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  • Posted in thread: Help w/ pre-existing wiring on 07-16-2017 at 10:17 AM
    Were there outside lights on the garage? Could they be controlled from the house? Were in the
    house is that switch located?Blue was very often used as a switched conductor in single phase
    conduit work...

  • Posted in thread: Grounding Switches on 05-16-2017 at 08:10 AM
    The code is written to provide an installation which is "essentially free from hazard." 90.1
    Purpose.(A) Practical Safeguarding. The purpose of this Code is the practical safeguarding of
    persons and p...

  • Posted in thread: 200 amp sub panel on 12-17-2016 at 11:17 AM
    Yes, beachguy pointed that out.:)But it does sound like a little expensive for little gain if
    any.As I understand his question he has outbuildings on the side of his house were his Original
    panel is l...

  • Posted in thread: 200 amp sub panel on 12-16-2016 at 08:00 AM
    Then the cable has to be rated for 400 amps all the way to the transformer.That is not true. If
    sub feed lugs are used the connections for the cable to the older panel; which is now a feeder
    supplied ...

  • Posted in thread: Do dryers need their own dedicated circuit? on 09-20-2016 at 10:44 AM
    BX and MC are different too. BX is the old armored cable that did not contain a ground. MC is
    the cable used today containing a ground wire.While it is true that the original Armored Cable,
    which was ...

  • Posted in thread: Do dryers need their own dedicated circuit? on 09-17-2016 at 10:22 AM
    I call that armored cable, but I think it has better name. I don't know about Cal. but I think
    it would be alright here.Armored cable was developed by General Electric and initially
    manufactured in GE...

  • Posted in thread: Weather Head to Socket Meter SER/SEU Cable Upgrade on 01-21-2016 at 11:00 AM
    hornetd: As far as house surge protection goes I was considering the Levington, but I heard
    that the eaton MICRO and ULTRA are also good options. The levington would take too much room
    (which means I ...

  • Posted in thread: Weather Head to Socket Meter SER/SEU Cable Upgrade on 01-21-2016 at 10:51 AM
    hornetd: Sorry the delay in my follow up with this thread. I tried to use pvc conduit but it
    was really difficult sleeve the wires inside the conduit, and I tried to use soap for no avail.
    So I ende...

  • Posted in thread: Weather Head to Socket Meter SER/SEU Cable Upgrade on 01-11-2016 at 11:29 AM
    That box is one way to bring the feeder conductors into the building but You may want to look
    at a conduit fitting called an "LB" instead. LB means an L fitting with it's removable cover on
    the back. ...

  • Posted in thread: Weather Head to Socket Meter SER/SEU Cable Upgrade on 01-04-2016 at 07:43 AM
    Good to know no normal inspector would create any issue with what seems a non-issue matter. I
    also plan on digging a small trench (maybe 4 inches deep) in order to have the bare copper #4
    wires travel...

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