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09-06-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,202
Posted By Chris75

Marc, it does not have to be irreversible, any...

Marc, it does not have to be irreversible, any direct burial lug will suffice.
09-06-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Chris75

My somewhat decent pic of the question. ...

My somewhat decent pic of the question.


http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u292/stickboy1375/mine.jpg
09-02-08, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,339
Posted By Chris75

The gfci itself requires a neutral, but the load...

The gfci itself requires a neutral, but the load side does not.
08-19-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 26,906
Posted By Chris75

Ahh, never mind. ..........................

Ahh, never mind. ..........................
08-16-08, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,814
Posted By Chris75

Just use a 2 pole breaker, obviously your only...

Just use a 2 pole breaker, obviously your only going to use 1 leg, but there is nothing wrong with that.
08-16-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,814
Posted By Chris75

Okay, a 1.5 HP motor at 115 volts the Full Load...

Okay, a 1.5 HP motor at 115 volts the Full Load Current (FLC) is 20 amps, (table 430.148 NEC) to figure out short circuit and ground fault protection you take 250% x FLC, so 250% x 20 (FLC) = 50...
08-16-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,814
Posted By Chris75

what does the nameplate on the well pump say? In...

what does the nameplate on the well pump say? In other words, whats the HP? You dont always size the breaker by the wire size, with motors, you could easily have a much bigger breaker than wire...
08-16-08, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By Chris75

depending on the year the bx was made, the metal...

depending on the year the bx was made, the metal jacket could qualify as the grounding conductor.
08-15-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Chris75

Did you check for power at the flood light...

Did you check for power at the flood light location? Start there, if there is power, then the problem is with the flood.
08-15-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,087
Posted By Chris75

I generally drill a coat hanger through the floor...

I generally drill a coat hanger through the floor so I can line up my two holes, once you remove the coat hanger the hole is so small its not noticeable.
08-13-08, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,173
Posted By Chris75

Not to be a pain, but post the code section, your...

Not to be a pain, but post the code section, your memory just does not help the cause. sorry.
08-12-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,132
Posted By Chris75

I saw what you did and didnt see a problem... at...

I saw what you did and didnt see a problem... at first I didnt see the bond wire, but looks good to me.
08-12-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,132
Posted By Chris75

The tape just wants to make me cry, but other...

The tape just wants to make me cry, but other than just my stupid opinion and years in the trade, your job is code compliant. :)
08-12-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,132
Posted By Chris75

What is up with all the tape? ...

What is up with all the tape?

http://i509.photobucket.com/albums/s331/italianguy_photos/DSCN1837.jpg
08-10-08, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By Chris75

Your lucky is was not the grounded conductor (...

Your lucky is was not the grounded conductor ( aka, neutral)
08-10-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 19,523
Posted By Chris75

take a picture, it sounds like priceless...

take a picture, it sounds like priceless install... :D Also, sounds like the switch is off thats why the receptacle does not work... :)
08-10-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By Chris75

call the power company, you lost a leg. ...

call the power company, you lost a leg. ....................................
08-10-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By Chris75

As already said the light neutral must also go...

As already said the light neutral must also go through the GFCI, I would just take the pigtail feeding the switch off the LOAD side of the GFCI and place it on the LINE side and call it a day.
08-10-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By Chris75

You cant run the NM right into the back of the...

You cant run the NM right into the back of the required spa disconnect?
08-10-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By Chris75

a main breaker is not required for a sub-panel in...

a main breaker is not required for a sub-panel in the same structure as the main disconnect.
08-09-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 34,178
Posted By Chris75

#6 Cu. AWG THHW is good for 65 amps.

#6 Cu. AWG THHW is good for 65 amps.
08-07-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By Chris75

Just google the part #....

Just google the part #....
08-07-08, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,055
Posted By Chris75

Simple, voltage drop is based on current and...

Simple, voltage drop is based on current and distance, you cant shorten the distance but you can split the total current on two conductors, thus limiting your voltage drop.

Look at it this way,...
08-07-08, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By Chris75

I goggled them and found them for under $200, so...

I goggled them and found them for under $200, so I can probably get them even cheaper in my supply house.
08-06-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By Chris75

Hardwired pumps require no gfci protection, but...

Hardwired pumps require no gfci protection, but that changed in the 2008 NEC, but your install does meet code. You can always change the breaker if you feel it does not meet your safety standard.
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