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    So is drick agreeing with the notion that I can...

    So is drick agreeing with the notion that I can indeed use 12 gauge wire if I have two 20-amp breakers wired to a 240-volt device?
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    Kinetic Water Ram. Found it....thanks!

    Kinetic Water Ram.
    Found it....thanks!
  3. HAH! Yeh, I would prefer the Fernco. I have used...

    HAH!
    Yeh, I would prefer the Fernco. I have used one like that on a similar situation in my bathroom. Just get a sawzall metal cutting blade and try to keep it perpendicular to the pipe.
    From the...
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    Explain Out of Phase Amperage?

    I'm just trying to fit my head around something.
    I have seen 240 volt circuits run to two 20amp breakers connected with a bar, sitting next to each other in the panel.
    I understand that you get...
  5. Or could he just go and get some plumber's...

    Or could he just go and get some plumber's epoxy...stuff "hardens like steel." Would likely stop the leak. Just be sure to prepare the surface properly.
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    Name that tool

    Just had an embarrasing run-in with a professional plumber. Took him 5 minutes to unclog the drain I had worked at for 2 hours.
    He used a magical device I have seen before but never...
  7. Thread: Plumber bailed...

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    I'm curious...is it always a no-no to wet vent...

    I'm curious...is it always a no-no to wet vent through the stack? Is this just because it's the main stack, or are there issues even if you wet-vent through another vent on another level of the...
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    Seems to be the consensus. I just wanted to be...

    Seems to be the consensus.
    I just wanted to be sure I'm not going nuts.
    Thank you all for your help!!
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    Fishy is fine, that may just be my feet. As long...

    Fishy is fine, that may just be my feet. As long as we don't smell any burnt wiring, we should be okay.
    See the conduit coming out the bottom of the meter? That exterior run delivers the main...
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    BTW, this isn't a ranch home. So yes, that cap is...

    BTW, this isn't a ranch home. So yes, that cap is pretty high up, it's on a chicago bungalow built around 1930. Perhaps that is why this is permitted by code. They elevated the main floor quite a bit...
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    10243 We are in the midwest, truthfully I...

    10243

    We are in the midwest, truthfully I don't see entrance caps protruding above rooflines here like I do when I'm down south. So code may be different?

    First piture is just showing location...
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    Your conclusion was the same as mine. I figured...

    Your conclusion was the same as mine. I figured it was temporary. The homeowner called the electrician and he didn't seem to think he did anything wrong and doesn't plan on coming back. Only thing I...
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    200 amp upgrade confusion

    A friend of mine is renovating his new house before he moves in.
    He had a guy upgrade his service to 200amp. The guy did a great job relocating the breaker box in the basement, great job wiring...
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