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11-17-18, 06:10 PM
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Galvanic corrosion is probably whats happening...

Galvanic corrosion is probably whats happening ... the rust on the metal brackets is eating the u-shaped tubes that pass thru them.
11-17-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By ryso1

The parts that rust out are the sides of the...

The parts that rust out are the sides of the coil, where some of the copper pass goes thru, not the fins themselves. I think its galvanized or something.... Its the exact location that rusted out on...
11-17-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By ryso1

Dehumidifiers rusting out quickly

I had a GE brand 70 pint dehumidifier that rusted out and leaked in about 3 years. Had to replace it, bought a Frigidaire 70 pint. Its working now after 2 complete season however its going to suffer...
11-15-18, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By ryso1

conduit body into panel

I have to make a hard 45 into electrical panel. Cannot bend emt in these tight quarters. However, a type LL conduit body with a short nipple into panel would be a good fit.

Is it acceptable to use...
10-28-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By ryso1

Fence posts footers below grade

I had a wood fence installed and when the area was backfilled, soil was in contact with the pickets. The concrete footers for the posts were a few inches below grade leaving soil in direct contact...
10-20-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By ryso1

Breakers installation... wiggle

I have a square d homeline panel and recently had to replace a breaker. I noticed that when you put the covers on, you can see a slight space between the breakers... like they don't sit flush upon...
10-18-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By ryso1

excersise main breaker?

I had to turn off main breaker for a few minutes today... got me to wondering, should a main breaker be excersised yearly or does opening/closing them cause wear?
10-16-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By ryso1

Old buried conduit connected to panel

I had to run pvc to replace corroded galavanized 1" conduit (egc). The project is complete however the 1" conduit that is in my basement into my panel is still connected to the panel enclosure. There...
10-13-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By ryso1

Reducing Washers question

Can someone describe the correct orientation for reducing washers?

Im trying to use 1">3/4". I am using two but no matter how much I I hammer at the locknut I can still grab the pipe and twist the...
10-10-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By ryso1

cap 3 way switch

I need to temporarily remove a 3 way switch for a week or two. I think it is the switch that does not have constant power.

What happens if i cap the wiring and restore power? Will the light be...
10-08-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By ryso1

Change of plans , Its a code violation 225.30 ...

Change of plans , Its a code violation 225.30 ...
10-08-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By ryso1

I should have added, that 3 way switch is on a...

I should have added, that 3 way switch is on a different circuit than the garage.
10-08-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By ryso1

new garage wiring question....

Im thinking of updating my detached garage wiring.

I need a simple setup, no subpanel needed. I was going to run a MWBC from the house to the garage. Power gfci outlets from one side and lighting...
10-08-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By ryso1

My conduit serves as the egc for the garage. ...

My conduit serves as the egc for the garage.

Im sure you need specialized equipment to take an impendence reading on a conduit used as an EGC. ??

However, when I tested with my multimeter......
10-07-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By ryso1

Im thinking of updating detached garage wiring....

Im thinking of updating detached garage wiring. Buried feeder from house is in galvanized installed early 60's.
10-07-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By ryso1

Rmc underground

How long does galvanized rmc last underground?
10-05-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By ryso1

I have removed it and the old grill... it was an...

I have removed it and the old grill... it was an eyesore!!
10-05-18, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By ryso1

abandoned gas line

There used to be a gas grill on my patio. When it was removed, someone severed the plastic gas line in the ground and then capped the fitting inside the house where it exited my basement cement...
10-04-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By ryso1

Pj said:i think if you ruptured the line you'd...

Pj said:i think if you ruptured the line you'd know by now


How would i know... besides KLABOOEY! ?

the tolerance zone is 24" i was driving them in right at 24"!

a few months ago i had a...
10-04-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By ryso1

Black iron pipe strength

Is it possible to slightly bend or flex by hand a 1" black iron pipe?
09-30-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By ryso1

I live in old area... meters are outside... but...

I live in old area... meters are outside... but we got new meters about 10 years ago. It looks like the riser is plastic maybe... there is a tracer wire... does that suggest the whole thing is...
09-30-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By ryso1

Underground gas supply... depth and safety

I was pounding 1/2" rebar into ground approx 18" deep with a sledge hammer. I was approx 16" from where i remembered a utility locator marked underground gas a while back. I was doing it with one...
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By ryso1

10 year smoke detectors?????

I have 4 standard smoke detectors in my home and being the cheapskate that I am, I hate having to buy 9 volts each year for them! I was thinking of buying the expensive 10 year sealed lithium...
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By ryso1

dummy bulb

I have a few lights on same switch I don't want all illuminated. Is it best to just not install a bulb in those fixture or perhaps leave a dummy dead bulb installed instead?
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By ryso1

CFL failure?

I had a CFL flicker and make a crackle noise upon turning it on. Tried it again the next day and it did the same thing. However, once I toggled the switch again it became stable. I immediately tried...
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