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    Not that there is any overwhelming reason to do...

    Not that there is any overwhelming reason to do it, but if theoretically wiring 2 GFCI outlets in series, would you wire from the "Load" terminal of GFCI #1 (closest to the breaker) and go into the...
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    hj, Thanks again for the reply. Here's what...

    hj, Thanks again for the reply. Here's what happened. I must have had a break in the wire insulation which caused a short. I rewired according to the drawing. My tester showed no power, but...
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    hj, both the GFCI and breaker tripped...

    hj, both the GFCI and breaker tripped immediately after I switched the breaker on. I must have a wiring issue. I'll have to check it out an be sure that I have it wired as drawn.

    I don't...
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    Should this GFCI run work?

    Please see attached well crafted artistic rendering.

    I ran #12 wire from a 20A breaker to a junction box. From the junction box I created a pigtail and ran to the first GFCI outlet (Line)...
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    Thanks for the replies. Makes sense. I hard...

    Thanks for the replies. Makes sense. I hard wired my in-wall electric heater on a dedicated 20A circuit.

    I'm not sure if the electric fireplaces have a 20A plug.

    From the websites I've...
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    Electric Fireplace Question

    I have posed this question to local electricians and vendors. The answers are almost consistently inconsistent. Any opinions would be appreciated.

    I am interested in installing an electric...
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    Calculation for heat supply to a given area

    Is there a tabel, nomogram, or some directive regarding standards for supplying heat to a given square foot area or cubic foot area of a room in a home?

    I am wanting to supply adequate heat to a...
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    Return Air

    I apologize in advance as this is somewhat of a continuation of a previous post. I didn't know how to post a new picture in a reply.

    A few of you have replied to the previous post and I...
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    Assuming I have an HVAC unit that can handle...

    Assuming I have an HVAC unit that can handle adding branch supply lines to the basement I have the following question.

    I would have to be a 5 ft tall 100lb contortionist in order to add a take-off...
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    Thanks again for all of the replies and interest....

    Thanks again for all of the replies and interest.

    Yesterday, I took a look at some ventless gas fireplaces/fireboxes.

    This method of heating seems pretty effective and efficient.

    Any...
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    Hey guys, Thanks for taking the time to help! ...

    Hey guys,

    Thanks for taking the time to help! I appreciate the input.

    Nukeman, I miswrote. The electric fireplaces are 1500W and claim to cover 400 sq ft.

    The home was built in 2009. ...
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    basement heating/cooling question

    I am in the process of finishing my basement.

    The area that I wish to heat is 500 sq ft.

    I have a two part question; if I wish to heat with an electric fireplace or electric baseboard heat,...
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    2 electrical questions

    Hi,

    I have 2 separate questions to ask, if you guys have some input, I'd appreciate the thoughts.

    1. If on a 15A breaker I have 3 - 100W lights + 12 - 65W lights + 1 water softener tranformer...
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    Thanks again, Mick. I will have it tested when...

    Thanks again, Mick.

    I will have it tested when I have the system winterized in the fall.

    Best regards...
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    I figured out the issue. The manual valves were...

    I figured out the issue. The manual valves were not completely closed and therefore the electronic signal to the valves was not allowed to function as it should and on it's own.

    I made sure the...
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    Fireguy, Thank you for the advice. I turned...

    Fireguy,

    Thank you for the advice. I turned the valve on quickly and it worked! No backflow issue.

    However, a new issue arose. When I set my Rainbird remote to test the zones, all of the...
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    Thanks, Fireguy. It looks like there is a...

    Thanks, Fireguy.

    It looks like there is a shut-off valve on each side of the back flow device. This makes sense as it would allow you to isolate the device.

    Thanks again.
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    I am not looking to test my system. I would like...

    I am not looking to test my system. I would like to start it up for the first time this spring. I had a professional blow out the irrigation system last fall and the rep explained to me that to...
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    For Fireguy

    Fireguy, thanks for the reply. I did open the blue handled valve slowly.

    There are only two ball valves. One in the basement leading from the main to the bell and the one leading from the bell...
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    start up question

    Please see photo for explanation clarity.

    I would like to start up my irrigation system, but cannot figure out what I'm doing wrong. I have the valve open in the basement leading to the "bell"...
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    Hardiebacker vs Greenboard

    I have roughed in a shower so that I will put wall board behind the acrylic shower walls as opposed to attaching the shower walls directly to the studs. I believe this will add stability.

    Would...
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    Thanks for the advice, guys!

    Thanks for the advice, guys!
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    New drain post/question

    I apologize in advance for repeating this question. I wasn't sure how to upload a pic via a reply to the original posting. That said, PLEASE SEE IMAGE BELOW for clarification of my question and...
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    shower drain question

    In a concrete floor, I have roughed in a 2" riser for a shower drain. However, I believe I may have made the following mistake.

    When I roughed in the trap and riser, I did NOT leave a space...
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    I ask because a drain did not come with the...

    I ask because a drain did not come with the shower.
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