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Can't make out the writing on the outside of the...

Can't make out the writing on the outside of the device. It could be a weather station sensor, camera, etc. Need more info if you can get a close up of what is printed on it.
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The magnet is a surface mount on an awning...

The magnet is a surface mount on an awning window. The wired portion of the contact sits inside of a space under the wood trim where the window mechanism draws into when the window closes which...
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Posted By teamo

Napco Gemini 1632

Napco 1632 system. I've had the system about 14 years and it's been flawless. Never had a false trip or malfunction on any of the zones. Yesterday the system was armed (set on instant) and one of the...
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I would go hard wired for sure. Wireless is okay...

I would go hard wired for sure. Wireless is okay if you are doing an install in a finished house and cannot snake wires to certain areas. I like Napco Gemini systems. I have installed several for...
02-10-16, 07:59 AM
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Posted By teamo

Usually the reaming is done before the wires are...

Usually the reaming is done before the wires are in the pipe. In your case I would use a file and wrap some tape around the wires so you don't damage them while filing. I have a pretty good reamer...
01-16-14, 01:46 PM
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Posted By teamo

Is 3 whips coming out of one box with a switch...

Is 3 whips coming out of one box with a switch (for the disposal) too many

That depends on the size of the box you are using. Are you feeding this box with more than one circuit? The existing...
12-23-13, 04:17 PM
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Posted By teamo

I like the chain method myself but I use crimp on...

I like the chain method myself but I use crimp on lead fishing weights to weigh down the end.
12-23-13, 01:49 PM
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Posted By teamo

I didn't notice the other posts as they were...

I didn't notice the other posts as they were probably being written at the same time I was typing mine. As for the white being used as common, it seems that every time I open up a switch box that was...
12-23-13, 12:46 PM
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Posted By teamo

In the box that holds the switch for the switch...

In the box that holds the switch for the switch loop are three additional wires: red, black, and yellow, which travel to another switch box. Currently these are not hooked up to anything, they were...
11-30-13, 04:18 PM
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Posted By teamo

Why is this against code? I noticed in my house,...

Why is this against code? I noticed in my house, most of my outlets are old work-remodel plastic boxes. I didn't put them there but didn't know it was against code.

The issue isn't whether it is...
02-24-13, 01:23 PM
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Posted By teamo

About 6 mo ago I added a garbage disposal and...

About 6 mo ago I added a garbage disposal and tied it in to a dedicated 20A dishwasher circuit (new receptacle under sink base for both DW and Garbage Disposal), is that up to code?


Depends on...
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Posted By teamo

I am not trying to add sounders. I am trying to...

I am not trying to add sounders. I am trying to add a sounder base to a zone with several non sounder base detectors. If the sounder base detector senses the smoke then it will sound but if one of...
02-23-13, 09:59 AM
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Posted By teamo

Are you talking about the bottom 120 volt outlet?...

Are you talking about the bottom 120 volt outlet? If it is wired with 14/2 nm and you want to change the breaker to 20 amp you will need to change the cable to 12/2. The outlet that is in the picture...
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Posted By teamo

I had seen that caution before but I was under...

I had seen that caution before but I was under the impression (perhaps wrongly) that this only meant models from other manufacturers not models for the System Sensor line of detectors. I did remember...
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Posted By teamo

system sensor i3's

I am replacing the current smoke detectors on my Napco Gemini 1632. I would like to use the new system sensor i3's with sounder bases. I would like to install one detector with the sounder base on...
03-04-11, 01:42 PM
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Posted By teamo

First pair blue. Second pair orange. Blue/white...

First pair blue. Second pair orange. Blue/white goes to green. Solid blue goes to red. Orange/white goes to black. Solid orange goes to yellow.
02-20-11, 02:56 PM
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Posted By teamo

Oh and tell the carpenter to stick to sawing wood.

Oh and tell the carpenter to stick to sawing wood.
02-20-11, 08:01 AM
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Posted By teamo

I would just replace the 100 amp breaker in the...

I would just replace the 100 amp breaker in the sub-panel with a two pole 60 amp breaker and use the required hold down device. The hold down device protects the breaker from coming loose should you...
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