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01-25-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By lambition

You may use NM cable only inside up to the...

You may use NM cable only inside up to the junction box mounted on the wall outside. From that point on, you muse use UF cable or THWN inside conduit. You may not use NM cable outside even in the...
12-29-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By lambition

Notching and installing steel plate over it is...

Notching and installing steel plate over it is probably the best option you have.
I think you can notch floor joist without problem since it is so close to the studs and you have a hole so close to...
12-22-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By lambition

As far as I know it is allowed, but it really...

As far as I know it is allowed, but it really depends on the inspector. Some inspector fails inspection without referring to a code just because he doesn't like.
12-22-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By lambition

Drill and tap the panel and add a generic ground...

Drill and tap the panel and add a generic ground bus bar from any manufacturer.
12-13-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By lambition

While the generator has its own breaker, it would...

While the generator has its own breaker, it would be best to match the breaker to the size of cable and inlet used.
11-30-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By lambition

I thought you were going to use floor mount...

I thought you were going to use floor mount receptacle. No?
It is harder to push wires in if your wires are too short. You need some length of wire so you can bend or roll inside junction box.
...
11-29-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By lambition

You don't need 200A transfer switch. You just...

You don't need 200A transfer switch. You just need a interlock at the main breaker panel and new circuit for generator inlet.
Or, you also could install a transfer switch that you can switch select...
11-27-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By lambition

This is illegal and can be very dangerous. ...

This is illegal and can be very dangerous.

It will work if you are very careful and make sure the main breaker is off, but the fact there is a possibility of electrocution makes it very dangerous....
11-18-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By lambition

Don't try this to phenolic plastic like the op...

Don't try this to phenolic plastic like the op has. It will crack and pretty much crumble. It works for other plastic boxes and sometimes even on metal boxes.
11-17-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By lambition

This is incorrect installation. In a sub panel,...

This is incorrect installation. In a sub panel, neutral and ground must be separated and neutral not bonded to ground.
If this panel was fed directly from the meter, then this is 2nd main panel and...
11-17-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By lambition

Looks like you can use stranded THHN, but still...

Looks like you can use stranded THHN, but still need to tin what is usually on the light fixtures.

Solid wire range: #20 - #12 AWG
Stranded wire range: #16 - #12 AWG (≤ 19 strand) and #18 AWG...
11-16-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By lambition

Actually, that will be very fast and easy unless...

Actually, that will be very fast and easy unless you have very dull blade.
Put hacksaw blade between junction box and stud, not inside of the junction box. The nail will cut very easy.
I do this...
11-15-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By lambition

Those phenolic boxes are very fragile. There...

Those phenolic boxes are very fragile.

There are repair clip to fix that. However, it is pretty expensive.
https://www.amazon.com/G-Clip-10-Pack-Electrical-Box-Repair/dp/B08F2W1L9C

You can try...
11-15-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By lambition

Are they proposing to run new cable all the way? ...

Are they proposing to run new cable all the way?

I don't see any reason to cut side walk.. Hardest and possibly most expensive part of the job is having power company cut power and reconnect....
11-03-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By lambition

If continuity test works correctly, then your...

If continuity test works correctly, then your leads are good.
May be you have a bad contact under mode selector switch?

You will have to open it up to check if anything is wrong inside, but...
10-28-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By lambition

That is wrong. Someone probably made a mistake. 2...

That is wrong. Someone probably made a mistake. 2 different sources can be in the same box, but has to be kept separate. Otherwise, the breaker will not trip properly on overload. Only the ground...
10-21-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By lambition

It is not a immediate problem until water begins...

It is not a immediate problem until water begins to enter the house or breaker panel. However, it soon will needs to be replaced. Plastic you see is just clear vinyl lining and rubber insulation on...
10-19-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By lambition

I believe this panel is supposed to have a...

I believe this panel is supposed to have a interlock. This is not one of those transfer switch panel with generator / line toggle.

https://www.ebay.com/c/1937253603
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10-19-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By lambition

So long as you don't overload the generator, it...

So long as you don't overload the generator, it should work fine. It is safer to use inverter generator, but switch power supply inside of the TV should be able to handle some fluctuation in AC...
10-16-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By lambition

I don't know if having ground up is really safer...

I don't know if having ground up is really safer because ground touches first since whatever falls down is most likely to short hot to neutral when ground is facing down.

But, I did find that...
10-14-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By lambition

Usually they are made with cast zinc. If you can...

Usually they are made with cast zinc. If you can find a good spot with enough space inside, drilling into the fixture probably is the best option.


You have to install the sensor inside of a...
10-14-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By lambition

Any fixes to SE cable will be temporary. The only...

Any fixes to SE cable will be temporary. The only full repair is to replace it.
Silicone or caulk as Geochurchi suggested is what I did to mine to buy some time before replacing.
If rest of cable...
10-03-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By lambition

Bus bars connected with a strap are technically...

Bus bars connected with a strap are technically both neutral bus bars. It is just ground wires can be connected to neutral bus bar in main panel. Aren't they?
10-03-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By lambition

Is the breaker AFCI? If so, there might be a...

Is the breaker AFCI? If so, there might be a loose connection somewhere causing arc. Open all outlets and switches on the same circuit to inspect.
09-30-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By lambition

Metal clamp is what I normally use. Plastic clamp...

Metal clamp is what I normally use. Plastic clamp will not fit in the thread.
You can cut screws on the clamp short and enlarge hole on the wall larger if needed. Although this clamp is meant for...
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