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OK, thanks everybody! I had my doubts about being...

OK, thanks everybody! I had my doubts about being able to handle that much concrete at one time by myself. I think I will just get one of the local concrete guys to do it instead.
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Too Much Concrete To Handle?

I am in the planning stage of a project that will involve pouring a 10'x10' concrete slab and a 10'x6' concrete slab. In both cases, the slab would be between 4 to 6 inches thick. The two slabs would...
01-14-20, 09:34 PM
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PJmax, I have been checking with my multi-meters...

PJmax, I have been checking with my multi-meters to see if the element is powered after the power to the motor is cut. If the sequencer is sticking I haven't been able to catch it doing it.

I've...
01-14-20, 09:17 PM
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Roughneck 77, I have installed a new capacitor...

Roughneck 77, I have installed a new capacitor with each new motor. I installed the capacitor size listed on the motor. I don't have a meter that can measure capacitance so, I can't really test them....
01-14-20, 02:38 PM
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Blower Motors Don't Last Long

Hello everyone!

Lately I've been replacing blower motors a lot more often than I would like to. About four years ago the original motor went out of my electric furnace. That motor didn't burn out,...
12-02-19, 06:01 PM
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Question About Contactors

Does anyone know how many amps the coil of a 24 volt dedicated purpose contactor would draw? I want to run two 24 volt contactors and a double sequencer from a 24 volt, 40 VA transformer without...
11-17-19, 04:56 PM
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Views: 496
Posted By Handyman Outlaw

Would a ceiling light fixture still be considered...

Would a ceiling light fixture still be considered a single fixture if it mounts to one junction box, but has two or three sockets and bulbs on chains which hang from separate hooks?
10-31-19, 03:12 PM
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Blower Motor Lubrication

Just a question about blower motors. I managed to buy what I believe is a brand new direct drive, air over, blower motor. It has oil holes with little plastic caps. What I don't know is whether these...
10-16-19, 08:57 PM
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Views: 291
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Thanks guys! That's what I was hoping.

Thanks guys! That's what I was hoping.
10-11-19, 02:20 PM
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Question About Main Breakers and CEC

I'm wondering if a main breaker in an older panel can be replaced, assuming the panel is still in good condition, or do they now require an upgrade to a whole new panel?
09-07-19, 10:04 PM
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Views: 350
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Oil Furnace In Outbuilding

This just something that I'm thinking about doing. I have an outbuilding that I would like to be able to heat while I'm working in it. I would probably only be in it less than ten days per month so,...
12-10-18, 09:11 PM
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OK, Thanks, that is what I needed to know.

OK, Thanks, that is what I needed to know.
12-10-18, 08:59 PM
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A Question For Electricians

I'm curious, not being an electrician myself, I'm wondering, if when electricians replace a main breaker in a residential service panel , is it common practice to pull the meter or do they do it with...
01-01-18, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Handyman Outlaw

Thanks everyone! Yes, it's the view from the...

Thanks everyone! Yes, it's the view from the interior. The junction boxes are for outside lights and there is one for an outside plug. Luckily there are only four total. It is a mobile, manufactured...
12-29-17, 05:33 PM
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No Insulation Behind Outlet Boxes

I removed some interior wall paneling to run some wiring and while I have the paneling off, I noticed this.


None of the electrical boxes for outside lights or outlets have any insulation behind...
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Views: 927
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I think I may have identified them. Apparently 25...

I think I may have identified them. Apparently 25 year shingles. Now to see if they're still made or what can be done.

I think this is an old ad. * ad link *

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10-10-17, 03:04 PM
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Electric Furnace - Question About Heat Strips

A couple of years ago I replaced some of the heat strips in my furnace with re-string kits. When installing the re-string kit (new heat strip), they have to be stretched so that none of the coils...
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Thanks for the replies everyone. XSleeper, you...

Thanks for the replies everyone. XSleeper, you may be right about them being old old stock. That will make things more difficult, but I'm still going to try to find out what they are and if I can...
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Views: 927
Posted By Handyman Outlaw

Mystery shingles identification

I'm hoping someone may be able to recognize these shingles. Does anyone recognize the brand or type of shingle? They were installed approximately 12 years ago while another family member owned the...
08-25-17, 05:09 PM
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OK, thanks guys! I was able to find a deeper,...

OK, thanks guys! I was able to find a deeper, larger box. I've got it all completed now and tested it. It's working great and should make the room a lot more comfortable this winter.
08-23-17, 12:14 AM
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Views: 550
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Wire Length and Box Size for Heater

Is a 12/2 cable suitable for a 65 foot home run to a 2000 watt, 240 volt baseboard heater on a 20 amp breaker and can I use a standard size switch box for a double pole thermostat? There would be two...
11-26-14, 02:16 PM
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I checked the running amperage and start up...

I checked the running amperage and start up amperage with the motor in the furnace, connected to the sequencer. Heating coils were on too.

Yes, a digital meter.
11-26-14, 01:49 PM
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Views: 8,005
Posted By Handyman Outlaw

Thanks Grady Okay, I checked the label on...

Thanks Grady

Okay, I checked the label on the motor. This motor is still in my furnace and is still running. I thought that there may be some issues with it, mainly because of it's age and the...
11-03-14, 11:22 PM
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Views: 8,005
Posted By Handyman Outlaw

Thanks again everyone. :) Here's the...

Thanks again everyone. :)

Here's the schematic diagram for my furnace. I colored the lines to hopefully make it a bit easier to follow. My furnace is an Intertherm model #FEH-020-HA-C. 41158...
10-15-14, 06:57 PM
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Views: 8,005
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I could run a subpanel from the 125 Amp breaker...

I could run a subpanel from the 125 Amp breaker that feeds power to the furnace. Furnace is 240 Volts and the baseboards would be 240 Volts too. I was already to go ahead but, then I thought about...
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