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12-30-10, 11:24 AM
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Posted By tacticaltal

Things to consider are: *Are you doing any...

Things to consider are:

*Are you doing any remodeling?

*Will you be adding kitchen, bath, laundry room appliances (things which will add more power to your existing wiring.

*How big of a...
12-29-10, 05:26 PM
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Posted By tacticaltal

With a 60 amp breaker from the main to a 100a...

With a 60 amp breaker from the main to a 100a subpanel, can't he just use 6AWG, or does the subpanel rating of 100A require 2AWG??

ALSO, which temp rating should he be using: 60C, 75C, or 90C?
12-28-10, 04:21 PM
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Views: 857
Posted By tacticaltal

another way to say it: R= EČ/P

another way to say it:
R= EČ/P
12-28-10, 04:18 PM
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Posted By tacticaltal

R = V squared / power, so I think 136 ohm?

R = V squared / power, so I think 136 ohm?
12-28-10, 12:55 PM
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Views: 5,799
Posted By tacticaltal

Well, I posted that link, but upon further...

Well, I posted that link, but upon further review, I see the following, which seems contradictory:

Product Description
From the Manufacturer
4-wire range cords are 10 feet in length and are 50...
12-28-10, 10:43 AM
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Views: 5,799
Posted By tacticaltal

yep, looks like they come in at least 10' ...

yep, looks like they come in at least 10'
Amazon.com: PETRA 90-2088 4-Wire Range Cord, 10-Foot, 50 A: Home Improvement (http://www.amazon.com/PETRA-90-2088-4-Wire-Range-10-Foot/dp/B0014KQ65I)
12-28-10, 10:38 AM
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Views: 5,799
Posted By tacticaltal

They are saying to buy a longer range cord? That...

They are saying to buy a longer range cord? That should be no problem at all if they're sold in different lengths. I don't see any problem with heat buildup.
12-26-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By tacticaltal

You need to be more specific. What are you trying...

You need to be more specific. What are you trying to do? Are you talking about adding fixtures/receptacles to the attic? Or, are you talking about adding circuits to existing jboxes?

What's your...
12-23-10, 10:46 PM
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Views: 56,634
Posted By tacticaltal

Ray, it sounds like you don't think there should...

Ray, it sounds like you don't think there should be any fuses above 15 amps in an old fuse box. I have no experience w/ fuse boxes, but couldn't there be 20 and 30 amp (and even higher) fuses for...
12-23-10, 10:32 PM
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Views: 1,848
Posted By tacticaltal

Here's my attempt at explaining the neutral....

Here's my attempt at explaining the neutral. please pardon my artistry.


http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg201/tacticaltal/neutral.jpg

Here's a transformer, like the one coming from your...
12-23-10, 11:49 AM
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Views: 13,436
Posted By tacticaltal

did you measure the voltage across this 110v...

did you measure the voltage across this 110v outlet? If it's 110v, then 2 wires would be all that you need (both may be black from dirt and age making them appear hot. If the pump is 220, you'd have...
12-23-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By tacticaltal

Am I reading this on the correct scale right? It...

Am I reading this on the correct scale right? It looks like either 150v or 350v if reading the red scale

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg201/tacticaltal/fullpower.jpg
12-23-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,516
Posted By tacticaltal

removed quoting of entire post

Thank you, Danny. Knowledge of little things like this are very meaningful. I appreciate the time you took in finding this for me.
12-22-10, 05:36 PM
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Views: 5,516
Posted By tacticaltal

:D you're right, and once again, I'm wrong!...

:D

you're right, and once again, I'm wrong! But only because I called it an "old work" box. These thingies come for new work as well, and that would be where I'd have a choice.

So, does the...
12-22-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 30,885
Posted By tacticaltal

check for voltage on the breaker, as Danny...

check for voltage on the breaker, as Danny suggested. Also turn off, and then back on, as ibpooks said (the breaker handle sometimes goes off half way).

If you need to replace the breaker, shut...
12-22-10, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,516
Posted By tacticaltal

lol, yes I have a choice. I could remove it...

lol, yes I have a choice. I could remove it completely, and staple the cable to a joist within a 6" of the box.

The delimma I have here is that either way it seems like damage to the cable could...
12-22-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By tacticaltal

What type of volmeter are you using (analog,...

What type of volmeter are you using (analog, digital, test light, etc.)? It should be set to read AC voltage.

Can you describe the voltmeter, or show a pic of it, or a link to the model?
12-22-10, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By tacticaltal

Must be something to do with the receptacle...

Must be something to do with the receptacle because he said when he removed it, and checked for voltage across the individual wires, there was "full current" (meaning full voltage: I assume 110V).
12-22-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,516
Posted By tacticaltal

Old Work Boxes Plastic

Do you guys completely remove the tabs on these boxes for the Romex, or do you let the tabs hold the cable in place?

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg201/tacticaltal/oldworkbox.jpg
12-22-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By tacticaltal

Are these GFCI receptacles; they would have a...

Are these GFCI receptacles; they would have a TEST and RESET button on them? If so, check to make sure they are not tripped. You may also have GFCIs in you kitchen, basement, and any outdoor...
12-22-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By tacticaltal

ohhhhhhhhhhh what's a chase? :o

ohhhhhhhhhhh what's a chase? :o
12-22-10, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,385
Posted By tacticaltal

Not sure that you can alter GFCI receptacles to...

Not sure that you can alter GFCI receptacles to be split-wired.
12-22-10, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By tacticaltal

Several points in the above. 1st). You say...

Several points in the above.

1st). You say that "The hot leading to the broken wall socket was attacked to the black... and so was the neutral leading to the wall socket so that wasn't hard to...
12-21-10, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,385
Posted By tacticaltal

Both outlets in a duplex receptacle are connected...

Both outlets in a duplex receptacle are connected together, internally, so you don't have to run two hots and two neutrals. This is, of course, true only if the metal tab between the hot...
12-20-10, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By tacticaltal

Ray, I would imagine that many ECs would...

Ray,

I would imagine that many ECs would refuse this type of work (just hooking it up) due to insurance liability issues. Your case aside, I could imagine many handymen running cable and, in the...
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