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    http://inspectapedia.com/electric/Electrical_Inspe...

    http://inspectapedia.com/electric/Electrical_Inspector_Safety.php

    http://inspectapedia.com/electric/Building_Electrical_Systems.php

    Sorry! These articles explain these panels were not actually...
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    Thanks again John. Here is a link to an...

    Thanks again John. Here is a link to an inspection website run by an engineer that is chock full of links to everything you ever wanted to know about inspecting just about anything but in this case,...
  3. Check out the many videos from Massad Ayoob. He...

    Check out the many videos from Massad Ayoob. He generally recommends a 9mm in warm weather and .45ACP in winter but both firing CorBon hollow points. Check out this vid.:...
  4. Thread: Got shocked

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    This information really needs to be passed on to...

    This information really needs to be passed on to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you're covered by OSHA this would be a recordable incident. UL, being the listing agency, should be...
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    NCV testers are a great tool but you must use...

    NCV testers are a great tool but you must use them wisely. For instance, just as with a DMM, ALWAYS test them first against a known power supply. No chirp-no good. Once you've identified the presence...
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    Guy was electrocuted in Fla. in a home with metal...

    Guy was electrocuted in Fla. in a home with metal studs. He was connecting the metal flex hose (transition duct) to the clothes dryer. The flex was touching a metal stud. A drywall screw had...
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    Glad you're ok Tim. To recap some of the points I...

    Glad you're ok Tim. To recap some of the points I made with Tim originally:
    Any electrical shock you survive means you were saved by a few Ohms of resistance somewhere. It only takes about 200mA of...
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    I have read numerous account from home inspectors...

    I have read numerous account from home inspectors who have been zapped or opened a cabinet only to see an exposed wire millimeters from grounding out the metal cabinet. Often, upon removal of the...
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    Passive makeup air is not reliable. There is not...

    Passive makeup air is not reliable. There is not enough pressure gradient to open that damper. The cross-sectional area of that damper's net free area means it would provide enough air to matter....
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    For future reference, it's generally preferred to...

    For future reference, it's generally preferred to run a smaller diameter line under medium pressure for the distance run to an MP regulator (with an approved shutoff, sediment trap and ground union...
  11. The fact this is even being debated is sad and...

    The fact this is even being debated is sad and sick. A human being has the God-given right to defend their lives and those of their fellow man---PERIOD! For some government to claim by decree or...
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    See mfr specs Typically -0.02 to -0.04 wci

    See mfr specs
    Typically -0.02 to -0.04 wci
  13. The B-vent appears to be running downhill, has...

    The B-vent appears to be running downhill, has screws in it, is improperly supported, does not have the require listed firestop and is in direct contact with combustibles. It also appears there is...
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    Brian is still the hypocrite I found him to be...

    Brian is still the hypocrite I found him to be years ago and why I have ignored him for so long. It pains me to see my friends getting sucked in to his little traps so allow me this one post and I'll...
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    The BIA has stated not to seal masonry unless it...

    The BIA has stated not to seal masonry unless it is 100% vapor permeable such as ChimneySaver, which DOES work as advertised. It sounds like you have a chimney made of soft, non-Severe Weather grade...
  16. I'm thinking the family of eight situation may...

    I'm thinking the family of eight situation may have been a murder/ suicide.

    There are so many warnings about not using gasoline engines inside or even near buildings it isn't funny. Still, it is...
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    The new taller

    The new taller <50 gallon WHs will not fit in a Lot of situations and those that do will likely spill flue gases into the building. For one, you have to increase the vent connector from 3" to 4" if...
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    Your chimney connector is highly suspect. Notice...

    Your chimney connector is highly suspect. Notice all the stains from condensation on the pipe and the wall behind it? Also, that pipe should not slope back. It should rise vertically as much as...
  19. This is an odd standard to list your device to....

    This is an odd standard to list your device to. I'm really curious about their strategy here and I smell a rat. As Jim said, this is not a true CO standard and the alert levels are up to the mfr. as...
  20. I know of no restriction on what can be sold in...

    I know of no restriction on what can be sold in hardware stores. Heck, they sell gas water heaters without restriction. UL2075 is intended for CO alarms in parking garages and similar locations where...
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    There are a number of issues to address here....

    There are a number of issues to address here. When the boiler was converted, the chimney should have undergone a Level II inspection by a qualified professional inspector to ascertain the suitability...
  22. Being a tenant puts you in a different situation....

    Being a tenant puts you in a different situation. I would send a letter to the landlord certified mail return receipt detailing your concerns based upon information from the service tech and other...
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    Not if but when the tape fails and the blanket...

    Not if but when the tape fails and the blanket falls down it will obstruct air passageways which can lead to overheating and permanent damage to the unit, incomplete combustion including the...
  24. Thread: Doc Bob

    by hearthman
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    Please read Site Rules. No DIY in this forum. If...

    Please read Site Rules. No DIY in this forum. If you are a pro, get your post count up and apply for membership so we can freely discuss in the Pro locked forums.

