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    EXACTLY. Being told you're wrong is much easier...

    EXACTLY. Being told you're wrong is much easier to hear when you're being fed sugar at the same time.
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    Update!

    So! I was able to convince him that it is not backfed. He told me over the phone that he thought that panel was being fed from that breaker, so he was way off.

    I had him out yesterday, and...
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    Ah ha!!!!!! THANK YOU gentlemen. It's clear...

    Ah ha!!!!!!

    THANK YOU gentlemen. It's clear to me now, what backfed is. Neither of my 2 main panels are backfed, and I think I understand well enough to convince the inspector now - I'll print...
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    Looking here under "B" it sounds like what I have...

    Looking here under "B" it sounds like what I have IS backfed.
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    I still don't really understand backfeeding. ...

    I still don't really understand backfeeding.

    Alectrician - Your question: "Does this 4x20A smaller panel have a main breaker or just lugs?"

    If I understand this right, it just has lugs. ...
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    Great info guys, but I'm afraid I actually am...

    Great info guys, but I'm afraid I actually am backfeeding (I don't really know the definition).

    The breaker he's saying needs to be retained leads to another small panel in the garage, that has...
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    "retainers" for breakers?

    Hope you guys can help me here, as the "pros" at the electrical distributor shop were stumped.

    At my final a couple weeks back, the inspector was darn fair. He found a few things to fix, and this...
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    (oops - originally posted this on the wrong post...

    (oops - originally posted this on the wrong post - reposting here for completeness)

    Just wanted to close the loop on this one. I had the inspection at lunchtime today, and passed with flying...
  9. Just wanted to close the loop on this one. I had...

    Just wanted to close the loop on this one. I had the inspection at lunchtime today, and passed with flying colors.

    Actually, the inspector really didn't look at much. Just looked into the trench...
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    And now that I've discovered that the old line...

    And now that I've discovered that the old line was galvanized, and not copper as I'd thought, I'm even more glad I did it.

    Really, pipe dope on PVC? Just never heard of that in my limited...
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    Well, after a long day, I'm done. Sort of. ...

    Well, after a long day, I'm done. Sort of.

    Just turned the water back on, after waiting 2.5 hours for the last PVC joint to cure, just in case.

    No PVC glue joint leaks!

    But, I have two...
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    PVC is what the inspector recommended, so I'm...

    PVC is what the inspector recommended, so I'm going that route. While sure, I'd prefer copper, that $800 is way more than the $75 PVC will cost. Never used poly, and since I'm DIYing this, and PVC...
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    And I'm guessing ball valve shutoffs at each end?...

    And I'm guessing ball valve shutoffs at each end? (house and meter)

    And that those should be brass, not PVC?
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    Can anyone comment on whether or not the smaller...

    Can anyone comment on whether or not the smaller middle picture I showed above is OK? It's PVC with what looks like a brass threaded insert inside. I'd think that'd fix the splitting issues.

    Re:...
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    Terry - Can you expand on the quote: "A...

    Terry -

    Can you expand on the quote:

    "A female threaded fitting is not allowed in plastic."

    Are you saying that my PVC fittings can't have any female threads, or vice versa?

    So, I...
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    If you see the other thread I linked to, the guys...

    If you see the other thread I linked to, the guys here are in general agreement that the pipe needs to be changed (from 1" to 1'1/4"). I'm going to 1-1/2" because the cost delta is essentially nil,...
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    Starting to replace the water main...

    A thread I started earlier in the week has convinced me that I'm better off just replacing the water main (http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17015).

    I'm now here to get any lessons...
  18. -What is the water pressure at the meter? ...

    -What is the water pressure at the meter?
    unknown. wouldn't I need to disconnect the pipe at the main to determine this?
    -What is the pipe length to the farthest fixture?
    from the...
  19. Ouch! Why the personal attack? I said in...

    Ouch! Why the personal attack?



    I said in a previous post that I had no issues with the inspector. I was just trying here to determine if my situation is borderline, and if it was, I'd...
  20. My total fixtures comes to 38.5, which is in...

    My total fixtures comes to 38.5, which is in between the range of 1" and 1-1/4" on Terry's linked page. I'm guessing I need to round up, right? :(
  21. More answers: My general hired a bozo...

    More answers:

    My general hired a bozo (seriously - he punched his wife in my driveway one day, according to my neighbors), who was pretty upset at the inspector for making him change some of the...
  22. Ok, I guess that was a little light on the info ...

    Ok, I guess that was a little light on the info

    Code is "California Plumbing Code 2001 (UPC 2000)"

    Location: San Jose, CA

    Have:
    5 bathroom sinks
    3 shower heads
    3 toilets
  23. Replacing the water main? Do I really have to?

    Hi there! As part of our whole house remodel...

    Since we're adding x number of additional fixtures as part of the project, the inspector, looking at some table he didn't want to show me, said...
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