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02-19-07, 06:06 PM
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Posted By hornetd

One and a quater inches from what?

I will not claim that it is required by the letter of the code but I've always guarded any cable that is closer then 1&1/4 inches to the surface of the wall. I think that your idea to use EMT as a...
02-19-07, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By hornetd

Figure out what you need

Don't let Home Depot tell you what you need. The package that Home Depot advertises has a transfer switch assembly that will only transfer the preselected loads that are wired to it. In my...
02-15-07, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,781
Posted By hornetd

JeffL;1126491 Wrote: " hornetd - Thanks for...

JeffL;1126491 Wrote: "
hornetd - Thanks for the model for the interlock. I'll look that up! As for needing a 200amp service panel in the well house... here is what the well house panel services: ...
02-14-07, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,781
Posted By hornetd

Simplify

You could put the breakers for the well and sewage equipment in the feed through panel that will supply the power to the home. You would then only need the transfer interlock for that panel rather...
02-14-07, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By hornetd

Is the house frame or brick? If the brick is...

Is the house frame or brick? If the brick is fascia the you may find that any space behind it is clogged with mortar. If there is a space it would be perfectly OK to use it. It is often a bad idea...
02-14-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,364
Posted By hornetd

You still have choices.

JeffLG1
You can either rewire or replace the RVs distribution panel to one that is configured for 240/120 volt wiring. That is probably somewhat labor intensive but it is electrically straight...
02-14-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,781
Posted By hornetd

Yes I think you followed the thrust of my...

Yes I think you followed the thrust of my suggestions just fine,

ECSBPK03 is the Siemans part number for the interlock kit that will be installed in the well house panel. You will have to buy a...
02-14-07, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By hornetd

It's possible.

If you want the devices all in the same box you will have to buy a multi gang box that takes a three gang plaster or tile ring. The ring will have slots in it to hold a divider plate in place. The...
02-14-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,008
Posted By hornetd

Try to avoid unecessary junctions!

Is there some physical reason that you cannot take the flex all the way to the new switch box? If your changing over to conduit, and both raceways are the same size, a straight through connection is...
02-14-07, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By hornetd

You might do better in a UK group

There is a Usenet newsgroup at free.uk.diy.home that may be of more help then we can be here. The folks there may be able to direct you to a DIY group specifically for UK electrical problems.
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02-13-07, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 41,536
Posted By hornetd

BX is no cure all!

BX must be run the same as NM. You must run it through bored holes, along the sides of the framing, or on running boards. You may not run it across the bottom of the framing at an angle to the...
02-12-07, 11:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,781
Posted By hornetd

I still need the model number

You did not say what model number panel you have. If it is of recent manufacture there may be an interlock kit available for it that prevents the main breaker from being closed at the same time as...
02-12-07, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 41,536
Posted By hornetd

You still have to protect it!

You can run the NM through the crawl space as long as you run it on the side of the framing, through bored holes, or on running boards. What the US National Electric Code does not permit is to run...
02-12-07, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,558
Posted By hornetd

buggdog Wrote: "OK I have two wires coming...

buggdog Wrote:
"OK I have two wires coming into the current switch box...

Wire 1: White, Black, Ground
Wire 2: White, Black, Red, Ground"

buggdog
Do you own an electrical tester? Do you...
02-12-07, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,781
Posted By hornetd

Question Cheaper solution

Now that I Know were the meter is I may be able to help. What brand and model number are the panels in both the well hose and the home? Can you confirm that the meter base is just a meter enclosure...
02-11-07, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,781
Posted By hornetd

I believe he was saying that the generators...

I believe he was saying that the generators receptacle is the NEMA 14-60R. I suspect he is mistaken. It is likely to be 14-50R. At ten thousand watts the generator can carry a 41.69 ampere load. ...
02-11-07, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,338
Posted By hornetd

I have installed Plugmold before and it was 12...

I have installed Plugmold before and it was 12 AWG between fifteen ampere receptacles. It is also available in a multiwire branch circuit configuration. In US practice there is no requirement for...
01-13-07, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By hornetd

I fear you are jumping to conclusions. The code...

I fear you are jumping to conclusions. The code requires that there be a disconnecting means within sight of the equipment to insure the technicians safety by allowing him/her to have immediate...
01-03-07, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By hornetd

It must have a main breaker/s

That panel must have between one and six main breaker/s. If there really isn't any main breaker/s that is a truly dangerous installation. Is there any breaker, fuse pull out, or fused switch at the...
01-03-07, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By hornetd

Is your main electrical panel also the location...

Is your main electrical panel also the location of your first breaker or fuse pull out? In other words is the first place that you can shut off the power without cutting wires or pulling the...
01-01-07, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By hornetd

Thumbs down Color Code madness!

When I was still functioning as a trainee back in the eighties. I was sent to assist a rather taciturn older journeyman on an emergency service call. My employer had the contract to provide...
01-01-07, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,997
Posted By hornetd

Marking colors

The District of Columbia electric code specifies the marking colors brown orange yellow as required for three phase wye connected 480/277 volts and gray for it's neutral. That's fine until you have...
12-29-06, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By hornetd

The circuit ampacity must be enough for the two...

The circuit ampacity must be enough for the two loads plus one quarter of the largest motor. Put another way you take 1.25 times the largest motor and add the rest of the loads to that.

I...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,704
Posted By hornetd

The ring is...

The ring is ridged or red, readable to ground, and it terminates on the right.
Ring, Ridged, Red, Readable, Right.

I for one would love to see a picture of your problem child test jack.
12-29-06, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,790
Posted By hornetd

Watch your wire count.

If the box were the existing switch is now is single gang then you are likely to go over it's allowable wire capacity unless it is a deep plastic box. What size is the present box? How many wires...
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