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09-17-20, 10:03 PM
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All of the breakers are of the same age and...

All of the breakers are of the same age and brand. None of the arc fault breakers for the lights or general room receptacles have tripped. I wonder if it is just crappy countertop appliances (hot...
09-17-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By DavidJ

Thanks, I can shift the cables over to other arc...

Thanks, I can shift the cables over to other arc fault breakers to test them. The tenant says that the countertop breakers trip more frequently when he is using a burner on the range. This makes no...
09-16-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By DavidJ

Well...the trips are still happening somewhat...

Well...the trips are still happening somewhat randomly when counter top appliances are used. The readout from the AFCI breakers shows arc fault. Is there any way I can test the countertop appliances...
06-01-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By DavidJ

The panel is a Siemens. I have the LED indicator...

The panel is a Siemens. I have the LED indicator codes so will check it the next time a breaker trips. The countertop receptacles are GFI protected and the breakers are AFCI. The refrigerator is...
06-01-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By DavidJ

ARC Fault Breakers tripping

I have an almost new ADU in my home with its own sub panel. All electrical work was permitted and passed inspection. The tenant has reported increasing breaker trips on the two 20 amp circuits...
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Views: 192
Posted By DavidJ

Thanks, just what I needed.

Thanks, just what I needed.
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Views: 192
Posted By DavidJ

Honda GC160 will not start

The engine is on a pressure washer that was given to me in non-running condition. I dumped the fuel and cleaned the tank; removed the carburetor, drained it, and cleaned it with carb spray (did not...
09-06-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By DavidJ

The floor is insulated and covered in ship lap....

The floor is insulated and covered in ship lap. Is there any real benefit to insulating the rafters if the floor is insulated with old probably rock wool?
09-06-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By DavidJ

Attic Insulation

My attic has a insulated storage area that I am updating. The low walls are insulated and covered in sheet rock. The rafters (2x6, 24" OC) are covered in old fiberboard that is falling apart. I want...
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Views: 807
Posted By DavidJ

I am sure it is dried stripper since the stripper...

I am sure it is dried stripper since the stripper was sprayed on and the stain was brushed on. The stripper was powdered 'Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain Stripper.'
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Views: 807
Posted By DavidJ

Window cleaning- deck stripper

I used a spray on stripper on my deck and got some spray on a window. It looks like hard water spots that won't come off. I have tried window cleaner. determent with razor, and acetone with no...
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Views: 1,276
Posted By DavidJ

Floating floor over concrete/ cutback adhesive

I am remodeling a basement apartment with a concrete floor and no moisture issues. The original flooring was 1950's vinyl with cutback adhesive (asbestos). This has all been removed and the floor...
01-20-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By DavidJ

Found it. The black wire from L1 was connected...

Found it. The black wire from L1 was connected to the white wire in the junction box instead of the black wire from S2. Made the switch and it worked fine. I was focused on the switch wiring...
01-20-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By DavidJ

I'll have to look at the junction box at L1 ...

I'll have to look at the junction box at L1 since the lights are not responding the same when switched. Its hard to get at so I may have missed something when making the drawing. I'll let you know...
01-20-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By DavidJ

Both black wires are under the black (common)...

Both black wires are under the black (common) screw. The switches are both Leviton but one is a toggle and the other is a panel toggle where the ground terminal and traveler are flipped. This...
01-20-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By DavidJ

It is a new circuit. Both lights are cans with...

It is a new circuit. Both lights are cans with light one serving as the junction box between switches one and two.
01-20-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By DavidJ

Here is a description and image of the circuit....

Here is a description and image of the circuit. It is set up so light 1 is between the two switches. Power is connected to the black (common) terminal on switch 1 with the neutral going to light 1. ...
01-19-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By DavidJ

3-way switch troubleshooting

Recently installed a 3-way switch that serves two light fixtures. When I activate one switch; one light goes on and the other goes off. The opposite happens when activating the other switch. I am...
01-09-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By DavidJ

Thanks Core, that is the answer I was looking...

Thanks Core, that is the answer I was looking for. I have 1" conduit so the entry points in the box need to be separated by 6". So the box size is a minimum of 8" square to accommodate the wire...
01-09-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By DavidJ

What I am really looking for is the volume...

What I am really looking for is the volume requirement for #4 wire. The table just goes to #6. Trust me, the sub-panel has to be moved. All other options have been evaluated and eliminated. ...
01-09-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By DavidJ

I have new plumbing coming through, which is why...

I have new plumbing coming through, which is why I am moving it.
01-09-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By DavidJ

Calculating Box Fill

I am relocating a sub-panel and need to provide a junction box at the old location.

Entering the junction box I will have:
24 - #12 cables = 72 wires X 2.25 c. in. = 162 cubic inches
2 -...
12-23-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By DavidJ

We will replace the vertical copper drain with...

We will replace the vertical copper drain with plastic from the floor where it connects to the cast iron up to and including the joints for the two toilets and the short horizontal runs as well as...
12-23-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By DavidJ

Finally got over to his house and found that the...

Finally got over to his house and found that the vertical 3 1/2" drain was corroded badly, soft to the touch. The horizontals appear fine but we will probably replace all with plastic.
12-21-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By DavidJ

The fittings look like they are in good shape...

The fittings look like they are in good shape although I have not yet tapped on them to make sure they are not corroded. The leak is at a joint. I suspect the drain shifted and the joint failed. ...
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