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Old 04-13-2024, 11:27 AM   #376
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gutted the house, added a lot of pot lights etc.

My electrician wants and say we do need a sub panel which will be $2000

i need to know wtf, is it legit, is 2k reasonable... can anyone provide insight?
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Electrical work is finished and he/she wants to add a subpanel after the fact? Are you upgrading service at all? Ie, you currently get 100A from the city, but electrician wants to make it 200A
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I've been putting an effort into my lawn this year to see how good I can get it. Bought a soil analysis test, bought lime to neutralize the soil, fertilizer to adjust for nutrients that were missing based on the soil test, some top dressing and seed.

Well it's been ok but not as great as I'd hoped. I had a few bare areas from dead leaves and grubs over the winter and those unfortunately did not fill in.



However the areas with existing grass is looking pretty good.

Finally cut the lawn today after seeding about 4 weeks ago to see thr initial results of all my hard work and $$$ as well as cleaned my glass patio cover.





Next on the plan this weekend is to power wash the deck and patio furniture.
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Did you climb on top of the cover or cleaned from the ladder? It looks really clean!
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Did you climb on top of the cover or cleaned from the ladder? It looks really clean!
Cleaned from the ladder. I think I saw the installers stand on the cover but I'm not sure what weight it could support. Would be way easier if I stood on it.

There are streaks for sure, if I was patient to dry and wipe the squeegee each time it would be cleaner, but I ain't got no time for that


But yeah I did it from the ladder, I bought two of these from Princess Auto last autumn and made a 12ft pole just for this purpose

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Shower head + faucet is leaking will need to replace the cartridge behind the knob.

Anyone done this before or should I hire someone?



Bathroom fan is also rattling and noisy!
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If you can find the part numbers and can turn a wrench the shower cartridge is a very easy DIY. Bathroom fan may take a little more skill depending if it's a re/re of the same model or if you're changing our to something else but not outside the skillset of most RSers if you have experience tinkering with your car.
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Cleaned from the ladder. I think I saw the installers stand on the cover but I'm not sure what weight it could support. Would be way easier if I stood on it.

There are streaks for sure, if I was patient to dry and wipe the squeegee each time it would be cleaner, but I ain't got no time for that


But yeah I did it from the ladder, I bought two of these from Princess Auto last autumn and made a 12ft pole just for this purpose

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The last people that washed and painted my awning used planks like this to get on top.


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Anyone done this before or should I hire someone?



Bathroom fan is also rattling and noisy!
I've changed a few. Not all are the same. Delta was a one piece, just pull out the old and push in the new. I think the other brand was Moen, and that was 2 part a mixer and diverter. Had to make 2 trips to the store cuz I changing only 1 part didn't solve the problem.

It's pretty simple, just need some basic tools and know how to shut off the water. Some rough in valves can let you shut off right at your shower, otherwise you need to shut off your whole place. I had to shut off my whole house each time I did the shower valve.

FYI if yours is Delta, try to utilize the lifetime warranty. It was pretty painless to get them to mail me a replacement.
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Shower head + faucet is leaking will need to replace the cartridge behind the knob.

Anyone done this before or should I hire someone?

Bathroom fan is also rattling and noisy!
can be done yourself. just make sure you have the tools and ensure any nuts and bolts don't fall into the drain LOL. it does happen.

as for bathroom fan, take it out, give it a clean wipe and 99% of the time it'll be smooth unless the barring is done .
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This is in a condo and I've been advised 2x that I shouldn't do the shower faucet because if I fuck up I may leak into floors below me.

But watching this video, seems super easy. But worried about liability.

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Electrical work is finished and he/she wants to add a subpanel after the fact? Are you upgrading service at all? Ie, you currently get 100A from the city, but electrician wants to make it 200A
they are still working on the wiring.
saying they need more space' they can totally use these dual circuits... say it might trip 100AMP wth

total BS. hot water tank (not even the instant heating ones), heat pump / aC, oven, dryer.. no EV.. 2600 sq ft.. 4 rooms.. ic an't see how we can trip 100AMP unless they wire like shit.


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This is in a condo and I've been advised 2x that I shouldn't do the shower faucet because if I fuck up I may leak into floors below me.

But watching this video, seems super easy. But worried about liability.

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If you have your own shut off to your unit. DIY. Water isn't going to leak to other floors cuz the golden part of the rough in protrudes into the shower area, so excess water will drip into the shower and not behind the wall. Since you have already shut off the water to your suite, worst case is you have no water until a pro comes in and fixes it if you happen to fail. I skimmed the video, but that chrome ring removed by the belt, I was able to remove with my bare hands. If I wasn't able to use my hands I'd try gloved hands for more grip. I have a spare delta valve, looks the same as the one in the video. It only does on or off, if yours can choose hot and cold, then it's a different valve. If delta won't send you a new valve and mine is what you need, you can have it.

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they are still working on the wiring.
saying they need more space' they can totally use these dual circuits... say it might trip 100AMP wth

total BS. hot water tank (not even the instant heating ones), heat pump / aC, oven, dryer.. no EV.. 2600 sq ft.. 4 rooms.. ic an't see how we can trip 100AMP unless they wire like shit.


100 amp house
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If space is the problem, tell them to use the tandem breakers. If they plan to keep it at 100A service and still adding in the new circuits, it'll trip anyways whether it's 1 panel or 2. My suspicion is that they just want more room to work instead of having to shove wires in a tight spot. Couple tandems should be cheaper than a subpanel, cuz you'd have to buy a breaker to put in the main to feed the sub.
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I've been putting an effort into my lawn this year to see how good I can get it. Bought a soil analysis test, bought lime to neutralize the soil, fertilizer to adjust for nutrients that were missing based on the soil test, some top dressing and seed.

Well it's been ok but not as great as I'd hoped. I had a few bare areas from dead leaves and grubs over the winter and those unfortunately did not fill in.



However the areas with existing grass is looking pretty good.

Finally cut the lawn today after seeding about 4 weeks ago to see thr initial results of all my hard work and $$$ as well as cleaned my glass patio cover.





Next on the plan this weekend is to power wash the deck and patio furniture.
It's a 3-4 year process to start from scratch. I'm on year 3 now and there are still some patches and each year that passes the patchiness becomes less and less. It's a lot of work, especially if there's lots of shade, but patience is key!

I've also been working on a 10 year old apple tree for 3 years now, has also finally started to look good, thinking it will be ready in another 2 years.
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our house reno, have a low voltage line - cabinet lights etc


wife bought this and ripped out wiring and wants to thread her own with this.


will it work?

we are just too embarassed to ask the general contractor to ask the electrician...
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I'm confused on what you're trying to do, but in that last picture no. You can't use 12V wiring for 120V and absolutely do not hook up 120V to a 12V device.
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I'm confused too. There green mark is where you want to put the down light? What's the wall in the 2nd photo for?
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Are they light switches or outlets beside the window?

If they are outlets you could just meret a jumper and install a new box where you want the light fixture and run the 120v from the existing box to the new light.

If you wanted to really half ass it you could even just drill a hole and fish the wire itself from the existing box and just tuck it behind the fixture lol.. presumably though that fixture has some sort of mounting box no?
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total BS.
No, not BS.

Just as a start:
Hot water tank: 20A
Heat Pump: 30A
Electric Dryer: 30A
Electric Range: 50A

Those 4 items alone all running simultaneously at full capacity are already above your 100A service's capability....


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How they wire has no impact to how much current a load draws.
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That’s also why you include diversity though

But I agree, you’re basically at your limit for 100a
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