Last Activity:04-22-2015 7:35 AM
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Posted in thread: Pressure test on 04-21-2015 at 06:44 AM
What if the test failed and you had a leak.? Hmmmmm , well I suppose I would fix the leak .God
Posted in thread: Pressure test on 04-20-2015 at 05:43 AM
First of all , I said nothing of releasing R410a . Second , I refreshed my memory and the EPA
regs recognize pressure testing with R22 . Please forgive my fuzzy memory . Be of good cheer ,
I did not k...
Posted in thread: Ductless Split Air Conditioners on 04-19-2015 at 08:25 AM
If you are comfortable doing HVAC / refrigeration , it is totally a DIY project to install a
mini split . And if you have the tooling . Or mount the inside and outside units & run the line
set . Line ...
Posted in thread: Pressure test on 04-19-2015 at 08:10 AM
Any reason R134a could not be used to pressure test a R410a line set on a heat pump ? Instead
of Nitrogen . The R134a should be removed when you vacuum down the system ? And , yes , I have
an EPA card...
Posted in thread: 14ga switch leg on a 12ga circuit on 09-08-2014 at 04:50 AM
Sorry, but I disagree. Codes DO NOT mean what inspectors say they mean. Codes mean what they
mean. Inspectors are there for enforcement and sometimes interpretation, and NO, they CANNOT
allow less tha...
Posted in thread: 14ga switch leg on a 12ga circuit on 09-06-2014 at 11:05 AM
Saying it is allowed where you are does not help. It IS wrong, PERIOD, and to suggest otherwise
is irresponsible.If it is traditionally done where you are all that says is that you have hack
Posted in thread: Two Hots Sharing a Neutral on 09-06-2014 at 10:41 AM
I agree , we use solid # 12 THHN all the time . Easier to bend around and put under screws for
receptacles or switches . " Back - stab " wired devices were a very bad idea . I am pretty sure
they are ...
Posted in thread: Use of 90 degree sweep verses 45+45 on 09-06-2014 at 04:23 AM
If you ever have to run a snake in the drain pipe , the less abrupt bends / transitions , the
better your chances are . I ended up using two 45 degree fittings to make an offset , on my 2"
Posted in thread: Two Hots Sharing a Neutral on 09-06-2014 at 04:10 AM
Very common , if the red and black are on opposite phases . The white / neutral only carries
the unbalance load between the 2 " hots " . On 120 / 240 VAC single phase service . Best I
Posted in thread: 14ga switch leg on a 12ga circuit on 09-06-2014 at 03:33 AM
Depending on where you are . It depends on the AHJ . It is often done on Romex / residential
work , here . I am not saying it is code legal . I am just saying that is the way it is
traditionally done ...