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    Just to add... I would recommend buying/borrowing...

    Just to add... I would recommend buying/borrowing a punchdown kit to terminate the cat5e. Spending the money on the patch panel and the proper jacks for the walls will make all the difference.
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    Do not see why you would need more than 2 wires....

    Do not see why you would need more than 2 wires. Without AC you only need 2 wires run from the zone-valve to the thermostat.
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    While it is odd that they would all shut off at...

    While it is odd that they would all shut off at the same time, the cans will shut off if they are overheating. Are they in an insulated ceiling?
  4. Question: Wall wart home

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    Powersquids rule! :D

    Powersquids rule! :D
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    The fix is to replace them with a better quality...

    The fix is to replace them with a better quality fan. Hunter is a decent product for the price. But I do understand that money is always an issue. One option if you can swing it is to purchase a...
  6. Question: Hot neutral

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    Just to add to TK's advice... I attended a...

    Just to add to TK's advice... I attended a weekend code seminar on grounding of agricultural buildings. To be honest I don't remember a damn thing. And even if I did I still wouldn't consider myself...
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    Ummm... sure. Well first off as I believe most of...

    Ummm... sure. Well first off as I believe most of the people that will be helping you here are yanks and therefore electricians, as opposed to "sparkies", you might want to repost that. First off are...
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    ... acceleration due to gravity 9.81 meters per...

    ... acceleration due to gravity 9.81 meters per second squared... Its been ten years since high school but that is it no?
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    Chances are you are plain out of luck and the...

    Chances are you are plain out of luck and the unit is defective. However, does the manual pull chains work? Or is it just the remote that is unable to change the speed? Remember that is a fan has...
  10. Question: Adjustable light

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    LOL Isn't that the light in the new 700 dollar...

    LOL Isn't that the light in the new 700 dollar combo kit? I would shake to start modding that!
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    Well it really is a concern, if there were to be...

    Well it really is a concern, if there were to be a fire and that was the cause it could cause big headaches. The other concern is that if you hired and Electrician to do the job it should be done...
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    If the circuit is de-energized Greenlee makes an...

    If the circuit is de-energized Greenlee makes an inexpensive toner tool to trace the wire.
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    Well if you can afford the breakers go for it. Be...

    Well if you can afford the breakers go for it. Be forwarned! Arc Fault breakers are funny at times. I have had lots of little problems that have cropped up with them and I find them to be tricky to...
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    Many times bathrooms share a run. Often the...

    Many times bathrooms share a run. Often the master bath will be alone and the "main" bath sharing with the powder room downsatairs. Something that needs to be checked. I don't recommend the GFCI...
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    Please describe what you wish to do a bit more...

    Please describe what you wish to do a bit more clearly. Do you wish to just add more lights to the room? Are they switched (or half switched) duplex outlets? Is the ceiling accesable? What is...
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    Also make certain your local building codes...

    Also make certain your local building codes follow the '05 NEC. Despite its being called a code it isn't. And your local code might be one that adopted an older version of the NEC.
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    Did you balance them?

    Did you balance them?
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    Changing your service over is a job to be left to...

    Changing your service over is a job to be left to a qualified Electrician. It is not a DIY job. And in reality no part of your old service will be used. Line from meter to weatherhead, meter,...
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    Not sure, I figure I was able to return a used...

    Not sure, I figure I was able to return a used treated 2x6... so I would imagine with a bit of tact anything can go back :)
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    Only reason I am able to answer today is a 300'...

    Only reason I am able to answer today is a 300' spool of 350 mcm crushed my foot yesterday. Luckily I was wearing steel toed boots and the ground was so soft that it actually pushed my foot into the...
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    Black to black, white to white. Hit the switch;...

    Black to black, white to white.
    Hit the switch;
    And hope it lights!

    Seriously though...

    Please make certain the power is off to the fan before attempting any work. That being said. White is...
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    To add to labman... for 30 bucks Lowe's sells a...

    To add to labman... for 30 bucks Lowe's sells a Greenlee Kit that has a Cat II digital meter, voltage tester, and outlet tester. Outlets testers are actually a reliable troubleshooting tool due to...
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    http://www.thetiledoctor.com/howto/showers4.cfm ...

    http://www.thetiledoctor.com/howto/showers4.cfm

    That said I consider myself handy and unafraid to do most things, but I wouldn't try this, prefab shower floors look nice enough for me and the tile...
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    Well what it comes down to is "What your...

    Well what it comes down to is "What your inspector says."

    Now the other problem with this question is what type of lumber are you talking about? Main beams are often built using Microlams. Other...
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    220 is more efficient for the most part. One...

    220 is more efficient for the most part. One major factor is single or duel elements. Duel elements are much better at maintaining temperature.
  26. Question: BX Cable

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    Bending it will work. I do not recommend it....

    Bending it will work. I do not recommend it. Unlike MC, BX has a very tough armor. It is quite possible to damage the wire, more so if it is older, when doing this. Honestly the hacksaw at an angle...
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    Just to clarify. Your electrical contractor will...

