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10-01-19, 09:44 AM
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Posted By k19_1234

Just did this with a 36" trencher in the...

Just did this with a 36" trencher in the northeast. Roots were simple.....the 25 lbs rocks weren't. The extra money ($120) spent on a larger trencher was well worth it.
09-19-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By k19_1234

Thanks everyone for the help, itís much...

Thanks everyone for the help, itís much appreciated.

My shed sits on cinder-blocks and I successfully dug the trench underneath the shed. I cut open the plywood floor and now have access to the...
09-13-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By k19_1234

I’ve been contemplating running a switch inside...

I’ve been contemplating running a switch inside my house for the shed lights.
If I were to do that, would I need to use a 10 gauge cable to the switch box or could I get away with 12 gauge? Same...
09-10-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By k19_1234

Inspector is totally cool with me doing my own...

Inspector is totally cool with me doing my own work.

My electric needs are for shed lights (both internal and external) and flood lights for the lawn. Secondary purpose is for running power...
09-10-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By k19_1234

Power will mainly be used for lighting (CFLs...

Power will mainly be used for lighting (CFLs inside and flood lights outside) and the occasional power tool (bench grinder, chop saw).

Currently, I run a 14 gauge extension cord (on a 20a circuit...
09-09-19, 08:34 PM
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Views: 343
Posted By k19_1234

Rethinking my scenario, the 125 foot length is...

Rethinking my scenario, the 125 foot length is only to the house. To the panel, I need to add another 40 feet. Given the entire run, end-to-end would be around 165 feet, is 10 gauge sufficient? ...
09-09-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By k19_1234

Questions on my next project

I plan on installing two 20-amp circuits to my outdoor shed which is roughly 125 feet from my home. I spoke with my local inspector and he stated I need to bury PVC conduit 18Ē deep and run THHN...
09-09-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By k19_1234

Questions about my next project

I am now thinking about installing the actual 120v lines. I'll create a new thread about it.
01-07-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By k19_1234

I'm not vehemently against running a new circuit...

I'm not vehemently against running a new circuit out to the shed...more irritated that I finally have my lawn in a nice condition and would have to tear it up to run the cable.

If I do run a UF-B...
01-07-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By k19_1234

Low voltage lights for a shed

I'm building a new lumber-framed shed that's roughly 125 feet from my house.

I'd like to install exterior bullet lights on the soffits and interior work lights to illuminate the inside.

I...
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Views: 439
Posted By k19_1234

My unit is wet-based. The return enters the very...

My unit is wet-based. The return enters the very bottom of the unit.

I didn't realize steel was susceptible to degradation due to heat.
Do the ceramic chambers transfer the heat to the metal...
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Views: 439
Posted By k19_1234

Replacing an oil boiler chamber

Please forgive my ignorance here...

I have a 30+ year old HB Smith oil fired boiler (with domestic hot water) that needs a chamber replacement as indicated by a service tech who just serviced the...
12-30-17, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By k19_1234

And what about tucking the grounding wire into...

And what about tucking the grounding wire into vinyl siding? Is that discouraged?

I can leave the grounding wire on the outside of the house, but would like to conceal it as much as possible,
12-30-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By k19_1234

I'll probably implement this idea, but there is...

I'll probably implement this idea, but there is no way I can connect the new grounding rod to the old one. The run would be 60 feet minimum.
With a new grounding rod, the grounding wire from the...
12-29-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By k19_1234

Advice on grounding an OTA antenna

Finally cutting the cord, but need advice on how to ground my new OTA antenna.

The only logical and secure place to install the antenna is on my chimney. Unfortunately, the existing coaxial...
10-01-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By k19_1234

Replacing an outdoor outlet

I have an outdoor duplex receptacle installed on my screened porch.
Iím running a brand new circuit to this box so Iíd like to replace the entire thing (box, wire, outlet, etc) as its decades old...
05-16-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,028
Posted By k19_1234

Nails or screws for building a shed?

I'm building a 200 sq. ft. shed using standard dimensional lumber framing, nothing fancy.

Should I be using nails or screws for framing?

Is there even a correct answer? Or is it mostly...
03-06-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By k19_1234

It is, but I can hear it lagging when not running...

It is, but I can hear it lagging when not running on street power.
But it's also irritating that I bought this model for the rated wattage and I'm only NOW discovering that I'm effectively getting...
03-05-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By k19_1234

Using an extension cord to connect the microwave...

Using an extension cord to connect the microwave to the generator's 120v 5-20R receptacle, the microwave pulled ~1,650w.
Using street power (no extension cord), the microwave pulled ~1,750w.
Is the...
03-03-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By k19_1234

I will test this tomorrow and report back. ...

I will test this tomorrow and report back.



That's the only equipment I possess to test current. Is there a major difference between KW meter vs. clamp on?
03-03-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By k19_1234

I'm not totally sure what this means, so I guess...

I'm not totally sure what this means, so I guess the answer is, no.
How is this achieved?

I guess, taking a step back, is this the right setup?


X --> Red wire --> panel L1
Y --> Black...
03-03-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By k19_1234

The 2400 Watts (20 A) recommendation is for the...

The 2400 Watts (20 A) recommendation is for the 120v 5-20R receptacles...neither of which I'm using. I AM using the l14-30 receptacle.
Again, I can only pull 1,300 watts via my microwave from L1 in...
03-03-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By k19_1234

Three places: I tested it and the...

Three places:


I tested it and the microwave only pulled 1,300 watts.
Customer service rep stated the max per lead is 1,500 watts.
The manual's SPECIFICATIONS
section...
03-03-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By k19_1234

Kill A Watt meter. At the time of...

Kill A Watt meter.



At the time of test, all circuit breakers were OFF except for the generator breaker and the microwave breaker.
03-02-17, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By k19_1234

Portable generator/ hookup questions.

I bought a WEN 3000 Watt Portable Generator (https://www.amazon.com/WEN-56352-Starting-Portable-Generator/dp/B003N9AT5G).

I also installed a Reliance 30 Amp NEMA 3R Power Inlet Box...
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