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  1. Hi Missouri Bound, I agree if this is...

    Hi Missouri Bound,

    I agree if this is applicable to home wiring in general. The data I gave is in reference to installations beyond the 240.4(D) applications that are additional in 240.4(E) or...
  2. Please read the information carefully. A #12 AWG...

    Please read the information carefully. A #12 AWG copper wire is rated for 30 Amps for a 90 C rated conductor. See NEC Art 310.16 (2011) for ampacity factoring. Depending on conditions of duty rating...
  3. A standard 12 awg conductor on a 20 Amp circuit...

    A standard 12 awg conductor on a 20 Amp circuit can actually supply up to a rated 30 Amps if the type insulation supports the temperatures permitted, otherwise you need to run a branch circuit to...
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    If the product is UL listed and the...

    If the product is UL listed and the manufacturer's specification installation requirements are met, then the usage of Uraseal will be compliant to the NEC. The kits do not meet code. The application...
  5. The changeover will need revising to match the...

    The changeover will need revising to match the product manufacturer's installation specifications requirements. The load may be considered continuous, thus NEC code will require increased conductor...
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    Doing a raised hallway floor may not work well...

    Doing a raised hallway floor may not work well with existing other room levels adjoining the hall level. More detail description of how un-even the hallway height level is compared to other areas.
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    Thank you DBJake, All the pro's that have...

    Thank you DBJake,

    All the pro's that have made their statements in this thread about how "it's done" probably have not done enough remodels to see what moisture infiltration can damage over a...
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    I agree if you have a leftover roll of felt on...

    I agree if you have a leftover roll of felt on hand, otherwise 6 mil polysheet costs less than purchasing a roll of 15 lb felt. Hope this helps. Nm
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    Ideally 60' over the net, 40' minimum for...

    Ideally 60' over the net, 40' minimum for practice. Use the USTA recommended dimensions for a single court layout. Google up Court dimensions. Note, for backcourt playing room make sure there is at...
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    Hi Dean, It has been a little over a year...

    Hi Dean,
    It has been a little over a year since my last response that really wasn't good enough to help you out. This time, regardless of what you have for a current coating, I will suggest...
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    Depending on if this was a new home versus one a...

    Depending on if this was a new home versus one a few years old would make the difference as to what can be done for getting the contractor to fix major structure failures. As far as getting...
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    Check the foundation stemwall perimeter for any...

    Check the foundation stemwall perimeter for any cracks. There are strain gauge strips that you can place across the cracks to monitor the width progression of each crack. Knowing where the cracks are...
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    For all those who think membrane covering is not...

    For all those who think membrane covering is not needed, both the UBC and IRC require wall exterior flashing in most areas. (IRC R703.8 lists 7 locations that require 'flashing' around openings and...
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    Why even bother with adding mortar or concrete....

    Why even bother with adding mortar or concrete. You already have a slab base for adding NU-Floor heating vinyl flooring for a radiant heating system. Check it out on the internet. Nm
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    Just like mowerman says, Use 3/4" 4x8 T&G...

    Just like mowerman says,

    Use 3/4" 4x8 T&G Marine Ply with 2 x 12 Joists at 12"oc and you can park your car or a Sherman Tank in the shed. Yeh, also pour a perimeter 8" stemwall foundation to keep...
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    Yes, you can raise the shed over the wet area...

    Yes, you can raise the shed over the wet area using pier and joisting with an 1/2" OSB flooring. This way, rock fill will not be necessary and the shed will be high above any wet soil. Make sure the...
  17. Do not waste time about driveway rebar, only the...

    Do not waste time about driveway rebar, only the tapered 3 ft. apron in front of the garage needs rebar dowels that keeps the thin section from crumbling. A driveway without any internal wire mesh...
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    Yes, there are standard waste drains made for...

    Yes, there are standard waste drains made for both ABS and PVC drain pipe stub-ups for new construction. (If you are using old methods connecting to cast iron piping, the cost may be a bit more to...
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    Hi Dan, The best method is to match the planned...

    Hi Dan,
    The best method is to match the planned shower space that matches a standard precast shower pan available at most hardware stores. Make sure the precast pan is coved up to at least a half...
  20. Flying Blue Eagle is spot on. Additionally, when...

    Flying Blue Eagle is spot on. Additionally, when pouring a garage slab, make sure there is rebar dowelling extending out to the garage apron connection to the driveway paving. This keeps the driveway...
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    Google up the Butte County Health department for...

    Google up the Butte County Health department for required distances from house and water supplys/ponds. Each county varies due to grade slope and soil conditions. Locating a tank near a house should...
  22. Question: Basic Blueprints

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    Depending on where you are, there are blueprint...

    Depending on where you are, there are blueprint reading courses at night schools that are relatively inexpensive. Most on line education can be expensive without a hands-on example from a live...
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    Even though OSB is a resin based water-resistant...

    Even though OSB is a resin based water-resistant product, the sheathing is mainly used for shearwall structure and not waterproofing. Most inspections (west coast) require a waterproof membrane over...
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    If you are referring to a baloon frame structure,...

    If you are referring to a baloon frame structure, the underfloor crawl space openings need to be blocked off before injecting wall insulation. This also applies to pole frame construction where the...
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    Meagan, Use a single pre-molded shower pan with...

