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07-06-13, 07:03 AM
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Posted By CrispyB

Haha, yeah or this may be the result :eek: ...

Haha, yeah or this may be the result :eek:

Thanks guys
07-06-13, 05:15 AM
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Posted By CrispyB

Thanks for the info guyold. I will have to order...

Thanks for the info guyold. I will have to order the relay online as none of the local hvac contractors will sell parts over the counter, but they all would be happy to send a tech out :madhell:
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07-04-13, 10:01 AM
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Views: 1,315
Posted By CrispyB

Yeah I read about that in some other threads.I...

Yeah I read about that in some other threads.I guess that would have to be the smaller diameter black wire at top left? The unit is 13 years old.

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07-04-13, 08:43 AM
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Posted By CrispyB

Yes, 2 AAA batts in the new t-stat so thanks,...

Yes, 2 AAA batts in the new t-stat so thanks, that clears that mystery up.

Yep actually a tad over 24v at the contactor terminals with the t-stat on and calling for cooling.

I checked the ohms...
07-04-13, 08:37 AM
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Views: 1,315
Posted By CrispyB

That's what I thought but wanted an expert...

That's what I thought but wanted an expert opinion since I know little to nothing about how this all works.

I pushed the contact in manually and wedged a sliver of wood to hold it. So far...
07-04-13, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,315
Posted By CrispyB

AC control issue. Need help!

Wouldn't ya know it. Suddenly decides to go tropical and now the AC won't kick on.

I took the covers off the outside unit and with the system on and the blower running I have 120v between the...
03-10-13, 06:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,418
Posted By CrispyB

Too late for me. I spent $120 for 50' of 10/4 in...

Too late for me. I spent $120 for 50' of 10/4 in my rush to prepare for Sandy and never lost power.

As for doing it wrong, it sounds like from all the input in this thread that the NEC has our...
03-07-13, 02:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,418
Posted By CrispyB

ok, so unbonding ground and neutral at the...

ok, so unbonding ground and neutral at the generator will work BUT care must be taken to ensure that the frame ground is intact and the wiring connections from the outlet on the genny, through your...
03-06-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,418
Posted By CrispyB

My assumption was that by unbonding ground and...

My assumption was that by unbonding ground and neutral at the generator you would not be disconnecting the green wire from the frame and by having the green ground ultimatly connected to the main...
03-06-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,418
Posted By CrispyB

Here's my understanding of the 2 options....

Here's my understanding of the 2 options. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

Option 1: Leave neutral and ground bonded on generator but do not connect the green or bare ground wire at the plug in...
03-05-13, 05:19 PM
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Views: 5,418
Posted By CrispyB

I believe it has something to do with OSHA...

I believe it has something to do with OSHA regulations. For it's intended use as a portable generator the two must be bonded as no ground source can be guaranteed on a worksite.

Mine is the bonded...
03-03-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,243
Posted By CrispyB

Or instead of 2 separate cords you could make a...

Or instead of 2 separate cords you could make a short adapter for the new 10/4 cable using a 30 amp female plug for the end of your cord that normally would plug into the generator and a 20 amp male...
03-03-13, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By CrispyB

Also appears to be quite a bit of oxidation...

Also appears to be quite a bit of oxidation (green deposits) where your electric service ground is connected to the pipe. You should clean that to ensure a good ground connection and if the pipe is...
03-03-13, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By CrispyB

It will depend on what you find you have for the...

It will depend on what you find you have for the existing rafters / trusses. If adequate space for insulation does not exist you may have to add what's called scissor trusses.

Also there needs to...
03-02-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,367
Posted By CrispyB

It shouldn't be a problem. The salt could be an...

It shouldn't be a problem. The salt could be an issue for your septic system or plants and freezing if piped outside may be a concern.

Mine goes into a sump pump and from there out to a buried...
03-01-13, 03:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,342
Posted By CrispyB

Unless you keep the inside of your house like a...

Unless you keep the inside of your house like a meat locker with the a/c in the summer, air infiltration from the outside into the wall is not really a big issue. Here's why.

Relative humidity is...
02-28-13, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,342
Posted By CrispyB

Like XSleeper said, your vapor barrier is on the...

Like XSleeper said, your vapor barrier is on the wrong side of the wall. If anything, the polyiso will help prevent moisture infiltration from the outside but trap it on the inside.

At 70 degrees...
02-28-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,825
Posted By CrispyB

I had a similar problem that happened randomly....

I had a similar problem that happened randomly. The burner would kick on for 10 seconds then shut off. This repeated until enough heat was produced to kick the blower on. I noticed the temp reading...
02-27-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,990
Posted By CrispyB

That 90 with the ears that Furd posted is often...

That 90 with the ears that Furd posted is often used inside the end wall of a shower and the goose neck of your showerhead screws into it. Use plenty of teflon tape on the threads and it will not...
02-27-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,990
Posted By CrispyB

Sounds like this pipe makes a 90 inside the wall...

Sounds like this pipe makes a 90 inside the wall and drops down into the slab, or is it possible it goes up and runs through the attic?

Once you remove the siding you could solder on a straight...
02-26-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,990
Posted By CrispyB

One of those 3 threads also involved cutting your...

One of those 3 threads also involved cutting your central ac pipes to install the siding and more than 1 reply advised you that you need a professional to do that. It's not a DIY project as simple as...
02-24-13, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By CrispyB

If it's just peened over at one spot and...

If it's just peened over at one spot and interfering with the sealing surface, file it off flush with the surface that contacts the sealing washer in the hose.
02-24-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,920
Posted By CrispyB

Their quotes may include the cost of the permit...

Their quotes may include the cost of the permit to do the work? You seem to have a good handle on what is needed to get it done, so why not do it yourself? If you get something wrong the inspector...
02-24-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By CrispyB

The AC unit would have to be recharged with...

The AC unit would have to be recharged with refrigerant by a licensed AC serviceman anyhow, so may as well have them cut the pipe and reconnect it.

The small elbow may be your condensate...
02-24-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
Posted By CrispyB

I didn't notice you were in Canada. Are you sure...

I didn't notice you were in Canada. Are you sure it's 10/2? I see black & red plus white neutral and a bare ground on the incoming feed through the flex cable? Looks like 240 unless my tired eyes are...
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