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04-26-17, 11:50 PM
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Posted By Old Brian

They certainly don't look new. They look like...

They certainly don't look new. They look like they're salvaged. And given that they're made in China, I'd be very dubious about them.

Best regards,
Brian
04-12-17, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Old Brian

First question that comes to mind is why did you...

First question that comes to mind is why did you open the box?
04-06-17, 01:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By Old Brian

Since you are in India, which follows British...

Since you are in India, which follows British wiring design, your receptacles will be fed by what's known as a ring main, not a branch main as we have in North America. The 220V circuit will leave...
04-06-17, 01:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,813
Posted By Old Brian

Not sure of your location, but in North America...

Not sure of your location, but in North America there are two classes of GFCI circuit breaker. Class A GFCI breakers are rated to trip at 5mA and are called "life-protection" GFCI's. Class B GFCI...
04-04-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By Old Brian

No. One bond wire under any bonding (usually...

No. One bond wire under any bonding (usually green) screw head. Then all of the bare copper bond wires in the same box you tie together with an approved connector, such as a Marrette. In a...
04-03-17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By Old Brian

In the US a plastic box does not have a grounding...

In the US a plastic box does not have a grounding means. The grounds are spliced with a Marrette.

Interesting differences between the NEC and CEC! We pigtail with a Marrette, but one of the bonds...
04-03-17, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Old Brian

One thing that your electrical contractor will...

One thing that your electrical contractor will need to do is ensure that the cable to your stove from the sub-panel will be able to reach the new single panel. They'll need to install a junction box...
03-29-17, 01:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By Old Brian

In Canada 347 volts is a common commercial...

In Canada 347 volts is a common commercial lighting voltage. More than one electrician or apprentice has unfortunately been killed trying to change a fluorescent ballast live. If the shock didn't get...
03-24-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Old Brian

Agree that knob-and-tube should not be in direct...

Agree that knob-and-tube should not be in direct contact with thermal insulation. I was thinking of the scenario where the insulation is between the ceiling joists and the knobs are attached to the...
03-24-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By Old Brian

Apple makes an international travel adapter for...

Apple makes an international travel adapter for their products. It's rated for any standard international voltage or frequency you'll encounter. It's output is USB so the USB cable for your camera...
03-24-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Old Brian

It's also possible that you have what's known as...

It's also possible that you have what's known as "knob-and-tube" wiring in your house, rather than NM (non-metallic sheathed) cable. This type of wiring uses parallel individual conductors (hot and...
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