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    Thanks again, TK. The electric co. will come...

    Thanks again, TK. The electric co. will come pull the meter, I've had them do it once before when I had to move my breaker panel about 1 ft to the left. Anyway, I had the water heater off all day,...
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    Thanks again. I'm going to tackle it this...

    Thanks again. I'm going to tackle it this weekend. I noted I turned off my hot water heater last night at the breaker, and I woke up this morning and the main breaker was cool. I did this because...
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    Thanks so much TK. I don't have aluminum wiring,...

    Thanks so much TK. I don't have aluminum wiring, so no problem there.

    My principle "symptom" is that the main 150 amp breaker gets very hot, and yet the regular breakers don't. Does that sound...
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    Basic A/C repair guide?

    Does anyone know of a good a/c repair basics manual? Thanks.
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    150A Square D main breaker keeps tripping

    Hi there. I haven't been on this forum in over two years, but I remember how useful it was when I was adding a bathroom and figured I'd give it a try for a problem I'm having with my main breaker. ...
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    No pressure from lawn sprinklers

    Hi there. After about 8 months of no use, I decided to turn my lawn sprinkers on today. While a few sprinkler heads are now covered in grass, the heads which do pop have very little water pressure....
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    Spout and shower head heights?

    What height do I rough in my shower body in my tub? My instructions say 30" from that ground, but that seems to low.....also what about the tub spout? I believe i've read at least 6" from top of tub?...
  8. It is a bathroom group, just the tub is not...

    It is a bathroom group, just the tub is not pictured... I was under the impression that the shock arrestors were needed at the lavatory and shower faucets as well? I see what you mean about the long...
  9. Day one, Water and drain rough in, will it work?

    Hi there, I spent a few hrs today roughing in my drain and water lines.

    Two concerns:

    1) Does it make a difference that I'm coming in from the ceiling, and my stub outs come from the top...
  10. Water suppressor needed on lavatory faucet and shower faucet?

    Are water suppressors needed in the bathroom sink faucet and the shower stub out also? And can you just use a length of pipe on a T, or must you use those copper chambers? (cpvc system) thanks
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    Acrylic tub repair?

    Hi there... I chipped a small corner of my acrylic tub as I as putting it in :mad: :mad: :mad: Any good products to repair it? I have the piece that chipped off and plan on gluing it back on, but...
  12. Question: Tub install

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    Excellent... I will try to get in from the head...

    Excellent... I will try to get in from the head of the tub. The tub is pretty high, so I hope I have long enough arms! Thanks for the help.
  13. Question: Tub install

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    Thanks for the reply. I ended up digging up the...

    Thanks for the reply. I ended up digging up the trap (it was only about 6 inches under) and moving it. That waste and overflow is made just for that tub, you are forced to use that one, as any...
  14. Question: Tub install

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    tub install

    Speedball: confused on how to install my whirlpool tub.

    I need to put the tub pictured, into the enclove pictured. The tub is the proper hand side, its is just reversed in the picture. I'm also...
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    Ok first mistake of the project, my tub drain...

    Ok first mistake of the project, my tub drain rough is off... I mis-read the rough in dimensions on the whirlpool tub... I set the drain in line with the actual drain on the tub, not the tailpipe...
  16. Junction boxes in attic: can be facing up?

    Hi there. Can junctions boxes in an attic be facing up? Or do they need to be secured on their side, secured to a ledger board or something. Thanks!

    Also, is there an online source for the NEC?...
  17. It's a regular 30 gallon tank with 3/4" inlets,...

    It's a regular 30 gallon tank with 3/4" inlets, but it was reduced to 1/2". I think I will stick to the 1/2". Thanks.
  18. Half inch feeding hotwater heater: 2 baths

    Tom,
    I know your supposed to bring 3/4" lines for water to new bathroom, then branch off in 1/2 inch.

    But, but inlet water to water heater comes in at 1/2" and feeds my bathroom and kitchen on...
  19. Electric stove.can get away with 40 amp & 8/3?

    Hi there again... can I get away with installing 8/3 and a 40 amp breaker for a new stove? Looks like I messed up at home depot, or maybe they did, and bought 8/3 rather than 6/3, and you know how...
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    Few general questions.

    What is the easiest way to plumb (water supply) a bathroom, considering a simple design of sink, toilet, and shower all in line? (all have same wet wall). Lines coming in closest to sink.


    When...
  21. Copper pipes to cpvc: still ground the old copper?

    Hi there... again... I have two copper stub outs that come into my garage, one the cold water in, which goes to my waterheater, and one hot water out, to the rest of the house, underground (slab...
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    Can you use all 20 amp receptacles on a 20 (12/2)...

    Can you use all 20 amp receptacles on a 20 (12/2) amp line, even if it is not the only 20 amp receptacle on the circuit? In other words, in a typical 12/2 receptacle circuit, can all the outlets be...
  23. Calculating wattage: each bulb, or fixture?

    Hi there again. Thanks for all the useful help on this site. I think the last piece of info I need to complete my project is, when calculating wattages, (ex, 15 amp, 1440 watts max), if a light...
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    OK, great... so that the deadfront is not...

    OK, great... so that the deadfront is not visible, I could bring power to my switch gangbox, power my switch, run a line to the deadfront, say under vanity, then to the shower light?


