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Unhappy Shower Leak (can't find it)

I have a downstairs shower that was refinished before we moved in, around 4yrs ago.
It adjoins the garage. It's finished in marble tiles on wall and base.

For the last year it has had a minor...
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Posted By marc_ely

Unhappy Removing ceiling fan (stuck)

I'm trying to take down a ceiling fan so I can convert it to remote control. I've done several but this one I simply cannot get the top part disassembled.

There are no screws so I know it's a...
05-17-20, 11:23 AM
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Posted By marc_ely

So I found a box that I believe will work, and...

So I found a box that I believe will work, and the fittings too.
But the problem I have is the center nut - I can't get any type of wrench around it as there's not enough room with the other pipes...
05-06-20, 04:09 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

Lightbulb Help identify Outdoor box

Hi

I have an outdoor box with some pool light wiring in. I'm trying to identify a larger version that I can mount a GFCI weatherproof socket on.
I've not seen any box like this in my searches and...
11-13-19, 11:13 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

Unhappy Shorted Hots together

Feeling like a right moron here...

Background - decided we needed a generator. Got a Champion with 120V output on a NEMA outlet. Have a convenient unused dryer socket in garage, direct to...
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Question Hideous Firepit options

We inherited a firepit with our house that looks like a kid school project gone wrong.

It's 34" diameter and 9" above the concrete. The concrete has been excavated inside it. It's powered by...
04-20-19, 06:34 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

OK more info. I discovered that if the pool pump...

OK more info. I discovered that if the pool pump breakers are OFF, the pool lights both work. Shining bright.

It's as soon as I turn the pool breakers on that the GFCI lights trip.

There is...
04-20-19, 05:25 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

OK more info... I reconnected the GFCI to the...

OK more info... I reconnected the GFCI to the live and neutral wires for the lights.

If I turn OFF the pool pump breakers then the light GFCI DOES stay ON.
But when I turn on the pool pump...
04-20-19, 05:13 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

Thanks for the fast responses. JOED - with it...

Thanks for the fast responses.
JOED - with it all turned off I measure greater than 20Meg from distribution neutral to that wire.
PJMax - the pump is 240V and uses wires from two different...
04-20-19, 04:33 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

Question Fault Finding a Pool light circuit

Hi

We have a pool/spa with lights in each. High power halogen types. The lights are turned on by a wall switch. They used to often trip the breaker while turning on, but would usually come on 2nd...
10-31-18, 03:28 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

Dead Leg water quality

We're completing a kitchen remodel. One thing we did is move our fridge to an alcove. Years ago this had a wet bar installed, so already had hot/cold water on capped pipes. The cold has been ...
10-22-18, 11:54 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

Removing Brad Nails

So rather than fit my own kitchen cabinets I thought I'd get a professional cabinet maker. He made so many errors I fired him on the first day. Now I'm fixing up the mess and completing it.
One...
08-03-18, 04:48 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

So we are ordering a Kemper kitchen. Long story...

So we are ordering a Kemper kitchen. Long story why but let's just say my wife likes a certain color.

In case someone digs this up in future... Kemper will cut off the built-in toe-kicks for...
07-10-18, 11:29 AM
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Posted By marc_ely

Thanks again guys. So I'm looking to run 4wires...

Thanks again guys.
So I'm looking to run 4wires of THHN 8 gauge in conduit around the outside of the house.
Can I use PVC SCH40 pipe? Or does it have to be metal?
07-09-18, 02:50 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

Thanks for clarifying. So the next question...

Thanks for clarifying.
So the next question is... can a cable be run in metal conduit all around the outside of the house?
Otherwise we'd have to remove ceilings etc.

Alternatively we have to...
07-09-18, 02:08 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

Actually I rechecked the fuse panel and its 80A...

Actually I rechecked the fuse panel and its 80A (40A per phase).
The slab is the basic deal I believe.
The fuse panel is the opposite side of the house. Maybe 40 feet away.
The fuse panel itself...
07-09-18, 09:53 AM
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Posted By marc_ely

Extra 240V socket in parallel?

Hi
We had a leak at home which destroyed our floors and kitchen. We are now trying to lay out a new kitchen.
Previously we had a range with an electric oven and a gas cooktop. The oven was fed...
06-20-18, 11:15 AM
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Posted By marc_ely

Question Kitchen cabinets on legs?

I have a kitchen fitting question...

We had a leak a week or so back and our entire downstairs flooring and kitchen is ruined. It has been removed and it now resembles a building site. The...
03-07-18, 10:23 AM
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Posted By marc_ely

Waste pipe attachment

I'm doing some garage work and need to attach a new sink in a different location to where the last one was.
I have a galvanised steel pipe coming out of the wall at a mad angle. This screws in to...
06-22-16, 04:52 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

I raised this issue with Kohler, and they...

I raised this issue with Kohler, and they actually responded.

They kinda sound like they're just quoting the manual, but they say it can't be rotated 90degrees as it will cause the pressure...
06-22-16, 03:54 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

Thanks for the responses. I have nice fat 16"...

Thanks for the responses.
I have nice fat 16" studs to build between so I can make this nice and strong.
I like the idea of rotating the valve 90degrees as I'll then just have the single elbow on...
06-22-16, 10:06 AM
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Posted By marc_ely

Rough-in shower valve for Tub only, side by side

I have a Kohler K304 rough-in valve, but I only want to use it for Tub only. The shower outlet can be capped off. I presume that will "just work" without me having to fiddle with the valve parts.
...
06-21-16, 05:04 PM
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Posted By marc_ely

Yes this is to get the hot and cold into the...

Yes this is to get the hot and cold into the valve, so Step 9.

If I use this NPT to R/A sharkbite fitting and I tighten it up by hand fully the pipe is at a wacky angle. I did think about using...
06-21-16, 10:00 AM
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Views: 786
Posted By marc_ely

NPT Pipe options for Rough-in shower valve

Apologies if this is a newb question but I'm still learning US fittings...
I have a rough-in valve from Kohler (K304) to fit.
I got the one with NPT threads to give me some options, but I'm still...
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Posted By marc_ely

1.5gpm Faucet for Bathtub?

I'm turning my attention to the faucet in my bath remodel.
Almost all of the faucets I can find are rated at just 1.5gpm
It looks like some government recommended figure to limit water use?
Isn't...
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