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01-16-08, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,499
Posted By brewaholic

tamper resistant receptacles ...

tamper resistant receptacles

http://www.smarthome.com/4239tw.html?src=WG1002387


http://www.smarthome.com/includes/showimage2005.asp?img=/images/4239twside2big.gif
01-13-08, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By brewaholic

For you to fry a breaker tells you that you have...

For you to fry a breaker tells you that you have too much of a load on that circuit, or something was loose from the install.

Did you check the hot buss that the breaker snaps into to make sure...
01-10-08, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By brewaholic

if you made your living roughing stick frame...

if you made your living roughing stick frame houses, this is what you'd use

1/2" hole hawg
http://www.mytoolstore.com/milwauke/1675-6.jpg


18" nail eater auger bits...
01-10-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By brewaholic

use a 5/8" spade bit instead ...

use a 5/8" spade bit instead

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21N61HMPNFL._AA160_.jpg

the auger type bits are meant for heavy duty drills or gear reduction type drills
01-07-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By brewaholic

I don't know of one inspector that will allow...

I don't know of one inspector that will allow splicing of multiple hard wires with wire nuts only. 110 goes over splicing as does 250
01-07-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By brewaholic

you alway mechanically twist solid conductors...

you alway mechanically twist solid conductors together 14, 12, 10 awg before using a wire nut. This is known as a mechanical bond. Twist them up, then trim the ends to length for the wire nut.

...
01-07-08, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By brewaholic

you can make manual mechanical splices in the...

you can make manual mechanical splices in the main breaker panel.

Take the same size wire of the circuit and extend it by phyically twisting the two stripped pieces together with a pair of...
01-06-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,054
Posted By brewaholic

according to a listing the Baldor M1510T is a 10...

according to a listing the Baldor M1510T is a 10 hp 3 phase 230 vac 2 speed motor.

Is this what you have??? if so be careful trying to hook up that wiring configuration
01-06-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,363
Posted By brewaholic

I would think it would need it's own circuit,...

I would think it would need it's own circuit, just like the washer is supposed to be on it's own circuit
01-06-08, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,363
Posted By brewaholic

some treadmills can not be hooked up to a gfi...

some treadmills can not be hooked up to a gfi circuit.
Either you need to figure something out, or move the treadmill out of the unfinished basement.

You wouldn't want to put a motor load on a...
01-05-08, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By brewaholic

if this is a mobile home park, the main...

if this is a mobile home park, the main disconnect is outside your home where you plug into the service.

It has a receptacle that is probably rated at 50 amps that matches your cord cap(plug)
...
01-05-08, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,800
Posted By brewaholic

I've seen where the main breaker trips and the...

I've seen where the main breaker trips and the vibration causes the branch circuit breakers to trip.

I'd call your service provider and make sure everything on their end is okay. If all is well on...
01-05-08, 06:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,712
Posted By brewaholic

That's some good food for thought

That's some good food for thought
01-05-08, 05:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By brewaholic

Main Lug Loadcenters Br Type - Top Feed Indoor -...

Main Lug Loadcenters Br Type - Top Feed Indoor - Surface Mount ``Qo`` Style 1 Box 3.81`` Width X 6.72`` Height X 3.00`` Depth Amp Rating=30

Steel enclosure. Single phase, 3 wire, solid neutral, 2...
01-04-08, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,891
Posted By brewaholic

two things you want to check on is the...

two things you want to check on is

the socket itself to make sure the rivets in the shell base (Neutral side of base) are secure, then reach into the base with a bottle/can opener (power off) and...
01-04-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,712
Posted By brewaholic

a lot of the code came from insurance companies...

a lot of the code came from insurance companies not wanting to pay out claims. They lobbied to have laws changed in their favor.
01-03-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By brewaholic

If you only have 1 three wire black/red/white...

If you only have 1 three wire black/red/white hooked to each switch another word 2 switches with one three wire cable on each... There is no neutral wire.

The hot wire and neutral wire is either...
01-03-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,417
Posted By brewaholic

how many amps is you house main breaker panel ...

how many amps is you house main breaker panel

If it is a 30 pole space it is probably 150 amp service 1/0 wire

or is it a 100 amp 12/24 or 20 pole space mb panel

That would tell you the...
01-03-08, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,649
Posted By brewaholic

Do you have any fluorescent lighting in the...

Do you have any fluorescent lighting in the basement?

could this smell be a ballast going bad?

Make sure there is no aluminum to copper wiring mixed together in any of those copper branch...
01-03-08, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By brewaholic

what we use is a 4" round pancake metal box for...

what we use is a 4" round pancake metal box for surface mount


http://www.drillspot.com/pimages/312/31291_300.jpg
01-03-08, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,417
Posted By brewaholic

The pole to meter is about 100', the meter to...

The pole to meter is about 100', the meter to house panel is 2'.

sounds like your meter socket is installed on the house, is this right?
01-02-08, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,306
Posted By brewaholic

He's only getting voltage on one side of the...

He's only getting voltage on one side of the breaker.

I think he means 120 volts to neutral on one side
01-02-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
Posted By brewaholic

you can't stuff 10/2 nmb in 1/2 emt pipe like...

you can't stuff 10/2 nmb in 1/2 emt pipe like that... it has to be single wires with an insulated ground.

you are not supposed to have multiple receptacles on a dedicated 240v circuit.

By the...
01-02-08, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,944
Posted By brewaholic

These big box stores buy in bulk for all their...

These big box stores buy in bulk for all their stores, so if they are buying pallets of 250' 14/2 nmb or 12/2 nmb there is no supply store that can match their price. That also goes for single gang...
01-01-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,332
Posted By brewaholic

I think what Strategery was saying was "If you...

I think what Strategery was saying was "If you were to pull the neutral wire needed to wire this combo, you could always use a gfci switch/outlet combo to make it a gfci compliant circuit"
...
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