still on a break. :o

When how far does a wire...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,522
Posted By DIYnewbie9

Replacing toilet in older home with proud flange

I'm replacing the toilet in my circa 1950s home. After removing the toilet, I found the flange in relatively good shape. However, it seemes to be kind of lopsided and sitting on top of the floor on...
04-17-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By DIYnewbie9

A/C blows warm and occasionally cold

We have oil baseboard heat and central A/C. In one of our recent warm spells my central A/C seems to have given out. The first day of warmth it was working fine and the second day (slightly warmer...
07-14-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,666
Posted By DIYnewbie9

So after some searching online and in-person, I...

So after some searching online and in-person, I can find no 12 gauge appliance/air conditioner cord less than 9 ft. I can find 14 gauge cords as short as 3 ft (which is really all I need). Would it...
07-14-12, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,666
Posted By DIYnewbie9

Temporary extension cord for chest freezer ok?

We recently bought a chest freezer, but unfortunately the cord length puts the freezer in a position that is pretty much right in the way. I plan to put an extra outlet in a much more convenient...
Replies: 6
Views: 20,516
Posted By DIYnewbie9

It's an allen+roth 32" Bronze Ceiling Fan. I...

It's an allen+roth 32" Bronze Ceiling Fan.

I know it will make the fan less effective, but it is already being installed in a less than ideal environment. I have much less clearance on the sides...
Replies: 6
Views: 20,516
Posted By DIYnewbie9

Modifying a ceiling fan downrod

I have a ceiling fan that is downrod mount only. The fan only attaches via a downrod and does not have a flushmount option, but I plan to shorten the downrod to make it essentially as if it does not...
05-12-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By DIYnewbie9

GFCI for eat-in kitchen outets?

I have two foor-level outlets in my eat-in kitchen on their own 20 Amp circuit with no connection to the counter-level outlets. The outlet closest to the kitchen area is about 5 ft from the counter...
Replies: 7
Views: 29,260
Posted By DIYnewbie9

So I definitely think something is going on with...

So I definitely think something is going on with the choke. I'm not sure what position is open or what is closed. However, it pretty much springs to the position opposite from the cold rest position...
Replies: 7
Views: 29,260
Posted By DIYnewbie9

It's a Briggs and Stratton 7 HP with a build date...

It's a Briggs and Stratton 7 HP with a build date in 2009. Looking up the Toro parts list online, it's a Briggs 128T02-3125-B1

Where would I find the auto choke?

I took a couple of pictures of...
Replies: 7
Views: 29,260
Posted By DIYnewbie9

Toro Recycler push mower starts, dies after a few minutes, and starts

I have a Toro Recycler Model 20332 7 HP push lawnmower. It's only 2 years old, but I had issues last season with it so I brought it in for service prior to this season. Admittedly, I didn't really...
04-07-12, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By DIYnewbie9

Conductor length

Sorry for the barrage of questions on this, but I recently realized that something I've been pretty much just eyeballing (length of conductors in box) may have a code requirement so I have a bunch of...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 172
 


 
Forum Jump