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10-06-09, 10:19 AM
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Posted By gmasingale

Dawn to Dusk

I have two CFL exterior light fixtures that are haredwired to a box. They are controlled by a dawn to dusk sensor. I would like to convert them to on at dusk and then off at 6 hours. Do they make...
04-29-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By gmasingale

Afci v gfci protection

Planning an outdoor kitchen area. A couple outlets, maybe three. Will the AFCI provide protection to the whole circuit. If I use GFCI I will need a couple as the circuit is split between two sides...
02-09-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By gmasingale

Walked in on mess

Over the weekend went to visit mom. Lives in the SF Bay Area.
Planning to do some work in the kitchen and I knew the electrical was not up to par. Home was built in 1953 1000 SF. Mom is 89 years...
08-17-06, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By gmasingale

Since the damage is mid point in a long run, I...

Since the damage is mid point in a long run, I will need to cut the conduit mid point.

What is the best way to cut the conduit without compomising the wires inside?
08-16-06, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By gmasingale

Underground Conduit

Recently I had an electrician install a service panel to the rear of our home. It is a 100 amp service panel.

The main breaker box is located approximately 200 feet from the new panel. Panel was...
11-07-05, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By gmasingale

Hot Tub Wiring

I've been reading this forum for several months now. Learning and listening.

One question has come up several times and no one wants to address it.

Spa Wiring.

Each post indicates there are...
11-02-05, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,190
Posted By gmasingale

Neutral Wire Exposure

Wiring a sub panel, using #2 Stranded Copper wire. Wire going into nuetral bar has the insulation stripped back about 1/16" exposing the copper. Is this acceptable? Other connections have...
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By gmasingale

What should the Analog/PCM source be set at? ...

What should the Analog/PCM source be set at? Surround?

PCM fs 96khz source be set at? Direct?

What exactly are these setting and what do they do? No Clue.

I'm sure there will be more...
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By gmasingale

Correct Settings Onkyo Txsr600

Help with input settings.

I have a new Panasonic DVD player connect to the receiver via a coax digital cable. What should the settings be for input. Basically all the settings in the on screen...
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By gmasingale

Hdtv-toshiba

We have a Toshiba HDTV. We are not currently hooked up to HDTV.

We have Dish Network

When we had Dish Network installed a year ago the technician told us not to bother with their HD receiver. ...
10-05-05, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By gmasingale

We have a new house. None of the switches have...

We have a new house. None of the switches have ground wire connected to the switch even though there is a grounding screw on the switch.

Is this OK?
10-05-05, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By gmasingale

Just analyzing what I already have, in...

Just analyzing what I already have, in anticipation of installing a new three way circut.
10-04-05, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By gmasingale

3-Way Switch

How do you determine the travel wire in a 3-way switch application?
09-29-05, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By gmasingale

OK, it doesn't sound like this will work in my...

OK, it doesn't sound like this will work in my application

What would you suggest to have the carriage lights controlled by a motion detector. The lights are controlled by two different switches...
09-29-05, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By gmasingale

Maybe I mis named what I have. I have a set...

Maybe I mis named what I have.

I have a set of carriage lights on the outside of our new home. The home was built last year.

The lights are controlled by a switch in the garage and one in the...
09-29-05, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By gmasingale

3 Way Switch Install

Having trouble wiring 3 way switch.

Location number one has a rocker switch with three wires in the back.

One black is attached to the dark screw. One black is attached to a silver screw. ...
09-28-05, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By gmasingale

GFI Breaker

Big box store has a 70 amp spa panel with a 50 amp GFI on display.

They have the GFI curly pig tail connected to the neutral bar. Is this correct?
Replies: 1
Views: 945
Posted By gmasingale

Attic Fan-size?

We live in the Central Valley of California. Summertime temperatures are high with little or no humidity.

Our home is 2300 square foot single story. The garage is separated by a fire wall in the...
09-26-05, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By gmasingale

Piggyback

Can you piggyback breakers.

Can you have a 100 amp breaker in the main panel, supplying a subpanel. In the subpanel can you have a 100 amp breaker supplying another subpanel with an 80 amp...
09-26-05, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By gmasingale

Should more than one grounding rod ever be used. ...

Should more than one grounding rod ever be used.

What if the main panel is separated from the subpanel by 100 feet.

What if it is in the same dwelling. The main panel is mounted on the...
09-26-05, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By gmasingale

Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
09-26-05, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By gmasingale

Neutral and Ground

I'm trying to learn.

In the main panel the ground and neurtral are connected on the same bus bar, correct?

Once you go into the subpanel the ground is attached to the gound bar and the neutral...
09-23-05, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By gmasingale

Nothing, the sun must've gotten in my eyes. I...

Nothing, the sun must've gotten in my eyes. I just missed the post.

Sorry
09-23-05, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By gmasingale

Previous Post Lost

Did my previous post get lost in the shuffle?
09-21-05, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By gmasingale

OK, I'll make room in my main panel for the...

OK, I'll make room in my main panel for the breaker that will feed the spa panel.

Does it matter if it is at the top of the panel, near the main feed, or at the bottom of the panel.

What size...
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