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03-07-08, 07:54 PM
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Posted By jamead65

I wish ecellis well for a quick recovery and good...

I wish ecellis well for a quick recovery and good health to come. Thanks for the update. I've also been interested in learning the outcome of his unusual situation, which can wait, when he's...
02-24-08, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By jamead65

The smaller meter is in most cases, a house panel...

The smaller meter is in most cases, a house panel for general lighting and corrider receptacles. The larger meter is your main distribution panel and should be a main disconnect or main breaker. ...
02-24-08, 03:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,420
Posted By jamead65

12 wire is not to be used. Circuit must be rated...

12 wire is not to be used. Circuit must be rated at 125% of the ampacity which would be 20.875 to allow for inrush. Since this load is more than 20 amps, you would need to go up to next larger...
02-24-08, 02:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,503
Posted By jamead65

ecellis, After reading the symptoms you...

ecellis,

After reading the symptoms you have mentioned, my opinion is that you are experiencing a low power factor due to harmonic distortion. High energy bill, lights burning way before their...
02-10-08, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,155
Posted By jamead65

At one of the 3 ways there is probably the power...

At one of the 3 ways there is probably the power feed and the switchleg going to the light. The white wire is tapped with the power feed in order to bring power to the other 3 way switch. This is...
02-09-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 64,002
Posted By jamead65

[QUOTE=ArgMeMatey;1311538]Yes, it is a violation....

[QUOTE=ArgMeMatey;1311538]Yes, it is a violation. I don't have a citation for you but somebody else probably does.

QUOTE]

Article 400.8 USES NOT PERMITTED. Unless specifically permitted in...
10-03-07, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By jamead65

The wiring is permitted by code. The two...

The wiring is permitted by code. The two nameplate ratings from the stove top and the oven are added together and are to be treated as one load. Art. 210.19(3) and table 220.55(4)
09-28-07, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By jamead65

You have your single pole switch powered from the...

You have your single pole switch powered from the wrong 3-way. Find the 3 way that has constant power and tap your ss to it and everything should work.
09-28-07, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,607
Posted By jamead65

2005 NEC Article 240.4(D) should answer your...

2005 NEC Article 240.4(D) should answer your question.
08-11-07, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,360
Posted By jamead65

Sounds like a bad switch. Just replace the...

Sounds like a bad switch. Just replace the switch. Be sure to remember to cut off power from the breaker before you do.
08-11-07, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,802
Posted By jamead65

Yes moose you can use the 100 amp panel for your...

Yes moose you can use the 100 amp panel for your sub panel. You have to size your wires for 100 amps which is a #4 copper or #2 aluminum. You can use a 60 amp breaker if you wish or a 100 amp...
08-11-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By jamead65

You'll need to get a #10/4 conductor cord to...

You'll need to get a #10/4 conductor cord to install correctly.
I assuming that this cord and plug is for your dryer. Is your receptacle in the wall 4 wire receptacle? When you have the right cord...
08-11-07, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,802
Posted By jamead65

Moose You have mentioned that you've had...

Moose

You have mentioned that you've had bought a 100 amp sub-panel for your garage. You will then need to install wire sized for 100 amp panel according to the nec code book. You can use a 60...
08-11-07, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By jamead65

Carl, My friend with the generator set-up...

Carl,

My friend with the generator set-up was not of your typical generator that you see for back-up. He had a room about 50 yards away and it worked continuesly just like at a substation. It...
08-11-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By jamead65

There is such a thing as 3phase 440 volts but the...

There is such a thing as 3phase 440 volts but the only place I worked on them is in ships. You may need to get a step down 2:1 ratio single phase transformer to obtain 220v. This is not something...
08-11-07, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By jamead65

Thanks ibpooks and telecom guy for clueing me in...

Thanks ibpooks and telecom guy for clueing me in on the latest technology of today's energy installment. He may also look into his own a/c generator to supply power for his home. I have a friend...
08-11-07, 02:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By jamead65

I don't know where you plan on getting d/c to...

I don't know where you plan on getting d/c to feed or house but you wouldn't be able to use d/c because of all appliances and household items that plug in is for a/c.
08-10-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By jamead65

Your a/c unit condensor unit won't run with a...

Your a/c unit condensor unit won't run with a fuse blown (at least I haven't seen one) There could be several things that might've went wrong to blow a fuse. Check connection in your line and load...
08-10-07, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By jamead65

One more thing I might also is to make sure your...

One more thing I might also is to make sure your cable lines thru the attic or walls are not running along side any of your power wiring. If you have to cross any electrical wiring with your cable,...
08-10-07, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By jamead65

It's not necessary to run a dedicated circuit for...

It's not necessary to run a dedicated circuit for a plasma tv. They consume power equivalent of between 2 to 4 100w light bulbs. Interference would not come from most other loads on circuit. It...
08-10-07, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By jamead65

chelly, IMOand only a suggestion, if you...

chelly,

IMOand only a suggestion, if you can afford it and it's not that long, replace the cable completely. There's nothing saying that you have too, just lessens the possibility of a potential...
08-09-07, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,327
Posted By jamead65

You'll need to know the square footage of your...

You'll need to know the square footage of your home. Multiply your square footage x's 3VA. Figure in your small appliance branch circuits with 1500VA per circuit (minimum of 2 by code). Figure in...
08-05-07, 02:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,851
Posted By jamead65

Red face Anibis, I would like to thank you posting...

Anibis,

I would like to thank you posting your trouble with your power on this forum. At first, I was kinda clueless because I was thinking of basic solutions and was racking my brains. I do...
08-05-07, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,104
Posted By jamead65

check the nameplate rating. Look at nameplate...

check the nameplate rating. Look at nameplate rating and see what the RLA is. You'll need to multply that number by 125% to allow for inrush current at start up. Then you will need to size your...
08-05-07, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By jamead65

Look at the nameplate and see what RLA's it has....

Look at the nameplate and see what RLA's it has. You would take the RLA number of amps and mulitply it by 125% or 1.25 and size your wire up to the next size allowed for that amperage. You may have...
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