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Forum: Water Heaters
10-27-12, 06:19 PM
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Views: 4,214
Posted By TomZ1

Used sharkbites to hook up my water heater. You...

Used sharkbites to hook up my water heater. You are correct, they just push on. Very simple to use, but pricey. Well worth the money though, IMHO.
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Posted By TomZ1

:eek: Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

:eek:

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
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Views: 1,824
Posted By TomZ1

Winterizing camp

:coffee:

Hi:

I am getting ready to winterize our seasonal camp in a nearby state.

I have a 1/2 HP shallow well pump with pump-stand bladder tank (6 gallons). Normally I drain as much water...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-06-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,015
Posted By TomZ1

FWIW: Just installed a 2000 W, 120V 6-gallon...

FWIW: Just installed a 2000 W, 120V 6-gallon water heater. The instructions not only called for a min. 25 amp breaker, but 10g cable.
07-18-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,787
Posted By TomZ1

pcboss nailed it. Also, depending on what...

pcboss nailed it.

Also, depending on what codes are in effect in your area, your renovation probably triggers retrofit of ac/dc smokes in areas of the existing home as if new.
10-31-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,465
Posted By TomZ1

The pros will weigh in shortly...but I'm pretty...

The pros will weigh in shortly...but I'm pretty sure the ground wire must be continuous to the rods...with no splices. Also, #10 seems small for this application. I would have expected #6.
08-28-11, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,700
Posted By TomZ1

Justin: Yes. Generally they have pick-up tubes...

Justin: Yes. Generally they have pick-up tubes that extend into the ductwork.
08-24-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,700
Posted By TomZ1

Have to echo the other comments. Generally if you...

Have to echo the other comments. Generally if you have hardwired ac/dc smokes you are not allowed to replace them with battery-only. Can't go backward...
10-10-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,627
Posted By TomZ1

That's what I was thinking...thanks!

That's what I was thinking...thanks!
10-10-10, 02:19 PM
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Views: 23,627
Posted By TomZ1

MC Cable/plastic box

Hi:

Is it code compliant to run MC cable into a plastic box? Is that considered poor worksmanship?

:cool:
07-25-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By TomZ1

The pros will weigh in shortly. H/G reverse...

The pros will weigh in shortly.

H/G reverse often means you have an open neutral. Check all your connections, make sure they are on the screws and not backstabbed. Check for loose wirenuts.
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07-12-10, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By TomZ1

BX/MC Cable Cutter

Bought a bx/mc cable cutter (Klein) today for a project. Never used one. Any tips? Did a forum search and came up empty.
06-14-10, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By TomZ1

The pros will weigh in shortly, but here goes... ...

The pros will weigh in shortly, but here goes...

You need a box. It's required by code.

Take a look at using a pancake (shallow) box. May be big enough for your needs, and sticks out very...
05-23-10, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,615
Posted By TomZ1

Just for clarification...if the FP panels lost...

Just for clarification...if the FP panels lost their listing, and the NEC requires equipment to be listed...doesn't that imply they have to be replaced? Or...since they were listed at the time of...
05-20-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,084
Posted By TomZ1

You could also use a ground clip, which attaches...

You could also use a ground clip, which attaches to the side of the box. A few bucks for several at a supllier or hardware store.
04-11-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,873
Posted By TomZ1

You're welcome. You may want to check with your...

You're welcome. You may want to check with your local building department for what edition was in effect when as not all municipalities adopt the latest version right away.

:coffee:
04-11-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,873
Posted By TomZ1

Maybe. The pros will weigh in...but here's my...

Maybe. The pros will weigh in...but here's my $0.02.

1- Your cite of the 2008 NEC appears to be correct...but the question is when was the electrical work in the building done and what edition of...
04-05-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,870
Posted By TomZ1

Sorry. The ones I'm looking at are Ideal In-Sure...

Sorry. The ones I'm looking at are Ideal In-Sure Push-in Wire Connectors.

http://www.idealindustries.com/prodDetail.do?prodId=in-sure&div=0&l1=push-in
04-05-10, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,870
Posted By TomZ1

Push-in connectors

Hi:

What's the general consensus on push-in connectors in place of wire nuts? Bought some to use while working on some wiring messes at the house.

Seem simple enough...but here's the thing....
03-21-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By TomZ1

Update: Fixed today. All hots moved to their...

Update:

Fixed today. All hots moved to their own breakers.

Beer 4U2
03-18-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By TomZ1

Thanks. The pump circuit is a straight 240 V...

Thanks.

The pump circuit is a straight 240 V with no neutral.

I did follow the neutral and ground for the softener receptacle and they landed on the appropriate buss bars.

Next project will...
03-18-10, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By TomZ1

I'm sure the pros will weigh in...but here's my...

I'm sure the pros will weigh in...but here's my $0.02.

Looks like a Square D QO panel with several twin breakers in it. The twins basically allow two breakers to fit in one slot. Not unusual, but...
03-18-10, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By TomZ1

Question Tom's Big Adventure (Retrofitting and Upgrading Electrical Circuits)

Hi:

Completely rewired my seasonal camp over the last few years and was able to do it in no small part due to the help provided on this forum. Felt very confident with it and thought I got pretty...
02-22-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By TomZ1

The pros will weigh in...but here goes. Is...

The pros will weigh in...but here goes.

Is the detector still in the studio? Is it possible that it activated on battery power (a/c detector with battery back-up) while just sitting on a shelf?...
02-05-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By TomZ1

Any chance the fan light is a CFL? They typcally...

Any chance the fan light is a CFL? They typcally have a bit of a delay.
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