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  1. zannej

    What did you do today?

    It's pretty common in Chinese/Asian families for the children to stay with their parents. They usually don't have large families though. You'll have the grandparents, their grown sons and the son's wife & kid(s). The daughters are expected to move in with the husband's parents when they get...
  2. zannej

    What did you do today?

    Shan, the soap looks cool! I'm very sorry about the situation with your mother. I know how that can be. Mine will refuse to do stuff she can easily do and complains if I'm not home to wait on her hand and foot-- even when I'm out getting groceries or taking care of something that needs to be...
  3. zannej

    What did you do today?

    Shan, the soap reminds me of fudge. Looks delicious. LOL. Glad you don't have Covid. The lump on Itsy's chin turned out to be an abscess as I suspected. Vet had to sedate her and keep her over lunchtime to lance it. I was told that last night, Nightmeow's mother got territorial over food and...
  4. zannej

    What did you do today?

    Flyover, I first thought about taking a screenshot and then realized it wouldn't capture the lines. I think I will first mount this messed up monitor and see how the cats behave around it (to see if they try to climb on the arm) and if the arm will hold up weight if they try to climb on it. I...
  5. zannej

    What did you do today?

    Eddie, I'm glad you were able to help your friends get back in touch. I'm also relieved your friend is still alive. Sad to hear about his wife passing though. Shan, the soaps look good! I hope you don't have Covid and that you get feeling better soon. More lines have appeared on my screen...
  6. zannej

    Shutter painting colors house exterior

    I like the lighter one because it won't get as hot, won't absorb as much of the heat, and is less likely to fade over time. Very dark colors like charcoal/black tend to fade and end up looking horrible. You could do a neutral gray color or a slate blue (as others have suggested). I think either...
  7. zannej

    Need advice on choosing better float system for water well cistern

    When my internet gets unthrottled I'll have to post more pictures. Friend helped me look at the cables today. Other than the black cable, we couldn't see any markings but friend said they appear to be 10awg. The black one is actually 8awg, but we are going to replace it with 10 to have...
  8. zannej

    Need advice on choosing better float system for water well cistern

    Thanks, Eddie. I was hoping they were load wires (as in they continue downstream) so the switch is not required to continue them. Friend is going to come over and help me look at the cables and try to identify markings. He says the pump is wired in 230v mode but I am not sure how to check that...
  9. zannej

    Need advice on choosing better float system for water well cistern

    I drew a crappy sketch to try to make the wiring situation make sense Off-White cable comes from underground & goes to the junction box at the top. 1st Orange Cable (OC1) comes from the junction box and goes to the switch on top of the cistern Black Cable comes from the switch and goes to the...
  10. zannej

    Help with stove wiring question.

    So, is the appropriate cable type 8/4 or 8/3 with ground (per description on the label for it)? Is this stove going to be hard-wired or is it going to be plugged in? (which would require an outlet)? I personally like the option of a plug in case it malfunctions and you need to unplug it. My...
  11. zannej

    Need advice on choosing better float system for water well cistern

    To answer some questions: I have absolutely no idea how deep or far down the water is. This whole setup was here before we bought the house and was likely here for decades. We believe the original installer may have been Mr. Clark (who is either dead or retired now). He developed Alzheimers...
  12. zannej

    Need advice on choosing better float system for water well cistern

    I eventually plan to replace the whole shed, but for now I should probably put something on the roof to try to patch it. When I went back and looked I realized the 2nd orange cable was coming out of the switch and going to the pressure switch of the jet pump. I'll post more pics and a more...
  13. zannej

    Need advice on choosing better float system for water well cistern

    Followup question since my brain isn't working (I'm about to go check the well in a few minutes). If the float setup to FILL the tank is set to Normally Closed (which would then send signal to the contactor) does that mean I would need a Normally Open contactor so that it will close (and turn...
  14. zannej

    Need advice on choosing better float system for water well cistern

    Picture Post #2 This is the fill pipe (and the mess of junk on top of the lid that I really need to clean off-- it's still wet from the overflow). Looks like there is a piece that can be turned to get the pipe to come loose if need be. This is the hole for the rod. I put my finger next to it...
  15. zannej

    Need advice on choosing better float system for water well cistern

    Thanks, Eddie. I almost put off getting updated pics but I made myself do it. I got to see a cute little frog on the cistern and my cow came over to see me. Looks like she pushed in the covering for the doorway to lick the salt that was supposed to be for the water softener. LOL. I only took...
  16. zannej

    What did you do today?

    Septic tank service called before 8am. Guy was on my road trying to figure out where to go. I guess his boss didn't pass on the note to take a right at the fork (left goes to the river). I could see his truck from my window as he got closer and he could see the busted car port. I went out and...
  17. zannej

    Help with stove wiring question.

    I'm glad you checked before ending up with insufficient wiring. You going with 8 or 6?
  18. zannej

    Nooooob

    Congratulations and welcome to the forum!
  19. zannej

    Need advice on choosing better float system for water well cistern

    I need to get some updated pictures. One of the orange cables went to the switch and the other orange cable came out of the switch and was hung over something (maybe a hook) before going back down to the pump. My friend told me he wired the pump to be 230v (he said hot hot ground makes it 230 vs...
  20. zannej

    Need advice on choosing better float system for water well cistern

    Hmm.. My pump shows that it pulls 12.2A max (at least that's what it seems to say on the motor). I was told that 13A and above would work. But yeah, advice from afar is reliant on what info I can provide and how accurate it is. Part of the problem is that the electrical in the shed is a hot...
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