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01-05-21, 06:49 PM
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How does 'grounding' work in a set up like this? ...

How does 'grounding' work in a set up like this? My welder takes two hots and a ground. Its a NEMA plug that looks like a giant upside down 110 plug. How does one achieve GROUND in a setup like...
01-03-21, 09:20 AM
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Posted By agdodge4x4

This is a little tombstone welder. I have never...

This is a little tombstone welder. I have never tripped a 50A breaker with it. The generator itself has a 'fixed' idle at 1800RPM...it is designed to be locked at 60hz.
12-31-20, 09:45 AM
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Posted By agdodge4x4

Wiring a Standby Generator for Welder Use

I have an old generator that used to be used with a fancy automatic switch to power a 2,000 square foot house. I no longer use it for that purpose. It is a Lombardini Diesel LDW1204 motor with a...
12-04-20, 10:03 AM
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Posted By agdodge4x4

Splicing Romex Outside a box

I am installing some new under cabinet lighting. The new lights are LED and very compact. The current light is a fluorescent and hardwired via a 6-8" piece of romex out of the wall and straight into...
11-30-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By agdodge4x4

Sweet mother of pearl I got it. yes I meant...

Sweet mother of pearl I got it.

yes I meant two gang box. The wire was not damaged. Plus I have 500 feet of this stuff from a previous project. I saw the surface mount boxes but I didnít have one...
11-29-20, 05:21 PM
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Posted By agdodge4x4

Guys, I got the wire spliced on but I'll be...

Guys, I got the wire spliced on but I'll be d---ed if I can get the outlet and wire in a 4 gang box. It's just heavy unyielding wire and I can't really get it to bend and fit in the box. I just...
11-29-20, 12:07 PM
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Posted By agdodge4x4

Extending Oven 50A Circuit

I just got a new oven, and the old plug is about 14" off of the floor, which means I cannot push the oven back all the way to the wall. So, I want to extend that wire left and to the floor.

Is it...
11-29-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By agdodge4x4

I can easily drop another wire down the wall, but...

I can easily drop another wire down the wall, but I think I'll just leave it alone. I would have to put a double box to accomodate additional wire. There just isnt enough room in a small box with...
11-29-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By agdodge4x4

How to install GFCI in this situation?

I have this exact setup...

<img src="https://www.do-it-yourself-help.com/images/wiring-diagram-switch-to-outlet.gif" width="500" height="327"/>

The only difference is that my SW1 is a...
11-21-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By agdodge4x4

All wire that I used is copper. Also, unless...

All wire that I used is copper.

Also, unless I misunderstand, voltage drop is a function of inherent resistance of a copper conductor. In other words, if a load requests 100A, the wire cannot...
11-20-20, 07:33 AM
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Views: 305
Posted By agdodge4x4

Yes. The welder would be the heaviest load in...

Yes. The welder would be the heaviest load in ďBĒ. Itís possible a fridge or freezer could be added in there but odds are it would be moved from A and into B just like the welder. All lighting is...
11-19-20, 07:41 PM
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Views: 305
Posted By agdodge4x4

Adding another subpanel/building...Can this work?

Earlier this year, based on the advice of many here, I ran electrical to a shop (let's call it "A"). It has 100A of service and I ran 90' of 2AWG conductors and a 6AWG ground. Now, due to some...
10-28-20, 09:32 AM
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Posted By agdodge4x4

I'm having a bit of an issue with this...

I'm having a bit of an issue with this thermostat. For whatever reason, the auxliary heat does not seem to be following what I am asking for in the installer settings. The emergency heat works, so...
08-27-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,065
Posted By agdodge4x4

OK. Awesome. The main panel breaker will be...

OK. Awesome. The main panel breaker will be sized properly.
08-26-20, 07:37 PM
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Views: 1,065
Posted By agdodge4x4

Good news everyone. My 2awg wire is run to...

Good news everyone.

My 2awg wire is run to the new building 80 feet away. The load center I got for that building is a 125A Contractor pack. As such, it has a 125A main breaker. Thatís all they...
07-21-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By agdodge4x4

If you'd like to discuss further, please tell us:...

If you'd like to discuss further, please tell us:
1. Where is the home located?
West of San Antonio
2. Where is the indoor unit located?
Attic
3. Where is the supply ductwork located?
Two large...
07-12-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By agdodge4x4

A little more information. it is not...

A little more information.

it is not oversized. The overall space itís actually conditioning is close to 2700 square feet. Some of it is upstairs. The crawl space is dirt. Walls are 18Ē thick and...
07-11-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By agdodge4x4

Had an idea. I have a scrap pile where neighbors...

Had an idea. I have a scrap pile where neighbors bring their junk appliances and I haul it off to scrap. I just gutted a fridge and dryer for wire. MORE THAN ENOUGH and with different colors. :)
07-10-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By agdodge4x4

Probably only need a few feet. I have primary...

Probably only need a few feet. I have primary wire from advance auto and some unmarked stuff but I didnít know if it was safe to use for my application. I have 14 gauge wire. Is it safe for this?
07-10-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By agdodge4x4

Hmm...and where would a fella find such wire? ...

Hmm...and where would a fella find such wire? Sounds like itís just what i need!
07-10-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By agdodge4x4

Flexible wire for 110v AC project

Iím cleaning up the wiring on my home made incubator. Itís hatched a ton of birds and has some nice electronic equipment and thermostatic controls in it. The problem is that I need to clean it up...
07-10-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By agdodge4x4

I agree. But while the flooring has no subfloor,...

I agree. But while the flooring has no subfloor, the crawl space beneath it is 18Ē at the most and it is surrounded by 18Ē stone wall with no exterior access. In other words, itís generally closed...
07-09-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By agdodge4x4

Can't get my humidity down

What I have:
Compressor: RPQL-048JEZ
Air Handler: RH2V4821MTANJA
http://pts.myrheem.com/docstore/webd...H1V_(-)H2V.pdf...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-25-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By agdodge4x4

I am currently disinfecting the cistern. After I...

I am currently disinfecting the cistern. After I get it disinfected and cleaned out as best as I can, then I will be testing the well water.

My question is about testing. After I refill the...
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By agdodge4x4

Awesome. Thanks folks! Rather than having...

Awesome. Thanks folks!

Rather than having to drain this thing when I want to charge it, is it possible to charge it while it's full occasionally?
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