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  1. Electrical
    Hi everyone, this is my first post to this forum! I am planning to run a new 20a circuit to my garage from my circuit breaker. It will run approx. 5-60 ft from the breaker box to the back yard, then approx. 50 ft more underground to the garage. What is the best way to approach this? I...
  2. 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.
  3. Electrical
    I'm looking for opinions on cost effective options for an underground service I would like to install to a new home. (1000 SQFT) 93 sq meters. At the property line I have a pole with mast and 200A meter base. The house is 48 metres (exact from panel to load centre) away. My load caculation...
  4. Electrical
    The February 2004 Journal of Light Construction has an article in which they indicate that the required way to run power to an outbuilding is via an insulated neutral, which means you can't use common USE cable with a bare stranded neutral, and 'you should use four individual insulated cables...
  5. Electrical
    OK let's divide this into two main sections, with AC power coming and going... Preface: I have a 15'x15' detached work shed located about 50' from my house (single family, 150A AC service). The work shed is weathertight, modern asphalt shingled roof, vinyl siding over CDX plywood, with a set...
  6. Plumbing
    I have copper pipe to a spigot coming from the side of my house for a hose. I want to tap into that line, run it underground about 20 feet to my built in BBQ for a sink. Would I be able to use PVC? If not what type of piping would be best? Trying to avoid copper because of price. Relevant ...
  7. Electrical
    Also, I'm looking to run a line to a jacuzzi underground (240v/50amp) 1. What size wire (I was planning on using #6) 2. What type of wire? (Outdoor Romex in conduit is a no no I've heard?) 3. What size/type of conduit should I use? Thanks so much!
  8. Electrical
    I need to run an electrical line from the 200amp meter to a 230V well pump. The distance from the meter to the well is 800ft. I have several questions that I hope I can get some help on. 1. I'm wondering what is a better type of installation for this distance. Running conduit and installing...
  9. Plumbing
    I'm looking at pouring a slab in my backyard. I recently dug in a 4" schedule 40 sewer line that connects to the cast iron main - also in the backyard. It connects at about 4 feet underground and the run of the sewer line gradually rises from that 4 feet to about 18". My question is whether...
  10. Electrical
    I would like to run an underground circuit from a fuse panel to a water fountain about 50 to 60 feet away. I doubt if there ever would be anything plugged into that outlet that would exceed 15 amps, but 20 might be a safer bet, and if it's not too expensive, I could wire it for 30, which would...
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