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    Thanks. The holes are in 2x6 walls, it's in a...

    Thanks.

    The holes are in 2x6 walls, it's in a basement so the only load is drywall, maintaining 1-1/4" distance from the edge etc.
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    pulling wires in a wall

    I believe the rule is max 2 wires per hole when pulling through a stud wall. Can I mix 12g and 8g wires in the holes? The holes for the latter are big, more than 2", and I'd rather just pull an...
  3. Elbows are black steel, not CI, thanks.

    Elbows are black steel, not CI, thanks.
  4. Fittings for gas pipes got veneer of rust during pressure test

    Installed new black pipe for gas. Plumber will hook it up to meter and appliances. Pumped it up to 15psi for pressure test. Was fairly shocked a few hours later to see a veneer of corrosion on the...
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    I agree that the reasoning appears specious, but...

    I agree that the reasoning appears specious, but I don't fault the inspector, he was just quoting code and trying to rationalize. If hairspray is the issue, they should outlaw mirrors in laundry...
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    Thanks, this is in my own home.

    Thanks, this is in my own home.
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    Toilet in a laundry room

    Putting a basement laundry room back together after it was torn apart for structural reinforcement. There was a toilet in a little cubicle in the corner, very cramped. The inspector informs me that...
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    Thanks all. Rex Cauldwell's Wiring for Pros says...

    Thanks all. Rex Cauldwell's Wiring for Pros says that NEC allows derating a 50A range to 40A on the basis that homeowners will never have everything on on the range. So you would run #8 wire from a...
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    50A receptacle on 40A circuit okay?

    Ok to put 50A receptacle on a 40A circuit, #8 wire? My understanding is that NEC allows derating of 50A range on the belief that normally one will not have all rings and ovens going at once. And #6...
  10. Thread: leveling a tub

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    Thanks, sounds good to me.

    Thanks, sounds good to me.
  11. Thread: leveling a tub

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    leveling a tub

    When is a tub "level enough"?

    I have a floor that's out of level by 1/8" along the length of the tub, sloping away from the faucet end. Is it necessary to level the tub? It's a CI tub, sits on...
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    With the cable connector on the exterior box, if...

    With the cable connector on the exterior box, if you want to take off the box for any reason e.g. to repair siding, you have to pull cable out of the wall. So there must be slack in the cable. If...
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    Thanks. The line is coming from a junction box...

    Thanks. The line is coming from a junction box in the crawlspace. I had the impression that you had to run power to an exterior box from a junction box on the interior connected via a nipple. If...
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    Installing outside light

    Appreciate some guidance on installing a light outside. Had an exterior light with raceway on the siding, want to get rid of the raceway. If I replace with an exterior box, my understanding is I...
  15. Sounds in drain pipes...tell me I've overthinking this

    Replaced drain pipes in basement last year, now covered in concrete. Had a lot of rain recently, and heard distinct sound of water trickling come up from waste pipes. Are there alternative...
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    I hope that those installing single-bulb circuits...

    I hope that those installing single-bulb circuits make sure to use #10 wire. Nothing will kill a light bulb faster than voltage drop.
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    Thanks, the pancake boxes are all on 15A...

    Thanks, the pancake boxes are all on 15A circuits. I will upgrade any 14AWG wire on 20A circuit, there are a couple of lengths going from switch to light. All of this is inspected, but using MC...
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    mixing 12AWT and 14AWT wire

    Electrician tells me that you cannot mix 12AWT and 14AWT wires on the same circuit, according to code. I have run 12AWT on 15A circuit to avoid voltage, with 14AWT to individual light fixtures. I...
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    Thanks all for your suggestions. Since I had...

    Thanks all for your suggestions.

    Since I had the repair sleeve, I tried that. Went on smooth for about 1" then stuck. When I finally got it off, I swore I'd never use a repair sleeve again.
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  20. Thread: Joe the Plumber

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    Poll: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/20/opinion/20krugma...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/20/opinion/20krugman.html?ref=opinion
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    basic copper pipe repair sleeve questions

    I've removed 3" piece of water pipe from my main hot water line [Hint: do not try to do a "small job" last thing on a Sunday night.], and now need to repair the pipe. Which of these options are...
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    Plaster walls but.....

    ....wood lathe.

    Sounds like people do not see a connection with the (observed) magnetization of the receptacle and the microwave blowing the circuits. Just realized that the gas dryer was running...
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    :confused: I removed a box and the...

    :confused:

    I removed a box and the corresponding wires in a junction box that had both the removed box and the microwave receptacle downstream (separate streams).
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    What would magnetize a receptacle?

    Removed a box from a circuit yesterday. Today, the circuit breaker blows every time the microwave (on the circuit) is turned on. Has worked fine beforehand. In switching the microwave over to...
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    CI stack on PVC main drain

    I know e.g. Grumpy has in the past said it's a bad idea (and violation of MA code) to put PVC pipe under a CI stack. FWIW my main drain under the stack had settled into a horizontal position, no...
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