    Meagan,
    Use a single pre-molded shower pan with drain center hole. The base will have a top 1/2" lip. The wall covering overlaps the lip before tiling. The most economical installation using a...
  26. Question: Sill Plate

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    Glavine, You are absolutely right. The PT...

    Glavine,

    You are absolutely right. The PT sill plate is in contact with structure foundation whether blindwall or built-up stud framing is used. The blind wall framing can use PT but it takes a...
  27. Question: Sill Plate

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    A blind wall framing is when the wall is framed...

    A blind wall framing is when the wall is framed on the floor and then tilted up into position. Without a sole plate the tilt up will not be a way to go. If you are wall framing in place, then...
  28. Question: Sill Plate

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    A single pressure treated 2 x 6 sill plate is...

    A single pressure treated 2 x 6 sill plate is used prior to supporting floor and rim joisting. If this is for a garage wall, still use a 2 x 6 PT plate with the required J bolts in the stemwall or...
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    Hi glavine, I believe you meant Porter Cable....

    Hi glavine, I believe you meant Porter Cable. ;) nm
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    If asthetics is key, why not run a lateral from...

    If asthetics is key, why not run a lateral from the utility pole also? You will be trenching anyway and this makes more 400 amp panel brands available for underground interface. SQ D has a 400amp 1...
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    Royce M, Also consider putting in a Ufer...

    Royce M,

    Also consider putting in a Ufer ground in the garage slab footing for the Grounding electrode system. Make sure the Ground Electrode Conductor is a #2 copper [250.66] from the stubbed up...
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    There is possibly an easier solution to what you...

    There is possibly an easier solution to what you are undertaking... depending on the garage location relevant to the main structure.

    First up, that is a combo meter main (rusty at that) you are...
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    Hi Royce M, If you are constructing in Burbank,...

    Hi Royce M,
    If you are constructing in Burbank, the current 2004 California Electrical Code allows RMC overhead drop risers in wood structure walls. Commercial is different to where this is not...
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    Hi BigRed, Does the concentric vent kit include...

    Hi BigRed, Does the concentric vent kit include an air inlet low voltage damper control? Reason for the question, on the West Coast (WA, OR, CA,) inlet and exhaust control is being required for...
  35. Question: Sewer drain pipe

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    [QUOTE=iamgrowler] Growler, Great work, I...

    Growler, Great work, I like your wrot supply. Do you finish with ABS after the p trap or go PVC to the tailpiece? Nm
  36. Question: Sewer drain pipe

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    Tom, I am through with all the playing and would...

    Tom, I am through with all the playing and would use old quality methods that would drive you crazy. :D Thanks for your concern, and have a good week. nm
  37. Question: Sewer drain pipe

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    No contest there. Thanks again for your accurate...

    No contest there. Thanks again for your accurate response. Pax... nm

    Ps. If you go 10 miles south to Tukwila the side piping is gasketed, well at least it was in 1997. Street mains in 2006. :) nm
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    Chippers, You have given the best advice of...

    Chippers,
    You have given the best advice of all, not to take away other responders good advice, and I back that up with experience of being in a boys school for 10 years. Prudent discipline with...
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    JB is spot on for saving concrete and the center...

    JB is spot on for saving concrete and the center fill design. If cinderblock is used, run rebar horizontal with cement filler. For 6" top slab pour bend rebar risers in to slab top area also. This is...
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    Yer welcome Rob... nm

    Yer welcome Rob... nm
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    Sure you can do a direct pour, but if the grade...

    Sure you can do a direct pour, but if the grade is not compacted and drained properly, that thick slab will compact moist soil conditions even more under the combined slab and hot tub full of water...
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    Rob, Is the above understandable? Nm

    Rob, Is the above understandable? Nm
  43. Question: Equipment ground

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    Thank you for the lengthy and thoughtful...

    Thank you for the lengthy and thoughtful response. The present dialog does little in helping at this point. Nm
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    Sounds like things are going a lot better and...

    Sounds like things are going a lot better and that your daughter is picking up on your positivness. The lying depends on what is being said for your benefit as you say. This will taper off when she...
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    I am on the West Coast and I might not ever see a...

    I am on the West Coast and I might not ever see a 3 season porch, but I would like to know what one is. Tx, nm:)
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    I wonder why it can't be bond beam posted without...

    I wonder why it can't be bond beam posted without having to deal with grade buildup and at least a 3" slab. Concrete is going for a C per yard in some areas. You won't need to remove that heavy...
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    Hi Skiberger, Is that why sheetrock hangs 1"...

    Hi Skiberger, Is that why sheetrock hangs 1" above the subfloor?. :D nm jk
  48. Question: Equipment ground

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    Save the bucks. Nm ps. Was this...

    Save the bucks. Nm ps. Was this helpful for a rating?
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    I agree on the remote transmitter, its okay. The...

    I agree on the remote transmitter, its okay. The receiver SCR output breaks down thermally due to a loop problem in the circuitry. Depends on circuit components being out of operating temp range...
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    Get a cat that is a mouser!! Nm

    Get a cat that is a mouser!! Nm
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