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07-20-10, 10:29 AM
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The water and vinegar mixture is working great. ...

The water and vinegar mixture is working great. Thanks for the help.
07-20-10, 08:41 AM
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Cleaning grout haze off tile backsplash

What could I use to clean the haze off of the tile? The tile is travertine and I believe sulphuric acid might not be the best thing to use.
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different kinds of oil

I was wondering how I determine what is the best oil for my car. The owners manual states to use 5w 30, but is that the best to use where the temps range from 0 F. to 100 F. ?
Also what about...
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ball joint grease

Just replaced the ball joints on 97 F-150. The new ones have zerk fittings for greasing. What kind of grease should I use? Just a multi purpose grease?
08-06-09, 06:19 PM
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Bending conduit round

I am trying to figure out how to bend I.M.C coduit to go around a round building. If the circumference is 80' which equals 360 degrees then a 10' piece of pipe would have a 45 degree bend. If my...
08-02-09, 01:36 PM
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Capacity questions

I have been referencing UGLY's Electrical References. My question is about for motors to start the motor and motor circuit conductors are allowed to be protected by circuit breakers at values that...
07-29-09, 04:27 PM
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matching breakers with wire size

For sizing up breakers and wires. Is it correct that the ampacity of the conductor must be equal to or greater than the breaker it is fed from?
07-29-09, 02:54 PM
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Posted By scotty18

T for a juncion box

Is it O.K to make connections in a T or LB
07-28-09, 07:02 PM
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I plan on having each motor on its own circuit...

I plan on having each motor on its own circuit and using the circuit breaker as the switch. I wanted to know if I could run one ground wire in the conduit with the other circuit wires to a junction...
07-27-09, 05:37 PM
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Posted By scotty18

The motor sizes are 7.5-10 hp. 5 hp. 2 -...

The motor sizes are
7.5-10 hp.
5 hp.
2 - 1.5 hp. working together
all 240 volt

1.5 hp. 120 volt
07-27-09, 05:03 PM
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Okay so then my largest overcurrent device will...

Okay so then my largest overcurrent device will be an 80 amp breaker so I will run a #8 cu ground to a juncion box and then split up from there to branch circuits.
07-27-09, 04:33 PM
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Ground size

How do I figure out what size ground to run over to a juntion box for 4 different motors. I have UGLY's Reference book which has some info on this but I want to run 1 ground over to a junction box...
07-12-09, 05:04 PM
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I will pick up that book and thanks for the...

I will pick up that book and thanks for the replies
07-12-09, 04:37 PM
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Posted By scotty18

If a 240 v. 5 h.p. motor draws 28 amps and I use...

If a 240 v. 5 h.p. motor draws 28 amps and I use #8 guage wire, someone replied that I could use a 70 amp breaker with that, that seems high, why can't I use a 40 amp breaker?
07-12-09, 04:03 PM
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Posted By scotty18

I really don't understand what all that means. ...

I really don't understand what all that means. Is the only place that I can reference this in the big code book? Is there any rule of thumb like using the next size smaller than what the hot legs...
07-11-09, 05:27 PM
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Posted By scotty18

what size conduit for wires

Can someone tell me where I can find a good reference for determing what size conduit to use based on the number and size of wires?
07-11-09, 05:25 PM
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Posted By scotty18

ground wire size for motor

For a 240 volt motor that I am running 2 #8 guage hot legs, can the ground wire be a smaller size?
07-11-09, 11:48 AM
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Posted By scotty18

wiring for new Grain Bin

I need to run 5 circuits from a 200 amp box mounted on a Grain Bin to a new adjacent Grain Bin.
1. 5 hp. 240v. unloading auger
2. 7.5 hp. 240 v. dryer
3. 2 -...
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Can I start my car without the starter?

If my starter were to go out, could I start my car, a 1992 Honda Accord manual transmission, by having it pulled or if I were going down a hill and then turning the key on and placing in gear?
06-29-09, 06:28 PM
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One more thing ... For a 5 hp. 240 Volt single...

One more thing ... For a 5 hp. 240 Volt single phase motor would it be right to use 10 guage wire and a 30 amp breaker?
06-29-09, 06:19 PM
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Posted By scotty18

What size wire for motor?

I am trying to determine what size wire and breakers to use for some single phase motors. I have been referencing the book "Wiring Simplified". It talks about 1 hp. using about 1000 volt amps. Do...
05-02-09, 12:47 PM
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Posted By scotty18

Backset measurement

I want to add a deadbolt to a door. The instructions talk about choosing the backset either 2 3/8" or 2 3/4". What difference does it make?
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schrader valve cap replacement

1997 F - 150. I dropped the schrader valve cap down toward the motor and probably won't be able to find it back. Can I use a valve stem cap from a tire or is that some kind of special valve? I am...
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Posted By scotty18

temperature for pouring concrete

I am setting a post for a purple martin house in concrete. Temperature's down in the upper 30's at night. Is it ok to pour the concrete or should I wait until it warms up?
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Posted By scotty18

I bought the car with 185,000 miles so not sure...

I bought the car with 185,000 miles so not sure if they are original. The Haynes manual seems to suggest changing the coil and shock absorber together so that's probably what I'll do.
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