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10-17-14, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Michael Koester

It is the branch circuit feeding the pool pump....

It is the branch circuit feeding the pool pump. 240V 25A. Coming from the ground. The panel is right behind the wall. I wonder why the went subterranean? I was expecting rebar or something solid core...
10-17-14, 06:48 AM
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Views: 889
Posted By Michael Koester

Is this a grounding rod? And How can I move it?

I am building a block wall across the path of this line of conduit. Is this a grounding rod? If not, what do you think it is?

I'm happy to provide more information - what do you need to know from...
09-05-14, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By Michael Koester

377383773937740 Please help confirm if this...

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Please help confirm if this is DEFINITELY PolyB.
09-05-14, 01:24 PM
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Views: 1,051
Posted By Michael Koester

Is this polybutelene?

Label on tubing says "Manabloc Thermoguard"
06-02-14, 06:41 AM
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Views: 1,059
Posted By Michael Koester

Thanks for the clarification. Much appreciated.

Thanks for the clarification. Much appreciated.
05-30-14, 05:29 AM
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Views: 1,059
Posted By Michael Koester

Thanks Lawrosa. Additional question: Why does...

Thanks Lawrosa. Additional question: Why does washer/laundry sink plumbing not require an air admittance valve/vent loop? It seems they would be susceptible to the same siphoning problems. My guess...
05-29-14, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By Michael Koester

Plumbing kitchen island - vent loop/air admittance valve

I am trying to understand the importance of an air admittance valve or vent loop for a kitchen island. What is the purpose? I have read it is there to keep the trap from siphoning. Does this mean...
04-16-14, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,050
Posted By Michael Koester

Possible dispute with electrician over final bill

Hello All,

Sorry for the long post but I could use some advice here. I would like to get a second opinion of an issue we are having with our electrician. We just finished the remodel and received...
04-02-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,754
Posted By Michael Koester

I would love to supply pictures but I would like...

I would love to supply pictures but I would like to avoid opening the panel and running into issues with my GC/Electrician.

Follow up question: We passed the electrical inspection with the AFCIs...
04-02-14, 05:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,754
Posted By Michael Koester

You guys are right. I tested my equipment and I...

You guys are right. I tested my equipment and I am getting a wicked buzz through the outlets. When I plug my equipment into an adjacent regular outlet the system is much more quiet.

So, what to...
04-01-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,754
Posted By Michael Koester

Speaker cables & powers cables are both part of...

Speaker cables & powers cables are both part of the audiophile "bigger is better" philosophy. Not all audiophiles subscribe to this idea but it is common.

3X10 In-Wall Power...
04-01-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,754
Posted By Michael Koester

So, we have a resolution. The electrician came by...

So, we have a resolution. The electrician came by and swapped the AFCIs for standard breakers. He noted that AFCIs are very sensitive and can trip at the slightest issue. On standard breakers,...
04-01-14, 06:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,754
Posted By Michael Koester

Regarding audiophilia, it is a hobby like any...

Regarding audiophilia, it is a hobby like any other where people go to extremes in pursuit of excellence. I really went a tame route in contrast to a lot of the advice I received! If anyone is...
04-01-14, 06:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,754
Posted By Michael Koester

Here's an image of the breakers a moment after...

Here's an image of the breakers a moment after being switched on. They are the top and bottom ones which are lit up. They stay in the on position until something is plugged in. Plugging into one...
03-31-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,754
Posted By Michael Koester

I recall the electrician mentioning a shared...

I recall the electrician mentioning a shared ground. When one breaker trips, the other does a second after. Without anything plugged in I can get the breakers to stay on but any lamp, powerstrip etc...
03-31-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,754
Posted By Michael Koester

Thank you for all the responses so far. Here's...

Thank you for all the responses so far. Here's some more background.

I am an audio nut. Many audio companies recommend 10g wire on 20A connections over 60 feet which is the case. It is supposed to...
03-31-14, 05:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,754
Posted By Michael Koester

Here is an example of the breakers used:

Here is an example of the breakers used:
03-31-14, 05:35 AM
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Views: 2,754
Posted By Michael Koester

10 gauge wiring on a 20A circuit

My electrician installed three receptacles which have 10 gauge runs to them. The wiring is Romex solid core. Currently, I am looking to use these receptacles as standard 110 outlets for tv/stereo off...
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By Michael Koester

The ceiling will be a skip trowel finish. Will...

The ceiling will be a skip trowel finish. Will that need to be primed and painted or is just a flat white paint enough?
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By Michael Koester

Ceiling Paint - Best single application paint available?

We have a larger ceiling area to paint - about 2000 sq ft of new construction. I'd really like to do the ceiling in as few coats as necessary because of my back. Please recommend primer and paint...
03-11-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By Michael Koester

Bathroom ceiling - cracks and ridges along seems....

Bathroom ceiling - cracks and ridges along seems.

BTW, the orange lines on the cracks are there to identify the cracks better by daylight. We have a lot of light by day which minimizes this. By...
03-11-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By Michael Koester

Sheetrock Debacle - Part II

I hope it is alright to begin another thread as I have some significant developments in my situation. To recap, my GC brought in a set of remodelers who did a very poor job on the sheetrock of our...
03-05-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,647
Posted By Michael Koester

So, the best advice was to feather out the ridges...

So, the best advice was to feather out the ridges with joint compound. The walls look great now.

Feathered
Sanded
Primed
Painted

All gone
03-03-14, 06:04 AM
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