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02-21-14, 02:25 PM
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Posted By frastick

Yet another question: Is there any reason I...

Yet another question:

Is there any reason I can't put the ground bus bars horizontally across the top and bottom?

Normally I see them vertically along side the neutral bar. Was thinking if I...
02-17-14, 01:01 PM
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Posted By frastick

Thanks for the replies, and sorry for my poor...

Thanks for the replies, and sorry for my poor terminology (yes, it matters I know)

I have 240.

I did install a ground bar to the panel. In fact I added one on each side just to make it easy to...
02-17-14, 12:12 PM
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Posted By frastick

Phase II

OK, the house is wired, inspected, and all is good.

I decided to run the shop subpanel via conduit on the inside wall. It meant cutting out a stud and putting in a header. A little more work,...
01-08-14, 05:34 PM
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Posted By frastick

The inspection passed. The hookup was made...

The inspection passed.

The hookup was made at the street.

New 200A panel to the house wired.

Throw the breaker and, wala! Im live on the new system. Im pretty sure the lights in the...
12-27-13, 04:52 AM
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Posted By frastick

Thanks guys, and exactly why I love this forum. ...

Thanks guys, and exactly why I love this forum. Appreciate the link.

For 200A then its looking like 2/0 Cu SE-R

(or individual cuts pulled through conduit, still the preferred).

This...
12-26-13, 10:20 AM
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Posted By frastick

OK - the primary hookups all inspected and passed...

OK - the primary hookups all inspected and passed and power company connection appointment scheduled. :)

Now.... onto the next step of connecting to the shed. Inside the shed is standard 2/4...
11-17-13, 02:48 PM
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Posted By frastick

Did use antioxidant on all the connections,...

Did use antioxidant on all the connections, including the ground to ground rods.

Time to call for inspection, will post an update on what doesnt pass.
11-17-13, 12:44 PM
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Posted By frastick

Did the hookups. Wanted the outgoing on the...

Did the hookups. Wanted the outgoing on the breaker to the right, simply because thats the side the house is on so natural to expect to use the breaker on that side - and want to use that knockout...
11-17-13, 07:13 AM
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Posted By frastick

Good to know. On one of them, the portion that...

Good to know. On one of them, the portion that was sticking up I bent over into a trench (it might not be deep enough, will look it up). Neither rod was cut. The one sticks up about 18". Im...
11-17-13, 03:59 AM
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Posted By frastick

Thanks Joe, I will skip the strain relief and...

Thanks Joe, I will skip the strain relief and just come straight into the lugs.

This is a project I have been doing myself - pulling it all the way to the transformer (which required having the...
11-16-13, 10:44 AM
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Posted By frastick

For the ground rod connections I just used a...

For the ground rod connections I just used a clamp around the ground rod. Did keep it a continuous wire from the one rod to the next, and also put some No-Ox on it.
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11-16-13, 08:37 AM
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Posted By frastick

Ready to hook up these feed wires. A question: ...

Ready to hook up these feed wires. A question: Should I try to create a strain loop before going into the lugs?

You see in this picture a small loop for the grounds. My thinking is that if we...
10-27-13, 08:00 AM
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Posted By frastick

In general, the return on solar panels is...

In general, the return on solar panels is negative without government subsidy. No doubt this company is factoring in some of the subsidy to their financial model, but it is still pretty unlikely to...
10-21-13, 08:58 AM
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Posted By frastick

I do think conduit is the way to go. But for...

I do think conduit is the way to go.

But for my own education - can service entrance wire be used and run through an inside wall?
10-20-13, 04:28 PM
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Posted By frastick

They do look small in the picture Furd, but in...

They do look small in the picture Furd, but in reality the box is pretty large.

What you see on the incoming side are two sets of three each 4/0 AL (yellow for ground). So 6 cuts - two 4/0 sets...
10-20-13, 11:41 AM
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Posted By frastick

The panel from the outside prior to hookup: ...

The panel from the outside prior to hookup:

http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww86/frastick/photo17.jpg

And the breakers:

http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww86/frastick/photo16.jpg

And...
10-20-13, 07:10 AM
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Posted By frastick

I agree Joe - and the answer is from a practical...

I agree Joe - and the answer is from a practical sense, its already there. (and these large breakers in this panel cannot be cheap at all). But I will see what it would cost to bump down to a 100A...
10-20-13, 04:38 AM
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Posted By frastick

Hi Gran, For the 1 1/4" conduit, what size...

Hi Gran,

For the 1 1/4" conduit, what size hole did you put through the stud?

I have something similar I am trying to work out.
10-20-13, 04:29 AM
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Views: 4,145
Posted By frastick

Subpanel question

My apologies if this have been covered:

I have a main service panel located on the OUTSIDE of my outbuilding. This panel has a 200A breaker in it that feeds the house. It also has a second 200A...
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Posted By frastick

Update on leak

OK, I cleaned this all up again and got some white cotton string and tied a few loops around each fitting. The thought was this way I could see which particular fitting it was leaking from.

Sure...
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Posted By frastick

More pics

Im trying to get some decent pics, but its not all that simple (low light, close to the floor, closeup shots, etc etc). Here are a few more:
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Posted By frastick

Some pictures (albeit poor ones...)

OK, I tried cleaning everything (a toothbrush and soapy water worked pretty well). But I still cant seen to tell where the leak is coming from.

Here are some pictures with things cleaned up:
...
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Posted By frastick

In my area

Here just outside of Boston a few miles, a standard single family home boiler replacement system (simply pull the old one, install a new one, no significant piping changes) runs between $6000 and...
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Posted By frastick

Reillo burner leaks

I have a Riello burner on my Buderus boiler, and there is a very slow drip of oil that escapes from the burner. I took the cover off and put a drip cup under the leak which captures most (not all)...
07-07-10, 05:14 AM
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Posted By frastick

Replacing AC - should I consider a heat pump?

Hi all,

Just starting on this project (why is it that the hottest day of the year is when the A/C decides to quit?!)

The current system runs forced air in one part of the house (a separate...
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