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02-17-08, 10:47 AM
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Posted By jwhite

I use a telephone toner that I got at the big box...

I use a telephone toner that I got at the big box home improvement store for alittle over 100.00

Just be absolutely sure that the circuts are off when testing electrical wires, as this mistake...
02-17-08, 10:41 AM
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Views: 1,196
Posted By jwhite

I believe all of the following are classified...

I believe all of the following are classified breakers for Cutler hamer replacements.

Square D Homeline
Crouse-Hinds MP
Siemens Q
GE THQ
Murray MP
Thomas and Betts TB
01-20-08, 11:24 AM
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Views: 1,542
Posted By jwhite

newer quality GFI recs and breakers are not prone...

newer quality GFI recs and breakers are not prone to neusance tripping unlike the ones from the past.

You concern for the fishes lives should be focused on what happens if the city has a power...
01-20-08, 08:29 AM
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Views: 1,542
Posted By jwhite

All of the answers below assume the NEC. State...

All of the answers below assume the NEC. State and local codes may apply. You should check with a local electrician to be sure.


I would use the plywood as it will help keep water from wicking...
01-06-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By jwhite

Are the wire clamps internal to the box, or are...

Are the wire clamps internal to the box, or are you uing a clamp that is external (like a romex connector)?
01-06-08, 10:26 AM
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Views: 917
Posted By jwhite

9 or less current carrying conductors in the...

9 or less current carrying conductors in the conduit.

That means you can have 10 including the green ground wire.
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Posted By jwhite

Why not go back to where you purchased the lights...

Why not go back to where you purchased the lights in the first place?

Also be sure that the longer lengths are approved by the mfg.
I am not familiar with this product. I do not know if it is ok...
01-06-08, 08:17 AM
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Views: 917
Posted By jwhite

It depends on the type of wire. THHN is 13. ...

It depends on the type of wire. THHN is 13.

You may be limited by de-rating the conductor ampacity before you reach this limit.

For example. One of your wires will need to be a ground. So...
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Posted By jwhite

You can try the leviton X-10 compatable controls....

You can try the leviton X-10 compatable controls.
The links provided are from Smarthome. I have purchased these before by going into Radio Shack and looking in the cataloge that is on the counter. ...
01-01-08, 08:50 AM
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Views: 2,026
Posted By jwhite

Check out 300.4 (D) When running parallel to...

Check out 300.4 (D) When running parallel to wood, you must maintain 1 1/4 inch from the face of the wood.
01-01-08, 08:41 AM
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Views: 1,610
Posted By jwhite

You got the voltages in series if you are adding...

You got the voltages in series if you are adding them.

If the voltages are in parallel, they are the same, always.
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Posted By jwhite

I like working with controls to make life easier....

I like working with controls to make life easier.

I would go with four push buttons and a time delay relay.

Of coarse you can start with the switches and if you find it is a pain to go to four...
01-01-08, 06:46 AM
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Views: 8,047
Posted By jwhite

You could use a product that we call Uni-strut. ...

You could use a product that we call Uni-strut.

http://www.unistrut.com/Browse/cat_pg.php?P=S00_Channel

Actually Uni-strut is one brand name. Another is called Kindorf.

Cut the strut into...
11-17-07, 08:35 AM
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Views: 14,749
Posted By jwhite

If you want the box flush mount, you would buy an...

If you want the box flush mount, you would buy an "old work" box. These boxes come with tabs on them that prevent the box from falling into the wall. The trick is to cut the hole the right size for...
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Posted By jwhite

If the bulbs and ballasts are not exactly matched...

If the bulbs and ballasts are not exactly matched then that is most likly your problem.

Puhaps that is why the OEM lights are so expensive....

In addition, until you match the lamps and...
11-02-07, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By jwhite

On the idea of doing part of the work yourself. ...

On the idea of doing part of the work yourself. As pointed out, the whole job will take from 4 to 6 hours for a good contractor, usually.

That means that the contractor will cover his cost for...
11-01-07, 04:32 PM
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Views: 1,131
Posted By jwhite

I am not familiar with Southern Building Code. ...

I am not familiar with Southern Building Code. Where do you live?
10-29-07, 09:15 PM
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Views: 1,049
Posted By jwhite

electric is not causing the delay that makes your...

electric is not causing the delay that makes your project, out of time

You need to look at regulating the air.
10-29-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,408
Posted By jwhite

Racraft seems to be the only one to mention,...

Racraft seems to be the only one to mention, (sorry if i missed you)

A conduit run is supposed to be complete before you add the conductors.

this is so that doing things like heating the...
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Views: 11,873
Posted By jwhite

I disagree with this line of thinking. John hit...

I disagree with this line of thinking. John hit the nail on the head with his suggestion that the only reason why the light is not listed for indoor use is probably because the money was never spent...
10-28-07, 08:52 AM
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Views: 10,669
Posted By jwhite

The OPs 1/0 conductor is aluminum, not copper. ...

The OPs 1/0 conductor is aluminum, not copper. Only good to 125 a.

In addition, the dmark between utility and customer is different depending on where you live. The local inspector is very...
10-28-07, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,996
Posted By jwhite

To calculate the circuit use 1.25 % of the...

To calculate the circuit use 1.25 % of the continous load plus 100 percent of the non-continous load.

Your heater is 1500 watts/240v or 10.42 amps X 1.25 for a total of 13.02 amps. It is nice...
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Views: 1,024
Posted By jwhite

This looks like on opinions thread, so here is...

This looks like on opinions thread, so here is mine.

I find that using a ceiling fan in winter does one of two things depending on the room. Either a drafty feeling, or no noticeable effect. ...
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Posted By jwhite

Either the circuit is not properly grounded, or...

Either the circuit is not properly grounded, or the ground between the main fixture body and the reflector is not complete.

Look for unclean connections between the different metal parts of the...
10-22-07, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By jwhite

Your calcs work this time, but you should not use...

Your calcs work this time, but you should not use lamp wattage. You should use ballast wattage for load calcs.
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