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  0 Thread: Another whole-house (or less) Generator Question
Post: RE: Another whole-house (or less) Generator Questi...

Would consider getting a bid. Still not enough info.  Are there two separate meters, or a meter/main and the two 200 amp panels and any others (workshop and/or garage) actually subpanels? Wit...
srv52761 Home Improvement 17 468 11-24-2021, 10:11 PM
  0 Thread: Refrigerator Stuck
Post: RE: Refrigerator Stuck

I had this problem a number of years ago back when refrigerators had those adjustable feet instead of rollers, on a Congoleum vinyl floor. A  couple of packs of door shims and a couple of strips of M...
srv52761 Home Improvement 8 397 11-22-2021, 05:33 PM
  0 Thread: Shop Lighting
Post: RE: Shop Lighting

One shot? Put in a bunch, make them both dimmable and programmable.  Then you can adjust both output and color. Doesn't cost that much more  nowadays.
srv52761 Woodworking 20 933 11-19-2021, 06:40 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone have a good Jig for Cutting Slots w a Router (Pic)
Post: RE: Anyone have a good Jig for Cutting Slots w a R...

iclark Wrote: (11-06-2021, 02:04 AM) -- Making the template taller so that it supports the router base above the top groove and below the bottom groove would probably make it easier to use. Adding s...
srv52761 Woodworking 13 801 11-06-2021, 01:04 PM
  0 Thread: Programmable Thermostat
Post: RE: Programmable Thermostat

fredhargis Wrote: (10-29-2021, 11:27 AM) -- My 4 year old Carrier gas furnace works that way....by design. I was used to the longer cycle time as you mentioned and at least this furnace is set up to ...
srv52761 Home Improvement 5 272 10-29-2021, 02:32 PM
  0 Thread: Programmable Thermostat
Post: RE: Programmable Thermostat

Also, evaluate the thermostat’s location and your area’s envelope.   Your situation is unusual.  A home has a lot of mass; to swing the temp a couple of degrees should take a while. In my previous...
srv52761 Home Improvement 5 272 10-29-2021, 10:33 AM
  0 Thread: #8 wire outside
Post: RE: #8 wire outside

Depends on the insulation and the AHJ in your area. There are two things that need to be considered.      Is under siding considered as a damp or wet location.  It has weep holes to eliminate moistur...
srv52761 Home Improvement 4 302 10-18-2021, 02:04 PM
  0 Thread: Question about putting frame on solid wood top
Post: RE: Question about putting frame on solid wood top

yes. the table top will move. But, almost all of the movement will be across the grain.  You need only worry about the amount of wood between the  screws width-wise.  On your last diagram it looks li...
srv52761 Woodworking 10 597 10-17-2021, 07:33 PM
  0 Thread: LED shop lighting recommendations?
Post: RE: LED shop lighting recommendations?

mound Wrote: (10-11-2021, 12:39 PM) -- I put something like those in my living room not too long ago - easy.   No access to the space above the ceiling in this garage though, there's a bedroom above....
srv52761 Home Improvement 14 883 10-11-2021, 02:51 PM
  0 Thread: LED shop lighting recommendations?
Post: RE: LED shop lighting recommendations?

mound Wrote: (10-11-2021, 11:13 AM) -- Thanks. I'm hoping to find some (like 9 of the 4 footers) that I can hard-wire all together to a single 20amp dedicated circuit -- Assuming, then, you have acc...
srv52761 Home Improvement 14 883 10-11-2021, 11:47 AM
  0 Thread: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?
Post: RE: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?

TDKPE Wrote: (10-03-2021, 04:52 PM) -- I’m not sure there actually are any such prohibitions, but if it’s laying on a basement or garage floor, it wouldn’t be hard to call it a wet environment, which...
srv52761 Home Improvement 25 1,577 10-03-2021, 06:23 PM
  0 Thread: repair garage slab
Post: RE: repair garage slab

My last shop was a 24x24 slab on grade construction, near the bottom of a slope, on loam type soil.   Soil would just soak up water.   Freeze / thaw cycle was a problem.  Slab cracked down the middle...
srv52761 Home Improvement 10 707 10-02-2021, 03:49 PM
  0 Thread: wiring/conduit question
Post: RE: wiring/conduit question

lincmercguy Wrote: (09-26-2021, 09:32 PM) -- "Don't be so quick to dispatch the idea of using the conduit as your ground. Do some more research. Mike Holt's forum is well respected among electricia...
srv52761 Home Improvement 31 2,373 09-27-2021, 02:40 AM
  0 Thread: poke holes in my electrical plan please
Post: RE: poke holes in my electrical plan please

TDKPE Wrote: (09-25-2021, 09:47 AM) -- I would seriously reconsider running them all through a single box, from a single conduit.  If they’re splitting off to go north and south (for instance), ...
srv52761 Home Improvement 28 1,692 09-25-2021, 01:19 PM
  0 Thread: poke holes in my electrical plan please
Post: RE: poke holes in my electrical plan please

mound Wrote: (09-24-2021, 09:57 AM) -- I've got all my parts gathered and laid out on a big table to organize the install.   All the boxes and covers I got look like the ones TDKPE showed earlie...
srv52761 Home Improvement 28 1,692 09-24-2021, 02:59 PM
  0 Thread: poke holes in my electrical plan please
Post: RE: poke holes in my electrical plan please

TDKPE Wrote: (09-22-2021, 07:40 AM) -- That's what I did, all around the shop walls.  Some boxes have two duplex outlets, others only a single, but I can easily add another to those with singles...
srv52761 Home Improvement 28 1,692 09-22-2021, 08:26 AM
  0 Thread: Another wiring question
Post: RE: Another wiring question

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (09-21-2021, 09:52 PM) -- Ok. So a gfic outlet is about $20. A 120v gfic breaker is about $40. A 240v gfic breaker is about $110, but now there's only 3 conductors (plus gro...
srv52761 Home Improvement 18 1,424 09-22-2021, 04:15 AM
  0 Thread: Another wiring question
Post: RE: Another wiring question

But a 240 volt gfci breaker protects both legs?? Switch from the “breakers”   to a single breaker. He needed to do this anyway if he was sharing the neutral, or tie the handles together. Woul...
srv52761 Home Improvement 18 1,424 09-20-2021, 04:06 PM
  0 Thread: wiring/conduit question
Post: RE: wiring/conduit question

I have  4 receptacles on my 240 volt, 30 amp circuit, and two receptacles on my 50 amp 240. I  used the emt as my ground and approved face covers.  That eliminated having to have any ground wire at a...
srv52761 Home Improvement 31 2,373 09-20-2021, 01:04 PM
  0 Thread: wiring/conduit question
Post: RE: wiring/conduit question

Besides conduit fill, you also must have room for the wires in the boxes. You didn't say specifically how many circuits so lets assume three 120 volt circuits and two 240, the minimum to hit your 1...
srv52761 Home Improvement 31 2,373 09-20-2021, 06:10 AM

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