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07-30-08, 08:20 AM
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Posted By burkej62

Thanks guys the PEX looks very cheap and it will...

Thanks guys the PEX looks very cheap and it will be buried well
07-29-08, 11:43 AM
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Posted By burkej62

Running out door water line

Hello, I'm planning to install an outdoor faucet at my lake front, which is 150 ft , down a decent slope. The faucet will be unused and drained in the winter time, I was planning on tapping close to...
07-27-08, 04:10 PM
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Posted By burkej62

The lights are 12 volt, 50 watt. The lights start...

The lights are 12 volt, 50 watt. The lights start about 3 ft from my transformer and run about 150 ft down to my lake front. The transformer has two seperate circuits, each 450 watts capacity.
07-27-08, 10:13 AM
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Posted By burkej62

Well that is a little disheartening . Thanks you...

Well that is a little disheartening . Thanks you fellas for your knowledgeable input. I used 12 gauge wire . I suppose it won't be too much trouble to get a little more wire and split the string in...
07-26-08, 01:35 PM
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Posted By burkej62

850 watts total ...............

850 watts total ...............
07-26-08, 08:22 AM
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Posted By burkej62

Low Voltage transformer question

Hello, I put some low voltage lights down my lake front and bought a Malibu "power pack" transformer , unfortunately I didn't realize until I opened it that it is a two channel. I ran one line for my...
05-05-08, 03:59 PM
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Views: 1,617
Posted By burkej62

150 amp sub panel question

I'm installing a 150 amp subpanel, right next to my existing service . I know I need a 4 wire feed and another ground rod but what size wire is used for a 150 amp sub? I'd like to use aluminum ....
02-01-08, 06:50 PM
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Posted By burkej62

The perfect option would be to pull new romex ....

The perfect option would be to pull new romex . Some houses are easy, others are a night mare.
02-01-08, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,825
Posted By burkej62

That would Your thermostat is gonna die...

That would

Your thermostat is gonna die alot quicker but theres nothing really unsafe going on ... Stupid yes but unsafe no
01-31-08, 01:52 PM
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Posted By burkej62

I really think you should stop touching random...

I really think you should stop touching random wires together
01-31-08, 01:49 PM
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Posted By burkej62

nope. Needs to be UL listed

nope. Needs to be UL listed
01-29-08, 07:53 PM
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Posted By burkej62

trust me, your ok.

trust me, your ok.
01-29-08, 07:47 PM
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Posted By burkej62

It's not Al it's tinned copper.

It's not Al it's tinned copper.
01-29-08, 04:50 PM
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Posted By burkej62

Wonder how he fared out....

Wonder how he fared out....
01-29-08, 04:41 PM
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Posted By burkej62

And I bet the inspectors final say will be...

And I bet the inspectors final say will be something along the lines of "You can NOT modify a UL listed device not ment to be modified"

Then he will fail you.
01-28-08, 05:34 PM
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Posted By burkej62

Check all your connections make sure they are...

Check all your connections make sure they are tight ... Especially backstabs. they suck
01-27-08, 08:17 PM
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Views: 946
Posted By burkej62

Running the wire is the hardest part. Your best...

Running the wire is the hardest part. Your best bet is to follow the old wire as much as you can from the basement. Working in the panel is extremely dangerous but pretty straight forward . Perhaps...
01-27-08, 07:22 PM
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Views: 2,318
Posted By burkej62

Your description is a little confusing but from...

Your description is a little confusing but from what i understand the mounting bar aint fitting. Your new fixture should have came with one of its own that will fit. Some are adjustable if you look...
01-27-08, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,850
Posted By burkej62

There may be a better cover but if not get the...

There may be a better cover but if not get the plastic push in plugs and use em everywhere. I was a bugger whne young with bobby pins and receptacles :D
01-27-08, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,960
Posted By burkej62

I use ideal wing wire nuts. The issue most...

I use ideal wing wire nuts.

The issue most likely stems from the fact that it is stranded to solid and does take some experience to properly terminate. I usually trim my solid wire about 1/4" and...
01-27-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By burkej62

Ok, question A- if the wiring in the attic is...

Ok, question A- if the wiring in the attic is stapled to the joists it needs to have furring strips protecting it on both sides. Check it out .

B- Could you not go up from the basement with the...
01-27-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By burkej62

What kind of idiots would refuse to cover you...

What kind of idiots would refuse to cover you without giving a specific reason? Are you being truthful? Did perhaps one of their electricians see something in the attic not done to code and you just...
01-27-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By burkej62

LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL That is a very bad...

LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL



That is a very bad thing to do, it is no longer UL listed nor safe. We definatley aren't going to help you do something unsafe and against code.
01-27-08, 12:42 PM
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Views: 12,669
Posted By burkej62

The ground wire is probably wrapped around the...

The ground wire is probably wrapped around the wire then clamped in place by the romex connector. It was common back then . I'd leave it and install self grounders.
01-26-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By burkej62

I think you should give up and try my directions....

I think you should give up and try my directions.

You've all ready eliminated one wire as the common, now try the other two.

Don't forget to check the bulb !
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