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10-15-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By CasualJoe

When setting up the new subpanel, the two black...

When setting up the new subpanel, the two black wires go to the main lugs, the neutral (white) goes to neutral bus and the bare ground goes to a ground bar which you may have to purchase separately...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-13-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By CasualJoe

I would guess that the union at the cold water...

I would guess that the union at the cold water inlet to the heater is where the leak is.
09-12-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By CasualJoe

If this is your preferred route, ask the...

If this is your preferred route, ask the inspector to point you to where the code prohibits this. Who cares about his enthusiasm, it isn't his house and his opinion doesn't mean squat! If it were...
09-05-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By CasualJoe

This brings up another set of rules as the inside...

This brings up another set of rules as the inside panel now is a subpanel. The neutral bus in the subpanel now must be isolated from the panel box and a ground bar kit must be added. You also will...
08-16-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By CasualJoe

Your original arc fault breakers protected...

Your original arc fault breakers protected against parallel arcing faults and were the first generation, developed 20 years ago, they were also more susceptible to nuisance trips from appliances such...
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By CasualJoe

Yes, look at a new faucet and never never buy a...

Yes, look at a new faucet and never never buy a store branded faucet. What you have is a Home Depot store brand faucet. I hear the same problems with Aqua Source from Lowes and Tuscany from...
07-26-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By CasualJoe

I would be concerned if that galvanized nipple...

I would be concerned if that galvanized nipple screws into another piece of galvanized piping/fitting or if it screws into cast iron. There is a very high probability that all the galvanized piping...
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By CasualJoe

I am glad you found the Gerber to be to your...

I am glad you found the Gerber to be to your liking, I like them too. The one I have here at home is all brass, but they have since started making them with the actual drain and and overflow of PVC....
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By CasualJoe

I believe you'll need to replace the entire tub...

I believe you'll need to replace the entire tub drain/overflow unless you can figure out who the manufacturer is, but I think that would be doubtful. I always look for a good solid brand such as...
07-15-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By CasualJoe

Looks to me like this would be a great...

Looks to me like this would be a great application for GFCI receptacles rather than GFCI breakers.
06-22-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By CasualJoe

It's entirely possible you may have a bad...

It's entirely possible you may have a bad breaker, but it's also possible there is a problem between the breaker and the washer receptacle. I would disconnect the load wire from the breaker and then...
06-12-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By CasualJoe

Actually, MCA means Minimum Circuit Ampacity. An...

Actually, MCA means Minimum Circuit Ampacity. An MCA of 28 amps means the circuit must be rated at minimum for 28 amps. The next largest circuit would be 30 amps so #10 wire would be used for the...
05-24-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By CasualJoe

Yes, that Leviton double pole switch will work...

Yes, that Leviton double pole switch will work and so will the liquidtight whip, but there is not really a need for the whip to be liquidtight. It would still be less work and less expensive to just...
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By CasualJoe

You didn't mention the type of insulation. Most...

You didn't mention the type of insulation. Most common types that are blown in are fibreglas and cellulose. Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos, do you have something like vermiculite insulation...
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By CasualJoe

Who installed that mess? It's not even close to...

Who installed that mess? It's not even close to being right.
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By CasualJoe

You need to know the wattage, convert wattage to...

You need to know the wattage, convert wattage to kilowatt hours and multiply times the cost of electricity per KWH. For example consider a 100 watt light bulb. 100 watts X 10 hours equals 1000 watt...
08-27-12, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 41,931
Posted By CasualJoe

Exactly. The service entrance wiring ends at the...

Exactly. The service entrance wiring ends at the service disconnect, the panel in the house is a subpanel. Since it's a subpanel, IIRC, 2/0 copper would satisfy code for the hot conductors and...
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