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Posted By Ralph III

HVAC Duct-work Issues and Code Questions......

Hello All,
I have requested some work to be performed to our duct-work under our Home Warranty contract and have some questions; as I am leery about the HVAC company tasked to perform the work. I...
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Posted By Ralph III

I understand what Norm201 is saying but I...

I understand what Norm201 is saying but I completely disagree with him.

An OBDII scanner is a tool and that is the thing to keep in mind. It is a tool that many DIY people use on a daily basis to...
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Posted By Ralph III

Thanks for all the input and details! I...

Thanks for all the input and details!

I ended up getting a good deal on a Reolink nvr recorder and some Reolink cameras, so I went with that system. I also picked up some quality Cat6 cable so I...
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Posted By Ralph III

Yes, it makes no sense to me either and the OP...

Yes, it makes no sense to me either and the OP doesn't provide enough details. Did the OP attempt to bypass both motion detectors while in "Away" mode and what happened? Did he try arming the...
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Posted By Ralph III

Affordable Security Camera System?

Hello All,
Can anyone recommend an affordable/budget Outdoor POE Security Camera System? I want to be able to access the cameras myself for free (no paid subscriptions) with live viewing ability. My...
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Posted By Ralph III

The programing should be within the DSC control...

The programing should be within the DSC control board itself. The wireless module and wireless keypad just provide the ability to communicate with wireless devices. So it should be no problem...
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Posted By Ralph III

Hello OP, You're not providing enough details....

Hello OP,
You're not providing enough details. Did you pull this system from another house and then install it within your house? Did you reset the system to factory defaults and then reprogram upon...
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Posted By Ralph III

DSC Neo Alarm system, alarm system monitoring?

Hello All,
Does anyone have input in regards to monitoring a DSC Neo alarm system? I have several DSC PIR motion detectors with integrated cameras (PG9934P).

1. I'd like to be able to monitor the...
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Posted By Ralph III

Tankless NG Water Heater Recommendation?

Hello Everyone,
Does anyone have a natural gas tankless (whole house) water heater recommendations or input? I'd like to disconnect our gas hot water heater and install a tankless unit instead. I"d...
08-26-19, 10:01 PM
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Posted By Ralph III

Adding insulation/radiant barrier to bonus room attic questions???

Hello All,
I would like to add some additional insulation and radiant barrier to an attic area above our bonus room and have a few questions. Just FYI, the main structure of our house is a hip roof...
07-14-19, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Ralph III

Radiant Barrier installation questions?

Hello All,
I started stapling some radiant barrier to the bottom of my rafters and would like some input please. We have a hip roof with two electric ventilators, btw.

1) It's my...
04-17-19, 06:06 PM
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Posted By Ralph III

I realize this thread is old but I wanted to add...

I realize this thread is old but I wanted to add a couple advantages of the .380:
*It is a lighter gun so you are more likely to carry it and carry it for longer
periods.
*It is smaller. So...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-07-19, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Ralph III

Solar Vacuum Tubes and Water Heating, questions....

Hello All,

This is kind of a continuation from an earlier thread, as I am considering alternative water heating methods. Anyhow, I have decided to go with a solar water heating setup to...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-25-19, 09:32 PM
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Posted By Ralph III

Thanks for all the replies! I apologize but...

Thanks for all the replies!

I apologize but I meant to correct my initial post. I realize I may not have enough power for numerous 240v tankless units as I was poorly describing. I know how to...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-25-19, 07:43 AM
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Posted By Ralph III

Point of Use/tankless water heater recommendations

Hello All,

Can anyone recommend both an electric whole house tankless water heater and point of use tankless water heaters?

I would like to install several point of use tankless water heaters...
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Posted By Ralph III

Attic Ventilator Thermo Settings?

Hello All,


I have a few questions in regards to attic ventilation. We live in south Alabama, so it gets quite hot and humid during the summers. Our home (3,000 sq ft with gable roof) has two...
02-15-19, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Ralph III

You are correct. Running two completely...

You are correct. Running two completely different circuits to a structure would be a code violation. I should have caught that and appreciate your pointing it out.

Thanks,
Ralph
02-12-19, 09:24 PM
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Posted By Ralph III

Hello OP, Your voltage drop will be so...

Hello OP,
Your voltage drop will be so minimal that you probably wouldn't be able to measure it. We have numerous sub-panel runs over 450ft and maybe a 1v drop over that distance. That's some...
02-02-19, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Ralph III

Ok, so I found a NEC relevant pdf file for me on...

Ok, so I found a NEC relevant pdf file for me on Mike Holtz as found HERE (https://www.mikeholt.com/files/PDF/Swimming_Pools_Spas_2017NEC.pdf).

I am a little confused with requirement (5) though....
02-01-19, 10:03 PM
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Posted By Ralph III

Hey PJMax, I have a vinyl liner over a wood...

Hey PJMax,
I have a vinyl liner over a wood frame. The bottom of the pool is a sand/mortar mix of course.

The concrete deck around my pool does not have any rebar within it. They did run...
01-31-19, 08:48 PM
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Posted By Ralph III

Equipotential bonding (concrete deck/coping)

Hello All,


Just FYI, we purchased our home last summer and some of the metal parts around our pool had lost their bond (one leg of ladder, diving board). I can only assume the original copper...
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Posted By Ralph III

Attic ventilation (electric fan vs ridge vents)

Hello All,
We are about to have the shingles replaced on our home and I would like a few thoughts on attic ventilation. The home is 3000sq ft and 20 years old, located in south Alabama, btw. We are...
01-28-19, 04:50 PM
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Posted By Ralph III

Great that you found it Paul! Just FYI, ...

Great that you found it Paul!

Just FYI,

A typical breaker will only protect a circuit from over current and that's all. You should consider installing Combination Arc Fault breakers (CAFCI). ...
01-27-19, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Ralph III

Hello Paul28, 1. Did you check anything with...

Hello Paul28,

1. Did you check anything with a multimeter because you're wasting your time otherwise? Those pen detectors will give you a lot of false's, so do not rely on them.

2. Do you...
01-27-19, 06:18 AM
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Posted By Ralph III

Hello, In an attempt not to hijack a thread;...

Hello,
In an attempt not to hijack a thread; I was simply correcting a general statement that was made...."A neutral, cannot by code, be shared between two circuits...." which is incorrect. There...
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