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01-24-21, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

In my area (MN) Radon fans are wired the same as...

In my area (MN) Radon fans are wired the same as PJmax's area. With a receptacle and cord and plug.
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Views: 103
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Test the fan by wiring it directly to 120 volts....

Test the fan by wiring it directly to 120 volts. If it doesn't run the fan motor is bad and needs to be replaced. After replacing it you can then troubleshoot if there are any other issues.
01-16-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 497
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

THHN wire is rated at 90C and the termination...

THHN wire is rated at 90C and the termination points on the breaker and panel are rated 75C. With SER cable you may only use the 60C degree column when the conductors are #10 or smaller and when...
01-15-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Yes. Get a remodel box and install it in the...

Yes. Get a remodel box and install it in the wall. You can just put a blank on it or rewire the circuit to 120v and install a receptacle.
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Views: 203
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

If you install lights in a closet beware there...

If you install lights in a closet beware there are specific clearances that need to be followed.

The type of light you use will depend on the size of the closet. If it is a small closet the only...
01-10-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

It will reach temperature faster, but it...

It will reach temperature faster, but it shouldn't run any hotter if it has a thermostat of some type.
01-10-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Typically most 208-240 volt will operate fine on...

Typically most 208-240 volt will operate fine on either voltage. If the nameplate specifically lists the voltage as 208 I would recomend contacting the manufacture and check with them to see if it is...
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I'm also not a fan of sconces but I agree with...

I'm also not a fan of sconces but I agree with 2john02458. Just be sure to look at sconces before you wire them in. They can get quite pricey fast.
01-03-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

The only time you need a barrier would be when...

The only time you need a barrier would be when you have wiring from two different electrical systems as you could find in a commercial building. These buildings have both 120/208v and 277/480v...
01-01-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
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...
01-01-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

My shop is fed with 40 amps and I can do...

My shop is fed with 40 amps and I can do everything in my shop and have never tripped the breaker.

I can run lights, furnace, 240v table saw, 240v dust collector, room dust filter, and radio all...
12-29-20, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I agree. notch it as shallow as possible and...

I agree. notch it as shallow as possible and cover it with nail plates.
12-28-20, 06:56 PM
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Views: 105
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

For the rough-in inspection, everything that will...

For the rough-in inspection, everything that will be concealed by drywall or other wall/ceiling/floor finishes will be required to be installed. That means all cables should be properly secured, all...
12-27-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

6/3 Romex is rated 55 amps, but there is no 55...

6/3 Romex is rated 55 amps, but there is no 55 amp breaker made so by code you can go to the next size larger, which is 60 amps. However, if you use Romex it is required to be protected from damage....
12-21-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Correct. No. THHN copper is rated for 75...

Correct.


No. THHN copper is rated for 75 amps under the 90-degree column. However, most people use the 75-degree column due to termination ratings and other factors. The 75-degree column rating...
12-20-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
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, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 202
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Yes, because it likely doesn't fit. Yes,...

Yes, because it likely doesn't fit.

Yes, back-feeding a breaker means to run the feeder wires to the lugs on the breaker and then connecting the breaker to the bus. In this case, the main lugs...
12-19-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 202
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

The NEC has been going too far for many years,...

The NEC has been going too far for many years, even before I became an Electrician. It basically started when companies started lobbying to get their products approved and required by the NEC. GFCIs...
12-13-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

These are really handy for adding onto wires that...

These are really handy for adding onto wires that some homeowners decided to cut really short in a box. (or cut off the ground)
Replies: 10
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

That is correct. The reidentification of the...

That is correct. The reidentification of the white wire may have not been required when the switch loop was installed.


The ground wires should also be connected to the box if it is metal using...
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Fireplace flues are a direct path to the...

Fireplace flues are a direct path to the outdoors. When not in use they will allow heat from the house to escape and cold air to come in. I suspect they didn't use it much and they wanted to stop the...
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

What you have is a switch loop. The white wire...

What you have is a switch loop. The white wire connected to the black is the hot down to the switch and the black from the switch is the return switch leg to the fan.

That box is not a fan rated...
12-10-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Bend the center tabs out by bending them back and...

Bend the center tabs out by bending them back and forth. Do not twist them out as you could deform the threaded holes.

To install the receptacle to the industrial cover you will need to remove...
12-06-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

You should be able to install cable stackers like...

You should be able to install cable stackers like this:...
11-27-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Since they are on separate breakers they should...

Since they are on separate breakers they should not be tripping the GFCI receptacle. I suspect there is something miswired, perhaps the two circuits are sharing a neutral.

I can't read the label...
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