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    Rewiring House DIY Info

    Check out this web page that has a some good info on installing larger guage wire in your home. It also has tons of benefits to energy costs and less risk of fire. That's the main reason behind why i was wondering about installing all 12g wire. Why i can't understand why someone would choose 14g...
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    Rewiring House DIY Info

    Hi I have another question. On my neutral ground bus bar this is one solid bar for both neutrals and ground wires. They say it is perfectly normal to only have one bus bar. Just just make sure your neutrals are separate from your ground wires on the bus bar (so the neutral wire has its own screw...
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    Rewiring House DIY Info

    Here's a perfect example of why I'm asking this question to more tips and advice. This guy wired this whole house in 12g wire in this video in 1994. He was doing a video showing how neat, nicely the wires are done from back then when he was younger. So I could not help my self but ask hey are...
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    Fresh Air Pipe VS Cold air Returns

    OK I figured out what the problem was it was because there should be a seal around the top of the furnace we're the exhaust pipe is I put tape on it now its sucking from the outside here is pics below https://photos.app.goo.gl/QBdyXdgohNfPVBws6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/M2kxfuAwJjreEqSM7...
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    Fresh Air Pipe VS Cold air Returns

    OK so I took a thin piece of paper put it up to the cold returns you can feel it sucking air in big time on all the inside cold air returns but I went outside did the same thing with the fresh air intake pvc pipe did not seem to be sucking in air any ideas on this or is that normal?
  6. J

    Rewiring House DIY Info

    Yea almost did that with my furnace they had 12g wire hooked onto a 15amp breaker. I almost put a 20 in because the furnace says it requires a 20 Amp for the furnace but the wires to the sump pump are a smaller gauge also hard wired in. It was a good thing i noticed!
  7. J

    Rewiring House DIY Info

    After getting all your guys advice I will wire the sockets with 12g wire 14g for lights. A lot of this stuff I read on the internet guess you can't believe everything you read. So i will stick to what you guys are telling me vs what some others may say! Thanks for all the replys.
  8. J

    Rewiring House DIY Info

    Yes I called code efforcemmt gave me the OK I had middle agency also inspection inspect my wiring he said looked nice was on the right track just need ground pig tails in my junction boxes which I did he passed it ill have them come again when I rewire the upper part of the house when I bought...
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    Fresh Air Pipe VS Cold air Returns

    Yea I have wings on the side of my house should did not have any problems last year but have to keep a eye on it in the winter the furnace exhaust pipe used to be facing down like the fresh air pipe it was the only pipe when I first bought my house year ago I removed that moved the exhaust...
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    Rewiring House DIY Info

    Hello I been in the process of rewiring my house have half the house rewired i asked people if I should rewire it in all 12 guage romex wire or 14 some people said 14 but most people say 12 that way you can upgrade breakers to 20amps and not have to tear out walls to upgrade the wire in the...
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    Fresh Air Pipe VS Cold air Returns

    Hello I recently installed a fresh air intake pvc pipe on my high efficiency furnace this past summer because I made my basement air tight by installing glass block windows well plus to have fresh air would be better option i thought as well but I have a cold air return in each room of my house...
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