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01-25-09, 07:48 PM
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Views: 10,975
Posted By syperk

I used air tight IC cans - no resilient channel...

I used air tight IC cans - no resilient channel (I have low ceilings and was worried about losing headroom).

In retrospect I would have skipped the green glue, used a single layer of 5/8" drywall...
02-04-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,914
Posted By syperk

I realize that I have to disconnect the 1/4" line...

I realize that I have to disconnect the 1/4" line to the swamp cooler when winterizing. My question is more to do where I should put the stop valve. If the valve is accessible from the roof, then...
01-31-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,914
Posted By syperk

Question Recommendations for roof mounted water supply?

I'm installing a swamp cooler on my flat roof and I want to feed water to it from a 1/2" line inside the house. My question is: how should I set up the roof mounted water supply valve?

I had a...
10-20-07, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,370
Posted By syperk

Question Bracing a Steel I-Beam Supporting Wooden Joists

In a deck / kitchen remodeling project I have decided to replace an existing 12x4 wooden beam with a sturdier steel I-beam. The existing wood beam spans a distance of around 24', which by my...
07-06-07, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,886
Posted By syperk

Cool That's a good question! My intuition is that...

That's a good question!

My intuition is that it wouldn't make that much difference. I mean, sure, if you had a pad a mile thick filled with freezing water, then presumably the air coming out the...
07-06-07, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 21,390
Posted By syperk

In response to Winnie's comment about multiwire...

In response to Winnie's comment about multiwire circuits and not using the receptacle to splice the neutral connections - does that also apply to the hot connections? So, everything has to be...
07-06-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 21,390
Posted By syperk

To answer Chandler's question about why spend the...

To answer Chandler's question about why spend the extra cash to put GFCI's in each receptacle. I thought I read somewhere that using a single GFCI to protect many daisy chained outlets could lead to...
07-06-07, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,908
Posted By syperk

Question Installing roof ducting for swamp cooler

I'm installing a swamp cooler on my roof and have got to the point where I need to make a hole in the roof in order to bring the air in. I'm using a side draft cooler, so I'll be getting a right...
07-04-07, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 21,390
Posted By syperk

Daisy Chaining GFCI Receptacles

The GFCI receptacles I am using have backwire connections for both the line and load terminals. Each terminal has two holes, with one screw that tightens the backwire plate. When daisy chaining...
06-24-07, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,133
Posted By syperk

Question Side Draft Swamp Cooler on Roof?

I'm planning on putting in a swamp cooler on my roof (no existing jack or ducting) and am contemplating doing the work myself. I'll be putting in a 6500cfm or so unit with a single drop. Chatting to...
02-06-07, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,975
Posted By syperk

Recessed Lights Incompatible with Soundproofing?

A cautionary tale...

I have a two story house in which I'm just completing a remodel of the first floor. Because of the low (7'9") ceilings downstairs I decided to go with 4" insulation compatible...
12-12-06, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,393
Posted By syperk

Question Soundproofing Ceilings

I'm engaged in a remodel on my two story house. I'd like to soundproof as much as reasonably possible between the upstairs and the downstairs.

For the moment, I'm working on the downstairs, so I'm...
11-02-06, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By syperk

What about the issue of the ground being bonded...

What about the issue of the ground being bonded to the neutral in the sub? I thought that the only place this was allowed was at the service entrance.

But if we're allowed a separate ground at the...
10-28-06, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By syperk

Unless I'm mistaken, you're also supposed to mark...

Unless I'm mistaken, you're also supposed to mark the white wires that go to the switches as hot wires, by wrapping some black tape around them or something, no?

Cheers,

Sy
10-28-06, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,520
Posted By syperk

One way of overcrowding a 20 slot panel is to put...

One way of overcrowding a 20 slot panel is to put tandem breakers in - two half size breakers in one slot. Do you have any of those?

So, are there sufficient neutral and grounding connections for...
10-14-06, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,703
Posted By syperk

So, on a multiwire circuit, e.g. used for the two...

So, on a multiwire circuit, e.g. used for the two appliance circuits in a kitchen, connected to a multipole breaker, if one side trips does the other trip as well?
10-14-06, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,703
Posted By syperk

There are completely separate #12 and #14...

There are completely separate #12 and #14 circuits running to the box containing the split duplex receptacle. One circuit supplies one side of the receptacle, and the other supplies the other side. ...
10-14-06, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,703
Posted By syperk

Yep, 210.7 (B) sounds like the varmint. ...

Yep, 210.7 (B) sounds like the varmint.

Tying the trip levers together was one of the options I thought of, but I wasn't sure if there were any complications due to the fact that the breakers are...
10-13-06, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,703
Posted By syperk

If I understand correctly, the requirement is...

If I understand correctly, the requirement is apparently part of the 2002 NEC. Pages 114-115 of Wiring Simplified (40th Edition) discuss the issue.

In retrospect I would probably have put the...
10-13-06, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,703
Posted By syperk

Question Split Receptacle on Multiple Circuits in Bedroom?

I've just about finished re-wiring my house and thought I'd researched all the code requirements pretty thoroughly. However, I've just read something that makes me wonder if I'm going to fall foul of...
09-05-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,970
Posted By syperk

OK, fair enough. But it certainly seems confusing...

OK, fair enough. But it certainly seems confusing that things seem to be the opposite for 15A and 20 A circuits.

i.e. A 20A circuit can have 20A or 15A receptacles installe don it, and a 15A...
09-05-06, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,970
Posted By syperk

Thanks for the various responses on this. In...

Thanks for the various responses on this. In answer to Roger's comment, I wanted to install the oven circuit now while I have all the sheetrock off, rather than later when everything is sealed up....
09-05-06, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,970
Posted By syperk

Actually I beleive that Danno6102 was talking...

Actually I beleive that Danno6102 was talking about putting a 20A receptacle on a 15A circuit.

And I agree with him that it seems a little odd that 50A receptacles are allowed on 40A circuits,...
09-03-06, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,970
Posted By syperk

50A Receptacle on 40A 240V Circuit?

I'm wiring up a kitchen in my house. I'm planning to have a gas cooktop and a built in electric oven below it, which I haven't yet bought. I'm guessing that 40A will be sufficient for the oven - is...
09-03-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By syperk

Presumably the socket itself also needs upgrading...

Presumably the socket itself also needs upgrading - if you have a 30A dryer receptacle in there now, you'll need to replace with a 50A range receptacle, I believe.

So in the new circuit the only...
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