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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-26-2011, 10:25 AM
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Posted By jsbeckton
The pipes are to a sink on an exterior wall. It's...

The pipes are to a sink on an exterior wall. It's in a location where there is a bumpout so no basement underneath. Wonder if there is some kind of heat trace that can be insalled to make sure they...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-25-2011, 11:11 AM
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Posted By jsbeckton
I think there is a little misunderstanding. My...

I think there is a little misunderstanding. My boiler is not leaking water or losing pressure. I am concerned about some pipes freezing while we are away (nothing to do with the boiler system) so I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-24-2011, 05:53 AM
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Posted By jsbeckton
Turn off boiler while we are away?

We have a boiler for hot water heat (in addition to our hot water heater) and I wanted to know if isolating the water when we leave every day is ok? (We have some pipes that are suceptile to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-07-2010, 11:08 AM
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Posted By jsbeckton
Ceiling Height Issue

I removed a wall between 2 rooms to combine them. For some reason one of the rooms had 2 layers of the drywall type backer board for the plaster while the other room has just one. Obviously I now...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-11-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,093
Posted By jsbeckton
So basically you are saying the open neutral is...

So basically you are saying the open neutral is no longer grounded ands thus retains the voltage when the switch is closed because there can be no current flow back to the ground?

So there would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-10-2010, 11:30 AM
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Posted By jsbeckton
If the com was not open wouldn't you still have...

If the com was not open wouldn't you still have an open path between the hot and the com? Why does it read 120V if its open but ~0 if it is closed.

So would there be any reason for the breaker to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-09-2010, 10:14 AM
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Posted By jsbeckton
He is not a licenced electrician. I still am...

He is not a licenced electrician. I still am having trouble understanding how a open neutral can cause it to be at 120V?

Also, should the breaker have tripped?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By jsbeckton
Correction, this is possible. Apparently the...

Correction, this is possible. Apparently the digital multimeter is subject to reading phantom voltages due to its high impedance.

Phantom voltage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,093
Posted By jsbeckton
Ok, sorry I misunderstood what you were saying. I...

Ok, sorry I misunderstood what you were saying. I did mention that it was working for over a month so that couldn't have been the problem because it never would have worked in the first place.

...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2010, 08:55 AM
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Posted By jsbeckton
When you say that you have good voltage do you...

When you say that you have good voltage do you mean ~120V between the hot and the ground or between the hot and the neutral?

If there is contact somewhere between a neutral and hot the neutral...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2010, 08:51 AM
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Posted By jsbeckton
Are these false reading right in the 120V range...

Are these false reading right in the 120V range and if so how is this possible? I have never had this happen to me.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,093
Posted By jsbeckton
[QUOTE=JoeD;47312]Hot ground reverse is the...

[QUOTE=JoeD;47312]Hot ground reverse is the indication of an open neutral. 120volts measured on the neutral confirms that indication.
Look for a loose conenction on the neutral wire.[QUOTE]

See...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,093
Posted By jsbeckton
The hot being attached to the ground woudln't...

The hot being attached to the ground woudln't make the neutral line 120V. Also, I couldn't have had a 120V potential between the hot and the ground if this were the case.

Thanks anyways.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,093
Posted By jsbeckton
*** UPDATE *** Found the problem! It turns...

*** UPDATE ***

Found the problem! It turns out that the contractor didn’t mount the lighting wires far enough away from the surface of the joists. When he installed the drywall one of the screws...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-04-2010, 12:46 PM
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Posted By jsbeckton
HOT and NEUTRAL both reading 120V???

Hello everyone, I have been remodeling an old house for about 4 months and this will be my first post. A contractor moved a wall and the wiring in it, while adding some new recessed lighting and an...
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