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  1. Electrical
    Wow glad I found this hopefully this helps. Building a ground mount 50 kw (if allowed to) grid tied system. Have to go under a State Hwy. I would like to use UF as it's easier to install. pretty sure I will need to run 24'3" of conduit under the States ROW (using a mole). Can I run UF inside...
  2. Electrical
    Hi Community, I am looking for someone to double check my wiring layout of a bathroom light/fan/nightlight that I want to install. Also seeking some guidance on making this code compliant. I have a basic knowledge in a lot of areas including wiring and electrical. I am very careful to not go...
  3. Building & Construction
    I'm 71 and the house is a year or two older than me. Basement stairs need a redo. The basement stairs follow the line of the stairs to the second floor and there is not much I can do about that. The treads are 2x10 nominal x 36 approx. The three stringers appear to be fine. But the treads...
  4. Electrical
    My childhood home was built in 1942. 2 bedroom 1 bath, partly-finished partial basement. Oil furnace, water heater, and dryer converted from gas to electric sometime before my parents bought it in 1964. The service panel had two main disconnects, pull-out modules with 30A cartridge fuses...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    I am working on the finishes for a new home build that will be breaking ground in at least a month and I have an extensive history of remodeling kitchens/baths etc. That being said, I have always liked the idea of using something like a shadow bead for the drywall and that has led me down the...
  6. Plumbing
    I need to tap into the existing natural gas line under my house in the crawlspace to power a tankless water heater. The problem, of course, is I have a fireplace and a range that are downstream from the point at which I need to tap in. It's impractical to unscrew every single fitting after the...
  7. Electrical
    I installed a new circuit for 3 countertop outlets in a kitchenette in the basement. These have already been inspected (WA State) and passed. 2 of the outlets on one side of the J box are 120v, 20amp outlets, and the one on the other side of the J box is a GFCI outlet. They are connected to a...
  8. HVAC
    I am new here. I hope someone can give me some suggestions. I have a Goodman GMVC950905DXAC. 90,000 btu high efficiency propane furnace. I think it is about 7 or 8 years old. The problem is its blowing cold air. The diagnostic code is E3 which the reference says refers to the high limit...
  9. Electrical
    Hi, I'm planning on installing non-IC recessed lights in the basement. I have an open ceiling where i can see the joists. These recessed lights would be new construction. I would like to know the code on this and how I can pass. Can anyone help me please? Thanks. Jason
  10. Building & Construction
    Hello! New member here....My husband and I are avid DIYers, but recently opted to contract out the installation of a complete foundation for our new home. It has been a nightmare. We desperately need some direction and advice, so please if anyone is familiar with the proper way to install a pier...
  11. Electrical
    My main panel is on the south side of home (basement access - finished). I am adding a new garage stall on the north side of the house and need/want additional circuit. I would prefer not to run under ground since yard is all finished with patio and driveway. Can a subpanel line be run...
  12. Electrical
    Hello all First I'm not a pro, I do and will make mistakes, and this may be my first one on the forum...:wink2: Nevertheless, I'm building a pergola, and I'm having a doubt concerning my wiring... This built is "officially permitted" and I will have an electrical inspection later...
  13. Electrical
    I had an inspector tell me that some exposed romex cables in my home need to be covered in order to pass inspection. Attached to this post are images that show a few situations where the romex cables are exposed. In particular going into a garbage disposal, my dishwasher, and a cabinet above...
  14. Building & Construction
    I've started digging footings for a deck at my home in Nashville. 12'x16', supported by a ledger fastened to house's rim joist on one end, and a dropped beam on 3 supports on the other end. The joist span will be around 11'. I did the research, brought my plans in to the codes office (nobody...
  15. Plumbing
    is this kitchen pipe up to code? My plumber said is not. he has to reconfigure the plumbing for the new kitchen sink and he says he cannot cut it because of the patchwork that was previously done by other owners. he wants to open up the wall and replace that pipe.
  16. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, I have learned that in UK, all electric heaters and water heater in a bathroom must be fixed and permanently wired, according to their code. Is there a similar code in the US? Does US has similar zone 0, 1 and 2 as IEC standard for a bathroom? I tried to find these in NEC but could not...
  17. Electrical
    I'm always a little confused about the permitting/inspection process, so I'm hoping someone here can add some clarification. BACKGROUND: I have an small, old home (built in the 1930s) in a rural area, and the electrical is a mishmash of work done over the years – probably most of it done by...
  18. Building & Construction
    So I'm trying to utilize the space under my stairs in the basement as a playhouse for the kids. Since I live in Colorado and have a concrete slab floor all walls must be floating walls. In order to put in a second floor in this playhouse I've made sure my walls are secured into the ceiling...
  19. Windows and Doors
    We have 2 issues: We are in the process of selling our house. The buyers want ALL the windows on the house to have flashing, even under the soffit. 1) Our contractor says that they can all be flashed, BUT that it's not necessary under the soffit. Is there some sort of code that requires...
  20. General DIY Discussions
    When we had our two-story garage built in 2006, we didn't finish out the 2nd floor. At that time, the builder asked if we wanted to designate on the plans whether the 2nd floor was a "game room" or for "storage." We elected storage, because the taxes were lower. Now that we are finishing out...
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