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12-19-07, 08:56 PM
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Posted By mulligan

Thanks for the input, it has been quite helpful! ...

Thanks for the input, it has been quite helpful! I have never wired anything before except changing light fixtures, and wiring a complete house has been quite an adventure. But I have been really...
12-18-07, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,576
Posted By mulligan

The inspector preferred that I have the second...

The inspector preferred that I have the second main breaker because of its accessibility (in house/garage) compared to the one at the panel 80 feet away outside. The earth ground is at the garage...
12-16-07, 06:33 PM
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Posted By mulligan

Brewaholic, REA stands for rural electric...

Brewaholic,

REA stands for rural electric association, in my case it is Vigilantee Electric. The meter pedestal is the permanent meter socket with a main breaker. Vigilantee, and my electrical...
12-16-07, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,576
Posted By mulligan

wiring main panel

I have almost completed wiring my new home (with greatly appreciated help from this forum). I have been procrastinating wiring the main panel due to lack of confidence (obviously not the place to...
10-26-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By mulligan

Uncledeisel, Thanks, that does the trick! I...

Uncledeisel,

Thanks, that does the trick! I got hung up on trying to use the existing busses by removing that connecting bar because I read in a "help" book that was the thing to do! Your...
10-24-07, 10:51 AM
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Posted By mulligan

subpanel alterations

I currently have a 100amp Square D Hom20m100c load center that I want to convert to a subpanel. The bonding bar (if that is the correct term) that ties the ground lug bar and neutral lug bars...
10-24-07, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By mulligan

dezwit, Thanks. I suspected so, but almost...

dezwit,

Thanks. I suspected so, but almost every outside light installed by others that I have removed to repair/replace had been installed as the 1st post identified, or if it used a box, no...
10-23-07, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By mulligan

I'm in the process of mounting some outside...

I'm in the process of mounting some outside lights and GFCI outlets also. If the romex is run through the wall and into a pancake box, rain proof box or mounting block as referenced in earlier post,...
10-23-07, 01:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By mulligan

Hey guys, thanks for all the input! I appreciate...

Hey guys, thanks for all the input! I appreciate it. Not being an electrician, and wiring a house for the first time, I didn't know the subject was so deep and contentious. I am glad to hear that...
10-19-07, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By mulligan

NAP, I'm not familiar with power...

NAP,

I'm not familiar with power conditioners. How do they work, where are they installed in the system? Do you have any recommendations on specific conditioners? Are they expensive and do they...
10-19-07, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By mulligan

Speedy Petey, Obviously I want to meet...

Speedy Petey,

Obviously I want to meet code/pass inspection. But more importantly, I want to protect my electrical system and high value electronics (stereo, tv, computers, etc.) from the...
10-19-07, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By mulligan

ground rod configuration

I am installing a new 200 amp service (main breaker). I'm going to use four 8' ground rods because my soil is very poor (gravel & sand), I have plastic water piping, and no other grounding path to...
10-19-07, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By mulligan

Ben, Thanks for your quick response! I...

Ben,

Thanks for your quick response! I really appreciate it!
10-18-07, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By mulligan

cable routing

I am installing a 100 amp subpanel approx. 60+ feet from my main panel. I will be able to route the 2/2/2/4 aluminum SER cable inside the entire run in wall/floor cavities that will be closed in and...
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