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08-28-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By electric_dummy

Did my electrician incorrectly wire the sub panel ground conductor?

I hired an electrician to replace my meter with a meter/main combo. This means the "main" service disconnect is now outdoors.

I notice a couple things:

(1) I am not sure that he completely...
08-14-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By electric_dummy

Good info about the snow line 24. Now Im...

Good info about the snow line 24. Now Im thinking it would be better if I just moved the panel up further so that the top of the panel is where the siding is now. That would have a number of...
08-14-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By electric_dummy

Do you say aught or naught?

Do you say aught or naught for 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 wires?
08-13-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By electric_dummy

Thanks.. yeah i was thinking about just removing...

Thanks.. yeah i was thinking about just removing a part of the block wall that would be behind the panel and studding it up with pressure treated. Id have to see how the rear nock-outs line up.
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08-13-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By electric_dummy

Can i put a sub panel here?

The potential sub panel location would be here, on the white part of the wall. The white part is 26 inches wide. The siding starts at 43 inches off the ground. I would want the panel to be below...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,080
Posted By electric_dummy

Im not sure what you mean because this is for...

Im not sure what you mean because this is for bathroom exhaust so the makeup air will be coming from the bathroom, and under the crack of the door, etc.

I figure that a 6 inch duct has less...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,080
Posted By electric_dummy

Ok to feed 4 inch duct to 6 inch in-line booster fan?

Hello I have a newly created bathroom in the basement and its time to finish the ducting of the bathroom fan. I have a ceiling vent fan with a 4 inch outflow duct. I need to run that duct about 25...
05-28-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By electric_dummy

I doubt your landlord would have given his only...

I doubt your landlord would have given his only key to the maintenance man. Call your landlord and tell him that the wire was sparking. This is a safety and a fire issue that he needs to take care...
05-21-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By electric_dummy

Can any mod delete my post?

Can any mod delete my post?
05-20-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By electric_dummy

I apologize if I gave misleading information, but...

I apologize if I gave misleading information, but it was my understanding that as long as your wire and your terminals are all labeled as being rated for 90 degrees C, then you could use the 90...
05-20-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By electric_dummy

What gauge do you need for a 100 amp sub panel? ...

What gauge do you need for a 100 amp sub panel?

Such a simple question. Such a complicated answer.

How much current a wire can carry depends on 4 things:


The gauge of the wire...
05-16-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By electric_dummy

He needs 50 amp, 6 gauge. Not 40 amp 8 gauge. ...

He needs 50 amp, 6 gauge. Not 40 amp 8 gauge.

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05-15-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By electric_dummy

The correct way is to use a pigtail. What you're...

The correct way is to use a pigtail. What you're doing is essentially wiring each outlet in series. (I think.) A photo would probably be useful. These aren't GFCI outlets, are they?
05-15-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By electric_dummy

You could call Schneider Electric and ask if they...

You could call Schneider Electric and ask if they could provide a custom panel without knockouts. They are extremely helpful. It couldn't hurt to ask.

But just so you know, there are probably...
05-15-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By electric_dummy

What DC voltage do they output? ...

What DC voltage do they output?





Are you kidding? You think there's 250 kV coming from 4 solar panels? I suspect you have made a math mistake. Again, what voltage do your panels output? ...
05-15-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By electric_dummy

But you would't have to get a new Zinsco breaker....

But you would't have to get a new Zinsco breaker. You already have a 30 amp Zinsco breaker protecting your electric clothes dryer.

So make it power a 30 amp subpanel instead (choose a modern...
05-07-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By electric_dummy

Thanks! That's good rationale

Thanks! That's good rationale
05-07-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By electric_dummy

Ducting dehumidifier question

I am considering buying a AprilAire Model 1850W (manual PDF (https://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/rp/yr9jwqxlcj/aprilaire-1830-1850-1850w-owners-manual-B2206315A.pdf)).

It would be located in an...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,084
Posted By electric_dummy

That is because your single boiler heats your...

That is because your single boiler heats your domestic hot water and your hydronic baseboard heating.

Your baseboard heat must be very hot to work properly (like 180 degrees).

But if 180 degree...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,084
Posted By electric_dummy

The boiler is heating the water hot enough (as...

The boiler is heating the water hot enough (as seen in the gauge photo).

But obviously 170 degree water is not coming out of the faucets.

So that means it's the hot water is being cooled down....
05-05-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By electric_dummy

Glad to help. I wish you luck. Some more...

Glad to help. I wish you luck. Some more pertinant info that I forgot to mention.

You are using 6 AWG which is very dificult to work with. Your junction box should be at least a 6 inch square box....
05-04-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By electric_dummy

There used to be a "smart switch" (with a motion...

There used to be a "smart switch" (with a motion detector) in that box. That's why the neutrals were uncovered. A smart switch uses neutrals. A regular switch does not.

Your previous owners...
05-04-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By electric_dummy

If the new light fixture comes with a ground wire...

If the new light fixture comes with a ground wire (probably a green wire), that should be connected to the grounds.

Fixtures and appliances only have grounds if they are metal.

Your old light...
05-04-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By electric_dummy

You can't run Romex outdoor or underground...

You can't run Romex outdoor or underground because Romex is not rated for wet locations. It's not a matter of being inside a conduit or not. It just can't be in a wet location. Unlike DWV PVC,...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,084
Posted By electric_dummy

Stand back and take a picture of the whole thing,...

Stand back and take a picture of the whole thing, and we'll circle the important parts.

Then you can zoom in and take pictures of the important parts.

There are so many things that could cause...
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