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Yesterday, 05:12 PM
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Posted By pattenp

Doing a 30A 120/240V feeder is going to require...

Doing a 30A 120/240V feeder is going to require 18" of cover for buried conduit or 24" of cover if direct bury cable. You also need to add ground rods for the subpanel and the neutrals need to be...
Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By pattenp

When you say generator subpanel are you meaning...

When you say generator subpanel are you meaning gererator transfer panel?
07-20-19, 09:37 AM
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Posted By pattenp

The fixture wires are okay being smaller than #12.

The fixture wires are okay being smaller than #12.
07-20-19, 06:06 AM
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Posted By pattenp

I agree with Tolyn. When I said down in post #2...

I agree with Tolyn. When I said down in post #2 the ground being #6, I should have said #8 for 100A.
07-19-19, 10:33 AM
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Posted By pattenp

If the batteries are a few years old they need to...

If the batteries are a few years old they need to be replaced.
07-18-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By pattenp

For a subpanel only one feeder should be run to...

For a subpanel only one feeder should be run to provide power. My suggestion is to at least run 10/3 to supply the subpanel with 30A using a 30A double pole breaker in the main panel. The type of...
07-17-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By pattenp

For 100A you can use #3Cu, so the feeder can be...

For 100A you can use #3Cu, so the feeder can be four conductors in the sizes of 3-3-3-6. 1.25" conduit is the inside diameter. You are not to split the circuit between two conduits.
07-15-19, 04:33 PM
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Views: 167
Posted By pattenp

This will work.... ...

This will work....
https://www.grainger.com/product/DAYTON-Round-Motor-Start-Capacitor-6FLL1

You can get cheaper one elsewhere on the web.
07-13-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By pattenp

This is all you need. Just put in sight of...

This is all you need. Just put in sight of charger.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Square-D-QO-60-Amp-240-Volt-7-4-kW-Non-Fuse-AC-Disconnect-QO200TRCP/202353314

Here's one even cheaper......
07-12-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By pattenp

Neutral needs to be #6 Cu and equipment ground...

Neutral needs to be #6 Cu and equipment ground needs to at least a #10 Cu.
07-12-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By pattenp

He said he was doing a splice, not a straight...

He said he was doing a splice, not a straight pull, so it's 6 times.
07-11-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By pattenp

I believe the sum of the other raceways is only...

I believe the sum of the other raceways is only of those entering the same wall or row of the box. If it's one in and one out on a different wall it's just the 6 times the largest conduit entering...
07-11-19, 03:29 PM
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Views: 319
Posted By pattenp

For splicing NEC specifies 6 times, not 8, so 2"...

For splicing NEC specifies 6 times, not 8, so 2" conduit needs 12" box.

See NEC 314.28(A)(2)
07-01-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By pattenp

I did the same neutral unbonding on a Generac...

I did the same neutral unbonding on a Generac generator and put label saying floating neutral and also made up a plug to bond the neutral if I ever use the gen as a true portable. You will find some...
06-30-19, 08:26 PM
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Views: 671
Posted By pattenp

Yellow with green stripe is ground, white is...

Yellow with green stripe is ground, white is neutral. Disconnect the white from the ground screw and tape up the end of the white.
06-30-19, 06:17 PM
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Views: 671
Posted By pattenp

I do not recommend doing what furd suggest. Leave...

I do not recommend doing what furd suggest. Leave the gen neutral bonded if you are unwilling to remove the bonding. The cure of potental dual paths by removing the equipment ground connection is...
06-30-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By pattenp

Sorry I thought you were the one from the...

Sorry I thought you were the one from the original post that had figured out how to remove the neutral bonding in the generator. I looked at your diagram and if I'm reading it correctly you are...
06-30-19, 01:57 PM
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Views: 671
Posted By pattenp

You indicated that you removed the neutral to...

You indicated that you removed the neutral to ground bond in the generator. That is all you need to do. There is no need to remove any equipment grounding or modification thereof in the power inlet...
06-28-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By pattenp

First, there needs to be a neutral wire to get...

First, there needs to be a neutral wire to get 120V from a 240V circuit. Second, the 240V circuit cannot be larger than 20A to have it also supply a 120V outlet.
06-27-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By pattenp

What is the amp requirement of the sump pump? If...

What is the amp requirement of the sump pump? If 120V, 20A the bury depth is 12" provided the circuit is fed from a GFCI outlet or breaker back at the house.
06-26-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By pattenp

White and black connect to the breaker and ground...

White and black connect to the breaker and ground connects to the ground bar.
06-26-19, 04:32 PM
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Views: 310
Posted By pattenp

Don't forget you need a ground wire to go along...

Don't forget you need a ground wire to go along with the 2 hots and 1 neutral. Sub feeder needs to be 4 wires.
06-26-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By pattenp

On the Al/CU split bolts the wires are to be...

On the Al/CU split bolts the wires are to be separated by the divider, not connected and touching together on one side of the divider.
06-25-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By pattenp

SER is sunlight resistant. ...

SER is sunlight resistant.
https://www.mysouthwire.com/medias/sys_master/product-specifications/product-specifications/haa/h6c/8854083371038.pdf
06-25-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By pattenp

I converted my Generac to propane and it is...

I converted my Generac to propane and it is really nice not having to deal with gas. The downside with propane is the power output to fuel cost is higher.
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