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Forum: Water Heaters
12-15-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Mike1555

The WH I have now has always provided enough hot...

The WH I have now has always provided enough hot water over the years. It is the only "appliance" using gas for the majority of the year. Each months bill is ~ $35 with half of that charge is...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-13-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Mike1555

Tx for the input. All my kids have got married...

Tx for the input. All my kids have got married and moved out, so just the 2 of us. I am only guessing that it is a state/county/city requirement based on # BR & Baths?. (If I sold the house, an...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-11-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Mike1555

Why did my builder install a 55 gallon water heater

The builder installed a NG 55 gallon water heater in my 4BR-3Bath house. Replacement time is approaching and I do not see many 55 gallon models listed even thought there are some. Price comparison...
05-31-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Mike1555

Finished the install this morning. Old Surge...

Finished the install this morning. Old Surge removed. 2 green lights :)
05-30-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Mike1555

That old one has been there since new, 20 yrs...

That old one has been there since new, 20 yrs ago. Changing to newer type [Eaton]and will be removing it tomorrow. I would guess the wire AWG is 16-18, will post back when I can look at it. ...
05-28-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Mike1555

Yes this is outside below the meter. From under...

Yes this is outside below the meter. From under ground source, thru "metal conduit" inside the panel and fed from the top. This outside main panel has 6 CB slots that feed one common wall between 2...
05-27-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Mike1555

Identify this device connected to main panel

Noticed this box connected to my main panel. House painters painted over it 20 yrs ago so not sure what it is. 2 black wires connected at the point where the run to the inside (garage) panel is...
04-30-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By Mike1555

Great feedback. Three instructions from them: ...

Great feedback. Three instructions from them:

The LBK10 features an All Weatherproof Type 4X Enclosure, allowing it to be mounted outside of the condensing unit.

For air conditioner...
04-29-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By Mike1555

Surge/Spike Protectors

Several years ago, I installed a Supco SCM-150 surge protector on the disconnect box to my heat pump compressor as instructed by the supplied literature. Since then, these have been recalled because...
12-14-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Mike1555

Orbit sent me a new GFCI, it has been installed...

Orbit sent me a new GFCI, it has been installed almost 2 months and so far (knock, knock) no problems:)
10-27-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,493
Posted By Mike1555

My experience, perhaps short and to the point. ...

My experience, perhaps short and to the point. My loss is mostly at the high end frequencies. My hearing aids were tweaked so as to emphasize the high end and not so much the mid and low. These...
10-17-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Mike1555

Emailed Orbit (the box maker) and after a short...

Emailed Orbit (the box maker) and after a short back and forth, they will be sending me a new GFCI ;)

Tx Tolyn, that is where my thinking is also.
10-16-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Mike1555

Checking the wiring is an almost impossible task...

Checking the wiring is an almost impossible task since it is 12-18" underground. The cable itself has an insulated shell that contains 7 wires inside. The best I could do is to "visit" each...
10-13-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Mike1555

GFCI tripping intermittently

I bought and installed an Orbit outdoor water proof box for mounting my lawn sprinkler controller. The box containes a GFCI outlet in which I plug in a small transformer 120VAC to 24VAC @ 750 ma...
03-30-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By Mike1555

I had the red ring at the water line also about...

I had the red ring at the water line also about 4-5 days after cleaning. I dropped in one of those cleaner tablets in the toilet tank and so far I have not seen the ring . Tried the blue ones...
02-05-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,475
Posted By Mike1555

Ah, the good ole days. When I had my previous...

Ah, the good ole days. When I had my previous house re-piped, the plumber said to me " remember I am only the plumber and I have nothing to do with drywall holes that will have to be patched during...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By Mike1555

I have an inexpensive? ($3) wireless mouse from...

I have an inexpensive? ($3) wireless mouse from those "flee" people that I tried. My NVR has 2 USB ports, so used the one on the front panel and it works without issue. :o) Now I can sit on my...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By Mike1555

Finished my 2nd one today, much easier than the...

Finished my 2nd one today, much easier than the first. I got to get this done while the weather (attic) is still cool.

Another question, my system came with a corded mouse, have you ever been...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By Mike1555

Talking NVR Networking

I am replacing my old security DVR system with a new NVR system. Converting over from BNC type connections to POE. I want to have both systems up while the conversion takes place, the new...
01-23-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By Mike1555

Now my neck does not hurt leaning sideways :-)

Now my neck does not hurt leaning sideways :-)
11-21-17, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By Mike1555

I hope it will not start again, With the old...

I hope it will not start again, With the old system, I had a turbine valve and often it would stop showing water flow. Often the turbine blade was clogged with debris, once an "O" ring. This is...
11-21-17, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Mike1555

Tx for that info, explains it very well. :0)

Tx for that info, explains it very well. :0)
11-17-17, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Mike1555

Tx Pete, that is the one I have my eyeballs on.

Tx Pete, that is the one I have my eyeballs on.
11-17-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By Mike1555

UPDATE: Got a whole new head and installed a...

UPDATE: Got a whole new head and installed a whole house filter. Been working for a week now without any issues (knock, knock)
11-15-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Mike1555

Dimmer on 3 way lighting

Installed LED bulbs in the kitchen overheads. Wife thinks it is to bright. Soft white 65W equivalent, 10 watts actual, dimmable. Two switches on opposite end of the kitchen and was going to...
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