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02-26-12, 10:29 AM
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Posted By SD515

Ray is correct. To state it another way, all...

Ray is correct. To state it another way, all receptacles that serve kitchen counter-tops must be GFCI protected, peninsulas and islands included.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By SD515

Sounds like bad/loose wire connections, could...

Sounds like bad/loose wire connections, could possibly be at the switch, but more likely at the individual lights or a central junction box that the lights are fed from. Do you have attic access...
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Views: 849
Posted By SD515

Of course. Lol ! Never seems to be any easy attic...

Of course. Lol ! Never seems to be any easy attic jobs anymore!
12-21-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By SD515

In a nut-shell, the reason sub-panels grounds and...

In a nut-shell, the reason sub-panels grounds and neutrals are kept separate is to keep current from flowing on the ground wire. In normal operations, a neutral is a current carrying conductor, a...
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Views: 849
Posted By SD515

If the power enters the can first then has a...

If the power enters the can first then has a switch leg going to the switch, a loose connection may have come apart and shorted directly to the metal junction box, tripping the breaker, and wouldnít...
12-20-11, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By SD515

P.S. Pay attention to the terminal connections of...

P.S. Pay attention to the terminal connections of the 4-way switch. Not all of them are the same. Some use the top 2 terminals for one set of travellers and the bottom 2 for the other set. Some use...
12-20-11, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By SD515

250.130 Equipment Grounding Conductor...

250.130 Equipment Grounding Conductor Connections.
Equipment grounding conductor connections at the source
of separately derived systems shall be made in accordance
with 250.30(A)(1). Equipment...
12-20-11, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By SD515

The diagram shown in the link you posted will...

The diagram shown in the link you posted will work, and was what I was going to suggest. Be aware though, it may not be compliant for the 2011 code (if your area is using the 2011 code), as a neutral...
12-19-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,486
Posted By SD515

You need to break off the tab between the 2 gold...

You need to break off the tab between the 2 gold screws on the receptacles that are to be controlled by the switch, if the receptacles are to be half switched/half live.
12-08-11, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Posted By SD515

Not sure of the rules in the CEC, but in the NEC...

Not sure of the rules in the CEC, but in the NEC any increase in size of the ungrounded conductor (for whatever reason) requires a proportional increase in size of the equipment grounding conductor....
12-07-11, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,174
Posted By SD515

Be aware that by code, every habitable room must...

Be aware that by code, every habitable room must have a wall switch-controlled lighting outlet. Kitchen and baths cannot have switch controlled receptacles for lighting, but the other rooms of the...
12-06-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By SD515

Remove the neutral going to the light...

Remove the neutral going to the light (cable/conduit #1) from the load side of the GFCI, attach it to the line side. Leave the neutral going to the additional outlet (cable/conduit #3) on the load...
12-04-11, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By SD515

Ditch the green bonding screw that came with the...

Ditch the green bonding screw that came with the panel. Itís only used if this were to be a main disconnect panel. In a sub-panel the neutral and the grounds are to be separate from each other. The...
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Views: 1,946
Posted By SD515

In general, black screws are to indicate a...

In general, black screws are to indicate a Ďcommoní terminal. In the case of a sw/recpt combo, the black screw allows power to be fed to the switch (or fed from) and to the receptacles Ďhotí side,...
12-04-11, 09:29 AM
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Views: 1,063
Posted By SD515

If you extend the 14/3, youíll have to use a...

If you extend the 14/3, youíll have to use a junction box and itíll have to remain accessible. Take that into consideration also.
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Views: 1,946
Posted By SD515

Are you sure the wire is yellow and not white, or...

Are you sure the wire is yellow and not white, or faded/discolored white?

On the new switch, the silver screw is for the neutral wire, the gold screw is for the load wire, possibly the red, the...
12-03-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,365
Posted By SD515

Hey Jim, I had to zoom in, but I see a bonding...

Hey Jim, I had to zoom in, but I see a bonding strap on the right, just above the black wire coming off breaker #6. I canít tell about the left-hand bar. It appears to be on an isolating stand, but...
11-14-11, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By SD515

The neutral of the source goes directly to the...

The neutral of the source goes directly to the load. The black of the source goes to the common terminal of one of the 3 ways. The black of the load goes to the common of the other 3 way. There are...
11-03-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,555
Posted By SD515

That is correct bobbi. Previous versions of the...

That is correct bobbi. Previous versions of the NEC did not state that a GFCI receptacle had to be readily accessible.
11-02-11, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,555
Posted By SD515

Smile What am I, chopped liver? Did I pick the wrong...

What am I, chopped liver? Did I pick the wrong day to quit sniffin glue again? ;)
(running joke with pcboss & myself)
11-02-11, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,555
Posted By SD515

Looks like the addition to the 2011 tries to...

Looks like the addition to the 2011 tries to clear up a grey area about the location of the GFCI protective device.

For example, the 2008 only states that receptacles in a garage have to be GFCI...
11-01-11, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,444
Posted By SD515

Sorry. My bad. :( Won't happen again....

Sorry. My bad. :( Won't happen again....
11-01-11, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,444
Posted By SD515

Your typical ground rod is going to be 8 feet in...

Your typical ground rod is going to be 8 feet in length and all 8 ft has to be in contact with the soil. The top has to be flush with or below the grade surface, unless the top is protected from...
11-01-11, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,555
Posted By SD515

Starting in 2008 NEC, the exception that allowed...

Starting in 2008 NEC, the exception that allowed for receptacles that were for dedicated equipment or not readily accessible was removed. Now all receptacles in a garage have to be GFCI protected....
10-08-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,196
Posted By SD515

No different than moving a king size bed or a...

No different than moving a king size bed or a large freezer. No one said convenient, just accessible. Though I've worked on j-boxes that would be a stretch to be considered either.
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