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accepted Central air conditioner electrical disconnect amperage
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comment Central air conditioner electrical disconnect amperage
In my limited research on this, I think I found that the 125 or 115% doesn't apply to central air condensers: The manufacturers of the condensers already build in the extra allowance on their spec's. I don't have the unit to look at the nameplate, but the HVAC company is telling me that 25 amps are required. Turns out I can't put a 25 amp fuse on a 60 amp disconnect because the 25 amp fuses are too small. So it looks like I'll be ordering a 25 amp breaker and going with a non-fused disconnect. I'll verify that 10/2 NM wire is sufficient for 25 amps.
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comment Central air conditioner electrical disconnect amperage
Are you saying the disconnect (25 amp) fuses will (probably) protect the motor/unit even with an actual 30 amp breaker at my main breaker box?
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comment How should the gutters be installed on a huge gable dormer?
I've done some more research and found a guy who converted a gutter that captured valley water to one that let the valley water run free to a gutter below: meticulousremodeling.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/… You can see how he left a sizable gap between the valley and the gutter for clearance. He didn't say why he did this, though. But with the linked photo in my first post and the linked photo in this post, you can see the 2 things I'm choosing between. I guess I just don't know which one is better.
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comment How should the gutters be installed on a huge gable dormer?
my gut feeling is that it's better to catch rain at the very end of the valley instead of letting the valley water run to the gutter below. in this example photo, the upper gutter could have been cut shorter (on the right side of it in the photo) and terminated with a vertical cap, allowing the valley water to run down to the lower gutter. that's the direction my seamless guy is steering me, but I don't know if he's steering me that way because it's the best way or if because it's the easiest way for him.
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comment How should the gutters be installed on a huge gable dormer?
the photo is just an example. the general question I have is if it's better for a roof valley (one formed by a gable dormer in my case) to drain into an immediate gutter at the end of the valley, or to drain to a lower gutter. the photo shows that at least someone out there has made it so the valley drains to an upper gutter. I'm just curious if that's the best way to do it or not. the difference between my situation and the attached photo is that my gable dormer is 24' long (the one in the photo looks to be only about 3' long)
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comment Should I block off the soffit vents in the vicinity of my bathroom exhaust vent which is in the soffit?
Perhaps I should rephrase this question as: Which is the lesser of 2 evils: Preventing water leaks in holes in roofs or preventing moisture intake in the soffit vents near a bathroom fan vent in the soffit?
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comment Should I block off the soffit vents in the vicinity of my bathroom exhaust vent which is in the soffit?
The only thing stopping me from going through the roof is that A.) It's easier to go through the soffit and B.) Going through the roof requires putting a hole in my roof. Holes in roofs are more likely to leak than pristine shingles.
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comment Should I block off the soffit vents in the vicinity of my bathroom exhaust vent which is in the soffit?
really what I'd like to do is use something like this amazon.com/Speedi-Products-SM-RWVD-Spring-Damper-4-Inch/dp/… because it has a better damper than the one I listed in my main question (and because a damper makes sense to me to keep the cold air out when the fan isn't in use) but in order to use something like this I would need to create a 90 degree bend (from vertical to horizontal) as a duct/pipe exits the soffit.
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accepted Why is the top step of a stair a different thickness than the other treads?
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comment Why is the top step of a stair a different thickness than the other treads?
In your picture above, is the "grooved" (non-nose) part of that piece the same thickness (3/4" in my case) as hardwood flooring? If so, then the nose portion would obviously be thicker than 3/4" and then I should be pretty well good to go.