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Aug
25
comment Do I need a regulator to connect a tankless water heater to a 20 lb. propane tank?
The required water pressure is 20PSI. The required fuel pressure is generally MUCH lower. Supplying 20 PSI to the appliance would be VERY dangerous.
Aug
25
answered Do I need a regulator to connect a tankless water heater to a 20 lb. propane tank?
Aug
16
answered How do I disconnect (and reconnect) the tubing from this fitting?
Aug
8
answered Water Heater Gas B-Vent Install
Aug
6
comment Water Heater Gas B-Vent Install
I should have said "slope down towards the appliance". It must drain condensate towards the appliance. I was looking at various installation manuals and the fuel gas code. Another caveat I saw in the fuel gas code is that the horizontal run may be no longer than 75% of the total rise. So, with four feet above the draft hood, you could are only allowed to have a three foot horizontal section. You may be able to get around this by having a section of 45 degree pipe which would be considered vertical. But, I'm not sure which code Idaho uses, so your requirements could vary.
Aug
6
comment Water Heater Gas B-Vent Install
Here are some things I notice, but there are likely other issues: Screws must be short so that they only pierce the outer wall. The horizontal section must be sloped towards the appliance (1/4 inper foot). There needs to be a total rise of 5 ft (inside plus outside). There should be a 1in separation between the vent and wood.
Jul
30
comment How do I determine my breaker panel's maximum wattage?
You mentioned that it was three phase, so you need to take that into account for the final power calculation. It also depends on if it's delta or wye connected... For delta, I figure 7 kW, and for wye, 12 kW, assuming 3 phase 100 V, with 40 A line currents.
Jul
19
comment Is it necessary to use GFCI receptacle with AFCI/GFCI combo breaker?
This question is similar to another, but not quite a duplicate: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/37501/…. My answer there describes the difference between GFCI and AFCI.
Jul
14
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Jul
10
revised What can cause the capacitor in an air conditioner to fail?
grammer, notes about duty cycles
Jul
10
answered What can cause the capacitor in an air conditioner to fail?
Jul
6
revised What is the difference between “Input” and “Output” values on power adapters? Which one represents the amount of power being drawn from a circuit?
grammar2
Jul
4
revised What is the difference between “Input” and “Output” values on power adapters? Which one represents the amount of power being drawn from a circuit?
Grammar
Jul
4
answered What is the difference between “Input” and “Output” values on power adapters? Which one represents the amount of power being drawn from a circuit?
May
24
awarded  Necromancer
May
3
answered Clarification on sharing a neutral for 2 circuits
Apr
22
comment New water heater, now shower goes cold if hot water is used anywhere else in the house
Do you have a hot water re-circulation system? Is it possible that the inlet and outlet of the water heater were reversed? It's also possible that a separate fixture in the house is failing....
Apr
17
reviewed Approve How to connect a earth leakage detection GFCI/ELCB?
Apr
13
awarded  Custodian
Apr
13
reviewed Approve Will keeping the hot water running by accident cause any damage to the hot water heater