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10-08-19, 10:28 AM
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Posted By ii_diesel_ii

If you buy 250 ft. of 12/2, it comes out to 8...

If you buy 250 ft. of 12/2, it comes out to 8 cents / foot per conductor.
If I buy THHN by the foot, it's 29 cents.
I just happen to have a bunch of 12/2 left over from previous work.

I can't...
10-07-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Romex conductors inside PVC?

I'm wiring the inside of my shed and decided to run everything in PVC for safety's sake.
I need to wire an interior light circuit.

The cost of romex is significantly cheaper than buying...
09-22-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Powering a storage shed. Was going with 2 hots,...

Powering a storage shed. Was going with 2 hots, common, safety and a control for a switch from my garage.



OK, this makes sense.
09-22-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Two lateral 90's. Two lateral 45's. Two...

Two lateral 90's. Two lateral 45's. Two vertical 90's. All underground. The two lateral 90's are very close to the end.

I did oversize the conduit (1") to help with the pull (FIVE 10g...
09-22-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

360 degree max conduit?

With buried conduit, does the 360 degree rule apply? Do the vertical 90 degree bends contribute to this total?

And is this more of a rule or a requirement? Meaning, I have a very long run that...
09-18-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

To piggy-back on this question.... Am I...

To piggy-back on this question....

Am I allowed to run multiple circuits in the same conduit?

So, if I were to run one conduit attached to my ceiling joists, could I put THHN wiring inside the...
09-16-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Can THHN wiring be exposed the same way Romex can?

I have Romex cable exposed all through-out my basementís ceiling joists. If I have a conduit with THHN wiring inside of it, can I run the conduit up to the joists and expose the THHN wiring in the...
05-01-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,017
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

What's the proper way to connect a single...

What's the proper way to connect a single conductor wire to a junction box/ breaker panel? I've only secured whole cables, never a single conductor. This is the junction box...
04-30-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,017
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Forgive my ignorance here, so it's completely...

Forgive my ignorance here, so it's completely valid if I run a single safety ground wire from the device junction box, hooking it up to the circuit's safety ground and then connect the other end of...
04-26-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,017
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

So since the nearest box on the circuit is...

So since the nearest box on the circuit is farther than 5' away from the panel, I can't run a separate ground wire? Just curious, what does the 5' distance matter?
04-24-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,017
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Sorry for the delay, I wanted to make sure I get...

Sorry for the delay, I wanted to make sure I get the facts straight:

I tested every ground wire (and metal box) on this circuit with a Multimeter. When I tested hot vs. ground, some boxes...
04-20-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,017
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

My apologies for being vague...I'd have to open...

My apologies for being vague...I'd have to open the ceiling to run a new cable into the box. The box itself is accessible.
04-20-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,017
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Cable. There's two boxes in play. ...

Cable.



There's two boxes in play. Ceiling box is the first box on the circuit. Switch box is connected to the ceiling box. Safety ground going from the ceiling box to the switch box isn't...
04-20-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,017
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Can one circuit leach off another circuit's safety ground?

I have a circuit that doesn't appear to be grounded. Unfortunately, I believe the issue is in a metal ceiling box which is also the first box on the circuit. Everything downstream isn't grounded. ...
05-17-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,089
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

One more question... Does it matter if the...

One more question...

Does it matter if the electrical box is mounted on the exterior of the house or mounted inside the wall? Which way is recommended? Again, I have complete access to the wall.
05-16-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,089
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

I'll definitely be using a mounting block. ...

I'll definitely be using a mounting block.

As to "mounted no more than 6 1/2' above grade", 6 1/2' meaning 'feet', correct?
05-15-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,089
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Yes, a surface mounted box...no conduit at all.

Yes, a surface mounted box...no conduit at all.
05-15-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,089
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Requirements for outdoor receptacle

Aside from being GFCI protected, are there any code requirements for putting a duplex receptacle on the outside of my vinyl sided home? I have complete access to the exterior wall. Can normal romex...
06-01-11, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,727
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

This is where I get confused, I'm reading all...

This is where I get confused, I'm reading all about check valves, pressure vacuum breakers, anti-siphon values, etc......when a simple Hose Bib Anti-Siphon Valve will work just fine? I guess I'll...
06-01-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,727
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Back flow prevention for a sprinkler system

I'm planning a sprinkler system off my outside hose bib. For a clean install, I would like to put the zone valves underground, however I'm reading that anti-siphon valves need to be above ground.
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05-25-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Seeding in the summer

I'm completely overwhelmed with the size of my lawn. Some spots have grass, others weeds/grass, others just weeds. I can't possibly prep my entire lawn at one time so I have to take it in sections....
05-16-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,705
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

While I don't disagree and I'm merely asking...

While I don't disagree and I'm merely asking questions to get a better understanding, doesn't this set a precedence that the user is purposely attempting to pull up to 20 amps of current out of a 20...
05-16-11, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,705
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Code explanation for single 20a receptacle on 20a circuit

Just making sure I understand correctly, if you have a dedicated 20a circuit with one receptacle on it, code states that single receptacle has to be a 20a receptacle, correct? If so, why? I...
04-27-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

To get new circuits from the breaker box to the...

To get new circuits from the breaker box to the second floor is already a journey in and of itself. The new wires running through the attic will be passing by the bathroom receptacle, I thought it...
04-27-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By ii_diesel_ii

Bathroom receptacle is already GFCI protected. ...

Bathroom receptacle is already GFCI protected.

I actually need to run two new circuits as it is, adding this bathroom receptacle would require a third circuit. The main problem is these new...
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