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11-14-13, 11:15 AM
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Posted By brsstc

Nashkat1- No offense, but now your sending mixed...

Nashkat1- No offense, but now your sending mixed messages.

Prior to this you said it was potentionally dangerous (without further explanation why) and suggested I get the AHJ's involved so I can...
11-13-13, 04:15 PM
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Posted By brsstc

BIL trying to find someone after hours, would you...

BIL trying to find someone after hours, would you be doing this after hours if this was your setup?

The first electrician he called though told him that although it technically not right that it...
11-13-13, 02:32 PM
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Views: 8,320
Posted By brsstc

Not just me Nashkat1. Try 2 families totally...

Not just me Nashkat1. Try 2 families totally about 8 people.

I forwarded your response to my brother in law who is up in arms now trying to find an electrician to come out this evening.... since...
11-13-13, 02:07 PM
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Posted By brsstc

I respect your response both thorough and vague...

I respect your response both thorough and vague as it is.

However, keep in mind that my intention is to correct this and find out why this is dangerous...

Without your further explanation,...
11-13-13, 11:43 AM
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Views: 8,320
Posted By brsstc

You can run MC or AC for a 100'? Like...

You can run MC or AC for a 100'?



Like I wrote in the previous post, the equipment ground green wire of the AC is bonded to the disconnect with the white wire that is connected to the neutral...
11-13-13, 09:12 AM
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Views: 8,320
Posted By brsstc

Nashkat: THis installation is in...

Nashkat:



THis installation is in Chicago and I think to be compliant would have to be conduit. THe UF was not right to begin with. I dont think romex would be allowed by code at this point...
11-13-13, 08:25 AM
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Views: 8,320
Posted By brsstc

SO your saying if this was your equipment, would...

SO your saying if this was your equipment, would incure the major cost and undertaking of removing the 10/3 line and then running conduit 100' thru walls and ceilings to get 10/2 wired up?



I...
11-13-13, 07:13 AM
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Views: 8,320
Posted By brsstc

Thanks. I just opened the panel and see the...

Thanks.

I just opened the panel and see the white that is connected to the equipment ground in the disconnect is on the bus bar in the main panel.

MY MAIN CONCERN: Is property or life in...
11-13-13, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,320
Posted By brsstc

Please explain further. The fact that the...

Please explain further. The fact that the equipment ground is connected with a white wire (guessing back to the neutral bus bar). This is not a subpanel if it makes a difference.

Is this similar...
11-13-13, 04:29 AM
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Views: 8,320
Posted By brsstc

I think this might be a hack setup, installer...

I think this might be a hack setup, installer said it was OK though?

There is indeed 10/3 with ground UF cable. It connects near the panel in a junction box and extends approx 100' to the outside...
11-12-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,320
Posted By brsstc

Is my AC grounded?

Asking this question for my brother in law who knows only slightly more about AC than me and that isnt much:

New AC installed but concerned with the wiring.

The equipment ground in house...
11-12-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By brsstc

Just to clarify, I was wondering if its alright...

Just to clarify, I was wondering if its alright to use both holes for one clamp... or in other words, two wires under once clamp.

btw: thank you all, have a nice evening.
11-12-13, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By brsstc

Technically, I always assumed if something is...

Technically, I always assumed if something is 'grandfathered' that if you replace it then it should be up to current code.... for example 2 prong outlets or gfci's where required.

My friend had...
11-12-13, 01:21 PM
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Posted By brsstc

They are in the ceiling , say 2 feet about where...

They are in the ceiling , say 2 feet about where clothes are hung. A friend told me that he was not able to use that type of fixture in his closets because an inspector told him it was aagainst code.
11-12-13, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By brsstc

Closet lighting.

The light in my closets are basic porceline bulb holders (the exposed kind that mount directly to a electrical box and has screw terminals).

I have a feeling those are no longer allowed in cloth...
11-12-13, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By brsstc

Periodic Drain Maintence Black Metal Type

Is there any monthly/yearly periodic maintence I should be doing to my sewer pipe? Its the heavy black metal type, very old.
11-12-13, 04:17 AM
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Views: 1,222
Posted By brsstc

Im not sure how that is, thats why I am asking. ...

Im not sure how that is, thats why I am asking.

One thing I did notice (I bought the replacements last night) was that the screw is a little unique on a GE breaker. It looks like a standard...
11-11-13, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By brsstc

on the topic of backwire, since its related to...

on the topic of backwire, since its related to this....

I know 2 wires on one screw is not proper. But if the backwire (in this case a spec switch) has 2 holes to insert wire, then its OK to use...
11-11-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By brsstc

Thanks. I appreciate the responses, wished I had...

Thanks. I appreciate the responses, wished I had a camera.

Note I said backwire not backstab. .
11-11-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By brsstc

If I get in a pinch, can I snip the looped wire...

If I get in a pinch, can I snip the looped wire (making it two now) and then put each end in the backwire slots of the switch.... (then there would be 3 wires connected to the switch.... the switch...
11-11-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By brsstc

sorry no photo. The wire has a portion of...

sorry no photo.

The wire has a portion of insulation removed from its center. That portion (with insulation on both sides)is looped around the screw and daisy chained to the next outlet.

I...
11-11-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By brsstc

Stranded wire at switch, replacement tip?

I need to replace a switch, the problem is that one of the wires connecting to it is a looped, stranded wire.


Stranded wire goes from wirenut to switch screw and continues unbroken to a plug....
11-11-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By brsstc

65'-70' c. Not sure if I can toggle between on my...

65'-70' c. Not sure if I can toggle between on my thermometer.
11-11-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By brsstc

Mixed brands in breaker box

Theres a few breakers in my GE electric panel that are of different brands. My panel says to only use GE brand and I read elsewhere that this is dangerous.

Is changing these something I need an...
11-11-13, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By brsstc

Non-Contact Thermometer readings - Breaker box and elsewhere

I picked up a cheap infared noncontact thermometer. I was putting it thru the paces. On my circuit breaker panel I noticed the breakers were reading about 65 degrees. Including the main breaker.
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