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07-12-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By Bob Loblaw

Rules for 220?

I'm in the final stages of a full house rewire and am planning to run 220 to an outlet in my garage. Problem is I also want to put in a spa on the other side of the same wall the outlet is in. For...
01-28-06, 08:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,765
Posted By Bob Loblaw

Is there any rule that says the clamp portion of...

Is there any rule that says the clamp portion of the connector can't be inside the panel? There are connectors you can get that simply push in to the knockout hole and lock into place without a nut...
01-26-06, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By Bob Loblaw

So it is permitted sometimes? Besides, we are not...

So it is permitted sometimes? Besides, we are not talking about someone employed to do this work. We are talking about a homeowner doing it himself. And to say he is not permitted to do something...
01-25-06, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By Bob Loblaw

I asked this question recently and was told that...

I asked this question recently and was told that NEC allows you to have more than one circuit in a switch or junction box but not at an outlet unless the circuits are tied together. Although not the...
01-25-06, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,086
Posted By Bob Loblaw

I had a really high gas bill one month and...

I had a really high gas bill one month and couldn't figure it out until my neighbor said he smelled gas by my gas meter. I started checking it out and found a broken pipe. I think one of the neighbor...
01-24-06, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By Bob Loblaw

I'd agree with the exception of those areas where...

I'd agree with the exception of those areas where the studs are too close together to fit a drill such as in some corners and some windows and doors. Some corners where studs meet on adjoining walls...
01-24-06, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bob Loblaw

I believe you are operating under a...

I believe you are operating under a misconception. The same current flows in both wires of the circuit. It is the potential of the circuit that is different on either side of the light/motor/object...
01-22-06, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By Bob Loblaw

Grounding Strap! I tried fitting it into the...

Grounding Strap! I tried fitting it into the neutral bar and it screws right back into the panel. I'm removing it because this is a subpanel and I don't need or want the neutral bar grounded.
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01-21-06, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By Bob Loblaw

ground stud in load center

In my new load center there is a copper lug electrically connected to the grounding bus bar that is sitting next to the neutral bus bar. It looks like something you might connect a spring loaded...
01-21-06, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Bob Loblaw

Couldn't trying to come in and finish after the...

Couldn't trying to come in and finish after the rough work cause significant problems? I'm thinking three-way and four-way switches, split outlets, switched outlets, etc., could cause untold...
01-18-06, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By Bob Loblaw

Sorry, just edited my post when I saw your...

Sorry, just edited my post when I saw your answer. How about two 12/3? Yeah, this is unshielded romex with no conduit.

Steve
01-18-06, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By Bob Loblaw

How much romex fits...

... in a half inch nipple? Specifically, can I put two NM-B 12/2 cables in a half inch nipple on my load center? Two 12/3? Three 12/2? Do I need a special nipple?

I couldn't find info specific to...
01-18-06, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Bob Loblaw

You can buy a UPS with logging capability that...

You can buy a UPS with logging capability that will record the voltage level coming into the house over time. You can even make graphs of the logs and visually see the voltage vary throughout the...
01-17-06, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By Bob Loblaw

So I can't put an LB in my wall and cover it with...

So I can't put an LB in my wall and cover it with drywall? Damn. I was gonna use an LB in my wall behind my meter panel to get the wires turned up into my wall towards the attic. Now I gotta figure...
01-16-06, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By Bob Loblaw

The people I talked to at my wholesale electrical...

The people I talked to at my wholesale electrical place said Murray doesn't make the double AFCI breakers. Does anyone know different? Do you have part numbers?

Steve
01-16-06, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By Bob Loblaw

I figured as much. Thanks. Steve

I figured as much. Thanks.

Steve
01-16-06, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By Bob Loblaw

Mud rings for 4-11/16 square box?

How about it? Do they make them? I couldn't find them at HD and wondered if I would find them at a regular electrical supply house.

Thanks.

Steve
01-16-06, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By Bob Loblaw

Two circuits in a switch box

I got a murray load center and need AFCIs to serve my bedroom lights and outlets. I initially wanted to run a multiwire branch circuit for this but when reading Wiring Simplified it said you can't...
01-16-06, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,288
Posted By Bob Loblaw

Sorry, it's three 8' lengths of XHHW from the...

Sorry, it's three 8' lengths of XHHW from the service drop to the meter and then three 20' lengths of THHN from the meter to the load panel. That'll be best. I keep forgetting you guys have no idea...
01-16-06, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,288
Posted By Bob Loblaw

Nevermind. I just figured out that the price...

Nevermind. I just figured out that the price difference makes it more worthwhile to buy extra XHHW and the rest THHN rather than all XHHW. Thanks!

Steve
01-16-06, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,288
Posted By Bob Loblaw

Can I use XHHW inside my house? I've got to buy...

Can I use XHHW inside my house? I've got to buy about 90 feet of 2/0 and I'd like to buy it all in one section so I can cut a little extra where I need it. If I get 25' of the XHHW and 65' of THHN...
01-16-06, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,288
Posted By Bob Loblaw

Wire to weatherhead

POCO told me I need 2/0 from my meter to my weatherhead. I was going to use THHN but started thinking I should use THHW. Can I use the THHN? It would be easier.

Steve
01-12-06, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By Bob Loblaw

Huh. I wonder where I got that idea. I was pretty...

Huh. I wonder where I got that idea. I was pretty sure I read that somewhere. And it didn't have anything to do with fixed appliance circuits. Thanks for the info.

Steve
01-11-06, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By Bob Loblaw

I thought you could only have one outlet on any...

I thought you could only have one outlet on any circuit 30 amps and over. Or am I confusing this with some other rule?

Steve
01-11-06, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,346
Posted By Bob Loblaw

GWIZ makes a valid point. Is the inspection your...

GWIZ makes a valid point. Is the inspection your rough in inspection? In other words are you putting up your drywall after this inspection? I'm putting in a new meter and subpanel and my inspector...
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