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05-11-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,072
Posted By thinman

What if the manufacturer says: Features ...

What if the manufacturer says:

Features
Three color-coded models available to meet your needs
Accept #18 through #6 AWG wires
Contoured wing design for secure grip
Live-action, square-wire...
04-30-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,076
Posted By thinman

That's the way it should be done.

That's the way it should be done.
04-23-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,863
Posted By thinman

So you can't get to the box via the attic?

So you can't get to the box via the attic?
04-20-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,081
Posted By thinman

Yep! For existing installations so long as some...

Yep! For existing installations so long as some specific requirements are met per NEC 2008. Local amendments may say otherwise.
04-20-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,291
Posted By thinman

What is the amp rating of the main disconnect for...

What is the amp rating of the main disconnect for your subpanel?
04-20-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,234
Posted By thinman

I suggest you talk with the AHJ and see how...

I suggest you talk with the AHJ and see how he/she wants it done.
04-09-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,948
Posted By thinman

Is the oven going to be hardwired or cord and...

Is the oven going to be hardwired or cord and plug connected?
The oven will require a NEC approved disconnecting means.
04-09-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By thinman

What size is the rigid pvc conduit? Is the pvc...

What size is the rigid pvc conduit? Is the pvc conduit connected to the panel board where the above circuits originate?
04-09-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,745
Posted By thinman

Turn off the circuit breaker feeding the...

Turn off the circuit breaker feeding the fan/light. Disconnect the wires from the light switch. Wire nut the hot wire that feeds the light switch and the light's switched wire together. Turn on...
03-30-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,625
Posted By thinman

What does this breaker feed? This is...

What does this breaker feed?



This is good!



The GFCI receptacle is switched? Do you want to keep it that way?
03-27-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,701
Posted By thinman

How many cables are you talking about?

How many cables are you talking about?
03-27-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,625
Posted By thinman

To be clear, I mean the switch box where you...

To be clear, I mean the switch box where you actually turn the disposal on/off. I thought it was the one mounted in the wall adjacent to the sink. We need to know how many wires are in the...
03-26-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,625
Posted By thinman

How many wires are in the switch box? Is the...

How many wires are in the switch box? Is the garbage disposal fed from a lighting circuit? How many amps does the garbage disposal draw? Look on its nameplate.

The garbage disposal can be on a...
03-11-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,647
Posted By thinman

Sounds like you could get by with a 60 amp feed...

Sounds like you could get by with a 60 amp feed to the sub panel. Are you going to use conduit with single wires or multi-conductor cable from the main panel to the sub panel?

How many sq feet is...
03-11-09, 09:06 AM
03-10-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 33,448
Posted By thinman

I think you can purchase light fixtures with a...

I think you can purchase light fixtures with a pull chain or switch built-in to the fixture. If you don't like that idea, you'll have to do some fact finding work. Find out how many wires are in...
03-10-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,560
Posted By thinman

Find out if you are allowed to do the wiring and...

Find out if you are allowed to do the wiring and let us know.
03-10-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,271
Posted By thinman

Dude, you need to troubleshoot the circuit. ...

Dude, you need to troubleshoot the circuit. Connect one fixture at time to the circuit breaker. Turn it on and see if the breaker trips. No trip? Do the second fixture. Process of elimination is...
03-10-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By thinman

I lik'em. Never had a problem with them. If...

I lik'em. Never had a problem with them. If voltage is present, the light remains on. But, for amateurs, I recommend what the other knowledgeable posters said.
03-10-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,560
Posted By thinman

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. You need...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

You need to install 2-20 amp small appliance branch circuits using 12/2 w/ground romex and 2 individual 20 amp circuit breakers.

The only appliance that can...
03-10-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,560
Posted By thinman

NEC states the fridge can be on a 15 amp or...

NEC states the fridge can be on a 15 amp or larger circuit.

I want to know where the GFCI receptacle is located? Kitchen? Dining Room?
03-10-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,560
Posted By thinman

Sounds like a MWBC to me. First thing -...

Sounds like a MWBC to me.

First thing - There has to 240 volts between the black and red wires. That way the neutral only carries the unbalanced current between them. You'll need a 120/240 2...
03-09-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,271
Posted By thinman

#12 AWG wire should not be connected to the 50...

#12 AWG wire should not be connected to the 50 amp breaker. Get those lights off of the GFCI. The 50 amp breaker is in the main panel, correct? If so, remove the 50 amp breaker and install a 20...
03-05-09, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,631
Posted By thinman

Turn off all of the branch circuit breakers. Do...

Turn off all of the branch circuit breakers. Do the voltage check. Then turn them on one at a time and take a voltage reading. Is there a grounding electrode wire connected to the incoming cold...
03-05-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By thinman

Wouldn't hurt to run it by your AHJ (electrical...

Wouldn't hurt to run it by your AHJ (electrical inspector).:D
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