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03-24-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By bahtah

Long service run

At 1320 ft even at 480V you would need something in the area of 250KCM copper for a 100amp load. You stated you wanted a 200amp service. Over the years I have done several services for communication...
03-20-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By bahtah

Long Run to Driveway Gate

Figuring the cost of trenching, conduit and wire I would consider a Solar Powered Gate operator. They are common and you could probably get some solar lighting that may tie into the same system.
03-18-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By bahtah

Convection Range

That would be when we get all thoses service calls around Thanksgiving. Not sure why the code allows the deration for a range but not a wall mount oven as in Table note-4. I assume they figured there...
03-18-15, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By bahtah

Convection Range

Table 220.55 shows a demand of 8 KW for a range not exceeding 12KW. If the range exceeds 12KW then you have to add 5% to the demad for every KW or major fraction it is over 12KW. 13.8 would be 1.8KW...
02-03-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By bahtah

Three-Way

Try connecting the circuit through from the house to the garage without a switch. Install an X10 switch at the house and garage to control the light from either location.
10-07-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,327
Posted By bahtah

Narrow Panel

Eaton makes at column mount panelboard that is 225A 42-Cir 120/240 1ph3w, either MLO or MCB. It is 81" High x 8.63 Wide x 6.0 Deep. This would not be a load-center and the breakers would be more...
10-05-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By bahtah

Cam-Loc

Cam-Loc connectors are designed to be mounted through metal as they are protected by their insulation. The NEC 300.20(B) requires a slot to cut between each phase hole passing through metal with...
07-26-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By bahtah

RV Recept

The 30amp receptacle requires a 30amp breaker. Table 210.21(B)Because the 30 Amp Receptacle would allow a load that exceeds the ampere rating of the branch circuit (Breaker Rating), the installation...
07-18-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By bahtah

bigboypete I have no issue with a properly...

bigboypete

I have no issue with a properly installed MWBC however in dwellings where they are installed for multiple receptacles I have seen many cases where the unknowing homeowner trying to do...
07-17-14, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By bahtah

Odd Wiring???

If you have a 20/2 breaker, you have a multi-wire branch circuit. There are advantages and disadvantages to these circuits. Devices must be installed using pig-tails so the neutral will not be opened...
07-17-14, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,887
Posted By bahtah

Feeder

310.15B(7)(2) cannot be used for a dwelling feeder where the feeder does not carry the entire dwelling load. That being said, unless your feeder will be operating at a very high demand I don't see a...
07-08-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By bahtah

Amp Questiion

The total current in Parallel will be the sum of the current in each Parallel branch.
06-27-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By bahtah

Sharkbite Fittings

I know that Sharkbite Fittings are listed for use in walls without access panels and also for underground use. I have some exposed 3/4" copper on the outside of my home that goes to my water...
06-25-14, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By bahtah

GFCI Problem

If you have a dining room between your kitchen and the panel, check to see if the receptacle in the dining room is on that circuit. Kitchen requires two Small Appliance circuits but that can include...
06-05-14, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By bahtah

Sam, thanks for the info. Ill get the 3/4". Do...

Sam, thanks for the info. Ill get the 3/4". Do you think the 1/4" crown is enough width?
06-05-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By bahtah

Underlayment Staples

I have a 3/4" thick subfloor and want to install 1/4" ply as an underlayment. Following the stapling patters of 2" around the room and 4" spacing in the field would 1" staples with a 1/4" crown be...
06-03-14, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By bahtah

Custom wood device needed

You can give these guys a try, they will make custom plates so maybe they can recess the back of the plate where needed. WoodWallPlates.com - Wood Switch Plates - Atkison Electric...
06-02-14, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,298
Posted By bahtah

Flag Pole Light

Go on Amazon and type Solar Flag Pole Light. There are several options that should work for you.
05-30-14, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By bahtah

Pump Wiring

If you are installing the conductors from the well head to the pump (150ft), don't forget to install cable guards to keep the discharge piping from hitting the conductors when the pump starts. The...
05-29-14, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,602
Posted By bahtah

Moped Wiring

It would appear that the brake light is powered from the ignition circuit from the magneto the resistor remains in the circuit to allow the engine to continue to run if the bulb burns out. Here is a...
05-07-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,447
Posted By bahtah

Boat House

Your house is 120/240 Single-Phase 3-Wire as ray explained. The voltage-drop is less when you split the 120V loads using each hot with the common neutral. As an example you have two boat lifts at 12...
05-07-14, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By bahtah

SUB Pump

Seems like you have what you need, as CasuaJoe mentioned earlier, your pump company will have control panels and should provide you with the best option for your application. Since the motor circuit...
05-07-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,447
Posted By bahtah

Boat House

When you mention 240V, you are really running two 120V legs to the panel so as mentioned twice the power. You don't really operate anything on 240V by itself.
At 120V with 30amps at 160ft your volt...
05-07-14, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By bahtah

GFCI Tripping

In addition you may want to try plugging in what ever your using when the GFCI trips to another GFCI on another circuit. Sometime the GFCI is actually working and the problem could be a intermittent...
05-06-14, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By bahtah

Sub Pump

Was this pump operated using a 125KW Genset? From what I can find it is a little undersized for a 60HP 480V 3ph pump. Looking at Franklin Pumps they list a 175KW as the minimum size genset for their...
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