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11-28-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By Glennsparky

The requirement for gfci on hard wired pool...

The requirement for gfci on hard wired pool motors started with the '05 or '08 code. Many pools have regular breakers that are grandfathered in.
11-25-13, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 28,333
Posted By Glennsparky

Some breakers not listed on the panel's original...

Some breakers not listed on the panel's original label are legal. They fall under the heading "Classified" and have classified printed on the breaker. Classified breakers come with a small label to...
11-25-13, 01:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,946
Posted By Glennsparky

Mobile home feeder cable should also say USE and...

Mobile home feeder cable should also say USE and be identified for underground use. As such, conduit is not needed below 24 inches. Conduit, preferably sch. 80, is needed above ground and continued...
11-18-13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,380
Posted By Glennsparky

You still haven't told me if this is an attached...

You still haven't told me if this is an attached garage. I need to know.

Really!? Far out. Get the feed thru lugs kit and it will be obvious how they attach.

My guess is you take the wire...
11-18-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,380
Posted By Glennsparky

Read the label on the 100A garage panel. Look for...

Read the label on the 100A garage panel. Look for stab rating and feed through lug kit. These determine your answer.

Stab - the piece of metal formed from the power bus that the breaker slides...
11-18-13, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,946
Posted By Glennsparky

Use the 100 amp main breaker as the panel(barn)...

Use the 100 amp main breaker as the panel(barn) disconnect. The 40A double pole breaker at the main will protect the whole system. The size of the main breaker at the barn is irrelevant.
By luck,...
11-16-13, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By Glennsparky

Thanks pcboss. I always wondered why table...

Thanks pcboss. I always wondered why table 314.16(A) for metal boxes existed.

Cws05, pinched or crushed wires can break or have their insulation compromised against the metal. Only you were there...
11-15-13, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By Glennsparky

The NEC calculates box fill in cubic inches. The...

The NEC calculates box fill in cubic inches. The cu. in. should be stamped inside the back of your box. Take a flashlight and look.

You need a 20 or 22 cu. in. box. Depending on whether that nail...
11-15-13, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By Glennsparky

That's why I said mount it backwards. Hopefully,...

That's why I said mount it backwards. Hopefully, instead of raised, it will be recessed a bit. That will leave room for the locknut.
11-15-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By Glennsparky

How to make and use a PVC nipple that won't need...

How to make and use a PVC nipple that won't need anti short bushings.

Buy a 1/2" PVC male adapter.

Carlon, 1/2 in. Terminal Adapter, E943D-CTN at The Home Depot - Tablet...
11-15-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By Glennsparky

1. Wire nut extensions to your wires. Mount this,...

1. Wire nut extensions to your wires. Mount this, backwards,

http://www.tnb.com/ps/fulltilt/index.cgi?part=58C6

with the extensions coming through the knockout.

2. Mount a short 1/2" nipple...
11-15-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,996
Posted By Glennsparky

Oxidized copper(tarnish) is still a good...

Oxidized copper(tarnish) is still a good conductor. Perhaps even better than stainless, which is a poor conductor.

Silver is the best conductor and silver tarnish is almost as good. Perhaps you...
11-14-13, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,875
Posted By Glennsparky

Leave them black. Color taping is not necessary. ...

Leave them black. Color taping is not necessary.
Wood. I believe cables need to be secured within 12 inches of the panel.
Because of the touchpad behind the cable, the inspector may ask for...
11-11-13, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By Glennsparky

The size of the ground wire for circuits 30A to...

The size of the ground wire for circuits 30A to 60A is #10 copper, bare or green. And for the life of me I can't think of a reason to upsize it for bundling. But even if upsizing is necessary, #4 is...
11-11-13, 03:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,009
Posted By Glennsparky

The book Wiring a House, For Pros By Pros, by Rex...

The book Wiring a House, For Pros By Pros, by Rex Cauldwell deals with well pump surges in chapter 14. It explains how and why wells attract lightning, how that ruins pumps and why it backfeeds into...
11-11-13, 01:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,658
Posted By Glennsparky

You need to compare apples to apples. Either...

You need to compare apples to apples. Either delineate exactly what you want changed or get itemized quotes with lists of materials and wire sizes. A big factor is whether the breakers will be...
11-10-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,658
Posted By Glennsparky

3 prong outlets are allowed on 2 wire circuits...

3 prong outlets are allowed on 2 wire circuits only if the circuit is GFCI protected. Each outlet should be labeled, GFCI protected, no ground.

The panel looks mostly ok, with two questionable...
11-07-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,539
Posted By Glennsparky

Correct. Local codes determine whether the...

Correct.

Local codes determine whether the ground rod wire goes to the meter can or first disconnect(first panel board).
11-06-13, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,504
Posted By Glennsparky

Jfw432, you are correct. Two ground rods are...

Jfw432, you are correct. Two ground rods are required.
11-05-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,504
Posted By Glennsparky

The code limits us to one Grounding Electrode...

The code limits us to one Grounding Electrode System (GES = ground rods, etc.) per structure. Other panels attached to that structure may not have a GES.

A breaker panel not attached to that...
11-04-13, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Glennsparky

The Siemens breaker is the legal replacement. ...

The Siemens breaker is the legal replacement.

Breakers have a letter code. It doesn't matter the manufacturer, as long as a breaker has the right code, it's legal for that panel. I believe the ITE...
11-04-13, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By Glennsparky

The hot wires inside that cable are waterproof. I...

The hot wires inside that cable are waterproof. I believe you have time to get three estimates.

The neutral/ground wire may have rotted or it may be fine. You may be stuck replacing the cable...
11-02-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,718
Posted By Glennsparky

If there's aluminum wiring I practically won't...

If there's aluminum wiring I practically won't leave the house until the homeowner agrees to replace the FPE panel. Certainly, you should fully inform the HO of FPE's drawbacks.

1. Insurance can...
11-02-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,063
Posted By Glennsparky

Post lots of pictures: The panel you want to...

Post lots of pictures:
The panel you want to take power from, with the cover off,
The wall where you want the 240V receptacle to go, and
The places in between where you want to run cable or...
11-01-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By Glennsparky

The only guy whose opinion counts is the guy who...

The only guy whose opinion counts is the guy who signs off on the permit. Ask your inspector.

I'd rather see the #4 not run in the pipe. With a ground inside the pipe. And connections done like...
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