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12-11-14, 05:49 PM
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Posted By ardmi

Surge Supression - Ethernet cables?

I have an Ethernet cable hooked to my modem/router to my pc for internet. The router/modem is connected with phone line.

I do not have the ethernet cable running thru my surge arrestor (which...
11-26-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,580
Posted By ardmi

Its 16awg stranded. Plus its inside a furnace...

Its 16awg stranded. Plus its inside a furnace cabinet....

So are those Molex connectors put on stripped wire like I am suggesting (ie repair) or are they part of a manufactured wiring harness?
11-26-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,580
Posted By ardmi

Wire connector on inducer motor

The wire connector for my inducer is a plug style one. Its a bit corroded. If I were to have to replace it, am I able to do it without replacing a bunch of wiring?

It looks similar to the one...
11-20-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By ardmi

Unglued Furnace Venting

I have a high efficient furnace that vents with 2" PVC. The PVC coupling inside the basement are all glued. However, outside where the pipes terminate, there are they are not.

There are two, 3"...
11-16-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By ardmi

Don't have a photo handy but its your typical old...

Don't have a photo handy but its your typical old style gas valve with the nut on one side and the lever on the other. Yes, real valves made for gas... but 50 years ago. Proned to leak I am sure, I...
11-15-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By ardmi

Mr. Tee'd (gas line tee)

I have two "tees" on the natural gas line coming into my house... one teed off to a gas light and the other teed off to a gas grill. Both of which are gone.

What remains on the tee is just old...
11-03-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By ardmi

What I am getting at is that the stranded wire is...

What I am getting at is that the stranded wire is now solid after the factory tinned them. However, I did not pretwist the connection like I would normally do a solid/solid connection because I...
11-03-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By ardmi

tinned soldered wire on dishwasher

I had a dishwasher repaired. The tech wanted to check the connections to the house wiring. The dishwasher leads were soldered from the factory (not sure if you call it soldered or tinned... probably...
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By ardmi

Hopefully someone will have some experience in...

Hopefully someone will have some experience in this and could chime in... surely a 3" crack doesn't constitute pulling up the countertop and replacing it. :thumbdn:
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By ardmi

make it disappear or at least mask it, fill in...

make it disappear or at least mask it, fill in the crack...

Ive seen some gimmicky stuff online, but is there a standard way to repair this?
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By ardmi

repair of laminate countertop

I was removing an old sink. Thought I had the old seal removed. One damn portion stuck as I pulled the heavy castiron sink out.... at that point it was either squash my fingers or yank the piece of...
10-17-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,769
Posted By ardmi

That's what confused me, the ports are sitting...

That's what confused me, the ports are sitting directly next to each other. The red port though is a bit smaller in inner diameter and I cant see anything inside of it... where the green port you can...
10-17-14, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,769
Posted By ardmi

what size flex tubing do you suggest? \ My...

what size flex tubing do you suggest?
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My coil has gren and red ports on left and green and red port on right. Only one green port is used. I assume the associated red port next to it is the...
10-17-14, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,769
Posted By ardmi

OK, you can tell I am not very quick with this...

OK, you can tell I am not very quick with this stuff.

So the pans are added in a finished space. Theres a primary "pan" inside the coil where the normal condensate collects. If that gets...
10-16-14, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,769
Posted By ardmi

So to confirm, all coils have a secondary pan?...

So to confirm, all coils have a secondary pan? And it would be nothing more than just opening that other plug next to my current drain outlet? Im not aware of how this provision works. How do I know...
10-16-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,769
Posted By ardmi

P-Trap for AC Coil?

When is it necessary to have a P-Trap on an AC coil?

I believe the blower blows thru the coil... the coil is placed above a gas furnace.

I had a new AC and coil put in but the HVAC guy didn't...
10-08-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By ardmi

Torque- Too Tight?

I was working in my panel and got to thinking afterwards "how tight is too tight?"... I gave the neutrals and the breakers screws pretty significant torque. (I don't have a torque screwdriver?)
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10-03-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,153
Posted By ardmi

Doesn't rain get in those holes? Should I seal...

Doesn't rain get in those holes? Should I seal them up?

Are those crimps in the first photo (with the red bands) are those bare? Should they be taped? What happens if they touch?
10-03-14, 04:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,153
Posted By ardmi

Im concerned the wrong size weatherhead was used...

Im concerned the wrong size weatherhead was used for the conductors.

We have 100A service, I think that is #3 CU correct? Anyway, if you look in the photo the holes are significantly larger than...
10-02-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,153
Posted By ardmi

I thought of another question: The point is...

I thought of another question:

The point is your trying to stop the water that travels laterally along the service drop? And not neccearily water that lands on the customer portion of the wire...
10-02-14, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,153
Posted By ardmi

The angles are playing games, im snapping the...

The angles are playing games, im snapping the photo from 13' below approx. The top photo is more accurate as I am off at a distance rather than in the second photo I am directly under it.

But...
10-02-14, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,153
Posted By ardmi

In regards to the neutral connection. Why...

In regards to the neutral connection.

Why is that not a crimp like the two others?
Does it appear possible water could leach into the insulation on that neutral and run down the mast on the...
10-02-14, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,153
Posted By ardmi

lower than the weatherhead? is that good thing?

lower than the weatherhead? is that good thing?
10-02-14, 04:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,153
Posted By ardmi

weatherhead question/photos

POCO hook up of new service. Does this appear correct a having the adequate loops in the conductors?

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Views: 527
Posted By ardmi

Max. Bored Hole in Joist??

Whats the maximum hole that is acceptable in a 2x10 floor joist?

Reason I ask is that at some point someone drilled a 4.5" hole thru two adjacent floor joists.... I assume for duct work, which is...
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