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05-24-07, 06:20 AM
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Posted By Powerjockey3

Thanks for the quick reply......Why does...

Thanks for the quick reply......Why does connecting the neutral and equ. ground systems at the outlets cause a dangerous situation?....Thanks Bill
05-24-07, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By Powerjockey3

Equipment grounds @ 2-wire outlets.

I have a 50's ranch home with older 2-wire cloth insulated wiring and ungrounded 3-prong outlets installed by a renovator prior to my purchase. I want to provide an equipment ground at the outlets...
05-19-07, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Powerjockey3

Working space at panel

I have an electrical sub-panel located in the wall in the laundry room and the water heater is right next to it. Surely there are code working space requirement at panels or panel distance required...
12-07-06, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By Powerjockey3

Plumbing Bond

New construction detached garage with 100 A sub panel off Main House 200A system. #2 Copper w/ ground from the house present , ground rod at the garage present....Do I need a plumbing bond at the...
12-04-06, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,673
Posted By Powerjockey3

Testing system prior to drywall

Friends, I finshed rugh in electrical for my new constr. detached garage and insulation and drywall is scheduled for next week. I had intended on installing all my switches and outlets prior to...
11-21-06, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By Powerjockey3

Panel Height

I broached this subject in reference to an interior detached garage panel earlier and it sounds like there is a maximum height of the main disconnect but not a minimum height off the slab. What...
11-20-06, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By Powerjockey3

Rouh-in permit recieved. Thanks for the input. ...

Rouh-in permit recieved. Thanks for the input. Off to get some wire nuts and outlets...
11-18-06, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By Powerjockey3

Is there any limitation on how low?.

Is there any limitation on how low?.
11-17-06, 07:12 PM
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Views: 1,502
Posted By Powerjockey3

Good info all around. These terminals are...

Good info all around. These terminals are islated from the box and the screw will be needed on Ground bus. What height above the floor is the panel supposed to be maounted in a detached garage?
11-16-06, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By Powerjockey3

Rough Inspection- Panel

I am preparing my detatched garage electrical panel for rough in inspection and wanted a check from the community. Some stats: The house service is 200 A, 2/4 copper in 1 1/2" conduit to garage...
11-13-06, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By Powerjockey3

Looks like 2 cat 5's + coax is the answer...thanks

Looks like 2 cat 5's + coax is the answer...thanks
11-13-06, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By Powerjockey3

Low Voltage Again

My (new const.) detached garage will have a telephone land line, fax line, and computer network connection. The feeds to the garage will be comming from the main house via underground 1" conduit. I...
11-10-06, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By Powerjockey3

Excellent.

Excellent.
11-10-06, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By Powerjockey3

Lighting Calc

Making sure I understand this correctely; for a 20 Amp 120 v ciruit.

20Ax120V=2400 VA(Watts)
2400VAx.8= 1920 VA(Watts) Allowable

So you could have 32- 60 Watt light bulbs on one 20 Amp...
11-10-06, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By Powerjockey3

No gas. I guess I am missing something. Is...

No gas. I guess I am missing something. Is there something wrong with a 60 A breaker protecting 4/2 wiring to (2) 40 A breakers in a local disconnect panel servicing an appliance with max. amperage...
11-08-06, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By Powerjockey3

Excellent. Thank you.

Excellent. Thank you.
11-07-06, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By Powerjockey3

Low Voltage

I will be running telephone, alarm, cat 5, coaxial, and speaker wire as part of my garage project. I have a good bit of experience with 110v and 220v but have never pulled low voltage (LV) and have...
11-07-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,639
Posted By Powerjockey3

Great. I have no scuttle and will not be having...

Great. I have no scuttle and will not be having any junction boxes in this space.....Bill
11-07-06, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By Powerjockey3

The model I have came with a local disconnect...

The model I have came with a local disconnect breaker box with two 40 Amp 220v breakers. I am running 4/2 to the disconnect box with a 60 Amp breaker (per instructions) in the sub-panel protecting...
11-07-06, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,639
Posted By Powerjockey3

Attic wiring

Well I am up to the 2nd level with my garage wiring rough in. My attic above the 2nd will be an unaccessable space. Can I run wiring through the attic and staple to the top of the ceiling joists or...
11-07-06, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By Powerjockey3

Actually my garge sub-panel is 100 Amp. The Max...

Actually my garge sub-panel is 100 Amp. The Max amp draw from the water heater is 55 Amps when both heaters are in operation @ max. This heater has contrals as well and I will never have these...
11-05-06, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By Powerjockey3

Yes, 4/2 with w/ black tape relabeling the white...

Yes, 4/2 with w/ black tape relabeling the white wire was my plan as well. racraft- This actually is a detached garage but the water heater is off the garage sub-panel not the main house panel. ...
11-03-06, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By Powerjockey3

Electric Tankless water heater

I am installing an electric tankless water heater as part of my garage project. The installation instructions (my wife made me read them) say the unit has two elements each requiring 40 Amp double...
11-02-06, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By Powerjockey3

Garage Sub-Panel (again)

I am installing a 100 Amp sub-panel off my 200 Amp main service at a detached garage. I ran #2 copper 3-wire with ground in 1 1/2 PVC conduit planning to isolate my neutrals and grounds in the...
03-21-06, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,433
Posted By Powerjockey3

Wow. Awesomw answer....I actually was talking...

Wow. Awesomw answer....I actually was talking about the wiring from the condeser to the exterior located disconnect. Does this change the answer?
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