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05-05-16, 09:14 PM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

Allan - that's basically what I did I just put...

Allan - that's basically what I did I just put some wire nuts on them with some white tape and labeled it "Dead Old Feed". Then I disconnected the fuses and labeled it the same in the house box. The...
05-04-16, 08:08 PM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

Well I will find out tomorrow and report back if...

Well I will find out tomorrow and report back if he complains. I saw a few other garage sub panel threads on the net where they were used. I went with them because the screws make them reusable and...
05-04-16, 11:10 AM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

Currently one of my work benches are directly...

Currently one of my work benches are directly underneath the garage panel. From my under standing I will have to move the bench so there is 3' of space around the panel? Is this correct?
05-04-16, 08:01 AM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

Sorry about the terminology. I have breakers on...

Sorry about the terminology. I have breakers on both panels. Yes the outlets are protected with gfci. I used 2 gfci's. 1 to start the chain for wall outlets and the other gfci was used for the...
05-03-16, 08:30 PM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

Here are some pics. Excuse the messy shop. ...

Here are some pics. Excuse the messy shop.
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05-03-16, 06:42 PM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

The only fuse currently in the house is the 60amp...

The only fuse currently in the house is the 60amp for the feed. The 2 old fuses for the previous feed are off. Not sure of the proper method of termination. I'm guessing disconnect wires, cap with...
05-03-16, 06:38 PM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

I'm in Dearborn MI. I ran some 2-2-2-4 MHF...

I'm in Dearborn MI. I ran some 2-2-2-4 MHF buried18" in conduit. I left 4 areas of the trench open the rest I covered up. The run is approx 50'.

In the house there is a 60am fuse for shut off....
05-03-16, 05:10 PM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

Detached garage sub panel. Inspection tips

Alright every garage is completely rewired. All outlets and switches are wired to the new panel and we have lift off. Everything is working as should and my multimeter is showing the correct voltage...
04-17-16, 02:51 PM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

The new feeder I'm running will be 2-2-2-4 AL MHF...

The new feeder I'm running will be 2-2-2-4 AL MHF and it will be run in new 2" pvc. I was questioning whether it was code to leave the pre existing service and switch everything over to my panel at...
04-17-16, 11:21 AM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

It is ancient wiring with some type of cloth...

It is ancient wiring with some type of cloth wrapping but I would guess that it is 12-3. Yes 2 different breakers. This is not counting one 3 way switch from the house for the exterior garage lights....
04-17-16, 10:56 AM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

Detached garage sub panel

I am about to start my detached garage sub panel. The garage currently is fed through conduit and has (2) 110v breakers in the main. Which to my understanding isn't code to begin with.

My question...
04-13-16, 11:20 PM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

It 2 blacks, 1 black white and 1 green. I'm...

It 2 blacks, 1 black white and 1 green. I'm almost positive it's correct. Either way I can at least work with this stuff. The other stuff was ridiculous think, was only 2 hots and a neutral and...
04-13-16, 01:14 PM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

That's what I was trying to say. This was my...

That's what I was trying to say. This was my first time dealing with Menards. Just went there because just about every thing was on sale. Usually when I go to HD or lowes there is someone that is...
04-13-16, 12:00 PM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

It all worked out well they exchanged it np. I...

It all worked out well they exchanged it np. I basically had to find it in their stock room and help reorganize their reels. It is a lil sad that a DIY knew more than any one in the electrical...
04-12-16, 10:12 PM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

Yup I knew it was suppose to be the cable you...

Yup I knew it was suppose to be the cable you pictured. When I was in the yard I said to the guy that I think he had the wrong SKU's on the spools because there was some triplex right next to it. I...
04-12-16, 09:24 PM
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Posted By ajthomas5009

#2 AL cable I dentification help

Good evening everyone, I'm looking for some help identifying some feeder cable. Earlier today I went to Menards and picked up most of the supplies needed to run a 100amp sub from my main to my...
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