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08-06-20, 05:55 PM
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Posted By pcboss

The highest breaker can be no more than 6 foot 7...

The highest breaker can be no more than 6 foot 7 to the center.
08-06-20, 01:13 AM
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Posted By pcboss

Another option is to raise the panel so you have...

Another option is to raise the panel so you have more conductor inside the panel.
08-05-20, 03:21 AM
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Posted By pcboss

They want to feed a sub from another sub. My...

They want to feed a sub from another sub. My concern would be if the feed to the first sub is large enough to support both .
08-05-20, 03:18 AM
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Posted By pcboss

You have a failing connection that opens as the...

You have a failing connection that opens as the circuit heats up from a load. All the connections need to be checked. Move the wires to the screw terminals.
08-04-20, 03:24 AM
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Posted By pcboss

You cannot feed 15 amp receptacles from a 30 amp...

You cannot feed 15 amp receptacles from a 30 amp circuit. You would need to add 20 amp maximum overcurrent protection.
07-30-20, 03:10 PM
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Posted By pcboss

From Square D regarding the QO bus material. ...

From Square D regarding the QO bus material.

https://www.se.com/us/en/faqs/FA97110/
07-28-20, 02:20 AM
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Posted By pcboss

Yes, looks like the locknut came off exposing the...

Yes, looks like the locknut came off exposing the conductors to the sharp edge of the box. It needs to be fixed. Did the ground settle in front of the meter?
07-25-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By pcboss

Two conductors on one breaker makes it one...

Two conductors on one breaker makes it one circuit. It simply goes left and right instead of ABCD etc.
07-24-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By pcboss

The conductor needs to be continuous to the...

The conductor needs to be continuous to the meter. Any splice would need to be irreversible. The conduit looks like just a way to route the conductor and may not even be necessary.
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Posted By pcboss

On the galvanized bracket the ground hole is...

On the galvanized bracket the ground hole is marked GND.

The bare is the ground wire.

You should have a cable connector securing the cable to the back of the box.

The ribbed side of the cord...
07-19-20, 12:44 PM
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Posted By pcboss

Four cables should not be an issue in a 2 gang...

Four cables should not be an issue in a 2 gang box.
07-19-20, 12:42 PM
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Posted By pcboss

As long as it is outside the box I don't see any...

As long as it is outside the box I don't see any issue. You could also use quick set drywall compound to patch the gap.
07-19-20, 10:52 AM
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Posted By pcboss

Your grounding conductor will need to be...

Your grounding conductor will need to be insulated. Many cables have a bare ground.
07-11-20, 03:22 PM
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Posted By pcboss

The NEC does not have a height restriction on...

The NEC does not have a height restriction on exposed cable in a garage. Instead it just says where subject to physical damage it shall be protected.
07-04-20, 05:04 PM
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Views: 364
Posted By pcboss

You can remove the wiring from the splice and...

You can remove the wiring from the splice and install the subpanel. This will allow for the proper overcurrent protection to be installed for the new circuits.
07-01-20, 03:05 AM
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Posted By pcboss

The bond screw is included when the panel is used...

The bond screw is included when the panel is used as a service. It ensures an effective ground fault path to trip the breaker.

In a service panel the neutrals and grounding conductors can share...
06-29-20, 05:50 PM
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Posted By pcboss

Be careful removing the FPE cover. The breakers...

Be careful removing the FPE cover. The breakers may fall off the bus.
06-29-20, 03:34 AM
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Posted By pcboss

Being fed from an upstream panel certainly is...

Being fed from an upstream panel certainly is probable. Turn off the fuse or breaker that you think feeds this and see if it goes dead. If so open the panel and disconnect the wiring to the old panel.
06-27-20, 08:31 AM
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Posted By pcboss

Connect the new dimmer the same as the old switch.

Connect the new dimmer the same as the old switch.
06-25-20, 05:26 PM
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Posted By pcboss

The line to the kiln may not have a neutral...

The line to the kiln may not have a neutral needed for the 120 volt circuit.
06-25-20, 05:24 PM
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Views: 164
Posted By pcboss

The 4/0 is larger than 3/0. The copper is more...

The 4/0 is larger than 3/0. The copper is more expensive.

You need 4 wires after the first disconnect.
06-24-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By pcboss

I used to install Seagull Ambiance LV lights....

I used to install Seagull Ambiance LV lights. They used #10. The amps will be 10x what they would be at 120.
06-24-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By pcboss

Just remember that voltage drop becomes an issue...

Just remember that voltage drop becomes an issue faster with low voltage than 120.
06-24-20, 01:56 PM
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Views: 139
Posted By pcboss

The wires were probably just connected to the...

The wires were probably just connected to the same breaker.
06-23-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By pcboss

This site is primarily a North American Site....

This site is primarily a North American Site. Also pricing varies with job site conditions, local labor and materials cost etc.
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