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07-07-14, 10:18 PM
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Posted By iamrennie

I'm an over-zealous idiot. That's quite clear to...

I'm an over-zealous idiot. That's quite clear to me now. I come from a long line of home remodel idiots, so I assumed my ability would outweigh the negative effects. Knowing how to do the work &...
07-07-14, 10:57 AM
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Posted By iamrennie

Awesome, guys. Thanks again. I'm already...

Awesome, guys. Thanks again.

I'm already well into the project, but I haven't had local AHJ survey it. I haven't attacked anything out of my league or unfamiliar yet. (Being extra cautious &...
07-06-14, 11:45 PM
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Posted By iamrennie

PJmax: First...Thank you. You've quickly become...

PJmax: First...Thank you. You've quickly become one of my favorite people here. You make me feel like less of a bumbling idiot, except for when I *should* feel that way. --I've read a good bit of...
07-06-14, 09:58 PM
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Posted By iamrennie

Whole House Rewire. Service Panel Upgrade, Exterior Conduit, and More!

Hey everyone. Thanks for being a part of this forum. I really appreciate all the input from here, so... of course, I have more questions. :)

I've tried searching the forum to find definitive...
06-30-14, 02:06 PM
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Views: 3,314
Posted By iamrennie

Ha! Actually, I was not aware of that. Thanks for...

Ha! Actually, I was not aware of that. Thanks for the info. Good thing I installed it on a switched outlet, instead of hardwiring! :)
06-30-14, 11:22 AM
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Posted By iamrennie

Both are T12. It appears that the original...

Both are T12. It appears that the original fixture was faulty (or at least ineffective for my needs). Ultimately, I tested it on another new 20a switched outlet (different circuit), and I got the...
06-30-14, 11:02 AM
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Posted By iamrennie

For inside the shop. Not 150' from a jbox.

For inside the shop. Not 150' from a jbox.
06-30-14, 10:57 AM
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Posted By iamrennie

All the 4' & 8' ballasts installed in my...

All the 4' & 8' ballasts installed in my home/shop have been 14 or smaller gauge (11 in all). I'm sure they are varied by manufacturer, but the questioner was comparing it to 12. I guess I could have...
06-29-14, 10:35 PM
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Posted By iamrennie

Title cracked me up, so I'm adding my 2 cents. :)...

Title cracked me up, so I'm adding my 2 cents. :)

I have an Extech 40180 Tone Generator. It's the least expensive tool that I've found, that does the job. I'm certainly no expert on these, but it...
06-29-14, 10:23 PM
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Posted By iamrennie

The wiring coming off the ballast is usually 14...

The wiring coming off the ballast is usually 14 gauge, and often not high quality. Even so, this is fine for the fixture. Most 4' lamps tend to draw about 0.7a each, though you can find the...
06-29-14, 10:04 PM
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Posted By iamrennie

From the description, it sounds like you may want...

From the description, it sounds like you may want to consider installing a sub-panel for the shop. That part is a bit out of my league, but I would recommend running BX cable in lieu of romex. It's a...
06-29-14, 09:51 PM
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Posted By iamrennie

Ray is right. You really need to find the source...

Ray is right. You really need to find the source feed and secure a ground all the way to the breaker box grounding/common bus. Installing grounded outlets and (maybe?) attaching new localized ground...
06-29-14, 08:14 PM
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Posted By iamrennie

All receptacles/switches upgraded to 20a. Swapped...

All receptacles/switches upgraded to 20a. Swapped the original lamp to another new fluorescent fixture. Everything works like a charm. I suspect it was really just the fixture all along. The mystery...
06-29-14, 11:07 AM
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Posted By iamrennie

Geochurchi: I thought the same. Upgraded the...

Geochurchi: I thought the same. Upgraded the switch to another new 15/20a. Same arcing pop sound when switching, with new Fluo Lamp plugged in. I cannot reproduce the pop sound with 40w incandescent...
06-28-14, 02:56 PM
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Posted By iamrennie

I suspect you're right about multi-GFCIs. It is...

I suspect you're right about multi-GFCIs. It is overkill. I've had conflicting advice [concerning inspection] about using the load on GFCIs. The recommendations were to pigtail, so I did. Life would...
06-28-14, 02:26 PM
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Posted By iamrennie

As an update on making myself crazy... I...

As an update on making myself crazy... I thoroughly reinspected the wire insulation within the switch housing. No problems at all. In testing, I was able to once again trip the terminating GFCI by...
06-28-14, 01:16 PM
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Posted By iamrennie

Yup. There is a pop sound, as if it were a short,...

Yup. There is a pop sound, as if it were a short, though the circuit functions properly. It's only audible when transitioning the switch on/off.
06-28-14, 12:31 PM
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Posted By iamrennie

New install. Popping switch on switched outlet. Fluorescent Lamp.

Existing 20a breaker. New 12/2 Romex. All receptacles, switches, hardware, lamps are new. Entire circuit pictured in diagram. Outlets are all pigtailed with no load. [Ground present, not pictured]...
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