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02-14-10, 03:59 PM
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Posted By rockin_rick

electric radiant floor heat wiring

In my one-family dwelling, I would like to install a thermostatically controlled, heated wire electric radiant floor heat system under some tile in a 56 sq. ft. sunroom/mudroom. The 120V system...
10-12-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,020
Posted By rockin_rick

A/C Disconnect install

Hi - I'm installing a fusible A/C disconnect (Eaton / Cutler-Hammer DPF221RP) on the outside of my house where exposed to direct precipitation. This is being done (while I am rewiring the rest of...
08-26-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,198
Posted By rockin_rick

Thank you. It is appreciated. Rick

Thank you. It is appreciated.

Rick
08-25-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,198
Posted By rockin_rick

what does 334.30(C) pertain to?

(per 2002 NEC) 334.30(C) - Wiring Device Without a Separate Outlet Box. A wiring device identified for the use, without a separate outlet box, incorporating an integral cable clamp shall be...
08-10-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By rockin_rick

Thanks for all the input - apparently there is no...

Thanks for all the input - apparently there is no standard and is common either way.




lol :D

Thanks,
Rick
08-09-09, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By rockin_rick

switch placement convention

I am installing two light switches next to the door leading outside. One will control the outside door light, while the other will control the inside room light. I realize that this is not code...
04-26-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,110
Posted By rockin_rick

To clarify, it may only pass through the duct...

To clarify, it may only pass through the duct perpendicular to the long dimension of the duct.

Rick
04-26-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,425
Posted By rockin_rick

There is no reason that you can't use 12AWG on a...

There is no reason that you can't use 12AWG on a 15A circuit. There are situations that would actully require 12AWG on a 15A circuit, say derating due to high ambeint temperatures or bundling. My...
01-23-09, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By rockin_rick

Thank you. It is appreciated. Rick

Thank you. It is appreciated.

Rick
01-22-09, 09:43 PM
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Views: 833
Posted By rockin_rick

Snap switch for main control of outdoor receptacles?

I am considering using a couple of 'normal' 'light' (snap?) switches to turn on and off two outdoor receptacles. Specifically, the power would run from a 20A GFCI breaker to the 20A switches in a...
11-16-08, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,731
Posted By rockin_rick

Thanks everyone for your input! Rick

Thanks everyone for your input!

Rick
11-14-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,731
Posted By rockin_rick

bonding bushing required on NM clamp on panel?

Do I need to use a bonding bushing on a 1/2" NM clamp on my service panel where it goes through a partially knocked out (just the 1/2 out) 3/4" concentric knockout? Specifically, it's a Square D...
10-11-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,461
Posted By rockin_rick

I just checked the handy boxes available locally...

I just checked the handy boxes available locally at big box and they are listed as 11.5 cu in. So I could fit in a device with 12 AWG in (only). Perhaps these handy boxes are bigger than yours?
...
10-08-08, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,461
Posted By rockin_rick

I had read this and perhaps I misinterpreted this...

I had read this and perhaps I misinterpreted this as meaning that the entire surface of the concrete block basement wall that is underground would be considered a wet location, and thus the box...
10-08-08, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,117
Posted By rockin_rick

EMT rain/water tight fittings

I would like to run EMT on the outside of my house for some security lighting between surface mounted weatherproof aluminum boxes. Are the compression fittings found at big box stores acceptable for...
10-08-08, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,250
Posted By rockin_rick

outdoor surface mount receptacle box

How do you mount the 'typical' grey weatherproof aluminum boxes? They don't have mounting holes in the back of them to drive screws, but appear to have two knockouts for screws? (at least the ones...
10-08-08, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,461
Posted By rockin_rick

receptacle boxes on basement concrete wall

I need to mount some receptacle boxes on my concrete wall in my basement. These will be below grade, so I think that this is considered a wet location. What are my options? Can I:

1) Use a...
09-29-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,658
Posted By rockin_rick

Thanks for the confirmation, I'm going to go with...

Thanks for the confirmation, I'm going to go with the 90. The garage will also be used for woodworking, so there will be extra loads.

Thanks,
Rick
09-29-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By rockin_rick

Thanks for the quick reply! Rick

Thanks for the quick reply!

Rick
09-29-08, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By rockin_rick

air compressor in garage - GFI required?

I've got a large workbench (say 15' long, ~42" high, and about 30" deep) in my garage along one wall and it dies into the side wall at the corner. I'd like to put a 110V horizontal style wheeled air...
09-29-08, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,658
Posted By rockin_rick

subpanel - 4AWG = 90A breaker?

Short version -

Feeder for non-service rated panel in detached garage - can I use a 90A breaker for 4AWG CU THWN-2 through conduit with 3 current carrying conductors and no derating required with...
09-29-08, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By rockin_rick

Do kitchen recep. need to be 20A rated?

Do any or all of the duplex receptacles on a small appliance circuit (kitchen, kitchen countertop, dining room) need to be 20A rated, or can they be 15A rated (while the circuit breaker is a 20A and...
09-27-08, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By rockin_rick

What Rick is getting at is your answer is...

What Rick is getting at is your answer is different depending on how the light and switch are wired. If power comes into the switch and then out to the light, you are golden. If it comes into the...
09-27-08, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,272
Posted By rockin_rick

Receptacle height is not code regulated - any...

Receptacle height is not code regulated - any height is permissible. The 12 foot spacing is only in regards to wall space - any point along the wall must be within 6 foot of a receptacle (hence 12...
09-27-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By rockin_rick

I'd check with local regulations as my city only...

I'd check with local regulations as my city only allows a max of 2 outlets on a sm. appliance circuit. So for your 6, you'd need at least 3 circuits (in my city).

Good luck,
Rick
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