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09-10-19, 04:42 PM
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Posted By pattenp

Does the afci breaker you have also provide...

Does the afci breaker you have also provide ground fault protection?
See this... https://www.jadelearning.com/combination-arc-fault-circuit-breaker-vs-dual-function-arc-fault-gfci-circuit-breaker/
08-04-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By pattenp

All I can say is you are wrong. Two single pole...

All I can say is you are wrong. Two single pole breakers with a handle tie does not provide common trip. Test it for yourself. The breaker trips internally and the handle relaxes to the center...
07-28-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By pattenp

Since it's a string of lights which I assume are...

Since it's a string of lights which I assume are plugged in and not permeant building wiring I say phooey to the junction boxes. I'd just braid or twist the ends together using a new piece of cord...
07-15-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By pattenp

This will work.... ...

This will work....
https://www.grainger.com/product/DAYTON-Round-Motor-Start-Capacitor-6FLL1

You can get cheaper one elsewhere on the web.
06-26-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By pattenp

On the Al/CU split bolts the wires are to be...

On the Al/CU split bolts the wires are to be separated by the divider, not connected and touching together on one side of the divider.
06-25-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By pattenp

SER is sunlight resistant. ...

SER is sunlight resistant.
https://www.mysouthwire.com/medias/sys_master/product-specifications/product-specifications/haa/h6c/8854083371038.pdf
06-24-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By pattenp

A subpanel can come off a subpanel as long as the...

A subpanel can come off a subpanel as long as the first subpanel feed can support the second subpanel's loads.
06-23-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By pattenp

SER is not to be used underground, even it...

SER is not to be used underground, even it conduit. #2 aluminum is only good to 90A, not 100A when used as a branch feeder. If using conduit use either THWN or XHHW. If doing direct bury use...
06-06-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By pattenp

Here's another place for the motor. Manual and...

Here's another place for the motor.
Manual and guide for outdoor fan motor YDK 16 4L YDK 16 4L1 115V 60HZ...
05-30-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By pattenp

Electrical PVC conduit is UV resistant and the...

Electrical PVC conduit is UV resistant and the worst sun exposure effect is surface discoloration.
05-25-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By pattenp

Technically by code you are not to conceal it...

Technically by code you are not to conceal it because of the removable cover making it a pull point even though there are no splices. It may be possible to replace the box with a sweep 90 if there...
05-10-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By pattenp

When using aluminum wire be sure to use noalox...

When using aluminum wire be sure to use noalox anti-oxidant paste on the wire ends at connections.
05-10-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By pattenp

USE-2 is a direct bury wire. Some wire such as...

USE-2 is a direct bury wire. Some wire such as URD (Underground Residential Distribution) is rated only as USE-2 and is not allowed to be installed inside of the structure and must be terminated...
05-08-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By pattenp

You can come off the meter if there are a second...

You can come off the meter if there are a second set of lugs to use.

If you mean SER or SEU cable, that type wire/cable is not allowed to be placed underground even if in conduit. I suggest...
05-01-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By pattenp

I always find it easier to search google images. ...

I always find it easier to search google images. The search was "2 gang switch plate with blank".
05-01-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By pattenp

Yes, ...

Yes,
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-2-Gang-Standard-Size-1-Toggle-1-No-Device-Blank-Nylon-Combination-Wall-Plate-Ivory-80706-I/301701258?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal2_rr-_-301701188-_-301701258-_-N
05-01-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By pattenp

The 4 installed mains already exceed the listed...

The 4 installed mains already exceed the listed 150 max amps. ???
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