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    Hi Dana, Thanks for the additional info. When...

    Hi Dana,

    Thanks for the additional info. When I said weigh the in-floor estimate against baseboards, I wasn't strictly talking about dollars. I understand that baseboards would be cheaper....
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    Thanks Dana. I guess this is a little more...

    Thanks Dana. I guess this is a little more involved than I had hoped... Maybe I will get some bids on design/install of in-floor and then weigh that against just putting in baseboards, which I think...
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    Converting from baseboard to in-floor

    I had a Munchkin boiler installed a couple years ago with 3 zone valves. Only one of the zones was initially connected -- to baseboards on my main floor. The other 2 zones were intended for a future...
  4. Thanks Dave. kreemoweet: My word choice was...

    Thanks Dave.

    kreemoweet: My word choice was poor. What I should have said was, in the attic, the 1 1/4" rule is less of an issue because you have more space to work with. I think I have followed...
  5. Thanks for the responses. Does anyone have a link...

    Thanks for the responses. Does anyone have a link to an example of these "taller" staples? I've looked at the big box stores and haven't seen them. And, I don't know of any other local "retail"...
  6. Yeah, that's what I meant by "stacker" (maybe...

    Yeah, that's what I meant by "stacker" (maybe they're called something else?). I've used those when I have 3 or 4 cables to stack, but like I said, it seems overkill and expensive to use those...
  7. Acceptable way(s) to stack/bundle multiple NM cables

    Homeowner here, wiring a new addition...

    I feel like there's probably an easy answer to this question, but I haven't had much luck finding it here or on google: if I have multiple cables running...
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    Make sense. Thanks, guys.

    Make sense. Thanks, guys.
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    Rough-in for bathroom fan?

    I'm wiring an addition and I think I understand what the inspector will want to see as far as outlets, switches and regular light receptacles. But, how do I rough in the wiring for a bathroom fan?...
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    Caleffi Z-one actuator failures

    I had a radiant heating system installed just over two years ago (Munchkin boiler to radiant baseboards). I have had 3 failed zone valve actuators during this time. They were all the Caleffi Z-one...
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    Ok, I've given up on Siemens. I took a look at...

    Ok, I've given up on Siemens. I took a look at the documentation for the 125A main lug. Turns out they only (apparently) support 3 specific breakers for backfeeding the panel. Not surprisingly, none...
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    Interesting. Makes sense. After a little more...

    Interesting. Makes sense. After a little more research it sounds like I'll also need a "breaker retaining clip" to meet this requirement. I've added it to my list.
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    Yeah, unfortunately (or not?), Siemens builds the...

    Yeah, unfortunately (or not?), Siemens builds the main breaker into the panel -- it's physically attached at the top of the panel and isn't a regular breaker that slides into one of the slots. Same...
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    So, back to the topic...

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I do prefer to have a main cutoff on the sub-panel. It seems like Siemens 100-amp panels all require #4 minimum for the main breakers. So, I'm thinking I might take...
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    Thanks Jim. By "splice" do you mean simply...

    Thanks Jim. By "splice" do you mean simply twist-with-wire-nut as you would with smaller gauge splices?

    Steve
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    6 AWG to 100 amp subpanel?

    I'm installing a sub-panel for a new addition. My load calc suggests a 50amp load for the sub-panel. So, I'm planning a 50amp feeder breaker in the main panel with #6 feeder wire to the sub-panel....
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    Thanks for the recommendation guys. Since my...

    Thanks for the recommendation guys. Since my original post I did run across a code-related article (don't remember the specifics now) that implied a separate circuit per bathroom was required or at...
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    Thanks, I'll take a look at se-r as well. ...

    Thanks, I'll take a look at se-r as well.

    Regarding the conduit route: I'm not having much luck finding references for conduit use. As an alternative to using NM cable for the feeder, can I route...
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    As an alternative to the 6-3 NM (Romex) cable,...

    As an alternative to the 6-3 NM (Romex) cable, I'm considering running conduit (to protect the wire). If I were to go that route, what would be the minimum size conduit? And would it be the same size...
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    Ok, got it now. Looking back at your original...

    Ok, got it now. Looking back at your original reply, what confused me was "... the calculation is over." I took "over" to mean that my calculation was "way too high". You were just saying that the...
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    Thanks. It would be helpful to know how you...

    Thanks. It would be helpful to know how you arrived at that number. Seems like you must have taken some fraction of the dryer load into consideration?
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    Ok, I missed your original point about the dryer....

    Ok, I missed your original point about the dryer. So, based on that and your most recent post, would that mean the total load is just 11amps (2562 / 230)? Or do I need to add some load for the dryer,...
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    Well, I guess that response was somewhat helpful....

    Well, I guess that response was somewhat helpful. :)

    So:

    >>"Square footage time 3 watts per square feet plus 1500 for laundry plus nameplate on dryer and calculation is over."

    Is there a...
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    Electrical subpanel for new addition

    I need to wire a new 2nd floor addition. Since I'll have several circuits on the second floor and the (200amp) main panel is in the basement, I'm planning to have a sub-panel on the 2nd floor feed...
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    Ah, now I get it. That totally makes sense hj....

    Ah, now I get it. That totally makes sense hj. Thanks!
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