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Stairs Rebuilding - techniques

My stairs to the basement in my 1973 home are currently made of two pre-cut stringers {1X12s which also acts as the skirt} 35.5" wide, 10" pine treads {1/2"}, 8" pine risers {1/2"}. The stairs are...
07-20-10, 12:46 PM
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Posted By jssmke

Mixing wire sizes on Range circuit

I am installing a new range circuit [finishing basement, existing run in way] and would like someone knowledgeable to verify my information. Of course will be wiring to current 50A 120/240V...
01-30-10, 08:40 AM
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Well, thanks for the input guys. I think I will...

Well, thanks for the input guys. I think I will just eat the cost of the NM runs, I think it's clear I can't put the panel inside a cabinet, and who wants to see an optional subpanel in a kitchen!
01-29-10, 10:52 AM
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Posted By jssmke

Kitchen Subpanel

Due to so many circuits in my kitchen I have decided to put in a subpanel. I have a few questions I need answered though to stay in code.

First, are there limitations where I can put in the...
01-09-10, 09:24 AM
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Posted By jssmke

Max THHN strands in ENT

Hello, can anyone tell me how many 12ga strands can be run in ENT? I have a complex electrical system (whole house generator, room circuits on UPS) and would like to run ENT to areas of the house...
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Posted By jssmke

10GbT is certified to run on Class E (CAT 6) on...

10GbT is certified to run on Class E (CAT 6) on runs up to 55m (but has been proven to work with the HP 522 to 100m). There is no downfall to using FTP cable aside from a little more cost and...
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Posted By jssmke

Thanks for the input guys. I decided to go with...

Thanks for the input guys. I decided to go with Firefold FTP Cat6 (550MHz) which is made in usa and runs $140. I plan on keeping this house so I want to wire everything with future technologies in...
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Posted By jssmke

Cat6 Brands

So I've done a considerable amount of professional cable pulling with companies that didn't have a problem spending $500 on a spool of cat5, however I am wiring my home and I do.

So does anyone...
12-23-09, 05:40 PM
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Posted By jssmke

Thanks for your time thinking about this. Here is...

Thanks for your time thinking about this. Here is the plan:

200A Service to a Generac GenReady Load Panel. Everything to be on generator service (20kW genset).

Two dedicated 30A 120V circuits...
12-23-09, 08:49 AM
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Posted By jssmke

Thanks, I think I will leave dedicated kitchen...

Thanks, I think I will leave dedicated kitchen circuits on normal breakers as you suggested.

For the "UPS" circuits, my solution was going to be add a small load center with each rail being...
12-21-09, 07:43 PM
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Posted By jssmke

And...

Thanks! I am someone who would rather overdo things than under do them and regret it later -- while NEC does not require GFCIs on the Dishwasher/Fridge/Disposal circuits, would I be better...
12-18-09, 02:20 PM
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Posted By jssmke

Siemens GFCI / AFI Combo?

Hello,

I am replacing my load center with a Generac Genready panel which utilizes Siemens breakers. While I know CH makes a GFCI/AFI combo breaker does anyone know if Siemens (or Siemens...
05-19-08, 06:43 AM
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Posted By jssmke

AFCI Question

I am getting up to speed on the recent NEC for my rewire job and just found out I need to utilize combination AFCIs in all bedrooms. What I could not find is are there any other home locations AFCIs...
05-18-08, 08:08 PM
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Posted By jssmke

Exclamation OH Pole question

Hello, I am remodeling a mid 60s home currently with 100A OH electrical service. The incoming wire seems to be original 1/0 3 wire (the neutral seems to be used as the hook line). I am wanting to...
04-26-08, 07:11 AM
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Posted By jssmke

Covering slab drain

Another question -- I am remodeling my basement and where there is currently a drain will be living space. Can the drain simply be filled with cement and forgotten or does something more evasive need...
04-25-08, 09:20 PM
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Posted By jssmke

Isn't the faced insulation counted as a VB by...

Isn't the faced insulation counted as a VB by itself?
04-25-08, 09:17 PM
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Posted By jssmke

Wiring utilizing Genset/UPS

Hi -- I am rewiring my home, and I would like to add the functionality of a generator and have a few circuits on several UPSs (if your wondering I work from home and have computers all over the...
04-25-08, 08:32 PM
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Posted By jssmke

Sidewall vapor barrier?

Hi -- I am in the process of remodeling my home (located in Wisconsin) and heard it is good to have some vapor penetration from the sidewalls so a plastic barrier is not suggested. Is this correct?...
04-25-08, 08:27 PM
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Posted By jssmke

Lowering Foundation Slab?

Hi -- am remodeling my basement, which generally has adequate head clearance, however I am also building a home theater in the basement with two-level seating which creates an issue. Does anyone know...
11-12-07, 10:49 AM
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Posted By jssmke

For a single story home such as mine, that is...

For a single story home such as mine, that is easy. Simply put breakout boxes in utility areas not "boxed in" by drywall since run will be made in basement.



Uh, that is why I specified ENT. if...
11-12-07, 07:32 AM
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Posted By jssmke

Talking While I agree structured wiring does typically...

While I agree structured wiring does typically refer to low-voltage wiring, since high voltage wiring does not have a term for the same premise, it seems prudent to mix the term for clearity of what...
11-12-07, 07:25 AM
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Posted By jssmke

Most definitely that will be necessary taking...

Most definitely that will be necessary taking into account the size of the wire for the major appliances (in addition to the fact I am not inclined to cram wires). I just wanted to ensure this was...
11-11-07, 07:39 PM
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Posted By jssmke

Structured Home Wiring

Hello,

I am re-wiring my entire home and was wondering if it is possible to utilize structured wiring? While I am familiar with most NEC codes, I do not know if it against the NEC to combine runs...
06-25-07, 09:18 AM
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Posted By jssmke

Exclamation Irrigation check valve

Hi --

I am connecting the main line to my irrigation manifold and can not find any literature to tell me if a check valve should be placed before or after the shut off valve. I should note this is...
03-12-07, 02:17 PM
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Posted By jssmke

>>Bundling cable for more than 24 inches creates...

>>Bundling cable for more than 24 inches creates a heat problem and requires >>derating. So it's not really a good idea.

I think I worded that incorrectly, by bundled I meant running all...
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