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11-25-12, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Rollie73

Ok....first. Those are not double pole breakers....

Ok....first. Those are not double pole breakers. They are known as mini breakers or split breakers or even heard them called twin breakers. The two breakers at the top of that panel are "double...
11-25-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,938
Posted By Rollie73

You'll have to forgive me if I make a few...

You'll have to forgive me if I make a few different mistakes on here. I realize that this site is primarily visited by you guys from the US. North of the border for us Canandian citizens...
11-25-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,938
Posted By Rollie73

I dont recommend it all. If it truly is 14/2...

I dont recommend it all. If it truly is 14/2 then it is only rated for 15 amps and even if both did go straight to the panel.....which they most likely dont..... and you were able to parallel the...
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Views: 1,735
Posted By Rollie73

'03 Impala Check Engine Light

I have a 2003 Impala with the 3.4 litre V6 with the stupid check engine light showing. My wife was driving the car when the light came on so I can only relay the symptoms as they were relayed to me....
05-11-08, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,627
Posted By Rollie73

It is possible for a loose connection to show 120...

It is possible for a loose connection to show 120 between the connection and ground with no load and the voltage could drop out when you apply a load. Usually it would take a larger load than a...
05-01-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By Rollie73

Thanx for the clarification of that Furd. I...

Thanx for the clarification of that Furd. I wasnt sure of Amercian codes.
In canada, no breaker my be used at more than 80% of its rated capacity.
05-01-08, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By Rollie73

Pools, hot tubs and spas are some of the...

Pools, hot tubs and spas are some of the trickiest things to wire do to their proximity to water,and as you well know, electrictiy and water DO NOT mix well.

As an electrician myself, I would...
05-01-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By Rollie73

A subpanel in the house may not be necessary if...

A subpanel in the house may not be necessary if your panel is rated to accept tandem breakers. If this is the case, you could install a couple of those and free up two spaces in the process, those...
03-13-08, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By Rollie73

Line voltage detectors ,as well as battery...

Line voltage detectors ,as well as battery powered ones, should be vacummed and clean regularly. As mentioned, the dust could cause the unit to chirp, or possibly reduce its effectiveness.
03-10-08, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,160
Posted By Rollie73

You can use the 50 Amp receptacle, it is most...

You can use the 50 Amp receptacle, it is most likely the correctone for the range. The 50 amp rating means that the receptacle is rated for "up to" 50 amps. No need to change the wiring and simply...
03-10-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By Rollie73

NEVER reverse the polarity. Think of it this...

NEVER reverse the polarity. Think of it this way..... does the appliance you are using know if it is being plugged into the last receptacle on the line or the first receptacle... does it realize the...
03-10-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By Rollie73

Nothing crude about it......its basically what's...

Nothing crude about it......its basically what's required, however you forgot to mention the pigtail that is required from the white in order to provide a neutral for the receptacle and don't forget...
03-10-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,570
Posted By Rollie73

Sounds like the most likely culprit was the loose...

Sounds like the most likely culprit was the loose connections between the breaker jaws and the busbar. The loose connection will heat up and cause melting over time. Idont agree with a diagnosis...
03-10-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By Rollie73

Sounds like you did a good job, as long as your...

Sounds like you did a good job, as long as your wire sizing (guage) and the insulation type are ok you should be fine.
02-24-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By Rollie73

It could certainly be explained with any of these...

It could certainly be explained with any of these ideas as stated above, but another possibility is that it could be a PF meter (Power Factor meter). Not really likely , but maybe you are being...
12-09-07, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By Rollie73

Both connection types have their advantages. ...

Both connection types have their advantages. Wire nuts are simple to use and you can quickly tell when you have a good connection, but for low volt connections I prefer sta-kon wire crimps. These...
11-25-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By Rollie73

I think that Racraft and joed could be...

I think that Racraft and joed could be overlooking the fact that these energy saving bulbs have a ballast and ALL ballast's generate heat.

I would be willing to stake money on those ballasts...
11-25-07, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,921
Posted By Rollie73

Breaker size is not determined by the sum of the...

Breaker size is not determined by the sum of the breakers in the box... but by demand load, which is to say the amount of power you will be using at most times.

As long as the wire size is large...
11-21-07, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,108
Posted By Rollie73

You need a constant "hot" at the switch, a...

You need a constant "hot" at the switch, a switched return to the lights, and a neutral at each light. That means 3 wires and unfortunately you only have 2. Hate to be the bearer of bad news...
11-21-07, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By Rollie73

All commercial applications in my area are ground...

All commercial applications in my area are ground up.
The reasoning (of the engineers ) is if something were to fall and hit a plug... or the metal plate were to come loose... it would strike the...
11-19-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By Rollie73

What type of breaker (is it an Arc Fault or...

What type of breaker (is it an Arc Fault or Ground Fault breaker)? What else is wired into this circuit? Does anything else cause the breaker to trip? What is the amperage rating on the...
11-18-07, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,730
Posted By Rollie73

I've seen that done also but I think you simply...

I've seen that done also but I think you simply misread his post. He mentioned running new Romex to the fixture as a possible ( although last resort) solution to his problem.

My normal response...
11-18-07, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,045
Posted By Rollie73

The reason dimmer switches get hot is fairly...

The reason dimmer switches get hot is fairly simple. Some dimmers get hotter than others because of their design. Old dimmer switches typically were rheostats that varied the amount of voltage going...
11-18-07, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,730
Posted By Rollie73

There is very good possibility that if this is a...

There is very good possibility that if this is a 100+ year old house and it still contains K & T wiring then the house is probably wired with a fuse panel not a breaker panel, therefore the best...
11-12-07, 05:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,123
Posted By Rollie73

"There is absolutely no reason not to have two...

"There is absolutely no reason not to have two loadcenters in your house.
This is a very common situation, especially in an older home."


This can actually be a desirable situatiuon in that it...
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