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Nov
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comment Why does the pressure relief valve on my gas water heater open at only 115 °F?
Do you have an expansion tank (a metal bottle looking thing near the water heater)?
Nov
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comment Why does the pressure relief valve on my gas water heater open at only 115 °F?
I think you may be talking about a temperature and pressure valve (T&P, or TPR), not a pressure reducing valve (prv).
Nov
30
comment Help me understand electricity - is the neutral always dangerous?
I think your problem is that you're trying to make a bad analogy work. Electricity is not like water, and trying to think of it like water will likely only confuse you more.
Nov
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revised Is this an adequate junction box wire job using a standard electric box? (pic included)
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comment Is this an adequate junction box wire job using a standard electric box? (pic included)
@Craig My mistake, you are correct.
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answered Help me understand electricity - is the neutral always dangerous?
Nov
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revised What could be causing my gas fireplace to shut off?
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comment Need help with install for weil mclain oil boiler
What is the model number?
Nov
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revised What could be causing my gas fireplace to shut off?
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comment What could be causing my gas fireplace to shut off?
Could be a problem with the flame sensor, or some type of limit switch. Do you happen to know the make and model, or have any documentation for the fireplace?
Nov
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comment What would be the most economical way to run wire for a driveway light?
The 5% recommended voltage drop, is from transformer to equipment. For a branch circuit, 2.5 - 3% is the recommendation. You're correct though that it depends on what the equipment can tolerate.
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revised What would be the most economical way to run wire for a driveway light?
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comment temperature pressure valve leaking
When you open the hot valve at your sink, do you notice a surge of water and then a reduction in pressure? This is a classic sign of high pressure in the system. The pressure builds as the heater heats the water, when you open the valve you release the pressure. For a moment the water will come out at the higher pressure, but then will drop back down to the normal pressure.
Nov
29
comment temperature pressure valve leaking
Can you cite the code that says that the T&P valve has to be plumbed to the outdoors? I guess a drain eventually goes outdoors, but I don't think the code specifically "outdoors".
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revised What sheen of paint is most commonly used by builders?
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comment Main burner will not light, but the pilot is ok
Is the pilot always lit, or does it only light when the ignition sequence begins? Why did you replace the gas valve? Is the blower on? Does the unit eventually shut down (stop trying to ignight)? Is the gas valve opening (you should hear it click, clang, or bang)? Can you light the burner manually, with a long match or grill lighter?
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revised Gas furnace air is cooler (but NOT COLD) during bitter cold days - why?
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