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Today, 07:58 AM
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Posted By AllanJ

I am thinking of a #6 four wire feed (the ground...

I am thinking of a #6 four wire feed (the ground wire can be #10) from the garage passing by the existing 40 amp subpanel (or taking a different route) all the way to the next panel upstream.

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Posted By AllanJ

Tru this. Turn off the pump. Open a...

Tru this.

Turn off the pump.
Open a cold-only faucet.
Pump air into the pressure tank until you getto 28 PSI. (You did ssay your system goes from 30 to 50 PSI, right?)
If air comes out the...
Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By AllanJ

You should not create, possess, or use an...

You should not create, possess, or use an extension cord or adapter with a (male) plug of greater amperage than the (female) receptacle without a box (portable subpanel or reasonable facsimile...
Yesterday, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By AllanJ

Or use the 120 volt receptacles on the generator....

Or use the 120 volt receptacles on the generator. Run two in
dependent ouside extension cords to two 120 volt inlets on the out side wall of the house respectively to two duplex receptacles inside...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-03-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By AllanJ

No you would not replace the anode rod annually...

No you would not replace the anode rod annually but two years is a good interval fbefore the first inspection to get an idea of when to do the next inspection.

If you just moved in then do the...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-02-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By AllanJ

Failure to do maintenance can void the warranty...

Failure to do maintenance can void the warranty but only for those maintenance items mentioned in the instructions.
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Views: 244
Posted By AllanJ

The ejector pump chamber is supposed to be...

The ejector pump chamber is supposed to be sealed. Properly done, an overflow does not occur at the pump location but rather would occur. at the next lowest location with a leak or opening.

If the...
07-30-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By AllanJ

Thanks everyone. Unfortunately I do not know...

Thanks everyone.

Unfortunately I do not know what kind of grass it is. But I don't want to have to rototill it all up and reseed with a known kind of grass.
07-29-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By AllanJ

A French drain is supposed to have an outlet that...

A French drain is supposed to have an outlet that takes the water away from the vicinity.

Yours may be clogged preventing that function and then you woul \ld need to have it cleaned out. Not...
07-29-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By AllanJ

Lawn Parched, Fertilizing Due, WWYD?

Due to the sandy soil the lawn turns beige mighty fast instead of grow roots downward to take advantage of less often longer deeper watering.

Now a heat wave (over 90 F) has started and...
07-29-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By AllanJ

Turn the thermostat all the way down and into the...

Turn the thermostat all the way down and into the "off" position.

Set your voltmeter to 240 volts (or higher) AC volts.

Measure between the two terminals on the thermostat.

You should get...
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Views: 528
Posted By AllanJ

You might wonder why the formerly common...

You might wonder why the formerly common incandescent lamps give light of about 2700 degrees Kelvin. It was the best compromise between a reasonable light output (in lumens) per watt of power...
07-26-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By AllanJ

The wire that brings the power into the box with...

The wire that brings the power into the box with the ground fault circuit interrupter unit must not go to the load side terminals of the GFCI. (Connect this wire and the corresponding neutral to the...
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By AllanJ

Alternate method of sanitizing the channel or...

Alternate method of sanitizing the channel or bore inside the bowl rim. Uses much less cleaning solution, perhaps a quart.

Use duct tape to cover up all except one frontmost hole under the rim,...
07-24-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By AllanJ

A leak in the hot water plumbing is a very common...

A leak in the hot water plumbing is a very common cause of unexpected and sometimes sudden high energy usage.

If you have an all-electric water heater then try closing the supply (cold inlet) to...
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By AllanJ

If the pressure tank is not set properly but the...

If the pressure tank is not set properly but the pump and well are functioning adequately then it is possible to get a momentary loss of pressure at the faucet down to practically nothing but it...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-20-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By AllanJ

Does the closet door have a louver in it so the...

Does the closet door have a louver in it so the water heater can get makeup air from the rest of the house interior for its bottom intake as its exhaust gases go up the flue pipe above? In this case...
07-20-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By AllanJ

Absolute minimum grounding requirement choices: ...

Absolute minimum grounding requirement choices:
1. One concrete encased electrode (often called Ufer).
2. Two ground rods.
3. One water pipe and one ground rod.
4. One ground rod alone if a...
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Views: 166
Posted By AllanJ

Could you afford to (in time and logistics as...

Could you afford to (in time and logistics as well as money) dig a second pit ad have the emergency pump installed there and ready to go?

The best location for the second pit will depend on the...
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By AllanJ

Overheating under conditions that never...

Overheating under conditions that never overheated before can be due to a stuck thermostat.In a vehicle, the thermostat is an in-line valve that stops the flow of coolant through thenormal radiator...
07-14-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 162
Posted By AllanJ

I would not seal the wire ends in the wall unless...

I would not seal the wire ends in the wall unless they were soldered -- the red-red pair and the green-white pair -- and taped so the splices cannot touch.

Otherwise oxidation might cause a loose...
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By AllanJ

Flush the toilet twice, just before the second...

Flush the toilet twice, just before the second flush turn off the supply valve and hold down the flush lever until the toilet tank is as empty as possible.

Make up two gallons of either bleach or...
07-12-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By AllanJ

"" Out of that junction box comes the line to my...

"" Out of that junction box comes the line to my actual house, which is a 200 amp set up for itself. from the junction box it runs the line under the street and to the transformer.""

Huh? There is...
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By AllanJ

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Show a picture?
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07-11-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By AllanJ

You may replace an existing 2 prong receptacle...

You may replace an existing 2 prong receptacle unit with a ground fault circuit interrupter receptacle unit that has 3 prong receptacles. Put a label "no equipment ground" on it.

It is against...
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