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02-15-15, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Mark Gunther

I built and wired my shop myself. It has 2-2-2-4...

I built and wired my shop myself. It has 2-2-2-4 AL feeder which is good for 90 amps. I've checked my circuit and it's supply ~240V.

PJMax,
I checked and I have 120 across points 1 and 2, and...
02-14-15, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Mark Gunther

Thanks, I'll do this first thing tomorrow...

Thanks, I'll do this first thing tomorrow morning.

Something I didn't mention in the OP is that this is now the third switch attempted. The first switch was when the jointer was under it's...
02-14-15, 05:24 PM
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Posted By Mark Gunther

Magnetic starter on wood working machine

I have an MA-15 magnetic switch installed on a 220V Grizzly jointer (G0586). (https://d27ewrs9ow50op.cloudfront.net/manuals/g0586_m.pdf) See page 34.

It's a pretty standard magnetic switch - power...
12-10-14, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Mark Gunther

Wonderful news! I'll discard the green screw...

Wonderful news!

I'll discard the green screw and use that as my neutral, and as you suggest I'll get a separate ground bar and attach that directly to the metal.

And yes, I've just set up my...
12-10-14, 01:09 PM
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Views: 2,745
Posted By Mark Gunther

Need to float neutral, I think my panel bars are already insulated. Confimation?

Quick back story - this is in a 100A Siemens subpanel ("load centre") in a detached building. Power to be run using 2-2-2-4 Al MHF.

I'm needing to 'float' my neutral to keep it separate from...
12-10-14, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By Mark Gunther

I think my panel is different, then. All of my...

I think my panel is different, then. All of my breakers are black handled, and although I still can't find a model number I read this on the inside of the panel:

"Use Cutler Hammer/Westinghouse...
12-10-14, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Mark Gunther

What breaker for 200A main panel going to 100A subpanel?

I'm using 2-2-2-4 Aluminum MHF to power my 100A subpanel from my 200A main panel. The main panel is a Cutler Hammer but I can't find a model number.

I need a 90A double pole breaker that is...
12-02-14, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Mark Gunther

My incorrect use of terminology is creating...

My incorrect use of terminology is creating confusion.. By jacketed I was trying to say insulated/suitable for direct bury.

This ...
12-02-14, 06:38 AM
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Posted By Mark Gunther

Luckily a friend of mine is driving up around the...

Luckily a friend of mine is driving up around the area where I can get the 2-2-2-4, so they're going to stop by and pick it up for me.

But to the points raised already - For some reason, despite...
12-01-14, 03:17 PM
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Views: 4,984
Posted By Mark Gunther

Using 2-2-4 + extra wire as I can't find 2-2-2-4 aluminum feeder

Hi all

I need 2-2-2-4 MHF to run from a 90A breaker in my main panel to a 100A subpanel 60ft away.

The only store that carries 2-2-2-4 is 2.5 hours away, which is less than ideal considering...
11-24-14, 06:47 PM
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Views: 2,302
Posted By Mark Gunther

Great, thanks! And floating the neutral is the...

Great, thanks! And floating the neutral is the same as floating the ground, right? Sorry, I see different jargon used around and need to be clear. I see no reason logically why they're different.....
11-24-14, 06:34 PM
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Views: 2,302
Posted By Mark Gunther

When do you float the neutral in the subpanel?

I'm having an electrician run 2-2-2-4 Al feeder to a 100A subpanel in a detached building. I'm running both 120V and 240V circuits and he's suggesting I 'float the neutral' as opposed to grounding at...
11-24-14, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Mark Gunther

Thanks everyone. I called another electrician and...

Thanks everyone. I called another electrician and feel good about his attitude. He told me he will use 2-2-2-4,so I'm all for it.

I understand that I need to use a GFCI outlet on the first outlet...
11-24-14, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Mark Gunther

Does this affect the outlets I need to use?

Does this affect the outlets I need to use?
11-23-14, 07:10 PM
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Views: 1,052
Posted By Mark Gunther

I understand, but my electrician is saying 3 wire...

I understand, but my electrician is saying 3 wire AL (2-2-4) is good enough, so it would help me a lot if you could tell me why that will not suffice for reasons other than the code.

I could do...
11-23-14, 02:14 PM
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Views: 1,052
Posted By Mark Gunther

I should, but that entails a whole host of...

I should, but that entails a whole host of additional costs that I don't want/really need to get into. People around here tend to redneck it and do it the old 3 wire way, that'll work as well right?...
11-23-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Mark Gunther

From England, living in TN, new to all of this! ...

From England, living in TN, new to all of this!

I'm having 2-2-4 AL run 60ft from a 100A breaker in the house to a 100A subpanel. From that panel I have four 120V circuits (on 12/2) on 20A...
11-23-14, 10:22 AM
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Views: 1,052
Posted By Mark Gunther

Pigtailing 220v outlets in new shop

I'm currently wiring up my first shop, about 280sqft, and successfully completed all my 110v outlets. But now I've realized an error with my 220v outlets.

I had planned to have one 220v outlet on...
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Views: 1,651
Posted By Mark Gunther

Aesthetics. If a half surface strap hinge...

Aesthetics.

If a half surface strap hinge isn't what I want, when what I want is a half-surface strap hinge, what on earth do I want? Honestly, is it just the fact that they are too cheap to be...
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Views: 1,651
Posted By Mark Gunther

How to mount my new shop doors using half-surface strap hinges

Hi all,

I'm going crazy trying to install doors I built for my shop. Am I the only one who finds it nigh impossible to get heavy doors properly mounted?!

I bought these ...
11-15-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mark Gunther

Oh, well my main panel will be grounded so I just...

Oh, well my main panel will be grounded so I just need to ground at the subpanel, or add that to the list of things I'll leave to the electrician.
11-15-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mark Gunther

Thank you so much for your help. I've now got to...

Thank you so much for your help. I've now got to check local code to see if I need 4 wire to run the ground back to the box, or 3 wire and ground at the subpanel. Really appreciate your time on...
11-15-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mark Gunther

What about this...

What about this (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Southwire-500-ft-2-2-2-4-AL-USE-MHF-Service-Entry-Electrical-Cable-28712801/202316409#customer_reviews)?

Southwire specs state "Southwire mobile home...
11-15-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mark Gunther

So can I use this ...

So can I use this (http://www.wirestock.net/2-2-2-4-aluminum-quad-dyke-wire-by-the-foot.html)and direct bury it, then run it in conduit from where it exits the ground to the panel?
11-15-14, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mark Gunther

Right. And so lastly, could you please help me...

Right. And so lastly, could you please help me out with the nomenclature on this #2Al?

I've seen it written as simply as 2 gauge aluminum, 2-2-2-4 mobile home feeder, triplex, quadplex, dyke...
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