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05-11-14, 08:45 AM
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Posted By krosspen

clarification

your right, it's only 10/2 wire. I certainly don't have the opportunity to make it into 2 circuits.
05-10-14, 09:52 AM
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Posted By krosspen

Can one unused 10 ga 240V line be split in to two 110v circuits (shared common)

I'm converting a garage into a house. I don't need the 10/3 240 line for my electric heaters any more, but I DO need more 110 V cirtuit lines. Can I use the two hots from the 10/3 cable to create 2...
10-20-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By krosspen

can't run more wires though

all the races and spaces are closed up with celulose. I was hoping the 10 gauge would be able to handle both.... Someone else comment too please?
10-19-08, 06:53 PM
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Views: 955
Posted By krosspen

oh yeh, alll the permits....and it passed fine

I pulled all the permits, it was a new build. Inspector passed all the electric and there is a lot. Garage /shop with lots of circuits, and upper wired as residense cause I will convert it to...
10-19-08, 06:32 PM
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Views: 955
Posted By krosspen

darn....forgot a line for a baseboard heater

Hey.. I goofed. I wanted to be sure ALL my electric lines were in before they blew in the cellulose into my country get-away (garage with "storage" up top). My plan is constantly evolving and I had...
09-03-08, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By krosspen

ahhh, great point about the vents. I didn't...

ahhh, great point about the vents. I didn't think this was the cure all for everything, but it was good to have in my bag of tricks for this one.
09-02-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By krosspen

new un-clog trick discovered by newbie?

Maybe this is a known technique, but in searching for help I haven’t seen it. I had a wash tub drain totally plugged. Nothing was draining. I took off the trap and cleaned it up, but it wasn't...
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Posted By krosspen

when it dies

found a supposedly 48K engine in a boneyard.... $1,500 installed. Found other engines...but all more like 100K miles plus / minus. Hope the 48K one is the truth!
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Views: 904
Posted By krosspen

How Will It Die??????????

OK, I know the engine is on it's last legs (but I got 20 K miles out of it since I screwed it up).

WHAT'S YOUR GUESS ON HOW IT WILL DIE?

I ask cause we use it to go up to our get-away, and...
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Views: 904
Posted By krosspen

Blue Smoke At Start Up Here Too +

I got a 2000 Ford Windstar 3.8 I built a building up north and in my obsession with that I hauled an incredibly large load of lumber with the van low on oil.
When I finaly found out.....weeks...
07-26-08, 02:43 PM
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Views: 4,638
Posted By krosspen

** Success! Fixed! Yippee!! Thanks **

** SUCCESS! FIXED! YIPPEE!! **

Big day today….going next door to the tenants to find my “ground fault”. I was loaded with all the good information I got here…three primary things to look for....
07-26-08, 10:04 AM
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Views: 4,638
Posted By krosspen

you said: "Always screw the wires on." ? ...

you said: "Always screw the wires on." ?

Ok, I had been "back stabbing" them as you indicate I shouldn't. Will change to screwing all wires on.
07-26-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,638
Posted By krosspen

One Last Question Please

When I ran into this problem... I thought it was also possible that one of the OUTLETS was defective and there could be a ground fault issue within the OUTLET it self. My plan was to replace all the...
07-25-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,638
Posted By krosspen

summary of opportunities right?

french277V et al

the GFI is midway in a run of circuits off one breaker in the panel. let's say there are 4 outlets or lights before the GFI, and 4 outlets after the GFI (the "protected"...
07-24-08, 06:26 PM
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Views: 4,638
Posted By krosspen

dezwit, thank you so much for the reply. I can...

dezwit, thank you so much for the reply.
I can easily do what you suggest with all the downstream outlets and lights.

but I'm confused when you mention doing that at the panel? you mean the...
07-24-08, 06:07 PM
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Views: 4,638
Posted By krosspen

Gfi Won't Stay On With Load

For a number of years, we have a problem with one of our GFI circuits. It was a pesky problem….but now it has become a show stopper.

The GFI is in an upper bathroom, and it “protects” outlets in...
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Views: 829
Posted By krosspen

Blower Doesn't Work - But It Does!

My 2005 Ford Focus heating/air blower doesn't work at all. The fuse is good. I took out the blower, and put a ground and hot wire to the blower motor and it works.
I checked the wiring coming to...
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By krosspen

added info, sorry

by the way...when he tested the battery it was at 89% charge. While he thought that could be a tad low, he still announced it as passing the test. ...and they sell batteries, this was at a Battery...
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By krosspen

Mysterious Battery behavior

My 2000 Ford Windstar with newer battery does something crazy. I had the battery and charging system checked tonight, and it all passes.
Most of the time it starts great….and on COLD WISCONSIN...
02-27-08, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By krosspen

Thanks Mr. Herder

Thanks for sharing Mr. Herder. I will be very careful going forward and I DO mean temporary. 1 to 3 years and a house will be built. Getting old but made babies late and have two sons in high...
02-26-08, 12:45 PM
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Views: 1,164
Posted By krosspen

Mr. Herder, "illegal"?..... mmmmm, so? You...

Mr. Herder,

"illegal"?..... mmmmm, so? You don't speed? and what other things might there be. Do you pull every permit every time for every little thing?

What I do I do safely, very...
02-25-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By krosspen

didn't get the plumbing in the slab!!

One thing got goofed up on my garage/loft build. I put together a beutiful PVC pipe setup that was to serve as my undocumented toilet hookup in my garage (can't build the house for 1-2 yrs). I...
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By krosspen

more detail

sorry, 1994 Chevy Corsicca V 6 . not sure of radiator type.
sorry, didn't mean the sourounding shroud. the leak is in the radiator itself, but the metal casing around it (next to the upper hose),...
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Views: 667
Posted By krosspen

help! Radiator question for poor daughter

My daughter’s beater overheated. I THINK the thermostat stuck closed, and the overheating cause two pin hole leaks in the radiator shroud adjacent to the upper radiator hose. Guess there isn't much...
01-19-08, 08:15 PM
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Views: 5,295
Posted By krosspen

When is it a ridge board vs beam with load?

Inspector came today. He comes this one and only time on my garage w/Loft. Couple small things not a problem...and one hang up maybe. I had to rush with winter coming on and I went with gambrel...
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