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Yes, that is generally what I was thinking. ...

Yes, that is generally what I was thinking. Building a new sole plate and the new trusses would sit on top of it. Then adding to the exterior sheathing to avoid messing with any electrical work. ...
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Joists

Yes after another look I realize that it is has ceiling joists. Why can't I build up the top plate and place the trusses on top of that? I will ask the framers to see if they can rebuild the...
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Roof structure needs to be replaced

I'm considering buying a distressed house that has major problems with the roof. Previous owners have added three additions to the house and the roof over two of the additions was poorly designed. ...
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Thank You

I figured I would need a dedicated fluorescent fixture. It is just hard to find anything that looks decent. Going to Lowes or Home Depot I can only find under cabinet fluorescent light fixtures and...
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Posted By Striker77s

NEC, closets and CFLs

I'm installing a light in my closet. I plan on installing a fluorescent light as required by code but I'm not sure what the definition of a fluorescent fixture is. I don't want to install a compact...
10-06-07, 12:20 AM
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Posted By Striker77s

Thanks for the great information. If you must...

Thanks for the great information. If you must know I have been building my house in a market that has been strong for decades. For the first time in the history of this town it is suffering from a...
10-03-07, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Striker77s

Making your own floor leveler

I'm installing warmwire radiant heat in my entire house (4000 sqft) I have TJIs joist with a 3/4 TG flooring glued to the joists. On top of that I am installing 1/4 hardibacker cement board. I...
05-22-07, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Striker77s

Thanks

Thanks Jon, both posts were very helpful.

Mark
05-22-07, 08:48 AM
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Posted By Striker77s

Another Diagram

Here is another diagram that represents what I was told to change to.
http://www.scophoto.com/home/se_diagram2.pdf
Any help on if this is a better setup is welcome.

Mark
05-21-07, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Striker77s

Before going down the path of discussing the 'cut...

Before going down the path of discussing the 'cut off switch', I have a few questions:

1) What is the distance between the two panels and the cut off switch?

One panel is about 20 ft and the...
05-21-07, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Striker77s

Help with Cutoff switch

I posted yesterday about question with my service entrance. Here is the diagram again
http://www.scophoto.com/home/se_diagram.pdf
I don't have it listed, but the cutoff switch has two 300A fuses...
05-20-07, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Striker77s

Ground and Common in Cutoff Box

I'm just wraping up the electrical work my new home I'm building. I have a question about the ground and common in my cutoff switch. I drew a quick sketch of my service entrace in a pdf....
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Posted By Striker77s

Jetted Tub Access Panel

I'm going to install a jetted tub. It will be against three walls. I wall to tile the front of the tub and not have an acrylic front. How do I put in an access panel that looks nice. Is there...
03-17-07, 12:04 PM
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I have a degree is physics and nuclear...

I have a degree is physics and nuclear engineering and I'm no expert on lightning. And I'm guessing there are only a few people who are experts. Wikipedia has a few things about lightning rods
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03-15-07, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Striker77s

Lightning Rod Ground Wire

I'm building a new house and need to install some lightning rods. Everything I found on the net shows the ground wire from the lightning rods to the grounding rods on the outside of the house. Is...
02-16-07, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Striker77s

<I missed that you were putting a main breaker on...

<I missed that you were putting a main breaker on the outside of the <house....sorry.
<I think you need a single point to disconnect power unless the boxes are <mounted close to each other. In your...
02-16-07, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Striker77s

<The panels inside are typically mounted next to...

<The panels inside are typically mounted next to each other. (I believe this is <a requirement)

Why is this a requirement? My home has three floors. I plan on putting one panel in the basement...
02-15-07, 10:40 PM
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Posted By Striker77s

<This is NOT two 200 amp services. It is a 400A...

<This is NOT two 200 amp services. It is a 400A (more accurately 320A) <service fed in parallel.
<There will be two 200 amp laterals in parallel, to a 320 amp meter base, with <two 200 amp service...
02-15-07, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Striker77s

400A service

<Are you really installing a 400 amp service or 2 200 amp services? It will be <much cheaper to install 2 200 amp.

My actually load will be over 200 amps in the winter time when the heaters kick...
02-15-07, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Striker77s

Service Entrace Questions

I building a new residential house and decided to put in electrical radiant heat. That bumped my load significantly and I will now need to put in a 400A service. I plan on wiring two seperate...
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