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    Why exactly would you want to use 12/3.. unless...

    Why exactly would you want to use 12/3.. unless you have an abundance of it?
    Extending the circuit with the same wire is extended. The additional 5 to 15' you mention will not be an issue. Is the...
  2. What did your teacher say? It's your homework......

    What did your teacher say? It's your homework... do it yourself.
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    Are you saying that your potable water and...

    Are you saying that your potable water and hydronic heat use the same water heater? They should be zoned differently if installed properly. Can you elaborate... perhaps some pictures?
  4. To answer your question as posted... no.

    To answer your question as posted... no.
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    Between the owners manual and the dealer you have...

    Between the owners manual and the dealer you have all the answers you need. However if you ask a question often enough somebody will give you an answer that may agree with you. Take your pick.
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    Who usually does your homework for you?

    Who usually does your homework for you?
  7. To the original poster: If you have a hot water...

    To the original poster:
    If you have a hot water system it depends on pressure to keep everything working properly. If you turn off the supply it may not be able to attain that pressure.
    To Alan....
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    If it has a thermocouple, change it.

    If it has a thermocouple, change it.
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    Put a tester on the water heater and switch...

    Put a tester on the water heater and switch breakers off until it reads zero.
    Then mark that breaker correctly.
  10. Are you capable of simple troubleshooting? 1....

    Are you capable of simple troubleshooting?
    1. Can you check the voltages of the transformer, both input and output?
    2. If those are in order then check antenna connections.
    3. Reprogram your...
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    If there is only two wires it's either heat or...

    If there is only two wires it's either heat or cool... not both.
  12. You have me confused. You just said that...

    You have me confused. You just said that everything works well and you want to know why. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". A quote from Bob Jones.
  13. Question: Heating

    by Missouri Bound
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    The filter accomplishes two things: It keeps the...

    The filter accomplishes two things: It keeps the dust level down in the home and it keeps the dust off the furnace components. Since you have a heat pump it will allow dust and apparently hair to...
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    How thick were these wires? It's rare to have a...

    How thick were these wires? It's rare to have a black and white unless it is line voltage. I suspect you may have used the wrong thermostat.
  15. Question: Phone Line

    by Missouri Bound
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    Is that the only jack in the house? If not,...

    Is that the only jack in the house? If not, consider a cordless phone system.
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    That is completely incorrect.

    That is completely incorrect.
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    Pick up an inexpensive book at a hardware store...

    Pick up an inexpensive book at a hardware store or home improvement store on electrical circuits. It will have diagrams and pictures to help you much better than any answer here. You will be...
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    You are understanding it pretty well. The two...

    You are understanding it pretty well. The two stage equipment will give you most of your cooling at a lower operating cost. It also runs longer at the first stage which in turn will help with the...
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    I'm glad you got it straightened out....

    I'm glad you got it straightened out.
    Troubleshooting is a step by step process that only works when every possible scenario is worked out.
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    If the mfg. specifies a 30 amp breaker then that...

    If the mfg. specifies a 30 amp breaker then that is what you should use. Using the 8 Ga. wire is absolutely fine, in fact it is advised when the circuit is long.
    You may want to shut off the...
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    Follow the dryer manufactures specifications. ...

    Follow the dryer manufactures specifications. But changing the breaker won't fix your problem. Even if it is the breaker tripping, a breaker of lesser value will most likely trip more often. You...
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    Is this agreement in writing? If it's word of...

    Is this agreement in writing? If it's word of mouth you may not get anywhere even if you do prove it. Consider a backup plan of moving if things don't go the way you want. It's nearly impossible...
  23. This is a common problem with those type of...

    This is a common problem with those type of lamps. Most likely you aren't able to screw it in as far as it needs to go. The bulb isn't making contact with the small tab at the base of the socket. ...
  24. Question: EMT caps

    by Missouri Bound
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    Hammer them flat and bend them over. Why waste...

    Hammer them flat and bend them over. Why waste time with caps?
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    Wire Size Calculator...

    Wire Size Calculator
    Does this help?
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    It's unlikely that your service can handle this...

    It's unlikely that your service can handle this additional load. Maybe a smaller oven or a service upgrade is needed. When in doubt call in a professional.
    This is a DIY room with...
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    Your number suggests that you have a PVC drain. ...

