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08-23-06, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,316
Posted By bolide

Thumbs up Is this a medical facility with life support...

Is this a medical facility with life support equipment? a surgery room? elevators? emergency lighting?

If so, the inspector is correct: these loads must be 100% supplied at worst-case demand...
08-23-06, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,219
Posted By bolide

seeing is believing

Had to be something wrong.
There is no reason that it shouldn't work if the neutrals are connected correctly.


> I'm going to have an electrician double check all
> my work before I flip the...
06-10-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By bolide

> So is this an issue? Yes. Are there...

> So is this an issue?
Yes. Are there incandescant light bulbs involved?

> Do I need to replace these switches with switches with a higher amperage???

You should use 600W dimmers if...
06-10-06, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,492
Posted By bolide

Yes, use a dedicated circuit. But there...

Yes, use a dedicated circuit.

But there could be some error here in the specifications.

Does it have some type of heating or drying capability?
If so, perhaps it is 15A in Canada on 240V, but...
06-10-06, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By bolide

> with all the slate rock I have, sinking ground...

> with all the slate rock I have, sinking ground rods would be a bear

At high voltage, you should need only one ground rod; depth is not important.

A return wire is good; and uninsulated at...
06-10-06, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By bolide

Why do you say that it is not iron? Cast iron...

Why do you say that it is not iron?
Cast iron is slow to rust.

The simplest assay to perform is specific gravity.
That can give you an important clue as to its composition.

Your recycler will...
06-06-06, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By bolide

> Is anyone familiar with a new circuit breaker...

> Is anyone familiar with a new circuit breaker that just came out
> for aluminum wire?

Can you be more specific about what you heard and for what size wire?

No circuit breaker is a substitute...
06-06-06, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,575
Posted By bolide

Looks good. > Do the wirenuts or built-in...

Looks good.

> Do the wirenuts or built-in tab clamps count for anything?
No.
05-25-06, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By bolide

Untrue. Expansion will cause the OTP valve to...

Untrue. Expansion will cause the OTP valve to weep.

> Ask your installer if this is a possibility.

Get a better installer.

A weeping OTP valve doesn't warrant replacement of a new heater.
05-24-06, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,558
Posted By bolide

I don't see how. I say the chance is slim to...

I don't see how.

I say the chance is slim to none.
05-24-06, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By bolide

What brand was your old panel? (What size was...

What brand was your old panel? (What size was the breaker?)


> Could electrical wiring be the cause for the water heater to spring a leak?

No. How many times did you get a leak in the heater...
05-24-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By bolide

> the MAIN DISCONNECT should be labeled as such. ...

> the MAIN DISCONNECT should be labeled as such.

In this case, SERVICE DISCONNECT.
05-24-06, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,748
Posted By bolide

>Here's what I got from the Bosch web site ... ...

>Here's what I got from the Bosch web site ...
> Electrical supply conductors shall be a minimum #14 AWG

Of course that is with the 15A OCPD only.
05-22-06, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,766
Posted By bolide

> dn-dn-dn-off good. > dn-dn-up-off >...

> dn-dn-dn-off
good.

> dn-dn-up-off
> dn-dn-up-off
bad.

> dn-up-dn-on
good.
05-22-06, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,939
Posted By bolide

> 2 of my kitchen outlets are showing a faint...

> 2 of my kitchen outlets are showing a faint netural while the
> breaker is switched off

And it is multiwire?

> It's a standard small applicance set-up with a double 15a breaker.

Unplug...
05-22-06, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,766
Posted By bolide

Switch an input with an output and try again. ...

Switch an input with an output and try again.

Even better, tell us exactly what wires from which cables you have connected where.
05-22-06, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,249
Posted By bolide

I never heard of groundless AC. > The...

I never heard of groundless AC.


> The question is what to do with the NM grounding wire.
It attaches to the box with a machine screw.

> Is there a special connector that I have to use?
A...
05-22-06, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,443
Posted By bolide

No. The difference is pressure. Like water that...

No. The difference is pressure. Like water that comes out the faucet, it can run only "downhill" from there and is limited in quantity.
05-22-06, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,559
Posted By bolide

Only the instructions will tell. Are you in USA...

Only the instructions will tell.
Are you in USA or Canada?

In USA, it's 240V. It might take two double-pole 30A breakers or one double-pole 60A breaker.
If it's Canada, then it's the latter....
05-22-06, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,675
Posted By bolide

Thumbs up > could I run the 6-3 (about 50 feet) from the...

> could I run the 6-3 (about 50 feet) from the breaker box to the new oven?

Sure.

> If so, should I use a breaker sized for the wire or for the oven?

The appliance.

> are there any...
05-20-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,566
Posted By bolide

Didn't say in the elbow (just somewhere at the...

Didn't say in the elbow (just somewhere at the low end) and won't recommend that because it could snag a fish tape or conductor.


> Can't you just make the connections correctly ?

Please...
05-20-06, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,566
Posted By bolide

If the run has one end much higher than the...

If the run has one end much higher than the other, the water level can rise above ground level at the low end.

You can put weep holes and gravel at the low end underground.
This will usually...
05-19-06, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By bolide

Sure, but do you see an arc only if you plug into...

Sure, but do you see an arc only if you plug into the bottom receptacle of a duplex, but not if you plug into the top one?


> I see this so frequently on so many different supplies that I now
>...
05-19-06, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,154
Posted By bolide

Jon was not addressing your response at all. He...

Jon was not addressing your response at all. He was addressing #7 about 230V. Had he not done this, I would have. It has nothing to do with your answer.
05-19-06, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,798
Posted By bolide

time bomb in the garage

But there is nothing to ensure that this occurs. A proper interlock or transfer panel ensures that this does occur. Humans make mistakes. If you think that you never would, you are mistaken once...
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