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11-18-13, 07:36 PM
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Posted By rtompkins

Thanks for reply,have seen this done before but...

Thanks for reply,have seen this done before but was not sure if to code.Although would shut off breaker anyway before working on heater.Plan to use 220-20amp dedicated breaker.
11-18-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By rtompkins

electric baseboard with remote thermostat

Can i run 220 volt directly to baseboard connecting one leg to heater and run other leg to thermostat and back other side of line?I have 2 pole thermostat but plan to use just one side.
07-08-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,712
Posted By rtompkins

Running in same conduit

Generac manual is where i got idea of running control & line in same conduit.It states that if insulation rating on all wiring is rated at 600volts and length of conduit is 30ft. or less it is...
07-08-10, 10:38 AM
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Views: 16,712
Posted By rtompkins

Great info

WOW!!! Thanks to all for your help.Ben -big help with part# for ground strip.May have to run control & line in same conduit due to space restrictions at transfer location!But will try to get around...
07-08-10, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,712
Posted By rtompkins

Thought you could run feed & control wires...

Thought you could run feed & control wires through same conduit as long as they were rated at 600 volt & distance was under 30ft.?There are 4 control wires + battery between transfer & generator,...
07-05-10, 01:07 PM
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Views: 16,712
Posted By rtompkins

Yes there is 110 to battery charger,must install...

Yes there is 110 to battery charger,must install factory supplied fuse block(5amp) in transfer panel.Tried local suppliers for cable but no one seems to carry #3,so thought best to go on plus side to...
07-05-10, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,712
Posted By rtompkins

20k backup generator wiring

Installing 20k generac unit to 200amp main service auto transfer switch.What wire size from generator to transfer switch is needed?Distance is approx 25ft,also running 5 #16 wire for control circuits...
04-23-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,445
Posted By rtompkins

60 amp, sub panel in pole barn

No heavy machinery involved,maybe small air comp.,lights,etc.Thanks for info,will start next week!
04-23-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,445
Posted By rtompkins

60 amp. subpanel in pole barn

Plan on putting 60 amp sub. in pole barn 120 ft. away from 200 amp main.Can i get away with #6cu and what size grd.would be required?Realize that 4 wires needed & sub will have to have isolated grd....
04-11-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 44,081
Posted By rtompkins

Thumbs up 100 amp garage sub panel

Great help guys-Ben & John.Yes could use some help & advice on aluminum wire termination.Will probably opt for 2/2/4/6 or 2/2/2/6 aluminum for supply run.Thanks Ben,100 amp. mobile home feeder great...
04-10-07, 10:39 PM
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Views: 44,081
Posted By rtompkins

Question 100 amp sub panel pole barn

What size wire & type would i need to run 100 amp to pole barn approx. 150ft. from main?Would #6 copper do & what size aluminum would do?Plan to run through conduit 18" underground,also plan to put...
04-04-07, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,310
Posted By rtompkins

Smile 100 amp garage sub panel

Sub panel is 100amp,there are no water lines but there is a telephone and cable TV line to garage.Will run 4th wire somehow to assure ground loop. Thanks for the info,wish my freind would have talked...
04-04-07, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,310
Posted By rtompkins

Question 100 amp garage sub panel

Have some elec. knowledge and got talked into helping freind.Underground feed already installed for 100 amp. but only 3 wire 2 hot 1 nuetral for 240 supply to sub.Sub. is square D.My question is can...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-22-05, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By rtompkins

water to hot

water to hot tripping thermal on two element white hot water heater.what should resistance reading be on heating elements?how can i tell if thermostats are bad?
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