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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...
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...
12-01-20, 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...
11-19-20, 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...
11-09-20, 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...
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...
08-31-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By AFJES

Are we to assume that an electrician will be...

Are we to assume that an electrician will be installing the new heaters that you are purchasing?
If so the electrician should be able to ascertain what wattage/amp capacity the present...
04-30-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By AFJES

. Ok, I took your picture and did what I...

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Ok, I took your picture and did what I could with it.

The ground wire (red arrow) going to the neutral bar must be moved to a ground bar. You need to purchase a ground bar that will fit the...
04-28-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By AFJES

Sorry to say then this "licensed electrician" did...

Sorry to say then this "licensed electrician" did not know what he/she was doing. The concept of wiring a sub panel where the ground and neutral are separated from each other and the neutral is...
04-11-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By AFJES

If your line does not come into the house on a...

If your line does not come into the house on a mast but through the wall to the box inside it is possible that when it was installed no drip loop was created so if water ran down the meter pan and...
04-09-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By AFJES

It is hard to see since image will not enlarge....

It is hard to see since image will not enlarge. But I do see that they probably ran romex from the junction box down thru the conduit into the receptacle box. They did this to protect the romex from...
03-08-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By AFJES

pattenp has a point. From what I see also this...

pattenp has a point. From what I see also this seems to be a 4 wire feed indicating this is a sub panel. The braided aluminum wire going to the separate ground bar seems to be that of the feeder.
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03-02-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By AFJES

Ok on the clips. But keep in mind that if...

Ok on the clips.

But keep in mind that if the metal box is not grounded then using the clip to attach the dimmer ground to the box will serve no purpose.

Do you have a meter to check to see if...
01-03-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By AFJES

. This reminds me of what many Federal Pacific...

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This reminds me of what many Federal Pacific panels look like. Breakers not seating firmly and squarely into the buses.

A picture would be good.
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By AFJES

Sorry for the delayed response. Ok I...

Sorry for the delayed response.

Ok I received the unit I ordered (Post #21 for link if interested). Installed it today. :Happy:

Plenty of "jet power". It shoots across the bathroom and out...
09-16-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By AFJES

You could also carefully pop the molding running...

You could also carefully pop the molding running along the floor below the studs off. You can cut a bit of the sheetrock that is behind the molding to give you access to the studs. Then drill your...
09-16-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By AFJES

I agree with Furd on this. Also, be aware...

I agree with Furd on this.

Also, be aware that the ones you purchase for the outdoor receptacles that they are WR (Weather Rated) and of course for those you use an "In-Use" bubble cover or the...
08-31-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By AFJES

The other issue with this proposed set up is the...

The other issue with this proposed set up is the fact that now everything in the building will be on the residential service.

If there are "common areas" in this building such as entrances that go...
08-01-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By AFJES

No such adapter exists. This device is...

No such adapter exists.

This device is dangerous on so many levels and violates so many electrical codes it would take a long time to list them all.

If you own the home you are in now have a...
06-08-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By AFJES

I believe if it is a double pole switch it would...

I believe if it is a double pole switch it would have "On" and "Off" imprinted on the switch itself. If it is a 4 way it will not have the imprint as the 4 way could be on or off up or down depending...
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