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10-08-05, 07:25 AM
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The blower motor is in a volvo. In the fuse box...

The blower motor is in a volvo. In the fuse box it is protected by a 30A fuse oem with #12 wire. The cover of the box also shows the diagram with a 30A. That is why I used an inline 30A fuse. With...
10-07-05, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,708
Posted By Bob53

12V Question

Hi, The risistor that controls blower motor speed on my car has died. The resisitor is removed now. So, I spliced into the hot wire that went to the resistor and fed it directly to the blower motor...
09-29-05, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By Bob53

Bathroom Circuit Question

Greetings, I have 2 baths, each on a separate 20A breaker. Each bath has one GFCI outlet above the vanity, side vanity lightes, and an exhaust fan w/light on the ceiling. No heaters. Each bath...
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Views: 1,987
Posted By Bob53

My boiler temp stay at 160-180 so I guess my...

My boiler temp stay at 160-180 so I guess my question about keeping the circ running is a mute point? I'm not going to save anything correct?
If I kept a cold boiler then maybe I would save the...
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Views: 1,987
Posted By Bob53

Circulator Question

Hi, WE have a very nice wood stove that we use a lot. the problem is that in very cold weather here in NH, it fools the tstat and the tstat does not kick on because the stove is makeing the room...
09-24-05, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Bob53

Hi, with a 15A you can use #12 or #14 wire (I...

Hi, with a 15A you can use #12 or #14 wire (I would use #12) but with a 20A you MUST use #12. Personally, with the room opened up, I'd put the 20A. Hope it helped.
09-20-05, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Bob53

Many thanks so far....So, if I continue to "rig"...

Many thanks so far....So, if I continue to "rig" this motor via a toggle switch and making sure that all my wires are the same gauge correctness; I then want to install an inline fuse to protect the...
09-20-05, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Bob53

Awg Question

greetings, not sure if this belongs here but I will ask away. While bench testing a 12V blower/heater motor for my volvo, I noticed the ground wire get quite warm. The hot wire did not because I...
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Views: 753
Posted By Bob53

Thank you both!

Thank you both!
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Views: 753
Posted By Bob53

Thanks for the reply. so, I can just sort of...

Thanks for the reply. so, I can just sort of bench test it in place with some wires & clips coming from the battery? And then if the motor turns, I am looking at something other than the motor. ...
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Bob53

93 Volvo Question

Hi, just purchased above vehicle and it runs great. Just for good measure I replaced the surpentine belt and the timing belt before either one lets go. Really a nice car. the problem I inherited...
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Views: 3,399
Posted By Bob53

Thanks Grady, can you say if there is a...

Thanks Grady, can you say if there is a substantial cost difference between the copper and cast? Not counting labor which I can do myself. Just the difference in product cost estimates. CI v....
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Views: 3,399
Posted By Bob53

Baseboard Question FHW

Greetings, when adding a new zone into a new addition, are there any baseboard types that are better than others. I realize no advertising is allowed here, but I am thinking of copper vs. cast iron...
09-10-05, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,094
Posted By Bob53

Electric Heat Question

Greetings, how many BTU's of electric baseboard should I consider for 700 cubic ft. This small room is insulated and is of 2x6 construction with 2 andersen windows.
THANKS.
09-10-05, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By Bob53

yes, I do have a separate circuit for general...

yes, I do have a separate circuit for general purpose lighting and receptacles. This circuit 20A 220V will be for this electric baseboard. So, is it ok to leave the #12 wire or should it be...
09-10-05, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By Bob53

Electric Heat Question

Greetings, I have a 20A circuit with nothing on it at all. It goes to a small insulated room 8x14 with 7.5 ft ceilings. Am I better off using a double pole breaker(30A)hard wiring a baseboard...
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Views: 963
Posted By Bob53

Thanks so much

Thanks so much
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Views: 963
Posted By Bob53

Question on Stair Risers

Greetings, is there a formula to determine the # of steps using pre-made risers from the big store. If the top surface(my decking floor) of my platform is 36" from ground level how do I determine the...
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By Bob53

PC and Speaker Question

Greetings, steady member of DIY, but first time posting in this particular topic. My question is this: I have a HP pavillion mx 704. It has the typical speakers that came with it (harmon kardon)....
08-15-05, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,660
Posted By Bob53

Hi there, I believe that your solution #4 is...

Hi there, I believe that your solution #4 is going to work for you. The blue wire could have been part of the ceiling fan fixture wiring for the ceiling fan light. Make sure your breaker is off...
08-15-05, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,903
Posted By Bob53

Thank you Winnie, that is what I used. I have...

Thank you Winnie, that is what I used. I have the single gang mud ring centered over the larger box. I do now have the single gang switch cover also, but my wife does not like the appearance oF...
08-15-05, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,903
Posted By Bob53

Mud Ring Question

Greetings, I installed my attic (loft BR) switches with surface mount EMT. I used a 4" handy box with a mud ring to center the switch. I do no like the smaller standard handy box typical switch...
08-13-05, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By Bob53

Thanks so much Electrical Man....Great Detail!

Thanks so much Electrical Man....Great Detail!
08-13-05, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By Bob53

3 way switch question

Greetings, My power begins at Switch #1. From there I will run 12/3 (with traveler) to switch #2. then my light fixture will be at the end. So, from switch #2, I only need run 12/2. does this...
08-10-05, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Bob53

Thanks for the info. I certainly appreciate...

Thanks for the info. I certainly appreciate everyones opinions and advice. It helps make the job safe! ;)
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