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Yesterday, 07:35 AM
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I agree that this is how it is supposed to be,...

I agree that this is how it is supposed to be, but on the other hand, I have also seen a few over aggressive inspectors who would reach out and hold up an approval on the permit because of other work...
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Posted By CasualJoe

Except for the water that continues to flow to...

Except for the water that continues to flow to refill the bowl. If the toilet was plugged with paper and the water was spilling over the edge of the bowl onto the floor when flushed, the refilling...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-02-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By CasualJoe

I have never changed an anode rod, but try to...

I have never changed an anode rod, but try to flush my water heater annually. I try, but sometimes it doesn't happen. I replaced my last 6 year warranted water heater when it was 24 years old not...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-02-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By CasualJoe

Probably just the heat trap nipples many water...

Probably just the heat trap nipples many water heaters come with.
Forum: Water Heaters
08-02-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By CasualJoe

And then confirm 240 volts at each element as the...

And then confirm 240 volts at each element as the thermostats call for heat. When an element shows 240 volts to it, use a snap around amp meter (aka Amprobe) to check for current draw. If no...
08-02-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By CasualJoe

My experience is that the contact surface between...

My experience is that the contact surface between the breaker and aluminum bus bar was the issue.



As far as I know, aluminum bus is always tin plated regardless of manufacturer and Square D QO...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-02-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By CasualJoe

Do yourself a huge favor and get a Bradford-White.

Do yourself a huge favor and get a Bradford-White.
08-02-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By CasualJoe

I've seen more than a few and always recommended...

I've seen more than a few and always recommended replacement. Some would decide to proceed with replacement and some wouldn't. My experience is that the local housing authority would never replace...
08-01-20, 01:16 PM
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Views: 326
Posted By CasualJoe

No, breaking the power company lock in this case...

No, breaking the power company lock in this case and you never want to do that.
08-01-20, 01:02 PM
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Views: 306
Posted By CasualJoe

I don't totally agree. I do like the Siemens and...

I don't totally agree. I do like the Siemens and Cutler-Hammer BR series loadcenters that have copper bus option, but as far as I am concerned, any aluminum bus loadcenter is a "Builder Grade" no...
08-01-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By CasualJoe

PCBoss, that's exactly what I was always told by...

PCBoss, that's exactly what I was always told by Square reps and distributors, but I have now also found a Schneider Electric spec sheet on the QO panel telecom guy claimed had aluminum bus. I know...
07-30-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By CasualJoe

I have NEVER heard or read this anywhere, are you...

I have NEVER heard or read this anywhere, are you sure? The big QO quality claim has always been tin plated copper bus bars for as long as I can remember, along with the Lifetime Warranty on QO...
07-30-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By CasualJoe

If these are realistic future loads there is...

If these are realistic future loads there is little question that the 6-3 NM-B cable (60 amp feeder) wouldn't be big enough if some of the power tools might be in operation at same time as welder or...
07-30-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By CasualJoe

It might be that way in Minnesota, I couldn't...

It might be that way in Minnesota, I couldn't say, but areas I am familiar with this conduit is installed by the electrical contractor whether it's just a conduit stub for direct burial cable or a...
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By CasualJoe

1/8"......time to replace, those tires are worn...

1/8"......time to replace, those tires are worn out.
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Views: 202
Posted By CasualJoe

I don't know why the plastic nuts shouldn't come...

I don't know why the plastic nuts shouldn't come off. Looks to me like the issue might be getting to them, but they should come loose. I doubt penetrating oil would help, but you could try it. By...
07-29-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By CasualJoe

Post Duct tape maybe, but I wouldn't do it. :thumbdn:

Duct tape maybe, but I wouldn't do it. :thumbdn:
Forum: Water Heaters
07-29-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By CasualJoe

Are those heat trap nipples on the new water...

Are those heat trap nipples on the new water heater? My guess is that they are and that they are slowing down the hot water flow out of the heater.

By the way, the thermal expansion tank should...
07-29-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By CasualJoe

Niangua River? I haven't been to Bennett Springs...

Niangua River? I haven't been to Bennett Springs in many years, but loved it the one time I was there. Good luck with your project.
07-29-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Posted By CasualJoe

I'd be interested in knowing what the electrical...

I'd be interested in knowing what the electrical requirements are for this; voltage, etc. I assume it is cord/plug connected, what kind of plug does it have?
07-29-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By CasualJoe

Rather than contacting the power company, I would...

Rather than contacting the power company, I would recommend you contact a licensed electrical contractor to fix this by installing an expansion joint. The contractor will contact and coordinate with...
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By CasualJoe

Considering the age of the fan, NuTone was one of...

Considering the age of the fan, NuTone was one of the top quality fans of that era.
07-26-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By CasualJoe

As are 15 amp rated duplex receptacles.

As are 15 amp rated duplex receptacles.
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By CasualJoe

I would go to the Delta website and look for...

I would go to the Delta website and look for their "Contact Us" link and email them all your pictures. They are pretty good at identifying their old faucets and helping to determine what repair parts...
07-25-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By CasualJoe

That tells me you have a fault somewhere.

That tells me you have a fault somewhere.
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