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03-04-12, 10:34 PM
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Posted By nibroc

"If this is a sub panel, which it appears to be,...

"If this is a sub panel, which it appears to be, you ground wire should not be connected to the neutral bar. The 2 blue #12 wires can not be double lugged on the main feeder lugs! They are greatly...
03-04-12, 02:04 PM
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Posted By nibroc

Belated, but below is a really good picture of...

Belated, but below is a really good picture of the breaker box. And another odd thing happened. the circuit said "open ground" upstairs (the line that feeds the only outlet in my garage) and the...
02-29-12, 12:46 PM
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Views: 5,203
Posted By nibroc

I'm a dummy sometimes. It was there so was gonna...

I'm a dummy sometimes. It was there so was gonna just put the light switch back. But after thinking about it...you're right! But then there will be nothing there in that space. Could I just buy...
02-29-12, 02:56 AM
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Posted By nibroc

Justin -- last night I installed the item you...

Justin -- last night I installed the item you suggested and it works great. I used the pic Ray provided and showed it to the hardware store guy.

Ray -- could you look at my drawing and yours...
02-26-12, 04:00 AM
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Posted By nibroc

Just looked at that lamp holder. Why are they...

Just looked at that lamp holder. Why are they rated at 660W? Is that just for the bulb or for the socket too? Seems the socket should be rated for, what, 15A and 1,500+ watts right?

Cooper...
02-25-12, 01:04 PM
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Posted By nibroc

"...power comes in to the GFCI receptacle first...

"...power comes in to the GFCI receptacle first then through a switch to the lamp holder which has an adapter to plug the G/O in? You want the GDO always on."

Correct. And I don't have a people...
02-24-12, 03:27 AM
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Posted By nibroc

Yes, I installed those neato grounding pigtails...

Yes, I installed those neato grounding pigtails in the "open ground" box a few days back and it did not help. I bought a few more today and I'll begin putting them in every outlet in my place...
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02-23-12, 12:08 AM
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Views: 5,203
Posted By nibroc

Well at the moment I'm without work so I can't...

Well at the moment I'm without work so I can't hire anyone to do any work. But I'm here to learn from you guys as much as possible since it seems most people here know electrical stuff like mad.
02-22-12, 10:46 PM
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Posted By nibroc

Well what if I had the switch turn off the power...

Well what if I had the switch turn off the power totally on both plugs on the GFCI while having constant power to the light fixture overhead?

If not I guess I could put in a combo swtich/single...
02-21-12, 11:42 PM
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Posted By nibroc

My garage is directly below my living unit so...

My garage is directly below my living unit so there is no easy access I know of through the floor. I do know the garage has 2 sheets of drywall on the ceiling. All electrical is in conduit with no...
02-21-12, 10:28 AM
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Posted By nibroc

Start up amps? But both cord are rated 15A so...

Start up amps? But both cord are rated 15A so why is the longer 12 gauge cord better? Does it have more or less resistance? Any more opinions and facts? Help a novice out. :)
02-21-12, 03:10 AM
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Posted By nibroc

Question Can make outlet switched while keeping light always on?

Is it possible to make one or both outlets switched via the lightswitch. Switch off = outlets off. Switch on = outlet on while having CONSTANT POWER ON the ceiling light? My garage door opener is...
02-21-12, 02:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,093
Posted By nibroc

I'm a really mellow dude in life. I rarely get...

I'm a really mellow dude in life. I rarely get really angry or blow up. But this still makes me internally mad! So I had open ground on the two outlets. I woke up to go out to my family gathering...
02-21-12, 12:47 AM
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Views: 5,014
Posted By nibroc

Use 14 gauge 15' OR 12 gauge 25' extension cord for 15 amp miter saw?

I am doing quite a bit of work using my compound miter saw (15 amp), circular saw, and scroll saw. I have each plugged into a 6-outlet surge protector power strip 14 gauge with 6' cable. Only one saw...
02-19-12, 04:08 AM
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Views: 23,093
Posted By nibroc

I was pretty sad yesterday. It's like I was...

I was pretty sad yesterday. It's like I was running a marathon, was in mile 23 and BAM...failure and did not finish the race. I had all my diagrams drawn, wires labeled, pictures taken, ready to...
02-18-12, 03:48 AM
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Views: 23,093
Posted By nibroc

Educate me on grounding: tester says "open ground" again, grrrrr

Question

If you put a pig tail ground on an outlet or switch it CANNOT SAY "open ground" on a tester? There are no grounds on any of my home outlets or switches (that I know of) because the...
02-17-12, 04:52 AM
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Posted By nibroc

Pcboss said: "You are going to need to cut...

Pcboss said:

"You are going to need to cut the blue wire where it is stripped after turning off the power.

If no downstream GFI protection is needed you could insert both ends of the blue on...
02-13-12, 12:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 27,728
Posted By nibroc

Casual Joe said: "What appliances, besides the...

Casual Joe said:
"What appliances, besides the a-c, do you have that need 240 volts?"

Well, I doubt any....I have the following (mind you I live in a 850 s.f. place)

gas stove
gas dryer...
02-12-12, 03:21 AM
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Views: 27,728
Posted By nibroc

Ray said: "As I wrote I suspect the two blue...

Ray said:
"As I wrote I suspect the two blue wires go to the AC disconnect. The disconnect is that small box on the wall connected to the Ac . With your multimeter check to see if you have power. I...
02-11-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,847
Posted By nibroc

Marksr said: ďSince an extension cord is...

Marksr said:

ďSince an extension cord is normally handled every time it's used - you're more likely to notice when the cord is going bad.Ē

What specifically lets you know itís going bad? Iíve...
02-11-12, 02:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 27,728
Posted By nibroc

Smile I'm now looking at my wording on my last post...

I'm now looking at my wording on my last post when I said they were HUGE. I was more meaning they are physically huge in diameter. Fat screws. Super fat. I have not looked at the back of an...
02-10-12, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,049
Posted By nibroc

NEW GFCI OUTLET: see if I'll install this correctly?

QUESTION

If I simply connect the wires (as they are on the current outlet) to the new GFCI, while orienting the GFCI like the current outlet (smile up or down/ground up or down) will it be okay?
...
02-10-12, 01:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,377
Posted By nibroc

Multi meter: which to purchase for a homeowner who's never used one!

Iím in my 40ís now and it seems a multi meter is something I should have bought 20 years ago. Yet Iíve never been able to justify it. Even now all I want to do is check to see if there is juice (I...
02-10-12, 12:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 27,728
Posted By nibroc

I went to Menards 2 days ago and the green...

I went to Menards 2 days ago and the green grounding screws are HUGE! They sell in packs of 100 (what am I gonna do with 100 in my home?)

Grounding Screw, Indented Hex Head at Menards...
02-04-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,847
Posted By nibroc

Extension cords -- why do they need to be unplugged after each use?

"...the code says extension cords are for temporary use because it's a safety issue/fire hazard to leave them in place or to use them in place of permanent wiring...flexible cords get stiff and hard...
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