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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've just cut several trenches (2-3 ft wide x 25 ft long) in my existing concrete slab to run plumbing. The slab was about 4in thick with wire mesh and a plastic barrier between the concrete and the wet clay like soil (home located in New Orleans). I also had to break up footings in a few...
  2. Electrical
    My son has a workshop that's 150 feet from his house. He has 100 amps going into the main house (rural) and 200 amps to an outside panel below the meter (on the house). I would like to run 100 amps to his workshop for him from this outside panel. It seems straight forward to me, but I thought I...
  3. Electrical
    Hello. I am in Oshawa, Ontario. I need to run a 20amp circuit to the shed to power the shed lights, tv and ceiling fan and an outside GFI for a pool motor (8A). Here are the details. - 120' run (Basement panel to shed) - 85' is outside. (25' underground) - Want to run conduit along the house...
  4. Plumbing
    It is my understanding that using solid pvc underground, with the right angled flow will prevent any ice blockage in the winter. Is that correct? My underground downspout drainage flows consistently downhill at roughly 2 inches for every 8 ft for about 50 ft length.
  5. Electrical
    Hi-I enjoy this site very much. I'm writing for the first time because I'm going to wire a workshop at my house that's 130 feet away. I run a kiln and multiple heavy equipment at the same time; I need 100 amp service. My house gets 300 amp from the drop down, 100 goes into the house and 200 goes...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I had a concrete patio and walkway put in my backyard. The patio is sloped to the back fence, so rainwater will flow to the back fence and slightly to the left (if facing toward the back fence). When it rains, water flows from the back fence into the backyard. For drainage, I was thinking of...
  7. Electrical
    We are putting in new electric service in a rural area. We’ll have 2 poles set to reach our property, then we’ll be trenching about 250 ft. Our plan is to put in RV service and later build a cabin about 20 ft over. Now we have to purchase the conduit and line and, which I understand the line is...
  8. Electrical
    Hello When I bought my house, there were 6 copper wires strung in the air between my house and the separated garage. The insulation was cracked and copper was exposed. First thing I did was shut off the main, cut those wires down, and cap the ends. I want to run 2 x 20 amp lines to my...
  9. Building & Construction
    I am trying to run an underground electric conduit through an area with very little topsoil. I have had numerous conversations with the local electrical inspector and various professional electricians about this work. The electrical aspect is quite straightforward but the excavation is...
  10. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We're digging a french drain system and hit solid rock for about 10 feet in length. We need to get about 1 foot deep through that length of rock and then its dirt again. What is the best option? Paying for a rock saw rental(really expensive) or jackhammering it? What's best. Please help...
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