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    bumps on drip edge needed?

    I'm about to install drip edge on a roof before putting down a torch down roofing material. I have found two types of 2x2 drip edge. One has two little bumps in the top surface. You can see what I...
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    I don't want to go back to the breaker box. I...

    I don't want to go back to the breaker box. I want to go across my yard and be able to plug into an existing outdoor outlet (GFCI of course). This outlet is switched with an outdoor switch right by...
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    Direct burial extension cord

    I have put up outdoor xmas lights around my yard. They look great and I plan on leaving them there year round. The question is how to get power to them. Right now I have run extension cords from...
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    3-way switches: toggle vs. dimmer

    I have a set of lights controlled by two (3-way) toggle switches. I want to be able to dim these lights. Can I just buy two 3-way dimmers? Will they be able to be dimmed from either switch?
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    Thanks tkrussell, you are a trove of info. I...

    Thanks tkrussell, you are a trove of info.

    I know that it is not traditional to bury flex conduit but it seems easier than glueing PVC together and then transitioning from PVC to LT to come up to...
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    Working with liquid tight conduit

    What is the difference between Metallic and Nonmetallic Liquid Tight Flex Conduit? Specifically can either be buried (1" diameter in question)? Is one cheaper or easier to find? Is 1" liquid tight...
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    Romex rated to 90 deg C

    I am putting in recessed ceiling cans and running Romex 12-2 wire to power them. The literature that came with the cans states "Supply conductors connecting the fixture must be rated minimum 90...
  8. Question: Romex to spa box

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    A follow up question: The Spa Box I got has been...

    A follow up question: The Spa Box I got has been used before (with conduit to top and bottom). What do I use to cover the knock outs on top and bottom since I will be bringing Romex in from the...
  9. Question: Romex to spa box

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    Romex to spa box

    I am mounting a spa box on a new exterior wall. I have 6-3 +gnd romex wire running from the panel to the box. I want to bring the wire from inside the wall right into the back of the spa box. Is...
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    What appliances these days draw more than 15A...

    What appliances these days draw more than 15A 110v? A hair dryer is the only one I can think of. Even most plug in heaters don't exceed 15A. Are there others I am not thinking of? Because,...
  11. Double pole or single pole thermostat for baseboard heater

    A more specific question here:

    My 240v baseboard heater says it can be wired with a single or double pole thermostat. Since 240v is already "dual pole" with two hots, do I want to stick with a...
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    Okay, I'm answering part of my own question. It...

    Okay, I'm answering part of my own question. It seems a baseboard heater thermostat works at line voltage (in this case 240v) rather than the small small volatage of other heating system...
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    Good explanation Tkrussell. I am in the process...

    Good explanation Tkrussell. I am in the process of running wires for a 2500 watt, 240v baseboard heater. I am using 12/2 with the white taped black for the supply. My question is about the...
  14. Question: Dryer vent height

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    Dryer vent height

    I need to put a 4" dryer vent through the wall in my new utility room. The exhaust comes off the dryer right near the floor, very similar to the one shown in this image: (only not on it's side)
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    Right, thanks. Like I said this is not counting...

    Right, thanks. Like I said this is not counting the ground. (3 vs. 4 conductors). I already bought 10-3 wire plus ground for the dryer so I will go with the 4 prong plug. Better, right?

    For...
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    3 wire vs. 4 wire 200v

    I was looking at an electric dryer today in Home Depot. It said it could be wired with either 3- conductor or 4-conductor 220v service. There are two different plug types as well. Then I was...
  17. Question: Drain products

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    Well, I am specifically trying to find out about...

    Well, I am specifically trying to find out about products that you pour into the drain.

    Partly, just for the knowledge. Partly because one of my slow drains is a bathtub.
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    But if I am content to use the screws on the side...

    But if I am content to use the screws on the side of the outlet instead of the push-in holes?
  19. Question: Drain products

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    Drain products

    What prodcut(s) do you all recommend for dissolving organic matter in slow drains?

    I know there is no replacement for a snake. However, there are several products out there that advertise "won't...
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    20amp vs. 15amp outlets

    Is there anything inherently different between 15amp and 20amp outlets? Outlets labeled 20a are about 3-4 times more expensive than the ones labeled 15a. My buddy with a fair amount of experience...
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    I hear you when you say it doesn't get easier...

