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11-09-20, 12:46 PM
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Posted By DIYsaveme

Makes perfect sense now. How it was only would've...

Makes perfect sense now. How it was only would've all been going to 1 out of 2 legs. That's what made zero sense to me!

Thank you so much!!!
11-08-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By DIYsaveme

I see the diagram for the hard start kit. Let's...

I see the diagram for the hard start kit. Let's talk about the diagram minus the hard start kit. This is how my system is wired up currently, and has been for the past 4 years. It's a geothermal heat...
11-08-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By DIYsaveme

Since its a single phase compressor, does it...

Since its a single phase compressor, does it really matter if i put it on L1 or L2?

3 wires on the compressor

Common on the capacitor goes to L1
1 Wire from Compressor is on L1 Gray
2nd wire...
11-08-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By DIYsaveme

Since its a single phase compressor, does it...

Since its a single phase compressor, does it really matter if i put it on L1 or L2?

3 wires on the compressor

Common on the capacitor goes to L1
1 Wire from Compressor is on L1
2nd wire from...
11-08-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By DIYsaveme

CSRU2 5-2-1 3.5-5 ton..I have uploded 2 pictures....

CSRU2 5-2-1 3.5-5 ton..I have uploded 2 pictures. I am assuming the common needs to go to the contact circled in red on the contactor?...
11-08-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By DIYsaveme

5-2-1 hard start kit. I think I may have installed it incorrectly?

Red to C
Striped to Herm

The common, I cut the flag connector off and mounted it directly to a ground lug in my panel.. Was it suppose to put it on the Common on the contactor instead?
...
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By DIYsaveme

Judging by your floor, it looks like you have a...

Judging by your floor, it looks like you have a beautiful room. I would have them remove that and have a cabinet company in to custom build you one that actually fits. It will cost you a lot more...
05-17-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By DIYsaveme

here;s what i'm doing This is what I am...

here;s what i'm doing


This is what I am doing. There is 3/4" conduit ran to a fountain pump. (end of conduit) I need to connect the fountain pump wires to the UF-B wire. I want to add a tiny...
05-17-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By DIYsaveme

If its under 2" of rock, is that not considered...

If its under 2" of rock, is that not considered accessible? Can't I just rake the rock back?
05-17-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By DIYsaveme

I have UF-B 12-2 wire, going inside a 3/4" cantex...

I have UF-B 12-2 wire, going inside a 3/4" cantex conduit. I'm just looking for a small outlet box that can be burried under rock so i can't see it.
05-17-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By DIYsaveme

There will be no receptable being use, it will be...

There will be no receptable being use, it will be loose wires, wire nutted together.
05-17-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By DIYsaveme

Conduit outlet body, and waterproofing end of conduit

Can I use this outlet box https://www.grainger.com/product/CANTEX-Conduit-Outlet-Body-4FYP6 as an actual electrical box and use it to connect 12-2 inside? I'm looking for a small electrical box to go...
05-12-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By DIYsaveme

Yes, absolutely certain. Its definitely only 120V

Yes, absolutely certain. Its definitely only 120V
05-12-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By DIYsaveme

Electrical Engineer helping figure out voltage drops

Hey everyone, I'm upgrading my fountain pump and today I pulled out the old pump and noticed that its a 230V pump thats been hooked up to 120V.

Here is the pump and full specs
...
08-16-18, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,873
Posted By DIYsaveme

PEX paint removal

91% rubbing alcohol removes this paint easily, however. Is it safe to use rubbing alcohol on pex, or will it cause it damage it in any way?
07-24-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,609
Posted By DIYsaveme

Houston, do you know what my incoming water...

Houston, do you know what my incoming water pressure should be on this open loop geothermal? I think they have it blasting at like 60PSI. Im waiting to get my gauge in tomorrow. Shouldn't it be...
07-22-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By DIYsaveme

Stainless steel bushing inside copper female adapter

1 1/2" copper female adapter to directly 1 1/2" to 3/4" stainless steel bushing. Are these 2 metals compatible for being directly connected to each other. I had asked the plumber if these needed a...
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By DIYsaveme

I have the tape. Do you think Fiberglass mesh...

I have the tape. Do you think Fiberglass mesh tape with mastic would be the best approach to fill/seal around that duct instead of foil tape?
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By DIYsaveme

What's the highest quality joint tape and mastic?

What's the highest quality joint tape and mastic?
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By DIYsaveme

Does this main feed line vent look correct?

This is the main feed line for my Hvac system. Obviously when it is running, the cold/hot air is blowing through the holes where they cut and added the ducting. Did they incorrect install the duct,...
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Views: 589
Posted By DIYsaveme

Tiny leak in Balcony where concrete/Stucco meet

I have a tiny leak between the stucco and where the concrete both meet up to another.

I also have the tiniest crack between the expansion joint in the concrete slab on my balcony as well.

I...
06-21-18, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By DIYsaveme

Identifying this insulation

Is this Rockwool or is this fiberglass?

It's like super super super soft. The house was built in 06. It's blown in insulation.
06-20-18, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By DIYsaveme

So even thought I am going from 1.5 to 3/4" I am...

So even thought I am going from 1.5 to 3/4" I am actually reducing the flow by 1/4? That definitely could be one of the reasons why the tank can't refill as fast as it should.
06-20-18, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By DIYsaveme

Weird questions that might be difficult to answer

I've attached a picture of my question.

You can see that the incoming water piping size to my house is 1.5". You see where the relief valve, expansion tank and transducer are. When they reduced...
05-09-18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By DIYsaveme

Help identify this cool season grass

I need to re-seed my lawn. I am having trouble identifying this grass type.

I live in cool season.

I believe this grass to be perennial Ryegrass, or does this look like Bluegrass, fescue?
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