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03-18-09, 07:40 AM
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Posted By arniebuteft

I'm not aware of any requirement that all of the...

I'm not aware of any requirement that all of the ground wires to be connected under the same wire nut, all that is required is that all of the grounds are connected together in the box. Bundle four...
03-18-09, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,216
Posted By arniebuteft

I'm curious if these receptacles were simply...

I'm curious if these receptacles were simply wired up with no attempt at providing a ground, or if the previous installer tried to pass them off as grounded by installing a so-called "bootleg"...
06-10-08, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,551
Posted By arniebuteft

It's no surprise you're getting 120V between the...

It's no surprise you're getting 120V between the hot and the ground, that's what it should be doing. Your ground and your neutral are bonded together at your service panel - if you weren't getting...
01-24-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By arniebuteft

How is this plumbed in? Can you take it apart,...

How is this plumbed in? Can you take it apart, reinstall the adapter into the gate valve, and try again?

Use pipe dope and teflon tape when you make a threaded connection in supply piping. And...
01-24-08, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,544
Posted By arniebuteft

I'm assuming that chrome tee doesn't have a...

I'm assuming that chrome tee doesn't have a baffle in it, which lets the disposal waste shoot up the pipe, instead of all going down it. Changing that tee to one with an internal baffle may help.
01-24-08, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By arniebuteft

I think I can answer that... NEC 250.32 requires...

I think I can answer that... NEC 250.32 requires normally that buildings and structures supplied by feeders and branch circuits need a grounding electrode system. However, there is an exception when...
01-24-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,969
Posted By arniebuteft

I had a Federal Pacific panel in my house, and...

I had a Federal Pacific panel in my house, and did exactly what was suggested above, turn the FPE panel into a junction box. It was actually pretty easy, took most of a day, with only about 90...
01-23-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By arniebuteft

joed, Davenport, IA. Don't ask me why....

joed,

Davenport, IA. Don't ask me why....
01-23-08, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,888
Posted By arniebuteft

It sounds like you're trying to do one of two...

It sounds like you're trying to do one of two things:

1. Extend a 30A, 240V dryer circuit to create some standard 15A 120V receptacle outlets in your laundry room for plugging other stuff...
01-23-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By arniebuteft

You can power an entire bathroom with a single...

You can power an entire bathroom with a single 20A branch circuit, so long as that circuit serves no other loads outside that specific bathroom. Alternatively, you can have a single 20A branch...
01-23-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By arniebuteft

Regarding the 12ga wire on the 15A circuit, this...

Regarding the 12ga wire on the 15A circuit, this might be a local code revision. In my city, you can't use 14ga wire for anything, even if it's a 15A circuit. 12ga is the minimum. Might not be...
01-16-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,941
Posted By arniebuteft

Avoid anything with plastic threads for pressure...

Avoid anything with plastic threads for pressure piping. That brass x cpvc transition is exactly what you'd need. You can also find shutoff valves that connect directly to cpvc - you cement them on...
01-16-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,877
Posted By arniebuteft

Your dishwasher empties into your sink, possibly...

Your dishwasher empties into your sink, possibly with an air gap, so yes, they share some piping. However, there is a drain hose which carries waste water from your dishwasher over to the sink drain...
01-16-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,831
Posted By arniebuteft

Romex must be protected from physical damage...

Romex must be protected from physical damage where installed. If you're inside a wall, you don't need conduit (unless local code says otherwise), however, you do need to attach nailing plates to...
02-08-07, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By arniebuteft

I think you're talking about the Oetiker...

I think you're talking about the Oetiker side-crimp system, you can use a single tool to crimp most sizes of pipe. It uses a stainless-steel clamp which gets pinched at a single point on the side. ...
02-08-07, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,173
Posted By arniebuteft

Don't use them if the connection isn't...

Don't use them if the connection isn't accessible, i.e. it's behind a wall or in the ceiling. Sharkbites are not permanent connections, treat them like compression fittings and keep them accessible...
10-11-06, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,513
Posted By arniebuteft

[QUOTE=ElectricalMan]ANSWER: Gotcha.....it is...

[QUOTE=ElectricalMan]ANSWER: Gotcha.....it is important to understand that because the netural on the "Sub" panels should be isolated and floating...in other words if you took a cont. tester you...
10-06-06, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By arniebuteft

First, take a look at this page, to understand...

First, take a look at this page, to understand how your two-tone chime doorbell works:

http://home.howstuffworks.com/doorbell3.htm

Did your doorbell work properly before? It is possible the...
10-06-06, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,993
Posted By arniebuteft

Your furnace should have a transformer for the...

Your furnace should have a transformer for the low voltage wiring going to the house's thermostat. It may be 'hidden' inside the furnace unit (needing to remove a panel). But I'd be willing to bet...
10-05-06, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,296
Posted By arniebuteft

If the size and location of the light is a...

If the size and location of the light is a problem, you might want to look at a halogen track lighting system. They've got some pretty snappy looking ones at home centers, take a look. To see if...
10-04-06, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,707
Posted By arniebuteft

Taking the advice already posted so far, I'd...

Taking the advice already posted so far, I'd recommend the following: Use a 60A DP breaker in your main panel to feed a subpanel in the upstairs hallway. If feasible, I'd run in conduit rather than...
10-02-06, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By arniebuteft

Also, that type of flexible cord is not permitted...

Also, that type of flexible cord is not permitted for concealed wiring. You can't run it behind walls, in ceilings, etc. You have to use a wiring method approved for such locations.
09-29-06, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By arniebuteft

No, an ordinary single-pole switch you'll find at...

No, an ordinary single-pole switch you'll find at the hardware store will work fine (I'm assuming this is what you had in there before). There will be a green terminal on the switch for a grounding...
09-29-06, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,341
Posted By arniebuteft

LOL What racraft said... the First Amendment...

LOL

What racraft said... the First Amendment is only a restraint on government power. This a private board. Anything and everything can be censored.

What was the question anyways?
09-29-06, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,868
Posted By arniebuteft

Interesting product, never heard of it until now....

Interesting product, never heard of it until now. I did find this page from Siemens Canada, http://www.siemens.com/page/1,3771,1069414-1-20_0_0-31,00.html, it appears to have some information on...
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