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Posted By scoob8000

Thanks. I'm not so much worried about the price...

Thanks. I'm not so much worried about the price tag, just if disturbing that footer could make things worse in the long run.

The basement company was pretty confident in the repair. He pointed...
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Posted By scoob8000

Good question. From the best I can tell...

Good question.

From the best I can tell this original part of the house was built in 1917.

Also for what it's worth, I do not really get any water in the house. I think one time in 10...
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Posted By scoob8000

Basement crack - Round 2 - Opinions

I just went back to my history and found when I first noticed this crack. 3 years ago. I was just keeping an eye on it and it really hasn't spread. Until recently. It's wider at the top and goes...
08-21-20, 03:52 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

Pretty much. Just to see what your load is, how...

Pretty much. Just to see what your load is, how balanced it is, etc as you start turning on breakers. Also there's the geek factor. :)
08-01-20, 03:23 PM
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Posted By scoob8000

So ended up using a 4x4x4 plastic box. Turned...

So ended up using a 4x4x4 plastic box. Turned out half decent. Got some decent fuse holders and half amp fuses to run the meters. Each one monitors a leg from my genny.

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Posted By scoob8000

Anytime you can see the cords I would definitely...

Anytime you can see the cords I would definitely change the tire asap. You could end up loosing a chunk of tread or worse have a total blow out.

Without a picture, the only thing I could...
07-29-20, 10:19 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

Try reverse your red and black wires? ...

Try reverse your red and black wires? Whichever one is hot coming from the breaker needs to go to the line terminal on the switch.
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Posted By scoob8000

Depends on your fire pit. Mine is a bowl...

Depends on your fire pit. Mine is a bowl shaped dish that sits on a stand about a foot off the ground. I move it around the yard because we end up killing the grass from our feet and chairs if...
07-29-20, 05:21 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

Young maple tree hit by hard freeze - still growing down low

I planted a maple (autumn blaze) last summer. It did good all winter, leafed up nice in the spring then we got a freak hard freeze frost. The leaves all changed and fell off.

I was about to go...
07-28-20, 01:02 PM
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Posted By scoob8000

Odd size exterior door options / ideas

I'm looking to replace our basement door. It's a old wood door that's seen better days. (cracks, gaps, etc).

But it seems to be a slightly odd size, or home-made even.
It's set in a cement...
07-28-20, 10:39 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

Got it. Picked up a couple with nice heavy...

Got it. Picked up a couple with nice heavy leads on them too and a pack of 1a 250v fuses.

Now just to figure our how to mount these. I'm thinking a 4x4x2 NM junction box and cut the lid to...
07-27-20, 07:48 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

Sounds good. I actually came across these...

Sounds good. I actually came across these that I think I'm going to use. They fit in a decora faceplace with minor trimming. I'm going to run two, one to monitor each leg from the genny. ...
07-26-20, 04:27 PM
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Posted By scoob8000

pjmax, Fair enough. No issues with...

pjmax,

Fair enough. No issues with pigtailing a fuse holder onto the #10 I have feeding the breaker?

I'm actually contemplating mounting a work box or junction box near the panel to install...
07-26-20, 09:55 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

My plan was to monitor the two 120 legs...

My plan was to monitor the two 120 legs separately with two meters. My only 220 is the central AC and air compressor. Neither of which I really plan to run on generator.

My concern is mostly...
07-26-20, 06:36 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

Generator monitoring / watt meters etc

I got my generator inlet, backfeed breaker, and interlock all set up. Now what is missing is a way to monitor my loads.

I came across this meter from Nooutage.com and some other very similar...
07-20-20, 12:35 PM
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Posted By scoob8000

Pattenp, You would be correct. I...

Pattenp,

You would be correct. I actually messaged them and asked about using my old main. That's when he informed me they're failure prone. So googling it I did find one forum...
07-20-20, 07:47 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

Gen interlock - Murray panel - Hump main breaker

I'm looking at interlock kits to backfeed from a portable generator. My Murray panel has the humped up main breaker.

I've found two interlocks. One that works with that breaker for $70, and one...
07-10-20, 07:40 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

Basically have the top bar outside the window...

Basically have the top bar outside the window instead of inside?

I didn't try to figure out that way. I'll need some sort of shelf. But I'm thinking that might be too much of an angle.

I...
07-09-20, 12:38 PM
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Posted By scoob8000

Window AC tilt angle

I've finally had enough of the heat and bought a window AC for the bedroom to supplement the central AC so I'm not running it all night to cool one room.

But I've tried 2 different window AC...
11-27-18, 12:09 PM
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Posted By scoob8000

Interesting. I couldn't find one without a...

Interesting. I couldn't find one without a ground. Wonder what the use is there?

So all this aside, all I really plan on using this for in the shed is a battery tender, and a couple lights.
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11-27-18, 10:34 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

Pics.. The jacket definitely looks like normal...

Pics.. The jacket definitely looks like normal UF-B, inner conductors feel like normal #12 conductors..

Tried calling southwire twice but can't seem to get ahold of anybody knowledgeable. ...
11-27-18, 06:03 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

It's gone at both ends of what I put in, and my...

It's gone at both ends of what I put in, and my remaining cuttings. I thought at first it was just pulled out, but upon a closer look there isn't even a void in the jacket for it. I have...
11-27-18, 05:35 AM
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Posted By scoob8000

UF-B I just trenched to shed is missing the ground - Now what?

I just burried about 75 feet of 12/2 UF-B to my shed from the back of my garage. I didn't realize the ground was missing until I was done and started to open the cable up to connect it.

The...
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Posted By scoob8000

I did that real quick using a 4' level as a...

I did that real quick using a 4' level as a straight edge. No bowing in the wall near the crack that I can tell.

I understand old settling cracks, but not knowing why this guy recently started...
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Posted By scoob8000

I sent Stadry a message. I was in the...

I sent Stadry a message.

I was in the basement earlier today and I'm pretty sure I can see more daylight in the crack than I could yesterday. I can't find anything in particular with my structure...
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