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by DPFAST
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

In Europe they been using these for years. Very safe. Just have to learn how to aim better, or get a night light, that's all :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by DPFAST
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

Aaron wrote: โ†‘
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:26 am
These new toilets that you gotta plug in... All the wives want them. My Dad's wife had to get one too.
Well, I got a second one now. I think everyone should have these :P
by DPFAST
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Re: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..

So II was just reading on this and it looks like this is a normal setup for when the furnace and water heater are installed inside the living area. In my case the closet inside the attached garage is considered a living are. I already ordered the end caps for the pipes from Amazon;https://www.amazon...
by DPFAST
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Re: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..

I would agree I have never seen a โ€œmake up airโ€ run straight from the attic? Usually they are pushed through a wall horizontally and outside have a screened shielded end and inside they extend to the floor and and have a meshed end piece there as well. This line will supply air for combustion purpo...
by DPFAST
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Re: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..

So I just went to the attic again and went up closer to these pipes. Actually there are 3 pipes. The one in the middle goes through the roof and the other two in front and behind the middle pipe are open end vented to the attic. I noticed that when my furnace was on, the middle pipe was warm to the ...
by DPFAST
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Re: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..

I really don't have any idea. All of the town homes in my area are identical so I am one of the many, many. These townhomes were build in the early 80's. On the roof of my neighbour I can see 3 roof vents. I know that the silver pipe on very top is for drain vent, the small brown is I think for Bath...
by DPFAST
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Re: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..

Thanks Spruce. I guess I have to measure the depth of the insulation first before I can get the correct advice here. On the 6 inch docks I think they are related to the Heating/Cooling system? Here is my setup in the small room in the attached garage. All I know that the shorter one has open ending ...
by DPFAST
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..

I just took few pics of my attic and was wondering if my insulation is really that bad? Can it be improved and how? Also, I've been reading up on creating storage up in the attic that I could definitely use. I only wanna store some empty boxes that I get when buying stuff that you gotta hold on to d...
by DPFAST
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Stove and bathroom fan vented into the Attic?
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Stove and bathroom fan vented into the Attic?

Good to know. Thanks Spruce. For now little too cold in Chicago and too windy. Will have to wait until maybe April to do this. Can't imagine being on the roof right now. Besides, the shingles are also probably very stiff and hard to handle? In the meantime I'll take some measurements and buy all of ...
by DPFAST
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Stove and bathroom fan vented into the Attic?
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Stove and bathroom fan vented into the Attic?

Great advice as always. Thanks Shannon. There are few good videos already on YT on how to install it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gee3itzjOG0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqrZWd_CQIE

Is there a difference between roof vents for bathroom and the stove/oven?
by DPFAST
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Stove and bathroom fan vented into the Attic?
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Stove and bathroom fan vented into the Attic?

Yesterday I had to crawl in to my mother in laws Attic to change a bathroom fan. While inside I've noticed a lot of strange things that I think should be corrected. First, the insulation is almost none existent. Few years back they had a Central air system installed and looks like the installers mes...
by DPFAST
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Rotate toilet 90 degrees
Replies: 18
Views: 642

Re: Rotate toilet 90 degrees

by DPFAST
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Anyone knows what this is for?
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Anyone knows what this is for?

All my searches are related to home Diy. I'm not sure why it's this happening to me ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
by DPFAST
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

I know all that. I actually started with the motion activated night light that I still use it and like the best. Tell you the truth, I need that power outlet mostly for the New gadget my wife made me buy, a Bidet Seat that requires power outlet near by. I'm actually glad I installed the new outlet. ...
by DPFAST
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Anyone knows what this is for?
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Anyone knows what this is for?

Ads with this thing keep popping up for me. Anyone knows what's this for ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
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by DPFAST
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

Honestly I don't think there will be anyone who will endorse your plan on the forum here. You may end up doing what you want, but you now know what needs to be done. Sorry. I know. Thanks for your honesty Aaron. It's just a temp fix for me to see if I could do it myself. Running the metal conduit i...
by DPFAST
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

The only 'safety' aspect I see (from the pics posted), is that the box connector clamp up in the attic that the yellow romex enters looks a little on the tight side. Those connectors should just be 'snug' and not pinch the cable. The issue that you may be faced with, is in the event there is a fire....
by DPFAST
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

I cant recommend to you to not do this wiring up to current code. I understand of course. Its just if using a Romex wire in the attic in other states is safe and upto a code one would assume it would be also safe in other states (if taking the politics out of it) I assume its safe for now until I h...
by DPFAST
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

I would imagine that your area would require at least R40 to R60 insulation. You will be lucky if you have R10 and because the tops of your trusses are showing you will have a great amount of cold convection through the exposed lumber to the drywall. That blow in should be around 16- 20 inches deep...
by DPFAST
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

DRAT. I was wondering why there was conduit going into that light fixture box in a wood attic. Not unheard of, but unusual. The EMT rule may only apply to Chicago proper. If you're in a suburb, you COULD be lucky and exempt. You should find this out. It may be all of Cook County, though. Also, you ...
by DPFAST
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

Seems I'm often the bearer of bad news :shock: From what I know, Chicago has a requirement for emt for all wiring. So that means you should be wiring the new circuit in emt tubing. Also, for NEC, 2 bathrooms can share a circuit, but the attic light would be a no go as far as code. As mentioned, I do...
by DPFAST
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

All I see that I would change is adding a wire staple with in 12" of the junction box at the light location. Very easy to do. Thanks Shannon Also be sure that the wires are connected to the "line " terminals on the GFCI and not the ones marked "load". You may have it that way ,we just cant tell fro...
by DPFAST
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

Question, can indoor (yellow) Romex wire be used in the Attic or the code requires the outdoor (Grey) type? Only few dollars difference. White (14/2) would have been better as this will only be a 15 amp circuit and the yellow (12/2) is intended to indicate a 20amp circuit. Not a huge deal but is a ...
by DPFAST
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

You mean the wire from the box directly into the GFCI? Don't know? It would probably fit in easier as well, lol. Very easy to re-do it. Maybe tomorrow, Thanks :shock:
by DPFAST
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

Inside the bathroom. I thinking it came out nice I'm just not sure if I violated any codes? Again, thank you Aaron and Shannon for your feedback.
by DPFAST
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

Here are the connections in the Attic
by DPFAST
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

Alright, I'm done. Thanks Aaron for the tips. Is it possible for you to tell from the pics if I missed anything and if this would pass a home inspection just in case. Thanks 1. I found a space next to my drain vent between 2 studs. For some reason there was no ceiling wall but the hike was filled wi...
by DPFAST
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

Question, can indoor (yellow) Romex wire be used in the Attic or the code requires the outdoor (Grey) type? Only few dollars difference.
by DPFAST
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

One other note is that depending on how the light circuit is wired you may not have power at the light location when the switch is off so wiring a receptacle form there that you intend to use for a night light would be useless unless the over head light was turned on anyways. I was finally able to ...
by DPFAST
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 583

Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

Hi. In my master bathroom on second floor I only have one power outlet on one side of a long and narrow bathroom. I need to install a new power outlet next to my toilet for a night light. My whole condo let lines inside walls are inside a metal conduit witch also provide the ground. Above in the Att...