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10-22-09, 08:34 PM
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Posted By ErikCHaugen

aandpdan - no worries, I am not upset! Well, I am...

aandpdan - no worries, I am not upset! Well, I am upset about how hard it is to run wires where I want them...

I appreciate your notes!

Yeah, I meant 12/2. I always make that mistake, since it...
10-22-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,198
Posted By ErikCHaugen

Yeah, but generally you can go through junction...

Yeah, but generally you can go through junction boxes on the way from the receptacle to the panel, right?



Right - but I don't want to make a notch. And my proposed location for running the...
10-22-09, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,198
Posted By ErikCHaugen

Well, it doesn't say I can't, though, right? I...

Well, it doesn't say I can't, though, right? I guess you're probably right I should check with my inspector.




This is just completely not true, and certainly what I want to do here is much...
10-22-09, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,198
Posted By ErikCHaugen

ipbooks - so is it ok to do it the way I am...

ipbooks - so is it ok to do it the way I am proposing, or do I need to cut notches in the studs and use nail plates/etc?

thanks,
erik
10-22-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,198
Posted By ErikCHaugen

250.130(c) appears to suggest otherwise, and...

250.130(c) appears to suggest otherwise, and various moderators on this forum have said you can in fact run a ground wire separately back to the panel. Is this controversial? A new rule?
10-22-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,198
Posted By ErikCHaugen

ah, no, nothing that serious. Yeah, so...

ah, no, nothing that serious.



Yeah, so I do want to do some of that - I plan to run new romex down from the attic for a couple plugs. But even if I do that, it will only deliver ground to that...
10-21-09, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,198
Posted By ErikCHaugen

Good question. No, not for a specific appliance....

Good question. No, not for a specific appliance. I guess I'd just rather have them properly grounded in case someone wants to use a computer or tv or something else that uses a ground at some point...
10-21-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,198
Posted By ErikCHaugen

running ground wire from outlet to outlet

I have some ungrounded plugs. I would like to run a ground wire from one outlet to another. I have a roll of 12g green wire. My plan is to remove baseboards, then cut away some drywall directly below...
10-20-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By ErikCHaugen

well, crap. ok, thanks everyone for your help.

well, crap. ok, thanks everyone for your help.
10-16-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By ErikCHaugen

thank you furd! a related question - is it...

thank you furd!

a related question - is it ok to wrap more than one 12g copper wire around one of those grounding screws in the back of the box? Or is it max of one per screw?

thanks,
erik
10-16-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By ErikCHaugen

ok, so it sounds like my wirenut-saving plan for...

ok, so it sounds like my wirenut-saving plan for plastic boxes is rejected. FINE!

But I'm unclear about my plan for metal boxes - I'm using 3 metal boxes ganged together, and each of them has 2...
10-16-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By ErikCHaugen

must I pigtail *all* grounds together?

Say I have a 3 gang plastic box. 3 x 14/2 w/g coming in, 3 switches. Can I just connect the switches directly to the wires coming in, or do I have to wirenut all my grounds together and use 3...
08-27-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By ErikCHaugen

island vent

Can an island vent (aka loop vent?) be completely under the sink? I want to put the loop/etc in the sink base cabinet. Do I need a smaller sink so that the loop can go up alongside the sink? Or is it...
08-20-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,634
Posted By ErikCHaugen

Sure - they will. But the holes are kind of big....

Sure - they will. But the holes are kind of big. Is this a problem from a code perspective?
08-20-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,634
Posted By ErikCHaugen

missing sheetrock behind cabinets

If there are large holes in the sheetrock - say, holes cut out for plumbing work or something - is it ok to just install the bathroom cabinets in front of them? Or do the holes need to be patched up?...
08-01-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By ErikCHaugen

wire staple damage

How much damage to romex cables from the staple is acceptable before you would repair the cable? A small dimple? Or is anything short of tearing the outer sheath ok?
07-10-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,654
Posted By ErikCHaugen

Well, I can't take credit for this, it's a...

Well, I can't take credit for this, it's a picture from an article. I will aspire to do as good a job!
07-09-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,654
Posted By ErikCHaugen

bamp Is this picture ok? ...

bamp



Is this picture ok?

http://www.rd.com/images/tfhimport/2002/Apr02_Gargage_Wiring/20020401_Gargage_Wiring_page003img003.jpg

There is more than one cable running against this board...
01-29-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,056
Posted By ErikCHaugen

Daisy Chaining has the advantage that none of...

Daisy Chaining has the advantage that none of your boxes have more than 2 cables coming in. This means fewer conductors and less chance of violating box fill rules.

Another advantage of daisy...
01-29-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 35,400
Posted By ErikCHaugen

Of course, it's entirely possible that you have...

Of course, it's entirely possible that you have 12AWG wire on a 15 amp circuit. If the old breaker is 15 amps, I wouldn't get a 20 amp breaker for the new one!
01-26-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,654
Posted By ErikCHaugen

Ah - so if I have, say, 8 circuits, then I should...

Ah - so if I have, say, 8 circuits, then I should lay down 4 2x4's across my ceiling and staple one cable to each side of each 2x4?
01-26-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,654
Posted By ErikCHaugen

Heh - *I* am certainly not tempted to use the...

Heh - *I* am certainly not tempted to use the parts near any wiring as storage. I'm more concerned about a.) passing inspections and b.) other people.




To clarify this, are you saying to...
01-26-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,849
Posted By ErikCHaugen

His box is 3x2x2.5 = 15 cu in. So why won't the...

His box is 3x2x2.5 = 15 cu in. So why won't the device fit?
01-26-09, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,654
Posted By ErikCHaugen

Is there any reason to run them through holes...

Is there any reason to run them through holes rather than just stapling the cables to the top of the joists? (here the cables go horizontally, perpendicular to the joists)
01-26-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,654
Posted By ErikCHaugen

wiring through unfinished garage

My main panel is in my unfinished garage, such that any cables going from the panel to the rest of the house must go through the garage. Currently, most of the cables going to the house are romex...
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