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How far off of the ground is the bottom of the...

How far off of the ground is the bottom of the joists?

I think mitch was suggesting at least propper posts/footings instead of simply sitting on blocks. You don't want frost heave to tear the...
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Posted By wewantutopia

Well, our gutters are definitely k style (not...

Well, our gutters are definitely k style (not half round). Here is a photo of our gutter, you can see the bend on the left so it can be supported by the bracket:
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Posted By wewantutopia

Gutter Name

Hello,

I am trying to figure out the name of the gutter that is supported by this type of gutter hanger:

11863

They look like standard K style gutters but the back has a bend to allow these...
11-18-12, 12:38 PM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Ok, I'll have to do something about the water...

Ok, I'll have to do something about the water pipe connection.

As for the ground wire that goes to the ground rods, casualjoe suggested that insulated copper ground will corrode in ~10 years (I'm...
11-17-12, 03:11 PM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Thank you so much for your input and time! ...

Thank you so much for your input and time!

I'm still not sure about this part:



The neutral from the overhead service line will connect to the lug in the meter socket base (as seen in the...
11-16-12, 08:52 PM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Thanks for the replies. By re-designation...

Thanks for the replies.

By re-designation I assume you mean the colored tape? I will add some more.

The large gauge wire I'm using is 3/0 copper.

That is #6 wire going to the 1/2"...
11-16-12, 05:20 PM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Hi again! So my project is moving along, I'm...

Hi again!

So my project is moving along, I'm almost done. I ended up getting a double lug, the grounding bushing is on the panel side of the connecting raceway.

Would you guys mind taking a...
08-29-12, 05:52 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Ok, so all 2/0 hot and neutral wire both to meter...

Ok, so all 2/0 hot and neutral wire both to meter socket and breaker panel; check.

Isolated neutrals... I know that the ground bar needs the isolated from the neutral bar and bonded to the panel...
08-28-12, 05:52 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Thanks for all the replies! Ok, let me try...

Thanks for all the replies!

Ok, let me try to get this all straight:

From weatherhead to meter socket (service disconnect)
3 conductors in 2" rigid conduit: all 3/0 insulated copper, 2 hot...
08-27-12, 06:06 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

It is a meter/disconnect (200 amp main breaker)...

It is a meter/disconnect (200 amp main breaker) combination. It was my understanding that grounding occurs where the main breaker is.
08-27-12, 05:35 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Wow! Thanks for the FAST reply! I'm asking...

Wow! Thanks for the FAST reply!

I'm asking if the ground wire from the socket to the panel can be in the SAME 2" conduit as the 2 hots and neutral, or does it need to be in it's own conduit?
08-27-12, 05:29 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Ground Wire: Meter Socket to Panel

Hello,

I'm installing a meter socket with a 200 amp breaker. The socket is connected to the panel by a ~6' 2" conduit run and an LR.

Does the ground wire need a separate conduit run or can it...
04-04-12, 05:57 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Vinyl. As for the crush, I'm talking as I...

Vinyl.

As for the crush, I'm talking as I am installing the foam itself. I know that as I am siding the planks will distribute the weight, but I'm talking about prior to siding (or places where...
04-04-12, 05:50 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Prevent Polyiso Ladder Crush

Hi Guys,

I am FINALLY finishing the last wall of our residing job. The sheathing is covered with 1.5" foil faced foam (Thermax).

How do you guys prevent the extension ladder from crushing the...
04-04-12, 05:44 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

My dad worked for an asbestos abatement company...

My dad worked for an asbestos abatement company here in Illinois for years.

The removal contractors had to follow all sorts of rules and regulations for containment, disposal etc.

But, if a...
03-28-12, 12:13 PM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Garden Hose 1/2" or 3/4" pipe

I am redoing the siding etc. on the last side of the house. In the process I took out the hose spigot to keep it out of my way.

I am now finishing and have the opportunity to redo it.

It...
03-10-12, 11:54 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Yeah, it was plugged into a normal 110 ac outlet....

Yeah, it was plugged into a normal 110 ac outlet.

When I install it permanently I will definitely be adding a larger fan, but now I know I can speed up this one I can test better for the perfect...
03-10-12, 11:23 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Increase Volt or Amps to 12v device?

I have a home-made solar thermal air heater set up pushing hot air into my basement. Works pretty darn good but for now is only a proof of concept contraption and it will be a permanent fixture in...
03-07-12, 06:02 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

you could attach a small piece of 3/4" plywood...

you could attach a small piece of 3/4" plywood (3" x 1") to the concrete to hold the bracket using construction adhesive (liquid nails).

Just cut out carpet so it outlines the bracket . If...
02-20-12, 06:58 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Here is what I did to throw another idea into the...

Here is what I did to throw another idea into the mix.

We have an old 1910s-1920's 1.5 story bungalow with some slanted ceilings on the second floor. Most of these ceilings had no insulation in...
02-01-12, 05:05 PM
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Posted By wewantutopia

If done right (not trapping moisture, creating...

If done right (not trapping moisture, creating mold etc.) there is no such thing as over insulating your home.

If you are working on the area anyway, you may as well insulate as much as you can....
01-30-12, 05:30 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Ok, here are some pics: ...

Ok, here are some pics:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gbV2wJjKgaE/TyYoXhjIuQI/AAAAAAAAADA/VdaG22QLPNA/s800/2012-01-29%252023.03.07.jpg
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01-29-12, 01:51 PM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Thanks for the replies. I'll take a pic when I...

Thanks for the replies. I'll take a pic when I get back. Good to know able the hydraulic cement. So I guess you just margin trowel out in?
01-29-12, 11:26 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

Cinder Block Wall

So I am working on my basement wall I was writing about in another post. I now have the cinder block wall exposed. The cinder blocks start a grade siting on a concrete footing/wall which sits on a...
01-18-12, 06:51 AM
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Posted By wewantutopia

I forgot to mention that the block is above...

I forgot to mention that the block is above ground only. At grade the block sits on a concrete wall/footing.
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