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09-21-22, 11:08 PM
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Posted By Luke M

Yes, most dryers (and most ranges) made for the...

Yes, most dryers (and most ranges) made for the North America market require both 120V and 240V.

It's kind of dumb because they could easily make them 240V only (that's what most of the world...
09-21-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Luke M

3 prong 240V is fine (hot/hot/ground). It's 3...

3 prong 240V is fine (hot/hot/ground). It's 3 prong 120V/240V (hot/hot/neutral) which is obsolete.
09-20-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Luke M

House wide problems are usually caused by faulty...

House wide problems are usually caused by faulty utility connections.

I see that you did call the power company. I still would consider it possible unless you're sure you got a competent man.
09-19-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Luke M

Do they make a 120V version of this unit? That...

Do they make a 120V version of this unit? That would save panel space and maybe allow a 15a breaker to be used.
09-19-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Luke M

You're right again. So there's no way around it,...

You're right again. So there's no way around it, you have to install another box with either fuses or breakers (10a breakers do exist, even Square D makes them, just not Homeline).
09-19-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Luke M

You could use two 10a breakers with a handle tie....

You could use two 10a breakers with a handle tie.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Square-D-Homeline-Circuit-Breaker-Handle-Tie-HOM1HTCP/100202283
09-19-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Luke M

I doubt 10A is correct...is that really the "max...

I doubt 10A is correct...is that really the "max fuse" rating?
09-14-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Luke M

Where did the switch come from, must be 50+ years...

Where did the switch come from, must be 50+ years old? No big deal but yes the ground wire should be connected.
09-14-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By Luke M

Yes, open neutral when the neutral is shared...

Yes, open neutral when the neutral is shared between two circuits (multi wire branch circuit).
09-13-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Luke M

You have to use a cover specifically made for a...

You have to use a cover specifically made for a handy box, for example:
...
09-10-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 616
Posted By Luke M

You don't necesssarily have to do a 1:1...

You don't necesssarily have to do a 1:1 replacement. You can juggle things around a bit, even if it means you have to splice on extensions so the wires reach the new breakers.
09-09-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 616
Posted By Luke M

That or the BR420. Difference is the rejection...

That or the BR420. Difference is the rejection tab "feature" which limits tandem installation to certain spaces, depending on the panel. I have no idea what tandem limits, if any, your panel has.
09-09-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 616
Posted By Luke M

Tripping doesn't depend in any way on the...

Tripping doesn't depend in any way on the handles. So common trip isn't something you can add.

It's obvious that it's not two tandems in the picture because the breaker label spans two spaces.
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09-09-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 616
Posted By Luke M

That breaker is not a 2-pole breaker despite what...

That breaker is not a 2-pole breaker despite what Lowes says. It is two 1-pole breakers mashed together, aka a tandem. Two tandems is not the same thing as two 2-pole breakers mashed together, aka a...
09-09-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By Luke M

My guess would be a tripped GFCI receptacle...

My guess would be a tripped GFCI receptacle somewhere, maybe one you didn't even know existed.
09-07-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Luke M

Interesting. It makes sense but I think only a...

Interesting. It makes sense but I think only a utility could do this. Electricians have to follow the NEC and use standard cables.
09-07-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 409
Posted By Luke M

Note that you can't use GFCI breakers in this...

Note that you can't use GFCI breakers in this panel since they require 120V. The minimum neutral size would be the same as minimum EGC, 10awg-Cu in this case.
09-06-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 377
Posted By Luke M

Note that by NEC, neutral must be white and...

Note that by NEC, neutral must be white and ground must be green or bare.
09-05-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 377
Posted By Luke M

Out of curiosity how deep is it? It's hard to...

Out of curiosity how deep is it? It's hard to tell from pictures but it looks...really shallow?
09-03-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 560
Posted By Luke M

The quick and dirty fix would be to simply add a...

The quick and dirty fix would be to simply add a breaker. Would be less confusing to use a 2 pole, but only a 1 pole is strictly required.

I think around 8awg is the minimum wire size for those...
09-01-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By Luke M

You can use GFCI receptacles, or blanks at the...

You can use GFCI receptacles, or blanks at the end of the run (that is, where the neutral is no longer shared). They must be readily accessible so not behind appliances.
08-31-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By Luke M

No, that won't work.

No, that won't work.
08-03-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Luke M

Mobile home feeder cable is just 4 wires stuck...

Mobile home feeder cable is just 4 wires stuck together, not even a real cable, so using it like an extension cord is out of the question. Plus this is a non-GFCI protected feeder. A fully to code...
08-03-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Luke M

Yes, this is good (NEC wise) for 55A. Most ranges...

Yes, this is good (NEC wise) for 55A. Most ranges need 50A.

20 years ago or something they started using certain colors with certain NM cable sizes. Before that it was random.
08-02-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 385
Posted By Luke M

The CTL thing makes my head hurt. What I know is...

The CTL thing makes my head hurt. What I know is that in 1965, the code limited panels to a maximum of 42 circuits (or poles). In 2008, this limit was repealed, and magically all the 42 circuit (40...
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