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Sep
6
comment How to determine the correct capacity for a sub-panel for a shop?
We completely agree. If he regularly intends to draw even close to his main panel rating then he should upgrade it.
Sep
6
comment How to determine the correct capacity for a sub-panel for a shop?
There isn't a safety or regulatory issue. He'll just trip his main breaker.... same as if I draw the maximum from all the household circuits... a 100A main panel could certainly have 10 20A breakers in it. Try to draw them all to full load and you'll just trip the main.
Sep
6
comment How to determine the correct capacity for a sub-panel for a shop?
A 100A subpanel is fine, even if the main panel is only 100A. Overdrawing at any point beyond the main panel will simply trip the main breaker....
Sep
6
comment How can I replace a missing IKEA drawer slide?
@maxedison I can't say what IKEA does or doesn't do. But I assure you that they will be able to sell you a replacement slide. They're not expensive... and if you get it from them you can be certain it will work. They are very easy to replace.
Sep
6
comment How to make this electrical main safe
@TheEvilGreebo A licensed electrical contractor will be adding the new main panel, though I haven't pulled the permit. I was thinking that, since the power company needs to address this safety issue anyhow it might be expedient to have them relocate at the same time.
Sep
6
revised Why is there no heating at all until we use hot water?
removed the txt-speak and tried to make it understandable
Sep
5
asked How to make this electrical main safe
Sep
5
answered Why is there no heating at all until we use hot water?
Sep
5
suggested suggested edit on Why is there no heating at all until we use hot water?
Sep
5
accepted Should cement board be glued and screwed to the studs?
Sep
5
asked Should cement board be glued and screwed to the studs?
Sep
5
comment Should I apply waterproofer on the subfloor beneath a shower pan?
@TheEvilGreebo of course.... The entire room will be wrapped in Kerdi; walls, floor, ceiling...
Sep
5
comment Should I apply waterproofer on the subfloor beneath a shower pan?
The entire shower will be done with Kerdi.
Sep
5
comment Should I apply waterproofer on the subfloor beneath a shower pan?
I've never heard of doing this. In order to pull this off I would need to add joists that line up with the dimensions of the shower. If the shower pan is done properly, I shouldn't expect water to get into the subfloor.... otherwise I'd be in big trouble (even if it was treated).
Sep
5
revised Should I apply waterproofer on the subfloor beneath a shower pan?
added 72 characters in body
Sep
5
asked Should I apply waterproofer on the subfloor beneath a shower pan?
Sep
4
comment Can a stud have a power line IN it?
@ChrisCudmore I've also seen wires attached inside california corners and also on the backside of posts where walls meet on the other side. So the question of whether or not the wire could be "inside" the stud is probably "no" but could there be a wire where the stud-finder signals? Yes, absolutely.
Sep
4
answered How can I replace a missing IKEA drawer slide?
Sep
4
comment What do the numbers on a cordless drill mean?
You haven't noticed any difference between #1 and #22? Your drill is defective or you're drilling marshmallows.
Sep
4
accepted Do I need to prime/seal new drywall behind cabinets?