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10-11-16, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Andy Bourgeois

Yes - 1 1/2" aluminum flex. I ran it in the...

Yes - 1 1/2" aluminum flex. I ran it in the ceiling when it was open for a remodel a few years ago thinking it'd be plenty large to fish through. I should have ran a fish line through it when I could...
10-11-16, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Andy Bourgeois

Fishing through flexible metal conduit

I am trying to fish through a 50' section of 1 1/2" flexible metal conduit without success so far. I tried a vacuum on one side and was going to feed a string on the other but there was no suction...
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Views: 798
Posted By Andy Bourgeois

Thanks for all the advice. I ended up...

Thanks for all the advice.

I ended up using a DeWalt DW5242 5/8" by 12" carbide hammer drill bit (non SDS) in my 18V DeWalt Hammer Drill. It took about 1 minute for a 4" deep hole and worked...
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Posted By Andy Bourgeois

How to mount outdoor pergola light

What is the best way to mount an outdoor light on a pergola? The light is a "barn style" light a short down tube:
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My pergola has exposed 2 x 6 rafters:
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I'd like to run the...
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Posted By Andy Bourgeois

Rotary hammer bit in hammer drill?

Can I use a rotary hammer bit in a hammer drill? I need to drill just a few 5/8" holes into concrete. I have a DeWalt drill that has a hammer drill setting. Is there a difference between a normal...
05-11-14, 05:40 PM
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Views: 1,142
Posted By Andy Bourgeois

ray2047 - thanks! It will be in the same...

ray2047 - thanks!

It will be in the same building. Sounds like I could do a main lug, but I may have more than 6 circuits eventually, so I'll just plan ahead and have a main breaker panel.

I...
05-11-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Andy Bourgeois

breaker/configuration size for subpanel

I have a 200A main panel and am going to add a 60A sub panel. I'll put a new double pole 60A breaker in the main panel and then run my wires to the sub panel from it. At the home center I don't see...
03-17-14, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Andy Bourgeois

proper location for clean out

The former owner of my house added a laundry hookup by tapping into the plumbing in the adjacent bathroom. I'm now fixing the drywall and removing the pipes that are protruding through the wall. I...
02-19-14, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Andy Bourgeois

Thanks for the help! I was able to move one of...

Thanks for the help! I was able to move one of the junctions, so I don't have this overloaded box acting as a hub anymore.

To make sure I understand -- each 14 gauge conductor counts as 2 cubic...
02-08-14, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By Andy Bourgeois

calculating box fill

I am installing hardwired smoke detectors in my house and the first ceiling box in the run has a lot of conductors, so I wanted to make sure I'm not overfilling the box. I can stuff everything in,...
01-16-14, 08:02 AM
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Views: 1,503
Posted By Andy Bourgeois

@ CasualJoe - After doing a bit more research,...

@ CasualJoe -
After doing a bit more research, your recommendations look good -- according to NEC table 250.122(A) a #10AWG ground protects up to 60A, and #8AWG protects up to 100A.

And for the...
01-15-14, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Andy Bourgeois

Thanks! I'm sure a 60A subpanel and associated...

Thanks! I'm sure a 60A subpanel and associated wire will be significantly cheaper than a 100A subpanel. I believe the ground can be smaller than the other 3 wires. Would it be #8AWG if the 2 hots...
01-15-14, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Andy Bourgeois

gauge wire needed for subpanel

I want to add a subpanel in my attached garage, but I'm not sure what gauge wire to run. My main panel is 200A. The subpanel will be about 80-90 feet away. I'm thinking a 100A subpanel should be...
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