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Appliance shops never entered my mind. Neither...

Appliance shops never entered my mind. Neither did Griangers or MSC. Thanks
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Where to get motor brushes

I have a friend who owns a power woodworking tool that needs it brushes replaced.The name plate info is as follows
Handcraft model # HCT-30 120v. 50/60htz 80 watts
Tokyo Automach Co....
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Well the work is done I crimped a male RJ-45 onto...

Well the work is done I crimped a male RJ-45 onto the end of the new cable used the female from the old jack {it used a snap in combo catv/rj-45} and used a blank plate{accessibile} at the old...
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Thanks to all for the great support. If miss...

Thanks to all for the great support. If miss responding to any specifics I apoligize. As far as I know it will be use for phone and computer. As for me "looking for other work" is out of the question...
01-03-08, 01:30 PM
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I will have to look for the exact NEC article # &...

I will have to look for the exact NEC article # & the formula but in most cases for runs over 100' a voltage drop calculation should be done.The Vd should not be in excess of 3 volts/ft. Since a...
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Although I would prefer it thats not an option...

Although I would prefer it thats not an option either. My original plan was to run a peice of wiremold the 10' or 12' {from point A to point B} straight run & use a prepared cable.But my boss told me...
01-03-08, 12:28 PM
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It should trip any main breaker from any house...

It should trip any main breaker from any house connected to it.It should also trip the fuse connected to the secondary {out to house service} & maybe the primary {utility in} of the transformer. All...
01-03-08, 12:17 PM
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Nothing is ever plugged into more than one at a...

Nothing is ever plugged into more than one at a time.......Never say never
1. length of run exceeds 100'
2.All 240 circuits must be protected independently from the other circuits {i.e...
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Do it right or dont do it at all....Something my...

Do it right or dont do it at all....Something my father & two of the best contractors in the Philly area always taught me. And if it were up to me & the construction of the building allowed I would...
01-02-08, 06:38 PM
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I counted atleast 3 major NEC violations and...

I counted atleast 3 major NEC violations and thats just in what you described.If all this work is being is being "shown" to a local electrician why didnt you get him to show you how to do this job...
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CAT -5 cable splicing

I was recently assigned the task to relocate a CAT-5 line from one point in an apartment to another 10' away on the same wall.After 15 yrs in the electrical industry this is the 1st time I've had to...
12-14-07, 06:44 PM
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It has always been my understanding that a GFCI...

It has always been my understanding that a GFCI will not interupt a fault if it is miswired. A few years ago Leviton came out with their "SMARTLOCK" line of GFCI devices that prevent a GFCI circuit...
12-14-07, 06:03 PM
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Posted By ampz

Bob is right this is a huge code violation. You...

Bob is right this is a huge code violation. You need to run a dedicated circuit for each appliance. If the appliances are already specified the next step is to get the circuit requirements for each...
10-20-07, 08:40 PM
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You can use a switch in either location but you...

You can use a switch in either location but you must remeber that the switch will control power to the whole shed.If you have power tools plugged into the receptacle they will not be charged when you...
04-28-06, 06:33 PM
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Posted By ampz

NEC also requires that the ampacity add an...

NEC also requires that the ampacity add an additional 125% to the calculation {i.e 11,500w by 240v =47.9 multiplied by 1.25= 59.8 or 60amps}.Therefore a 6/3 cable & a 60 amp breaker would be required
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The metal/metal sound you hear is the actual...

The metal/metal sound you hear is the actual motor which pumps the refridegerant around the system. It sits in the "tin can" surrounded by refridgerant & oil this is how the compressor is kept cool...
02-19-06, 06:15 PM
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Posted By ampz

Without going into electrical theory 101 I'll put...

Without going into electrical theory 101 I'll put it simply.Yes it will work.....Will it be safe....NO! And no i'm relatively certain this is not in the 05' NEC
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If you know what circuit the lights are on just...

If you know what circuit the lights are on just shut it off before starting the work.The wires will go straight into the back of the switch body if the stabs were used.The switch may still be...
02-05-06, 06:44 PM
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Posted By ampz

EM69 you are correct in part.The plumber may have...

EM69 you are correct in part.The plumber may have been IMHO spiteful,just because he dimed on rich does not make a pro.I've met plenty of "professional" electricians in my 12+ yrs & half of those...
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You need to check the connections at the switch...

You need to check the connections at the switch especially if the "backstabs" were used ,if so then you should use the screws on the switch.The wattage of the bulbs may be too hgh for the trims used...
01-30-06, 04:33 PM
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Posted By ampz

Not only do you need a plumber but you'll also...

Not only do you need a plumber but you'll also need an electrician for guidance.Some contractors will work with homeowners if you explain the situation.As for that other plumber he sounds like the...
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I prefer hi-hats to track provided there space in...

I prefer hi-hats to track provided there space in the ceiling above.You have more options with a recessed layout than with track.Relamping is for the most part easier & track lights tend to get dusty...
01-28-06, 08:05 PM
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Posted By ampz

As long as the receptacle boxes you use have...

As long as the receptacle boxes you use have internal-clamps for the armored cable you'll be fine.And yes you can make a trasition in the ceiling from NM to M.C as long as its accessible
01-28-06, 08:00 PM
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Posted By ampz

There always a risk of nail/screw penetration...

There always a risk of nail/screw penetration with a run of NM in any situation. A few months ago I was called out to check a tripped breaker at my facility. A general mechanic was there before me to...
01-25-06, 06:35 PM
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Posted By ampz

The NM will definately be easier to fish.What...

The NM will definately be easier to fish.What type of box do you plan to use? Make sure you have enough room in the box to allow for splices & a receptacle for each. 1 1/2" deep boxes are out there...
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