    Or, just...
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    Ok thanks! However, how do I use the deadfront,...

    Ok thanks! However, how do I use the deadfront, and a switch to control that overhead bathtub light? Thanks!
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    Recessed light in shower, GFI?

    Hi there. I I want to put a recessed light above my shower, does it need to be gfi protected? If so, what is the easiest way to do this, since it can't be on the bathrooms regular light circuit. I...
  27. How to run lines on furring strip block wall.

    Hi there. What materials do you use to run new lines, (new construction) on a block wall that will be furred out? For example, how do you secure the lines, what size boxes, etc.

    Will be running...
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    You should probably just rest the sheetrock on...

    You should probably just rest the sheetrock on top of that lip, so that any water that gets behind your tile doesn't wick up and wet the sheet rock. You probably shouldn't be installing sheetrock in...
  29. Thanks for the reply! I won't be needing to bend...

    Thanks for the reply! I won't be needing to bend the pvc, just cut it back about a foot. I was hoping to just cut it back without needing to pull the mains out, of course very carefully. I...
  30. want to replace entry door: can i fasten to block?

    I am going to replace my front entry door with a fiberglass pre hung unit. Can I tap-con/anchor the new new unit directly to the block? The existing door, from the 1950's, has 2x6 and the door is...
  31. Need to move circuit panel about 1 foot.

    Hi there. I need to move my circuit panel about one foot to the left to make room for a doorway that is to be added.

    The mains from the meter enter the panel in electrical pvc. I called my...
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    Yes I agree that it would be easier to just...

    Yes I agree that it would be easier to just install the tee, but there will be a window right above the toilet, so I have route the vent around the window. Thanks for all your help on this project.
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    Picture of toilet group rough in

    Speedball, you think this toilet group is acceptable? (Those doors have since been blocked in). The left 2" pipe will elbow over to the left to catch the faucet, and then shoot up as a vent stack...
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    Thank you so much for your help!

    Thank you so much for your help!
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    Can run cpvc through attic?

    Hi there. After some time off, I'm ready to continue on my bathroom project. I will be pulling water, hot and cold, from my attached garage. The bathroom is on the opposite side of the shared wall...
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    Out of desperation, I'm going to use the blue...

    Out of desperation, I'm going to use the blue Halex emt bushings, cut them the longway, slip it around the emt with a dap of liquid nail, and hope for the best. I think this will be sufficient to...
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    Thank you so much. My box measures over 2" high,...

    Thank you so much. My box measures over 2" high, and I have 7 wires, so I think I'm OK there.

    As far as the romex coming out of the conduit, can you think of any type of coupling, bushing,...
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    Thank you so much. What I meant by grounding the...

    Thank you so much. What I meant by grounding the boxes is that I tied the bare copper ground on the 12/2 to the outlet boxes, then to the outlet.

    When you say 13, #12 wires, do you mean each...
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    Rewire kitchen..

    Sorry forgot to ask in my earlier post.

    When I re-wire my, kitchen, (size about 10x10, Florida block house) this is what I have planned.

    Run my stove line.
    run 2: 12-2 homeruns for counter...
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    Must you re-wire outlet to outlet?

    Hi there. Great site.

    I am rewiring my 1950's house with plaster walls, older wiring had no ground. Because it is one story, and extremely tight in the attic on the outer walls, I ran a 12/2...
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    Thanks again! I'm also in Tampa Bay, St. Pete to...

    Thanks again! I'm also in Tampa Bay, St. Pete to be exact...
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    Replumbing a Florida Slab house

    Tom,

    When running new water lines in a single family, slab, Florida house, do you go through the attic? Or chop up all that concrete?

    If you go through the attic, do you insulate the cpvc to...
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    Duct tape...

    Duct tape...
  44. Great, thanks! That's what I'll do, more of a rat...

    Great, thanks! That's what I'll do, more of a rat slab under the tub.
  45. Hi there Tom, thanks again for the fast...

    Hi there Tom, thanks again for the fast response... Eh, not to loose, got to use some force to get it to move... I used a 18" pipe wrench and it won't budge either way. I ran the hose for about 10...
  46. 2" shower trap: won't tighten anymore, no leak, but still a tad loose.

    Hi there. I am currently installing a 2nd bathroom in our house. The shower trap moves a little, but I can't tighten it anymore, and water does not leak when I stick a hose down the drain. Can I...
  47. Thanks again! I live in Florida so I don't think...

    Thanks again! I live in Florida so I don't think the heating issue is a problem... could I not just run them along top of the rafters rather than drill through? Thanks!
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    Echo weed wacker needs new carb.

    Hi to all. The repair center told me that my echo weed wacker, straight shaft, needs the entire carb replaced, that they couldn't rebuild it. He wants to charge me 80 dollars... how much would a...
  49. Thanks! But when I carry the new 3/4 hot line...

    Thanks! But when I carry the new 3/4 hot line through the attic, I need to feed more than 4 fixtures. I would need to feed 7 or 8 (2 baths plus kitchen sink, plus washer). So how would I go about...
  50. Running new water lines in slab construction

    If you want to replace the water lines in a slab, one story house, can you just go up into the attic and come down to each fixture?

    When going from an existing copper line to cpvc, can you use...
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