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03-06-07, 04:12 PM
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Posted By KenC

Worked like a champ...thanks! I had the 3 way...

Worked like a champ...thanks! I had the 3 way switches correct but my problem was at the 4 way, assuming (incorrectly) both blacks or both whites would be "in" or "out".
03-06-07, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By KenC

4 way switch conundrum

I decided to replace toggle switches on a 4 way circuit with rocker switches and didn't take very good notes before disconnecting the wires to the original switches, and now can't get the switches to...
05-19-06, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,129
Posted By KenC

Sparking Receptacle

I have a rental home and was told by the tenant that there were sparks coming out of the bottom plug only on one of the receptacles, no problem with the top plug though. I checked out the...
05-12-06, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By KenC

Thanks George. I believe that's exactly what I'm...

Thanks George. I believe that's exactly what I'm looking for.
05-10-06, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By KenC

Clear Finish

I've seen furniture before ...coffee tables, bar counters, etc, with thick clear finishes and items embedded in the finish, some of them fairly thick like seashells or rocks. Can anyone tell me what...
03-28-06, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,143
Posted By KenC

Is there a way to check for the "transient...

Is there a way to check for the "transient voltages" mentioned above? My pool was put in a couple of years ago and, while I haven't had any problems, a co-worker suggested I check for that after I...
03-21-06, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,662
Posted By KenC

Just for my own education, why would you need...

Just for my own education, why would you need more than one receptacle?
03-17-06, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By KenC

New Circuit Question

I plan to run a new circuit this weekend to a room that I've been doing some remodeling in. I already have all of the wiring done in the room with the cable in the attic ready to drop to the panel. ...
03-06-06, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,335
Posted By KenC

I was trying to locate some more info online this...

I was trying to locate some more info online this morning and found a great website:

http://www.crawlspaces.org/

It has a number of good articles, videos, etc. Looks like I've got a job ahead...
03-06-06, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,335
Posted By KenC

What does JLC stand for? Is that an article that...

What does JLC stand for? Is that an article that might be available online?
03-03-06, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,335
Posted By KenC

If I understand correctly the plastic on the...

If I understand correctly the plastic on the ground serves as a vapor barrier and the pieces need to be sealed, or at least overlapping. One of the problems apparently, is that they aren't joined...
03-01-06, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,335
Posted By KenC

Kinda figured it was probably doing more harm...

Kinda figured it was probably doing more harm than good at this point. Replacing it isn't that big of a deal as long as I can figure out what's happening so it doesn't happen again. Is there a...
02-28-06, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,335
Posted By KenC

Wet Insulation in Crawl Space

While running some cable in my crawlspace last summer, I noticed a lot of the insulation between the floor joists was wet. The house is about five years old, plastic covers the bare ground under the...
02-24-06, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By KenC

OK. Thanks for the advice guys. The pool...

OK. Thanks for the advice guys. The pool breakers are shut down for the winter but I'll make it right before I use them again.

I've only been doing my own electrical work for the last...
02-24-06, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By KenC

I don't know what the code is. That's why I'm...

I don't know what the code is. That's why I'm asking these questions. Replacing the breaker is an easy matter if that's the way it should be done. But the point I was trying to make is that if a...
02-24-06, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By KenC

I went back to verify what I stated previously. ...

I went back to verify what I stated previously. Turns out the breaker going to the hot tub is GFCI
(50 amp) so I'm ok there. There's also some sort of junction box on the back of the house where...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-21-06, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,496
Posted By KenC

The systems that use circulating pumps at the...

The systems that use circulating pumps at the water heater (Watts and Grundhos) use a thermostatically controlled valve at the far end to dump cooling water from the hot water supply line to the cold...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-21-06, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,496
Posted By KenC

hot water recirculation preferences

I want to retrofit a recirc system into a 30 year old house on a slab. I just started researching the different options and seem to be getting conflicting opinions on the best way to go; e.g. pump...
02-20-06, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By KenC

I installed a Nu Tone system about a year ago. ...

I installed a Nu Tone system about a year ago. It was in a ranch so it was very easy to put in. The only problem I had was that the kitchen wall where I decided to place the master station was...
02-20-06, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By KenC

One more question please and then I'll shut up. ...

One more question please and then I'll shut up. Concerning GFCI breakers being required for runs outside the house...I have both a pool and hot tub. There are actually two circuits for the pool,...
02-20-06, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By KenC

That makes sense. So either way is legal, i.e....

That makes sense. So either way is legal, i.e. meets code, for kitchen and bathroom circuits?
02-20-06, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By KenC

GFCI Confusion

I've seen a lot of info on GFCI's but I'm a little confused on when you should use a GFCI breaker vs a receptacle, and what the difference is. I have two GFCI receptacles in my kitchen controlling...
02-12-06, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By KenC

I understand what you mean, but it's not going to...

I understand what you mean, but it's not going to be a probelm here. This receptacle is out of view above the kitchen cabinets with under cabinet lighting plugged in. I'm going to add accent...
02-11-06, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By KenC

2 Switches, 1 Receptacle

I think I know what to do but would feel better if someone confimed this before I try it. I have a switched receptacle in place with power going through the switch. I want to split the receptacle...
02-11-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 962
Posted By KenC

I just had a 150 amp panel replaced. It turned...

I just had a 150 amp panel replaced. It turned out that I already had 200 amps run to the house and didn't even know it, so I was able to upgrade to 200 amps at very little additional cost. If...
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