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  1. The bare copper coming in alongside the two utility hot wires is the neutral. It's supposed to be insulated, not bare. The equipment grounding conductor doesn't come in with the utility wires, rather, they begin at the panel neutral bar and accompany each circuit. The 240 volt dryer circuit seems to be the only 240 circuit in the house.
  2. I have one. Not much call for it but when there is, it reveals important stuff.
  3. You mean it's actually hinged?
  4. It's a business maneuver. Anything to get more market share. Reminds me of Nicky. I don't have a dog in this fight anyway. If I see breaker brands not listed on the panel, all that means to me is that the wrong hands have touched this system. I look for what else those hands have done, for bigger fish, for the marlin, something better to put in my report. Over 30 years in the electrical trades and I can't recall ever correcting an issue that was caused by an off-brand breaker. Course, the only consequence of an off-brand might be is that it won't protect the circuit when it becomes overloaded, or shorted. JMHO
  5. Depends on whether or not this 'AC unit' has a manufacturer data plate with the minimum circuit ampacity, maximum breaker size information on it. All AC appliances with more than one motor should have this data plate. Where present, compliance with it would be a correct installation.
  6. I'm curious about the efflorescence. Why does it seem to favor the border between the spalled and un-damaged areas?
  7. I would install it at the higher elevation because moist air is lighter than dry air and will rise. You don't want humid air trapped anywhere. I would be sure to choose something at least 80 CF/minute. I live in a humid climate and have had to deal with humid bathrooms many times.
  8. No way would I sign it. The realtor is basically dumping all risks into the lap of whoever signs it. What the heck am I going to do should a 5th person walk into the house? Looks like someone wrote it up in a pub.
  9. Can you confirm that a 'high loop' is present in the dishwasher drain hose? Take a few photos of the interior of the sink cabinet.
  10. Marc

    Clip upper corner???

    Thanks fellas. I guess a good way to describe it is to not allow the top edge of the shingle to reach the valley. Cut it two inches back with a vertical cut.
  11. I'm in the process of replacing my roof cover. The Atlas Pristine instructions for closed cut valleys say to 'cut the upper corner' of the overlaying shingles. The diagram isn't clear. I've heard that before but I'm not clear on it. Anyone know what they mean by 'cut upper corner'? Why is it needed? Thanks, Marc
  12. Ok, I misunderstood. I thought you were asking about the combustion air intake for the furnace.
  13. To augment the exterior air intake? Its a garage closet so, what's the harm in taking air from the inside if its unconditioned and available?
  14. Square footage is only one of many factors in calculating heat load. I'm curious, how much tonnage does the AC have?
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