Search: Posts Made By: pattenp
Showing results 1 to 25 of 176
Search took 0.03 seconds.
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, 12:31 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.
09-05-22, 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...
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...
07-08-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By pattenp

Just buy a lead gel charger and connect a quick...

Just buy a lead gel charger and connect a quick plug pigtail to the battery. I did this on my Generac so I could see the battery charge condition. I purchased the Battery Tender brand.
The charger...
06-21-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By pattenp

If using #12 and utilizing it at 15A then there...

If using #12 and utilizing it at 15A then there is no issue with voltage drop.
06-19-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By pattenp

As Tolyn mentioned, direct bury is an option. 4/0...

As Tolyn mentioned, direct bury is an option. 4/0 MHF is something to consider.
06-09-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By pattenp

You can wirenut the stranded to the solid. Do not...

You can wirenut the stranded to the solid. Do not solder.
06-08-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By pattenp

Run the romex as you are thinking and bring it to...

Run the romex as you are thinking and bring it to a ceiling box and use a cover plate with a knockout as suggested. Or get a blank and drill the hole. This example is 1/2" but they do come with 3/4"...
05-27-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By pattenp

If that's the price for the copper, go for it. No...

If that's the price for the copper, go for it. No advantages of the aluminium XHHW over the copper THHN other than price. The 2/0 Cu is easier to install.
05-09-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By pattenp

Looks like old style phone jack.

Looks like old style phone jack.
03-20-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By pattenp

A nema 10-50 is the old style ungrounded. I...

A nema 10-50 is the old style ungrounded. I believe you should use a 6-50 or 14-50.
03-06-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By pattenp

In my experience 2 single pole breakes with a...

In my experience 2 single pole breakes with a handle tie provides independent trip. That's the reason for using 2 singles vs. a 2 pole common trip.
02-22-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 618
Posted By pattenp

Try your local electrical supply.

Try your local electrical supply.
02-21-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 618
Posted By pattenp

NEC wise that 4" gap is a violation.

NEC wise that 4" gap is a violation.
02-21-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 618
Posted By pattenp

Not to pile on but the NM cable clamp is not...

Not to pile on but the NM cable clamp is not correct for use on the individual MHF conductors. That style clamp is for jacketed cable. And the MHF needs to be completely within conduit all the way to...
02-20-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 618
Posted By pattenp

URD and MHF are two different wire types. URD is...

URD and MHF are two different wire types. URD is strictly outside use only because it only carries a USE-2 rating, whereas MHF has RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 and can enter the structure but does need to be in...
02-04-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 478
Posted By pattenp

The switch neutral gets connected to neutrals...

The switch neutral gets connected to neutrals bundled together at the wirenut on the same cable serving the existing switch. The bundled whites are neutrals.
01-16-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By pattenp

#2 aluminium is good for up to 90A. Aluminum...

#2 aluminium is good for up to 90A. Aluminum Mobile Home Feeder (MHF) is commonly used and is an assembled cable and is direct bury but it does need to be placed in conduit where above ground. The...
12-27-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By pattenp

My advice is to never use the stab connectors....

My advice is to never use the stab connectors. Use the screw connections.
12-10-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By pattenp

It's okay to make splices in main panel and...

It's okay to make splices in main panel and leaving the EGC in the main panel is okay.
11-30-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By pattenp

Watch this.... https://youtu.be/AGb-KLPfHYk

Watch this....
https://youtu.be/AGb-KLPfHYk
11-29-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By pattenp

The 1/4" is the mininum amount of the outer...

The 1/4" is the mininum amount of the outer jacket of the NM that must be pass the clamp to the inside of the panel. Some of your NM looks to have a foot or more of the jacket on them inside the...
11-26-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By pattenp

For 100A feed to the subpanel #3 copper is all...

For 100A feed to the subpanel #3 copper is all you need.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 176
 


 
Forum Jump