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07-31-16, 02:18 PM
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Smile Main 50A C/B for Mobile home

I want to install a Condensing unit (2.5 T) and an evap coil in the provided enclosure area of my Coleman down-flow furnace. Many residents in the park have A/C despite the fact that most all Main...
12-15-14, 10:05 AM
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Views: 793
Posted By sidecutter

Smile Thank-you

@CasualJoe____A C-10 is a Ca. (California) state contractor license. A C-20 is a Ca. state HVAC (heating, ventilation Air Conditioning License. Thanx for all your help!!
12-14-14, 08:24 PM
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Views: 793
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@Casual Joe___Yes, I am a licensed C-20 (primary)...

@Casual Joe___Yes, I am a licensed C-20 (primary) and C-10 (secondary) small fry electrical contractor (diagnostics mostly), and an occasional panel up-grade. Mobile homes are a special case I know....
12-14-14, 06:31 PM
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Views: 793
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@PJmax__Yeah, gotta rent or borrow a tool to make...

@PJmax__Yeah, gotta rent or borrow a tool to make the cut. (1st time cutting concrete). How wide will I have to make it do ya think? in order to dig the minimum 12 inches pcboss advised that is. ...
12-14-14, 05:16 PM
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Views: 793
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Smile Independent circuit for hot tub

Have been asked to run a short (4 feet in lenght) 120 V 20A circuit from a mobile home flush main panel (100A). Four feet away from the Mobile Home sits on the concrete slab afore the entire front of...
04-09-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,368
Posted By sidecutter

Smile 410 charging

Have been doing A/C work for decades but am only now doing my first 410 system. New C/U, Coil and Furnace. appr. 45 foot line-set will be flushed. Any tips on how to get a decent charge without...
02-23-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By sidecutter

The combined load (amps) of a fridge and Micro...

The combined load (amps) of a fridge and Micro can easily trip a c/b, "sure". Solutions are forth-coming I'm sure.
02-04-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By sidecutter

Smile Gfis's are solid state devices and over time can...

Gfis's are solid state devices and over time can become unstable (trip without any particular reason). I always have a new one handy and see if the resultant is same with the new one first.
01-30-12, 09:49 AM
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Smile Dimming and brightening of lights, from what I...

Dimming and brightening of lights, from what I understand, ussually indicates a poor neutral connection (for sure this is true for lights that become brighter than normal). Momentary dimming can also...
12-12-10, 08:19 AM
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Views: 18,547
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Smile Is 120v present, either in your switch outlet box...

Is 120v present, either in your switch outlet box or your fixture outlet box? Note: one of the three black wires terminated at the switch is probably meant for power downstream somewhere. (should be...
12-10-10, 08:07 AM
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Views: 117,421
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Smile Wow all the old pros back together on the same...

Wow all the old pros back together on the same thread. Racraft, Nelson, Speedy, Handyron. Very cool Have a great holiday
12-05-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By sidecutter

Was the one receptacle you changed...

Was the one receptacle you changed "back-stabbed"?? If so, I would first change the other 3 and see the result.
11-26-10, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,181
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$20 dollar solid state devices like smoke alarms...

$20 dollar solid state devices like smoke alarms and such go awry after years. Also batteries should be changed periodically if it contains such. If you have the know-how turn of the breaker that...
11-23-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,378
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There's two. Stake my rep on it. Used P.M. ...

There's two. Stake my rep on it. Used P.M. C/Bers from a reputable C/B shop is usually my option. Some say the new ones at the H/D are not so good. My opinion on drilling stands.
11-23-10, 09:41 AM
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Views: 2,378
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I have had this problem only once (the first...

I have had this problem only once (the first time), and was a little annoyed to say the least. You must take the old C/with you to drop on the counter, so to speak, it can be matched up. Yes the...
11-11-10, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
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I always carry a couple of high end (about three...

I always carry a couple of high end (about three bucks maybe) receptacles with pressure plates to secure the wires, for this kind of scenario. I was personally never crazy about pig-tailing unless I...
11-07-10, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
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No but it is a "grounded conductor" indeed, and a...

No but it is a "grounded conductor" indeed, and a path for fault current to return to the T/F source via the neutral and hopefully trip the breaker.
11-06-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
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A neutral wire can be just as lethal and even...

A neutral wire can be just as lethal and even more so than a Hot wire. The only Neutral wires are the white wires from your service drop and Neutral lug in your panel, and the white wire of a...
11-05-10, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By sidecutter

There must always always, always, exist 240...

There must always always, always, exist 240 volts between the red and black wires of a multi-wire circuit. If you read 0 volts between the two, all will often appear ok but a multitide of...
11-04-10, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By sidecutter

I concur with Ray that you must have a Multi-Wire...

I concur with Ray that you must have a Multi-Wire circuit. (find them in every panel in Orange County,Ca.) It's a delight to see them on a Double Pole C/B but that usually is not the case. Main...
11-04-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,134
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I concur, what you "probably" felt was a...

I concur, what you "probably" felt was a vibration. An AFCI has electronic solid state components and you "may" have mistakenly perceived a vibration for an electric impulse.
11-02-10, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By sidecutter

You can of course, do whatever you want with the...

You can of course, do whatever you want with the existing box I'm quite certain, including utilizing it for a storage place for all your jewelry and valuables (lol).
11-02-10, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,134
Posted By sidecutter

You should not be feeling any electical "buzz"...

You should not be feeling any electical "buzz" while trying to re-set a c/b. Perhaps there is an problem with the C/B itself. You could easily place that circuit wire on another c/b of equal value...
11-01-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,040
Posted By sidecutter

If you have room in your main panel, install a...

If you have room in your main panel, install a double pole circuit breaker and wallah you have the very common application of a single circuit, called a multi-wire circuit or shared neutral circuit,...
10-31-10, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By sidecutter

Sometimes one does get a faulty part. If all...

Sometimes one does get a faulty part. If all your connections are tight& bulbs screwed in snug, I would take it back and exchange it. Wouldn't think compact flourescents woukd have anything to do...
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