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  • Home repair, bicycling, kayaking
  • Dan G
  • San Diego


  • Posted in thread: new underground service on 05-02-2015 at 09:19 AM
    Just lazy or what? Don't like digging a 24" trench twice? HeheheheheI have collocated gas and
    electrical in the same trench. Our code is 18" for gas and 11" for 110VAC. No problem. What are
    you using ...

  • Posted in thread: 3 wire versus 4 wire? on 04-30-2015 at 06:38 PM
    Made the call based on new information ... Existing is 3 wire #10. The new equipment will be
    ..... wait for it .... a charging station for a Tesla all-electric car.The specs call for a 4
    wire, #6 to h...

  • Posted in thread: 3 wire versus 4 wire? on 04-29-2015 at 10:05 PM
    The debate is on! The existing 220VAC outlet , 3 wire (twist lock) does not conform to the 4
    wire (straight blade) plug on the new equipment.One guy says there is a pigtail adapter.One guy
    says NO WAY...

  • Posted in thread: Mortar for a retaining wall on 04-29-2015 at 10:00 PM
    Sounds like you have a wall which has been color coated, not painted. This is done with a thin
    layer of stucco mix, typically a fine consistency, which is applied wet and troweled smooth.
    The viscosit...

  • Posted in thread: My new electrical service on 04-28-2015 at 08:38 AM
    With either approach remember that panel enclosures may not be located in bathrooms or close
    closets but junction boxes that enclose splices can be. Hahahaha ... Imagine my surprise when I
    walked into...

  • Posted in thread: Ground and Neutral on 04-25-2015 at 05:15 PM
    Have been following your adventure. I would start by powering down the main and getting to work
    in your shop. Tighten everything ... literally. All feed lines from the main into your
    sub-panel (at the...

  • Posted in thread: IRON Fence Jig on 04-24-2015 at 09:47 AM
    NICE ! As a wood guy, I find the world of welding fascinating. Those spear points are very
    cool. A lot of work for a hobby and for family. Hope you got something in return. :D

  • Posted in thread: Exteror pine window casing and other trim on 04-24-2015 at 08:21 AM
    Kinda of an open ended question, right? Depends on your climate and the look you are trying to
    achieve. Pictures of the cabin would really help. The choice of finish depends on factors like
    décor, des...

  • Posted in thread: Couple questions on wiring a hot tub. on 04-22-2015 at 08:51 AM
    I always run individual conductors for hot tubs, ever sheathed fpr the exact reason: heat. use
    3/4" conduit which is appropriate for this circuit. Unless your conduit starts at the main box,
    you will ...

  • Posted in thread: Prepping Door on 04-18-2015 at 10:01 PM
    Urethane will certainly do that if you choose the gloss version. You can choose anything from
    that to as low as a matte finish. Here is one of a set of tables we built for a restaurant. The
    finish is ...

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