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05-31-15, 02:10 PM
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Posted By toolmonkey

Lets try this again. Looks like the forum wont...

Lets try this again. Looks like the forum wont allow TinyPics. Here is an Imugr link

http://i.imgur.com/yLM4goL.jpg
05-31-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,195
Posted By toolmonkey

Sorry it took so long to get respond, I've been...

Sorry it took so long to get respond, I've been out of town. Here is a photo of the entire label.

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EDIT:

Here is a link to the full size photo
http://i60.************/uq3dc.jpg
05-23-15, 12:49 PM
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Views: 11,195
Posted By toolmonkey

5097350974 I am unable to locate a model...

5097350974

I am unable to locate a model number on the door or inner panel. Would it be located inside where the breakers are connected? See attached label and layout.
05-23-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,195
Posted By toolmonkey

Thanks. I also edited my post with some more...

Thanks. I also edited my post with some more info.
05-23-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,195
Posted By toolmonkey

Thanks for the suggestions. I have a coworker...

Thanks for the suggestions. I have a coworker that use to have an electrician business, so I'm going to speak to him about the tandem circuit. He may even be able to do the work for me. My shed is...
05-23-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,195
Posted By toolmonkey

The extension cord will only be exposed/used when...

The extension cord will only be exposed/used when I actually need a power source. It will not be permanently connected. I cannot run a circuit from my main panel without replacing the entire panel...
05-22-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,195
Posted By toolmonkey

Power to shed via extension cord

I have power running to my shed via an extension cord that starts in an outdoor outlet on my house and ends at a power strip in my garage. Note: This extension cord is only plugged in when I am...
06-03-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,034
Posted By toolmonkey

Drum trap, best to replace them?

I am converting an old tub into a shower. A 1.5" drain is there and a 2" drain is required for a shower. I dug up the mud around the drain and here is what I have.

Brass shower drain
connected...
04-10-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,441
Posted By toolmonkey

Thanks. I ended up plugging it at the T...

Thanks.

I ended up plugging it at the T shown in the picture. I use a 12" long wrench to tighten it. Whats the best way to test for leaks?
04-08-09, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,441
Posted By toolmonkey

Gas pipe to wall heater, can I just put a plug in it?

I have an old wall heater in both bathroom that we never use. I want to remove these heaters since we are redoing the sheetrock.

Would it be best to cap/plug the line in the wall or plug the line...
04-08-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By toolmonkey

The top is a junction box, not shown. I may...

The top is a junction box, not shown.

I may just relocate the junction box near the light switch and do this

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v154/3eleven/2009-04-08_114526.jpg
04-08-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,451
Posted By toolmonkey

Yea, I came across that site a couple of years...

Yea, I came across that site a couple of years ago. Did FP go out of business because of this? It seems like a major recall would have happen. If the danger is this bad, it would have been...
04-08-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By toolmonkey

Default How can I wire this with the least amount of wire?

I am trying to wire this with the least amount of wire. The junction box is located near the light one side of the room and the switch is located on the other side of the room. I am using a Duplex...
04-08-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,451
Posted By toolmonkey

Yes, I want to replace the panel. It was...

Yes, I want to replace the panel. It was recommended to replace when we moved in 2 years ago. When my wife gets out of college at the end of the year, I plan on getting it replaced by an...
04-08-09, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,857
Posted By toolmonkey

Thanks John Nelson. I actually checked out...

Thanks John Nelson.

I actually checked out "Wiring Simplified" from my local library. Itís a pretty good book, so I plan on buying it. I didnít see where they talked about putting receptacles on...
04-08-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,451
Posted By toolmonkey

I know I *should* replace my panel, but I...

I know I *should* replace my panel, but I currently do not have the money to do this. Its an old FP, which I was told is *crap*.

See image below, the ratings are red stickers. It may also have...
04-07-09, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,451
Posted By toolmonkey

Default Can I test to verify amp rating on a circuit breaker with a multimeter

My circuit breakers have red stickers on the switches showing the amp rating (20 amp and 15 amp). I would like to verify that this is correct. Can I use a multimeter to test this? If so, do I test...
04-07-09, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,795
Posted By toolmonkey

Mounting junction boxes in attic, are both of these locations acceptable?

I need to mount some junction boxes in my attic for some new wiring. Most junction boxes that I have seen are mounted on the wide face of a joist (location #2 on the image below) but is it...
04-07-09, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,857
Posted By toolmonkey

I didnít get a chance to work on this last...

I didnít get a chance to work on this last weekend.

After thinking about it more, should I put the (2) GFCI receptacles (1 in each bathroom) on its own circuit? If so, I will connect these to its...
04-03-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,857
Posted By toolmonkey

I see, makes sense now :) #12 is a pain to...

I see, makes sense now :)

#12 is a pain to work with but since all but one of my circuits are 20amp, Home Depot here I come for some wire.
04-03-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,857
Posted By toolmonkey

Is it ok to use #14 from a junction box to a...

Is it ok to use #14 from a junction box to a light & switch and use the #12 from the junction box for the receptacles? Or do all the wires have the be the same gauge? I'm confused because if its ok...
04-03-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,857
Posted By toolmonkey

Thanks for the suggestions. Why is it required...

Thanks for the suggestions. Why is it required to use 12gauge wiring in the bathrooms? I thought 12gauge was mainly for dedicated 20amp circuits.
04-03-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,857
Posted By toolmonkey

I cannot run dedicated lines because its an old...

I cannot run dedicated lines because its an old panel (Federal Pacific) and I am not comfortable messing with the main panel. Money is tight.

I understand that it wont be to code but both...
04-03-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,857
Posted By toolmonkey

Location added. Thanks for the book...

Location added.

Thanks for the book suggestion.

Would 1 junction box for each bathroom be acceptable?
04-03-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,857
Posted By toolmonkey

I plan on replacing my main panel sometime next...

I plan on replacing my main panel sometime next year.

I'm going to setup 2 separate junction boxes for each bathroom. When I do have that panel replaced, I can have the electrician run new...
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