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09-09-11, 11:55 AM
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Posted By abkent

Furd it does help. You explained it very...

Furd it does help. You explained it very clearly. The only question I still need answered is where to bond in my particular case.

I am quite certain that my copper water line does not extend...
09-09-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,273
Posted By abkent

I believe the water line from the meter is PVC. ...

I believe the water line from the meter is PVC. All hard copper inside the house, 1" soft copper through basement wall. I don't know how far the copper extends underground (1-2 feet maybe?)

Let...
Forum: Water Heaters
09-09-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,466
Posted By abkent

Thank you for your reply. I have posted it in the...

Thank you for your reply. I have posted it in the electrical forum and gotten some good information on bonding.

You cleared up a lot of concerns. I'll be more vigilant with the anode in the...
09-09-11, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,273
Posted By abkent

Thank you for the replies. I will be a little...

Thank you for the replies. I will be a little more vigilant in checking the anode in the future.

So the bonding is directly from the neutral bus in the main...aahhhh! Got it.

So the #4 copper...
09-07-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,273
Posted By abkent

yes dielectrics on both hot and cold sides...

yes dielectrics on both hot and cold sides connected to 3/4" galvanized nipples threaded into the water heater.
Forum: Water Heaters
09-07-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,466
Posted By abkent

Bonding of water/gas lines to subpanel

I recently had a water heater fail due to corrosion at the top of the tank. I believe the tank failed due to the installation of a water softener which interrupted the grounding of the water line...
09-07-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,273
Posted By abkent

Bonding to water/gas line from subpanel

I recently had a water heater fail due to corrosion at the top of the tank. I believe the tank failed due to the installation of a water softener which interrupted the grounding of the water line...
01-18-07, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By abkent

Pressure Rating

No concerns with the 140 psi supply pressure?
01-18-07, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By abkent

Exclamation House Water Main

The previous owner brought something to my attention on a home I recently bought. The main water line from the meter into the house is PVC. How concerned should I be?

The meter is 1", the PVC...
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By abkent

Similar Engines???

I own a 91 Chevy K2500 4x4. I was recently in an accident that did some pretty severe body damage. But, it was still drivable until this last week I notice a lot of automatic transmission fluid...
01-06-06, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,110
Posted By abkent

Joining PVC and ABS

I need to join a section of abs pipe to an existing pvc fitting which glue do I use? Does it matter?

abkent
Forum: Water Heaters
01-24-05, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,981
Posted By abkent

Where to install an expansion tank?

I am installing an expansion tank to eliminate water hammer. (The water hammer started after city installed new meters with check valves...). I know it should be installed on the cold water side of...
12-17-04, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,708
Posted By abkent

Dedicated Circuit in Bathroom

I am wiring a bathroom I am finishing in our basement. My question is this. if I am wiring all with 12 ga. do I need to have a dedicated circuit for the bathroom recepitcal?

Code requires a...
10-01-04, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 80,748
Posted By abkent

Roughing in for a tub

How much oversized (60" dim) should the opening be for a standard 60" tub (3 wall alcove)?
07-22-04, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By abkent

I am in the same mode (preparing to finish my...

I am in the same mode (preparing to finish my basement) the existing bottom plates are attached with hard cut masonary nails. Is that per code? That seems like the cheapest /easiest way, but long...
07-12-04, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By abkent

90 to 95%. Almost all the branches. Out of the...

90 to 95%. Almost all the branches. Out of the 12 planted probably 9 look this way.

When I watered them last night I notice several of them had roots that had been exposed where the soil had...
07-11-04, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By abkent

Yellow Leaves

Last year I planted a row of simon poplars as a wind break. They all seem to be doing well (they have grown 6-7 ft) except a lot of them have yellow leaves. Unsure what is causing it, lack of...
02-19-04, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,208
Posted By abkent

Framing Basement Walls

Here is a dumb question. (I am a believer in dumb questions!)When you frame a basement wall, can you frame the wall on the ground and tilt it into place? I am assuming you would have to, but it...
11-11-03, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 851
Posted By abkent

Location of Thermostat

I am considering moving my thermostat. It is currently located in a room adjacent to the Kitchen, with lots of lighting. Typically much warmer than the other rooms in the house. Are there some...
06-16-03, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By abkent

I live in a very rural area. No real code...

I live in a very rural area. No real code inforcement or inspection. Inspection from Health District verifies distances from well and dwelling... No more no less. No qualified individual in the...
06-16-03, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By abkent

Septic System Questions

A couple questions with regard to septic systems.

With the understanding that the waste line from the house to the septic tank should have a 1/4" per foot slope.

1. What if any slope is...
05-28-03, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By abkent

How will I know if I need an expansion tank. ...

How will I know if I need an expansion tank. What are the signs?
05-28-03, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By abkent

The obvious

I hate to point out the obvious, but maybe you have different size tanks... Or maybe your neighbor just likes to live on the edge.

It is too late when you have to pump. It is better to this as...
05-28-03, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By abkent

PRV Questions

I recently built a house in a rural area. In preparing to install a sprinkler system, I measured my water pressure. It showed over 100 psi. After talking to the town, I was told that it can drop...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By abkent

Table Saw Recommendations

I am looking for some recommendations. I am buying a table saw. I am looking in the $300-$600 range. I plan to use it for the occasional project. Furniture and the like.

Any recommendations on...
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