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05-24-10, 08:47 AM
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Posted By sberry27

I have had issues with breakers tripping on...

I have had issues with breakers tripping on thermal. I tossed all my old Fed panels, but then I CAN, not an issue for use to change one.
05-13-10, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,633
Posted By sberry27

I am thinking what might be confusing is the...

I am thinking what might be confusing is the recept rating of 250V.
05-05-10, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By sberry27

I will agree with this, some forums have...

I will agree with this, some forums have corrected thousands of faulty installations. I have seen plenty of half azzed at best "pro" work too. The trade is full of them, seen a job the other day...
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Posted By sberry27

This is a 70A wire feeder? While its tempting and...

This is a 70A wire feeder? While its tempting and admirable to resurrect something most of these little machines are not worth the investment of any new parts. As they say,,, all replacement parts...
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Views: 33,343
Posted By sberry27

Yes, it can be done but in most cases as a...

Yes, it can be done but in most cases as a practical matter its not worth it unless its a real hobby or one has the free parts and experience to do it. Ideally is to sell the existing welder and buy...
04-18-10, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By sberry27

Klein has a screwdriver with a peg along side the...

Klein has a screwdriver with a peg along side the shank in the handle for forming loops, never remember to use it though, usually its with the nose of the strippers too.
04-17-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,325
Posted By sberry27

Thats kind of what my take on it was but didn't...

Thats kind of what my take on it was but didn't want to write it in stone without second qualified opinion. If it was an issue of crowding the pipe going to the sub I would leave them at the main,...
04-17-10, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By sberry27

Generally the ground wire needs to go with the...

Generally the ground wire needs to go with the circuit conductors. How is the sub connected? By short pipe and is it next to the main? I am not sure how a inspector feels about using the main as a...
04-12-10, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By sberry27

The wire runs from the panel to the rod.

The wire runs from the panel to the rod.
04-11-10, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By sberry27

I wouldn't think the bed and bath sharing some...

I wouldn't think the bed and bath sharing some wiring would be a huge safety concern unless one was trying to run electric heat while someone was blow drying in the other room. I don't imagine they...
04-09-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,682
Posted By sberry27

Open the box its in and see if its full of water?

Open the box its in and see if its full of water?
04-08-10, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,085
Posted By sberry27

Most panels have a little itty bitty knockout in...

Most panels have a little itty bitty knockout in the bottom corner to run wire thru.
04-08-10, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By sberry27

Not wet unless its leaking.

Not wet unless its leaking.
04-07-10, 07:06 PM
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Views: 6,085
Posted By sberry27

It wasn't clear , is this attached or detached...

It wasn't clear , is this attached or detached garage?
04-06-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By sberry27

To add to this a 6 space panel does not require a...

To add to this a 6 space panel does not require a main. I have wired more than a few garages where I usually feed with number 2 alum wire but put a 60 in the main panel, in 25 yrs, never, never, ever...
04-06-10, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,454
Posted By sberry27

I had a service call the other day, guess what?...

I had a service call the other day, guess what? white and ground wire under same terminal. There is a reason the code doesnt allow it, very common problem.
04-06-10, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,763
Posted By sberry27

I don't think a disc in a commercial fixture is a...

I don't think a disc in a commercial fixture is a bad thing. As for cost it may save a lot of labor on the service end. Cost more than a dollar just to get an electrician to climb up and down a...
04-04-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,565
Posted By sberry27

Might it have something to do with these sized...

Might it have something to do with these sized cables commonly being used at 120V? I haven't thought a lot about it but seems most fault to grounds in 240 would only be 120 though? What I was getting...
04-03-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,565
Posted By sberry27

This is a good question, back in the day some...

This is a good question, back in the day some small cables came with light wire, cables such as 10 with a 14 I believe??? Now they have full size ground conductors, just wondered what the reasoning...
04-03-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,565
Posted By sberry27

As a guess I would say yes, number 10 cables come...

As a guess I would say yes, number 10 cables come with a number 10 ground wire, when you get to larger wires they allow smaller wires, 10 good to 60A depending on conductor size, I would say 12 would...
04-03-10, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,565
Posted By sberry27

The 12 ground wouldn't particularly bother me but...

The 12 ground wouldn't particularly bother me but thats not a code answer, but you likely don't need a ground rod for temp power, this is a 4 wire system, grounded thru the wire. Main thing is that...
04-02-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,006
Posted By sberry27

It needs to be where the power enters the garage,...

It needs to be where the power enters the garage, I like a pipe and LB up the outside wall so one can see where the power comes in and the disconnect near that.
04-01-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,427
Posted By sberry27

Just out of curiosity, why pull a permit now?

Just out of curiosity, why pull a permit now?
03-30-10, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,122
Posted By sberry27

Its a commendable idea to want to use copper but...

Its a commendable idea to want to use copper but they make a quad alum, number 2 at the box stores just for this.
03-27-10, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,999
Posted By sberry27

Lots of ways to do it, use old long woodworking...

Lots of ways to do it, use old long woodworking bit to bore hole even, drive a pipe sleeve and clear the dirt out, run conduit thru, compressed air or water, as was said, drive a large rod or pipe,...
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