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    hj, thanks I should have gone to HD where I've...

    hj, thanks
    I should have gone to HD where I've had no such problem, but the Lowes is several miles closer. Understand completely the capillary action issue. Chinese manufactured items are...
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    Loose Sweat Fittings

    I'm plumbing a bypass into a new auxiliary hot water heater installation and bought some 3/4" quarter turn sweat ball valves at the local big box store. I've done my share of copper plumbing and...
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    You also might consider changing to Hunter rotors...

    You also might consider changing to Hunter rotors or similar. These types of sprinklers are much more uniform than impact sprinklers in my experience. I've had -25 and -41 models installed for...
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    I'm a bit confused about the part of the original...

    I'm a bit confused about the part of the original question that talks about the PVC being inside the "walls" or is the original question only referring to drain and waste in the walls vs. potable...
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    Are these plastic boxes? If so you could trim...

    Are these plastic boxes? If so you could trim off 1/4" and I would think you would still have enough depth in the threaded boss to capture the outlet screws. Might have to cut something off these...
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    Some brands of self-feeding augers sold by...

    Some brands of self-feeding augers sold by electrical supply houses have nail-cutting capability. I'm not an electrician, but I've done a lot of rework. When you're drilling through a plate you...
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    repairing rusted gas line

    I've uncovered a length of gas line the serves my pool heater. It's of the variety that is "protected" by a yellow cover. The cover is damaged in places and the pipe underneath is rusted. In...
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    Tempory fix for outdoor panel

    I've got an aging Crouse-hines (sp?) that I need to replace soon. This is on an outdoor pole and services a barn. The colder temperature are causing some intermittent breaker contact (bus bar...
  9. If this sump was part of a completely engineered...

    If this sump was part of a completely engineered commercial installation with back-up power, multiple pumps and a calculation involving a 25+ year event (rainfall) then I could see putting the outlet...
  10. Chris, Thanks for the link. I'll provide it to...

    Chris,
    Thanks for the link. I'll provide it to my friend.

    Rick
  11. Just kidding about the underwater. The way my...

    Just kidding about the underwater. The way my friend described the outlet it was in an outdoor box with a weatherproof cover. I guess the answer to my original question concerns the listing of the...
  12. Where in the NEC does it say "This is really dumb"?

    Spoke with a friend at work today and he talked about his yard and garage getting flooded over the weekend: not surprising considering all the rain except for his having paid big bucks to have an...
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    Depending upon your winter inlet water...

    Depending upon your winter inlet water temperature a Noritz 69M might be sufficient. Rather than go with a very large, almost-commercial unit consider something like the 69M which can be run in...
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    Also, go to an electrical supply store and buy...

    Also, go to an electrical supply store and buy the grey plastic single-gang boxes with screws (can't remember the manufacturer). These can be used both for remodel and new work. They are 10x better...
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    I haven't installed the panel yet. I'm thinking...

    I haven't installed the panel yet. I'm thinking that the cost of a 200 amp panel and 15' of appropriate-gauge service cable is small provided the cable that PG&E brings to my pole is adequate gauge....
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    LEDs

    Flat panel televisions have been using CFL's. These are migrating to LEDs.

    Notebook computers use CFL's. These are migrating to LEDs.

    Even the short-lived arc lamps in projection television...
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    Thanks, guys. I'm going to check the rating on...

    Thanks, guys.

    I'm going to check the rating on my panel. It's got a 100 amp main installed, but if the panel is rated for 200 amp I may install service cable appropriate to that amperage (I...
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    I know there is a big push to CFLs which clearly...

    I know there is a big push to CFLs which clearly are more efficient than incandescent light bulbs, but many of us have recessed lighting on dimmers which we are loath to replace with CFLs. Dimming...
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    PG&E refers to this wiring as the "service...

    PG&E refers to this wiring as the "service entrance wiring" which extends from the connection with their overhead wiring to the meter. Looks like the gauge is a local jurisdiction or NEC issue. ...
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    Size of service entrance cable?

    Is there a standard gauge for residential (overhead) service entrance cable? Seems like the gauge would have to be the same as the utilities overhead wire. I'm going to call my utility tomorrow to...
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    Turns out my problem is overtaken by events. ...

    Turns out my problem is overtaken by events. Spoke with the very helpful folks at PG&E and I need to change out the service conduit and service head anyway. The meter breaker panel I bought will...
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    Your fan doesn't have to be on a GFCI breaker and...

    Your fan doesn't have to be on a GFCI breaker and some brands of fans can cause false trips. Go ahead and leave it on, however, if you've had no problem to date unless the inspector wants to see the...
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    Thanks for the quick response! I was at an...

    Thanks for the quick response!

    I was at an electrical supply house, but really only looked at Homeline and QO since those are the Square D panels in my house. The counter guy couldn't find an...
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    meter Breaker Panel Configuration

    I'm replacing an old combination meter and breaker panel that feeds my barn and hayshed. I really don't want to replace (or have an electrician replace) the entrance cable, but the Homeline unit...
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    If you go to the Noritz website you can pull down...

    If you go to the Noritz website you can pull down a pdf installation manual for one of their WH, the 69M for example. They have a diagram of an approved recirc system. I put in the tankless at the...
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