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08-11-19, 03:45 PM
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Posted By the_damn

I realize now that the forum images are tiny. ...

I realize now that the forum images are tiny. Please see here for larger versions: https://imgur.com/a/9yIqH9w
08-11-19, 03:37 PM
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Posted By the_damn

First Timer, Installing Automatic Gate from Scratch

We just moved into a new house in the last few months. Got some quotes for installing a single-panel automatic gate (12' long X 6' high) and JEEEEZ are they pricey. The 2-3 quotes we got were all...
05-28-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

Alright guys, everything is done but this last...

Alright guys, everything is done but this last step (below). My new panel and meter socket are supplying power to my home, and it has not burned down yet either! I just want to again thank...
05-20-15, 03:34 PM
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Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

I think ray just missed that because it was a...

I think ray just missed that because it was a completely unexpected/idiot thing for me to do, lol. Luckily I know when to check with you guys and when to double check with a higher power (one of my...
05-11-15, 06:32 PM
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Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

Yea, thanks pcboss... I am again an idiot, lol. ...

Yea, thanks pcboss... I am again an idiot, lol. I had a friend point this out for me as well earlier. When I come to things I don't know for sure, I always double check!

I picked up a 2-pole 20A...
05-11-15, 03:10 PM
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Posted By the_damn

One last thing guys. I am an idiot and almost...

One last thing guys. I am an idiot and almost forgot that one of my 20A circuits needs to be 240V (I had it connected like a normal 120V). I just want to make sure I corrected myself 'correctly'...
05-11-15, 01:22 PM
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Posted By the_damn

Ah yes, the white tape was put on right after...

Ah yes, the white tape was put on right after this picture and right before I called the inspector :)

Thanks Ray!
05-11-15, 12:21 PM
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Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

Here is my masterpiece, ladies and gents. Thanks...

Here is my masterpiece, ladies and gents. Thanks for all the help along the way. I put in a call to my inspector, and so long as that goes well we can consider this mission: accomplished!

If he...
05-11-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

Correct, it is one of those plug-on neutral...

Correct, it is one of those plug-on neutral breakers. Thanks for confirming PJmax!
05-11-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

EDIT: Disregard, a friend answered my question. ...

EDIT: Disregard, a friend answered my question. Yes, the neutrals go to the breakers ;)


Hey guys, these CAFIs and CAFI/GFCI breakers each have two terminals where my other (regular) breakers...
05-11-15, 06:17 AM
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Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

Thanks Ray, I will make sure to get those put on...

Thanks Ray, I will make sure to get those put on before they come out to check everything. I have some white tape.

A couple of pics... hoping to get this finished and ready for inspection today. ...
05-08-15, 07:01 AM
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Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

I also might not have mentioned this, but it...

I also might not have mentioned this, but it turns out I've known the building inspector for most of my life (father of a kid I used to play ball with)...so I am hoping he will be taking it easy on...
05-04-15, 07:13 PM
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Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

I'm fine with the mast being a bit skewed, so...

I'm fine with the mast being a bit skewed, so long as it does not prove dangerous. There is an offset nipple and coupling at the base of the mast where it connects to the socket, and I put some...
05-04-15, 05:25 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

Just an update on progress (finally). A few work...

Just an update on progress (finally). A few work trips came up in the last few weeks, so that set me back, but I have just been taking my time with all of this in general.

Got everything mounted...
04-12-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

Here is the wire without the sheath. Looks like...

Here is the wire without the sheath. Looks like it says 4/0 and XHHG-2 ? It is not very legible at any point, sorry.

49263

49265
04-12-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

9' mast (rounding up) 2' drip loops 2' meter...

9' mast (rounding up)
2' drip loops
2' meter to panel connections
= 13'

So times three is 39' and I threw a few feet in for excess. I could probably get away with 40' just fine.

Anyone...
04-12-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

Damn this 3/0 copper...

Damn this 3/0 copper (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Southwire-3-0-Stranded-THHN-Black-By-the-Foot-20507099/204632783?N=5yc1vZbm7vZ1z10lzl) is going to be expensive. I need about 45' of it if I'm going...
04-11-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

Yes, I am using 2" RMC for my mast. It will be a...

Yes, I am using 2" RMC for my mast. It will be a solid piece about 8' in length or so. I bought some red & white electrical tapes for the purposes of marking the service wires.

So 3/0 THHN/THWN...
04-11-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

Alright guys, it is go time for this project. I...

Alright guys, it is go time for this project. I have already done some trial runs as far as mounting the meter socket and panel, and I've managed to accurately map and support my mast using strut...
03-27-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

I need it to be a solid piece of wood and at...

I need it to be a solid piece of wood and at least 1" thick (thicker the better) so I am going to have to cut some treated plywood and double layer & paint it. I am wondering if I can even get away...
03-26-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

I am wondering if I can use #2 aluminum for the...

I am wondering if I can use #2 aluminum for the long part of this ground circuit (this particular segment will not go outside or be within 18" of the earth), and then switch to #4 copper for the...
03-25-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

Yea, I plan to run a new #4 copper ground wire I...

Yea, I plan to run a new #4 copper ground wire I think.



Well, the breaker panel will be outside, and I will have to go from there (neutral bus) to the grounding rod(s) I have installed right? ...
03-24-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

You know what, all things considered I think you...

You know what, all things considered I think you are right here. It shouldn't be too hard to make another run of copper on this same path, and it is not like this will be the hardest or most...
03-24-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

Is it against code or something to have a ground...

Is it against code or something to have a ground cable spliced/crimped/etc. between terminations? From what I've gathered it is not, but I am not sure of that. If it is not, then I should be able...
03-24-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,084
Posted By the_damn

Eureka!? I completely forgot about an outdoor...

Eureka!? I completely forgot about an outdoor access panel we have here, hiding behind some holly bushes out front. Never occurred to me that the access panel I was looking for might be outside...
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