Search: Posts Made By: Auger01
Showing results 1 to 25 of 118
Search took 0.02 seconds.
12-04-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,242
Posted By Auger01

I don't follow you. If he does unbond the...

I don't follow you.

If he does unbond the generator, he needs to forget about an external ground rod because the generator is already grounded via the ground wire in the cable.

If he doesn't...
12-04-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,242
Posted By Auger01

Casual Joe: That QO2DI would be for the...

Casual Joe:

That QO2DI would be for the subpanel, assuming he has the circuits that he wants to power located in the sub. If not, relocating the feed from the inlet to the main and using the parts...
12-04-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,242
Posted By Auger01

You need two things to make this a compliant...

You need two things to make this a compliant install:

ONE: Square D interlock attachment part # QO2DTI

It is 18.71 bucks at zoro.com. Put a 60 amp breaker in the sub and connect it to the wires...
03-27-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By Auger01

How much is that reliance transfer switch? Over...

How much is that reliance transfer switch? Over 350?

This is a cheaper option with room to up the input power:

GE 200 Amp 240-Volt Non-Fused Emergency Power Transfer Switch-TC10324R at The Home...
03-24-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By Auger01

Permit is in the window, it passed rought in and...

Permit is in the window, it passed rought in and yes I am still scratching my head how it passed.
03-24-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By Auger01

I bought the right lugs for the EC. He is not...

I bought the right lugs for the EC. He is not taking the hint. I just wanted to make sure I had my ducks in a row before I call him out on his hackery.

I guess I won't even mention since the...
03-24-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By Auger01

Im not sure what the rating is. I think it was...

Im not sure what the rating is. I think it was converted from a main breaker panel. Where would I find the label?
03-24-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By Auger01

What is 4/0 AL rated at with 13-15 strands...

What is 4/0 AL rated at with 13-15 strands trimmed off in order to fit in 2/0 lugs?
03-24-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By Auger01

Almost forgot the commercial dish washer.

Almost forgot the commercial dish washer.
03-24-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By Auger01

How bad is this?

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/Auger01/lugs_zpsa44a1ae8.jpg


New 200 amp main lug panel in a church hall remodel. 200 amp service. 200 amp disconnect outside feeding 3 wire 4/0 Al to a...
01-09-14, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,281
Posted By Auger01

With a 15k budget to power a 1100 sq ft home you...

With a 15k budget to power a 1100 sq ft home you could afford to buy a real generator. I would skip the consumer grade lawn ornaments that pass for generators these days. Taylor power, Gilette or...
01-06-14, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,500
Posted By Auger01

I like the thomas and betts snap and seal f...

I like the thomas and betts snap and seal f terminals. The coax strip and crimp tool for them is the it-1000. The f terminals are different colors for the rg59 or rg6 or rg6 quad sheild.
12-10-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,224
Posted By Auger01

If you have oil or gas heat you could wire in a...

If you have oil or gas heat you could wire in a small generator to run the blower on the furnace and have heat as per normal. Other option would be kerosene heaters and fireplace. Last option would...
11-11-13, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,802
Posted By Auger01

1. From a code perspective the GFCI has no...

1. From a code perspective the GFCI has no bearing on the issue. From a practical standpoint, if there are GFCI's on the generator itself, a circuit bonded at the panel and generator will cause to...
11-10-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,802
Posted By Auger01

Highlt, I am not familiar with that particular...

Highlt, I am not familiar with that particular band, but most portable generators bond the neutral to ground via a small jumper wire on one of the receptacles. Look for an extra wire between the...
05-11-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,047
Posted By Auger01

The op knows he is losing voltage, but he doesn't...

The op knows he is losing voltage, but he doesn't know where. It could just be due to the length of the circuit, OR it could be a breaker going bad or a loose connection somewhere.

I think the...
05-11-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 23,102
Posted By Auger01

Best (cheapest) way to use that winch as...

Best (cheapest) way to use that winch as described would be to hook it up to a battery and use a charger to keep the battery charged. It is cheaper still if you already have those things in your...
05-11-13, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,047
Posted By Auger01

What is the voltage ahead of the breaker under...

What is the voltage ahead of the breaker under load?

If the breaker is dropping 10 volts then it is due for replacement.
05-09-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,537
Posted By Auger01

Swapping the guts out of a panel is not a big...

Swapping the guts out of a panel is not a big deal. It is done all the time to upgrade wiring. I wouldnt worry about it, because it means you a getting newer stuff at no extra charge.

The...
04-11-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By Auger01

The solution to your problem is simple really. Do...

The solution to your problem is simple really. Do a load calc to determine what the minimum size gen you need with an ATS. If the load calc is greater than 9kw either install a larger generator,...
03-18-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,518
Posted By Auger01

You would really have to try hard to burn up a...

You would really have to try hard to burn up a neutral with 2000 watts.
03-18-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,518
Posted By Auger01

It is possibile to do what you want, but there...

It is possibile to do what you want, but there are a few things thats need to be done first. Trun off all 240v loads. Do you have any Multi wire branch circuits? If you do, they shouldn't be used....
03-10-13, 08:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,507
Posted By Auger01

You are going to need six guage cable to use the...

You are going to need six guage cable to use the 50 amp outlet. 10 guage is too small. Since the 50 amp outlet is not GFI protected, I would Just hook everyting up normally. It will work with the two...
03-08-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,507
Posted By Auger01

If you are going to do it wrong, at least save...

If you are going to do it wrong, at least save some money. Use a 6-50 (three wire) cord and plugs.
03-07-13, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,507
Posted By Auger01

There are only a few ways to do this right. One...

There are only a few ways to do this right. One way is to have the transfer switch switch the neutral and leave the generator neutral bonded to ground. Another way is to not switch the neutral at the...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 118
 


 
Forum Jump