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03-24-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Pendragon

I always wait until the last possible time to...

I always wait until the last possible time to install flooring, get everything that can be done, done.
Once you start, those cheap moving blankets from harbor freight or big sheets of cardboard can...
03-24-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Pendragon

I'd recommend you rethink your decision to by a...

I'd recommend you rethink your decision to by a hot tub from an online retailer. You will likely get ZERO support for it.

If you must, there are cheaper places to get that spa online. Lifesmart...
03-24-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Pendragon

I'd like to reiterate what marksr said, floor...

I'd like to reiterate what marksr said, floor covering should be installed BEFORE base cabinets.

In addition to issues with appliances not fitting correctly when the time comes that something...
09-01-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Pendragon

Sorry it took so long to get back. I moved...

Sorry it took so long to get back.

I moved the disconnect well to the right of the location it was in. It's probably a good 10' away now.
I also shortened the flex to about 12" outside the spa...
08-18-18, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Pendragon

The disconnect is about 5' above the (not yet)...

The disconnect is about 5' above the (not yet) finished floor.
There's no way you will be standing in the spa (which is on the ground) and reach the disconnect (which is about 8' off the ground).
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08-17-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Pendragon

The spa and the gfci disconnect box it is...

The spa and the gfci disconnect box it is connected to, my reading says 5' between the waters edge and the disconnect box "by shortest path".
His reading says 5' between the spa and the wall (not...
08-17-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Pendragon

Spa/hot tub wiring failed

I recently ran wiring for a hot tub. The inspector failed it.
While I am going to do the recommended action (because there's no point in arguing with the inspector), I'd like to get your thoughts.
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09-30-12, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,942
Posted By Pendragon

A 20# tank has just under 5 gallons of propane in...

A 20# tank has just under 5 gallons of propane in it.
On a small generator it will vaporize just fine. You might get have a day or run time out of it. They do make two to one kits that let you...
07-07-12, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By Pendragon

I did a little more checking on wednesday. I...

I did a little more checking on wednesday. I turned the unit on, waited about 20m then went outside and waited. Sure enough, around 25-30m the condenser fan literally ground to a halt. I started...
07-04-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By Pendragon

So, just some more testing and updates. I get...

So, just some more testing and updates.
I get about half an hour of run time, and the condenser fan stops.

I thought caps only worked or didn't, you sound as though there's a middle ground?
...
07-04-12, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By Pendragon

It's still acting up. Monday when I turned it on,...

It's still acting up. Monday when I turned it on, this time the condenser fan didn't come on. I beat on it and it slowly spun up. Seems to me that would be bearings going bad. I put a few drops of...
07-01-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By Pendragon

package heat pump not working, but tested ok

So I've got a package heat pump, been working fine with no issues until saturday afternoon. Everything was running but no longer making cold air. I turned the unit off and called a tech. It took...
01-22-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By Pendragon

If it were me, I wouldn't trust an 8' span with...

If it were me, I wouldn't trust an 8' span with tile and would install some support at least in the middle to make it a 4' span. That's assuming a 16" oc, if it's more than that a double layering...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,341
Posted By Pendragon

I had a small dent on the wheel fender of my car,...

I had a small dent on the wheel fender of my car, I took it to one of the paintless dent repair places and they fixed it for $50 in about half an hour. Can't tell there was ever a dent.
12-29-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By Pendragon

Train cat to use litter box for everything

So, we have a kitten, about 6 months old. She will urinate in the litterbox, but that's it. We actually have 2 boxes, both clean (as far as litterboxes go).

It's getting old cleaning up after her...
11-27-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 60,469
Posted By Pendragon

Actually, in wide spread power outages, gasoline...

Actually, in wide spread power outages, gasoline is the least convenient. Gas stations pump fuel out of the ground with motors that require electricity, if the power is out, no gas. You can easily...
11-27-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,307
Posted By Pendragon

Cough, nearly 4 grand for a 5500 watt generator?...

Cough, nearly 4 grand for a 5500 watt generator? pass!

Buy a gas one and spend less than $300 on a tri-fuel adaptor that will let you run gasoline, propane or natural gas.

Skip the central air...
11-27-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,362
Posted By Pendragon

I don't why folks try to make things more complex...

I don't why folks try to make things more complex than they need to be.

If you live in the northern states, some of the power companies will rent you a switch that mounts directly behind the meter...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,784
Posted By Pendragon

There are plenty of threads on this already. ...

There are plenty of threads on this already.

Provided you aren't sending things down the drain that aren't suppose to be there (solid, non bio-degradable materials) there's is no reason to have...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By Pendragon

You have to consider the design specs of these...

You have to consider the design specs of these vehicles. None of them are anything you'd want to actually drive, or would be safe to do so unless everyone else was also driving one.
Replies: 7
Views: 3,264
Posted By Pendragon

Actually my leveled bill is just a touch over...

Actually my leveled bill is just a touch over $300 a month right now.

I'm averaging about 65 kwh a day, I sure wish my bill was $100!

Since I'm not sure how they are calculating the power, I...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,264
Posted By Pendragon

I was looking at some of the ReDriven units. I've...

I was looking at some of the ReDriven units. I've got an email out to them, but apparently the only person that can answer questions is out on vacation. Silly canucks.

Anywho, the 10kw unit is...
01-23-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By Pendragon

hydraulic calculations

Not sure where might be best to post this, but here goes.

Can someone post up (or link up) the formulas for calculating hydraulic power. Even better would be the formula(s) on how, for example, to...
01-23-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,291
Posted By Pendragon

"The stand by source shall be capable of...

"The stand by source shall be capable of supplying the full load transferred by the automatic transfer equipment."

I read that as, if you install a 50a transfer switch, your generator should...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,264
Posted By Pendragon

Wind power, whole home approach

Looking for someone who has installed a wind generator that has substantially replaced their utility supplied power.

What did you install (size, model, etc), where are you located, what was your...
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