    Your number suggests that you have a PVC drain. Did you destroy the basket or can you use it to match up threads? What you have isn't too unusual. Can you post a picture?
  28. I am not going to condone or recommend this......

    I am not going to condone or recommend this... BUT...
    I have seen dryer / range pigtails wired to an electric water heater to utilize the existing plug. The breaker was changed to suit the 30amp...
  29. This is one of those questions that can't be...

    This is one of those questions that can't be answered without the ability to troubleshoot and trace the wires. If that is something you cannot do you will have to find someone who can. Just not...
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    Was there a fixture there before? Hook up the...

    Was there a fixture there before?
    Hook up the new one the same way.
  31. The amount is so insignificant it cannot be...

    The amount is so insignificant it cannot be measured in real terms. Imagine the impact of taking one fish out of the ocean... it's less than that.
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    They will likely operate normally, but in time...

    They will likely operate normally, but in time they can corrode from moisture exposure. This will weaken them internally and they may disintegrate eventually leaving both an unusable outlet and one...
  33. Paraclete............... Perhaps you should...

    Paraclete...............
    Perhaps you should consult a qualified electrician before you post.
    Your answer is based on assumption and in no way can be considered accurate.
  34. Are you looking for something that goes directly...

    Are you looking for something that goes directly to your phone or will you download it on a PC then copy it to your phone? The latter is by far the best way to do it.
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    I think something is fishy here. If you have...

    I think something is fishy here. If you have your furnace inspected every year then why did the furnace suddenly need replacement because of one service call?Get 3 estimates, with referrals and...
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    I gallon of LP is equivalent to approx. 94,000...

    I gallon of LP is equivalent to approx. 94,000 BTU. If you know your furnace specs you can determine exactly how much you use.
  37. Question: Electric

    by Missouri Bound
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    If you have a 12-2 wire now it has a hot and a...

    If you have a 12-2 wire now it has a hot and a neutral and a ground. If your new bed requires a dedicated outlet which is 20 amp you already have the wiring in place.
    You will need to replace the...
  38. If it's a double breaker, that's correct. But...

    If it's a double breaker, that's correct. But there are many single pole breakers used in MWBC configurations... and I know that shouldn't be done.
  39. It some situations you have two circuits on...

    It some situations you have two circuits on opposite legs sharing a neutral. Be advised that if your panel is wired in this configuration you just can't move breakers around. You may be overloading...
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    To or from the transformer? The voltage is the...

    To or from the transformer? The voltage is the missing equation.
    Is this a homework question?
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    The appropriate expression is "in over my head"....

    The appropriate expression is "in over my head".
    Find a professional to help you, not a DIY website.
  42. If you exceed 80% of the breaker capacity it...

    If you exceed 80% of the breaker capacity it starts to heat up. Breakers can safely carry their rated capacity, but that should be avoided. Overheating and premature failure is what you can expect...
  43. The first thing you need to do is start your own...

    The first thing you need to do is start your own thread.
  44. OK... "un" confuse me. When you say both are...

    OK... "un" confuse me. When you say both are plugged in using the same breaker... are you saying both are on one side of the breaker (same circuit) or one outlet is on one side of the breaker and...
  45. Here's a couple of scenarios: Assuming you...

    Here's a couple of scenarios:
    Assuming you removed and replaced just 2 wires, when pulling on the switch (old) to remove it you separated an already loose connection.
    A wire nut in the back of the...
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    First of all... does the doorbell work whether...

    First of all... does the doorbell work whether the light is on or off?
    Are you sure you didn't wire it to a switch leg? It's possible that you wired the transformer across a switch leg.
  47. I did a "quick" study of this generator. The...

    I did a "quick" study of this generator. The specs say it will disconnect after a 125% overload... @ 120v, that's an overload of 30v... so it should disconnect at 150v, not 120v (115v would be...
  48. Usually when there is a fastener on one side, the...

    Usually when there is a fastener on one side, the other side is hinged. Since you can't move it is there any chance that it was painted in place?
    Try turning off the power and using a small thin...
  49. Did you get it working? There really isn't a...

    Did you get it working? There really isn't a "hot" wire coming FROM the light, but as long as you got it working... great.
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    Keeping the knob and tube? Not really acceptable.

    Keeping the knob and tube? Not really acceptable.
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