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02-14-08, 05:30 AM
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Posted By Craig_md

Utility Room Insulation

I have two unfinished utility rooms in my basement that have things mounted on the foundation walls or in front of them (well tank, electrical panel, etc), so that insulating the foundation wall is...
12-13-07, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,233
Posted By Craig_md

Just an interesting, and annoying fact...In my...

Just an interesting, and annoying fact...In my jurisdiction a homeowner is not allowed to pull any trade permits. Basically that forces you to hire a licensed plumber, electrician, HVAC mechanic,...
09-28-07, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By Craig_md

Pool off garage subpanel?

Assuming I have enough power at the garage (I have a 100 amp subpanel in the garage), is there any reason I can't run electric for a pool from that sub?
02-15-07, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Craig_md

It sounds like you are wanting to run two...

It sounds like you are wanting to run two separate 200 amp services? That is what I have, 400 coming to the house, but two 200 amp main panels, each with it's own feed from the POCO meter base. If...
02-05-07, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,299
Posted By Craig_md

Thanks for the reply. This is a detached garage,...

Thanks for the reply. This is a detached garage, so there is no fire code requirement. These panels are "non-flammable" but I'm sure they wouldn't meet code if there was a fire rating requirement.
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01-30-07, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,299
Posted By Craig_md

Vapor barrier for detached garage ceiling?

I am going to blow cellulose insulation to insulate in the attic of my detached garage. The ceiling will be corrugated PVC panels, which overlap 1" at the joints (waiting to hear if these panels will...
01-25-07, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By Craig_md

Just did the exact same thing...around 125' run,...

Just did the exact same thing...around 125' run, 100A subpanel. Used #2 THWN for the conductors, #6 for the ground. Ran all in 1 1/2 PVC. A ground rod was required at the garage.
01-25-07, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 87,398
Posted By Craig_md

I have a 5500W (I think like 6500 surge) and I...

I have a 5500W (I think like 6500 surge) and I leave the well pump circuit turned off on the transfer switch. When we need to fill the pressure tank, I turn off all the other circuits and turn that...
12-27-06, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By Craig_md

You will need an 8 foot long, 5/8 inch diameter...

You will need an 8 foot long, 5/8 inch diameter ground rod. The big box stores carry them. Probably obvious, but to answer your last question...8 feet! I don't believe there is a depth requirement...
12-18-06, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,013
Posted By Craig_md

Ground wire in conduit

Is it ok to run a bare copper ground in PVC conduit? We're running #2 THHN (# 6 ground) in PVC to a detached garage for a 100 amp panel, and I wasn't sure if bare copper was acceptable for the ground...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By Craig_md

I assume from your description you have an older...

I assume from your description you have an older round dish (not the newer ovals). I think it still has 2 output lines, and if so, you can get a multiswitch to be able to do what you want. You'll...
11-29-06, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,158
Posted By Craig_md

Another quickie question on this... From the...

Another quickie question on this...

From the sounds the only place the ground wire needs protection is where it comes out of the ground and into the building? In other words the horizontal run of...
11-28-06, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,233
Posted By Craig_md

As for the concrete, the one place I can only get...

As for the concrete, the one place I can only get the 1 1/2 conduit in with barely 6" of cover. As I read it, you were saying that with 4" of concrete, I would still need 4 more inches of cover. Am I...
11-27-06, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,233
Posted By Craig_md

Cutting/threading RMC

I'm running conduit out to a garage, and per my question yesterday, I ran into an area that I can't get deeper than about 10" so am switching over to RMC for that leg rather than PVC. I need to cut...
11-26-06, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By Craig_md

Thanks for the quick response. Yep, lawn area....

Thanks for the quick response. Yep, lawn area. What are the minimum cover requirements for sched 80 PVC? Or are you just saying to use the sched 80 for the transition, and rmc for the shallow...
11-26-06, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By Craig_md

Conduit to garage dilema

I'm running 1 1/2" conduit out to my garage for a 100 amp panel. I was planning on running PVC, so have been trenching for 18" of cover. I ran into an area that I can't get below 10" or so due to...
11-22-06, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,158
Posted By Craig_md

Ground rod/wire question

I need to install a ground rod for my detached garage subpanel. I assume the wire from the rod to the panel must be protected, and I was just curious how to get it into the garage? Do I have to run a...
08-04-06, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,785
Posted By Craig_md

Ok, well of course mine wouldn't act up for the...

Ok, well of course mine wouldn't act up for the tech. Based on my description though he replaced the fan relay, since once the blower comes on it stays on (not a thermal shut down thing). He couldn't...
08-03-06, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,785
Posted By Craig_md

Yours sounds like the much cheaper option if it...

Yours sounds like the much cheaper option if it works! :D Will be interesting to see. I'm very mechanically inclined, but have never messed with A/C so figured I'd call a pro. If it turns out to be...
08-03-06, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,785
Posted By Craig_md

No help here, but we have a 6 yr old Goodman that...

No help here, but we have a 6 yr old Goodman that is doing the exact same thing! In our case, we have been powering off the system at the thermostat and powering it back on to get the blower to...
05-08-06, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,292
Posted By Craig_md

I'm with Larry. We had a lightning strike several...

I'm with Larry. We had a lightning strike several years ago, and now the grounds have a black sooty appearance, even on the circuits that tested fine by an electrician afterwards.
Replies: 8
Views: 32,605
Posted By Craig_md

Unfortunately I don't have any suggestions for...

Unfortunately I don't have any suggestions for you, other than to make sure the drainage around the garage flows away from it to try to keep water from collecting around/under the slab. Other than...
Replies: 10
Views: 11,228
Posted By Craig_md

Assembly on the cabinets with doors is the doors,...

Assembly on the cabinets with doors is the doors, door frame top and bottom, latches, squaring the cabinet, legs, casters, etc. Nothing overly difficult.
Replies: 10
Views: 11,228
Posted By Craig_md

Sorry I haven't gotten back to you yet. I picked...

Sorry I haven't gotten back to you yet. I picked everything up, but haven't put it all together yet. Assembly is a little bit of a pain, some hard to get at bolts, but nothing too bad. The two door...
Replies: 8
Views: 32,605
Posted By Craig_md

Do you think its from underneath or from above?...

Do you think its from underneath or from above? To find out, take a piece of plastic or aluminum foil, and put it down on the floor and seal around the edges with duct tape. Leave it for a couple of...
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