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01-23-21, 10:09 AM
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Posted By PJmax

I don't think what was done was a modification. ...

I don't think what was done was a modification.
He just fully removed the manufacturer supplied knockout.
Many plastic boxes will allow two wires in a knockout.
11-28-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By PJmax

Welcome to the forums. Without a little more...

Welcome to the forums.

Without a little more information we'd need to guess.
1) was it wired correctly ?
2) did it ever work properly ?
3) if programmable is it programmed correctly ?
4) does...
11-27-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By PJmax

That fact that it tripped a GFI device could...

That fact that it tripped a GFI device could indicate a heating element going bad. Usually when the elements go bad they leak or short to ground. That will trip a GFI.
11-19-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By joed

The correct term is receptacle. Technically a...

The correct term is receptacle. Technically a light is also an outlet in code terms.
11-14-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Any box is fine as long as it is rated to support...

Any box is fine as long as it is rated to support a ceiling fan.
07-21-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

That appears to be a double MC/AC connector, not...

That appears to be a double MC/AC connector, not an NM connector.
07-05-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By CasualJoe

I would try opening the main panel at the house...

I would try opening the main panel at the house and check the voltage at the breaker feeding the garage and then opening the garage subpanel and check for incoming voltage. I suspect you lost a leg.
07-02-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By joed

Ground connected to neutrals(white wires) is...

Ground connected to neutrals(white wires) is NEVER correct.
06-10-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By joed

Receptacles is the proper term. An outlet is...

Receptacles is the proper term.
An outlet is any point on the system that uses power. That includes but is not limited to lights, fans, heaters, and receptacles, etc. A switch is not an outlet. It...
06-10-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Wirepuller38

Outlets can be receptacles or connections for...

Outlets can be receptacles or connections for ceiling light fixtures or other connections.

Receptacles are for plugging in equipment having cord and plug.
05-28-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By joed

I wonder if someone used a ground for a current...

I wonder if someone used a ground for a current carrying conductor either do to fault with a neutral wire or not enough wires in a cable. I would disconnect and separate all the ground wires and see...
05-23-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By PJmax

I don't like those plier type strippers at all. ...

I don't like those plier type strippers at all.
A knife is probably the quickest and easiest way and is the method I use.
You could get an NM cable ripper. Easier to use than a knife.

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04-18-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By joed

If you have any multiwire circuits with shared...

If you have any multiwire circuits with shared neutral there is potential to overload the neutral.
Paralleling generators requires special circuits to sync them. You would be bettor off to move all...
02-09-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By pattenp

The WR rated outlets are made from different...

The WR rated outlets are made from different materials that are resistant to rust. I believe the hole flaps you are talking about are the tamper resistance flaps in the socket holes..
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Views: 715
Posted By joed

Return it and buy the proper one. It is probably...

Return it and buy the proper one. It is probably 50 hz instead of 60 hz as well as the wrong voltage. It will be hard to find lamps for it as well.
Your electrician is not a prima donna. He is doing...
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By trose348

yes paint/caulking

we used a knife to loosen the paint/caulking & got the lights off. TY !!! :)
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Norm201

Any product, be it factory made or home made,...

Any product, be it factory made or home made, "listed" or not, can be deemed "at fault" if an injury or property damage is deemed caused by the item. It's not a matter of being legal or illegal. A...
12-14-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Black touching the ground will trip the breaker...

Black touching the ground will trip the breaker (and maybe the GFCI)
Black touching the white will trip the breaker
White touching the ground will trip the GFCI (and AFCI)
Leakage of 4-6 milliamps...
12-04-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By Pilot Dane

You should not be doing major electrical work on...

You should not be doing major electrical work on a multi unit rental since it sounds like you have no experience or training. This work should be performed by a licensed electrician both for the...
10-20-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,788
Posted By beelzebob

On many GFCI outlets, power is required to the...

On many GFCI outlets, power is required to the outlet to reset.
10-17-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Luke M

Only 1/4 the heat (250W), but yeah, should be...

Only 1/4 the heat (250W), but yeah, should be safe. Or you could just turn on a couple lights. :-)
10-16-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By joed

One leg of your service is dead. One leg is...

One leg of your service is dead. One leg is feeding through the 240 volt device and giving you a false 120 volt reading on the other side. Turn off all double pole breakers and try the measurements...
09-06-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By middletown0211

I want to thank everyone for the input you...

I want to thank everyone for the input you provided. I spoke with the code enforcement officer about the job that needs done. Interestingly enough, no license or certification is required on my part...
06-28-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By PJmax

Powers on/off the pool ?? Do you mean the 240v...

Powers on/off the pool ?? Do you mean the 240v pump motor ?

Your picture doesn't show us anything really helpful.
What does that switch control ?
Pool wiring needs to be done very carefully to...
06-25-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By PJmax

We;lcome to the forums. ...

We;lcome to the forums.


Ok.................... Can't help you much with that little bit of information. If it worked before you changed the receptacle..... then you wired the new receptacle...
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