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So you have what is called a shower stall. You...

So you have what is called a shower stall. You can get a basic one handle faucet. You don't need a tub diverter. The valve gets mounted inside the wall. Hot and cold water get attached to the side...
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Posted By PJmax

There really aren't sensors. That's strictly a...

There really aren't sensors. That's strictly a reminder anyway.

for the most part.... it's a combination of engine running times and starts.
It's strictly a timed function with a little bit of...
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Posted By PJmax

Welcome to the forums. Wow..... remove the...

Welcome to the forums.

Wow..... remove the boiler only for 10k !
I don't see how they can remove the boiler and not remove the asbestos from the pipes.
Anywhere it's exposed it should be...
09-12-19, 01:39 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Yes.... that duplex receptacle will now deliver...

Yes.... that duplex receptacle will now deliver 30A of 120v power. 15A on each side of the receptacle.

That looks like older style BX cable which to a certain extent is your ground.
Make sure the...
09-12-19, 01:28 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Welcome to the forums. A humidistat in the...

Welcome to the forums.

A humidistat in the living area is actually a better idea. We usually just mount then to the return duct as that is easier and does work. I have mine on the return duct. I...
09-11-19, 04:25 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Is the vacuum even running ? With most...

Is the vacuum even running ?
With most systems..... it will not run with just opening the door. It needs the hose end inserted.
09-10-19, 05:01 PM
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Posted By PJmax

The metal conduit IS the ground and as such needs...

The metal conduit IS the ground and as such needs to be maintained.
You're going to need to use a metal box.
Doesn't need to be galvanized..... just steel is ok.
09-10-19, 10:51 AM
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Posted By PJmax

I added your picture and labeled it. We can only...

I added your picture and labeled it. We can only warn you not to do your own work in an apartment. You can take or leave our warning but you are still welcome to ask questions.

In your...
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Posted By PJmax

I would avoid the spring wound timers. They're...

I would avoid the spring wound timers. They're good as a last resort or where no neutral is present.
Shame on your guests if they can't figure how to push a button.
They will be mildly shocked and...
09-10-19, 12:10 AM
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Posted By PJmax

That is a one line loop. That means they are...

That is a one line loop. That means they are circulating hot water in the winter and cold water in the summer from the plant.

The clip on thermostat keeps the blower from running during those...
09-09-19, 11:51 PM
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Posted By PJmax

It's possible that the service supplying that old...

It's possible that the service supplying that old style building is undersized for that building which is a pretty common problem for older buildings.

The distance between the transformer and the...
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Posted By PJmax

Looks like it should be a very effective repair. ...

Looks like it should be a very effective repair. 108813
09-08-19, 10:34 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Excellent job with that diagram. That shows...

Excellent job with that diagram. That shows everything. Probably could do without the pipe thermostat.

If the thermostat used relays..... you could connect W1 and Y1 together. Either will turn the...
09-08-19, 09:56 PM
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Posted By PJmax

That regulator does not have a shut off on it....

That regulator does not have a shut off on it. Most regulators don't.

Many ranges have the regulator inside the appliance and there could be a shut off next to it.

In any event..... you should...
09-07-19, 03:38 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Ok...... but there are two switches in the first...

Ok...... but there are two switches in the first picture.

You cannot change the wiring at either three way switch IF those switches control the lights also.
We need to locate the point where the...
09-07-19, 01:27 PM
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Posted By PJmax

I numbered the pictures as it makes it easier for...

I numbered the pictures as it makes it easier for discussion.

In pic 1 there is a switch/receptacle combo.
Pics 2 and 3 show that wiring.

Did you just want that receptacle with the switch to...
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Posted By PJmax

I'm not a big fan of the sheetrock touching the...

I'm not a big fan of the sheetrock touching the exhaust flue pipes.
09-07-19, 11:40 AM
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Posted By PJmax

Welcome to the forums. A receptacle in a...

Welcome to the forums.

A receptacle in a bathroom on a three way switch ? That's pretty rare.
There are only two wires plus ground at the receptacle. Nothing can be done there.

There needs to...
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Posted By PJmax

If the box is plastic..... there MUST be a ground...

If the box is plastic..... there MUST be a ground in it. Look behind all the splices.
Forum: Water Heaters
09-06-19, 05:11 PM
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Posted By PJmax

I'm not really a plumber but I change water...

I'm not really a plumber but I change water heaters and I'm old school and use copper pipe.

Keep in mind that flex is rubber hose with a stainless braid over it.
I don't think I'd use that for...
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Posted By PJmax

I was at the depot two weeks ago looking at...

I was at the depot two weeks ago looking at tubes. They had just gotten single T-8 LED tubes that worked directly with the ballasts in the existing fixtures. I bought 8 for my sister and put them in...
09-06-19, 04:07 PM
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Posted By PJmax

That is an acceptable connection method.

That is an acceptable connection method.
09-06-19, 04:04 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Welcome to the forums. Unfortunately...

Welcome to the forums.

Unfortunately Equipotential bonding is like voodoo magic. It is explained in the code but is a gray area and hard to decipher. It seems from what I've run into that it is...
09-05-19, 07:03 PM
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Posted By PJmax

That looks like a pull chain light which usually...

That looks like a pull chain light which usually means it always live.
You need to install a switch near the fan for servicing.
09-03-19, 11:28 AM
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Posted By PJmax

Typically with unfused mains..... 5' or less is...

Typically with unfused mains..... 5' or less is considered as close as possible so you're ok there.
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