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11-11-07, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Speedy Petey

That's been making the rounds of the contractor...

That's been making the rounds of the contractor boards for a while now.
It gets better every time I watch it!
I'd love to see that in HD on the big screen!
11-11-07, 05:36 PM
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Views: 1,368
Posted By Speedy Petey

No prob! :thumbup:

No prob! :thumbup:
11-11-07, 03:21 PM
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Views: 1,368
Posted By Speedy Petey

At the main panel, the ground and neutral feeding...

At the main panel, the ground and neutral feeding the sub-panel would be connected to the same bar.
- In the sub-panel the ground and neutral would terminate each on their own bar.
- The neutral...
11-11-07, 08:20 AM
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Posted By Speedy Petey

If that's the main panel you are fine as we said....

If that's the main panel you are fine as we said.
If a sub-panel is next to it that would need a 4-wire feeder and the grounds and neutrals kept separate.
11-11-07, 08:17 AM
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Posted By Speedy Petey

True.....IF your area adopts the '08 NEC. ...

True.....IF your area adopts the '08 NEC.

NY State will not likely adopt a version of it until 2015!
It's 2007 and we're working off 1999.
11-11-07, 07:17 AM
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Views: 1,368
Posted By Speedy Petey

I not sure about Canada but there are exceptions...

I not sure about Canada but there are exceptions here. They will be removed in the 2008 NEC but that is irrelevant right now.
This is why I asked if it was a detached structure. There are instances...
11-10-07, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Speedy Petey

I'm not sure what the age of the box has to do...

I'm not sure what the age of the box has to do with it. :confused:

Is this the "main" panel?
Is there a main disconnect before this panel?
Is the sub-panel in question in a detached structure?...
11-10-07, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,466
Posted By Speedy Petey

No, you have two 240v circuits. If you live...

No, you have two 240v circuits.

If you live in North America there is a 99.999% chance you have a nominal 120/240v service. MANY areas are even above that. I am just under 125/250v at my house. ...
11-08-07, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Speedy Petey

I won't speak for IB but I'll reply. The only...

I won't speak for IB but I'll reply.
The only wire sizes he quoted were for a 200A service.
For a 100A service you can use #4cu or #2al.
11-07-07, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Speedy Petey

HUH??? A contractor would be crazy to mark up...

HUH???
A contractor would be crazy to mark up larger items that much.
On anything over $2-$3 I mark up around 15% or so. This is to cover the cost of going to get it, pay for it, store it, deliver...
11-07-07, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,958
Posted By Speedy Petey

If you're having this done by contractors why are...

If you're having this done by contractors why are you asking these questions here? THEY would be the ones to give you any accurate answers since they know what is being done.
Questions 1 & 2 are not...
11-05-07, 05:14 PM
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Views: 10,995
Posted By Speedy Petey

Madman, the I also humbly apologize for...

Madman, the I also humbly apologize for misreading your post. :o


Yes, do follow what the mfg recommends. If they say use a 50 then you can't go wrong doing so.
11-04-07, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,995
Posted By Speedy Petey

Sorry buddy if you see me as a "smarty-pants...

Sorry buddy if you see me as a "smarty-pants know-it-all", but I DO know what I am talking about when it comes to my profession.

I guess it would be like me going to an accountant message board...
11-04-07, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By Speedy Petey

1) This is a POCO Issue and not an NEC issue. You...

1) This is a POCO Issue and not an NEC issue. You will need to ask them.

2) GET THE AREA SURVEYED! Do NOT dig around any conductors without having the area mapped out. This is a free service and...
11-04-07, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,626
Posted By Speedy Petey

Or just ask the inspector if he wants a second...

Or just ask the inspector if he wants a second rod.
In almost 20 years I have never been, nor have I ever heard of anyone being, asked to prove the 25 ohms. For what little ground rods actually do...
10-31-07, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,108
Posted By Speedy Petey

Thing is switches mounted in metallic boxes do...

Thing is switches mounted in metallic boxes do not require an additional ground tail. You can if you want but it is not required.
The ground screw is there for this purpose and for use in...
10-31-07, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,108
Posted By Speedy Petey

I'd have to find a pic for you online. You would...

I'd have to find a pic for you online. You would know what I mean of you saw it.


I found one. Here, look at the bottom mounting screw:
...
10-31-07, 09:49 AM
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Views: 734
Posted By Speedy Petey

Yup. This is a very common practice.

Yup. This is a very common practice.
10-31-07, 09:44 AM
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Views: 20,108
Posted By Speedy Petey

Yes, for "regular" receptacles. Self grounding...

Yes, for "regular" receptacles.
Self grounding receptacles do not need a tail. These will have an obvious "clip" at one of the mounting screws.
10-31-07, 03:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,108
Posted By Speedy Petey

You need to ground the box first and foremost. ...

You need to ground the box first and foremost.
After that you need to ground the devices.

You CAN hit the box at one grounding screw, then hit the devices from the other grounding screw. This is...
10-30-07, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By Speedy Petey

Regular (newer) NM cable is rated for 90 deg C,...

Regular (newer) NM cable is rated for 90 deg C, or 194 deg F. That's all you need.
10-29-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,285
Posted By Speedy Petey

Not so at all. This is done all the time in the...

Not so at all. This is done all the time in the trade with NO ill effects.
10-28-07, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,285
Posted By Speedy Petey

Use a heat gun, available at any Ace Hardware for...

Use a heat gun, available at any Ace Hardware for about $20. Be VERY careful not to burn the conduit. Go very slow and keep the gun moving. You can do it with the conduit right in place.

I have an...
10-27-07, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By Speedy Petey

Other than labeling the panel you should NOT...

Other than labeling the panel you should NOT touch ANYTHING electrical in this apartment. 99.99% of the time it is highly illegal, and is not worth the liability on your shoulders.

The age of...
10-27-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By Speedy Petey

Sometimes breakers trip but don't move. Check...

Sometimes breakers trip but don't move. Check them all. But that is likely not the problem.

I'd check the receptacles on the circuit for bad backstab connections. This can be in a working or...
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