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02-09-17, 08:13 PM
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Posted By dougm

My recirc. pump is rated at 30 Watts, so .25...

My recirc. pump is rated at 30 Watts, so .25 amps. Larger ones I looked at were rated at 55 Watts or .46 amps, so just about any circuit should be able to handle it. Hope this helps.
02-05-17, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By dougm

All of the relay type Z-wave switches I've seen...

All of the relay type Z-wave switches I've seen require a neutral to energize the relay, so your choice is probably either to find a way to get a neutral to the switch box or you might consider this...
11-23-16, 11:39 PM
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Views: 925
Posted By dougm

Referring to your diagram, I think the OP has the...

Referring to your diagram, I think the OP has the wire from the transformer on F and the wire from the button on TRANS. Terminal configurations may vary on different chimes...
11-23-16, 06:33 PM
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Views: 925
Posted By dougm

I suspect you have the 2 wires at the chime...

I suspect you have the 2 wires at the chime reversed. Try switching them and see if it helps.
06-24-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By dougm

Perfect Ben. Thank you! Excellent advice on the...

Perfect Ben. Thank you! Excellent advice on the backstabs Bud. House was built in 99 and the backstab problems were known by that time so all connections should be on the screws. So far all the...
06-24-15, 12:34 PM
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Views: 761
Posted By dougm

Thanks again! Always good to hear top comments in...

Thanks again! Always good to hear top comments in case something has gone over my head :). According to Mfg. specs, we erred on the side of caution and slightly under sized the installation. Based on...
06-24-15, 07:53 AM
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Views: 761
Posted By dougm

Thanks Bud. All valid concerns, but I have an...

Thanks Bud. All valid concerns, but I have an engineering background and am working with a very experienced roofer who knows his craft well, so we've already done that homework. The house is over...
06-24-15, 06:00 AM
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Views: 761
Posted By dougm

Just general attic fans for air circulation.

Just general attic fans for air circulation.
06-23-15, 10:51 PM
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Views: 761
Posted By dougm

Power Vent Installation

My roofer is in the process of installing 2 power vents for my attic. I don't know if he is planning to bring in an electrician to make the electrical connections, but I want to make sure they're...
05-25-14, 06:15 PM
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Views: 4,173
Posted By dougm

I believe you have simply reversed the two cables...

I believe you have simply reversed the two cables in the ceiling. The one you think is the switch loop is actually the power in and the one you believe is the power in is actually the switch loop....
10-07-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,082
Posted By dougm

It means you wired into a switch loop and the new...

It means you wired into a switch loop and the new plugs are now in series with the closet light. You'll need to get power for the plugs from another source and put the switch back the way it was.
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10-07-13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,082
Posted By dougm

So... just a shot in the dark here (no pun...

So... just a shot in the dark here (no pun intended)... With your TV plugged into one of the new plugs and turned on, open the closet door and take a good look at the closet light. Is it perhaps...
10-17-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,713
Posted By dougm

Sounds like the relay is attached to the...

Sounds like the relay is attached to the fixture's electrical box. Turn off power to the circuit the fixture is on AND the circuit that powers the Bryant system, remove the light fixture and see if...
06-24-12, 08:19 PM
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Views: 1,643
Posted By dougm

Hi stephengel79, No way it will work. Bosch...

Hi stephengel79,

No way it will work. Bosch dishwashers are totally encased in an outer cabinet. There isn't much more than an inch between the top of the dishwasher and the bottom of the...
04-26-12, 10:16 PM
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Views: 1,461
Posted By dougm

When to resurface

I'm a realtor and one of my clients is buying a home with a pool that's about 10 years old. She's been told (by her neighbor who works for a pool company...) that the pool needs to be re-surfaced...
04-10-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,275
Posted By dougm

Sorry, should have been more clear... The...

Sorry, should have been more clear... The inspector pointed out that there is no ground rod for the main electrical panel (or he was unable to locate it), but that he was able to locate a bond...
04-10-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,275
Posted By dougm

Missing ground rod

I've been a realtor for many years and recently had something new come up on an inspection for one of my buyers. Home was built in the late 90's and has an in-ground pool that was added after build....
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Posted By dougm

I'm fairly sure you've found the doorbell wiring...

I'm fairly sure you've found the doorbell wiring and that there is no second hall light...

If I were to wager a guess: The previous owners either broke the doorbell or had a real fancy one that...
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Views: 927
Posted By dougm

I wonder... Just going on a hunch here so please...

I wonder... Just going on a hunch here so please humor me... Does the house have a working door bell? If not, I think we might be able to fix that, but we'll probably never get the second hall light...
10-15-10, 11:14 AM
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Views: 25,873
Posted By dougm

Love a good puzzle. Was making a few assumptions...

Love a good puzzle. Was making a few assumptions before and hoping we would nail this on the first try...

One more hunch: Leaving the hall outlets connected as I originally described, disconnect...
10-15-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 25,873
Posted By dougm

Love a good puzzle. Was making a few assumptions...

Love a good puzzle. Was making a few assumptions before and hoping we would nail this on the first try...

One more hunch: Leaving the hall outlets connected as I originally described, disconnect...
10-01-10, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 25,873
Posted By dougm

If your description of the wiring is correct, the...

If your description of the wiring is correct, the hallway outlets are wired wrong. Each of the "IN" wires should be twisted with an "OUT" wire and then connected to separate terminals (an "IN"...
09-07-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By dougm

Apparently the crawl space was a few degrees...

Apparently the crawl space was a few degrees cooler than the room. Lack of insulation is a negative. That floor's going to be COLD in December... You may decide to change your priorities.

Doug M.
09-01-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By dougm

Really not enough data to validate your numbers,...

Really not enough data to validate your numbers, but I think they're close enough to determine that addiing another central heat pump isn't cost effective. Have you looked into a "mini split" heat...
08-02-10, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By dougm

I agree with Mike. The problem sounds more like...

I agree with Mike. The problem sounds more like the INSIDE fan relay/control board to me. Does the outside unit turn off when the thermostat is satisfied?

Doug M.
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