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answered Keeping washing machine lines warm in a cold garage
Feb
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comment Updating thermostats to single system
@isherwood: My house has baseboard radiators headed by a central furnace. It's not uncommon in my area.
Feb
5
answered Should I insulate the garage in the home I'm having built?
Feb
5
comment Building code requiring rooms to have internal windows?
@Mark: I am not sure what the local codes may be like in that area at the time but that is not consistent with the IRC, which requires only one emergency escape route. (Although since the emergency exit must lead directly outside, there often end up being two since most people want a door to their bedroom from inside the house). Also, according to the IRC it does not count as an exit if it is not operable. You can read the current IRC code on emergency escape if you are interested.
Feb
5
answered Building code requiring rooms to have internal windows?
Feb
5
answered Code requirement for depth of Counter Flashing and material sealant?
Feb
1
comment How much does cement weigh after it has set?
@Aequitas: I meant that the weight will not change as it dries. So if you weight out a 20 lb amount of wet concrete it will still be 20 lbs when it has cured a few weeks later. (Note that "cement" is the powdered binder and "concrete" is the mixed final product... not the same thing).
Feb
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answered How much does cement weigh after it has set?
Jan
27
answered Is the wiring in this sub-panel correct?
Jan
23
comment Using an 18.3 AMP appliance over 14 gauge wiring
@BillyC.: I honestly don't know what his sauna requires for power. I wasn't trying to imply that 240V was impossible or even difficult, but it is a little different... different breaker size, different receptacles and plugs, and yes perhaps a 3rd conductor for neutral if the sauna has lights or controls.
Jan
22
comment Using an 18.3 AMP appliance over 14 gauge wiring
@BillyC.: it sounds like he was trying to convert an existing 15 amp 120V circuit to use for the sauna, in which case he's probably short one conductor and definitely can't just replace a 15 amp breaker with a 20 amp one. I guess it's not clear exactly what he is proposing. You're correct that the amp rating of wire is not dependent on the voltage.
Jan
22
answered Using an 18.3 AMP appliance over 14 gauge wiring
Jan
19
answered Why are some rooms warmer than others with radiant baseboard heat?
Jan
19
comment Best Way to Heat a Tri Level Home
Where do you live? Heating choices are highly regional.
Jan
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Jan
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answered About how much does it cost to leave 12 led bulbs 60watt replacement burning for 24 hours?
Jan
18
comment Basement egress through office
Actually the basement (or bedrooms) only need a single exit that leads directly outside. There is no concept in the IRC of "two exits", although there often ends up being two ways out because people want to access a basement from inside.
Jan
18
answered Basement egress through office
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