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09-17-19, 06:10 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

The simple answer is if there is any metal in...

The simple answer is if there is any metal in your project it should be connected to the ground wire of the cord. If there is no metal, or it is double insulated, you could just use 2 prong...
09-15-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I hope the trench is covered so no animals can...

I hope the trench is covered so no animals can get to it.
09-14-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

The first main breaker is the only place the...

The first main breaker is the only place the ground and neutrals are connected together. Everything after that is a sub panel and needs 4 conductors run in the feeder.

I would install ground rods...
09-14-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Yes, SER is rated to be run indoors through joist...

Yes, SER is rated to be run indoors through joist and stud spaces.
09-14-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

No. A jacketed cable is required to have the...

No. A jacketed cable is required to have the overall jacket the entire length, including if it is run in conduit. The only place the jacket can be removed is inside an enclosure/box.

To make the...
09-11-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Either way will work. However, I do not like to...

Either way will work. However, I do not like to rely on the device for my connection so I always pigtail.
09-03-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Side note: I suspect you had an "open ground" on...

Side note: I suspect you had an "open ground" on your tester, not a "ground fault". A ground fault is what you have now with the bootleg ground. There will be current leaking to ground in the...
09-02-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Yup. :) IF following the label the neutral...

Yup. :) IF following the label the neutral (White) goes to L2 and the hot (black) goes to L1. Green to ground screw.
09-02-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Since it is a motor it really doesn't matter...

Since it is a motor it really doesn't matter which wire, black or white, connects to L1 or L2 because you are energizing the coils inside the motor. There is no risk of wiring it one way or another...
09-02-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Looks like drywall to me. I think the wood you...

Looks like drywall to me. I think the wood you see is the stud and the picture is sideways.
08-30-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Even if the ground is sloped you should still be...

Even if the ground is sloped you should still be able to feed the panel through the back of the meter socket. You don't have to feed the wires in the top of the panel, they can enter the bottom or...
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

We often service pylon signs at commercial...

We often service pylon signs at commercial buildings and many cases the existing screws break off as they are so corroded. To reattach the signs we use Tek 5 screws. These will plow through 1/4"...
08-15-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

The C in QO115CAFI stands for Combination and are...

The C in QO115CAFI stands for Combination and are the newest version of Arc Fault Breakers. The QO115AFI are standard Arc Fault breakers. In the US Combination arc fault devices are required which...
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Views: 426
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Unless you like trenches in the ground below your...

Unless you like trenches in the ground below your roofline, I would recommend gutters.
08-13-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

That would be OK in my area. No need for a slab....

That would be OK in my area. No need for a slab. Your panel will need to be rated for outdoors, of course. If you are running circuits into the building it is not going to be very fun drilling...
08-10-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I like to wire smoke detectors on a commonly used...

I like to wire smoke detectors on a commonly used lighting circuit. That way if the circuit trips it will not go unnoticed.
08-07-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Or an easier way is to just follow the red wire...

Or an easier way is to just follow the red wire and see which conduit it goes into. I can't tell 100% but it appears to go into the one I have circled. There can only be one hot (colored) wire with...
08-04-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

The purpose of the handle tie is for a common...

The purpose of the handle tie is for a common disconnect on a MWBC as required by code. A common trip is not required.
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I have watched many videos of people using...

I have watched many videos of people using cordless nailguns and they have really come to the mainstream matching the speed and convenience of an air nailer. However, their price tag is quite steep...
08-03-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,535
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

That KO seal is correct. Any unused holes in...

That KO seal is correct. Any unused holes in panels and boxes are required to be sealed using a listed seal.
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

A trailer with a 4 pin connector really only has...

A trailer with a 4 pin connector really only has 3 functions: Running lights (brown), which the taillights are in lower output mode and the side marker lights if present, and left (yellow) and right...
07-21-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

That 370' pull I mentioned earlier (Forgot to...

That 370' pull I mentioned earlier (Forgot to mention the ground, so it was 9 wires) we replaced the existing wires because they burned up inside the pipe (480 volt) for some reason about 80' in the...
07-20-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I typically do not use lube, it only makes a...

I typically do not use lube, it only makes a mess. The supply house is correct, today's wire is jacketed with a super slick coating that makes pulling easier, also negating the need for lube.

I...
07-11-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

IF the mast was lowered below the eve you will...

IF the mast was lowered below the eve you will also need a knob attached to the house to support the overhead wires. Right now the roof and eve are helping support the mast which is carrying the...
07-07-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

A small magnet would likely do the trick.

A small magnet would likely do the trick.
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