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  1. Electrical
    Hello, I'm in British Columbia and I have a question about running communication cables in the same conduit as power. I know it is against code, but, is it ok to run shielded coax cable that carries RF and low voltage up to 90V with regular 220V power line, as long as the shielded coax is...
  2. Plumbing
    I'm considering installing a water softener and plan to place it in my garage near the water heater. The problem is the main supply enters the house about 30 ft away. It is 3/4" PCV, valved with vacuum breaker. Meter is on the curb. The supply line enters the exterior wall at about 1 ft...
  3. HVAC
    I have a Carrier 48ss package system that is blinking an error code of one. The documentation only lists error codes of 2-8. Any idea what the code means? Thanks
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi, I need to build stairs in somewhat confined space. I want to be certain of current code requirements in MA before I start. I've heard there were recent (2010?) changes on this. Can somebody please explain what is the min tread depth, max riser height, min stairs width? Also, is it allowed to...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello. We had a house fire and had no insurance at the time. We lost most everything. The fire was caused by a multiple wall jack. We started working with a guy who befriended us and told us he was a contractor, but when I asked for the permit and an expense report after his request for more...
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