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You have to consider how much dust you'll be...

You have to consider how much dust you'll be creating. If you've ever done any drywall work you know how that dust gets all through the house even if you seal off the area being worked on. That dust...
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My pleasure, Wirepuller! I learned the technique...

My pleasure, Wirepuller! I learned the technique from one of our local Miss Dig guys. He first checked for underground stuff with his electronic ground radar thingy (or whatever it was) then checked...
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The dowsing thing works even with an empty pipe....

The dowsing thing works even with an empty pipe. I have the same drain setup as the OP and I just tried tracing it with two "Miss Dig" flags with the steel wire shafts. The flag shafts are bent as...
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Posted By roach711

On my generator hookup I used the same remote...

On my generator hookup I used the same remote inlet that Sarawent suggested, I put it just inside the garage door so I can run the genny outside the garage with the garage door closed. It also keeps...
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Posted By roach711

Sarawent - OK. I see what you're saying about the...

Sarawent - OK. I see what you're saying about the center lugs. Couldn't make them out on my work PC. So the switch box is fine, only the extension cord is a problem.

Jabaugh - Your plan sounds...
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Looking at the switch hookup again I think it may...

Looking at the switch hookup again I think it may be dangerous. If the top lugs are utility power and the bottom lugs go to the house panel then there would be the possibility of having both utility...
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Posted By roach711

Both of your generators are two phase units which...

Both of your generators are two phase units which will power your house quite nicely when hooked up properly. Both have what appears to be an L14-30 lockable power outlet as well as the four 20 amp...
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Posted By roach711

The way I'm reading the OP's post (and I may be...

The way I'm reading the OP's post (and I may be totally off base here), electrician made up an ext. cord with a standard household 15/20A plug on one end and an undetermined (possibly 30A) 3-prong...
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Posted By roach711

Sarawent - Your generator is a two phase...

Sarawent - Your generator is a two phase generator which will supply 30 amp/120v phases on two of the four prongs of your plug. This will allow you to combine the two phases to power 240v stuff like...
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Posted By roach711

The 30A twist lock plug will give you 3600 watts...

The 30A twist lock plug will give you 3600 watts (120v x 30A = 3600 watts) but will require #10 wire to safely deliver those watts to your main panel. If the switch is connected to the main panel...
08-01-10, 06:27 PM
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Posted By roach711

Thanx for the help and confirmation guys. I...

Thanx for the help and confirmation guys.

I ended up building a patch cord with an RV 30amp plug on one end and an L14-30 receptacle on the other. The two hot wires are soldered together near the...
07-30-10, 09:03 AM
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Posted By roach711

Here's the reply from Reliance Controls: ...

Here's the reply from Reliance Controls:

>>>Thank you for choosing our products.

The 3006HDK is configured for a 30 amp 125/250 volt configuration, the NEMA " L14-30 ".
An L14-30 output...
07-30-10, 07:33 AM
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Posted By roach711

Connecting 2 generators to a transfer switch

I'm having a problem connecting my two Honda EU2000i generators to a Reliance Controls 3006HDK transfer switch. The generators are paralleled with a Reliance Controls HPK2001 Parallel Power kit and...
07-17-10, 09:33 PM
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Posted By roach711

Thanx guys. Just what I was looking for.

Thanx guys. Just what I was looking for.
07-16-10, 08:25 PM
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Posted By roach711

Generator power and newer furnaces

We just had a new Lennox furnace installed and are thinking about getting a generator to get us through numerous power failures. I've heard that generators can output "dirty" power and that it can...
07-07-10, 12:01 PM
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Posted By roach711

Rafter ties are installed to keep the roof...

Rafter ties are installed to keep the roof rafters from pushing the side walls outward and should be installed on the lower third of the rafter run.

If your ceiling joists are parallel to the...
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Posted By roach711

The RV/boat folks do this kind of thing all the...

The RV/boat folks do this kind of thing all the time. You'd need to hook up your solar cells to a charge controller that keeps a battery or batteries charged. You then run the pump off the battery/s....
06-15-10, 07:54 AM
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Posted By roach711

I got a lot out of your reply also. Definitely...

I got a lot out of your reply also. Definitely not wasted effort!
04-27-10, 12:37 PM
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Posted By roach711

Thanx Shacko. That's exatly what I'm looking for.

Thanx Shacko. That's exatly what I'm looking for.
04-27-10, 08:54 AM
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Posted By roach711

Proper PEX sink/toilet termination?

What is the proper method of terminating PEX pipe at sinks and toilets?

Iím planning to replace most of my funky copper pipes with PEX soon. Iíve found plenty of direction on running the main...
04-08-10, 01:18 PM
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Posted By roach711

Quiet furnace recommendation

My present single stage upflow furnace is due for replacement and I'd like to replace it with one that's substantially quieter. Can any of you recommend a model that's reliable and quiet? I want...
02-16-10, 09:35 PM
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Posted By roach711

I'm not an HVAC guy but I believe the biggest...

I'm not an HVAC guy but I believe the biggest advantage of this system is having your combustion air come in directly from outside instead of using heated inside air for combustion. The old style...
02-16-10, 09:59 AM
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Posted By roach711

I had a similar problem with my hi effiency...

I had a similar problem with my hi effiency furnace. Once in a while the vent motor would run but the furnace wouldn't fire and the main board would flash an error code that said the pressure switch...
02-15-10, 07:54 PM
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Posted By roach711

Thanx Huston, that's a great explanation. My...

Thanx Huston, that's a great explanation. My furnace is marked for a rise of 45 - 75 degrees. I'll run the test tomorrow and see what shakes out.
02-15-10, 12:42 PM
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Posted By roach711

Thanx Huston, Where do I measure the heat...

Thanx Huston,

Where do I measure the heat rise? I did a search and found a few references to the test but not how to actually do it.

So you're saying that it's unusual to have a furnace set to...
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