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04-02-11, 03:11 PM
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Chandler what you said about the GFI being on its...

Chandler what you said about the GFI being on its own circuit is fine if the house is new. If the house is older that code wasn't around and i've seen many houses with bathrooms, garages, front porch...
04-02-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,694
Posted By Wire Jockey

The photocell is always the first place to look,...

The photocell is always the first place to look, its also the easiest to replace. A bad ballast can cause the light to cycle on and off. That would be my second item to check. A ballast is much more...
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Views: 7,689
Posted By Wire Jockey

If this problem is a recent development then its...

If this problem is a recent development then its probably not the power coming in. Do all of the lights flicker or just some of them? How long do they flicker? just for a second or for a couple...
Replies: 13
Views: 9,893
Posted By Wire Jockey

MS Stewart, Im sorry it took so long to...

MS Stewart,

Im sorry it took so long to get back to you. I did some research and found out that the accepted standard amount of lighting for fine wood working is approximately 100 foot candles...
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Views: 3,100
Posted By Wire Jockey

I've found that despite what the package may say,...

I've found that despite what the package may say, Quartz Halogen lamps do not last as long as a standard Par38 Halogen. Also with the Quarts Halogen you need to be careful not to touch the lamp with...
04-02-11, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 701
Posted By Wire Jockey

It looks fine to me. As long as its not in a...

It looks fine to me. As long as its not in a place where the stairs move and would pinch it.

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Jeff
Master Electrician
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Views: 7,689
Posted By Wire Jockey

Sometimes flicker occurs when a motor starts up...

Sometimes flicker occurs when a motor starts up ie your heat pump blower or something like that. It has to do with the size of wire feeding the service from the utility company. Usually there's not...
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Posted By Wire Jockey

As long as you keep the recessed lights far...

As long as you keep the recessed lights far enough away you should be fine. Otherwise you get what I call the strobe effect. Remember the blades will be about a foot from the ceiling even with a...
04-01-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By Wire Jockey

People like to correct me on here when I give the...

People like to correct me on here when I give the simple functional solution so here is the extended code compliant version.

If the gfi has the black wire on the brass screw, white on silver and...
04-01-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,588
Posted By Wire Jockey

It looms like you used a standard 1 1/4" deep...

It looms like you used a standard 1 1/4" deep 1900. If you would have used a deep 1900 I believe the ko's are set further back. I've been doing this for 15 yrs and there are always little hickups...
04-01-11, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By Wire Jockey

Joe its funny you say that because in maryland,...

Joe its funny you say that because in maryland, the utility company wires the meter can and you aren't allowed to touch it and if you had a 600 amp or larger that required a ct cabinet, you aren't...
04-01-11, 10:02 PM
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Views: 1,053
Posted By Wire Jockey

If there are only 3 wires black white green. The...

If there are only 3 wires black white green. The green goes on the green ground screw. If the tester says polarity is reversed, just swap the black and white wires.
04-01-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,588
Posted By Wire Jockey

First of all, wow what made you decide to use...

First of all, wow what made you decide to use conduit in a house? You can cut your piece of emt shorter and back the connector out of the box. You will need to put a lock nut on the inside and...
03-31-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By Wire Jockey

Ben that's exactly what we charge here in...

Ben that's exactly what we charge here in Maryland. We've had to start raising our price from around 1500 to closer to 2000 when the 2008 code came out and started requiring Arc Faults everywhere. I...
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Views: 9,893
Posted By Wire Jockey

T5 are the newest thing in fluorescents. They are...

T5 are the newest thing in fluorescents. They are bright and energy efficient. A high bay fixture is for spaces with ceilings around 20 feet and up. How high is the ceiling in your shop? Also if your...
03-27-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By Wire Jockey

You right furd I just noticed the tape on the...

You right furd I just noticed the tape on the white.
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Posted By Wire Jockey

PC boss I've not heard of this, can you please...

PC boss I've not heard of this, can you please tell me what section of the code thats in?



Nevermind, I just found it, 404.2C

Apparently you've already been to a 2011 Code update...
03-26-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,390
Posted By Wire Jockey

You dont need a ground rod at a hot tub. Its not...

You dont need a ground rod at a hot tub. Its not in the code. You just need to make sure its properly grounded using the lug located near the motor connection.

My post about ground rods has...
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Views: 960
Posted By Wire Jockey

Brent you do not need 14-3 to accomplish this. ...

Brent you do not need 14-3 to accomplish this.

In the first light you have 3 pieces of 14-2. One piece is the powe coming in. We will call this the feed. you have another piece of 14-2 that goes...
03-26-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,390
Posted By Wire Jockey

if you connect the ground lug on the tub frame to...

if you connect the ground lug on the tub frame to the ground in the feed cable you will have a proper ground. Bonding of a pool or tub deck slab is when you connect the rebar in the concrete at the...
03-26-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,390
Posted By Wire Jockey

a padio may not have rebar in it, it may have 10...

a padio may not have rebar in it, it may have 10 gauge metal mesh. You could save yourself some concrete busting and just drive a 5/8" x 8' ground rod and connect to that to create an equipotential...
03-26-11, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,390
Posted By Wire Jockey

the motor and any metal components need to be...

the motor and any metal components need to be bonded / grounded. You will probably find a lug near the motor that provides a place for you to attach a groundingconductor. You should ground the tub...
03-26-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,238
Posted By Wire Jockey

Hans, If you want to run type NM non metalic...

Hans, If you want to run type NM non metalic trade name ROMEX cable in your closet and plan to expose it, it must be in metal conduit per national electric code. This can be found in Article...
03-26-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By Wire Jockey

FURD! you beat me to it! If there is another...

FURD! you beat me to it! If there is another wire coming in the back of the box behind the plywood we cant see then there could be a posibility.
03-26-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By Wire Jockey

You need to know how many wires are in the box...

You need to know how many wires are in the box total. If there is one piece of romex with a black and white coming down to it, then NO you cant. One piece of wire going to the box and the black and...
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