Tag Info

New answers tagged

3

Void spaces are frequently used for utilities, it could be accumulated condensation. Leave it be and see if more water comes out to find out if it's an active leak. I hope you did not drill through an HVAC line or drain line.


1

I can't imagine having too many outlets, especially in a garage. My 1970s house was built with only one outlet in the garage; owners over the years had added a web of extension cords and other questionable wiring to make the situation tolerable. When I redid a side wall to add insulation, I put a double outlet every 4 feet and a pair of outlets in the ...


3

Cut open the drywall. You can then use a piece of plywood to cover the hole so that it's easier to remove in the future. Sounds like too much work. First step, make sure they are GFCI protected. If you don't know if they are GFCI protected, you can get a GFCI outlet tested from the hardware store. And while you're there, get outdoor box covers. Then you can ...


1

A WR GFI uses stainless components and screws. GFI's are notorious for rusting, especially at the mounting screws. The one that went bad was probably older, before WR's were even available. Yes, you need a WR GFI, and an in-use cover. In fact, I'd venture to bet that much of your installation is not up to code. IF it is that close to the pool the receptacle ...


0

If you're just looking to get a power supply to the shed, you probably don't need to use conduit at all. Armoured cable is suited to being run underground and doesn't need to be in a conduit. Additional benefits are that it's more resistant to a stray spade trying to dig through it (though if you aim to bury deep enough, that shouldn't be a problem - general ...


3

You could use "smurf tube" (Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing) or rigid PVC to have a non-conductive conduit. Be sure to bond any metallic conduit that is separated by such non-metallic conduit, or just use nonmetallic the whole way with ground wires. I suspect you are not supposed to contact the K&T in any case and should be securing the wires or conduit to ...



Top 50 recent answers are included