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09-11-17, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Justin Smith

Why don't you use the washer outlet? Replace it...

Why don't you use the washer outlet? Replace it with a 20A GFCI if it isn't already and you'll be good to go.
09-11-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By Justin Smith

Most of the knob and tube I've seen, with some...

Most of the knob and tube I've seen, with some rare exceptions is only #14 which is only good for 15 amps.

You're safest putting a 'dual function" breaker in which provides AFCI and GFCI...
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Views: 593
Posted By Justin Smith

I had them on my old truck and the snow did creep...

I had them on my old truck and the snow did creep in. Normally when it's snowing the generator is warming up so it wasn't a problem.

The way the generator is made, it is moving the air left to...
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Views: 593
Posted By Justin Smith

It's mounted on the driver side, second...

It's mounted on the driver side, second compartment back. The way you described is how it was mounted on the old truck.


Driver's side, 2nd compartment behind the cab.

That goes to a blower...
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Views: 593
Posted By Justin Smith

On the E450 I had the radiator against the back...

On the E450 I had the radiator against the back of the truck and a white attic fan louver right over it. It was a white truck and looked decent. The generator didn't fit in the back compartment in...
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Views: 593
Posted By Justin Smith

Venting Generator (Radiator)

Sorry it's been awhile since I was on here, life's been really busy. Anyway, back in April or so I sold the E450 and bought a CAT powered Chevy Kodiak with a (fire) rescue body. Being myself, I...
01-05-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Justin Smith

What you need is an "I beam" panel. Any...

What you need is an "I beam" panel. Any electrical supply house should be able to order one.
01-03-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Justin Smith

#10 on a 2-pole 25 or 30 is fine.

#10 on a 2-pole 25 or 30 is fine.
01-02-17, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By Justin Smith

Thanks! I'll check that out, if I'm lucky...

Thanks! I'll check that out, if I'm lucky something just vibrated loose.
01-02-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,775
Posted By Justin Smith

For new construction/rewiring where there's going...

For new construction/rewiring where there's going to be a lot of AFCI's I like Square D's QO series with the plug-on neutrals. I also like how they have a proprietary design where you can't...
01-02-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By Justin Smith

Here's the data plate. I didn't get any service...

Here's the data plate. I didn't get any service manuals when I got the unit, it came off a 1997 Pierce fire truck.75202
01-02-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By Justin Smith

Where would this be located? The alternator is...

Where would this be located? The alternator is like a mini automotive alternator.
01-02-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By Justin Smith

Thanks for your replies, sorry I'm taking so long...

Thanks for your replies, sorry I'm taking so long to respond.


I have it connected to the truck so I wouldn't have to buy 2 more batteries, and lose more compartment space. It was really easy...
12-22-16, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,328
Posted By Justin Smith

You MUST ground the box. You do not need to...

You MUST ground the box. You do not need to ground the device if it's self grounding, or it's in a surface mounted box with the plastic washers removed.
12-22-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By Justin Smith

Onan GenSet: 16V to Batteries

I have a 7.5KW Onan liquid-cooled diesel generator in my service truck. When it's running, there's anything from 14-16V coming off my truck's batteries. The less load the higher the voltage. Is...
12-22-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,844
Posted By Justin Smith

I get numerous service calls a year because of...

I get numerous service calls a year because of people getting new dryers and the old breaker trips due to being weak from age.
11-09-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,087
Posted By Justin Smith

You're best using #12, I haven't used #14 for a...

You're best using #12, I haven't used #14 for a receptacle circuit at all during my career so far. There's no limit to the amount of general purpose receptacles allowed on a circuit for residential.
11-06-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Justin Smith

I wouldn't do it. The LED light bars sold online...

I wouldn't do it. The LED light bars sold online don't last, and are prone to leaking. Not to mention that none of this is listed, and by the time you spend cobbling this together you could buy...
11-05-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Justin Smith

It looks like you have a 30 amp 120/240V feed to...

It looks like you have a 30 amp 120/240V feed to your garage. Your welder needs to draw less than 30 amps.
10-27-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By Justin Smith

The receptacle contacts probably loosened up from...

The receptacle contacts probably loosened up from vibration. When you replace the receptacle, put some loctite on the screw threads.

Using a 240V receptacle and cord end will provide no gain.
10-27-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Justin Smith

Make sure you use a listed floor box assembly.

Make sure you use a listed floor box assembly.
10-27-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Justin Smith

If I was doing this I'd use heat shrink butt...

If I was doing this I'd use heat shrink butt splices. 72481
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By Justin Smith

Thanks for the replies, guys. I am looking for...

Thanks for the replies, guys. I am looking for another smartphone. I'm an electrical contractor and I normally keep the phone on the job site. I do a lot of texting, streaming music, etc. I've...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By Justin Smith

Smart Phone Recommendations?

Well today marks another smart phone destined for the grave yard. It seems like I can't keep a smart phone for more than a few months. Does anyone have any recommendations for one that won't break...
09-23-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Justin Smith

They used a 2 pole breaker because it's a UL...

They used a 2 pole breaker because it's a UL requirement to have open neutral protection on a portable GFCI. If I was you I'd replace the plug with a GFCI plug and bypass the breaker.


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