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09-19-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By AFJES

Another vote here for "have this taken care of...

Another vote here for "have this taken care of immediately"!!

Upgrading to 200 amps really does not sound like the correct approach with what you describe so far.

Replacing existing equipment...
09-17-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By AFJES

No you can not do that. You can run the THHN...

No you can not do that.

You can run the THHN wire in the conduit up to the joist to a junction box and then from there run Romex thru the joists to another junction box and then from that junction...
09-16-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By AFJES

You could also carefully pop the molding running...

You could also carefully pop the molding running along the floor below the studs off. You can cut a bit of the sheetrock that is behind the molding to give you access to the studs. Then drill your...
09-16-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By AFJES

I agree with Furd on this. Also, be aware...

I agree with Furd on this.

Also, be aware that the ones you purchase for the outdoor receptacles that they are WR (Weather Rated) and of course for those you use an "In-Use" bubble cover or the...
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By AFJES

You mentioned "Patio" light. Are you sure this...

You mentioned "Patio" light. Are you sure this (outdoor) light is not protected by a GFCI somewhere that may have tripped? Did you check the switch to see if there is a problem with the switch?
09-07-19, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By AFJES

Glad you and he has decided to hire a licensed...

Glad you and he has decided to hire a licensed and insured electrician to do the panel.

If you had mentioned this-

You would have heard from many of us to advise your friend to swap out the FPE...
09-04-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By AFJES

And ShaStaton do not take it upon yourself to...

And ShaStaton do not take it upon yourself to attempt to fix or remedy this situation either by taking the receptacles out of the boxes and checking the wires, rewiring anything, replacing anything...
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By AFJES

Sorry for the delay in my response. Was busy over...

Sorry for the delay in my response. Was busy over the holiday weekend.

Thanks for all your suggestions.

lawrosa: Yes, I am aware that the gas oil mixture may be a bit different each time I put...
09-02-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By AFJES

I agree with PCBoss. The picture shows me a...

I agree with PCBoss. The picture shows me a plaster and lath wall and those plastic old work boxes sometimes don't fit right in the holes in the walls because of missing plaster and lath that is...
08-31-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By AFJES

The other issue with this proposed set up is the...

The other issue with this proposed set up is the fact that now everything in the building will be on the residential service.

If there are "common areas" in this building such as entrances that go...
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By AFJES

Gas trimmer wants to stall when pulling throttle trigger

Gas Trimmer
Craftsman 316 711022

Sometimes (50%) when I pull the throttle trigger the trimmer seems like it wants to stall out. Something like it is being bogged down. This does not always happen...
08-30-19, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By AFJES

Sorry, a bit confused here. You state this is...

Sorry, a bit confused here. You state this is your landlords property. Assuming you live here also or rent from your landlord. Why are you doing the actual work? Are you licensed and insured? There...
08-12-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By AFJES

Those are Seimans breakers in that panel....

Those are Seimans breakers in that panel. Assuming it is a Seimans panel then.



Note: If the breaker you listed does fit the panel it does not mean it is rated for that particular panel.

You...
08-04-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By AFJES

If you do end up replacing any of them I would...

If you do end up replacing any of them I would suggest that you either make sure you buy the exact same brand and model of the existing ones or replace all of them at one time with same brand and...
08-04-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By AFJES

:confused: If two single pole breakers...

:confused:



If two single pole breakers are used instead of one two pole breaker and the two single pole breakers have a tie-bar installed as per code requirements then if one trips the other...
08-01-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By AFJES

No such adapter exists. This device is...

No such adapter exists.

This device is dangerous on so many levels and violates so many electrical codes it would take a long time to list them all.

If you own the home you are in now have a...
07-29-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By AFJES

Your image is only partially showing It...

Your image is only partially showing

It would be very unusual for wires in the ceilling (used for lighting and receptacle) to be larger than 12 gauge. Even if they were larger, 12 gauge protects...
07-22-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By AFJES

Yes, if in fact that this is a MWBC you do not...

Yes, if in fact that this is a MWBC you do not want to connect this circuit to a tandem breaker or such the kind meaning a breaker that shares the same leg. The danger - it will overload the...
07-21-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By AFJES

It is sounding as though you have a MWBC (Multi...

It is sounding as though you have a MWBC (Multi Wire Branch Circuit). If this is the case and you need to move one of the hots to the sub then both must be moved to the sub along with the neutral and...
07-13-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By AFJES

Don't delay. Call your power company now. ...

Don't delay.
Call your power company now.
Tell them the power keeps going out on its own for the entire house. Tell them you noticed that the meter goes off also.
07-08-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By AFJES

Is this box the only thing on the circuit? How...

Is this box the only thing on the circuit? How many cables are in this box?

#1 - Double check to be sure there are no more GFCI receptacles anywhere else in or around the outside of the home....
07-02-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By AFJES

What is that braided wire going thru the top next...

What is that braided wire going thru the top next to the SE cable?

Also, the two arrows pointing to the two black cables. Do I see bare conductors at the end of them going thru the top of the...
06-30-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By AFJES

Do you get the same results if you leave the...

Do you get the same results if you leave the receptacle installed but pulled out of the box? Can you determine if the popping noise is coming from within the box?
06-30-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By AFJES

A few more clear pictures, some up close and some...

A few more clear pictures, some up close and some a little distance back may help us see more in detail.

Also, is this the main panel. Are there any more panels in the home?

Does this home have...
06-08-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By AFJES

I believe if it is a double pole switch it would...

I believe if it is a double pole switch it would have "On" and "Off" imprinted on the switch itself. If it is a 4 way it will not have the imprint as the 4 way could be on or off up or down depending...
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