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  1. idoc4u

    R/O check valve making noise

    When I first installed the valve, the noise was very subtle. For sure, that sound was velocity related; a faint hum as water passed through. The noise has increased significantly over time which leads me to believe that possibly there are mineral deposits in the valve. Obviously, I'm guessing...
  2. idoc4u

    R/O check valve making noise

    In the back of the picture (closer to the top of the pic) where the 1/4" check valve connects the red and green tube. That is the Watts/Pure Water 1/4" check valve used with the bipass method. The red tube then leads to a coupling that leads to the black tube and into the saddle drain.
  3. idoc4u

    R/O check valve making noise

    In November of 2019 I installed a Watts Pure Water R/O system with permeate pump under a kitchen sink. The faucet was getting very noisy with hissing from the weep hole/overflow so I converted to a bipass with check valve in July of 2020. The check valve has become progressively noisier with a...
  4. idoc4u

    Metal Clad grounding question

    Wayne, the 20amp GE breaker is a standard breaker. The metal clad in the Armorlite is aluminum. My testers show that the ground is correct, not open and not reversed. The receptacle functions as normal without the ground attached, but trips the breaker when the ground is connected. I don't...
  5. idoc4u

    Metal Clad grounding question

    Wayne, thank you so much for the reply! Let me clarify my situation. I have 1/2" EMT running from the breaker. In the EMT are hot and neutral #12 wires. The 1/2" EMT connects to a junction box. From the junction box, I have Armorlite 12/2 aluminum clad cable going to a new 15amp...
  6. idoc4u

    Metal Clad grounding question

    Could you please help me understand a wiring issue I'm having? I have #12 hot and neutral running from a new GE 20amp breaker to a metal junction box. From the jb I have 12/2 armor clad running behind drywall (old work) to a metal box with a 15amp outlet. If I connect the copper (green)...
  7. idoc4u

    R/O manifold quick connect question

    If one of the push connect ports on a reverse osmosis manifold is left open will it leak without a plug? Thanks!
  8. idoc4u

    Reverse Osmosis - Permeate Pump Question

    I have a GE Profile Model PXRQ15RBL reverse osmosis system. I would like to add a permeate pump. There are 4 connection points on the manifold: 1. Outlet (Blue) which goes from manifold to fridge, 2. Tank (Red) which goes to the water tank, 3. Drain (Black) which goes to drain, 4. Inlet...
  9. idoc4u

    Should this GFCI run work?

    Not that there is any overwhelming reason to do it, but if theoretically wiring 2 GFCI outlets in series, would you wire from the "Load" terminal of GFCI #1 (closest to the breaker) and go into the "Line" terminal of the second?
  10. idoc4u

    Should this GFCI run work?

    hj, Thanks again for the reply. Here's what happened. I must have had a break in the wire insulation which caused a short. I rewired according to the drawing. My tester showed no power, but neither the breaker nor the GFCI tripped. I plugged in a light and worked like a charm. All outlets...
  11. idoc4u

    Should this GFCI run work?

    hj, both the GFCI and breaker tripped immediately after I switched the breaker on. I must have a wiring issue. I'll have to check it out an be sure that I have it wired as drawn. I don't believe joining the neutrals from the breaker box and those going to the "Line" terminals on the GFCI...
  12. idoc4u

    Should this GFCI run work?

    Please see attached well crafted artistic rendering. I ran #12 wire from a 20A breaker to a junction box. From the junction box I created a pigtail and ran to the first GFCI outlet (Line) terminal. Also from the pigtail in the junction box I ran to a second GFCI outlet (Line). Then from...
  13. idoc4u

    Electric Fireplace Question

    Thanks for the replies. Makes sense. I hard wired my in-wall electric heater on a dedicated 20A circuit. I'm not sure if the electric fireplaces have a 20A plug. From the websites I've looked at, I believe the vendors indicate that the plugs are standard polarized 15A-type plugs and...
  14. idoc4u

    Electric Fireplace Question

    I have posed this question to local electricians and vendors. The answers are almost consistently inconsistent. Any opinions would be appreciated. I am interested in installing an electric fireplace in a new construction basement recreation room area. Should I place the 1500W fireplace on...
  15. idoc4u

    Calculation for heat supply to a given area

    Is there a tabel, nomogram, or some directive regarding standards for supplying heat to a given square foot area or cubic foot area of a room in a home? I am wanting to supply adequate heat to a look-out basement in a home that is new construction, well insulated with a usable area of about...
  16. idoc4u

    Return Air

    I apologize in advance as this is somewhat of a continuation of a previous post. I didn't know how to post a new picture in a reply. A few of you have replied to the previous post and I appreciate the help. My home is new construction; 2 story with a basement. I have a 2 ton HVAC unit...
  17. idoc4u

    basement heating/cooling question

    Assuming I have an HVAC unit that can handle adding branch supply lines to the basement I have the following question. I would have to be a 5 ft tall 100lb contortionist in order to add a take-off from the top side of my plenum and run it to the area I wish to supply heat. How taboo would...
  18. idoc4u

    basement heating/cooling question

    Thanks again for all of the replies and interest. Yesterday, I took a look at some ventless gas fireplaces/fireboxes. This method of heating seems pretty effective and efficient. Any experience or thoughts with this method? Have a safe and relaxing Independence Day!
  19. idoc4u

    basement heating/cooling question

    Hey guys, Thanks for taking the time to help! I appreciate the input. Nukeman, I miswrote. The electric fireplaces are 1500W and claim to cover 400 sq ft. The home was built in 2009. The basement has two window wells. I believe you'd call it a "look-out" basement. The basement...
  20. idoc4u

    basement heating/cooling question

    I am in the process of finishing my basement. The area that I wish to heat is 500 sq ft. I have a two part question; if I wish to heat with an electric fireplace or electric baseboard heat, do you guys think that an electric fireplace that is supposed to cover a 400 ft sq area would be...
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