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08-19-14, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By bigboypete

Nobody here can tell you with certainty if it is...

Nobody here can tell you with certainty if it is normal or not without evaluating the installation..

However, if its just a momentary blip in the lights what you are likely seeing is normal...
08-17-14, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By bigboypete

as stated, the home is circa 1920... something...

as stated, the home is circa 1920... something tells me there aint no handlties my friend.
08-17-14, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By bigboypete

Well Chandler when someone asks for advice that...

Well Chandler when someone asks for advice that might be over the level of their expertise and that could potentially get them electrocuted or damage the electronics in their home it might be better...
08-17-14, 04:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,617
Posted By bigboypete

It does not appear your going to have much luck...

It does not appear your going to have much luck rectifying this situation. Your best course of action would be to hire a licensed electrician. This is serious business.
08-17-14, 04:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By bigboypete

Monkeying around with this could have easily...

Monkeying around with this could have easily gotten yourself hurt or caused serious damage in that home.

Best advice, hire an electrician instead of guessing.

Out of curiosity, is your outlet...
08-15-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,932
Posted By bigboypete

No offense, but the fact that you were...

No offense, but the fact that you were considering concealing a junction box in a wall doesn't speak very well to your ability to assess which of your violations are a risk or not.

You do not...
08-15-14, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,932
Posted By bigboypete

Intentionally violating code for the sake of...

Intentionally violating code for the sake of cosmetics is a very poor decision.
08-11-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By bigboypete

gfci is required. The OP is installing the pump...

gfci is required. The OP is installing the pump in his crawlspace. You cant tap dance around that fact.

In addition, the OP's electrician should be selling a new circuit here.... no way would I...
08-11-14, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By bigboypete

PJ is correct, this sounds like its likely a MWBC...

PJ is correct, this sounds like its likely a MWBC ... don't monkey around with disconnecting neutrals in your panel, you should consult a qualified electrician.
08-10-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,799
Posted By bigboypete

It is very hard to tell from the photo was it...

It is very hard to tell from the photo was it going on there but if one box looks that bad likely large or entire portions of the circuits in your house need serious attention. Your best course of...
08-10-14, 04:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,799
Posted By bigboypete

You will not be able to fit a gfci outlet in that...

You will not be able to fit a gfci outlet in that box.
08-09-14, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,799
Posted By bigboypete

it now sounds like they are pigtailed. No issue...

it now sounds like they are pigtailed. No issue there... move on.
08-09-14, 04:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,475
Posted By bigboypete

The proof is in the plural.................... ...

The proof is in the plural....................

(2) Laundry Branch Circuits. In addition to the number
of branch circuits required by other parts of this section, at
least one additional...
08-09-14, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,789
Posted By bigboypete

You really want to see how relaxed they are in...

You really want to see how relaxed they are in your area?

Call up the utility Saturday afternoon and play dumb, tell em your new service has been installed and you think your supposed to call to...
08-09-14, 04:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,799
Posted By bigboypete

There are no standard devices listed for such an...

There are no standard devices listed for such an installation and I have never seen what you describe.

Whoever wired the OP's outlet like that was not a very intelligent person.
08-08-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,789
Posted By bigboypete

Its going to be hard to say as its goes by your...

Its going to be hard to say as its goes by your area. One place an electrician cannot even pull a meter without the involvement of the utility. Other places anything goes.

Was the power company...
08-08-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,789
Posted By bigboypete

The electrician likely hooked up your service...

The electrician likely hooked up your service with temporary splices. The poco will come back (before or after passed inspection depending on the area) and crimp your connection.

Technically your...
08-08-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,028
Posted By bigboypete

Encouraging someone to trace a circuit by...

Encouraging someone to trace a circuit by creating an intentional short is very poor advice.

Lucky the gentlemen didn't get hurt by a number of different things posted in this thread.
08-07-14, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By bigboypete

You have a loose connection. If you are not...

You have a loose connection. If you are not capable of troubleshooting this circuit to find where the high resistance connection is, you need to contact a licensed electrician to rectify this...
08-07-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By bigboypete

The dining circuit is one of two small appliance...

The dining circuit is one of two small appliance circuits that are required in your kitchen. As PCBOSS stated, you have a code violation there and will likely fail an inspection depending on how...
08-07-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By bigboypete

Is this a multiwire branch circuit?

Is this a multiwire branch circuit?
08-07-14, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By bigboypete

Although not required, most certainly put the...

Although not required, most certainly put the pump on its own circuit.... it will be no fun watching your lights dim in your living room every time it operates.
08-04-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,934
Posted By bigboypete

Why cant you just use the extra large 1900 box...

Why cant you just use the extra large 1900 box and a double GFCI raised cover and just bond the box? At least you wont be struggling to fit 2-GFCI's like you will be with that plastic stuff.
08-04-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,934
Posted By bigboypete

Providing this is your main panel (first...

Providing this is your main panel (first disconnect of the service) then yes, the EGC's will be on the neutral buss bar. There are other requirements that must be considered if this is a subpanel.
08-04-14, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By bigboypete

The OP has two off the wall posts here about his...

The OP has two off the wall posts here about his proposed grid-tied inverter that he has not elaborated on one bit.

To the OP... combine your two thread for the sake of clarity and explain fully...
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