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03-27-17, 05:43 PM
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Posted By lynnx

re-packing faucets

The hosebibs serving my washing machine are leaking around the stems. I have managed to stop the leaks by turning the knobs ultra-tight. A series of sliding-door compartments, one of which encloses...
03-14-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By lynnx

Yes, PJmax. The leak (a pin hole in a straight...

Yes, PJmax. The leak (a pin hole in a straight copper (hot) run under the slab) was repaired by a different (plumbing) contractor.
03-14-15, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By lynnx

Yes, I think it is a horrible job. As a...

Yes, I think it is a horrible job. As a homeowner I do not think the HOA should have to pay for it.

What are typical curing times for "quik set" concrete" (that was used to fill the hole in the...
03-14-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By lynnx

Professional flooring job or ?

Good Morning.
I'm in a jam.
I live in a homeowners association (HOA) in Los Angeles.

I ended up with an excavated hole in my bathroom floor (and with the toilet removed) in order to repair a...
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Views: 1,058
Posted By lynnx

Thanks for your questions. The bathroom...

Thanks for your questions.

The bathroom floor covering was carpet. The toilet bowl is ringed with carpet tack strips with padding in between. The padding has no "give" and had probably gotten...
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Views: 1,058
Posted By lynnx

Toilet bowl leaks and rocks--Is flange too high?

I am trying to fix a leaking toilet. It leaks at the back of the toilet at floor level. The bowl also rocks front-to-back. So something is not allowing the toilet to seat properly on the flange that...
01-22-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By lynnx

Skinner plumber gets my vote of confidence! ...

Skinner plumber gets my vote of confidence!

Re-routing the hot line above the slab would be a piece of work. There is not ceiling path, and no easy wall path.

A different plumber come out (not...
01-20-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By lynnx

Under slab leak detection

I think I have a leak under my slab. There is no appearance of water or dampness. I can hear water flowing when all the faucets are off. I have turned my water off but I do not want to live this...
06-29-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,102
Posted By lynnx

I would like to have house or shed control for...

I would like to have house or shed control for yard lighting and/or for an irrigation pump. I'd also like to have always-on power for working in the shed.

Re 3-way switches and underground...
06-28-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,102
Posted By lynnx

Thanks CasualJoe. I am going to use a 15A...

Thanks CasualJoe.

I am going to use a 15A and a 20A breaker on each phase in the sub-panel in the shed. So there will be four circuits in the shed. The 3-way arrangement is so that I don't have...
06-28-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,102
Posted By lynnx

3-way circuit to a shed sub-panel?

I understand that I have to have a disconnect for circuits in a separate building. Can a disconnect be a 3-way switch?

I want to wire a shed with some devices that I can control from the house or...
06-03-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By lynnx

Houston204, I have read my manual now,...

Houston204,

I have read my manual now, downloaded from your link. I did not have this document in my installation papers.

I have to move some things out of the way of the furnace and have...
06-02-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By lynnx

Lennox PureAir "Metal Insert" missing

Hi all,

I have been looking more carefully at the insides of my PureAir PCO16-28 filter system since the filter was replaced with the wrong item. The official Lennox maintenance kit includes one...
05-31-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,901
Posted By lynnx

MERV 16 vs. MERV 11 -- Are filters ever equivalent?

I wonder if my technician made a mistake.

My HVAC company came by to perform a "tune-up" on my Lennox system and replaced the filter. The original filter was a MERV 16. The replacement is a MERV...
02-28-13, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By lynnx

I discovered that my cold water inlet connection...

I discovered that my cold water inlet connection does not qualify as part of the GEC because it is far from within 5' of entry.

So I must modify step (3) in the previous post to:
(3) Pull the...
02-28-13, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By lynnx

Good guess, CJ. This installation is ~32 years...

Good guess, CJ. This installation is ~32 years old.

So, if this meets code (if you would ask, Nashkat1?) and if I implement it, I would:

(1) Pull a #8 CU through the RMC (via the #10 wire)...
02-27-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By lynnx

Townhouses (one common wall) - special ground considerations?

Several concerns were raised in my "Zinsco panel replacement project" thread. If it is OK with the moderators, I would like to tackle them one at a time in separate threads. The 1st issue has to do...
02-27-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,915
Posted By lynnx

Formatting...!?

Sorry. What do I have to do to exclude formatting when I cut and paste? I will try passing it through Notepad a/o look around the forum for help.
02-27-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,915
Posted By lynnx

Two meters, Ray. I started out getting bids...

Two meters, Ray.

I started out getting bids from several licensed electricians. All of them were not familiar with NEC (Article 440) sections relating to my "Hermetic Refrigerant...
02-27-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,206
Posted By lynnx

It looks like I should have done more homework on...

It looks like I should have done more homework on this site before contacting a contractor. I really appreciate all the help.

Thanks, Furd. Thanks to everyone.
Lynnx
02-26-13, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,915
Posted By lynnx

Clarification: My common-wall neighbor is the...

Clarification: My common-wall neighbor is the owner of his townhouse. He does not live there; he rents it.
02-25-13, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,206
Posted By lynnx

Furd, The distribution panel was...

Furd,

The distribution panel was manufactured by GTE Sylvania. The model is ML12. The breaker that does not fit in the panel is a Connecticut Electric 40A Two-Pole Thin Type-Z model UBIZ0240. It...
02-25-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,915
Posted By lynnx

Townhouses (one common wall) - special ground considerations?

Starting from the electrical vault in the street, there are two hots and one neutral in RMC to a large outside panel with two meters and two main disconnect breakers for two townhouses. One of the...
02-25-13, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,206
Posted By lynnx

Thanks guys for your thoughtful replies. My...

Thanks guys for your thoughtful replies. My objective is to determine whether or not the HVAC installer should have left my electrical system in a state that is at least different from how it was...
02-23-13, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,206
Posted By lynnx

Standards of professional conduct

I had a new HVAC system installed in a townhouse I am rehab'ing. The contractor inspected the old system and the electrical panels beforehand and quoted an all-inclusive price for the new system. ...
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