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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-17-2013, 07:42 PM
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Posted By toofast
Ok, so as a follow up - the licensed genny guy...

Ok, so as a follow up - the licensed genny guy came in and did his stuff. He followed the rules related to the multi branch circuits, etc.

I was doing some testing to make sure all the label...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-17-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By toofast
Yep, I am coming through the BACK of the box,...

Yep, I am coming through the BACK of the box, which is totally sealed from the elements.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-14-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By toofast
Awesome and thanks much!

Awesome and thanks much!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-14-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By toofast
Outdoor THHN transition to Indoor Romex

My father in law (who used to be a licensed) can't remember exactly the right way to finish this off.

We had a builder run some THHN for some new outdoor lights. He terminated at the outdoor Jbox...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-04-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By toofast
Ok trying to catch up.... Yes...Hot water...

Ok trying to catch up....

Yes...Hot water tank is GAS, but it has a FAN to provide AIR - it uses VERY LITTLE JUICE - yet it is on its own 20 amp circuit (of course tied into the foyer light -...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-29-2013, 10:11 AM
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Posted By toofast
Correct...my main panel has 42 20 amp breakers. ...

Correct...my main panel has 42 20 amp breakers. My Genny (if I ever get it going) will power most of the critical circuits but not all.

Keep in mind (although I am no expert) the total amps of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-28-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By toofast
Yeah I agree with not listening to the neighbor. ...

Yeah I agree with not listening to the neighbor.

As a side note...is there ANY WAY to split out these circuits...without rewiring the whole house ?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-27-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By toofast
Ok, I did a bit more research and I THINK this is...

Ok, I did a bit more research and I THINK this is called multi-wire branch circuit (MWBC).

Hope this helps.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-27-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By toofast
Generator install - unique home wiring or not

I was not sure what to call this thread....so here we go.

I bought a Generator that would power 10 - 20 amp circuits in my house. We live in the country and often lose power, especially in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-30-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By toofast
Ok gang....thanks much. I think I need to hire a...

Ok gang....thanks much. I think I need to hire a pro who is current on codes for pools.

I wil try to explain what I was trying to do to help.

I was JUST going to have my father in law run the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-27-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By toofast
So does this mean this is a super complicated...

So does this mean this is a super complicated subject or is my question so off that no one wants to even start trying to help - if so, I get it...please just let me know.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-23-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By toofast
In Ground Pool Wiring Help

I need to have my father in law (who is an electrician - but he is not totally current on all codes, etc) run me a new "outside box".

I currently have 200 amp service, with a 60 amp sub panel for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 08-23-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By toofast
Ok, after digging around this pool forum looks a...

Ok, after digging around this pool forum looks a bit dead, I will post in the electrical forum.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 08-23-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By toofast
Electrical Questions here or in Electrical Forum

So I have a "Detailed" electrical question for in ground pool wiring. Should I ask this in this forum or just in the main electrical. Figured I would ask before I start writing a novel.

Thanks...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 08-23-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By toofast
I'll try to help a bit...so I was given this...

I'll try to help a bit...so I was given this number by a few folks locally. $1,000 per ft. So a 20 ft long pool (assuming not 20 ft wide of course) would be roughly $20K.

Includes install, basic...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-17-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,248
Posted By toofast
Whole House Sub Panel Surge Protection

I have a basement remodel in progress...my father in law (who is an electrician, actually used to be, now 80 years old), anyways...he helped me install a secondary 60 amp sub panel to feed the entire...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 08-17-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By toofast
ok..very good...that is exactly the kind of...

ok..very good...that is exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for!

Thanks again!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 08-17-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By toofast
I assume you mean that the safe and sound is NOT...

I assume you mean that the safe and sound is NOT THREE times as quiet...or it is at least more than 3 times quiet, perhaps justifying the cost.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 08-17-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By toofast
Safe N Sound is 3 times the price of regular...

Safe N Sound is 3 times the price of regular insulation...so now I just gotta figure out if it is 3 times as quiet. Plus I can't find anyplace that sell the tracks....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 08-17-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By toofast
So as an update we can get safe and sound in the...

So as an update we can get safe and sound in the US....guess I was thinking about another product. I found it as a special order at lowes - WOW is it expensive.

May not be worth it...

Do you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 08-17-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By toofast
Wow, I was thinking this was an easy question...

Wow, I was thinking this was an easy question .... not sure I have the coin for all this fancy stuff :-)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 08-16-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By toofast
Only problem is we can not get safe and sound in...

Only problem is we can not get safe and sound in the good old USA :-)

Do you have any additional info on the metal strips? Is that to hold the insulation in or to isolate the drywall from the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 08-16-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By toofast
Basement Ceiling Help

Ok, so I've been working away and now I am starting to insulate. I am good on the walls, but how about the basement ceiling?

Bit of background, have a newer house with poured concrete walls, and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-13-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,189
Posted By toofast
Well, I feel kinda dumb. I never realized...

Well, I feel kinda dumb.

I never realized how the landscappers messed up. They built the bed about 4 inches above the sill on the glass blocks. You can see the old "line" in the pictures.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-12-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,189
Posted By toofast
Thanks so far for the feedback. I guess I...

Thanks so far for the feedback.

I guess I should have clarified a few things...

1) I have a exterior drain tile system already installed...and since water is flowing into the sump box, I can...
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