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UPDATE: I'm feeling kinda dumb but not ashamed...

UPDATE:
I'm feeling kinda dumb but not ashamed to admit here that my own roof on my house is 7/16 OSB with 16/24 rating and "heavy" architectural shingles, 12 years so far, NO SAG. I didn't think...
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OSB sheathing for shed - spacing and snow load question

I may have gotten myself in a pinch, being a total noob. Have a look here and let me know what you would do.

My setup:

A simple 12x16 shed with gambrel (barn) style roof (5:12 pitch on the...
03-19-15, 12:01 AM
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Posted By Dapug

160 1A USB devices is only 160A when at 5v, but...

160 1A USB devices is only 160A when at 5v, but things change when you up the voltage. 160A @5v is only going to be about 7A on your ~110v mains power (800W). That's only about half the capacity of...
03-18-15, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Dapug

@CasualJoe, it's Copper. I shoulda mentioned. ...

@CasualJoe, it's Copper. I shoulda mentioned.

My understanding is that XHHW is better than THHN with W rating (or THWN). Despite the wet rating of the T series, the XHHW is truly suited for...
03-18-15, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Dapug

40 amps @5v is impressive, and nobody knows how...

40 amps @5v is impressive, and nobody knows how that original posted unit will perform without just getting it and testing it out.

If it were me, I'd go for it. But I am an electronics engineer...
03-17-15, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Dapug

Excellent info, thank you! This project does...

Excellent info, thank you! This project does enter a building from outside, so I will need to verify the RHH or RHW-2 rating.

I will also consider just going with Gray as ray mentioned. The...
03-16-15, 10:23 AM
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Mixing wire types ok?

I am running a new line underground in 1" PVC using XHHW #10 green, #6 White and two #6 black.

My supplier says they are out of XHHW white. They said they can send me XLP- USE-2 #6 white in it's...
10-19-14, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Dapug

Ray, super helpful, thanks. Your wire...

Ray, super helpful, thanks.

Your wire sizing is right where I was estimating (except I was thinking run #8 to that 2nd panel), and the details on the paneling give me something to think about (I...
10-19-14, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Dapug

Cool, here is some added detail on what I am...

Cool, here is some added detail on what I am really planning, more fun!

Building/panel 1 is a shed with:

2 lights, 200w max (120v)
Table saw, air compressor, hand tools (up to 15a each,...
10-19-14, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Dapug

I am mainly trying to determine the size of wire...

I am mainly trying to determine the size of wire required and yes, the size of the main breakers to feed the panels. The breakers for the anticipated equipment at each panel are what I listed out.
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10-19-14, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Dapug

Question Connecting multiple sub panels

I have 2 out buildings I am chaining together from my main (so, main, to panel 1, and panel 1 to panel 2)

Load requirements are as such:
Panel 1:
20 amp 240v
20 amp 120v
15 amp 120v

Panel...
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