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  1. OldSalt

    Electrical caulk for MC PVC cable connectors

    Yeah, I thought of that, but since it's exterior, I want something a little more liquid based to seal it. Tape, even if it's compressed in the fitting, eventually gives way. Silicon caulk is warrantied for 40 years. I decided not to use the elastomeric stuff, because it's fairly permanent...
  2. OldSalt

    Electrical caulk for MC PVC cable connectors

    That explains my problem. Thanks.
  3. OldSalt

    Electrical caulk for MC PVC cable connectors

    Project Description: I'm a homeowner installing outdoor light fixtures on my 7' deep balcony, across the front of my home. I'm trying to do this properly to code. However, I have a problem, and intend to resolve it by the "whatever works" method. The fixtures will be mounted on the support...
  4. OldSalt

    Adding porch lights: Exterior MC cable?

    Well, I found 50' of MC PVC 14/4 stranded that's actually designed for use in an HVAC split-system connection. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Southwire-50-ft-14-4-Stranded-CU-EZ-In-Mini-Split-MC-Metal-Clad-Cable-58340803/205404476?source=shoppingads&locale=en-US Price was right, quantity will...
  5. OldSalt

    Adding porch lights: Exterior MC cable?

    Yeah, I've been looking all over the web. In the few places that actually carry it (or will special order it), it's a 250' minimum (spool). I have a RFQ into one place for 60' - we'll see how they respond. I can't believe that apparently no one ever uses this stuff on exterior applications...
  6. OldSalt

    Adding porch lights: Exterior MC cable?

    That's a good idea, i.e. adding a cedar block to the post. I was intending on using this, which is weatherproof (just to make sure we're on the same page)...
  7. OldSalt

    Adding porch lights: Exterior MC cable?

    Hi Wayne, I think you just about nailed it. The item you mentioned is $2.12 /ft, and I'm going to try to use this (if available) for $1.27 /ft. It's rated for sun, wet, and burial...
  8. OldSalt

    Adding porch lights: Exterior MC cable?

    I'm extending a NM porch light cable in my garage wall, out to two posts supporting the overhead, 7' semi-covered deck, which is in front of the garage. On the posts, I intended to put three lamps, one on one side, and two on the other. The installation will be a surface mount. My original...
  9. OldSalt

    Direct Vent Gas Fireplace - Problems

    Yes, on the Venturi. It's about 5/8" wide, i.e. wide open (on two sides of the pipe), set open for propane. I read somewhere that the standard is supposed to be 1/2", so I closed it a touch, but it made no noticeable difference. I'll be away for a week, and will tear this down again when I...
  10. OldSalt

    Direct Vent Gas Fireplace - Problems

    Thanks. Burner looks clean inside from what I can see from the hole, where the Venturi connects to the bottom of the burner. I already cleaned out every hole. I blew out the burner and Venturi detached from the valve. I also removed, cleaned, and inspected the Venturi orifice. I expected...
  11. OldSalt

    MOEN 1222 Cartridge: Clean out, Repair, & "Proud" (won't insert in valve fully)

    Do you have very hard water? Do you, by chance, have a tankless hot water heater, or perhaps, a very old conventional hot water tank? My problem was caused by (a) hard water in general, and (b) debris traveling from the tankless hot water heater to my faucets. Since there is no 30 or 50...
  12. OldSalt

    Direct Vent Gas Fireplace - Problems

    Thanks for the quick response. Whenever I'm lost on a project, I like to post my problems on the internet to find other lost people, and see if maybe they managed to find their way home, so I can copy them. That's about the direction I'm heading. I already used a drill bit to ream out the...
  13. OldSalt

    Direct Vent Gas Fireplace - Problems

    Not sure if this forum handles these animals. Propane fireplaces seem to fit into a niche between plumbing, HVAC, and fireplace specialty stores. I have a Direct Vent Propane Gas Fireplace, with a problem. See picture below: Unit is a Vermont Castings (formerly Majestic) MLDV500PSC Unit...
  14. OldSalt

    MOEN 1222 Cartridge: Clean out, Repair, & "Proud" (won't insert in valve fully)

    There's plenty of information on pulling and replacing a MOEN 1222 cartridge from a MOEN "Posi-temp" valve. I have four showers using these valves installed during builder rough-in. I also had hard water problems with my tankless water heater due to hard water problems, which I resolved by...
  15. OldSalt

    Water Going Cold with Takagi Tankless

    Looks like this thread is about dead, but having seen this problem description while browsing the forum, the first question that pops into my head is, are you using a recirculation pump? If not, never mind, ignore the rest of this post. If so, though my system is a Rheem, most system designs...
  16. OldSalt

    Can I solve two problems with one circulator pump?

    I noticed that no one has responded to your question. I don't think you've provided quite enough information about your existing tankless system to provided a helpful answer. It appears you have a natural gas, tankless water heater (TWH), with a conventional "racetrack" pipe system (i.e...
  17. OldSalt

    Expansion tank location with a new tankless water heater

    This is a really old thread, but I'll give my 2 cents. My understanding is that the expansion tank is required for a recirculating system only, because "looping" the hot water pipe back into the hot water intake creates a closed system, which then requires room for thermal expansion. The...
  18. OldSalt

    Rinnai RU98eN recirc help

    Questions: What kind of water heater (brand/model)? (Oops, I didn't see your title.) Mine, for example, has an internal recirc pump built into the unit, while many others have a separate external pump. Also, water heaters are rated for indoors and outdoors. Did he install the correct water...
  19. OldSalt

    Feedback/Recommendation: Tankless water heater experience

    I used about 3.5 gallons in a five gallon bucket. I saved half of it, and planned on reusing it, adding a new gallon of vinegar next time. I thought that the vinegar ph (i.e. =2 or 3) is probably nearly the same as new, so why use new stuff, but I might be wrong. I'm a notoriously cheap guy...
  20. OldSalt

    Gas Fireplace: Electronic (IPI) Pilot issues

    I had thought of that. I first tried a gas fireplace lighter for a minute or two, but that didn't do the job. Then I decided to try the heat gun, as a safer alternative to a gas torch. Eventually, I backed off on that as well and went with the space heater to heat the whole firefox. My...
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