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I would contact Bill Sinton and Sinton Geothermal...

I would contact Bill Sinton and Sinton Geothermal in West Chester, PA. No, he's not in Michigan, but he's at the top of his field, IMO. Among his credits, he installed the system that took a 1922...
04-28-15, 11:16 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

It sounds like you want to allocate your...

It sounds like you want to allocate your resources in a way that will get you the best-value return. Hey, we all do.

In the walls, I would install fiberglass batts. But you're in Michigan and I'm...
04-28-15, 10:49 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

Romex® (http://www.southwire.com/romex.htm) is a...

Romex® (http://www.southwire.com/romex.htm) is a federally registered trademark owned by Southwire. It refers to their brand of Type NM cable. It is (too) commonly used as a nickname for any and all...
04-28-15, 09:52 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

It sounds like you may have a wiring problem....

It sounds like you may have a wiring problem. Because AFCI protection is provided from the panel for the entire circuit, any problem anywhere down the line can cause the breaker to trip.

Also, no...
04-28-15, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

Realize that damaged wires don't grow. They're...

Realize that damaged wires don't grow. They're made. And when they're made, they announce their presence as soon as load is applied.

Short version: If it hasn't blown up by now it should be good...
04-28-15, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

A 6-50R receptacle mates to a 6-50P plug. ...

A 6-50R receptacle mates to a 6-50P plug.

The wiring to it will need to have three wires. Two of those will be ungrounded ("hot") conductors. The third will be a grounding conductor.

The size...
04-27-14, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

I'm guessing that it must be difficult for you to...

I'm guessing that it must be difficult for you to hold that opinion of your impression on professional tradespeople and, at the same tome, deal with them in a successful manner.
04-27-14, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

No. You didn't have to call a different...

No. You didn't have to call a different contractor. You chose to call a different contractor. That's your choice, your action and your responsibility.

Think about it. If that was allowed, wouldn't...
04-27-14, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

Welcome to the forums! Essentially none. ...

Welcome to the forums!

Essentially none.

:confused: Why do you think using larger gauge conductors might reduce your power consumption - that depends on the load. IOW, if you want to reduce...
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Posted By Nashkat1

I would look for 120V hardwired LED rope (or...

I would look for 120V hardwired LED rope (or tape) lights and run them continuous just behind the front apron of the cabinets. You can extend the wiring by mounting a surface box...
04-27-14, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

A grounded conductor, aka a neutral wire, in your...

A grounded conductor, aka a neutral wire, in your switch box. If you want to keep that dimmer and you have wiring run in conduit, you can pull a neutral to there, as PJ suggested. If you don't really...
04-26-14, 09:41 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

Yes. Yes....................................

Yes.

Yes....................................
04-26-14, 09:34 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

Assuming you're talking about the kneewalls and...

Assuming you're talking about the kneewalls and ceiling areas next to conditioned living space, you install the same amount as you co on any other wall or ceiling.

To find the best level for your...
04-26-14, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

I install the fiberglass that has plain paper on...

I install the fiberglass that has plain paper on it because that's not enough of a vapor barrier to count. I do it with the paper facing in because it's easier.

For the vapor barrier I use 6 mil...
04-26-14, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

Pull your existing fan switch out of the switch...

Pull your existing fan switch out of the switch box. Identify which of the two black wires connected to it is the always hot line feed from the panel and which is the wire going to the fan. Connect...
04-26-14, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

Yes. It needs to be corrected. The...

Yes. It needs to be corrected.

The electrician for the work and the homeowner for the additional cost, if any.
04-26-14, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

I would run a feed to one subpanel, either the...

I would run a feed to one subpanel, either the one Joe suggested or one similar to that, and feed all of the loads for this area from that.
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Posted By Nashkat1

If you want the light to be controlled by the...

If you want the light to be controlled by the switch, then the wire that feeds it -- the blue wire leading down into the fan's hub -- must be connected to the wire that brings power back up from the...
04-25-14, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

Welcome to the forums! It sounds like you...

Welcome to the forums!

It sounds like you have a 50A subpanel in the first outbuilding. If so, a second path to ground should be provided there. The second outbuilding doesn't need one, but the...
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Posted By Nashkat1

Yes.Then you must be connecting those two wires...

Yes.Then you must be connecting those two wires to the same terminal. The red wire to the ceiling goes on one of the two brass terminals on your switch. The black wire from the panel goes on the...
04-25-14, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

I would file with the carrier for my renters...

I would file with the carrier for my renters insurance. I get my money right away. They can go after other folks to get it back. They're the pros, and that's one of the things they do for a living.
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04-25-14, 07:21 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

[/QUOTE] Your choice. You might want to...

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Your choice.

You might want to double-check that. The National Electric Code, a model that's adopted by many jurisdictions, requires that, for circuits that do not have GFCI...
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Posted By Nashkat1

[/QUOTE]Try this: Connect the red wire in your...

[/QUOTE]Try this: Connect the red wire in your wall box to one of the two brass terminals on your switch. Cut a pigtail (a 6" to 8" piece of wire) from black wire that's the same size as the wire...
04-25-14, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

Welcome to the forums! Did I miss something?...

Welcome to the forums!

Did I miss something? I don't see any mention of a ground wire, let alone one used as a neutral.

While a white wire can be used to carry ungrounded current in certain...
04-25-14, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Nashkat1

What don't? Two device boxes ganged together? If...

What don't? Two device boxes ganged together? If so, why do you need a mud ring on that?
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