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01-15-21, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Zorfdt

No. Most arc flash incidents are caused by...

No. Most arc flash incidents are caused by shorts to ground/neutral. The arc from a 20A load in your house is nothing compared to a hot-ground short on the 1000A fused service entry.

There are...
01-14-21, 06:31 AM
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Posted By AllanJ

Do you have the space to install the new panel...

Do you have the space to install the new panel next to the old panel and also install a new meter box and a new cable connecting the two?

You might need a new meter box anyway depending on the...
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Views: 70
Posted By marksr

As suggested above sanding those areas after...

As suggested above sanding those areas after priming usually fixes it. Occasionally you'd need to add a little mud over those areas to get it right - but I'd prime first, then inspect.
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Posted By Pilot Dane

I had someone go crazy with a power sander and...

I had someone go crazy with a power sander and fuzzed a lot of paper. You can either skim coat with mud and properly (lightly) sand. Or, prime the area and sand after the paint had cured like...
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Posted By XSleeper

You generally give the wall a light sanding with...

You generally give the wall a light sanding with a pole sander after you prime. Some primers are better at hiding stuff like that. I'd recommend SW wall & wood primer. More expensive but worth it.
01-09-21, 04:13 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Different styles of plates have different reveal...

Different styles of plates have different reveal depths.
I've always been partial to deluxe ivory crinkle finish metal plates.

The gem boxes have ears set up in a hex fashion. Before installing...
01-09-21, 06:29 AM
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Posted By AFJES

If you are going to run two new circuits to your...

If you are going to run two new circuits to your garage why not just run one larger circuit (like a 30 or 50amp) and put a small sub panel in the garage and then run your circuits from that sub...
01-08-21, 12:39 PM
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Posted By joed

If the wires are in an accessible junction box...

If the wires are in an accessible junction box you are fine.
It is fine to have two circuits in one box. Connect all the grounds and keep the neutrals separate.
01-08-21, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Norm201

Why not just keep the existing outlets as 15 amp...

Why not just keep the existing outlets as 15 amp circuits and run new 12 ga. wire with the new 20 amp breaker? If you don't want the 15 amp circuits just remove the outlets and use a metal blank...
01-03-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 278
Posted By PJmax

At one time if a meter reader noticed a missing...

At one time if a meter reader noticed a missing seal.... it would just get replaced. Typically no questions asked. If it was missing a second time.... they would investigate. I'm not sure the meter...
01-01-21, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

All the wiring is required to be #12 (or larger)...

All the wiring is required to be #12 (or larger) to be on a 20 amp breaker. If there is #14 in the circuit then you may only use a 15 amp breaker.

Note: Fixture wires are covered elsewhere in the...
12-29-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By PJmax

You can get a certain amount of arc-age before...

You can get a certain amount of arc-age before the breaker trips.
Some breakers also trip faster than others.
12-29-20, 04:09 PM
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Views: 153
Posted By PJmax

Mystery solved. Look at the arrow in the last...

Mystery solved. Look at the arrow in the last picture.
You caught the probe between the terminal and the box.
...
12-27-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By PJmax

I have since found out that older Carriers used...

I have since found out that older Carriers used dual transformers. Be very careful if you want to replace the old thermostat as it requires some wiring modifications.
12-22-20, 11:38 AM
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Views: 238
Posted By Geochurchi

Hi, sounds like something hes making up, did he...

Hi, sounds like something hes making up, did he state you the code rule? The AHJ all have their own little quirks.
Geo 🇺🇸
12-22-20, 09:32 AM
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Views: 545
Posted By AllanJ

Sometimes overheating can occur where the breaker...

Sometimes overheating can occur where the breaker snaps onto the fin underneath. This overheating can occur long befoer the rated amperage is reached and the breaker does not trip and the connection...
12-22-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 545
Posted By Pilot Dane

How tough was it to pop the breaker back in...

How tough was it to pop the breaker back in position? If it went in easily I'd consider replacing it. They should be quite stiff to clip into final position indicating good clamping force with the...
12-20-20, 08:50 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

You may not use a 30 amp breaker for general...

You may not use a 30 amp breaker for general receptacles. You are required to change it to a 20 amp max. The wiring can stay in place.

The receptacles can be 20 or 15 amp but I will always install...
12-20-20, 08:00 PM
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Views: 139
Posted By AllanJ

The 30 amp wire or cable (10 gauge conductors)...

The 30 amp wire or cable (10 gauge conductors) can stay there but the breaker and the receptacles must be changed for the new lower amperage (20 amps for any common duplex receptacle).

You may not...
12-15-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By PJmax

Welcome to the forums. Doubtful it's at the...

Welcome to the forums.

Doubtful it's at the lights. They both have the same reaction.
Try this.... put a lamp into the socket and turn a light on.
Now measure voltage from hot(small slot) to...
12-13-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By tkerrigan

I have a 4500w non inverter generator. It will...

I have a 4500w non inverter generator. It will not charge my backup batteries for my computer and TV. The computer and TV will run off of the generator however. So I get 30min off of the backups...
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By marksr

A small amount of dust can be absorbed by the...

A small amount of dust can be absorbed by the paint and not cause any noticeable issues but more than a little bit of dust can cause adhesion issues and sometimes cause roughness in the paint.
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By stickshift

To answer your initial question, yes, you at...

To answer your initial question, yes, you at least need to make an effort to remove the dust as painting dust serves little purpose.
12-12-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 398
Posted By worker9999

Awesome...well, sort of. That #2 outlet where all...

Awesome...well, sort of. That #2 outlet where all the trouble was is up over an immobile workbench and right below a heavy shelf that is also immobile. After mucking around with it for 15 minutes I...
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By marksr

On new construction I always used a push broom...

On new construction I always used a push broom [minus the handle] for most of the wall and a dust brush [old paint brush] in the corners.
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