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10-08-07, 10:13 PM
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Posted By lectriclee

Thumbs up New thread please

You did something silly (by working with the power on & not knowing what each and every ckt in your home operates!) I just saved you, I hope, If not.. I tried:D ) I'm sure the fix is simple.

We do...
10-08-07, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,063
Posted By lectriclee

Site unseen. Yes they sound fair. Typicaly...

Site unseen. Yes they sound fair.

Typicaly you take the Highest and the lowest, Throw them away.

The others, make sure your getting the same things.
Above all, You must feel comfortable with...
10-08-07, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,477
Posted By lectriclee

Look at the bright side.... Your alive to realize...

Look at the bright side.... Your alive to realize it.
1 good tester.. Turn on the light, then shut off breakers untill the light is off.Not great but better than some stuff they sell.

Cheap ones...
10-08-07, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By lectriclee

Keep asking !!

There is only one "stupid" question I have ever heard...

Thats the one never asked!;)

Stupid ideas and comments....... Another issue.:)
10-08-07, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By lectriclee

Question Low Voltage?

You gave the conductor size, but not the voltage requirements. This could change every answer.
10-08-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,714
Posted By lectriclee

Follow the lamp rating. My home 1987, New...

Follow the lamp rating.

My home 1987, New fixtures. I sleep great.

Follow the lamp rating.

However, in a much older home. remember the wires have been there for a very long time.

Approach...
10-08-07, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By lectriclee

Boxes were installed durring construction. Buy,...

Boxes were installed durring construction.
Buy, borrow,beg (rent) a hammer drill/chisel and have at it.
It won't be smooth.. But it will be recessed.
10-08-07, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,498
Posted By lectriclee

Cable:

So long as the cables are not subject to physical damage....
Your own raceway would be fine.
The transition from "raceway" to device..... Thats where you must be carefull. Device boxes are...
10-08-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,498
Posted By lectriclee

Not uncommon to have it painted.

Not uncommon to have it painted.
10-08-07, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,714
Posted By lectriclee

It is what it is. Plumbers and car sales people...

It is what it is. Plumbers and car sales people (the list goes on) don't have a problem maintaining current codes/laws and passing along the costs.
More work, more income. Keep the changes comming.
10-08-07, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By lectriclee

Thanx, I thought it was more complex, so I never...

Thanx, I thought it was more complex, so I never tried that.:D
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By lectriclee

Lightbulb Few Ideas

I have the luxury of being able to bring them to work. Most towns have a houshold haz/mat drop site, call the board of health or recycle dept.

Sometimes a small fee... but better than a large...
10-07-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,180
Posted By lectriclee

Poor choice of words

"got away with " ... Please accept the change to "FOUND".:thumbup:

Damp/ wet-either or. The trim will make it good for this use.
10-07-07, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,180
Posted By lectriclee

DAMP location Trim

Typicaly the recessed can is the same as others (IC or not).
The trim is what will make it approved,Make special not of max bulb size, these trims differ from the non shower trims.

Twelve, I'm...
10-07-07, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By lectriclee

Nor have I ever had an issue with your plan. A...

Nor have I ever had an issue with your plan. A quick call to the inspector will clear it up fast.
10-07-07, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By lectriclee

2 questions?

"Is there any way to easily (without ripping holes in my walls) ground older circuits to my upgraded panel? "

Yes. NEC 250.130(C)


"Reason i ask, is i'm trying to wire in one loan receptical...
10-07-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By lectriclee

NEC 250.130(C) does allow me to run a grounding...

NEC 250.130(C) does allow me to run a grounding conductor (green colored or bare) from the breaker panel (ground bar) or the grounding electrode conductor (wire to the ground rod, etc.) and use this...
10-05-07, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,112
Posted By lectriclee

All that #8 For the BOND should be bare.Or at...

All that #8 For the BOND should be bare.Or at least stripped back to bare and mechanicaly connected to the mesh and other metalic parts.

again this BOND will not connect to the GROUND conductor.
10-04-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By lectriclee

I'd vote for separate circuits .

(2- 1 DW,1-Disposal)
1 separate ckt for the counters/kitchen, dinning area.

That spot welder thing.... Try to find one with a mower attachment. Now that would be productive!:)
10-04-07, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By lectriclee

Good news!

You only need to buy a "Goezinta" and a ....

Sorry my silly side came out.

A typical GFCI rec will be fine. You will however need to identify each cable in the box, then each conductor.

The...
10-04-07, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By lectriclee

Question We all forgot to ask.... What and how many rooms...

We all forgot to ask.... What and how many rooms are you heating? 5000 Watts is a fair amount of heat. if more than 1 area, you may want more than 1 control.

So please expand on your request....
10-04-07, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By lectriclee

5000 @240v

Welcome.

=20.83 A- Call it 21 Amps.

You can run 10/2 on a 2 pole 30Amp breaker.
All wireing on this ckt must be 10 gage.

Your plan sounds OK. Any cable must be sized for the breaker (ocpd-...
10-04-07, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,088
Posted By lectriclee

adjustable temp soldering iron?

I think they sell these. That may be the best solution.:wall:
10-04-07, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,088
Posted By lectriclee

ground plate

"Does it matter whether the plate goes above or below the vapour barrier "

If above the vapor barrier, would it be in contact with the earth (ground)?:thinker:

Is there rebar in the footing...
10-04-07, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,505
Posted By lectriclee

Exclamation "I'm a car dealer not an electrician." That...

"I'm a car dealer not an electrician."

That sums it up.

(With all due respect.)

I'm an electrician, not a car dealer.

Some guy went out back and told me "Thats the best I can do". So I...
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