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05-31-19, 09:24 AM
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Posted By mickeyrory

Thanks for the replies to this. I will have to...

Thanks for the replies to this. I will have to redo this using UF Cable. DRANGd said, "Romex or UF cable is never allowed in conduit of any sort." What am I not understanding about that...
05-29-19, 03:04 PM
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Views: 818
Posted By mickeyrory

Short run of electrical wire in pvc

Several years ago I ran an electrical wire from an outlet to my fireplace so I could install an insert. These wires were run outside. Instead of running them down into the ground I ran them...
11-26-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,016
Posted By mickeyrory

Replaced the breaker! Everything is working...

Replaced the breaker! Everything is working fine; all measurements good; heaters are working.
Thanks to everyone who helped out. THANKS to HOME DEPOT for selling me a bad breaker and making me...
11-26-18, 02:47 PM
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Views: 10,016
Posted By mickeyrory

My 50 amp is the size of two full sized breakers....

My 50 amp is the size of two full sized breakers. It is connecting on both A and B. I want to make sure I understand the measuring carefully. Put one lead on one screw of the breaker and the...
11-26-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,016
Posted By mickeyrory

I had checked the breakers in the subpanel with...

I had checked the breakers in the subpanel with wires not attached. However, I hadn't done that with the 50 amp supply. I just checked and one of the two sides of the breaker was 120 volts and the...
11-26-18, 01:01 PM
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Views: 10,016
Posted By mickeyrory

Here's the correct photo of where the 50 amp is...

Here's the correct photo of where the 50 amp is connected

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11-26-18, 12:58 PM
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Views: 10,016
Posted By mickeyrory

Ok, here's a photo (hopefully) of where the 50...

Ok, here's a photo (hopefully) of where the 50 amp supply is connected. Does there appear to be any problem in making the connection to both lugs?
11-26-18, 12:17 PM
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Views: 10,016
Posted By mickeyrory

I checked each leg with no wires connected to...

I checked each leg with no wires connected to breaker---120 volts. I checked across the breaker for 240 with wires connected to breaker and reading was 0. I checked the breaker that was feeding...
11-26-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By mickeyrory

Appreciate the help. Thanks.

Appreciate the help. Thanks.
11-26-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,016
Posted By mickeyrory

Ok, I will pull the 50 amp that feeds the panel...

Ok, I will pull the 50 amp that feeds the panel and see if it is contacting both phases.
11-26-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,016
Posted By mickeyrory

Not getting 240 volts on double pole breaker

Trying to wrap up my project. Latest issue is testing voltage of new breakers in subpanel. I am getting 120 volts from each pole to ground but am not getting 240 when measuring across poles. I'm...
11-25-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By mickeyrory

The following link is the instructions for the GE...

The following link is the instructions for the GE Subpanel. The photos are much clearer than the one I attached.



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11-25-18, 09:55 PM
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Views: 1,277
Posted By mickeyrory

Here's the photo that was supposed to go with the...

Here's the photo that was supposed to go with the post

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11-25-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By mickeyrory

GE Subpanel connections

Hope my attachment goes along with this. I've finished my installation but a nagging doubt has been with me since I looked at the instructions for my GE subpanel. In the photo of how to wire the...
11-25-18, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By mickeyrory

Thanks PJ. I think you're right. Switched...

Thanks PJ. I think you're right. Switched wiring around once again and eliminated the idea there was any short. It tripped when I connected all three circuits to it.
11-25-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By mickeyrory

New breaker tripping

Just finished my project and turned the power on to test new heaters. I bought three new GE breakers at H.D. One of them tripped immediately and also on repeated attempts. The other two were ok. ...
11-24-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By mickeyrory

Adding a ground bus bar to main panel

I would like to add another bus bar for ground wires. My current one only has 12 holes with ground wires doubled and several tripled in the holes. It would be better for me to put in in another...
11-20-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,297
Posted By mickeyrory

Thanks! I'll make sure my neutrals stay on bus...

Thanks! I'll make sure my neutrals stay on bus bars they are on now.
11-20-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,297
Posted By mickeyrory

Thanks to everyone who helped out here. I got a...

Thanks to everyone who helped out here. I got a grounding bar and intend to move some wires. around to accommodate everything. Also bought two lugs that will take #6 just in case.
11-19-18, 07:38 PM
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Views: 3,297
Posted By mickeyrory

CasualJoe, why is the grounding conductor a #10? ...

CasualJoe, why is the grounding conductor a #10? I assumed since the 50amp needed #6 that all conductors would be # 6. Two hots, neutral and ground. Am I mistaken in what you meant?
11-19-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,297
Posted By mickeyrory

Tolyn, this is in the main panel which is...

Tolyn, this is in the main panel which is completely full and the large holes have already been used by wiring for several large appliances. Very few spots available for ground and neutral, maybe...
11-19-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,297
Posted By mickeyrory

Thanks Joed and Ray! I figured there was...

Thanks Joed and Ray! I figured there was something just for that problem.
11-19-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,297
Posted By mickeyrory

No room for 6 gauge wire on bus bar

What are my options in putting in a 50amp breaker for subpanel when there is no holes large enough on my bus bars to put neutral and ground wires? 6 gauge wire. Also, I'm planning on trying to...
11-17-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By mickeyrory

Casual Joe, Thanks! I will replace it.

Casual Joe, Thanks! I will replace it.
11-17-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By mickeyrory

Thanks! I did locate all wires; it wasn't as...

Thanks! I did locate all wires; it wasn't as difficult as I thought given the number of wires that were blocking my view of where they entered the panel.
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