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11-02-16, 12:25 PM
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Bull Dog "Push-matic" CB's

I inspected a residential Service with a 200 amp., main-lugs Bull Dog panel because the owner had been informed that Bull Dog C-B's were "dangerous".

Replacing the Bull Dog panel because of...
06-29-16, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By PATTBAA

I would be VERY reluctant to re-connect the...

I would be VERY reluctant to re-connect the conductors extending from the cable ends in their present condition; they may have been adversely affected by the heat emitted by incandescence lamps.
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Replies: 4
Views: 329
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Balancng a paddle fan.

How do you "balance" a paddle fan that "wobbles"? As best I know , this type of fan may need a "balancing kit' which is sometime included in the package.

Can anyone answer WHY it "wobbles" ...
01-15-16, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By PATTBAA

HVAC fans and compressor motors operate on A.C.

HVAC fans and compressor motors operate on A.C.
01-15-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By PATTBAA

Are these "flush" or surface-mounted...

Are these "flush" or surface-mounted heating-units ?
01-15-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
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I refer you to Art. 230.82 of the NEC ,...

I refer you to Art. 230.82 of the NEC , equipment connected to the supply-side of the Service Dis-connecting Means --- " Only the following equipment shall be permitted to be connected to the...
01-05-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,660
Posted By PATTBAA

The simplest and easiest solution by a wide...

The simplest and easiest solution by a wide margin is a "Wiremold" extension box , X feet of wiremold , and a Wiremold oulet box.
01-03-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,946
Posted By PATTBAA

If you are positively certain that the two-wire...

If you are positively certain that the two-wire cable is the "Link" between the receptacles and the switches, then simply make a Black-to-White wire-nut connection at switch outlet box.
01-03-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,946
Posted By PATTBAA

Appears to be a switch-loop connection with the...

Appears to be a switch-loop connection with the wrong color-code connections.

Perform this test; plug a 60 watt lamp to one of the receptacles ; with a test-lamp socket with a 60 watt lamp ,...
01-03-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,946
Posted By PATTBAA

If this is a "switch-loop" connection, there ...

If this is a "switch-loop" connection, there will be a 2-wire cable and a 3-wire cable at "switch 1" and a three-wire cable at "switch 2".

Please verify this; Thanks!!
11-05-15, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By PATTBAA

Please be informed that there is a distinction...

Please be informed that there is a distinction between " Trade - Size " and the exact size / diameter measurement of a raceway.

If were to ask me " What is the exact internal diameter to...
11-03-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By PATTBAA

Consider a external visual indication that...

Consider a external visual indication that there is power to the machine . If this is a cord-connected, 220 volt machine , then connect the receptacle to the "Load" terminals of a 3-pole ...
10-31-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By PATTBAA

A rigid steel conduit "L" inside the...

A rigid steel conduit "L" inside the partition to make a vertical-to-horizontal transition, and a "LB" to make a horizontal to vertical transition. The correct lenth conduit nipple between ...
11-21-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By PATTBAA

Convert the cable that supplies the 50 amp...

Convert the cable that supplies the 50 amp receptacle from a "Branch Circuit" to a "Feeder". This is effected by having the conductors of the 50 cable terminate on the lugs of a "Main Lugs" panel...
10-27-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,345
Posted By PATTBAA

The Main / System Bonding Jumper is required to...

The Main / System Bonding Jumper is required to be in the enclosure that contains the Service Disconnecting Means , Art 250.24 , B.
10-27-14, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,345
Posted By PATTBAA

What is to be avoided when making the necessary...

What is to be avoided when making the necessary Grounding connections for a "Stand-By" system is a Grounding connection that Ground-connects any Neutral conductor that extends from the Service...
10-27-14, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,345
Posted By PATTBAA

Conductive paths thru the EGC for a Fault-Current

AN Emergency sub-panel can be supplied with utility power or emergency generator power. A Ground-Fault occurs on a 20 amp circuit when operating on utility power. The path for Ground-fault...
10-26-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By PATTBAA

Let "RP" = 1 / R1 + 1 / R2 + 1 / R3 + ...

Let "RP" = 1 / R1 + 1 / R2 + 1 / R3 + 1 / RN ---- then 1 / RT = RP----multiplying both sides of the equation by RT gives 1 = RT x RP---- dividing both side by RP gives RT ...
10-24-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By PATTBAA

1/ RT = 1/R1 + 1/ R2 + 1 / R3 ---- 12K...

1/ RT = 1/R1 + 1/ R2 + 1 / R3 ---- 12K Ohms in parallel with 12K ohms = 6K Ohms = a resistance value exactly 1/2 of the value of each similar resistor.

6.8 / 9.85 = .69 of RT ...
10-23-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,100
Posted By PATTBAA

Simply connect "jumpers" across the terminals...

Simply connect "jumpers" across the terminals of the existing pressure control. If the contacts are visible , "Jump" the terminals of each contact so there is a closed-path to the motor when ...
10-22-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,180
Posted By PATTBAA

Could you please direct us to the "On-Line"...

Could you please direct us to the "On-Line" installation instructions of this transfer-switch ?

Using the components such as the fuse-block as a "size-gauge" , the 200 amp transfer relay (?) ...
10-22-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By PATTBAA

The question could be re-phrased as " Why...

The question could be re-phrased as " Why doesn't the breaker trip when you apply the voltmeter leads to the Black ( "live") Conductor and the White ( Neutral) Conductor?"

Ans; for...
10-22-14, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,180
Posted By PATTBAA

What, in Watts of Kilo-Watts, is the...

What, in Watts of Kilo-Watts, is the "power-rating" of the transfer-switch ?
10-19-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By PATTBAA

Connect a lamp-socket is "series" with the...

Connect a lamp-socket is "series" with the affected circuit; one socket lead to the breaker terminal, and the other lead to the conductor that was on the CB terminal.

If the socket-lamp is...
10-19-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,408
Posted By PATTBAA

The 240v 20 amp Branch-Circuits suggests a...

The 240v 20 amp Branch-Circuits suggests a specific type of load such as a electric-heat load or a cooling load, i.e., a AC unit.

Could you please describe the specific 240v loads , and any...
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