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  1. Electrical
    I am going to be installing a Touchstone 80014 electric fireplace/heater in my basement. The fireplace is rated at 1500 watts and the manual says to "only" use on 15 amp grounded circuit. My understanding is that a 1500w appliance is borderline maxing out a 15amp circuit. I am going to be...
  2. Electrical
    Greetings, I just installed a new ceiling fan that has a remote control. The motor/light box have the typical blue/white/black wires which you connect to the remote control box which has white and black wires to run to the house wiring. In the ceiling I have two sets of ground, black, and...
  3. Electrical
    Hey! So I got some cheap lamp fixtures for my closet to replace old ones where the neutral terminal broke off. The installation of the fixture seemed pretty straight forward until I noticed both pigtails had stranded copper as opposed to solid. Can I still use these in the new fixture or should...
  4. HVAC
    Howdy to all, I have a maybe 30 some year old electric furnace and I want to change my thermostat to one that can automatically switch between heat and a/c as the season changes or the temperature dictates. Unfortunately, I won't be able to get into the room that has the thermostat until mid...
  5. Electrical
    I'm looking for advice or ideas for a potential small shop I may start using. My guess is that shop has a single 120v outlet in it to simply run the garage door. This is a very old single-car garage in DC. However, if I were to use the space, I'm guessing I would need more power than that, but...
  6. Plumbing
    I am in the process of installing a natural gas-powered outside tankless water heater. It's a small house, so I want it installed on an exterior wall to save space inside. The issue I'm running into is clearances around the heater. I have a very small spot where it can be installed on the back...
  7. Electrical
    Hey Guys, first post, sorry if it has been addressed before but I couldn't find something similar. I'm trying to rewire an Atlas Drill Press from 220v to 110v. I see the wiring diagram but I'm confused as the wire that runs to where I will install a plug has two reds and a green. Can anyone...
  8. Plumbing
    I would like to have instant hot water at every faucet in my place. The problem is that it takes a while and wastes a lot of water to get the hot water to flow. Currently, I have a large electric tank heater but it's upstairs a long way from my kitchen, for example. I would like to install a...
  9. Appliances
    Hi. I have an older model (circa 70's or 80's) Whirlpool electric range that came with my house. Today while cooking eggs, the heating element turned to Hi all of the sudden, without me touching or moving the temp. knob. I removed the pan, turned the knob to Low and it stayed on Hi (full...
  10. Electrical
    I'm remodeling a kitchen and I would like to know if I need to Put an outlet in a 8 feet peninsula based on code in East Orange NJ, if yes can it be in the end or back of the cabinet?or which kind can I use install in the cabinet or granite? Thanks for your help need to pass inspection! :smile:
  11. Electrical
    Hello all, Home inspection requires me to swap out a working, traditional 15A outlet in kitchen with GFI. I have 2 neutral (white) and 2 Black, one of which i have identified as hot using a non-contact tester. Four total wires connected to current non-GFI receptacle. I have partnered up...
  12. Plumbing
    Hello all! Trying to clean/descale an ELECTRIC tankless water heater. Model is a Bosch PowerStar AE125. Trying to clean/descale the mineral deposits that build up inside virtually all tankless water heaters. Admittedly, it has been a while, probably 2 -2.5 years. (Yeah, I know, I know...
  13. Electrical
    I am running 100 amp line from my service panel to my subpanel through 100' of underground PVC. I have to use copper per local code. I am going to use #3 Cu for my two hot wires. 1) What AWG size does my neutral wire have to be? I found this: Per NEC Sec. 220-22. You must size the neutral...
  14. Electrical
    Hey everyone my name is Frank Minio I live in Jersey Im Organic Certified ive got a Greenhouse but I’m currently in the process of covering a Hoophouse I need some advice as to heating it as well as Double layering of polyethylene for blowing insulation, need advice if I should put hip board in...
  15. Electrical
    Hi folks, We moved into a new flat about 6 months ago and have realised we're being billed for all of our electricity at the expensive "all day" rate - despite having a very large "Thermaflow" electric boiler which is designed to draw tons of power heating up water overnight to use throughout...
  16. Electrical
    My son has been having progressively worse headaches for several months. Finally went to the doctor, tests done, found nothing. It was suggested there might be a slight chance he has a sensitivity to whatever pulses are coming out of the smart meter that was installed around the time he...
  17. Electrical
    Hi there. So, I'm changing a vanity light fixture, and discover that the builder/previous owner cut the electrical box to allow for a copper pipe to run through it. See photos attached. First, is this ok? Second, any suggestions for how to replace? Should I try something similar with an old...
  18. Electrical
    in a closet wall, I found a circuit box. Inside the box was two incoming cables, with black connected to black and white connected to white. (grounding is all via conduit or BX cable). I need an outlet in that wall, so after confirming the breaker, I disconnected the wire nuts and attached to...
  19. Electrical
    This has been happening for awhile now. The power in my son's room randomly goes out along with my master bathroom and closet which are next to my son's room. They do not share a breaker. There is no problem with the breakers, tested and replaced. When it goes out it can stay out for days...
  20. Electrical
    So the question I have is about a 400 amp service. I have 2 structures a house and a garage with 1 service drop from the utility company that will be attached to the garage. The garage and the house are 20 feet apart max. My intentions are to install 1 200 amp panel in the house and the other...
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