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08-31-11, 05:46 AM
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Posted By billnel

I like to keep load separated when possible, you...

I like to keep load separated when possible, you never know when you might want to add something else, such as a hot plate or space heater. You should also have some utility outlets, for such things...
08-31-11, 05:42 AM
Replies: 74
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Posted By billnel

What if you use an adapter to hook up to a 50A...

What if you use an adapter to hook up to a 50A feed?
08-31-11, 04:42 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By billnel

It is possible the transmitter is starting to...

It is possible the transmitter is starting to fail.
08-31-11, 03:27 AM
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Views: 5,167
Posted By billnel

There is an intermittent connection somewhere....

There is an intermittent connection somewhere. The practice of many electricians doing everything as cheaply as possible makes troubleshooting more difficult. It would be much easier if only that one...
08-31-11, 03:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By billnel

Some of these refrigerators also have a capacitor...

Some of these refrigerators also have a capacitor to ground used for radio interference suppression. If they become leaky, that can cause GFCI tripping.
08-31-11, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By billnel

I believe code now requires TWO 20 amp small...

I believe code now requires TWO 20 amp small appliance circuits in the kitchen.

That may require opening up the backsplash and recircuiting one on the outlets. While I was at it, I would enlarge...
08-31-11, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By billnel

The only time there might be a problem is if both...

The only time there might be a problem is if both compressors started at exactly the same time. But circuit breakers will usually handle double their rated current for several seconds - long enough...
08-31-11, 02:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,556
Posted By billnel

By the way, for those interested: The power...

By the way, for those interested:

The power feed method Furd outlined, using the 30 amp breaker, is call "backfeeding". It allows limiting current draw through the panel to 30 amps.

If you...
08-31-11, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By billnel

Can that light be controlled from two different...

Can that light be controlled from two different switches? If so, you have a three way switch.
08-31-11, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By billnel

LEDs require special dimmers to get the full...

LEDs require special dimmers to get the full range of brightness. Lutron, among others, sells the correct dimmers.
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