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08-13-08, 08:19 PM
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Posted By rjsdiy

Jon, Thanks! Yeah, I see what you mean...

Jon,
Thanks!

Yeah, I see what you mean about the space requirements. I was thinking of the polaris being unmounted, with four individual units on rather stiff conductors, and therefore shoved...
08-13-08, 12:53 PM
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Posted By rjsdiy

Marc, Jon, Thanks for your thoughts. I think...

Marc, Jon,
Thanks for your thoughts. I think we all agree that the DIN rail blocks are a good solution for the circuit. But the inspectors will potentially question it or wonder about it. While...
08-12-08, 05:44 AM
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Posted By rjsdiy

Jon, Many thanks for your ideas. I've got the...

Jon,
Many thanks for your ideas. I've got the rails for the DIN blocks, the perforated ones for easier mounting. Also the right size blocks with US colors and also grounding blocks. I use these...
08-11-08, 09:49 AM
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Posted By rjsdiy

Ben, Many thanks for your insight. ...

Ben,
Many thanks for your insight.



When I asked for bonding locknuts, most everyone thought a bonding threaded bushing. But since it bottoms out, it's not good for locking down a cable clamp...
08-10-08, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By rjsdiy

Hey everyone, thanks for your help! Thanks...

Hey everyone, thanks for your help! Thanks goodness I don't have to bond that little locknut!




Chris, I wish I could, but the it's a finished bedroom wall where the disconnect needs to go,...
08-10-08, 05:55 PM
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Posted By rjsdiy

Bond NM Cable Clamp in Plastic J Box???

For an interior application (unfinished basement), I need to splice a 6/3 NM w/gr to lengthen a circuit. That's in one location. In another location, I'll need to splice the same cable to...
08-10-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,655
Posted By rjsdiy

Marc, Thanks for all of your help previously. ...

Marc,
Thanks for all of your help previously. The deck project that's causing me to move the spa is just getting to the point of needing the wiring, that's why it's been a little while. Anyway,...
08-10-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By rjsdiy

PVC Conduit Terminations in PVC JBs

What are the methods allowed by national code? I need to know in general, but my immediate application is for a JB to splice an NM cable to THWN conductors. The JB will be mounted in the interior...
08-10-08, 06:06 AM
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Posted By rjsdiy

Besides the GFCI, make sure you understand your...

Besides the GFCI, make sure you understand your spa's service wiring requirements. Different manufacturers use different services. For example, Vita Spa usually uses a 3-wire service, Coleman uses...
07-15-08, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,655
Posted By rjsdiy

I looked at a couple of Home Depot and Lowes in...

I looked at a couple of Home Depot and Lowes in Atlanta, nothing like it. One of them has probably tried it at some point but probably did not keep due to low volume. I see lots of stuff go in and...
07-14-08, 03:17 PM
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Views: 8,655
Posted By rjsdiy

For an application like this, splicing the...

For an application like this, splicing the 6-6-6-10 NM cable in a plastic box, with SE/NM cable clamps to hold the cable, do I need to bond the clamp itself to the #10 ground that I'm splicing inside...
07-13-08, 10:42 AM
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Views: 8,655
Posted By rjsdiy

Marc, Thanks! I really like your last one. ...

Marc,
Thanks! I really like your last one. Didn't find anything like that in a big hardware store yesterday, but will look in a big box, maybe today. Else off to a the electrical supply.
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07-12-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By rjsdiy

Commercial-grade (and commercially priced)...

Commercial-grade (and commercially priced) play-doh!

We use it a lot for conduit terminations in outside plant traffic signal and telecom applications (where NEC, fire, etc, codes don't apply.) ...
07-12-08, 10:38 AM
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Views: 8,655
Posted By rjsdiy

Marc, I already have some 3/4 NM/SE clamps and...

Marc,
I already have some 3/4 NM/SE clamps and the #6 3C w/gr NM cable fits fine inside it, so I assume that size is OK?

Thanks, RJ
07-12-08, 05:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,655
Posted By rjsdiy

OK, will do that. You're right,...

OK, will do that.




You're right, it's max wiresize is #6 and max current is 57A. Phoenix is a hugh company and these industrial wiring methods are their core business, so I "trust" that...
07-12-08, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By rjsdiy

Wirenut, Thanks, I figured that, it was just...

Wirenut,
Thanks, I figured that, it was just the above method of a sleeve through a wall into a panel that got me thinking: "what if the same idea, except the sleeve being a few feet long?" My last...
07-11-08, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By rjsdiy

Similar situation, but going through the exterior...

Similar situation, but going through the exterior wall is a conduit sleeve, then an LB turning up and then about 4 feet in conduit to the spa shut-off/GFCI panel. Can NM-B be used in that path to...
07-11-08, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,655
Posted By rjsdiy

Since I'm extending the original hot tub circuit,...

Since I'm extending the original hot tub circuit, I'll need to splice the #6 NM-B. Single-family house, splice will be in the ceiling of the unfinished basement. Is this method acceptable by code?...
07-11-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,655
Posted By rjsdiy

Ben, Marc, Again - many thanks for your help! ...

Ben, Marc,
Again - many thanks for your help!

I'll recheck the printline on the NM-B, it's definitely #6 3C, I probably didn't look close enough and saw the zero of the 10 and thought I saw an 8....
07-11-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,655
Posted By rjsdiy

Ben and Marc, Thanks for all of your input. ...

Ben and Marc,
Thanks for all of your input.




This got me thinking, so I grabbed the instructions that came with the hot tub, to scan and send to you. Looking over those, I realize that I...
07-10-08, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,655
Posted By rjsdiy

Related question: The larger NM-B cables (like #6...

Related question: The larger NM-B cables (like #6 or #8) that have the ground conductor that is one size smaller - do these cables meet code for hot tubs/spas? The instructions in my hot tub (which...
07-10-08, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,228
Posted By rjsdiy

Thanks for the answers! RJ

Thanks for the answers! RJ
07-09-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,228
Posted By rjsdiy

I have a very similar situation, where there is...

I have a very similar situation, where there is an existing NM-B cable with copper #8 3C with a #10 ground. The cable is currently wired to the main panel to a double-breaker for 220V (this circuit...
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