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08-26-12, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By podunk

Sort of sounds like we have a two circuit duplex...

Sort of sounds like we have a two circuit duplex and moving one wire can give a 240 volt experience to a 120 ac unit? Don't plug it back into that outlet until you check voltage or you may burn out...
08-26-12, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By podunk

Those 2 little cylindrical brass capped items in...

Those 2 little cylindrical brass capped items in the copper clips are fuses. Turn off the power to the sub panel in the basement panel, remove the two cylinders and go down to the hardware store and...
08-26-12, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,590
Posted By podunk

It all just boils down to what you want to...

It all just boils down to what you want to spend.....$500.00 to run a new circuit for the macho hair dryer, or return the behemoth and get a standard 1000 to 1200 watt dryer for $30.00
08-26-12, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,066
Posted By podunk

davidm, I think you are dealing with an...

davidm,
I think you are dealing with an installation that probably was above ground when originally installed. The landscaper probably brought in too much fill around that side of the house. If you...
08-26-12, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,367
Posted By podunk

I think what Casualjoe mentioned her is what is...

I think what Casualjoe mentioned her is what is the governing factor. A standard wall oven and a four burner cooktop have a similar wattage requirement and could thus be protected by a single breaker...
08-26-12, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,507
Posted By podunk

I looks like your conduits are fairly full of...

I looks like your conduits are fairly full of wires, so pulling a new wire in the existing may be difficult. However, if you CAN pull a new wire, it would go from the closest junction box of the...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By podunk

I have done this repair before. It is really not...

I have done this repair before. It is really not that difficult a task. After turning off the breaker, remove the top half of the broken post by removing the fixture from the top and carefully...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By podunk

As long as you are able to pull the required new...

As long as you are able to pull the required new wire from the old fan ceiling box to the new location, you will have no problem. Just attach the white wire to white in the ceiling box, the new black...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,874
Posted By podunk

It sounds to me like the first light you worked...

It sounds to me like the first light you worked on and "tied the wires back up", is the problem. There is probably four wires at that location. wire nut the black to black and then the white to white...
Replies: 2
Views: 3,686
Posted By podunk

hgdizz1 Here is the switch you are...

hgdizz1
Here is the switch you are seeking;Amazon.com: Leviton 5243 15 Amp, 120/277 Volt, Duplex Style Two 3-Way Combination Switch, Commercial Grade, Ivory: Home Improvement...
Replies: 3
Views: 56,605
Posted By podunk

As Ray mentioned, the switches and fixtures are...

As Ray mentioned, the switches and fixtures are not usually the problem. Turn off the breaker and remove the fixture, check the wire nut connections. If all is decently clean and you see no visual...
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By podunk

Whatever the item, it is being activated by the...

Whatever the item, it is being activated by the heat of the lamps. I suspect you are using incandescent lighting? I would switch to a light bulb that is low heat, LED or CFL to eliminate the heat...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,706
Posted By podunk

Remove the decorative cover and clean out the...

Remove the decorative cover and clean out the accumulation around the fan. There is a little gravity back draft damper that should be visible where the ducting attaches. Make sure it is clean and is...
08-26-12, 02:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,015
Posted By podunk

mr_sma_jr, Please, please, please, DO NOT...

mr_sma_jr,
Please, please, please, DO NOT "bounce" your unit to test it ! This is not the way to determine a problem. The copper lines are not intended to be flexed and the unit is not built to be...
08-26-12, 02:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By podunk

Yes ! Your idea has much merit; that pet hair...

Yes ! Your idea has much merit; that pet hair accumulating on the main filter is telling you that this pet hair is being drawn into the return air ducting and some of it is making it's way to the...
08-26-12, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By podunk

Hey kmeyer, I will have the name of a GREAT...

Hey kmeyer,
I will have the name of a GREAT coil cleaner for you today. I am retired, but have a friend still active in the business and he has found a cleaner that is even better than pressure...
08-26-12, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,146
Posted By podunk

Dennis, It seems that all kinds of strange...

Dennis,
It seems that all kinds of strange things can happen in the HVAC world. From what you describe, I would suspect that you have metal fabricated/insulated ducting. I would take a guess that...
08-23-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,147
Posted By podunk

I go with pcboss on this one, slotting is fast,...

I go with pcboss on this one, slotting is fast, simple, and can be clean if you have someone hold a good high suction shop vac at the front of the saw. I would never attempt the digging if I had...
08-23-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,003
Posted By podunk

I have had a couple of motor homes and it seems...

I have had a couple of motor homes and it seems to me that the rooftop air units draw about 14 amps. The two controls on the unit are probably for (1.) off, fan, high cool, low cool; (2) Temperature...
08-23-12, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By podunk

Your generator is capable of producing more...

Your generator is capable of producing more amperage than the #10 wiring is able to safely handle, you would need #8 wire on that machine. Has this been done before? Yes, all over the country. Is it...
08-23-12, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,736
Posted By podunk

If this happened during a rainstorm with a leaky...

If this happened during a rainstorm with a leaky roof, the water could have easily found it's way to the switch and temporarily arced across the water to send a brief surge to the light. Get the roof...
08-23-12, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,574
Posted By podunk

You did not mention if your shed is a metal...

You did not mention if your shed is a metal building, but if it is, make certain to attach a good ground to the building itself. The last thing you want is for a metal building to get "hot".
08-23-12, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,507
Posted By podunk

You have a pretty easy solution for this one....

You have a pretty easy solution for this one. Disconnect the wires in the switch box that go to the single light. If this wire is not in a finished wall, detach it from the studs and run it over to...
08-23-12, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,574
Posted By podunk

Karlrith, Depending on where you live, the...

Karlrith,
Depending on where you live, the rules for underground wiring vary. Stop by your communities city hall and talk to the electrical inspector. In some areas, you can use a "direct bury" wire...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-20-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,812
Posted By podunk

You are kind of stuck between the proverbial rock...

You are kind of stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place with this situation. Electric WH elements precipitate minerals out of the water they are heating at around 135 to 140 degrees. This...
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