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10-06-19, 11:53 AM
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Posted By NeonKnight

Long wire pull and termination help

Some time ago, I posted here and got really great help planning my wire pull from shop (and power source) to my pump house about 350' away.

Well, I finished the pull yesterday and everything went...
07-24-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By NeonKnight

Thanks for the responses. I totally get it...

Thanks for the responses.

I totally get it now. The light fixture is at the "end" of a circuit (the last outlet) and wants to be switched. So, right, run an extra NM out to the switch to get...
07-24-19, 12:33 AM
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Views: 783
Posted By NeonKnight

Advice on how to deal with surprise we found (changing light fixture)

I offered to help a friend update a lighting fixture in his house... should be simple enough.

Pulled down the old one to find a wiring surprise I was not ready to deal with! See attached picture,...
12-28-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By NeonKnight

It is interesting to consider just doing a 40 amp...

It is interesting to consider just doing a 40 amp box.

I don't think that will be enough if the heater is operating and both pumps start at the same time, but that seems like hitting the start up...
12-28-18, 07:49 PM
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Views: 595
Posted By NeonKnight

Thanks for the feedback everyone. OK, good...

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

OK, good to know that the ground needs #6.

The conduit was installed by contractor a few years ago when the utilities were brought into the site. So stuck...
12-28-18, 07:44 PM
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Views: 595
Posted By NeonKnight

It is a bit more involved. There is the pump...

It is a bit more involved.

There is the pump in the well that fills a 500 gal cistern. Then there is a pump that pressurizes the water line (via a pressure tank). There is also a filter system...
12-28-18, 03:45 PM
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Views: 595
Posted By NeonKnight

Thanks, I saw that one and picked up the "run a...

Thanks, I saw that one and picked up the "run a rag through" trick. I am going to do that for sure.

The comment about the bell-ends didn't say if you should run towards the bell ends or with...
12-28-18, 02:23 PM
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Views: 595
Posted By NeonKnight

Advice / Tips for pulling 350' of #1 copper THHN through 1 1/2 Schedule 40

Background

I need to connect my pump house to the 200 Amp main panel in my shop. I am going to put a 60 Amp sub-panel in the pump house that is about 350' away.

To keep under 3% voltage drop...
06-28-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By NeonKnight

Thank you for the advice. I have applied for and...

Thank you for the advice. I have applied for and received the permit. It is posted on site.

Smart thing to allow for a conversation and review before doing the work, I will totally check into...
06-11-17, 01:41 PM
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Views: 759
Posted By NeonKnight

Thanks so much for the great info. Helps a ton. ...

Thanks so much for the great info. Helps a ton.

Right, totally makes sense that you don't need to run the switching leg out to the end. That is great. It also solves my OCD wire color issues...
06-11-17, 08:54 AM
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Views: 759
Posted By NeonKnight

A few practical questions: From conceptual circuit to having to actually install

I have a wonderful new barn / shop that I recently built and will be adding several brach circuits. I have some basic sketches of where the circuits run, how much load is on each, etc.

Now I am...
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