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09-20-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By lambition

With hardwired installation, you are allowed to...

With hardwired installation, you are allowed to use next size up breaker if required breaker is non-standard size.
Installing 15A breaker with 14AWG cable will be ok.

I could install fused...
09-11-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By lambition

You have single phase motor, so phase converter...

You have single phase motor, so phase converter is not needed and you will not be gaining anything.
The plug you have is probably used to connect to existing 3 phase receptacle. You just have to...
09-06-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By lambition

https://www.acehardware.com/departments/lighting-a...

https://www.acehardware.com/departments/lighting-and-electrical/switches-outlets-and-plugs/wall-plates/3006873
https://www.amazon.com/Rocker-Switch-Protects-Circuits-Accidentally/dp/B07K1LXQ2N
...
09-06-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 452
Posted By lambition

Just parts are harder to get, but whole new load...

Just parts are harder to get, but whole new load center is easy to get and very cheap.
Load center with same internal has been identified by PJmax.
09-05-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 336
Posted By lambition

That is UF cable, so you can fix with UF splice...

That is UF cable, so you can fix with UF splice kit. Basically splicer with adhesive lined heat shrink tubing.
...
09-04-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 452
Posted By lambition

If this wire is in fact a jumper wire connected...

If this wire is in fact a jumper wire connected between to bus bars and you choose to replace bus bar, you can just get a short length of larger wire.

A picture showing entire panel will be...
08-26-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By lambition

Feeds to the house is exact same voltage as those...

Feeds to the house is exact same voltage as those low voltage lines. 240V split phase. You get 120V by connecting one of 240V line and neutral.
With this voltage, you will not get any arcing unless...
08-24-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By lambition

Those are 240V low voltage lines, It is generally...

Those are 240V low voltage lines, It is generally safe to work near it, but you must take care not to damage the line. It will be safe as long as insulation is not damaged and you don't hit it hard...
07-29-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 615
Posted By lambition

Don't think XSleeper...

Don't think XSleeper (https://www.doityourself.com/forum/members/122183-xsleeper)'s idea will work as counter top is already installed.

Another option would be using endoscope. Push endoscope in...
06-28-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By lambition

Only common trip 2 pole breakers will trip both...

Only common trip 2 pole breakers will trip both circuits regardless of brand. They have internal connection between poles to make common trip possible. Common trip is only required when both poles...
04-26-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By lambition

https://www.amazon.com/Siemens-Q23050CT2-30-Amp-Ci...

https://www.amazon.com/Siemens-Q23050CT2-30-Amp-Circuit-Breaker/dp/B000VYKYR4

This is what you need if you want 2 pole 30A and 2 pole 50A. It is 2 pole Quadplex breaker, common trip.

You will...
04-25-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By lambition

If you are getting this inspected or wants to...

If you are getting this inspected or wants to meet the code, tandem breaker may not work. 2017 and up NEC requires pretty much all 120V circuits in home to be AFCI protected. AFCI breakers do not...
03-09-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By lambition

Is both disposal and dishwasher plugged into same...

Is both disposal and dishwasher plugged into same outlet?
When they are plugged into same duplex outlet, only one of it should be switched.
This is done by breaking side tap on hot side.

What...
03-06-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By lambition

Unless the house was built as community,...

Unless the house was built as community, communication companies generally don't pull cable to the house until service is requested.

Burying cable underground usually does not disrupt landscape...
02-17-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By lambition

I did, and some I have to pay shipping. Not worth...

I did, and some I have to pay shipping. Not worth it.
Home Depot Ecosmart bulbs are warranted through Home Depot and those can be replaced under warranty at Home depot if you kept original receipt.
01-24-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By lambition

One in the beginning is enough and GFCI should...

One in the beginning is enough and GFCI should not be installed behind another GFCI (on load side). Since you have multiple GFCI already installed, it is best to just connect them on line side (which...
12-29-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By lambition

You have to use option B. When using 3 prong...

You have to use option B. When using 3 prong plug, neutral wire is bonded to ground. This is considered ground fault condition to GFCI breaker.
3 prong receptacle should not have been installed in...
12-27-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By lambition

It definitely is being powered from HVAC's...

It definitely is being powered from HVAC's transformer.


It is automotive ATC fuse. You will be able to see blown fuse by looking in the middle. If there is broken wire, it is blown.

Also, you...
12-27-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By lambition

Which wire got shorted? The ones going to...

Which wire got shorted?
The ones going to thermostats? or the one going to HVAC?

I see PTC (basically a re-settable thermal fuse) on control board, but if it was shorted before going to the...
12-27-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By lambition

This is what I do as well. It works pretty well...

This is what I do as well. It works pretty well in most cases.



Usually one of the wire is at higher tension than the others and wires will come out. Sometimes holding one of the wire (thus...
12-24-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By lambition

You don't really have to use commercial grade...

You don't really have to use commercial grade switch. Standard switch will work just fine.
Commercial switch will last longer in commercial use condition where it may get switched more often. Switch...
12-11-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By lambition

Connect black wire only and just cap red wire. ...

Connect black wire only and just cap red wire.
Connecting red and black wire together won't hurt in your situation, but not a good practice in my opinion.
12-05-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By lambition

That will really depend on specification of your...

That will really depend on specification of your meter. There should be a specification written on the manual for your meter.

I just looked up a low end greenley clamp meter and it says +- 3% +...
12-04-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By lambition

I have used Kill A Watt for few years for testing...

I have used Kill A Watt for few years for testing purpose and it works pretty good for the price.

Accuracy was good within hundred of mA.
There are many other monitors allowing remote monitoring....
11-27-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By lambition

Just cut it with hackasw. It is non-metallic, so...

Just cut it with hackasw. It is non-metallic, so you can cut it with knife or PVC tubing cutter as well.
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