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05-06-19, 09:15 AM
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Posted By mnalep

Ray, you said earlier that a 240v circuit does...

Ray, you said earlier that a 240v circuit does not have a neutral. I'm still wondering about that? I always thought that any circuit required a neutral to complete a circuit, and that electricity had...
05-04-19, 10:31 AM
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Posted By mnalep

I pulled the block fuses out. The MAIN...

I pulled the block fuses out.

The MAIN block has two 60 amp cartridge fuses in it.

The RANGE bock has a 45 amp cartridge on the left side, and a 15 amp cartridge on right side.

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03-25-19, 09:48 PM
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Posted By mnalep

Is their a possiblity I could ruin the cartridge...

Is their a possiblity I could ruin the cartridge fuses when I remove the 'pullout'? Are they still being sold?
03-25-19, 06:21 PM
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Posted By mnalep

Really! What physically makes that be 'off'? ...

Really! What physically makes that be 'off'?

And why would I have one side with 120v and one with 13v?
03-18-19, 03:50 PM
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Posted By mnalep

I finally got round to checking the voltage...

I finally got round to checking the voltage reading on the fuse box wires. I got a unexpected reading on one of the lines of around only 13 volts on the terminal that is above the RANGE pullout box,...
02-07-19, 02:06 PM
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Posted By mnalep

So if I put one meter lead on one of the 1st...

So if I put one meter lead on one of the 1st range connector screw, and the other lead on the 2nd range connector screw, and it would read 240v? (ie: I would not burn my meter assuming I have the...
02-07-19, 12:03 PM
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Posted By mnalep

Wow. That surprises me! A lot! So, if I...

Wow. That surprises me! A lot!

So, if I put one multi-meter lead on one of the wires coming out of the stove fuse block, and the other meter lead on those neutral wires, will the meter read...
02-07-19, 10:17 AM
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Posted By mnalep

I was thinking about probing those wires for...

I was thinking about probing those wires for voltage some more last night, and have a few questions that I hope don't seem too ridiculous...

Since that white NM cable has both the white wire, and...
02-07-19, 09:28 AM
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Posted By mnalep

I see. Thank you. So, is that why your thought of...

I see. Thank you. So, is that why your thought of "mounting a 2nd 100a panel and running it off the stove fuse block, and moving everything to it" would be an easier job?
02-06-19, 09:52 PM
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Posted By mnalep

I don't have any more questions about those...

I don't have any more questions about those wires. I think I've got a good idea on how to proceed with that job. Thank you.

My only other question is, how difficult is it to replace the old box,...
02-06-19, 07:54 PM
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Posted By mnalep

Understood. I'm actually in a suburb of Detroit....

Understood. I'm actually in a suburb of Detroit. My neighbor actually replaced his fuse box himself, without any issues. I wish I would have gotten his help while I had the chance, but he's moved...
02-06-19, 06:49 PM
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Posted By mnalep

Yes, I own this. I can take some pictures of the...

Yes, I own this. I can take some pictures of the outside. WHen you say meter socket do you mean the outside meter?

I wouldn't mind upgrading this, but I'd need to learn more about doing that...
02-06-19, 04:25 PM
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Posted By mnalep

Well, this is a 2 family flat, and there already...

Well, this is a 2 family flat, and there already is another fuse box next to this one.
...
02-06-19, 12:06 PM
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Posted By mnalep

Is there somewhere I might find a cover for the...

Is there somewhere I might find a cover for the inside of this fuse box. I've tried google, and ebay, but no luck. (the label on it says it is a Wadsworth. Cat No. 60MR6. The inside schematic says :...
02-06-19, 10:46 AM
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Posted By mnalep

OK, I got it. What happened was, when I...

OK, I got it.

What happened was, when I googled THWN/THHN - all the images came up as multistrand wiring. From that, I just figured that is what THWN/THHN was. Since it't not, I now know to look...
02-06-19, 08:38 AM
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Posted By mnalep

That's a good idea. I had to google what...

That's a good idea. I had to google what THWN/THHN is, and it is multi-strand cable.

I was wondering why you suggested comparing THWN/THHN to NM, instead of buying some NM to use for comparison...
02-05-19, 10:26 PM
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Posted By mnalep

Ahh... So you are saying the Cartridge fuses, in...

Ahh... So you are saying the Cartridge fuses, in the stove pullout, should be 20 amp, or 30 amp, depending on the wire size?

How can I determine the wire size if I can't find markings on the cable?
02-05-19, 08:16 PM
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Posted By mnalep

What I meant was, you had said, "The small gauge...

What I meant was, you had said, "The small gauge wires are a 240 feed to something but if #12 need 20 amp protection or if #10 30 amp protection. ".

I was asking which fuses you were referring to...
02-05-19, 04:11 PM
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Posted By mnalep

Thanks for the graphic. I don't see any...

Thanks for the graphic.

I don't see any markings on the 240 lines. Could I use a wire stripper, and place it around the copper cable, to see it's gauge. Would the black/white wires match the...
02-05-19, 04:01 PM
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Posted By mnalep

OK, now I finally get what your saying. The white...

OK, now I finally get what your saying. The white wire is also hot, like the black wire is, and they are carrying a combined 240 volts.

There is an AC unit. Although it has not been functional for...
02-05-19, 01:40 PM
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Posted By mnalep

I am going to move the current gas stove, and...

I am going to move the current gas stove, and then test that kitchen outlet for power (It's mounted on the floor, behind the stove). If it has no power, then I need to keep the circuits, and reroute...
02-05-19, 01:09 PM
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Posted By mnalep

I would intend to leave that 2nd circuit in...

I would intend to leave that 2nd circuit in place. I don't know where it goes even.

I may need to leave the two black wires attached also if they do not feed the unused kitchen range outlet (and...
02-05-19, 12:53 PM
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Posted By mnalep

Understood about the cables from meter always...

Understood about the cables from meter always being hot. Thank you.

What makes you think the CUT CABLE was going to the kitchen range outlet? The size?

If that was the kitchen range, then I...
02-05-19, 12:47 PM
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Posted By mnalep

I do see there is a 2nd black wire on the 4th...

I do see there is a 2nd black wire on the 4th screw above the range pullout, and a white wire on the 3rd screw (for another circuit). Why would one be white? Is it simply a mistake use of a white...
02-05-19, 12:37 PM
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Posted By mnalep

I think that is the electrical tape on one of the...

I think that is the electrical tape on one of the black wires above the RANGE block. If they do go to the range outlet in the kitchen, they have not been used in like 30 years, at least, I'm...
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