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09-15-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Zorfdt

Drilling through the deck joists are fine (as...

Drilling through the deck joists are fine (as long as they don't affect the structural integrity of the joists). I can see the hesitancy of going through a window. In my opinion, it would be a...
09-15-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Zorfdt

My only change to Pete's plan would be to use a...

My only change to Pete's plan would be to use a 50A twist-lock plug and receptacle so you don't have to worry about accidentally pulling out the cord.

But that said, while the concept is fine, I...
09-11-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By Zorfdt

The 3 meters are likely for the 3 apartments and...

The 3 meters are likely for the 3 apartments and the 4th is the landlord meter. Usually there's not much on the landlord meter except common area lights. Even a LED porch light should register some...
09-03-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Zorfdt

My understanding is that ETL is very similar to...

My understanding is that ETL is very similar to UL in their review and certification process. If it's ETL listed, I'm sure it's safe to use.
08-31-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Zorfdt

How about a 3/8" PEX valve, then a 3/8" -> 1/4"...

How about a 3/8" PEX valve, then a 3/8" -> 1/4" adapter?
https://www.supplyhouse.com/Viega-46001-3-8-PEX-Crimp-x-3-8-OD-Compression-Straight-Stop-Lead-Free-Chrome
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08-27-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Zorfdt

As others have said, the right way is to not use...

As others have said, the right way is to not use an extension cord. If it's really 1800w, it's right at 15A, which is pushing the limits of even a dedicated 15A circuit and 15A receptacles.

If...
08-26-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Zorfdt

That's what I would do... but there would be...

That's what I would do... but there would be nothing wrong with using a 1/2" PVC conduit as protection if you wanted. No need to use boxes or anything with it, since it's just protection.
I...
07-24-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Zorfdt

I don't see any real issue with it. It no longer...

I don't see any real issue with it. It no longer carries the CE listing/approval that it once had when you cut the cable, but that doesn't make it unsafe.
Here in the US there are plug-in GFI...
07-11-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By Zorfdt

Smart meters broadcast their readings...

Smart meters broadcast their readings periodically over radio, so they are receivable. As of today, I don't believe most are encrypted in any way, which raises privacy and potentially concerns......
06-11-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By Zorfdt

What kind of pipe is it? I don't know how well...

What kind of pipe is it? I don't know how well an auger would work in a black corrugated pipe. Also the lightweight PVC pipes you need to be careful with.

If it's that shallow, your best bet...
05-24-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Zorfdt

Are you required to use battery backup smoke...

Are you required to use battery backup smoke detectors? In the interior spaces, I'd still use battery backups, but for the hallway, you can get smoke detectors that run only off mains power. They...
05-08-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Zorfdt

There are a lot of things you should do for...

There are a lot of things you should do for periodic upkeep. Exercise your circuit breakers, replace your furnace filters monthly, oil the motors in your furnace, clean your vents and ducts, flush...
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By Zorfdt

I've heard of the power company helping figure...

I've heard of the power company helping figure this out (sometimes it's the local building department). The landlord should be paying for all those common area items, and they'll help figure out...
04-20-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Zorfdt

Not allowed to drywall over half the box. I...

Not allowed to drywall over half the box. I would definitely use Pete's advice. Metal works, or you can do the same thing in plastic.

Another option, which might end up being more work, would be...
05-16-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,493
Posted By Zorfdt

The only thing I don't like about interlock is...

The only thing I don't like about interlock is that it requires some knowledge of what to do. My parents had one, and it was a multi-step process to get everything set up and running. (turn off all...
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