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03-22-06, 05:20 PM
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Posted By tach

In a box, if you have enough slack, staggering is...

In a box, if you have enough slack, staggering is entirely inconsequential and a waste of time and wire

again, your opinion bolide, there is nothing wrong with staggering splices wether it is...
03-19-06, 09:03 AM
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Views: 2,086
Posted By tach

http://www.wiremold.com/www/consumer/products/meta...

http://www.wiremold.com/www/consumer/products/metal_raceway/index.asp


they have a tech support number and e mail.

...
03-17-06, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,907
Posted By tach

thanks rodek01, you have been a great help to...

thanks rodek01, you have been a great help to trying and solve the problem. by the way i did not read your whole post, was it important. i have tested my fair share of caps, i stand by what i...
03-17-06, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,004
Posted By tach

raychem makes a far better product then what is...

raychem makes a far better product then what is at wal mart. depending on the length or how many circuits you need you can buy the heat trace to any footage you want and use it without a splice. ...
03-17-06, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,907
Posted By tach

ok based on your own compressor if you think this...

ok based on your own compressor if you think this one is similar than that is very possible. a cent. switch is not closed when the motor is energized it will hum draw excessive current and be in...
03-17-06, 07:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,907
Posted By tach

i was thinking of him testing across the cap with...

i was thinking of him testing across the cap with the cap out of the circuit disconnected. a dvom or analog meter can be used for this. an open cap will show infinity or open on the meter. a...
03-17-06, 07:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,907
Posted By tach

use a screwdriver with an insulated handle and...

use a screwdriver with an insulated handle and touch the shank of the driver to both leads. then put an ohmeter across the leads. if you have a dvom with a diode test switch selector you can use...
03-16-06, 05:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,907
Posted By tach

thats good. amp relays are used in split phase,...

thats good. amp relays are used in split phase, cap start ind run, cap start cap run fairly common motors. once again disconnect and discharge a cap for testing with an ohmeter.
03-16-06, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,907
Posted By tach

telecom guy suggestion wont work for certain...

telecom guy suggestion wont work for certain motors. a capacitor start induction run motor will show open from one side of the cap to one line terminal. they use an amp relay instead of a cent....
03-16-06, 03:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,907
Posted By tach

Wouldn't make sense to test it one way then try...

Wouldn't make sense to test it one way then try to start it in a loaded configuration

"what makes sense and what people do are two different things."

If he had the belt off, why worry about...
03-16-06, 03:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,907
Posted By tach

Did you look at the pictures? It's a Dayton with...

Did you look at the pictures? It's a Dayton with a start cap.
Yes, these are possibilities.

(didnt look at the pictures. dont have to.)


> besides that it might be the piston is seized in...
03-16-06, 01:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,907
Posted By tach

the wrong wire or wrong ocpd is not what is the...

the wrong wire or wrong ocpd is not what is the problem. this motor is in locked rotor condition. the wrong applied voltage to the motor will not cause this. a wrong voltage to a motor will still...
03-16-06, 12:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,907
Posted By tach

"Put on a leather glove and try to help it get...

"Put on a leather glove and try to help it get started."


worst advice i have ever heard of. dont put hands any where near an energized moving pirce of equipment.

"Probably you wired it...
03-15-06, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,381
Posted By tach

a 20 amp switched general purpose outlet. whats...

a 20 amp switched general purpose outlet. whats getting plugged in? anything up to 20 amps. so the switch be rated for the max. load which is 20. 18 amp motor, yeah it may need bigger than a 20 amp...
03-15-06, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,381
Posted By tach

well the code requires a switch to be used up to...

well the code requires a switch to be used up to its rating. so have the homeowner sign a waiver that even though its a 20 amp circuit you cant use loads above 15 amp because of the weak link the...
03-15-06, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,381
Posted By tach

your correct the code allows 15 amp outlets on a...

your correct the code allows 15 amp outlets on a 20 but not switches. thats my point. what article in the code allows you to substitue words. i cant believe this post has so much debate. if you...
03-15-06, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,381
Posted By tach

sanp switches shall be used within there ratings....

sanp switches shall be used within there ratings. putting a 20 amp switch on a 20 amp circuit insures this. putting a 15 amp switch on a 20 amp circuit is a possibilty of overloading the switch and...
03-15-06, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,381
Posted By tach

a 15 amp outlet can be put on a 20 amp circuit...

a 15 amp outlet can be put on a 20 amp circuit supplying 2 or more. 210.21(B)(3). as far as the rest of your post, its a 20 amp circuit with 12 wire use a 20 amp switch. as far as your experiment...
03-14-06, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,381
Posted By tach

404.14 snap switches shall be used within there...

404.14 snap switches shall be used within there ratings. 404.15 switches shall be marked with the current and voltage maximum rating for which they are designed. if its 12 wire on a 20 amp circuit...
03-14-06, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By tach

properly wired 3 ways work the way you are...

properly wired 3 ways work the way you are looking for. both switches will turn both lights on or off regardless of the position of either switch. did you double check the wiring. you can also do...
03-14-06, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By tach

250.140 exception allows wiring without an...

250.140 exception allows wiring without an equipment grounding conductor provided 4 listed conditions are met. in the existing cable the neutral must be insulated or it can be bare but then it has...
03-14-06, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By tach

300.15 boxes, conduit bodies or fittings where...

300.15 boxes, conduit bodies or fittings where required;
where the wiring method is conduit, tubing, AC, MC, MI or NM a box or conduit body shall be installed at each conductor splice point, outlet...
03-13-06, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,437
Posted By tach

switched dishwashers as well as breaker locks are...

switched dishwashers as well as breaker locks are fairly common. even if an inspector wants to consider a d/w as a motor driven appliance, 422.32 exception allows the unit switch to act as the...
03-12-06, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,437
Posted By tach

my misunderstanding. 422.31(B), branch circuit...

my misunderstanding. 422.31(B), branch circuit switch or circuit breaker can serve as the disconnect if it is insight or is capable of being locked in the open position. or 422.34 a unit switch...
03-12-06, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,437
Posted By tach

i stated in an earlier post, 422.33(A) as long...

i stated in an earlier post, 422.33(A) as long as the cord and plug are accessible that can serve as the disconnect
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