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Oh, BTW, adjusting the force settings doesn't...

Oh, BTW, adjusting the force settings doesn't affect the door's inadequate travel distance. Because the door moves freely and chain isn't too tight, I didn't expect the force settings to make any...
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Posted By Riddler

Chain Drive Door Travel Issue

My 1/2 HP chain drive opener is the type with a gear operated travel limit switch. A metal contact plate travels on a threaded rod which rotates while the opener operates. When the plate touches...
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Posted By Riddler

Genie screwdrive stopped operating in down direction

Here is what my Pro88 is doing now.

First, I uncouple the door from the screwdrive so the drive unit is free to run, or not run, as the case may be. First tap of the remote (or the hardwire...
07-19-14, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Riddler

Thanks CJ. Exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks CJ. Exactly what I was looking for.
07-16-14, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Riddler

Adding Outlet to Junction Box

I have a junction box outside that encloses terminal blocks that join conductors feeding a 50 amp subpanel some distance away. It's a 4 wire feed (i.e., including separate EGC). I'd like to install...
01-27-14, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Riddler

Something is wrong if a reliable seal is...

Something is wrong if a reliable seal is dependent on how much teflon tape one uses. Tape and pipe dope is only supposed to preserve the threads for easy removal.

I have one more dumb question. ...
01-27-14, 01:43 AM
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Posted By Riddler

Trick to Threaded Washer Valves?

Both brand new valves of my washer box leak where they connect to the female adapters I sweated on before I connected the valves to the adapters. I initially connected them with a moderate amount of...
01-24-14, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Riddler

That would be a little easier. The main thing is...

That would be a little easier. The main thing is that I can use ABS or PVC for the trap and standpipe.
01-24-14, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Riddler

Washer Drain Trap

I need to add a trap to a 2" copper washer drain.

Do I just sweat a male adapter on the drain pipe and install a 2" ABS p-trap (preferrably with a clean out) and an ABS standpipe? I guess i...
01-23-14, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Riddler

I have three 1/0 conductors (plus a smaller EGC)...

I have three 1/0 conductors (plus a smaller EGC) exiting 3" conduit just below ground level in a pull box. I want to tap into them. Instead of doing a tap splice in the pull box, I am installing an...
01-22-14, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Riddler

Adding Box Adaptor to a PVC Conduit Body

I need a 3" PVC conduit body that is a combination LB and LL style. No one makes one like that. Before I order a couple of 3" LB style conduit bodies (which are not cheap) and a couple of box...
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Posted By Riddler

Never tried to post a pic. How do I do that? ...

Never tried to post a pic. How do I do that?

I was sloppy in my descripton of wood walking surface. Actually, the previous surface, which I am inclined to duplicate, had three 2" x 6"s laid flat...
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Posted By Riddler

What Material to Use Over Asphalt Step Out Roof Area

I would like to apply new material over an old ashpalt (tar and gravel) roof area before installing a 2" x 6" wood deck for standing/walking. The area is only about 50 square feet. It slopes...
01-15-14, 08:44 PM
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Posted By Riddler

I have most stuff shipped to me (can't get to the...

I have most stuff shipped to me (can't get to the local supply house easily). E-bay is ok, but a good online supply house is going to have the whole range of products organized in manner that lends...
01-15-14, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Riddler

Online Supply House Recommendation

I need to buy some items like wiring trough boxes, splice kits for larger conductors, power distribution blocks, contactors and the like. I often get stuff from Grainger, but I'd like to know if...
01-15-14, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Riddler

Online Supply House Recommendations

I need to buy some items like wiring trough boxes, splice kits for larger conductors, power distribution blocks, contactors and the like. I often get stuff from Grainger, but I'd like to know if...
01-15-14, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Riddler

Wait to see if it works!! I'll report back in a...

Wait to see if it works!! I'll report back in a few weeks when I've tested it.
01-15-14, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Riddler

I appreciate the concerns about using tractor...

I appreciate the concerns about using tractor power to supply the pulling force. With hydrostatic (fluid) drive, the tractor really can creep at the rate of a typical winch. Also, the transition...
01-14-14, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Riddler

Yes, I have three 350s and one 1/0 (all aluminum)...

Yes, I have three 350s and one 1/0 (all aluminum) to pull. It's outdoors with both ends of the conduit exiting open ground, so I can easily build a set up that allows all four spools to feed...
01-14-14, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Riddler

Connecting Pull Rope to Multiple Conductors

I will be pulling 4 conductors in 300' of 3" conduit with two 90 degree sweeps. With the proper amount of lubricant, the pulling tension is estimated to be about 400 pds. Do I need to invest in...
01-12-14, 08:08 AM
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Posted By Riddler

Cable Pulling Effort Question

Other than wire lube and a strong helper or two, would I need anything else to pull a 350,350,2/0 aluminum service cable through 300' of 3" underground conduit? With the exception of the two 90...
01-08-14, 01:30 AM
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Posted By Riddler

If I add an outlet to the circuit, then wouldn't...

If I add an outlet to the circuit, then wouldn't I need #4 for both the hot and neutral? Could the GEC be smaller?
01-03-14, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Riddler

Further to my last question about the sizing of...

Further to my last question about the sizing of the equipment grounding conductor, I believe that #12 is required for a 20 amp circuit where the hot conductors are not upsized to address length of...
01-02-14, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Riddler

Thanks TI. If we're using #6 for the feeds...

Thanks TI. If we're using #6 for the feeds (i.e., 20 amps at 600' with < 5% VD) what size does the conductor for the ground need to be? Smaller than #6, I assume. Thanks again.
01-02-14, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Riddler

Ok. One last question. Let's assume I just...

Ok. One last question. Let's assume I just install a 240v circuit to supply 20 amps for the couple motors I need to power now, and I add a step down transformer at the end of the run to supply 120v...
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