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04-25-06, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By nfsus

you need more information

you have not stated what size the breaker on the cir is, the size of the wire, and what is on that cir. IF you have 12 nm on a 20a breaker that goes nowhere other than the bathroom then you can use...
04-25-06, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,653
Posted By nfsus

not 4 wire?

i suppose that you have never heard of 4 wire that was called 4 wire? quadplex and such that has 4 insulated conductors?
02-13-06, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By nfsus

where is the pic?? or link??

where is the pic?? or link??
02-12-06, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,210
Posted By nfsus

I would be currious to know why you think you...

I would be currious to know why you think you need a future upgrade to 400a? 200 will do most just fine. What are the things that you are planning to do that you would need an upgrade of that size?
02-12-06, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,285
Posted By nfsus

I would track down the replacement switch instead...

I would track down the replacement switch instead of trying to do something else. If you run a rehostat or preset in the wall, the fan MUST be set on the highest setting or it will burn up the fan....
02-04-06, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By nfsus

question

how tight was the neutral at the panel? was it over tightened? under tightened? how did you strip the wire? was it scored severly? i can not say becaus i was not there, but if you pinched the wire at...
02-04-06, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 44,614
Posted By nfsus

bad gfci?

what patabb was saying is that you need to take the gfci out of its box and on the back of the gfci it will tell you which screws are the "line" and "load". with the power off, unscrew and remove the...
02-04-06, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,695
Posted By nfsus

its a tap

it is called a tap. and yes you can, but there are requirements and restrictions on what you can and can not do. how far is it? what is the load to be served? what is the load of the origional...
01-31-06, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,561
Posted By nfsus

gaskets

you can purchase gaskets that go around the device and are held on by the plate. You can get these at wal mart or kmart. it is just a foam gasket. helps a little.
01-30-06, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By nfsus

double allowance

yes that single yoke is counted as 2 of the largest conductors. 20.25ci needed
01-27-06, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,328
Posted By nfsus

flat box

there are flat boxes avaliable that can serve as the 'box'. they are 4" round and have no weight rating. all they are is a way to junction in the canopy of the light in a situation that you can not...
01-27-06, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By nfsus

ground wire

since the wiring in your house is 'old' there was not a ground in the cable. if you are repairing or replacing the fixture you can use what you have and not install a ground. if at any time you...
01-27-06, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,765
Posted By nfsus

wheres waldos wires

Where you put the wires is mainly up to you. as long as it meets code. nm wiring can be run on the surface IF it is not subject to physical damage, but it must follow the structure. check NEC...
01-25-06, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By nfsus

ground

If everything was pigtailed, then it has to come from the source. Check it all again. It could be the strap on the receptical or the screw on the strap that is not conducting. IF everything is good...
01-25-06, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By nfsus

there should be no reason to drive nails over the...

there should be no reason to drive nails over the stove. If you are concerned then you need to invest in a piece of metal backsplash. it will stop hammer happy tenants
01-25-06, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 43,270
Posted By nfsus

plastic

Plastic. for the following reasons. cheaper, usually more room for conductor space and if you make a mistake the box should not be hot and will be a little safer. BUT dont make mistakes and it does...
01-25-06, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By nfsus

bad ground

take things apart and check all ground connections. someitmes they are twisted together without a wirenut or crimp and it will lose almost all of the connection. tighten the twist or wirenut up and...
01-22-06, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By nfsus

my mistake

my mistake. should have thought about that one better or at least read what he had better. i still dont like going that close to the shower. i like the 5 foot rule myself. makes me nervous that...
01-22-06, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By nfsus

kant spel

yep. thats it. I can not spell sometimes. Cans are made out of steel. If you have copper lines, it can cause that. Also, check local codes to see if there is a requirement for clearance that would...
01-22-06, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By nfsus

Sorry

I am sorry, but I dont think that you can make this work the way it is.

1. It is not permitted in this case to have a bare neutral.
2. It is not permitted to bond both the ground and the...
01-22-06, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By nfsus

Dont know

I dont know if your water lines are grounded or not.
Electroalisis can occur, basically causing your pipes to fail
There is a minimum clearance listed for that can from other object. Look at the...
01-22-06, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By nfsus

not too cool

680.13.4(c)

wall switches shall be 5 feet measured horz from the inside walls of the spa or hot tub.


So no, it is not right. even if it was a GFCI it would not be right. Can you turn it...
01-22-06, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By nfsus

tub

tell me what you have in the junction box. specifically how the ground is insulated. it may be possible to use the gfi cir that is in the basement for one of the cir and the 220 line for the other....
01-22-06, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 32,428
Posted By nfsus

10/2 or 10/3

The difference that you are looking for in this case is there are 3 different 10 romex's out there.
10/2 with no ground. black and white only.
10/2 with ground. black, white and ground.
10/3 with...
01-22-06, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By nfsus

Shocking situation

If the electrician knows that it is not legal, then why did he do it? Is it safe? Mabye. Mabye not. Is your house wired in romex or pipe? Was the ground insulated or bare? And what kind of junction...
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