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09-27-07, 10:15 PM
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Posted By ddr

Great Scott! I think you mean 1.21 gigawatts......

Great Scott! I think you mean 1.21 gigawatts... ;)

IslandGirl: Without supporting either side of the "to rent or not to rent" question, let me just say this: electrical work is one of, if not...
09-23-07, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,671
Posted By ddr

note for bob22/ question for HotinOKC

bob22: racraft beat me to it, but since I already wrote this out:

While you are correct that the hot is always switched, the hot feed should go through the switch BEFORE connecting to the lights....
09-17-07, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,680
Posted By ddr

I've had to wire nut 4 or 5 #12 wires (grounding...

I've had to wire nut 4 or 5 #12 wires (grounding wires usually) and it's definitely not fun. I've seen these push-in connectors in the store, but always think of the problems with back-stab wired...
09-14-07, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,089
Posted By ddr

Just out of curiosity: Why are manufacturers of...

Just out of curiosity: Why are manufacturers of devices such as the water heater mentioned here allowed to use white sheathing for hot wires?
09-08-07, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By ddr

I think Speedy Petey's spider-sense starts to...

I think Speedy Petey's spider-sense starts to tingle whenever someone posts that they've gotten advice at Home Depot, just like racraft's alerts him whenever someone posts that they don't know which...
08-22-07, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By ddr

Thanks for the info; looks like I'll be making my...

Thanks for the info; looks like I'll be making my own holes. Now here's a question I think I already know the answer to:

Can the bar be mounted to the inside bottom of the panel where it would be...
08-22-07, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,148
Posted By ddr

Thanks for all the input folks, clears things up...

Thanks for all the input folks, clears things up a lot. (Except for why they don't put some extra neutral holes in there in the first place!) ;)
08-22-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By ddr

neutral/ground space (again)

Iíve got a problem with space for neutrals and grounding wires:

Neutrals:
Iím reworking the layout in my Challenger panel, which has a 12/20 breaker capacity. The layout I was hoping for was...
08-22-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,148
Posted By ddr

reason for one neutral per bus bar hole?

I know that the rule is one neutral wire per bus bar hole, even if that panel allows more than one grounding wire per hole on the same bar. This is obviously a safety issue, but was wondering what...
08-15-07, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,523
Posted By ddr

Like the others said, the NEC doesnít have an...

Like the others said, the NEC doesnít have an issue with it , but your local code might. New York City code has added a subsection (7) to 358.12 that prohibits the use of EMT ďFor underground or...
08-12-07, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By ddr

Other than the load they put on a circuit, I...

Other than the load they put on a circuit, I donít think there is a limit as to the number of recessed lights you can have (the pros can say for sure).

As far as amperage is concerned (assuming...
08-01-07, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,663
Posted By ddr

Just to add to what racraft said, there are three...

Just to add to what racraft said, there are three main components with FiOS: the Optical Network Terminal (ONT), the ONT Power Supply (OPSU), and the Battery Backup Unit (BBU). According to the...
07-28-07, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By ddr

Pendragon beat me to it, but since I typed it out...

Pendragon beat me to it, but since I typed it out already:

It is important to keep polarity correct with certain devices, which is why many have "polarized" plugs, where one blade is wider than...
07-28-07, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By ddr

As to what nap said about Cutler-Hammer, I know...

As to what nap said about Cutler-Hammer, I know they have a downloadable UL classified page for their replacements for Challanger and Westinghouse breakers. I believe they have one for other breakers...
07-28-07, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,736
Posted By ddr

breaker sizes for Challenger main panel

Sorry in advance for the long post but everything below deals with this post and another post I'm going to list.

I need some advice on the use of breaker space/type of breakers with my old...
07-27-07, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By ddr

I'm not sure about the main FIOS lines, but the...

I'm not sure about the main FIOS lines, but the ones run to a customer's home are about 3/8" x 1/4" -- but thats all jacket for protection and support. The fiber line itself (with its own...
07-26-07, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,518
Posted By ddr

walks, Sorry about giving you the wrong info...

walks,

Sorry about giving you the wrong info about NM cable feeding to an exterior j-box. That's why I tell people to wait for the pros to check in unless I'm absolutely sure about something.
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07-25-07, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,518
Posted By ddr

walks, The pros will have to confirm...

walks,

The pros will have to confirm anything and everything I say below, but you have a couple of issues to contend with:

First, having 4 12/2 cables coming in and being spliced to outgoing...
07-20-07, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,518
Posted By ddr

I would definitely use 3/4" EMT for 9 wires. Even...

I would definitely use 3/4" EMT for 9 wires. Even though code allows 9 #12 wires in 1/2" EMT, it is the maximum allowed and, as you said, a tight fit. Using the 3/4" will give you some breathing...
07-09-07, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By ddr

Sorry, I didn't know that (thanks for the info...

Sorry, I didn't know that (thanks for the info MAC702).
07-08-07, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By ddr

A 120V device can max out the AMPERAGE of a 120V...

A 120V device can max out the AMPERAGE of a 120V circuit, not the VOLTAGE; if it requires 120V, use a 120V circuit; if it requires 240V, then you need a 240V circuit. (I don't think the device itself...
07-05-07, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,554
Posted By ddr

John was reminding you that no circuit protected...

John was reminding you that no circuit protected by a 20A breaker may have any #14 (14 AWG or gauge such as 14/2 or 14/3) in it; #14 may only be used for circuits protected by a 15A breaker. Since...
06-26-07, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By ddr

Aside from quality of materials, are there any...

Aside from quality of materials, are there any particular designs/features to look for in a panel (or ones to avoid)?
06-19-07, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,548
Posted By ddr

re: tabs and series/parallel wiring

JFS,

Okay, Iím back. I promise to keep this one short(er)...

Regarding your question about tabs and parallel/series wiring:


TABS
The tabs are an essential part of wiring as they are the...
06-19-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,548
Posted By ddr

JFS321, This is backtracking a bit back to...

JFS321,

This is backtracking a bit back to the whole "how does a neutral get overloaded" thing. It's long, but hopefully it will help you understand some of the basics -- I hope it doesn't confuse...
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