Recent content by vermaraj

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    Bonding questions

    Bonding in the electrical code is defined as creating a continuous interconnected path such that there can be no voltage difference between the components. In theory this could happen at any voltage but, in realty this can only happen at zero voltage which is ground. Ground is an electrical...
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    Bonding questions

    They are connected, but they are separate systems. The load panel is bonded on the outside and grounded (bus bar) on the inside. As the inside and outside are the same piece of steel, they are in fact connected. But for the purposes of code, they are separate. Such is the smoke and mirrors...
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    Design & Build Cocktail Pool, Bulverde, Tx

    Beautiful! Are they cutting the blocks on the property?
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    Design & Build Cocktail Pool, Bulverde, Tx

    Butter sticks = granite or limestone blocks? That will look awesome!
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    Some random questions regarding overflow lines, vacuum line, surge protection, solar vs heat pump

    We use these on each panel or sub-panel https://www.homedepot.com/p/Square-D-50-kA-Home-Electronics-Protective-Device-HEPD-HEPD50/300716359
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    Should plumbing be completely buried before concrete?

    Keep in mind town building inspectors are looking for code violations specifically and workmanship to a lesser extent. The issue you are faced with may not be noticed by the inspector. Even if it is, the inspector may not have the knowledge to evaluate. If you are truly concerned about a...
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    Should plumbing be completely buried before concrete?

    Call the local building inspector or the town engineer. Ask them for recommendation for a Professional Engineer or an inspector with soils experience. Either one can give you a professional opinion on the situation and the any appropriate remediation.
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    Porcelain tile

    Rubber and fleece membrane that is sandwiched between slab and tile using thinset. This is an example: https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Membranes/Uncoupling-(DITRA)/Schluter%C2%AE-DITRA-&-DITRA-XL/p/DITRA
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    Our First Pool

    That looks incredible! Love the bench one step from the sun shelf. If you don't mind me asking, what are you using for coping and decking?
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    Another Vegas OB

    Love the lids. Tremendous attention to detail. What type of autofiller?
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    Another Vegas OB

    Do you mind sharing the name/source of the glass tile?
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    Another Vegas OB

    Outstanding! Job well done.
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    Another Vegas OB

    How do you supply air to all those jets? I didn't see a blower and guessing no Hartford loop in an overflow spa.
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    Another Vegas OB

    That's a great idea. Is there a minimum width requirement?
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    Another Vegas OB

    Is there a ledge below the tiles on the raised bond beam?