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07-25-10, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Bruto

Your old cooktop cable is NM type so the bare is...

Your old cooktop cable is NM type so the bare is listed for equipment ground only not to be used for neutral.

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07-25-10, 08:18 PM
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Posted By Bruto

That is what I was afraid of .. your electrician...

That is what I was afraid of .. your electrician is using the bare equipment ground in the house wiring as the neutral for the microwave. That works but is a big code violation.
07-25-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 40,245
Posted By Bruto

Has he allowed you to do that in the past? It's...

Has he allowed you to do that in the past? It's something I never allow from a homeowner. Once I touch the wiring the liability becomes mine so i want to make sure the rest of the wiring doesn't...
07-25-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 40,245
Posted By Bruto

I'm a tad bit confused as to what your doing....

I'm a tad bit confused as to what your doing. What is happening with the old cook top house wiring (the 40 amp circuit) ??

The micro-wave / oven combination needs a 120/240 volt circuit. You will...
07-24-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 40,245
Posted By Bruto

Hi Frenchy NEC 210.19 (A)(3) exception 1 ...

Hi Frenchy

NEC 210.19 (A)(3) exception 1

You are indeed allowed to have both a cooktop and oven on the same branch circuit. The catch is it must be a 50 amp branch circuit.The tap conductors...
02-09-10, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,712
Posted By Bruto

It sounds like you have done some new work and...

It sounds like you have done some new work and you are connecting a black and white cable going to a switch to a black and white power source cable. When you connect the blacks your white is showing ...
01-20-10, 01:17 PM
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Views: 816
Posted By Bruto

Post deleted duplicate entry

Post deleted duplicate entry
01-20-10, 01:13 PM
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Views: 816
Posted By Bruto

If I were to guess this is a GE panel and the...

If I were to guess this is a GE panel and the contractor used THQP double pole breakers which required him to remove 3 full size cover plates to install the double pole breakers. Then to fill the 1/2...
01-20-10, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,232
Posted By Bruto

You don't say what the existing branch circuit...

You don't say what the existing branch circuit served.

Was it a 3 wire 120/240 volt range or a cooktop with no oven or maybe just an oven and only needing 240 volts.

As Furd says what you have...
01-02-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,790
Posted By Bruto

You may have a problem between manufacturers as...

You may have a problem between manufacturers as to the compatibility of different smokes existing on the branch circuit together. I would try to buy a hard wired smoke that is the same manufacturer....
01-01-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By Bruto

Go to the circuit breaker panel and find the...

Go to the circuit breaker panel and find the breaker that deenergizes the black wire, you should be able to determine if yellow and brown are connected together on the same terminal bar by removing...
12-30-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By Bruto

Garrett You have done your research well and...

Garrett

You have done your research well and you have it exactly correct.

Beware that the main breaker lugs will still be hot even though you turn the breaker off.
12-22-09, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bruto

Unfortunately you are not giving enough...

Unfortunately you are not giving enough information to be able to give you an accurate connection. Your blower motor is multi speed. Black is high speed, red is low speed, blue is usually med or med...
12-22-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,557
Posted By Bruto

Hello Dx First, as Toyln suggested, ditch...

Hello Dx

First, as Toyln suggested, ditch the non contact tester. Get a contact voltage tester...these are very inexpensive. Having both types is fine, just need to know when to use one vs. the...
12-21-09, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,754
Posted By Bruto

The description still sounds like one of the old...

The description still sounds like one of the old low voltage systems or possibly line voltage utilizing relays. This is a link to one kind and generally the dead giveaway for the relay system is the...
12-20-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,754
Posted By Bruto

Sounds like you have one of the old GE low...

Sounds like you have one of the old GE low voltage relay lighting systems.

Do the switches look like this or similar ...


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12-19-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,703
Posted By Bruto

Maybe... maybe not. The red wire is connected to...

Maybe... maybe not. The red wire is connected to the same switch as the ceiling fan so what is it switching? In other words what else is being switched on the red wire. Is it supposed to be a...
12-19-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,703
Posted By Bruto

The original wiring had a black, white, and red...

The original wiring had a black, white, and red from the light switch box to the porch light fixture box. That cable is #2 coming in from the bottom in your picture. The red wire of #2 is connected...
12-14-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 24,050
Posted By Bruto

I think you asked the right question...this would...

I think you asked the right question...this would be more likely than a normal breaker tripping with the moisture description the poster made.
12-10-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By Bruto

If your trying to convert the range to a built in...

If your trying to convert the range to a built in oven by removing the top and putting a counter over it that IMO is not a good idea. I really don't see any feasible way to do it without crazy...
12-10-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,434
Posted By Bruto

Don't do that...it was a good question and often...

Don't do that...it was a good question and often overlooked.
12-10-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,434
Posted By Bruto

Not an embarrassing question at all. Only problem...

Not an embarrassing question at all. Only problem with that is that all the power in the panel is turned off when he shuts what he is calling the main off. If it was the stove breaker it would only...
12-10-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,434
Posted By Bruto

Ahhh...ok I'm following now. Should be...

Ahhh...ok I'm following now. Should be interesting how that is done...:)

I saw where he said that he couldn't turn off power to the oven from any beakers. I hadn't thought of someone tapping a bus...
12-10-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,434
Posted By Bruto

Sorry but I'm kinda confused LOL I am...

Sorry but I'm kinda confused LOL

I am understanding correctly if you cut power to the house at the meter the oven power is gone.

If you turn power back on at the meter and go inside and turn...
12-10-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,206
Posted By Bruto

If any are up on the countertop they should be...

If any are up on the countertop they should be gfci.
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