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09-20-22, 06:51 PM
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Posted By pattenp

It's not a sizing breaker to wire requirement....

It's not a sizing breaker to wire requirement. It's using the specified max breaker/fuse size stated by the manufacturer of the unit to be code compliant.
09-20-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By pattenp

One thing to do is check wire connections at...

One thing to do is check wire connections at panel and outlets to make sure there are no loose connections.
09-12-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 330
Posted By pattenp

NEC rule for gfci is 210.8(a).

NEC rule for gfci is 210.8(a).
09-09-22, 12:42 PM
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Posted By pattenp

Use couple short pieces of PVC conduit and a LB...

Use couple short pieces of PVC conduit and a LB body. You don't need an expansion fitting for such a short distance to the ground. Expansion is nill on a piece only a foot or two long only going...
09-09-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By pattenp

You got it right. The old cook top was using the...

You got it right. The old cook top was using the ground as neutral to get 120V.
You should re-identify/tape the house white as red.
09-08-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 330
Posted By pattenp

The 2020 NEC gfci rule does apply to 230V. The...

The 2020 NEC gfci rule does apply to 230V. The 150V or less to ground pertains to each leg independently to ground.
09-06-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By pattenp

Wirenut extensions to the wires for the breakers...

Wirenut extensions to the wires for the breakers that need to be moved down.
09-05-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By pattenp

It's just a reaction between the paper backing...

It's just a reaction between the paper backing and the plastic jacket on the cable. I imagine you can take something like mineral spirits and clean the black off the wires. Bottom line I think you're...
09-03-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 452
Posted By pattenp

One problem is that the lugs are not rated for...

One problem is that the lugs are not rated for that small of a wire. Set screws have to be screwed in too far to tighten on the wire.
08-29-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By pattenp

I think with the metermain being right by the...

I think with the metermain being right by the shop that it would suffice as the disconnect as long as it's close the the entrance of the shop and not out of site behind the shop.
08-29-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By pattenp

#3 copper is good up to 100A.

#3 copper is good up to 100A.
08-28-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By pattenp

#2-2-2-4 Al SER to the subpanel is limited to...

#2-2-2-4 Al SER to the subpanel is limited to 90A. You need 1-1-1-3 Al SER for 100A.
08-27-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By pattenp

That's not redundant, it how alot of subpanels...

That's not redundant, it how alot of subpanels are added. The breaker in the meter panel is the ocp and the main breaker in the new subpanel is just a disconnect. I see no problem with what you want...
08-25-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By pattenp

There is a battery powered non-contact monitor...

There is a battery powered non-contact monitor that sounds a high pitch tone when main power returns. I use one and it works great.Reliance Controls THP108 EMW3561925
08-11-22, 07:50 AM
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Posted By pattenp

RMC can be 6".

RMC can be 6".
08-11-22, 07:45 AM
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Views: 124
Posted By pattenp

3/4 knockout punch makes hole big enough for 3/4...

3/4 knockout punch makes hole big enough for 3/4 conduit fittings. Manual drilling would be 1-1/8" hole saw.
08-04-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By pattenp

Not clear as to what you are saying is a service...

Not clear as to what you are saying is a service panel, is this a metermain panel? Usually service entrance cable is the property owners responsibility.
Use tape such as Scotch 2228 to patch....
07-25-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By pattenp

Using a junction box under the house is okay....

Using a junction box under the house is okay. Adding a 100A subpanel off of another 100A subpanel is also okay. The issue is the total amp load being placed on the combined panels.
07-19-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By pattenp

Possibly a bad neutral connection. This can...

Possibly a bad neutral connection. This can damage stuff so you need to notify power company asap.
07-17-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By pattenp

Okay to splice as long as the splice is in a box.

Okay to splice as long as the splice is in a box.
07-16-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By pattenp

In the subpanel all grounds and only grounds are...

In the subpanel all grounds and only grounds are to be attached to the ground bar and the ground bar is to be bonded (screwed) to the panel.
07-16-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By pattenp

Gray PVC electrical conduit is UV resistant,...

Gray PVC electrical conduit is UV resistant, while white plumbing PVC isn't and is not code approved for electrical.
07-16-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By pattenp

Wiring is okay other than a little messy. If...

Wiring is okay other than a little messy. If holes don't exist to use for the ground bar then drill some and use self tapping screws. Also the nm cables entering the panel need clamps. You donít need...
07-16-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By pattenp

There should only be one point where the neutral...

There should only be one point where the neutral is bonded and that is at the first main service disconnect. The neutral bond in the gen should also be removed. The earth ground rods are also only...
07-09-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By pattenp

8/2 should only be 40A. If upgrading it needs to...

8/2 should only be 40A. If upgrading it needs to be 4 conductor feed with isolated neutral.
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