    I hear you when you say it doesn't get easier than now. I have wireless ethernet in my house so I don't anticipate using the Cat5 for internet. But just to clarify, you are saying that if I run 1...
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    Proper phone wire for new room

    Hi! I am remodeling and have the walls exposed down to the framing. Before we cover everything up with wall-board I would like to run wire for telephone jacks. What wire do I want to use? I want...
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    Copper joints under non-removeable sub-floor

    Hi! We are plumbing a new bathroom with 1/2" copper. A friend advised me to avoid joints in the copper under the sub-floor where they could not be accessed if they leak. (The sub floor will have...
  24. Question: Studa Vent

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    Do a search of the plumbing topic for the word...

    Do a search of the plumbing topic for the word "studor" and you will find many answers.
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    Combustion air for water heater

    I am moving my water heater.

    I know I am supposed to have a vent to the top of the water heater for combustion air.

    What about the bottom?

    Does the answer depend at all on if the water...
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    [QUOTE=Washington1] 12-2 NM-B served by a two...

    [QUOTE=Washington1]
    12-2 NM-B served by a two pole 20amp breaker will work fine for the heater. The white conductor "must" be phased to black at the heater, and panel. Where are you planning to...
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    Thanks all. My follow up follows: 1. ...

    Thanks all. My follow up follows:

    1. Everything pretty clear on the dryer question. 10-3 wire run from a 30A dual pole breaker in the panel to a roughly square box for the dryer plug.

    2. ...
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    220 hookups (dryer, heater, hot tub)

    Hello, I have questions about new wiring for the following:

    1. Electric dryer. The dryer will need only about a 15 ft. from run from the breaker panel. Is 10-3 the correct wire to use for this?...
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    SO, For a 100A service, can I have my two hots be...

    SO, For a 100A service, can I have my two hots be #4 copper and the neutral be #6 copper?

    THANKS
    PTN
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    [QUOTE=tkrussell]Wire Size: 125A service needs...

    [QUOTE=tkrussell]Wire Size:
    125A service needs #2 copper or 1/0 aluminum -- #6 copper ground.
    150A service needs #1 copper or 2/0 aluminum -- #6 copper ground.
    200A service needs 2/0 copper or 4/0...
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    I don't think I have enough room for a 12x12 box...

    I don't think I have enough room for a 12x12 box so I would go with the 8x8 if that's acceptable. I found one that is 8x8x4. Do I really need the 6" depth?

    I was looking at PVC juction boxes...
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    Junction box for #2 aluminum wire

    I need to join a new 100A feed on #2 aluminum wire to an existing #2 wire running from the panel. So this is actually #2 alum triplex in both cases plus a #8 bare copper ground. The junction will...
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    Another question related to the same setup: A...

    Another question related to the same setup:
    A single drop for a two gang meter, each rated 125 amp. Is this a 200amp drop coming into the dual pack (on 2/0 copper)? That seems to be what I have...
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    One more question related to this... From the...

    One more question related to this... From the 125A meter and disconnect for the main house, I will run 1/0 aluminum wire to the panel for the main house. Now this panel is a 150A 30 space panel and...
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    Thanks, I just called and found a two gang meter...

    Thanks, I just called and found a two gang meter w 125A on each side. You help make a stressful process easier... knowledge is power!
    (but how much knowledge power and on what size meter?)
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    Single drop for two meters (quick)

    I am in the process of moving my service entrance and in the process I am putting my guest house on its own meter. So there will be two meters, one for the main house, one for the GH.
    The GH will...
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    Do the tables give you a quick and easy answer...

    Do the tables give you a quick and easy answer without having to summon up long-out-of-use trigonometry? Basically, what is the maximum distance you can run a 20A circuit on 12awg copper wire?...
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    Thanks. This electrician is driving me a bit...

    Thanks. This electrician is driving me a bit batty but we've agreed on a price for the whole project so I'm going to tough it out for now. Since it was brought up, what distance constitutes a very...
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    15A vs. 20A on #12 Romex

    We are running #12 Romex wire for circuits from the panel. I want some of the breakers in the panel to be 15amp and some to be 20amp. My electrician says that they should all be 20amo because #12...
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    Wire sizing and conduit sizing

    I am looking for confirmation on some of the info I have found and answers to a few missing pieces. This is regarding wire size and conduit size for service conductors from the meter to the breaker...
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    Thanks tkrussell. I am thinking I probably will...

    Thanks tkrussell. I am thinking I probably will go with a 200amp service.

    Regarding your hot tub, comment. Yes, I know they are power hogs. And to that end I was thinking that at some point...
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    Electrical service calculation

    I have seen that some of the helpful moderators and members can run calculations to determine what size (how many amps) electrical service is called for.

    I am changing the service on my home and...
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