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Yesterday, 06:45 PM
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You are going to need a fairly large flex to fit...

You are going to need a fairly large flex to fit 3 NM cables. I would assume you will be installing receptacles for the dishwasher and microwave, I would suggest installing a junction box and then...
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With 20-30 mins of run time before it starts to...

With 20-30 mins of run time before it starts to act up makes me think the engine is being starved of fuel. Have you replaced the fuel filter lately?
08-01-20, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I have seen/replaced a couple of aluminum bus bar...

I have seen/replaced a couple of aluminum bus bar panels in my career due to the bars being damaged from arcing/loose connections. Strangely they were both ITE. However, the cause may have not been...
08-01-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Yes, the only way to fix this is to cut the seal....

Yes, the only way to fix this is to cut the seal. Call the power company.
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Views: 320
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Yesh, that is quite a mess! And all FPE equipment...

Yesh, that is quite a mess! And all FPE equipment to boot! :eek:
08-01-20, 03:35 PM
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Views: 148
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

If I understand the question, it will depend on...

If I understand the question, it will depend on what your electrician pulled the permit for. If he is only doing panel then likely the permit is just for the panel and that is all that will be...
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Views: 134
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Try a grinder with a wire wheel or wire brush. Be...

Try a grinder with a wire wheel or wire brush. Be sure to use proper PPE! It will throw a lot of debris. They can be VERY aggressive.

Wire wheel:...
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Views: 207
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Make sure you youse two nails per purlin into the...

Make sure you youse two nails per purlin into the rafters. After you add the metal roofing (assuming it is pole barn tin) it will likely stiffen up quite a bit.
07-30-20, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

30 ohms of resistance would allow 4 amps to flow...

30 ohms of resistance would allow 4 amps to flow at 120 volts. Not enough for a breaker to trip.

Are you testing with all the breakers off? If so you need to turn off ALL the breakers (including...
07-30-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Exactly. It is not only on ground wires, it...

Exactly. It is not only on ground wires, it applies to all wires. If there is a short circuit that can heat up wire enough to melt the solder and make the connection fail.
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Views: 134
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I have the same ice maker. Make sure there is not...

I have the same ice maker. Make sure there is not a cube stuck in the fingers of the icemaker. Happens to me all the time.
07-30-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I say Square D Homeline or Siemens and take the...

I say Square D Homeline or Siemens and take the money you save for other things. ;)
07-30-20, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

60 amps will require 3 - #6 copper wires (hot,...

60 amps will require 3 - #6 copper wires (hot, hot, neutral) and a #10 ground. I would recommend using 1" electrical (Gray) PVC which you will need to bury a minimum or 18" down. Where it crosses the...
07-30-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

If there is a surge there is a possibility that...

If there is a surge there is a possibility that the solder will fail. This is the exact reason why soldering splices are not allowed by the NEC. You are better off using a mechanical connector such...
07-29-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Based that SE cable is coming out of the right KO...

Based that SE cable is coming out of the right KO this would fall onto the power company's responsibility unless there is another meter or disconnect someplace on the property. I would be surprised...
07-28-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

It is good that this is not a business and is...

It is good that this is not a business and is just for friends and family. Otherwise, I was going to suggest a service larger than 200 amps which might open an extra can of worms. ;)
Replies: 22
Views: 528
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Sorry for the confusing phrase. I meant I got...

Sorry for the confusing phrase. I meant I got them for free otherwise I would not have changed the lamps from 5000K to 4000K as I did really like the 5000K.
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Views: 226
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Can you see a mark on the top of the piston?

Can you see a mark on the top of the piston?
07-27-20, 06:21 PM
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Views: 131
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

With that panel, it is a code requirement...

With that panel, it is a code requirement (551.71) that if you have a 50 amp receptacle you are also required to have a 30 amp 125-volt receptacle available. This is not really a good option for two...
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Check to make sure the blades spin freely. There...

Check to make sure the blades spin freely. There has to be something causing resistance to the belt.
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Views: 528
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I agree with Norm, 5000K lighting has its place....

I agree with Norm, 5000K lighting has its place. I had some in my workshop before changing to LED direct drive lamps and I liked it very much. The new (free) LED direct drives I have now are 4000K...
07-26-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Cans or pendants are good options over a counter....

Cans or pendants are good options over a counter. Cans will give more light but pendants are prettier. ;)

Both layouts look good and you're really only talking about 4". I would just keep both...
07-26-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

If it is really unused, find both ends and cut...

If it is really unused, find both ends and cut the cable off so nobody can energize it and abandon it in place.

Otherwise, if you can't find the other end then put it in a junction box for the...
07-26-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I agree. You are fine. The only thing you can't...

I agree. You are fine. The only thing you can't have is a receptacle installed in a countertop face up, for obvious reasons. ;)
07-26-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Even if the basement catches fire due to poor...

Even if the basement catches fire due to poor wiring you are still liable. Just because you pulled a permit and it was inspected does not get you off the hook entirely, even if the inspector missed...
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