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12-12-07, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Roger

I was thinking that it might be a 50. It would be...

I was thinking that it might be a 50. It would be rare that you will need that big of a breaker for the stovetop and I am assuming here we are talking about a "cooktop" and no oven. You probably have...
12-11-07, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,796
Posted By Roger

What size breaker is protecting the existing 4...

What size breaker is protecting the existing 4 wire cable?
12-06-07, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,170
Posted By Roger

How do you plan to do the countertop switch for...

How do you plan to do the countertop switch for the disposal?? I've never seen it done the way you are wanting but I suppose you could protect some romex in a conduit sleeve and put in a surface...
12-06-07, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,170
Posted By Roger

Be careful if your being inspected it is very...

Be careful if your being inspected it is very common now that local code will require the dishwasher on a dedicated circuit. I'd split the receptacle and put both on their own circuit but it is...
12-06-07, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By Roger

You're mistaken

You're mistaken
12-06-07, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By Roger

Bob22 Go here and look at article 300 (table...

Bob22

Go here and look at article 300 (table 300.5 column 4) and you will see to what John is referring. You need to click agree then click open the nec then click the index icon after the big...
11-27-07, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By Roger

Yes that is a quadbreaker your panel will need to...

Yes that is a quadbreaker your panel will need to accept them.

Here is a diagram to of how things should look. Not every consideration is shown,
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11-25-07, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,824
Posted By Roger

It is not uncommon for one range to be put on a...

It is not uncommon for one range to be put on a 50 amp circuit. If the range is 8750 watts or more the minimum is 40 amps.
So 8.... 15 amp circuits plus a range in IMO is strectching that 50 amp...
11-15-07, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,477
Posted By Roger

It makes no difference on the black and red as...

It makes no difference on the black and red as long as your connecting them to the hot lugs probably labeled L1 and L2. See if this helps you out for the gfci box
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11-08-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,232
Posted By Roger

Ok Joe I guess I misread. How do read this? ...

Ok Joe I guess I misread.

How do read this?

Power comes into the fixture (on 14/2), then goes to a jct box (via 14/2), then feeds the two 3way switches (via 14/3).

Edit: Joe I see where I...
11-08-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,232
Posted By Roger

Bob I'm reading this as he has the red wire of...

Bob I'm reading this as he has the red wire of the 14/3 between the switches connected to the common of both switches...how is that ever going to work?

Edit: Your right about the many ways to do...
11-08-07, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,232
Posted By Roger

Wrong the red should not be connected to the...

Wrong the red should not be connected to the common screw of both switches.

Should be like this.....

http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switchoutlet/3way/3wayfixture/
11-05-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,085
Posted By Roger

Yes, I was mistaken. I remember now on some of...

Yes, I was mistaken. I remember now on some of the old GE split buss you had one called a main range panel. You would add the breakers in the top half and they must match or be less than the service...
11-05-07, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,085
Posted By Roger

Just saw your other question and yes you can...

Just saw your other question and yes you can replace that 30 with a 50. this is a decent addition of load to your panel. There is a calculation that can be done to determine if the extra load is...
11-05-07, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,085
Posted By Roger

Would it be possible for you to share with us the...

Would it be possible for you to share with us the model # and maker of this kiln so we can see if we can get the spec's online ? Or give us a link to it?

Kilns are continuous loads and require...
11-04-07, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By Roger

What you have is knob and tube wiring with no...

What you have is knob and tube wiring with no ground. In good condition this wiring is fine. A 15 amp circuit that supplies two or more outlets it is recommended that you do not use more than 12 amps...
11-04-07, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,085
Posted By Roger

Careful! That actually is not a main breaker as...

Careful! That actually is not a main breaker as such. The panel is a split buss and that breaker you point to is the main "Lighting" breaker it powers the lower half of the panel. Everything above...
11-04-07, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,680
Posted By Roger

Well, I'm gonna have to side with JoeVB about not...

Well, I'm gonna have to side with JoeVB about not getting the rod out and trying it in a different place. How many rods have you guys driven that deep and been able to get them back out? Not in our...
11-03-07, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,680
Posted By Roger

Joe is it a ten foot rod or eight foot rod? If it...

Joe is it a ten foot rod or eight foot rod? If it is a 10 footer then just cut it off.

Either way two ground rods are required if you don't a have test made on them to show 25 ohms or less.

If...
11-02-07, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,323
Posted By Roger

Though the installation of a ground wire is a...

Though the installation of a ground wire is a good idea and I suppose above code it is not a requirement when using EMT... provided the EMT is a complete (metal) system from breaker panel to all...
10-18-07, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,710
Posted By Roger

Only thing I can add is that I do not see any...

Only thing I can add is that I do not see any strain relief (clamp) on the cable where it comes through the knockout of the wiring enclosure. On the new range you need to install a clamp in the entry...
10-10-07, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By Roger

I'm not to fond of the hammer method.... accident...

I'm not to fond of the hammer method.... accident waiting to happen in my opinion. If you do this get about a 4 foot long 2x4 and drill a hole slightly bigger than the ground rod through one end slip...
10-09-07, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,014
Posted By Roger

Furd You're probably right .... ideal isn't...

Furd

You're probably right .... ideal isn't the original manufacturer. I will have to side with Speedy... I use them a lot. They are a slick way to handle a lot of ground wires. I personally...
10-09-07, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,014
Posted By Roger

I find it interesting that Lowes and Hd sell them...

I find it interesting that Lowes and Hd sell them but don't sell the crimper needed. It's called the buchanan 4 way crimper and they are becoming harder to find these days. I'm not sure if ideal even...
10-08-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By Roger

My guess would be that you were working on a...

My guess would be that you were working on a light that was switched looped with power coming to the light box first then to the switch. You turned off the light at the switch thinking you killed...
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