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01-31-18, 07:02 PM
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Posted By core

Yes, the point is protecting (or not, in this...

Yes, the point is protecting (or not, in this case) the wiring inside of the wall before the first outlet. A fire is far less deadly when it's within 70' of a panel. The fire just knows how close...
01-31-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By core

If you want to know what's a racket, it's...

If you want to know what's a racket, it's Chicagoland and their EMT requirement. Yeah, I understand why they're concerned about fire, but they should be banning Irish cows in barns, and not...
01-31-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By core

Well actually I didn't have a point, and I...

Well actually I didn't have a point, and I certainly didn't mean to say that it's some kind of racket. All I meant to say was that it's a see-saw: You wanna complain about materials, well I'll just...
01-31-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By core

Don't worry, because ground rods don't increase...

Don't worry, because ground rods don't increase safety in the least. In fact they don't do anything except keep excess voltage down during atmospheric events . Pretty much don't care about that at...
01-30-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By core

He wants $xxx profit from the job, and nothing...

He wants $xxx profit from the job, and nothing good can come from providing you with a breakdown. He sees romex and tools lying around while looking over stuff, and he knows he can't get away with...
01-30-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By core

They look fairly well mapped out already to me,...

They look fairly well mapped out already to me, although that part of the image is cut off. By "labels" I'm guessing he meant a sticker from the manufacturer on the breakers.

777arc- I'm assuming...
01-28-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By core

You're not running a service, but it sounds like...

You're not running a service, but it sounds like you need to use conduit anyway because of the item immediately preceding the one you quoted:

(D) Electrical metallic tubing (thin wall) shall be...
01-25-18, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By core

I would submit that "MP-T" is infinitely more...

I would submit that "MP-T" is infinitely more meaningful to a guy going to the big box store looking for one, rather than "oh it's the Murray, not the old Murray, the one after ABC was XYZ and then...
01-24-18, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,748
Posted By core

My set from Harbor Freight was $24 as I recall. ...

My set from Harbor Freight was $24 as I recall. Chinese made, but what isn't these days. The box is labeled "Knock Metal Set", and the other markings on the box leave a person wondering if they're...
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By core

Is that a disassembled P-trap going into a...

Is that a disassembled P-trap going into a wastebasket or am I just seeing things?
01-23-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By core

Since many testers require you to be _really_...

Since many testers require you to be _really_ close to the conductor, if the house had tamper-resistant receptacles there's almost no way to get close enough to the contacts without resorting to...
01-23-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,748
Posted By core

The NEC does not prohibit you from drilling holes...

The NEC does not prohibit you from drilling holes in a panel as long as it is done in a workmanlike manner, and as long as you don't end up with openings when you are done. If your drill hole is...
01-21-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By core

Wow, that's big news; what's this about? Safety...

Wow, that's big news; what's this about? Safety issue or nuisance issue? Is it some secret still?
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By core

Can open systems like the OP's explode without an...

Can open systems like the OP's explode without an obstruction? I didn't think so, but I'm no expert. The last thing he needs is something more to worry about.
01-21-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By core

I think these folks might have the answer. ...

I think these folks might have the answer.

Toll Free: (800) 606-5169
Email: [email protected]

There's also a contact form on the site.
01-21-18, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,614
Posted By core

You just need to buy two "gangable" 1-gang old...

You just need to buy two "gangable" 1-gang old work switch boxes and assemble it as one. The side panels are removable so remove one side panel on both of them and then screw them together. The...
01-20-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By core

Yes, seconded. You can make all the room you...

Yes, seconded. You can make all the room you want with those things...

https://i.imgur.com/9KlcgRL.jpg
01-20-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,614
Posted By core

Yes, exactly. It ends up functioning something...

Yes, exactly. It ends up functioning something like this:

http://www.sciencehq.com/wp-content/uploads/Untitled1.png2_1.png

By the way, if you wanted a neutral some place, rather than wiring a...
01-20-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,614
Posted By core

I edited my last post to include some suitable...

I edited my last post to include some suitable sensors that do what you want out of the box. That would probably be the easiest way, which doesn't take up 2-gang box.

I didn't check, but they...
01-20-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,614
Posted By core

You could put a 2-gang box in there, and place a...

You could put a 2-gang box in there, and place a regular light switch next to the occupancy sensor. Wire them in parallel. When the snap switch is on, the lights will stay on. Turn the snap switch...
01-20-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By core

pattenp- He apparently has one of those "plug-on...

pattenp- He apparently has one of those "plug-on neutral" panels, as mentioned in the OP. I missed it at first too and was confused.

So the neutral connection is still there, it's just a tiny...
01-20-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By core

I'm sure you were just being cute, but... A...

I'm sure you were just being cute, but... A welder should not trip an AFCI because the arc is not on the 120V side. If anyone is getting "nuisance" trips with a welder I would bet money there are...
01-19-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,493
Posted By core

If you bought Leviton GFCIs, just contact Leviton...

If you bought Leviton GFCIs, just contact Leviton and they'll send you a bunch of stickers. At least they used to.

A P-Touch label machine is inexpensive and could turn out the labels in no...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By core

Dollar store $0.15 zinc-chloride ones, 1000mAh...

Dollar store $0.15 zinc-chloride ones, 1000mAh (1.0Ah)
= $0.15 / 1.0 Ah = $0.15 per amp hour

Eneloop $2.40, 1900 mAh (1.9 Ah) for _one_ charge
= $2.40 / 1.9 Ah = $1.26 per amp hour

So you...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By core

I have been an Eneloop junkie for many many years...

I have been an Eneloop junkie for many many years now. I've never had one fail on me or even begin to go bad, unlike the other inferior NiMH rechargeables like Energizer, etc. Since I've never had...
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