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Forum: Water Heaters
02-05-11, 02:21 PM
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Posted By jbmdharris

Replace heating element myself or call for service

I'd like to get other people's opinion on whether or not I should replace a burned out heating element myself or if I should call for service. My desire to do this myself is we've already spent over...
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Views: 13,256
Posted By jbmdharris

I believe the condensation is mostly a result of...

I believe the condensation is mostly a result of cold air infiltration. If you remove the filter under the microwave and place your hand about 2 inches from the opening, you can feel a gentle flow...
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Views: 13,256
Posted By jbmdharris

condensation in my rear-venting over-the-range microwave

I have recently completed my kitchen remodel. During the remodel we re-arranged the layout such that the range is now on an exterior wall allowing us to install an over-the-range microwave with...
12-30-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By jbmdharris

I have had a situation recently related to this. ...

I have had a situation recently related to this. Thanks for the ideas discussed here.

In my case, I was replacing a pedestal sink with a cabinet sink and the installer of the pedestal sink had...
11-11-10, 06:16 PM
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Views: 3,923
Posted By jbmdharris

Indoor transformer for 12V landscape lighting

Can anyone recommend an indoor rated 300W transformer for 12V low voltage Malibu brand lights? I have a Malibu 300W transformer with timer that is going and needs to be replaced. The transformer is...
11-10-10, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,924
Posted By jbmdharris

Then I shall get a new power cord.

Then I shall get a new power cord.
11-09-10, 05:57 PM
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Views: 1,924
Posted By jbmdharris

Do I really need to buy a new disposer power cable?

I'm installing a garbage disposer in my sink. I have an outlet under the sink that is a 15A dedicated outlet.

All the disposer power cables I see are 16 Gauge stranded wire. I have an 18 Gauge...
10-25-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,404
Posted By jbmdharris

The counter top overhang on the back of the...

The counter top overhang on the back of the peninsula is 11 inches for a bar area with bar stools. The plan I worked out with the electrical inspector is to install the outlet as close to the end as...
10-24-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,404
Posted By jbmdharris

And to further clarify, the goal is to install a...

And to further clarify, the goal is to install a standard outlet in a box that is as close to 13/16 of an inch deep as possible to maximize the depth of the cabinet where the dishwasher goes. I...
10-24-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,404
Posted By jbmdharris

Sorry, for the confusion. I'm pulling *two*...

Sorry, for the confusion. I'm pulling *two* circuits into this area behind the dishwasher. One is to power the dishwasher itself which isn't any problem at all.

The problem is placement of the...
10-23-10, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,404
Posted By jbmdharris

The dishwasher is a Maytag QuietSeries 200. Yes,...

The dishwasher is a Maytag QuietSeries 200. Yes, there will be about 1.5 inches between the top of the dishwasher and the bottom of the counter top. Yes, the edges are rounded... but not much. ...
10-23-10, 10:22 PM
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Views: 11,404
Posted By jbmdharris

The dishwasher I have now measures 23" from the...

The dishwasher I have now measures 23" from the deepest point on the back (as best I can tell) to the front of the bracket that screws to the side cabinets. If I go with the handybox, that means...
10-23-10, 07:35 PM
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Views: 11,404
Posted By jbmdharris

Here are some pictures of the space: ...

Here are some pictures of the space:

http://content.glidesociety.com/image.aspx?id=671ebed3-de17-4a17-a1e0-35541cde01f7
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10-23-10, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,404
Posted By jbmdharris

clearance behind dishwasher in peninsula for outlet?

How much space do you need at the back of a dishwasher?

I am in the middle of a kitchen renovation. I need an outlet near the end of my peninsula to meet code. It is undesirable to put the...
10-18-10, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,462
Posted By jbmdharris

My wife has convinced me to scrap the idea. ...

My wife has convinced me to scrap the idea. Mainly because she's nervous about this (for safety reasons) and she doesn't think it's worth interfering with how close to the edge of the counter top...
10-17-10, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,462
Posted By jbmdharris

Outlet in tilt-out shelf under sink

What kind of code issues might I have trying to install an outlet on the back side of a tilt-out panel directly in front of the sink?

I'm doing a kitchen remodel and have a peninsula. To meet...
08-11-10, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By jbmdharris

I just need to get over my issue with drywall...

I just need to get over my issue with drywall repair and rip out a section. Then I can staple the cable to the studs as per code and not worry about it at all.
08-11-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By jbmdharris

Old work boxes for blue nm tubing?

I need to install a new outlet and a separate box for telephone in a wall that currently has no outlet or phone jack. The wall is mostly filled with air supply ductwork for the 2nd floor of the...
08-11-10, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,680
Posted By jbmdharris

Hole size for NM 6/3 with ground

What's the proper hole size to drill for running NM 6/3 with ground? I just figured out that I need to run a new range circuit during my kitchen remodel and I would like to go ahead and drill the...
08-11-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By jbmdharris

I haven't been able to get in touch with the...

I haven't been able to get in touch with the inspector yet about how the load center was wired... but I have opened up the outlet where the range plugs in. It doesn't have a dedicated ground. I've...
08-06-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By jbmdharris

Ok, at this point, I need to contact my inspector...

Ok, at this point, I need to contact my inspector to see how to proceed as this is the original installation when the house was built and was certified by the local electrical inspector at the time....
08-06-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By jbmdharris

In my case, most wires for the load center (about...

In my case, most wires for the load center (about 20 circuits) including the range circuit run out a single (very crowded) opening with cable clamp. Part of me doesn't want to have to unbundle all...
08-06-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By jbmdharris

I can't open up the plug at the moment, but when...

I can't open up the plug at the moment, but when I can, I will do that to see if there is ground. I know the wire inside the cable is aluminum because when I opened up a hole in the soffits above...
08-06-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By jbmdharris

What is proper way to disable old wiring?

As part of my kitchen renovation I think I'm going to have to run a new stove circuit. The existing circuit won't reach to the new stove location. What I have now is Aluminum 6/3. I haven't...
07-27-10, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,449
Posted By jbmdharris

Correct. But this circuit is going to serve two...

Correct. But this circuit is going to serve two purposes over time. At first, it is a circuit for a temporary kitchen in a basement which means GFCI but not AFCI is required... but after the...
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