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12-13-16, 03:54 PM
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Posted By Jos Electrician

None of the switches in question were 3 way...

None of the switches in question were 3 way switches. I am sure the Black is hot it was powering the double switch at the master without no problem for a long, long time. I am sure that white wire...
12-12-16, 07:21 PM
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Views: 5,770
Posted By Jos Electrician

In this case there was no lamp nor any other...

In this case there was no lamp nor any other device in common connected between the two.

The Black Wire is the one that is supposed to feed a double switch (the wire was disconnected from the...
12-12-16, 07:07 PM
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Views: 5,770
Posted By Jos Electrician

Exclamation Bizarre Wiring (Neutral to Hot Continuity) at my Grandparents House:

Hi Guys,

NOTE: This is Non-USA. This is at a Residential House in the Island of Puerto Rico at the Caribbean.


Found this Bizarre Wiring at my Grandparents' House today.

Ceiling light at...
12-10-16, 11:56 AM
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Views: 725
Posted By Jos Electrician

Thumbs up Understood. Very well, nice reply! :thumbup:...

Understood.

Very well, nice reply! :thumbup:


Thank you.
12-09-16, 11:28 PM
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Views: 725
Posted By Jos Electrician

Why will that happen? What is the explanation...

Why will that happen? What is the explanation behind it in terms of Physics?


Note: I know your information is correct regarding how many times and where the N-G should be bonded. But I just...
12-09-16, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,387
Posted By Jos Electrician

That's perfectly fine. Despite we are...

That's perfectly fine.

Despite we are already clear that you are referring to 150Amps on each leg, stating 300Amps total is just NOT quite practical nor acceptable to be expressed that way when...
12-08-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,365
Posted By Jos Electrician

Thumbs up You are doing it right, and what is always a plus...

You are doing it right, and what is always a plus you are doing an excellent up to code electrical installation! :thumbup:


If you can upload some pictures once the actual wiring is complete, of...
12-08-16, 12:59 AM
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Views: 1,743
Posted By Jos Electrician

Indeed. ASAP! ...

Indeed. ASAP!

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12-08-16, 12:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,123
Posted By Jos Electrician

ocmarty, Correct! For your Honda inverter...

ocmarty, Correct!


For your Honda inverter generator that is not N-G bonded, just use one of these:

74120

NOTE: That open plug is for illustrative purposes only, plug terminals (screws)...
12-08-16, 12:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,365
Posted By Jos Electrician

Lightbulb It is not just an idea. It is a let's say maybe a...

It is not just an idea. It is a let's say maybe a
'common' practice.

NEC does not prohibit it. As long as you comply with this:

This is what 408.36(D) states:
(D) Back-Fed Devices
-...
12-06-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,123
Posted By Jos Electrician

https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_Hurricane_Facts/g...

https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_Hurricane_Facts/grounding_port_generator.pdf

From OSHA official Fact Sheet link is above:

''If the portable generator is providing electric power to a structure...
12-06-16, 09:13 PM
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Views: 11,123
Posted By Jos Electrician

Question lawrosa, I read first section of that document...

lawrosa, I read first section of that document again...

... problem that I have with that section is that is stating that a grounding rod can become an electrocution hazard but ONLY for portable...
12-06-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,123
Posted By Jos Electrician

Thanks for the attached information, I just read...

Thanks for the attached information, I just read both of them.

Now this is what I understood:

It's clear that when a portable generator is connected to a house through a transfer switch that...
12-06-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,743
Posted By Jos Electrician

Lightbulb To post a picture, find the small icon that have...

To post a picture, find the small icon that have a tree inside a picture frame in the tools section, it's just right below the undo arrow in the tools section, click on it and then click on search...
12-06-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,743
Posted By Jos Electrician

Another important question: Does the neutral and...

Another important question: Does the neutral and grounding bus bar have for any chance a jumper between them? Some panels have those bus bars bonded together.
12-06-16, 03:11 PM
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Views: 1,743
Posted By Jos Electrician

Can you post a picture of the subpanel? Please...

Can you post a picture of the subpanel? Please take a clear picture of the Neutral and Grounding bus bars as well.


Ideally I will use a Multimeter that beeps when checking for continuity.
12-06-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,123
Posted By Jos Electrician

Excellent, now I understand it all! This is...

Excellent, now I understand it all!

This is what I will do:

1) I will keep my grounding electrode rod at the generator.

2) I will remove the Neutral-Ground bond at the generator because my...
12-06-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Jos Electrician

Those NEC codes references are correct. ...

Those NEC codes references are correct.


But I have a personal question:

How is that, that if for example you use a #4AWG for a 100Amps Service, then you cannot use same #4AWG for feeders but...
12-06-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,123
Posted By Jos Electrician

Exclamation If I remove the Neutral-Ground bond at the...

If I remove the Neutral-Ground bond at the generator, then can I keep the Grounding electrode rod installed at the generator's grounding lug, right???
12-06-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,123
Posted By Jos Electrician

AllanJ, that's understood. Now what about...

AllanJ, that's understood.

Now what about this specific issue: When using a portable generator that is used as a NON-separately derived system with a transfer switch that DOES NOT OPEN THE...
12-05-16, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,745
Posted By Jos Electrician

If he uses a Romex NM-B cable 10/2 with ground...

If he uses a Romex NM-B cable 10/2 with ground does the white wire will need to be taped, marked with red electrical tape at both ends because it will be used as a hot wire instead of as a neutral,...
12-05-16, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,123
Posted By Jos Electrician

Note: I forgot to mention my portable generator...

Note: I forgot to mention my portable generator does not have GFCI outlets.


Said that,,, I found a PDF that is available for public download by simply searching in google... the PDF Author is...
12-05-16, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,123
Posted By Jos Electrician

Neutral and Ground cannot be bonded in subpanels,...

Neutral and Ground cannot be bonded in subpanels, but in the portable generator they come that way from factory and it's okay.

My personal recommendation is that if you are going to have the...
12-05-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By Jos Electrician

Exclamation If you are going to use TWO GFIC's this is the...

If you are going to use TWO GFIC's this is the way you will wire them, in this case use only the LINE at the first GFCI and pigtail the hot wires and neutral wires to wire from there to the LINE n...
12-05-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Jos Electrician

Question Here in Puerto Rico the Puerto Rico Electric...

Here in Puerto Rico the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica de Puerto Rico (AEEPR) in Spanish use #2AWG cooper for most of the residential service drops with...
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