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01-18-17, 07:49 PM
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Posted By sofakng

@Geo - I was hoping to mount the 24v transformer...

@Geo - I was hoping to mount the 24v transformer near my relay and carry everything over my existing 18/3 thermostat wire but it looks like that's not possible. I'll just mount the transformer...
01-18-17, 06:11 PM
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Posted By sofakng

Thank you so much! That's exactly what I was...

Thank you so much! That's exactly what I was looking for. I've ordered the Honeywell transformer.

Do I need the R -> Rh from the Aube?

Also, I'm only using 12/2 (black/white/gnd) for my 240v...
01-18-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By sofakng

What 24V transformer do I need for thermostat?

I've purchased an Ecobee 3 Lite smart thermostat which requires 3.5 VA to operate but I'm using an Aube RC840T-240 (http://www.aubetech.com/products/produitsDetails.php?noLangue=2&noProduit=42)...
02-14-13, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By sofakng

OK - Thanks everybody! I've cut both ends so...

OK - Thanks everybody!

I've cut both ends so there are no loose wires (i.e. the wires inside the romex cable).
02-14-13, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By sofakng

I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what you mean. ...

I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what you mean.

Here's what I have:

One end (unconnected) was placed inside a junction box for safety (so I didn't have a lose end just hanging inside the wall).
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Posted By sofakng

Thanks for the reply. We just moved into the...

Thanks for the reply.

We just moved into the house (four weeks ago) and the basement was already partially finished.

The ceiling is a drop ceiling and has two outlets/vents for my forced air...
02-14-13, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By sofakng

Thanks for the reply. I will never use this...

Thanks for the reply. I will never use this outlet again because I'm filling the opening with insulation (and I didn't think it was safe to put insulation over a live electrical outlet)

Also, I...
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Views: 10,494
Posted By sofakng

Recommendations for basement gas heater?

I'm looking for a small gas (wall-mounted) heater for my basement...

Right now we have some forced air ducts on the ceiling but it's just not providing enough heat so I need to add something...
02-14-13, 05:18 AM
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Views: 1,388
Posted By sofakng

Did I disconnect this outlet safely?

In my basement there is an opening to the crawl space that is under my family room.

The opening and crawl space is VERY cold (and makes my finished basement cold) so I wanted to fill the opening...
02-06-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,829
Posted By sofakng

Eeek, that does sound like a bit of a project. ...

Eeek, that does sound like a bit of a project. Hopefully I can do something smaller at least for now...

I ended up calling a local HVAC guy so hopefully he will also give me some ideas but your...
02-06-13, 11:24 AM
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Posted By sofakng

Sorry, I'm not used to posting on this forum. ...

Sorry, I'm not used to posting on this forum. Most forums put new posts on the bottom but this one seems to keep them on the top? (that's why my posts seem out-of-order)

Anyways, what you are...
02-06-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,829
Posted By sofakng

@Bud: I'll have to take some pictures and post...

@Bud: I'll have to take some pictures and post them, but here is a short description:

Half of the basement is finished: (~25' x 15' for the finished side). 7' high drop ceilings (so 8' total...
02-06-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,829
Posted By sofakng

Yeah, the ventless does scare me a bit with the...

Yeah, the ventless does scare me a bit with the carbon monoxide, etc.

The easiest by far seems to be electric baseboard with a simple programmable thermostat (but in the long-run that seems to be...
02-06-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,829
Posted By sofakng

Which is better for me? Gas ventless or electric baseboard? (prices inside)

I'm in Northeastern Pennsylvania and here are my current prices:

Electric: $0.10711/kWh (generation + transmission + distribution)
Natural Gas: $0.49668/CCF

We currently have natural gas...
12-06-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By sofakng

The house was built in 1954 and I'd guess that...

The house was built in 1954 and I'd guess that the doors are original to the house.

I remember doing something else a while ago with a heat gun and when I pointed it towards a molding it started...
12-06-11, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By sofakng

How to repair a door that taped striped off the finish?

I was trying to replace the door knob on the bathroom door and for some reason the existing hole was too small so I enlarged the hole by clamping a piece of wood to the door and drilling though. I...
07-01-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,775
Posted By sofakng

Thanks so much for the help everybody! (By...

Thanks so much for the help everybody!

(By the way, I did purchase this at Home Depot for like $15 so I don't know why the retail/catalog price is insanely high!)
07-01-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,775
Posted By sofakng

OK - Thanks for the help! Would I better off...

OK - Thanks for the help!

Would I better off using 12-2 wire for this 220v outlet then?

Would I connect the black and white to the double-pole breaker and then to the 3-wire 220v outlet? The...
07-01-10, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,775
Posted By sofakng

Am I wiring this 220v outlet correctly? (re: newbie electrical question)

I'm wiring a new 220v outlet (with the help of my step-father) but I'd just like to make sure he is doing it correctly and that I understand a little bit more...

Basically, I'm trying to wire a...
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