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  1. Electrical
    Please see the attached schematic. One potential change I am considering is changing the feeder to #2 Aluminum THHN. I had originally been putoff by the larger size but others have persuaded me that not only is it a cost savings - but the wire is softer and easier to bend. That may sell me on...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hey everyone! First post on this site, I have a construction background that includes framing, tile, paint and fine carpentry. We are looking to build a detached building on our property and have a couple questions. We are in Florida as far as permit are concerned. The building will be 25x20 and...
  3. Electrical
    Hi everyone! First of all, let me start out by saying that I am new to the community ("newbie") and I am learning a lot from the experienced electricians who are posting in these forums. As I am preparing to build a detached garage at my Virginia home (currently under NEC 2014 --> migrating to...
  4. Electrical
    Hello all, it seems like you all have a lot of knowledge so I'm hoping you guys may be able to answer a few questions for me. Here's what I'm doing, I built a garage about 150' from my house and now am trying to run electric from my main panel in the house. I have a 150 amp main and a 100 amp...
  5. Electrical
    Hello everyone. I want to add three new circuits to the attached garage (110V; 20A/15A/15A). The only way I can run them is outside the house in wall attached RMC . Between the (main) panel and planned conduit entrance to garage is approx 45-50 lf of conduit run. Question about best practices...
  6. Electrical
    Hello All! I have been reading a lot of different forums trying to find an answer to my question but it seems there is a lot of different interpretation to code. Since all the questions I have seen vary slightly from what I need to ask I figure I will register and post. Here is what I PLAN to...
  7. Electrical
    Hello all. I am buying a rural property with a cabin on it and plan to convert a separate building about 40 feet away into another house (basically like converting a detached garage into an apartment). The main cable has a 200 amp main panel, and I want to run 240/120 volt, 100 amp service...
  8. Electrical
    Hi, I am purchasing a 1956 1 story stucco home with attic access and a low crawl space, the house needs a lot of work. Currently there is a 70 amp main with cloth sheath wiring. Per recommendations from inspector I'm planning to rewire the house, I was already going to add new fixtures...
  9. Plumbing
    We have a detached garage that was flipped into an apartment. There is a gravity feed line from the toilet to our residence where a sump pump (mascerator) ejects the waste into our home's sewer line on it's way to the street. Since the plumber installed this: 1. the pump kicks on every 10...
  10. Electrical
    I am closing on a house in two weeks and it has a detached three stall garage that doesnt have any power. In my simple rookie mind I thought that I would run a 20 amp line for the outlets and a 15 amp line for the lights, and to operate the two garage doors. I was planning on having two...
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