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01-22-18, 02:25 PM
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Views: 23,125
Posted By MAC702

This. It can be a loose backstab in a...

This.

It can be a loose backstab in a receptacle upstream, or even a loose wire inside a wirenut that LOOKS like it's tight. Could be a loose terminal screw in the panel. Especially check...
01-22-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By MAC702

While it might be damaging to the table saw with...

While it might be damaging to the table saw with just the right amount of breakage that caused some ultra rare overcurrent between 30 and 50 amps, this is little risk (I've never heard of it), and...
01-22-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By MAC702

. How did you measure "hotness" and under what...

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How did you measure "hotness" and under what ambient conditions?

What do you mean by "everything moves fine?"
01-22-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By MAC702

Yep, you get the standard answer of "it depends...

Yep, you get the standard answer of "it depends on what you have" which more often than not isn't specified.

But generally speaking, no; breakers and receptacles do not wear out from age alone. ...
01-22-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,587
Posted By MAC702

I'd like to know the testing procedure that...

I'd like to know the testing procedure that determined all these breakers need to be replaced, especially after reading that a water heater was replaced and the new one isn't working, too! Someone...
01-22-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,561
Posted By MAC702

Without knowing the exact testing procedure, it's...

Without knowing the exact testing procedure, it's hard to guess what is really going on. Verify tight connections on the breaker and the neutral strip.

Test the main lugs or main breaker...
01-16-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By MAC702

. That's my first thought. What brand breaker...

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That's my first thought. What brand breaker is currently installed and what color is the TEST button? As an aside, have you ever tested them?
01-16-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,561
Posted By MAC702

. No, the older NEMA 10 devices are also...

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No, the older NEMA 10 devices are also 120/240 V. They have a neutral, but no dedicated ground. The chassis of the dryer was bonded to the neutral at the point where the cord is connected.
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01-10-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,673
Posted By MAC702

A "standard metal box?" There is no such thing...

A "standard metal box?" There is no such thing except that it will be different to each specialist. You're getting a conduit bigger than necessary because you want to pull a cable with an extra...
01-05-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By MAC702

Don't forget to also eliminate the possibility...

Don't forget to also eliminate the possibility that the computer is plugged into a switch-controlled lighting receptacle, especially if the switch has been replaced with a dimmer or occupancy sensor.
01-05-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By MAC702

A 15A receptacle is only allowed on a 20A circuit...

A 15A receptacle is only allowed on a 20A circuit when there is more than one receptacle on the circuit. If it's a dedicated receptacle on a 20A circuit, it must be a 20A receptacle. The difference...
01-05-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By MAC702

, But you don't tell us which one? In general,...

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But you don't tell us which one? In general, these are far more effective in the service entrance.
01-05-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By MAC702

. This. Being able to discriminate which bits...

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This. Being able to discriminate which bits are live is just a bonus you get sometimes, and depends on the quality of the tester.

For some reason, OP didn't say which tester is being used.
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01-03-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,673
Posted By MAC702

Make them far enough apart that something mounted...

Make them far enough apart that something mounted to one isn't in the way of the other, but they can be mounted side-by-side, if you want.
01-02-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,673
Posted By MAC702

I don't see why any 240V charger needs a neutral,...

I don't see why any 240V charger needs a neutral, or will ever, especially with the tens of thousands of these being installed right now without one. I'm installing lots of these without one, but if...
01-02-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,383
Posted By MAC702

Please double check the terminal numbers you are...

Please double check the terminal numbers you are using. This is labeled as #4.
01-02-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,926
Posted By MAC702

Okay. I found your answer in there!

Okay. I found your answer in there!
01-02-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,383
Posted By MAC702

Silver #4 is the neutral (grounded conductor),...

Silver #4 is the neutral (grounded conductor), brass #1 is the hot (ungrounded conductor); for the 120V incoming power.

The green is the EGC (equipment grounding conductor), of course.
01-02-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,926
Posted By MAC702

. Don't see why the conductor material to the...

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Don't see why the conductor material to the stove receptacle would matter, unless we don't trust that the receptacle was wired properly when the house was built. He's plugging in to it, not...
01-02-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By MAC702

I had to read that four times to think I've...

I had to read that four times to think I've finally figured out what you are proposing.

You are taking an existing 60A MAIN panel, and wanting to use it to feed a new subpanel. All the existing...
01-01-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,626
Posted By MAC702

Sometimes there are no issues. Sometimes, the...

Sometimes there are no issues. Sometimes, the resetting of one will trip the other, which then needs to be reset also.
01-01-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,069
Posted By MAC702

There are different technologies to these...

There are different technologies to these non-contact voltage testers. Klein uses the same basic tech as the Greenlee. These are far more prone to false alarms than the Fluke technology. I have...
12-30-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,626
Posted By MAC702

Are you able to see all the walls in the garage...

Are you able to see all the walls in the garage or is there the possibility of a receptacle hidden behind cabinets or something?
12-29-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By MAC702

. Far be it from me to say you don't need a 50A...

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Far be it from me to say you don't need a 50A subpanel, but that's a lot of power for a little space. That's a lot of receptacles and a lot of light, too.

Surely you will be the only one...
12-29-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By MAC702

. There are still many professionals that...

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There are still many professionals that recognize the AFCI technology is iffy at best, and troublesome in the meantime. Many will purposely not install them anywhere not required to. Some...
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