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03-08-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Norcal

Cutler-Hammer type CH, now branded as Eaton CH,...

Cutler-Hammer type CH, now branded as Eaton CH, last quality residential/light commercial panel made, everyone else has cheaped up over the years, all data & rating of that panel will be on the side...
03-08-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Norcal

Only replacement made for Zinsco/Sylvania plug in...

Only replacement made for Zinsco/Sylvania plug in breakers are UL classified UBI breakers, Home Depot & Lowes sell them and despite being made by the ChiComs, they are very expensive. Be glad they...
06-25-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,145
Posted By Norcal

Another option would be to use a fusible disco &...

Another option would be to use a fusible disco & use 35A fuses,since they are common. BTW 12 gauge wire would be code compliant since it's a A/C unit and the rules are different then what most folks...
06-25-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By Norcal

Powerstrips are avail. w/ hospital grade...

Powerstrips are avail. w/ hospital grade receptacles but dunno about surge protection, BTW anything "Hospital Grade" has a high price tag, for example a cheap residential grade duplex receptacle is...
06-06-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,311
Posted By Norcal

I-T-E was bought by Siemens, & they dropped the...

I-T-E was bought by Siemens, & they dropped the I-T-E name in favor of Siemens, so a "Siemens" is a acceptable replacement for them.

FYI: I-T-E was known under a number of names.

I-T-E Circuit...
06-06-09, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Norcal

Thank you for adding that "Window Shakers" do not...

Thank you for adding that "Window Shakers" do not get to use those rules , a window type unit will be marked by the manufacturer as to the circuit they are allowed to be plugged into.
06-06-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Norcal

The rules for Air Conditioning is different then...

The rules for Air Conditioning is different then what most folks think as "normal", it is not unheard of to see 12 gauge wire on a 40 ampere fuse or circuit breaker & still be code compliant, that...
06-06-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By Norcal

If conductors are in conduit, it is NOT...

If conductors are in conduit, it is NOT permissible to re identify white conductors please see NEC 2005 200.6 & 200.7.

Here are the sections copied & pasted from the 2008 NEC but they are...
02-03-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 18,733
Posted By Norcal

The QO breaker is the better of the 2 breakers,...

The QO breaker is the better of the 2 breakers, panel interiors of either one are cheap/cheesy plastic :thumbdn: but one should use the same manufacturer & type for all panels in a building unless...
06-27-08, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,031
Posted By Norcal

NEMA 3R will do the job at a whole lot lower cost...

NEMA 3R will do the job at a whole lot lower cost NEMA 4,4X cans are quite costly,nice but overkill.
06-01-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Norcal

If it's Chinese made, it is not worth fixing as...

If it's Chinese made, it is not worth fixing as with most stuff today use it till it breaks & toss it. Older goods were made to last......:mad:
05-27-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,858
Posted By Norcal

1st thing those conductors are too large for...

1st thing those conductors are too large for those lugs, and 2nd & even more important you neglected to pull a equipment grounding conductor, the best thing you can do is pull it out and start over....
02-24-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,712
Posted By Norcal

The more costly one uses a pressure plate for...

The more costly one uses a pressure plate for backwiring, a much more reliable connection and will accept a 12 AWG conductor where the lower priced one will only accept a 14 AWG backstabbed...
01-27-08, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By Norcal

They are made for panels built prior to 1968...

They are made for panels built prior to 1968 having unnotched bus stabs,they are not for adding circuits in panels built in later years.
12-25-07, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,414
Posted By Norcal

You are going to need a 120 volt AC to 12 volt DC...

You are going to need a 120 volt AC to 12 volt DC converter, Radio Shack is one such place to get one.
10-02-07, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,200
Posted By Norcal

If the compressor is a small one or has a...

If the compressor is a small one or has a magnetic starter, a "spring wound timer" could be used, they come in 15,30,60 min. and 12 hour models, one would have to verify that they were rated for the...
10-02-07, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,609
Posted By Norcal

California is on 2002 NEC.

California is on 2002 NEC.
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By Norcal

In a residence NECŪ section 210.6(A) says voltage...

In a residence NECŪ section 210.6(A) says voltage shall not exceed 120 volts nominal for lighting fixtures*, 277 volt fixtures are at best scrap metal if your not blessed w/ a 480Y/277 volt service....
09-22-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,946
Posted By Norcal

The devil is in the details, please post info on...

The devil is in the details, please post info on your panels (make & catalog number),plus some panels cannot accept 125 amp breakers as they are limited to 110A per bus stab, the panel label should...
08-11-07, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Norcal

Stay away from offshore brands , stick with a...

Stay away from offshore brands , stick with a "name" brand ,plus avoid mixing brands of cans and trims as they are listed with specific housing/trim/lamp combinations.
08-11-07, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Norcal

480 volts is NOT a DIY project, call a qualified...

480 volts is NOT a DIY project, call a qualified electrician.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By Norcal

The NEC cannot require anything to be UL listed,...

The NEC cannot require anything to be UL listed, that would be the grounds for a HUGE lawsuit, but requiring a item to be listed is another thing.

Watch out for IKEA lighting, not all are listed...
07-04-07, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,768
Posted By Norcal

If you use a Siemens breaker you will be safe as...

If you use a Siemens breaker you will be safe as they are the successor manufacturer, I have not seen any paperwork allowing a Murray in a ITE panel even though Siemens rebranded ITE breakers as...
07-04-07, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,768
Posted By Norcal

Gould Inc. owned the ITE brand from 1976 untill...

Gould Inc. owned the ITE brand from 1976 untill they sold it to Siemens - Allis in 1984,over the years they were marked with a number of brand names.

I-T-E Circuit Breaker Company

I-T-E...
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