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Jun
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comment How much less power does a three-phase A\C unit use as apposed to a 220v unit?
@Tester101 it's plentiful in older homes in the higher end country clubs in the area I live in... or if your home is 27,000 square feet.
Jun
2
comment How to adjust a pressure regulator, that doesn't have a screw/bolt?
Add your picture to http://imgur.com/ and then post the link. Somebody here will add it to your post.
Jun
1
comment Should I replace my septic tank if I don't need to?
Can they remove your old one? I don't think they remove tanks, so that would mean abandoning your old tank and relocating to put a new tank in.
May
31
comment How do I install electrical through existing stucco (e.g. “old work”)
The only way is to make your own gasket, but remember that the stucco surface is usually not flat and gasket might not seal where you need it.
May
31
comment How do I determine which phone line goes where, without any special tools?
Didn't know if it would do it so I didn't put it as an answer. I'm glad it worked and I hope I remember that the next time I'm stuck.
May
30
comment How do I determine which phone line goes where, without any special tools?
I've never tried it but a 9 volt battery and a voltage detector. Maybe there will be enough juice to make it thru with the voltage drop.
May
30
comment How can I determine why my A/C runs all day?
Another thing on the condenser is that fins and kids don't mix. If the fins are all mashes together that could affect cooling also. If that is the problems then take a wire brush and lightly brush the fins till they seperate.
May
27
comment What is the labeling scheme on these outlets?
Panel names, I'm not sure about. They were given before the hotel was built but would make sense if you had the plans, looking at the main feeds and locations. I don't think the labels are code, just a smart hotel engineer.
May
27
answered What is the labeling scheme on these outlets?
May
23
revised What is the best way to wire a Cooper E-Z Wire recptacle?
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May
23
answered What is the best way to wire a Cooper E-Z Wire recptacle?
May
23
comment Can a yurt be a dwelling?
@DA01 - Pacific Yurts says it is classified as a tent. You nailed that on the head! Too bad Jay can't find a TARDIS yurt.
May
23
comment How can I install a wired smoke detector without compromising the fire rated sheetrock?
@Bryce - you can always do it this way, fir caulk around the connector coming out of the ceiling, use duct seal to seal the conduit after the wire is through and go straight into a surface mount box, like a Wiremold box. Then you can fire caulk around the box and even the detector if you wish. Note - Duct seal is not fireprooof.
May
23
comment How can I install a wired smoke detector without compromising the fire rated sheetrock?
All I know is that UL sets the fire rating, and it would be very stupid to give it a fire rating and then void the UL if a wire is pulled through it. As ling as the box is used in the intention it was designed for, then the rating is safe. If your garage has a light in the ceiling it has been done the same way. If you want to use a fire caulk or putty on the OUTSIDE of the box to make you feel better and safer, then go ahead do it. Use a cut in box and put the fire caulk or putty on it after the wire is in the box and before you put it in the ceiling. Sort of like the picture I used.
May
22
comment How do I install an air conditioner on a horizontal sliding window?
@Tester101 my neck was hurting so I just turned my monitor sideways... Seriously a good -answer- comment.
May
21
comment How do I install an air conditioner on a horizontal sliding window?
When I had mine, I had a window company build me a window that fit in above the A/C. A couple of 2 inch wide aluminum strips and silicon complete the job. At the time (over 20 years ago) it cost me around $75.00.
May
20
answered How do I install a generator pass through?
May
20
comment How do I install a generator pass through?
Are you going to use the regular (15 amp duplex plugs like most things are designed for your home) receptacles or are you going to use the L14-30R plug that comes on some generators?
May
17
comment How can I install a wired smoke detector without compromising the fire rated sheetrock?
On plastic boxes it is normally stamped on the inside of the box. Metal boxes as far as I know will be on the specification sheets. I'll see if I can add a picture tonight when I get home.
May
17
answered Are there any other reasons to use 130 volt halogen light bulbs instead of 120 volt bulbs?