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  • Posted in thread: House Hit by lightning.......... on 01-24-2008 at 09:40 PM
    Not all problems can be found in the boxes. Lighting has a tendency to overpower house wiring.
    Normal house wiring is rated for 600volts.... mother nature can throw a couple million volts
    through it.O...

  • Posted in thread: Need bathroom fan/light help...I'm dumb! on 01-22-2008 at 09:56 PM
    You missed the light wire, usually they're blue. Tie it to the two blacks.

  • Posted in thread: HELP! Need to find cable locator for low voltage on 01-02-2008 at 12:29 AM
    You're referring to these: are used like this: utility locators, and you will spend a minimum
    of $1,000 to do what you want, even for a used one.

  • Posted in thread: HELP! Need to find cable locator for low voltage on 12-31-2007 at 03:42 PM
    You're asking way to much for what you want to spend. Locators that are capable of finding both
    cable paths and faults start at 2 grand for a used setup, so if you can get one for $400,
    you're getting...

  • Posted in thread: Service panel connection. on 12-30-2007 at 07:48 PM
    Yup. Looks like what I read. BTW- You typed all that??? Boy, we need to get you a CD!I have the
    '05 CD, but I typed it from the 2008 before I realized there were no changes from the '05 :mad:

  • Posted in thread: Service panel connection. on 12-29-2007 at 05:41 PM
    You must mean after the 2005 NEC. I can't comment as I do not have a copy of 2008 yet.From the
    2005 AND 2008 NEC: (there are no changes in 2008 for this section)250.118. Types of Equipment
    Grounding C...

  • Posted in thread: Electical Wire Near Heat Vent ok? on 12-18-2007 at 12:34 PM
    Unless your furnace is on steroids and cranks out air heated to 200F, there's no problem that
    can arise from this.

  • Posted in thread: GFCI mystery on 12-11-2007 at 07:24 AM
    Try tightening the screws first. That may be all it needs.If there's any make-ups in the box,
    check under the wire nuts and see if they are good and solid as well.

  • Posted in thread: GFCI mystery on 12-09-2007 at 01:58 PM
    Turn the power off to that circuit and remove the GFI receptacle. Chances are, there's a loose
    connection. If not, check the closest outlet from there for a loose connection.If you can't
    find a loose ...

  • Posted in thread: how to select quality fixtures? on 12-02-2007 at 04:50 PM
    I have noticed, as a general rule, the heavier it is for it's size, the better it is. Flimsy =