    Thanks
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    If you do your Longest Run calcs. correctly, the...

    If you do your Longest Run calcs. correctly, the CSST charts will do the work for you. Don't worry about downsizing because those charts take into acct. the Equivalent Hydraulic Diameter (EHD), which...
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    TM, TC or the RTD ?

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    This is a comparison btw thermistors, RTDs and TCs. For comparison, an industrial 3 wire 100 Ohm RTD with a 316ss thermowell for measuring a process temp. and transmit a 4-20mA output would...
  27. There must be a listed firestop at the ceiling...

    There must be a listed firestop at the ceiling with an attic insulation shield to maintain the stated clearance to combustibles. If there is insulation against the roof deck, the penetration must...
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    How is a wood stove connected to a ahu?

    How is a wood stove connected to a ahu?
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    Can you please use some complete sentences and...

    Can you please use some complete sentences and punctuation?
    What make and model is the woodstove?
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    The illierate girlfriend's public comments on TV...

    The illierate girlfriend's public comments on TV after the trial should be evidence of perjury. She tried to sculpt the storyline to meet the timeline and geography. She said he ran to the point he...
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    This country is tone deaf about Travon Martin....

    This country is tone deaf about Travon Martin. The illiterate girlfriend admitted on national TV once the trial was over that Trayvon made it to his dad's house where they spoke on the phone...
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    Yes, as long as you provide one of two choices...

    Yes, as long as you provide one of two choices for the vent:
    a) a listed vent limiter but only if located in a well ventilated area without a ready ignition source or
    b) pipe the vent to the...
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    It looks like you have a ventfree fireplace. That...

    It looks like you have a ventfree fireplace. That means even if it is properly set up perfectly, clean and operating within mfrs. specs. it can still stink. As far as adjustments with ventfree, the...
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    This is 10 psi from the tank over to the house...

    This is 10 psi from the tank over to the house where a second stage regulator drops it down to 2 psi instead of the traditional 14 wci which is 1/2 psi.The end appliance is about 100 feet from this...
  35. I would contact your district attorney's office...

    I would contact your district attorney's office along with your state attorney general and file a possible fraud case. He has admitted defrauding you. You have a written contract and he knowingly...
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    Glad they hired a specialist

    No pics--story related to me about a house I worked on. I was called to install two LP gas direct vent insert fireplaces into a ~$1.5 million house earlier this year. I found multiple major gas...
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    Reset snap disc #2. Otherwise, this is beyond the...

    Reset snap disc #2. Otherwise, this is beyond the scope of this forum and we're not allowed to give DIY advice. If it is snap disc #2, this generally means the stove and liner need to be cleaned. See...
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    Flexseal is no different than using aluminum...

    Flexseal is no different than using aluminum coilstock on your exterior wood surfaces instead of paint---it covers us a problem instead of correcting it. Note the propellent for this stuff. Each use...
  39. Tell your contractor that double walled pipe is...

    Tell your contractor that double walled pipe is not tested or listed for a Category IV appliance, which is what your new one is. It is not approved for positive vent pressure, which your new one is....
  40. Thread: Co alarm

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    UL listed CO alarms are unreliable (by design)...

    UL listed CO alarms are unreliable (by design) and often alert "false positives". However, you cannot take the chance it's nothing so you need to call 911 after you've evacuated the building and...
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    What a hack! He should have used:...

    What a hack! He should have used: https://www.getflexseal.com/?MID=6169917
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    He said he didn't have his "namonitor" to check...

    He said he didn't have his "namonitor" to check the pressure switch. Has no clue about DSI ignition systems or flame rectification or safety or sanity. I guess he just needs to replace those melted...
  43. Fp 640 is the replacement for the SC56. It can do...

    Fp 640 is the replacement for the SC56. It can do everything you need in HVAC from a DMM, clamp meter and digital thermometer all in one sleek, strong well though-out unit. The SC640 is basically the...
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    I don't consider oil "goop" but regardless you...

    I don't consider oil "goop" but regardless you don't want ANY foreign 'material' to enter the lumen of the tubing. Yes, I know Nylog is supposedly bullet proof compatible with refrigerant oils but...
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    Why are you playing with an electrical component...

    Why are you playing with an electrical component you are not trained or qualified to touch? Please do humanity and stop tinkering. These things are not kids Christmas erector sets. BTW, you may have...
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    If they had only used UL 181 a/b-FX tape....

    If they had only used UL 181 a/b-FX tape....
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    copper tube handbook

    See attachment. No goop on flares. :beat:
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    What impresses me is that if you're resorting to...

    What impresses me is that if you're resorting to consulting with an internet blog on wire sizing, that is all the more reason not to do it. As Timebuilder and others have tried to convey to you, this...
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    'Like'

    'Like'
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    AC13, you keep using that word "safe" as if one...

    AC13, you keep using that word "safe" as if one of us or some dopey manufacturer or service tech hold the power to grant you that state. It is a fantasy and impossible to attain. You may get safe-er...
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