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06-23-11, 01:13 PM
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How to test for voltage at the service panel

Hi everyone,

I am preparing to install a few breakers to my service panel. The wiring has been run to the outlets and lights so I just have to connect the wires into the main panel. In my home,...
06-01-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Is there a preferance of either plastic or metal...

Is there a preferance of either plastic or metal junction boxes? I will probably buy new ones, and I will be able to access them from the basement. Other than in metal boxes you have the additional...
06-01-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Thanks Gunguy and PCboss.

Thanks Gunguy and PCboss.
06-01-11, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Does the code allow...

Morning Everyone,

I am rewiring a bedroom at my house and I have run into an issue. I can't really access the finish work and I have to run the new cable to the outlets. There are 7 outlets in...
05-24-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Well this pushmatic is full of 20A breakers, and...

Well this pushmatic is full of 20A breakers, and has one that goes over two of the 20A breakers, it's not in use currently, but I'm thinking it was some sort of double pole scenario or something like...
05-24-11, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Save the panel?

Justin,

What would I do with the old panel? Unless you wanna buy it or something haha.
05-23-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Thanks PCboss and Ironhand.

Thanks PCboss and Ironhand.
05-23-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Thanks guys, I talked to my inspector and he...

Thanks guys,

I talked to my inspector and he said they would not require AFCI protection for what I am doing, but I might install them anyway for my own piece of mind. Does the 2011 code require...
05-23-11, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By InNeedofHeat

14g wiring currently on 20A breaker

Hi everyone,

I am doing a partial re-wire of my home and after tracing all my circuits I have discovered that about half of them are all 14g wiring and all the circuits in the house are on 20A...
04-19-11, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,276
Posted By InNeedofHeat

IBpooks, Would it matter if I have two...

IBpooks,

Would it matter if I have two service panels in the basement? The house is a top bottom duplex, each apartment having its own 100A box, with their own meter and mains. Could I run a...
04-19-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,276
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Rich: You're correct, I do not have the 12-3 on...

Rich: You're correct, I do not have the 12-3 on hand. However, I would be able to buy it at a decent cost. The 125ft might be a little stretch. I would say the distance from house service panel...
04-15-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,276
Posted By InNeedofHeat

That's what I meant. I know I would have two 20A...

That's what I meant. I know I would have two 20A circuits. Just used to saying lights go with 15A circuits. My point was more about being able to split the lights and recepticles onto two...
04-15-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,276
Posted By InNeedofHeat

thanks ibpooks, That is a perfect solution. ...

thanks ibpooks,

That is a perfect solution. While I don't need a full 40A, it will be nice to be able to run the lights on a 15A circuit, then have a full 20A circuit for outlets and such.
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04-15-11, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,276
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Sorry to ask again, But someone at work was...

Sorry to ask again,

But someone at work was confusing me about the amount of amps going to the garage, although I think he was confused himself.

So If I run a multiwire branch circuit from the...
04-12-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,276
Posted By InNeedofHeat

ibpooks, That's exactly what I'm looking to...

ibpooks,

That's exactly what I'm looking to avoid, paying a good chunk of cash to install a sub panel in the garage. I had to have the main box replaced in the house, and it wasn't cheap haha.
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04-12-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,276
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Thanks ibpooks, Would there be any reason I...

Thanks ibpooks,

Would there be any reason I couldn't just use one 15A and one 20A breaker from my main panel opposed to a double pole breaker? I have room to spare in the panel and I have access...
04-12-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,276
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Underground wiring to garage

Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of revamping my detached garage and I finally want to get electricity out there. I only want to put a 20A and 15A circuits out there, just enough for a few...
Replies: 9
Views: 7,308
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Always, had a close call a few years back and...

Always, had a close call a few years back and havent not used one since.
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Views: 7,308
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Will do, I already have some face glued pine...

Will do, I already have some face glued pine laying around in the garage, will make for great practice material. Thanks everyone, ill let you know how it comes out.
Replies: 9
Views: 7,308
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Yes, I have a shop table saw and router table, a...

Yes, I have a shop table saw and router table, a pretty outfitted assortment of power tools. I might be wrong, but from the pictures of the rails it looks like I could almost make a broad cove cut...
Replies: 9
Views: 7,308
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Chicago Bar Rails

Hi everyone,

So I am building a bar for my garage. Everything is framed up nicely, a bar top selected and ready to be cut, but I can't figure out how to cut the traditional Chicago bar rail. I've...
04-03-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Thanks ib :) Im sure I will have lots more...

Thanks ib :) Im sure I will have lots more questions to come.
04-01-11, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Good point, I have a jacuzzi spa. But it's not a...

Good point, I have a jacuzzi spa. But it's not a hottub. Basically it's a bathtub with a few jets, no heating element. I will have to look up the specific product details later, but would this...
04-01-11, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Well thats good news. The more I think about it...

Well thats good news. The more I think about it I won't need a service upgrade, will just need a box swap. The house is a 2 family top/bottom, each floor has its own 100A box, so 200A total in the...
04-01-11, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By InNeedofHeat

Thanks guys, Would the estimated price...

Thanks guys,

Would the estimated price change if I didn't do a service upgrade, just a box update(mine is old and does not have enough spaces) and my service panel did not include the main shut...
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