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Today, 02:39 PM
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Posted By telecom guy

U can pour diluted acid down the drain without...

U can pour diluted acid down the drain without bad effect. Use lots of running water.
Today, 01:29 PM
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Posted By telecom guy

Check this on the old receptacle: ...

Check this on the old receptacle:
...
Yesterday, 03:04 PM
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Views: 105
Posted By telecom guy

Except for thursday in two weeks, the doorbell is...

Except for thursday in two weeks, the doorbell is hardly ever used. I seem to remember that doorbell transformers are impedance protected.
I dont see an issue here.
Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By telecom guy

I know my smart meter has a disconnect feature. ...

I know my smart meter has a disconnect feature. Would be very surprised if it was not a secure link.
10-15-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By telecom guy

SAme pix as the other thread on the breakers? He...

SAme pix as the other thread on the breakers? He has all the grounds on that left bar connected to neutral. Looks wrong from my seat.
10-15-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By telecom guy

https://www.calculator.net/voltage-drop-calculator...

https://www.calculator.net/voltage-drop-calculator.html

Here ya go; I'll let you decide the max current; the formula does the rest.
10-15-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By telecom guy

8 neutral screws on a 24 circuit panel is...

8 neutral screws on a 24 circuit panel is underwhelming...
I guess they are trying to force breakers with the neutral feature.
10-14-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By telecom guy

It's possible one of those instructions above is...

It's possible one of those instructions above is obsolete, hard to tell. My link has an older date. But, that device gives no grounding provision.

I will say that with that 2200V hi pot test...
10-14-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By telecom guy

if THWN; that gets you 65A ampacity in conduit....

if THWN; that gets you 65A ampacity in conduit.

just did the V drop calculator; 3% at 135' and 60A. If that is a problem, then its a 50A breaker.
10-14-19, 11:25 AM
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Views: 125
Posted By telecom guy

After reading the install instructions, I'm left...

After reading the install instructions, I'm left to believe grounding is not required.

https://www.leviton.com/en/docs/PK-93464-10-02-0A.pdf
10-14-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By telecom guy

At 150', very close to a 3% voltage drop limit...

At 150', very close to a 3% voltage drop limit for a subpanel. I would be putting in a 60A dp.
10-14-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By telecom guy

THHN or NMb AWG6 supports a 60A breaker. If its...

THHN or NMb AWG6 supports a 60A breaker. If its very old (TW), then I don't think so.
10-14-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By telecom guy

Latest code requires both GFCI and AFCI for DW. ...

Latest code requires both GFCI and AFCI for DW. I just put in a combo panel breaker, about the only way to do this, having accessible resets.
10-14-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By telecom guy

The AGM self-disharge is low. And, it is best...

The AGM self-disharge is low. And, it is best not to store AGM in engine compartments. I don't understand why your battery would ever head for a car??
10-11-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By telecom guy

twist lock recepts still need in-use covers?

For a private dock situation, under a roof, does a 30A/120V twist lock receptacle require an in-use cover? This may be related to some 8' rule about wet vs damp height definition? ie: you must...
10-11-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 315
Posted By telecom guy

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Also, are...

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Also, are the drywall screw heads still exposed? You could consider using needle DMM probes and see if a screw head has continuity to either wire. Is this...
10-11-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By telecom guy

Are there exceptions to the disconnect rule for...

Are there exceptions to the disconnect rule for hardwired appliances?
For instance: 120v disposers, dishwashers, 240v wall ovens, ranges, etc?
Also, do circuit breaker lockout devices full...
10-10-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By telecom guy

You have a few issues there. A water heater...

You have a few issues there. A water heater does not need neutral. So, no 3rd white wire. 10/2 romex with ground is fine. The disconnect needs to be 240V 30A. that is not what you have...
10-10-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 315
Posted By telecom guy

This is small zip cord, correct? and, only one...

This is small zip cord, correct? and, only one side has the deficit/break?
I suspect the no-contact sensor will not detect a normal 60Hz signal over an inch away. I have problems with them when...
10-10-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By telecom guy

Let's see; no white wires, 2 pole breakers, no...

Let's see; no white wires, 2 pole breakers, no GFCI or AFCI (usually) for straight 240V installs.
10-09-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 315
Posted By telecom guy

It won’t be long when they will work with a smart...

It won’t be long when they will work with a smart phone.
10-09-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 315
Posted By telecom guy

here is a "cheap" TDR: ...

here is a "cheap" TDR:

https://www.picotest.com/measurements/MeasuringPCB.html
10-08-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By telecom guy

A disconnect has a purpose of isolation of power...

A disconnect has a purpose of isolation of power sources from folks working on equipment. Typically, with lockout/tagout provisions. Many circuit breakers don't lend themselves to LOTO.
that...
10-08-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By telecom guy

Insulated ground is needed for pools, docks and...

Insulated ground is needed for pools, docks and the like.
10-08-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By telecom guy

HD 50' spool of thhn is $13. NMB for 12-2 is...

HD 50' spool of thhn is $13. NMB for 12-2 is $30; I'd say $ is not worth stripping the short lengths.
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