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11-27-18, 01:09 PM
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Posted By scoob8000

Interesting. I couldn't find one without a...

Interesting. I couldn't find one without a ground. Wonder what the use is there?

So all this aside, all I really plan on using this for in the shed is a battery tender, and a couple lights.
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11-27-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By scoob8000

Pics.. The jacket definitely looks like normal...

Pics.. The jacket definitely looks like normal UF-B, inner conductors feel like normal #12 conductors..

Tried calling southwire twice but can't seem to get ahold of anybody knowledgeable. ...
11-27-18, 07:03 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

It's gone at both ends of what I put in, and my...

It's gone at both ends of what I put in, and my remaining cuttings. I thought at first it was just pulled out, but upon a closer look there isn't even a void in the jacket for it. I have...
11-27-18, 06:35 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

UF-B I just trenched to shed is missing the ground - Now what?

I just burried about 75 feet of 12/2 UF-B to my shed from the back of my garage. I didn't realize the ground was missing until I was done and started to open the cable up to connect it.

The...
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Views: 755
Posted By scoob8000

I did that real quick using a 4' level as a...

I did that real quick using a 4' level as a straight edge. No bowing in the wall near the crack that I can tell.

I understand old settling cracks, but not knowing why this guy recently started...
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Views: 755
Posted By scoob8000

I sent Stadry a message. I was in the...

I sent Stadry a message.

I was in the basement earlier today and I'm pretty sure I can see more daylight in the crack than I could yesterday. I can't find anything in particular with my structure...
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Posted By scoob8000

Any particular product you like to use? My...

Any particular product you like to use?

My coworker seems to think I should let it be until spring. His thinking is the gound is hard/compacted now. If I dig and disturb it the frost line may go...
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Posted By scoob8000

That's the same crack, two pics on the inside and...

That's the same crack, two pics on the inside and one of the outside.

On this one grade starts just below the window blocks. It's hard to tell in the photos, but on the inside the crack...
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Views: 755
Posted By scoob8000

Cracks in basement wall

My house is over 100 years old, but over the past years I've noticed a few new cracks in the basement walls near where the previous owners had the block windows replaced.

One in particular...
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Posted By scoob8000

I think I'm going to go ahead and go with the...

I think I'm going to go ahead and go with the 90-340 route. There's a perfect mounting spot for it right next to the board/transformer in my furnace.

Should I just tap directly off the...
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Posted By scoob8000

Am I over-complicating things by doing this? ...

Am I over-complicating things by doing this?


The likelihood of us going away when it's cold enough, and for the house to freeze because of a pump failure are pretty slim. Especially if I make...
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Posted By scoob8000

Not a condensing furnace, the only time the pump...

Not a condensing furnace, the only time the pump would run in winter is when the humidifier is running.
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Posted By scoob8000

Condensate pump safety switch - AC & Humidifier

I just replaced my condensate pump, and I'd really like to wire in the safety switch.

I'd like it to shutdown the AC and my whole house humidifier (but not heat.. Afraid if pump fails during the...
06-09-16, 07:13 PM
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Views: 1,071
Posted By scoob8000

greynold99, Thanks for the input. I assume...

greynold99,

Thanks for the input. I assume your down near the Washington area?

I'm just up by the Pgh Airport.

I'm mostly worried about the immediate bank right by the garage, but do plan...
06-04-16, 03:42 PM
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Views: 1,071
Posted By scoob8000

That's pretty much what we did. That large bank...

That's pretty much what we did. That large bank on the right was one steep slope down to the garage.

I had an excavator do some work and put a terrace in and cleaned it up a bit. Part of that...
06-04-16, 07:18 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

Ground cover / erosion control

I have a fairly steep bank that I don't want to mow, but I need to plant something to stop the erosion.

I'm in Western PA (Zone 6 I believe), and this location is in the shade until 2-3pm.
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12-10-15, 04:35 PM
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Views: 1,335
Posted By scoob8000

For what it's worth... Last year my lights...

For what it's worth...

Last year my lights kept tripping my GFI about once a week. My GFI is inside a garage with a orange extension cord running under the garage door.

After 6-7 GFI trips...
12-10-15, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,155
Posted By scoob8000

Well dangit then. That contradicts what the...

Well dangit then. That contradicts what the manufacturer told me.

I'd like to tear apart one of these sub $100 protectors and see what's actually going on with the ground lead.
12-09-15, 04:25 PM
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Views: 1,155
Posted By scoob8000

CasualJoe, You hit the nail on the head. ...

CasualJoe,

You hit the nail on the head. The tech support rep I spoke with from Square D agreed I'd be better off connecting to the grounds in my garage panel instead of the neutral. As long as...
12-07-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,155
Posted By scoob8000

So I guess that wasn't a stupid question...

So I guess that wasn't a stupid question afterall.

CasualJoe, That was my inital thought too. Connect it to the ground bus instead of the neutral. It's a Square D protector I bought this...
12-06-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,155
Posted By scoob8000

I installed my surge supressor in the garage...

I installed my surge supressor in the garage yesterday but got to thinking. It's wired to the hots and the neutral as the directions state. Since it's a subpanel with it's own ground rods and not...
11-27-15, 06:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,155
Posted By scoob8000

I've seen trees blown apart, telephones litterly...

I've seen trees blown apart, telephones litterly blown off of walls. I remember one thing was it's good to have trees nearby that are taller than your house.

Westom mentions not having ground...
11-26-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,155
Posted By scoob8000

So I'll go ahead and add another surge protector...

So I'll go ahead and add another surge protector in the garage. Couldn't hurt.

I agree, nothing will stop a direct lightning hit. I've been thru some bonding and grounding classes for work and...
11-26-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,155
Posted By scoob8000

Casual Joe, I think I did everything right. ...

Casual Joe,

I think I did everything right. 2-2-4-6 burried in conduit. Neutral and ground in garage panel is not bonded, and I have two 8' rods at the garage about 20ft apart. Each comes...
11-26-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,155
Posted By scoob8000

Hardwired surge protector in detached garage

I have a hardwired surge protector in my main house panel already.

Would it be overkill to add one to my detached garage as well? (It is a sub-panel off my house.)

Mostly just want a little...
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