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Former member of C# team at Microsoft. Now a stay-at-home dad and DIY homesteader.


Mar
4
comment Can I feed a sub-panel from a sub-panel?
The 6-circuit rule is something different: if you have a panel on one structure (e.g. the house) and want to add circuits on another structure (e.g. detached garage), you can skip a subpanel entirely, and just run a circuit from the main panel to the garage. The limit is 6 circuits, over which a subpanel is required. Still, I usually recommend a subpanel even if only running 1 circuit, for future flexibility.
Feb
26
comment Why does my GFCI receptacle trip when I connect the load wires?
What is "five wire setup"? MWBC with separate neutrals?
Feb
26
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
16
answered Why is my electric hot water heater producing lukewarm/cold water?
Feb
14
comment How can I frame this multi-level deck?
Yes. Imagine setting out a table with chairs around it. This step severely limits the places that could work, and how big the table could be.
Feb
11
revised How do I select the right generator?
formatting
Feb
9
comment What size ceiling joists and rafters should I use for a 14' span?
@shirlockhomes is right about talking to locals, as the snow load varies widely by area.
Feb
8
awarded  Announcer
Feb
6
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
3
accepted Can I season firewood over the woodstove?
Jan
31
asked What kind of pipe insulation is appropriate for sun exposure?
Jan
31
comment How should I go about installing a 12 volt DC residential circuit?
That was too strong a statement - you can run them in the same raceways, but the 12V wire must be rated for 600V, like the 120V wire is. But do be very careful to make sure they never cross-whire.
Jan
27
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
27
comment Rewiring House (Coax and Ethernet)
Yes use the wire as a drill bit. Don't use the hole as a reference - use the wire itself. I added a picture and some more text to that answer.
Jan
27
revised How do I run ethernet, speaker wire, and coax through a wall into a crawlspace?
add a drawing to (hopefully) clarify use of the insulation wire
Jan
27
comment Rewiring House (Coax and Ethernet)
Even if not closed as a dup, see my answer: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/1234/…
Jan
26
asked How/where should I put a water dispenser on this counter?
Jan
26
comment How do I run a dock circuit and what size breaker will be needed?
As long as you're running the conductors for 220V, install a small subpanel at the dock. The additional cost is minimal, and it opens up future expansion options. Increase to 50A and you'll have a lot of headroom for whatever you come up with later. And your motor will last longer, with reduced voltage drop.
Jan
24
comment How should I go about installing a 12 volt DC residential circuit?
Yes, a voltage regulator will address the overvoltage concern - although it won't help with undervoltage.
Jan
24
answered How should I go about installing a 12 volt DC residential circuit?