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03-26-15, 02:28 PM
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Posted By FLCube

Thank you. I now see I have another task. My...

Thank you. I now see I have another task. My other son's house has the laundry room inside the house, and I know there is no GFI. Will upgrade that as well. Of course these houses were in compliance...
03-26-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By FLCube

GFI required?

My son just bought an older home built in in 1981 in Orlando, Fl. I went through every circuit to correct any "abnormalities" or improper wiring details. I am unclear on one point.

As I...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By FLCube

First, sorry for the delay to those who responded...

First, sorry for the delay to those who responded and were interested in what I found. I was not able to return to that home until today.

As usual, you folks were zeroing in on the answer right...
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Views: 1,006
Posted By FLCube

In response to how I know it's a multi-branch...

In response to how I know it's a multi-branch circuit, this goes back to when I first looked at the panel. Some circuit breakers had a red wire coming off them. Never saw that before. Thus began my...
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Views: 1,006
Posted By FLCube

To respond, I am uncertain what is on the other...

To respond, I am uncertain what is on the other end. I have become VERY familar with the workings of many of the circuits at this house (been in the attic A LOT), but this threw me entirely. There is...
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Views: 1,006
Posted By FLCube

Multi-Wire branch circuit related question

My son bought a house in Orlando, FL that was built in 1987. Wow! Have I learned a lot about multi-brach wire circuits. This forum has helped me correct some anomalies associated with them.

I...
12-03-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By FLCube

UF-B Cable question

I understand that if you run cable down through the spaces of concrete block you should use UF-B because of damp conditions. I was wondering about a cable running down a wood stud exterior wall that...
11-17-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By FLCube

That was a good observation on the 15 amp...

That was a good observation on the 15 amp receptacles. Typical 20 amp kitchen circuits always have regular outlets. This garage circuit just struck me as odd. Whoever installed that wiring seemed to...
11-16-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By FLCube

Wrong amperage breaker

My son bought a house in Orlando, FL built in 1987. I have sorted out all the electrical abnormalities except for one last thing last thing.

It's clear someone added an additional breaker to the...
11-02-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By FLCube

It just seems appropriate to tell the end of the...

It just seems appropriate to tell the end of the story once as it has become known since members offer suggestions to help. What did it tuirn out to be?

I had an appointment for a very experienced...
10-26-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By FLCube

OK, went back for definitive multi-meter...

OK, went back for definitive multi-meter readings. Measuring across from large slot (white wire) to ground---119. From small slot (black wire) to ground---4. Across the two slots---21. I did this...
10-25-14, 05:55 PM
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Views: 901
Posted By FLCube

Allow me to re-confirm tomorrow before I put out...

Allow me to re-confirm tomorrow before I put out false information, Thank you.
10-25-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By FLCube

I should have mentioned, I did do some checking...

I should have mentioned, I did do some checking with the multi-meter. As I understand it, checking the white wire side to ground hole should read zero. I got 120. And reading across the two slots was...
10-25-14, 04:09 PM
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Views: 901
Posted By FLCube

Reversed polarity at receptacle, yet wires correct

My son bought a house in Orlando, FL built in 1987. I have been going through checking everything electrically and correcting issues both large and small. This forum has been a blessing in getting...
10-25-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By FLCube

It just seemed appropriate to provide an update....

It just seemed appropriate to provide an update. Today I was able to move wires around to get the multi-wire circuits on opposite legs and now all read 240 across them (handle ties were not...
10-24-14, 01:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By FLCube

Thanks for your efforts and bother in trying to...

Thanks for your efforts and bother in trying to have a closer look. For the record, those cables immediately to the right of the service entrance cable DO have clamps. The takeaway for me is that...
10-23-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By FLCube

This forum is SO much appreciated. I could not...

This forum is SO much appreciated. I could not wait to get out of work to stop at my son's house to take multimeter readings. Sure enough, the circuit groupings I had indicated are verified as being...
10-22-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By FLCube

[ATTACH]40537First, thanks for all the responses....

[ATTACH]40537First, thanks for all the responses. Now that I truly nderstand how the legs are staggered, then it does appear that they are all on the same leg after all. I was very careful in...
10-21-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By FLCube

The house is 20 miles from me, but I may be able...

The house is 20 miles from me, but I may be able to get a picture tomorrow night. I do believe that the hots are on opposite legs (as I understand it) as I was wanted to verify that point myself.
10-21-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,135
Posted By FLCube

Multi Wire Branch Circuit safety question

My son just bought a house in Orlando, Florida built in 1987. I have been going through documenting and mapping out all the circuits (e.g. "Kitchen" written in the panel door is too sketchy for me)....
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Views: 732
Posted By FLCube

Jumper wire between switches appropriate?

My son just bought a house in Orlando, Florida built in 1987. I have been going through documenting and mapping all the circuits while correcting anything peculiar.

I...
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