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01-23-21, 03:54 AM
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Posted By AFJES

. dderolph: For future reference: ...

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dderolph:
For future reference:

Changing the box in any way such as breaking out more plastic material or altering the box construction other than the way it was manufactured is not a good...
01-15-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By AFJES

. Joshua: By any chance the outlet...

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Joshua:

By any chance the outlet (receptacle) that has the light built into, does it have a "Test" and "Reset" button on the face of it?

If the outlet (receptacle) does have these buttons...
01-12-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By AFJES

My reply was based on the fact that if the...

My reply was based on the fact that if the connectors were the proper ones and you were using boxes with the correct size holes and they still went thru the hole I had to assume then maybe you were...
01-11-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By AFJES

Those connectors come with (or should come with)...

Those connectors come with (or should come with) the screw on nut (ring nut). The picture indicates the hut as it shows it on the picture. That nut is to be unscrewed off the connector first, then...
01-09-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
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...
01-09-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By AFJES

Hey Tom just to clarify your original post as I...

Hey Tom just to clarify your original post as I may be reading it differently than others.

Please confirm which one:
#1 - You have presently a Square D (QO) panel and you are looking for the...
12-28-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By AFJES

dderolph: A couple of thing you may want to...

dderolph:
A couple of thing you may want to consider before going thru with this project of tapping into the existing circuit to run a plug-in space heater. You will limit what else can be plugged...
12-16-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By AFJES

My suggestion is for you not to do any of the...

My suggestion is for you not to do any of the electrical. The reason why I say this is because it sounds like you are in over your head on this. Some of the questions you ask are simple basic...
12-02-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By AFJES

Immediately remove that two pole 60amp breaker. ...

Immediately remove that two pole 60amp breaker.

That breaker is not a suitable substitute for the one that was in there. You were mis-advised to use this 60amp breaker. This is not the solution to...
12-01-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By AFJES

You can not just upsize a circuit breaker to...

You can not just upsize a circuit breaker to solve an issue. This is extremely dangerous to do. It could cause a fire..

Breakers are rated according to the size of the conductors in the circuit.
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11-30-20, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By AFJES

Also, if you are using a metal box they do make...

Also, if you are using a metal box they do make extensions like this one...
11-28-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By AFJES

I am also leaning towards a "shared neutral". ...

I am also leaning towards a "shared neutral".

Sushilover111 google how a GFCI receptacle or breaker works. Understanding how the GFCI operates will also help you evaluate this situation and maybe...
11-19-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By AFJES

Yes, I started using them a few years back before...

Yes, I started using them a few years back before I retired. Arthritis in my fingers made it more and more difficult for me to properly use a wire nut. The push-ins were much easier for me and gave...
11-15-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By AFJES

I also believe those are cable wires and the...

I also believe those are cable wires and the ground coming thru the hole and not service entrance wires. Why would the OP then show the cable box mounted to the wall if they were service entrance...
11-09-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By AFJES

Don't blame the electrician so quickly though. ...

Don't blame the electrician so quickly though.
It has happened to me at a job site already. Several rooms I set them too far back only because the GC did not tell me of the change of plans. I always...
11-09-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By AFJES

Also cai24 you can take a look here...

Also cai24 you can take a look here (https://www.constructionmonkey.com/calculations/electrical/boxfill). For the future if you need to know you can use this calculator to help you. Handy to have....
11-09-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By AFJES

The color of the boxes really don't mean anything...

The color of the boxes really don't mean anything in the way of what should be used as a receptacle or switch box.

The depth is an issue. The person installing the boxes did not set them at proper...
11-07-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By AFJES

The OP misnamed this structure. It is not an...

The OP misnamed this structure. It is not an outhouse. It is a detached structure/building. The OP plans on setting it up like a sound stage with sound equipment and lighting.

The OP provided this...
11-05-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By AFJES

Also, a "side question" if I may please. Why is...

Also, a "side question" if I may please. Why is there tape on the far left top breaker marked GD?
Was this tape placed there hoping to prevent this breaker from tripping?
10-31-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By AFJES

DMK1971: "Back Stabbing" - this is why we...

DMK1971: "Back Stabbing" - this is why we strongly discourage the use of back stabbing wires into devices. Over time the mechanism wears and does not hold the wire as firmly as it should for a good...
10-30-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By AFJES

Tolyn Ironhand: Yes, I stand corrected. I...

Tolyn Ironhand: Yes, I stand corrected.

I was just trying to make the point overall that there was still some danger working in the panel even with the main breaker off.
10-29-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By AFJES

And unfortunately many homeowner DIYers don't...

And unfortunately many homeowner DIYers don't realize that even though you shut off the main breaker in the panel the panel itself is still live and danger is just as much present.
10-28-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By AFJES

It is possible they renovated that wall for some...

It is possible they renovated that wall for some reason and found open splices in the wall. I believe I see blank plates on two of those boxes. Instead of re=routing the wires they enclosed the wires...
10-25-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By AFJES

Steven for added safety you may want to consider...

Steven for added safety you may want to consider being sure you provide a "drip loop" like one would use for a fish tank. It is not a device but the way you allow/lay the power cord of the fountain....
10-03-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By AFJES

I'm with Geochurchi on this procedure. Make...

I'm with Geochurchi on this procedure.

Make a crude drawing/layout of your home. There are free drawing programs on the Net. Mark in pencil on the layout where all lights, receptacles, switches...
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