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11-09-17, 05:05 PM
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What year was the building constructed? Do you...

What year was the building constructed? Do you have yokes? Is the floor above finished, or open attic? Is it possible you have knob & tube wiring? Are the conductors cloth & rubber insulated, or...
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Thanks folks. Yes, I use self-clean regularly. ...

Thanks folks. Yes, I use self-clean regularly. For years I avoided putting stuff directly on the rack, and therefore rarely used self-clean, but i tried it once, and the stuff came out much better,...
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Finding a bake element that fits

At what point does bake element wattage become a problem in a self-cleaning oven?

My 1980s Caloric ESR30626 had a ground fault on the bake element. I am unable to find a Whirlpool OEM Y0042146...
02-14-15, 09:51 AM
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Only a masochist would try to run 10 AWG UF in a...

Only a masochist would try to run 10 AWG UF in a 3/4" conduit. Give yourself a break and use a bigger pipe or use THHN/THWN, as previously recommended. I have 12/3 UF direct-buried for some...
01-24-14, 11:19 AM
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List all the cables (jacketed groups of...

List all the cables (jacketed groups of individual conductors) or conduits entering the box, with colors in each, and what other conductors or devices they are connected to.

In other words, draw...
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Views: 2,860
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Open spark-gap carbon blocks might work OK for...

Open spark-gap carbon blocks might work OK for some ADSL applications, but that's correct, they are routinely removed and replaced with gas tubes for higher-speed VDSL.
01-04-14, 11:04 AM
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Views: 1,394
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Here, there is a line item on the permit for site...

Here, there is a line item on the permit for site consultation, and you would be charged that, or a reinspection fee, for each inspection necessary beyond one rough and one final per permit.
...
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No, not for doorbell. Your first guess was...

No, not for doorbell. Your first guess was closer. It is a station protector for the telephone line. There should be a number stamped on it somewhere. This looks like the 98AA.

Regardless,...
07-09-13, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
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I got Wiring Simplified and Electrical Wiring...

I got Wiring Simplified and Electrical Wiring Residential. EWR is a textbook and I found it easier to read, dare I say more fun, but it is expensive. Since you're not doing a large project, check...
07-08-13, 06:18 AM
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Views: 1,960
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For MWBCs I have used electrical tape as well as...

For MWBCs I have used electrical tape as well as small cable ties to group the hots and the neutral together. I also have two larger j-boxes, that do not contain devices, with multiple MWBCs in a...
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The cycle seems normal. Nothing odd about when...

The cycle seems normal. Nothing odd about when things are running. Everything looked good when I replaced the fan; I stuck a mirror back there and could see that the spine fins were not iced, and...
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I put in a new evap fan. It's working fine. ...

I put in a new evap fan. It's working fine. When I pulled it out, the old one seemed to be turning pretty well too, so I'll keep it.

But the sound fluctuation is about the same. The motor sits...
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Look for a nameplate around the edge of the main...

Look for a nameplate around the edge of the main door, under the cooktop (assuming it's hinged and can be lifted), or on the back of the oven. The model should be inscribed, embossed, or printed on...
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Refrigerator evaporator fan fluctuating

Are there any troubleshooting tips to determine if an evaporator fan is going bad? From the diagram it appears the fan is accessible by removing a panel at the back of the freezer compartment. But...
06-22-13, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,960
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1. Shared neutral = MWBC, multi-wire branch...

1. Shared neutral = MWBC, multi-wire branch circuit. Common with raceway and three-phase installations.
2. 2-pole/handle tie requirement for MWBCs was not implemented until the 2000s, although I...
06-21-13, 08:02 AM
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Views: 2,357
Posted By ArgMeMatey

Unless there's an issue of misunderstanding, I...

Unless there's an issue of misunderstanding, I have not found it productive to question inspectors. (There is usually an appeal process for blatant misinterpretations, but authoritarianism is the...
06-20-13, 12:10 PM
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Views: 2,357
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Here, for rewiring of occupied areas, only the...

Here, for rewiring of occupied areas, only the final is required. As already stated if walls etc. are opened leave them open until the inspection.
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Checked out the 3000K option. The Ecolux 25W...

Checked out the 3000K option. The Ecolux 25W 3000K (GE 72128) is priced high. It would be worth trying but for example Grainger (2ETR6) only sells them by the 36-tube carton. I can't even find a...
05-17-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By ArgMeMatey

Regionally, codes are often similar. Municipal...

Regionally, codes are often similar. Municipal codes in the Milwaukee area have many local "extras" that are unheard of in the rest of Wisconsin.

You need to check the state statutes or...
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Views: 996
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Sorry, what I should have said instead of lower...

Sorry, what I should have said instead of lower wattage was lower lumen rating. These T8s are rated 25 watts, 2350 mean lumens nominal.

What I am suggesting is to change the bulbs to get less...
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The new bulbs are GE F32T8 5000K, 25-watt. Is...

The new bulbs are GE F32T8 5000K, 25-watt. Is there a lower wattage 4' T8 available? Otherwise maybe trying 3000K might help?
04-28-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,566
Posted By ArgMeMatey

OK, update from Honeywell ... now they say I can...

OK, update from Honeywell ... now they say I can do all the stuff I want with the THX9421R5021 thermostat and a THM6000R RedLINK.

Roughly three times the price of the VisionPro 8000 ... good to...
04-26-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,566
Posted By ArgMeMatey

Thanks. I looked at the manual and I don't see...

Thanks. I looked at the manual and I don't see any S1/S2 or OT contacts. Ho-hum.
04-26-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,566
Posted By ArgMeMatey

Honeywell tells me they have a brand-new...

Honeywell tells me they have a brand-new thermostat that will do what I want.

RTH9580WF

Pretty steep price at the big orange. I'll have to review the specs.
Replies: 18
Views: 996
Posted By ArgMeMatey

Correct. I also see that T8 25-watt bulbs...

Correct.

I also see that T8 25-watt bulbs are available, producing around 2500 rather than 3000 lumens. Those might mitigate the problem, assuming the new bulbs are higher wattage.
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