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02-07-10, 05:35 PM
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Posted By chewylu103

i may be going a little over board but the...

i may be going a little over board but the flouresent lights i believe create what is called harmonics, and the compressor being that it is an inductive load. The two might interfere with eachother.
02-05-10, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By chewylu103

After talking about this with a fellow electrician friend and what you said williswires I know now that i used a poor example and should have used a motor that can be run on either 120v/240v
the...
02-05-10, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 29,483
Posted By chewylu103

Yes, Amperage makes the wire hot, and Ambient...

Yes,
Amperage makes the wire hot, and Ambient Temperature makes the wire hot.

So for your space heater in my question it would need a #2 awg THHN
THHN is the characteristics of the...
02-05-10, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 29,483
Posted By chewylu103

yes i made a mistake although they are not run...

yes i made a mistake although they are not run all day continuously, the 16 gauge wire could probably handle 10/12 amps safely. part of the reason i mistated that is because if 16 gauge was on our...
02-05-10, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By chewylu103

i understand ohms law, but bear with me here. ...

i understand ohms law, but bear with me here. This blow dryer at 120volts drawing 10 amps has a power rating of 1200w
now if you do the formula for power (P) over (I), (E)
P/E= I
1200w/120v = 10a...
02-04-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 29,483
Posted By chewylu103

each gage wire has its own ampacity, like i said ...

each gage wire has its own ampacity, like i said

16 gage wire is around 10a
14=15a
12=20a
10=30a
it doesnt matter ac or dc, when it comes to the current, current is current, still gets...
02-04-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By chewylu103

hope this helps everyone understand it ...

hope this helps everyone understand it
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g41/chewy622/explaining120v240vcircuit.png
02-04-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 29,483
Posted By chewylu103

If it is fused at 30 amps and it is not tripping,...

If it is fused at 30 amps and it is not tripping, that is most definitely cause the wire cant handle the amperage going through it, whats happening is the wire is producing excess heat from having...
02-04-10, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 23,029
Posted By chewylu103

Ampacity is a term created by the NFPA meaning:...

Ampacity is a term created by the NFPA meaning: The current in amperes, that a conductor can carry continuously under the conditions of use without exceeding its temperature rating.

Its the Ampere...
02-04-10, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,794
Posted By chewylu103

if you couldnt find it at your local home...

if you couldnt find it at your local home improvement store, my next step would be to try an electrical supply house and see if they can point you in the right direction and if not find another...
02-04-10, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,371
Posted By chewylu103

you should do what pc boss says As well i...

you should do what pc boss says
As well i would for good measure take the 2 whites and pigtail them and put the pigtail under one screw, that would help in the future if you are ever changing it...
02-04-10, 05:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By chewylu103

i suppose you could have 200 amps travelling on...

i suppose you could have 200 amps travelling on one leg but not both at the same time the double pole breaker will trip if both sides collectively have over 200amps or one side has over 200amps.
...
02-03-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,371
Posted By chewylu103

you have power feeding the switches and you have...

you have power feeding the switches and you have your standard 14-3 between switches for the travellers. the feed to the receptacles that the switches control is also a 14-3 white being neutral,...
02-03-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,753
Posted By chewylu103

did you miss the exception? 110.26 (E)...

did you miss the exception?

110.26 (E) Exception: In existing dwelling units, service equiptment or panelboards that do not exceed 200 amperes shall be permitted in spaces where the headroom is...
02-03-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,753
Posted By chewylu103

yea just make sure that you have 30" of clearance...

yea just make sure that you have 30" of clearance for the panel and the door on the panel can open the full 90 degrees and dont worry about headroom because anything under 200a you can have a...
02-03-10, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By chewylu103

its definitely a ground issue cause when you...

its definitely a ground issue cause when you touch it your the ground. so open up the fixture and make sure the ballasts ground wire(green) is connected to both the metal frame of the fixture and the...
02-03-10, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By chewylu103

Now that i understand it better it isnt that...

Now that i understand it better it isnt that strange. Sounds like your main panel is outside with the meter and the box you showed us inside is the sub panel, if thats the case you can keep the 60amp...
02-03-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By chewylu103

you dont want to ballpark this, give us the exact...

you dont want to ballpark this, give us the exact info on the nameplate of the motor you are working down to every single detail because there is a chapter in the NEC that will allow us to do the...
02-03-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By chewylu103

do you know how involved you will be getting in...

do you know how involved you will be getting in this?
your service is a 60 amp service like you said, so you will have to replace it with a bear minimum 100 amp service. that involves replacing the...
02-03-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By chewylu103

take that picture to an electrical supply house...

take that picture to an electrical supply house with you and tell them you need a cover, or look on craigslist. they are very common you should be able to find one easily

another possibility is to...
02-03-10, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By chewylu103

it might just be the starter for that light...

it might just be the starter for that light going, i'd let it be until something happens like it dies
02-03-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,019
Posted By chewylu103

You should really get a new 2 lamp t8 fixture....

You should really get a new 2 lamp t8 fixture. but if your adament about getting a new ballast, given its in your house, you will need a 120v 2lamp T8 electronic ballast and it will have the wiring...
02-03-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By chewylu103

your total load is 44 amps if thats what your reading then thats what you got, the reason your reading 44 on each is because those two wires are a complete circuit for instance what goes out must...
02-03-10, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By chewylu103

looks to me like a couple of the fuses are...

looks to me like a couple of the fuses are bypassed ex. the red wire going from the load side back up to the top and connecting to the line side.
10-19-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By chewylu103

inside the furnace you should have a couple of...

inside the furnace you should have a couple of wires on the furnaces diagram called "TT" those are where your thermostat wires connect to you should connect them together and your furnace should kick...
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