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Posted By VoltageHz

A question about airflow for the experts.

I have a whole house fan that is rated at 4,500CFM. I was wondering what the actual airflow will be. The fan is as pictured, the shutters below are opened by the airflow so I'm sure they restrict...
05-08-10, 12:37 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

There is currently a valve right before the pipe...

There is currently a valve right before the pipe ends. So I could cut off the cap and use this sharkbite fitting to extend the pipe outside? I only mentioned flexible to make it easier, but it...
05-08-10, 07:28 AM
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Posted By VoltageHz

Adding outdoor spigot

Hey guys, I have a 3/4" copper line in the basement that is capped off. I would like to cut that cap off and run directly out the wall to a hose spigot outside. Is there anyway to do this with...
04-22-10, 01:36 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

OK, so the CO/Smoke combo in the bedroom and the...

OK, so the CO/Smoke combo in the bedroom and the Smoke in the kitchen. Thanks!
04-22-10, 10:58 AM
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Posted By VoltageHz

I must admit, I wired the boxes already :( I...

I must admit, I wired the boxes already :(

I have one box in the bedroom and one in the kitchen near the bedroom door, both of them are wired together with 14-3 so I could link the detectors...
04-21-10, 07:19 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

The living room is also off of the kitchen on the...

The living room is also off of the kitchen on the other side, so that won't work.

I was planning on using a combo Smoke and CO in the kitchen and a smoke in the bedroom. Will that work?
04-21-10, 05:07 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

I've seen that thread and found only one sentence...

I've seen that thread and found only one sentence from furd that applies: "Generally there needs to be one in every sleeping area, one outside of sleeping areas and one on every floor."

That is...
04-21-10, 03:22 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

Smoke/CO detector placement

I have a single unit in a 3 family house that is getting redone. This apartment is small, just a bedroom, kitchen, and living room, no hallways.

Where should smoke and CO detectors go? As of...
04-20-10, 02:05 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

That was my whole theory behind why a GFCI would...

That was my whole theory behind why a GFCI would be worthless is neutral wasn't bonded to ground.

But you brought up the possibility of two simultaneous ground faults so that changes it.
04-19-10, 02:52 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

I only ask because concrete could be a decent...

I only ask because concrete could be a decent conductor (which is why the UFER ground is being pushed so much now).
Exactly, and since if can not flow, it would never trip the GFCI.
That is...
04-19-10, 02:13 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

It would flow into Earth? Where would it go from...

It would flow into Earth? Where would it go from there? How would it get back to it's source (the generator's alternator)?


Additional question, why would it flow into Earth UNLESS it was on a...
04-19-10, 01:59 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

How would you have leakage if neutral was not...

How would you have leakage if neutral was not bonded to ground? We are talking about a standalone generator with a GFCI and device connected to it. Please explain the alternate path that current...
04-18-10, 09:57 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

In a house, sure, because even if there is no...

In a house, sure, because even if there is no ground going to the receptacle, there is still a neutral/ground bond at the main disconnect, so the current has somewhere else to flow to get back to the...
04-18-10, 09:35 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

A short would be the hot to neutral so I assume...

A short would be the hot to neutral so I assume you mean a ground fault. If the neutral was not bonded to ground on the generator, how would a ground fault trip the breaker? Hell, how would a GFCI...
04-18-10, 05:31 AM
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Posted By VoltageHz

Thanks for the replies guys. So basically,...

Thanks for the replies guys.

So basically, the ground prong on the generator serves no purpose whatsoever?
04-17-10, 06:52 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

Neutral bonding and generator

I recently setup my house with an interlock kit and generator inlet.

I have a Coleman Powermate 3,500 watt generator. The system works well, I was surprised at how much the little generator was...
03-27-10, 11:27 AM
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Posted By VoltageHz

In order to pass inspection, isn't it possible...

In order to pass inspection, isn't it possible that the inspector will want to see a load calc to be sure that the generator that was installed is large enough to power the whole house?
03-27-10, 10:33 AM
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Posted By VoltageHz

I fully understand the probable cost, and I will...

I fully understand the probable cost, and I will be calling other EC's. I just wanted to be sure that a load calc was something that I could reasonably expect for this situation.
03-27-10, 07:43 AM
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Posted By VoltageHz

Whole house generator- Electrical Contractors?

Is it wrong to expect an electrical contractor to do a load calculation on my house to determine what size whole house generator is required (by 2008 code) to power it?

I brought a contractor in...
03-13-10, 02:48 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

120V smoke detectors

I am renovating one apartment in my 3 family house. This apartment has a bathroom, kitchen, living room, and 1 bedroom.

All I need is one smoke detector, is that correct?

Does it have to be...
02-23-10, 09:34 AM
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Posted By VoltageHz

Excellent, thanks again! Is there any online...

Excellent, thanks again!

Is there any online calculator to do a load calculation on a house?

I need to size the generator. I would like to get as many circuits on the generator panel as...
02-22-10, 03:23 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

It won't hurt anything to have the system running...

It won't hurt anything to have the system running without the condensing units on? I ask because the power might go out when we are not home and it could run in this condition for many hours.
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02-22-10, 02:16 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

No, I have natural gas forced hot air. The...

No, I have natural gas forced hot air.

The outdoor condensing units are powered separately than the indoor units, but I would still have to make sure that the system -can't- call for AC, even if...
02-22-10, 06:21 AM
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Posted By VoltageHz

Thanks for the replies guys! Yes, the house...

Thanks for the replies guys!

Yes, the house is natural gas for the 3 forced hot air systems, stove/oven, and water heater.

One concern I have is to separate the AC from the heat. I would need...
02-21-10, 06:22 PM
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Posted By VoltageHz

FIOS is about to outfit my condo building, as a...

FIOS is about to outfit my condo building, as a member of the board I have the plans for the installation. They will be running the fiber thru the basements then out the wall and up to each unit. ...
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