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05-31-20, 08:01 AM
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Posted By phattspatt

makes sense, thanks all!!

makes sense, thanks all!!
05-31-20, 07:49 AM
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Posted By phattspatt

awesome advice!! Now it makes sense. some reason...

awesome advice!! Now it makes sense. some reason my brain wasn't thinking in terms of LINE and LOAD like on a receptacle..

Also, with a little panel feeder, it gives a very convenient...
05-31-20, 07:20 AM
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Posted By phattspatt

OK so you may have got me. The 4-wire coming into...

OK so you may have got me. The 4-wire coming into the subpanel is thick AWG-2 THWN-2 and i had to nip away at the copper strands to get a fit into the 50-AMP hole. From my calculation on length,...
05-31-20, 07:12 AM
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Posted By phattspatt

I'm with you, and i can do that. However, the...

I'm with you, and i can do that. However, the 20-AMP 240V GFCI breaker ALONE that i would need for the circuit driving the pool pump, is the same price as the 50 for the whole panel.

The recepts...
05-31-20, 07:07 AM
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Posted By phattspatt

Correct. Backfed a GFCI breaker into the...

Correct. Backfed a GFCI breaker into the subpanel. I hunted around, and i couldn't see a reason why that would not be allowed. The one GFCI breaker to backfeed the whole panel is the same price as...
05-31-20, 07:04 AM
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Posted By phattspatt

Gotcha thanks! I have 120/240, so i would need it...

Gotcha thanks! I have 120/240, so i would need it then..
05-31-20, 06:36 AM
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Views: 275
Posted By phattspatt

Pop goes the 50-amp GFI breaker!

Hi All,

I have a 4-wire coming out of my main Siemens panel in the house, feeding a CH subpanel in an outdoor detached workshop. The main-lug CH subpanel has separated neutral and ground buses,...
01-26-19, 09:32 AM
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Posted By phattspatt

Thanks, so if i try and peer down the standpipe...

Thanks, so if i try and peer down the standpipe and see shiny water back, there must be trap under slab. If dry, no trap, and i guess it uses the utility sink line maybe with a under-slab WYE as a...
01-26-19, 07:00 AM
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Posted By phattspatt

Drains- Guess whats under the concrete!- Sat morning mystery

Redoing a house built 1978. All ABS drains. I'm hoping someone looks at this photo and is like, yeah, we did that in the 70s, and can tell me how this was built.

In opening the walls throughout...
07-22-18, 06:14 PM
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Posted By phattspatt

Weird corrosion on lugs in panel, advice needed

Hello all,

Had a pre-inspection done and inspector noted corrosion (somewhere in panel). I didn't see anything at first, neutral bars and service panel overall look new.
No water inside basement,...
12-31-17, 07:47 PM
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Views: 966
Posted By phattspatt

OK thanks, I'll give it a try and see how it...

OK thanks, I'll give it a try and see how it goes. It better not have thrown rubber bits into my new $200 delta faucet!!

If it doesn't work, my plan would be to cut the line, put a shark-bite...
12-31-17, 01:52 PM
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Posted By phattspatt

Also, i'm not familiar with how they tie into the...

Also, i'm not familiar with how they tie into the Pex.. Is this something i could "uncompress" to remove off the 1/2" Pex and just replace the valve with a new one? The valve is 10 years old.
12-31-17, 01:49 PM
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Posted By phattspatt

Yes, that is similar to what is there, although...

Yes, that is similar to what is there, although they are gate valves not ball, and they do nothing essentially at the moment. The dual valves feed the dishwasher and faucet with hot water. So...
12-31-17, 12:58 PM
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Views: 966
Posted By phattspatt

Unhappy Shut off valve problem

Hi All,

I installed a new faucet in kitchen sink. Install went well but I reversed the hot and cold. When i went to shut off the valves at the sink again, i noticed that the hot valve did not shut...
05-18-17, 04:35 AM
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Posted By phattspatt

well it got beyond my paygrade. called a...

well it got beyond my paygrade.

called a tech.

$100 later, He found another short in the AC unit outside, a bare red wire was rubbing against the case. Not sure what the wire was, i guess the...
05-17-17, 02:04 PM
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Views: 15,617
Posted By phattspatt

OK an update: 1- Yes, fuse was blown....

OK an update:

1- Yes, fuse was blown. Replaced it, now on power-up the thermostat works, and the furnace is off including induction blower and house fan.

2- at 'rest', with the thermostat in...
05-16-17, 07:00 PM
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Views: 15,617
Posted By phattspatt

OK a quick update, I discovered several 'gifts'...

OK a quick update, I discovered several 'gifts' left by the installer tech.

1- Bought a new thermostat on sale, Honeywell Lyric T5. Went to shut off at breaker, no shut off on labeled attic...
05-15-17, 06:25 PM
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Posted By phattspatt

I didn't even think about that, thanks. on...

I didn't even think about that, thanks. on further look, the furnace at the moment is not responding at all to the thermostat, i can't control the fan, or change from heating to cooling, the furnace...
05-15-17, 07:28 AM
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Views: 15,617
Posted By phattspatt

Goodman GMH8 Furnace- 6 blinking lights!

Hi All,

House fan runs, no AC. I'm a novice and don't know anything.

Induction blower starts up, looks good/sounds good, and then shuts down.
6 flashes on board immediately on turning on the...
01-26-16, 08:32 PM
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Posted By phattspatt

i felt no debris with a wire, went straight to...

i felt no debris with a wire, went straight to the fan blades. And yet, presto, it worked! So weird. Best i can figure there was some attic insulation at the base of the barbed connector that was...
01-22-16, 07:24 PM
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Posted By phattspatt

goodman furnace- no heat

Hello experts!

New construction 2007, Goodman attic furnace nat. gas 80% eff., has first problem.

a few nights ago, heard the exhaust blower turn on during the night when thermostatic clicked...
11-29-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By phattspatt

quick update to the thread, it has been awhile. ...

quick update to the thread, it has been awhile.

Got back after vacation and i flipped on the water, came out for a second, and cut out, thought i forgot to pay the water bill! But then went out to...
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Views: 650
Posted By phattspatt

craftsman leaf blower

Hi All,

Problem w/ the craftsman leaf blower, it runs fine for about 5 min, and then the motor fluctuates like a sine wave full power, almost no power, full, almost no, almost like i am opening...
07-20-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By phattspatt

thanks furd A couple questions: i would need...

thanks furd

A couple questions: i would need to call a plumber for the 3/4" pex line, unless I read up on it and buy the crimpers, i don't feel confident to install behind the wall unions. Perhaps...
07-20-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By phattspatt

Need a sunday slueth

Hello,

We have been struggling with water problems at our 7-year old house, that seem to have gotten slowly worse over the last year or so. So now, I did some investigating and came up with a...
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