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  1. Thanks guys, I appreciate it. I really need more edu on elec. Getting it soon....
  2. It is a 100 amp breaker and I assume it is the main disconnect. this is a new install and no legend. I am to understand that conduit is not allowed inside a service panel? the panel is rated for up to 125 amps. EATON.
  3. The pipe appears to be an extension of the overhead weather mast that the SEC enter the building through. Maybe a complete pic of the entire panel might help. Click to Enlarge 117.85 KB
  4. Came across this yesterday. Still not sure if it is allowed. Solid ground was attaced to a ground rod on the exterior of the home(the rod was loose and does not appear to be to proper depth). Then, in the 125 amp panel, the stranded copper ground is spliced with a copper irreversible clamp(which does not appeat to have been bent or spread to make it irreversible), and another bare copper conductor coming off a buss to the conduit pipe that the sec's use from the overhead mast. House is built on a crawl and I found no signs of a ground to pipes in the crawlspace. Is this legal? From what I understand, some jurisdictions are more lenient than others on splices? Click to Enlarge 76.04 KB Click to Enlarge 56.77 KB
  5. Mark and John, I appreciate the replies. I have taken your advice and passed it on. Thanks again!
  6. House is a 1977 flip that has a new panel (200-amp). In the panel the legend for the GFCI's point to AFCI circuit breakers. The GFCI outlets have the test buttons/reset on the outlets in both bathrooms. I tripped them and they would not reset. I go to the panel, and the AFCI breaker is tripped. So, I reset the AFCI breaker, go back to the outlet and it still wont reset. I go to another bathroom and find that that GFCI has power. Long story short, I went all over the house and exterior checking to see if any other outlets were tied to the bathroom that I originally tripped and never did get a clear indication of how this circuit was configured. Somehow, not sure how, after several attempts, the GFCI that I originally tripped came back on and I left it alone. My questions is: Can GFCI outlets be connected to AFCI breakers? Also, the AFCI breakers in the panel would not reset unless you pressed the test button(that was already tripped) again to make it release. In other words the test button on the AFCI breaker in the panel would stay "pressed-in" until I manually made it release, then reset the breaker... Any help would be appreciated. Thanks again in advance for your expertise! Click to Enlarge 106.81 KB
  7. Sorry, yes it is sched 40 not abs. dont know what I was typing. The roof is steel panel original construction built in 09. That is common in this area. I appreciate your replies and you did confirm my opinion.
  8. In the attic, the kitchen, laundry and two bathrooms share the one vent that penetrates to the roof. One section of this vent sags and pitches downward for about 10 feet before going vertical and up through the roof. Is this allowed? Can moisture from rain or condensation essentially plug this vent at the low spot rendering the one vent useless? It appears that the ABS 40 piping just does not have the proper support and has sagged. Click to Enlarge 49.37 KB
  9. First of all, the service conductors are not protected at grade entry below the meter. I believe they are supposed to be in conduit 8" above and 18" below grade. But what about in the crawlspace where they enter the home? Do they have to be protected here where they enter the crawlspace, and can they run in tandem with the water supply line? Water lines next to electric? does not seem right...Any insight would be great. I cant find it any of my texts... Click to Enlarge 54.49 KB
  10. House is built on a slab. No hose bibb anywhere close....
  11. Exposure of this pic is not good. This was taken in a bedroom closet opposite wall of the main bathroom. It is in a corner that is where the tub is but on the back side of the tub. That is to say that it is at the other end from where the faucets, drain, showerhead, etc., are...Is this a vavle that is just missing the handle? You guys are all great and I do appreciate your knowledge.. Thanks again in advance. Click to Enlarge 11.75 KB
  12. I encountered the same siding today. And it is delaminnating and I agree, It looks like crap and is all over the place. Stucatto? Click to Enlarge 36.86 KB
  13. and the crushed shim, that dropped about 1/4 to 1/2 inch resulted in a horizontal crack upstairs between two door frames. The floor has a slope to it for about 2 feet towards this wall. Click to Enlarge 30.16 KB Click to Enlarge 56.01 KB
  14. I ask cause this is the result. A crushed plywood shim. I believe because of waaayyy toooo much moisture under the home. foundation vents are closed. Hvac ducts insulation has been chewed off by pets, dryer vent uninsulated in the crawlspace, etc... Click to Enlarge 55.05 KB
  15. crawlspace with intermediate columns. Plywood is used as shims. The plywood extends out past all points of contact with the joists. That is correct, no beams. All joists that are run from the foundation walls to the columns and intersected with hangers where at right angels to each other. Can plywood be an acceptable shim for the joist to rest on at the top of the columns? There is no metal between the concrete columns and the wood shims...I know.... Click to Enlarge 55.91 KB
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