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10-16-10, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Westy

How to add a switched outlet to a wall switch

My better half wants to add some accent lighting to our bathrooms. She wants to put rope lights under the lip of the vanity that's hidden so they shine on the floor. Kind of a night light of sorts. ...
08-30-10, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Westy

$ 385.00 including the inspection. The most...

$ 385.00 including the inspection. The most expensive part was the main panel dead front for the Eaton box ($174.00). If I had a Square D, I could have purchased the interlock for $ 30.00.

Here's...
08-22-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,069
Posted By Westy

Just so ya know, the wires laying around are the...

Just so ya know, the wires laying around are the cable and DSL lines, and a ground. I didn't want anyone thinking that was my handywork! The one coming out underneath it is the ground from my panel I...
08-22-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,069
Posted By Westy

I got it all finished up Friday, except for the...

I got it all finished up Friday, except for the inspection. I fired up the generator, hooked it up and walked thru the steps. No problem running two refrigerators and a freezer! Bring it on storms!
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08-20-10, 09:05 PM
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Views: 2,011
Posted By Westy

I just installed an interlock kit today. I have...

I just installed an interlock kit today. I have an Eaton panel, so I had to buy the entire dead front. Works great! Fired up the generator after I got done, flipped the beakers and connected it....
08-17-10, 11:55 AM
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Views: 4,069
Posted By Westy

Unfortunately, my house is already built. The...

Unfortunately, my house is already built. The only reason I think I might have problems mounting it on the exterior of the house directly behind the main panel is it won't have a stud to attach the...
08-17-10, 03:41 AM
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Views: 4,069
Posted By Westy

That was the plan. I need to use a metal locknut...

That was the plan. I need to use a metal locknut inside the panel huh?
08-16-10, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,069
Posted By Westy

Look at the attached picture- You get the general...

Look at the attached picture- You get the general idea... I'm going to use PVC conduit between the elbows and fittings. If possible, I might go through the box in the back right into my control...
08-16-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,069
Posted By Westy

O.K. folks, a couple more questions- Can I...

O.K. folks, a couple more questions-

Can I use 1/2" PVC electrical conduit to make the connection for the exterior box to the house? Will the four 10 gauge wires be to code in that size PVC...
08-09-10, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,069
Posted By Westy

Thanks all for the tips! I feel confident I can...

Thanks all for the tips! I feel confident I can tackle this task. Any other tips are sincerely appreciated! I talked to the electrical inspector today and he is sending me the application for the...
08-08-10, 06:05 PM
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Views: 4,069
Posted By Westy

Appears to be 3.... ...

Appears to be 3....

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08-08-10, 06:00 PM
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Views: 4,069
Posted By Westy

Appears to be 3.... <a...

Appears to be 3....

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08-08-10, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,069
Posted By Westy

This sounds pretty straight forward. Do I need to...

This sounds pretty straight forward. Do I need to hire someone to do all this or can I do it myself? I would still get it inspected, but am not sure what's involved with that?
08-06-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,069
Posted By Westy

With an Eaton box, you have to replace the entire...

With an Eaton box, you have to replace the entire dead front. I've seen them for sale for up to 450+. Galco has them for $157 plus shipping.
08-06-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,069
Posted By Westy

I don't have any solid 10 gauge wire around and...

I don't have any solid 10 gauge wire around and don't want to go out and by 25' of it. Can I take 6' or so of the stranded 10/4 wire I have (single red, black, white and green wires) from the25' cord...
08-06-10, 07:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,069
Posted By Westy

A couple questions on generator connections

Hi all- first off, great forum (newbie).

I have a 5000 running/6250 surge generator I want to hook into my main panel to use when the power goes out. Funny, but I'm 15 miles from a major metro...
08-06-10, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,327
Posted By Westy

Great post, I had the same question myself. I do...

Great post, I had the same question myself. I do have more generator related questions, but will start a new thread and not hijack this one!
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