    Just to clarify. Your electrical contractor will be the one installing the meter pan, service wire from pole/pad, wire from meter to panel, panel, ground rod, cold water ground.

    Your Inspector...
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    First you do not need to GFI protect your garage...

    First you do not need to GFI protect your garage lights and overhead recepts, but if you wish to that is fine.

    Second I wouldn't AFCI the garage. They are not reliable enough to count on. They are...
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    While those methods will work you would better be...

    While those methods will work you would better be served using the proper tool for tracing circuits. Namely the "circuit tracer" tool. They will make the job a LOT faster and less frustratiing. Plus...
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    One thing... common practice says not to switch...

    One thing... common practice says not to switch the black. In the light where you are running your switchloop (the wire that runs between the switch and the fixture) you would tie the black from the...
  31. Question: Neighbors bushes

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    Or you could be evil and just plant some...

    Or you could be evil and just plant some psycoticly spreading plant like bamboo or something and let them try and keep it under control being there once a week. Ok so that not the best of ideas but I...
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    A Wheel Horse of course!

    A Wheel Horse of course!
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    Well the best advice I can give you is purchase 2...

    Well the best advice I can give you is purchase 2 heavy duty cords with a built in GFCI. Use one for the fridge and 1 for the TV, exchange the fridge for micro as needed. The generator will most...
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    Not sure exactly what you plan on doing with the...

    Not sure exactly what you plan on doing with the generator during the outage. Keep in mind however that using it to run house power without a generator transfer switch can lead to a very dangerous...
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    Not as strange as you think. This is a safety...

    Not as strange as you think. This is a safety concern to keep the exposed lamp from coming in contact with combustables. Clothing, tissuepaper, cardboard etc.
    This is the same reason that a closet...
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    LOL Well I have a piece of half inch (or 7/16 or...

    LOL Well I have a piece of half inch (or 7/16 or whatever the stuff is) that was leaning against the porch during the severe rains this spring in the hudson valley region. I figure its been maybe 6...
  37. Question: Microwave oven

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    Most new construction provides a dedicated 20 amp...

    Most new construction provides a dedicated 20 amp receptacle for the microwave. Or at most I will share this circuit with a gas range. (since the micro is often located above the cooktop.)
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    A recessed can in the shower with a "shower trim"...

    A recessed can in the shower with a "shower trim" does not require GFI protection. And I have never had an inspector even suggest it. It certainly isn't a bad idea, but I wouldn't waste the money on...
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    Well I have never seen that bild rite stuff on a...

    Well I have never seen that bild rite stuff on a job. But as far as OSB for the sheathing... nothing wrong with it inherently. Just be certain that after it is sheathed it is tyvek'd right away. It...
  40. Question: Vinyl flooring

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    Also make sure to clean the surface... then clean...

    Also make sure to clean the surface... then clean it again... then one more time. After it is claen and dry (since mopping was in order) use a primer agents. They sell it near the flooring in your...
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    I have a question. Has anyone here (peeks over at...

    I have a question. Has anyone here (peeks over at tk) used hammerlock type clamps as opposed to acorns? I was wondering if they work well with stranded copper ground wire. The photos I have seen all...
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    Thanks tkrussell and everyone else

    I love this forum. As an electrical mechanic I see much of what's posted here on a daily basis. As a current engineering student its also nice to see some of the more in depth discussions that take...
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    Ski beat me to the punch. Run them above. Two...

    Ski beat me to the punch. Run them above. Two reasons for this. First Base molding needs to be nailed in. While normally the small finish nails will not puncture far enough (the 1/2 rock and base...
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    Tell your GC to pipe down. The electrician will...

    Tell your GC to pipe down. The electrician will have to pass inspection from his electrical inspector. OK so maybe a bit more tact is in order. But the GC is just that, the Electrician is just that....
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    If it is 14 wire and the receptacle is fairly new...

    If it is 14 wire and the receptacle is fairly new you should be able to just backstab another wire into the small holes in the back of the device. If it is 12 wire then follow Labman's instructions.
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    Actually this would be a 4-way system. However,...

    Actually this would be a 4-way system. However, the end switches would be 3-way switches with a 4 -way switch sandwiched between them. I wish I could help you but I have never seen anything but a...
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    Agreed. Unless a specific location is requested...

    Agreed. Unless a specific location is requested by a homeowner/gc, I always locating my wire tails level with the top of doors rough opening and 1 foot out. This allows for easy lamp changing yet...
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    Greenlee makes a kit called the "Slugbuster" I...

    Greenlee makes a kit called the "Slugbuster" I believe that it goes up to 1 1/2 inch for the smaller kit. For the half inch hole you need a small pilot hole. For the larger knockouts you will need to...
  49. Question: Shared neutral

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    To be honest the cost of lets say 14-3 and 14-4...

    To be honest the cost of lets say 14-3 and 14-4 is not all that much different. And the cost of a single run of 14-4 will always be cheaper than 2 of 14-2. I am a big fan of 14-4 and use it on almost...
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    One other thing as great advice has already been...

    One other thing as great advice has already been given. If you do have multiple ground rods from different utilities (tv, phone, electric etc.) they should be all bonded together with at least #4...
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