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08-23-14, 02:29 PM
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Posted By daddyjohn

It sounds like you have a 2-speed, 240 volt, PSC...

It sounds like you have a 2-speed, 240 volt, PSC motor. Is there an information sticker on the motor? May I ask? What is a ball mill? Something to do with baseballs?

Update- are you sure there are...
08-23-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,001
Posted By daddyjohn

Welcome ;) With no load, the motor will just...

Welcome ;)

With no load, the motor will just ramp up on either speed. Don't know why it was so noisy, but it certainly needed some load on it. With this information and some Internet research, you...
08-23-14, 02:13 PM
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Views: 668
Posted By daddyjohn

300.22

Thanks. It looks like 300.22[C][1] covers it. :cool:
08-23-14, 07:19 AM
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Posted By daddyjohn

NM cable in environmental air space

I know that NM cable is not rated for environmental air spaces. I watched a video on You Tube where the guy ran EMT inside a return air plenum with NM cable in the EMT. Compliant? He made several...
08-22-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,329
Posted By daddyjohn

Wiremold

Chandler suggested using Wiremold. He's right on the money. The Wiremold extension box he mentioned is open on the back of the box and should fit right over the existing box in the wall. You would...
08-22-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,001
Posted By daddyjohn

PSC Motor

The motor is what's known as a PSC motor [Permanent Split Capacitor] The no load speed is determined by the number of poles the motor windings have and the frequency. The synchronous speeds are:

2...
08-21-14, 05:15 PM
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Views: 3,001
Posted By daddyjohn

Notice on the motor data sticker the A 2.00? The...

Notice on the motor data sticker the A 2.00? The motor draws 2 amps on high speed. The RPM is 800. That's also high speed; low speed will be slower. You've said you're testing with the fan blades...
08-15-14, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By daddyjohn

Twisting the night away

I'm a pre-twister. I want to see the connection before I cap it. Not looking to activate any arguing. :coffee:
08-15-14, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,792
Posted By daddyjohn

blower

Is the housing made of metal? If yes, simply drill and tap a ground screw hole in the connection box and attach the green wire from the power cord to a ground screw in the box. Ground screws are...
08-05-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By daddyjohn

35945 There is another option. NEC ...

35945

There is another option. NEC 210.11[c][3]Ex allows you to put the entire bathroom on one 20A circuit, but only that bathroom can be on that circuit, nothing else. Also, no one load can...
08-03-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,004
Posted By daddyjohn

The confusion set in when you refered to the...

The confusion set in when you refered to the vanity light box as a switch box. May I ask a couple of clarifying questions?

The black wire from the breaker panel is the only hot wire in the box...
08-03-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,561
Posted By daddyjohn

We have a winner! Raco 650 Steel Handy Box, 4" x...

We have a winner! Raco 650 Steel Handy Box, 4" x 2" x 1-1/2" deep, 11.5 cu. in. Don't know how I missed it before.
08-03-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,561
Posted By daddyjohn

Box Fill Calculations | Code Basics content from...

Box Fill Calculations | Code Basics content from Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine (http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/box-fill-calculations)
08-02-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,561
Posted By daddyjohn

Wiremold? Older homes often have tall baseboard....

Wiremold? Older homes often have tall baseboard. maybe you could use wiremold surface mount boxes and raceway on near to the top of the baseboard?
08-02-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,207
Posted By daddyjohn

Me- I would use crimp on connectors. BTW- I would...

Me- I would use crimp on connectors. BTW- I would also put the fuseblock in the gang box and not in the hot sauna.
08-01-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,561
Posted By daddyjohn

Well, Leviton makes an oversize wall plate which...

Well, Leviton makes an oversize wall plate which measures 3-1/2" across by 5-1/4" tall. #84103-40It's a stainless finish, I imagine they would have white as well.Some spackle and paint will hide the...
08-01-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,561
Posted By daddyjohn

A RACO # 211 is a 4" square box metal box, 1-1/2"...

A RACO # 211 is a 4" square box metal box, 1-1/2" deep with NMSC cable clamps, the volume is 21 cu. in. A RACO # 787 is a 4" square flat metal mudring for one device. You could anchor the box with...
08-01-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,207
Posted By daddyjohn

Look closely at the contactor. You should see 2...

Look closely at the contactor. You should see 2 contact points. The contact points switch the power on and off to the heater. Can you see that each contact point has dark copper colored teminal lugs...
07-31-14, 11:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,207
Posted By daddyjohn

I don't know how to post a link but I was going...

I don't know how to post a link but I was going to suggest a Class CC single fuseblock [Bussman BC6031S]. Three types of fuses are available. LP-CC-1 which is a 1 amp, low peak, dual element time...
07-31-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,207
Posted By daddyjohn

You don't have to believe us, just believe the...

You don't have to believe us, just believe the NEC. May I ask? This is a dry type sauna with rocks? You pour a little water on the rocks for moisture? IOW- it's not a steam sauna?
07-31-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By daddyjohn

ok thanks T will be sure that the load center...

ok thanks T will be sure that the load center will take two 2 pole breakers.
07-31-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,207
Posted By daddyjohn

"The wires in the box are AWG 10." Are you ...

"The wires in the box are AWG 10." Are you talking about the incoming power supply to the gang box? You have to run #8 and a ground and not #10.
"The red wires in the heater are AWG 12." Do you...
07-30-14, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By daddyjohn

Ok. Thanks wirenut. The one I looked up has a...

Ok. Thanks wirenut. The one I looked up has a non-metallic enclosure. I got to wondering that if I used a knockout punch on it if the enclosure would crack. I think I'll stick with a metal enclosure...
07-29-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By daddyjohn

Thanks Tolyn. The enclosure is non-metallic, the...

Thanks Tolyn. The enclosure is non-metallic, the nuetral bar is included so i tought is would be a convenient place to land the ground wires.
07-29-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,751
Posted By daddyjohn

oK- it looks like the switch issue has been...

oK- it looks like the switch issue has been resolved. The old pump was 3

wire and the new one is 2 wire. You also mentioned a relay that is no

longer in use. This is what I think. I believe...
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