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here's how I ended up building it. my brother and...

here's how I ended up building it. my brother and I did this in a little over a week.

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so the crud around the output looks to be the...

so the crud around the output looks to be the residue from the corroded back wall of the tank. above the water line it's all crumbling. I actually punched a hole right through it, and patched it with...
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so I poked and prodded and all the crud around...

so I poked and prodded and all the crud around the opening is some kind of mixture of gravel and "cream cheese" for lack of a better term. not sure where it came from or how it formed there, but I...
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Septic output baffle corrosion

my septic system has 2 tanks. the first is a 1000 gal single chamber. the 2nd is a 1000 gal 2 chamber. the output of the 2nd tank looks corroded and I want to add a filter. but what's left of the...
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something could amiss with the dishcarge piping....

something could amiss with the dishcarge piping. it should go outside the house and immediately dump into a 4" drain pipe (PVC or black corrugated) which then takes the water as far from the house as...
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ok well I think I saw your other thread...

ok well I think I saw your other thread https://www.doityourself.com/forum/electrical-ac-dc/603345-wiring-pump.html

so where is that pump discharging to?? what's over there?? your neighbor?

so...
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a bit more detail would be helpful. 1) so...

a bit more detail would be helpful.
1) so there's a pump down in the drywell? outside? where does it discharge?
2) you have slope 70ft away such that water will run downhill?? how far downhill? ...
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Karwoda - how has your pump performed over the...

Karwoda - how has your pump performed over the past few weeks? I have a situation similar to yours - here's my lessons learned/advice:

1. you have a high water table, and some drainage issues...
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the garage is 35x27 with clear spans and no...

the garage is 35x27 with clear spans and no intermediate support columns on either the ground level or in the attic. also the attic is open ceiling for maximum height and unobstructed space. the...
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Hydro Check HC6000. The best swtich on the...

Hydro Check HC6000. The best swtich on the market. I've had mine for several years it works flawlessly. I have the same water table situation as you.
here's why it's better than any float switch:...
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Rafter connection to ridge beam

i'm building a garage that will have a 7x18 structural ridge beam holding up the roof. the rafters are 2x12. What's the best way to connect the rafters to the ridge beam.... use birds mouth cuts at...
03-27-18, 09:49 PM
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my uncle has a Tesla. he highly encourages me to...

my uncle has a Tesla. he highly encourages me to get as much power as possible to the garage, with 100A being the minimum. 15 years from now when I'm trying to charge 3 electric vehicles in there at...
03-27-18, 06:51 PM
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I want to have provisions for an EV charger

I want to have provisions for an EV charger
03-27-18, 06:23 PM
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well the question to the power company is will my...

well the question to the power company is will my existing service support an additional 100A feeder to a detached garage? The person I talked to on the phone said their records showed 3/0 AL to my...
03-27-18, 01:44 PM
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Posted By sky jumper

200A service cable size

does each hot conductor in the service cable have to support the full rated ampacity? for 200A 240V service with 2 hots and 1 neutral, does each hot have to be rated for 200A? if so, why? the load...
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aubinp is on the right track. ditch the water...

aubinp is on the right track. ditch the water pump it will not have the capacity to keep your basement dry. same goes for the "12V battery backup systems" aka "basement watchdog"... the ones with...
03-15-18, 06:57 PM
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yes metal conduit. so does that mean if I run...

yes metal conduit. so does that mean if I run metal conduit to the detached garage I don' t need a 4th ground wire in the conection?
03-15-18, 06:34 PM
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ok I think I get it. So the existing sub...

ok I think I get it.

So the existing sub panel is fed by (3) #1 Cu wires. but no 4th wire. Is that because the conduit handles the ground? I'm assuming I'll have to run a ground wire to the...
03-15-18, 12:34 PM
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hey are you the same pattenp from garage journal?...

hey are you the same pattenp from garage journal? :)

so the mhf I was looking at is rated USE2/RHH/RHW-2. if i'm reading 310.15 correctly it states #2 AL is good for 100A serive or feeder? 310.16...
03-15-18, 11:26 AM
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Posted By sky jumper

100A subpanel for detached garage

I need to run a 100A feeder to a new construction detached garage.

The main house has 200A main panel, and a 100A subpanel. Both panels are full.

code is NEC 2008 but requires conduit.
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there's no culverts or ditches or drainage swales...

there's no culverts or ditches or drainage swales to direct the water away from the homes and to the creek? hmmm. All the pumps in the world will not help you unless/until you find a way to get the...
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roof rake? yikes, it would have to be about 40...

roof rake? yikes, it would have to be about 40 feet long! 2 story house with very high/steep roof.

would insufficient soffit venting cause this? I didn't add more soffit vents. currently theres a...
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new ridge vents blocked with snow - ice dams

just had my roof replaced. we converted from the standard metal turtle vents to continuous ridge vents. the ridge vent is filtered/baffled and designed for areas that get snow.

1st snow of the...
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much more important than the sediment filter is a...

much more important than the sediment filter is a proper iron filter, imo. the chem free models work quite well. without one of these you will foul your softener's resin bed in short order. they are...
06-05-15, 06:34 PM
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this is interesting. we are in Chicago. I've...

this is interesting. we are in Chicago. I've heard from several HVAC people that we should run the fan all the time. one was after we had a GE ECM programmable DC motor blow its inrush current...
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