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Aug
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answered Sealing Off Room Vent Question
Aug
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comment Sealing Off Room Vent Question
How are the first vents sealed? Are the other vents actually aluminum foil, or HVAC foil tape?
Aug
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comment How can I quiet a bathroom exhaust fan that became loud only after the duct was added?
Thanks, I updated my answer to mention the slopes and removed the misleading picture
Aug
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revised How can I quiet a bathroom exhaust fan that became loud only after the duct was added?
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Aug
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revised Do I need to insulate exposed foundation in my garage?
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revised How can I quiet a bathroom exhaust fan that became loud only after the duct was added?
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Aug
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answered How can I quiet a bathroom exhaust fan that became loud only after the duct was added?
Aug
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revised Is some asymmetry in a breaker box normal? What about neutral to ground having voltage?
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Aug
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comment Diy lamp burning out
Aside, how did you make the connections inside the pipes? Is there a ground connection (I don't see one)? If one of the internal wires ever shorts to the metal inside and the metal isn't grounded, someone who touches this will get electrocuted. Because there's also a switch that people will touch, this is a very real hazard you should be concerned about. (Also, I'm not really sure about the usefulness of a switch like that on a ceiling fixture, but the switch mechanism itself is certainly a neat idea, if you're into the steampunk thing).
Aug
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Aug
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comment Diy lamp burning out
Is it always the same spot that burns out? My guess would be they are not wired correctly -- they should all be in parallel. Can you draw a diagram of how you wired them, and also double-check that they're wired that way?
Jul
29
comment Where should my furnace filter go in a Lennox G40UHX series furnace?
@Tester101 Thanks. Updated with what I think was the original one, it's the only furnace filter type thing in my old picasaweb albums.
Jul
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revised Where should my furnace filter go in a Lennox G40UHX series furnace?
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Jul
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revised How do I find out the correct pre-charge air pressure for my captive air water tank?
IRC says 80psi max
Jul
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answered How do I find out the correct pre-charge air pressure for my captive air water tank?
Jul
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comment Need help designing a circuit layout and wiring diagram for a garage
You should also take into consideration that NEC 225.31 requires a disconnecting means for power in separate buildings, either on or inside the actual structure. This commonly is a sub-panel but there are other ways to satisfy the requirement. This means you can't just branch from the line you ran -- it must go to a disconnect first, and then you can branch to the outlets/lights.
Jul
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answered HVAV no C terminal but available wires
Jul
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comment In electrical terms, what is the definition of a “disconnect”?
Individual breakers don't necessarily satisfy requirements: apparently some inspectors will allow it, others won't -- so check with them. Having a main breaker in your subpanel does definitely satisfy the requirement though. And the good news is that your local big box store, you're likely to find a small main panel including main breaker and a couple branch circuit breakers for cheaper than just a plain subpanel.
Jul
9
comment What's Behind my Drywall
Is this an interior or exterior wall? Could be also be cloth-covered electrical wire (used in the mid-1900's). Normally, wire shouldn't be close enough to drywall to hit when hanging pictures, but you never know. A stud finder with electrical detection or a non-contact voltage detector will probably help you out here (also, obviously, please stop poking/digging at it until you know what it is).