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comment Furnance goes out
What type of furnace? What is the make and model of the furnace and thermostat?
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comment GFCI with no loads attached and no downstream outlets trips with power restoration
What is the make and model number of the device?
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comment How to ground antenna that is on shed with cable running underground to house
By electrical service at the shed, do you mean a single (or multi-wire) branch circuit, or a feeder and a panel?
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comment How to ground antenna that is on shed with cable running underground to house
It's easier to install on the house, because then you don't need an additional grounding electrode, or to bond the electrodes.
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comment GFCI with no loads attached and no downstream outlets trips with power restoration
So you have two wires? One is attached to one LINE screw terminal, and the other is attached to the other LINE terminal? You have the proper wires attached to the proper terminal (e.g. "hot" to brass, "neutral" to silver)?
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comment How to ground antenna that is on shed with cable running underground to house
Is there electrical service in the shed? Any metallic pathways between the house and shed (gas pipe, metallic electrical conduit, etc.)? Is there a ground rod at the shed?
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comment How to ground antenna that is on shed with cable running underground to house
What is the distance between the shed and the house?
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comment Where do I connect my C wire from my thermostat when there are two transformers?
@Evan No problem. I enjoy a good puzzle. Glad you got it working.
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comment Why does adding 2nd Wifi thermostat not work in 3 zone home?
You're going to have to supply a wiring diagram, possibly some photos, and the make and model of all the equipment if you want an accurate answer.
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comment Information resources for Traditional Japanese Homes
All that said... Questions asking for alternate sources of information, are often closed as of topic here. We try to focus on solving specific problems folks are having, while doing home improvement projects.
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comment Information resources for Traditional Japanese Homes
Going straight to the horses mouth might be the best solution here. Which would mean either learning Japanese (if you don't already know it), or finding a Japanese builder who speaks English. Most of the best resources will also likely be in Japanese.
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comment Where do I connect my C wire from my thermostat when there are two transformers?
Based on what you've said so far, I'd swap the red and white wires at the thermostat. Especially since you said you get 24 Volts between the blue and white wires.
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comment Where do I connect my C wire from my thermostat when there are two transformers?
I'd try swapping them. White to R, red to W, and your new wire to `C. Do you get 24 Volts between the white wire and the new wire at the thermostat?
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comment Where do I connect my C wire from my thermostat when there are two transformers?
The R terminal on the thermostat is power, while W is usually heat call.
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comment Where do I connect my C wire from my thermostat when there are two transformers?
Yes, I would expect the wires to be reversed at the thermostat. Using my drawing for reference, I would expect the white wires to be attached to the R terminal. With an old mercury thermostat, it didn't really matter which wire went where.
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comment Where do I connect my C wire from my thermostat when there are two transformers?
HVAC control circuits are usually fairly simple.
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comment Where do I connect my C wire from my thermostat when there are two transformers?
You can't link to photos on your desktop. If you want me to see the image, you'll have to upload it to imgur or some other online photo site.
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comment What whole-house water filter can I install to remove atrazine from my water?
Will this filter remove atrazine?
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comment Where do I connect my C wire from my thermostat when there are two transformers?
When you say "24 Volts when tested" and "0 Volts when tested". How are you testing? The Y lead is grounded out in the schematic, so you will get 0 Volts from Y to ground. You should get 24 Volts between Y and R.
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comment chirping sound i cant figure out where from
Can you describe the "chirp"? Is it mechanical, animal, mineral, or vegetable? Maybe record it, and upload it to YouTube or something.