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07-29-10, 06:02 PM
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Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Go to your local Home Depot and order a Lutron...

Go to your local Home Depot and order a Lutron FS-5. It is a fully variable fan speed control rated at five amps. It will run two fans without a problem. Let me know if you need more info.
06-25-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 43,058
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Really?? Can you explain the physical difference...

Really?? Can you explain the physical difference if any, between a 5-15 and a 5-20, other than the prong configuration? The correct answer would be ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BESIDES THE CONFIGURATION. While...
05-22-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,019
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

LFNMC is just fine. Probably all he had with him.

LFNMC is just fine. Probably all he had with him.
04-20-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,748
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Romexican.......if it aint broke, don't fix...

Romexican.......if it aint broke, don't fix it.....and it aint broke......
01-17-10, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,482
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Notch out the 2x4 deep enough to accept the...

Notch out the 2x4 deep enough to accept the conduit, making sure to give yourself enough room for a ninety degree bend and an offset to hit each box. You'll want to use 1900 boxes with mud rings to...
01-04-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,759
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

The bottom line in regard to surge protection is...

The bottom line in regard to surge protection is this.....Any offer of protection by your utility needs to be in writing in regard to what they will cover in the event of a surge, so that you are...
01-04-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

I just want to add to that......some local...

I just want to add to that......some local inspecting authorities will expect to see 20 amp devices on a 20 amp circuit, above and beyond the NEC requirement. Also, most manufacturers of GFCI devices...
01-02-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 27,306
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

You will not need to re-connect the fixture to...

You will not need to re-connect the fixture to figure this out. You only have one NM cable at the outlet (light) box, so this means that they ran power to the switchbox first, which should have come...
01-02-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 27,306
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Can you remove the light and post a clear pic of...

Can you remove the light and post a clear pic of inside the ceiling box? Also, let us know which connections you took apart when you replaced the fixture, how many wires were connected to the...
12-17-09, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,457
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Regular electrical tape is okay. You don't need...

Regular electrical tape is okay. You don't need the liquid tape. Just make sure the inner conductor insulation is not damaged, as Ben said.
12-09-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,228
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

A 1000 watt heater would be ample. Minimum...

A 1000 watt heater would be ample. Minimum wattage for a space that size is 750.
12-09-09, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,232
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

A simple switch for this would be a Leviton...

A simple switch for this would be a Leviton MS602. There is also an enclosure for this with a hasp for a padlock to prevent operation. Cost would be around $150-200.
11-28-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,472
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

It is ok to silicone around the fixture canopy,...

It is ok to silicone around the fixture canopy, but only seal around the top half, leaving the bottom open so if water does get inside the canopy, it has a way to get out.
11-27-09, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Yes, you can use #12 on a 15A circuit.

Yes, you can use #12 on a 15A circuit.
11-27-09, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

No, they do not need to be grounded.....

No, they do not need to be grounded.....
11-23-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,385
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

If you have a Home Depot nearby, they should be...

If you have a Home Depot nearby, they should be able to order it for you. It should also be somewhat less than what Ben quoted.
10-29-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Exclamation 200 amp service-my reply

What city/county will the work be done in? This will determine the exact codes that need to be followed. Also, how old is the service? You may not need to drive any ground rods as they should already...
10-12-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Keep in mind that ANY type of interlock kit will...

Keep in mind that ANY type of interlock kit will have to be not only UL approved, but also approved by your local AHJ and installed by a qualified electrician in order to release you of any possible...
10-12-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,385
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

If the boxes are set back more than 1/4" from the...

If the boxes are set back more than 1/4" from the wall surface, you will require a box extender, similar to what ipbooks suggested. If the current hole is cut too large, an outlet spacer is in order,...
10-05-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,363
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Pinjas, After reading through this...

Pinjas,
After reading through this thread, i am of the opinion that you are not obtaining a permit to perform this work legally, persisting in performing the work in a decidely unsafe and...
10-02-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Tom, You will want to plan for a minimum...

Tom,
You will want to plan for a minimum of 6 watts per square foot for adequate heating with baseboards.
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Try sucking a piece of nylon string through it...

Try sucking a piece of nylon string through it with a shop vac, or it may be possible to disassemble the lamp further to accomodate fishing the wire through.
09-30-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Matt, With the TV plugged into the...

Matt,
With the TV plugged into the receptacle on the other circuit, take another amp reading on that breaker and see what you get, then post back.
09-30-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,568
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

Low voltage fixtures and wiring ARE NOT rated for...

Low voltage fixtures and wiring ARE NOT rated for line voltage applications, period. The wiring is voltage limited cable, which is typically rated for up to 55 volts or so. Also, the sockets are set...
09-24-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By ARC-N-SPARK

There is really nothing wrong with the Commercial...

There is really nothing wrong with the Commercial electric brand, or many of the other "store brands" that are out there. The problem lies with the installer, whether it be an electrician or...
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