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  • Posted in thread: 14ga switch leg on a 12ga circuit on 11-21-2014 at 02:43 PM
    OK I am going to play devils advocate here and ask a question I know will be controversial. I
    do not have access to an NEC code book so I can't look at the code language, but I agree that a
    20 amp cir...

  • Posted in thread: gfi? on 11-21-2014 at 12:36 PM
    I did rewire it, just wondered if it should have tripped. black and white were reversedEven the
    newer GFCIs that have wiring fault detection built in would not detect a reversing of the load
    side cond...

  • Posted in thread: Need help wiring range on 11-21-2014 at 12:03 PM
    So if your appliance is pre 1999 then use the neutral and have an ungrounded appliance. No
    thank you.No one suggested leaving the appliance ungrounded.:rolleyes: Prior to the elimination
    of the code e...

  • Posted in thread: Neutral Double Tap on 11-20-2014 at 11:47 AM
    Yeah when I used to do old work residential it was always scary removing a neutral from a
    terminal shared with another neutral, bc I had no idea what load the other circuit was under.
    Generally once t...

  • Posted in thread: Canadian (Ontario) advice on wiring gas furnace to generator/backup power? on 11-20-2014 at 10:49 AM
    One alternate method that I use is to replace the servicing switch with a center off, double
    throw, switch. the bottom of the switch to the brass screw of a flanged inlet. the white
    wire of the sup...

  • Posted in thread: GFCI outlet seems to trip several times a week on 11-19-2014 at 05:37 PM
    Tom: So you're saying (if I read this right) that if there is a current between the neutral and
    the ground, that the GFCI will allow it; but once there is (downstream) use on the circuit, the
    GFCI wil...

  • Posted in thread: GFCI outlet seems to trip several times a week on 11-18-2014 at 12:08 PM
    Use a meter to test the resistance between the Equipment Grounding Conductor (EGC) and the
    Grounded Current Carrying Conductor; most call this the neutral. If you get any measurable
    value you may have...

  • Posted in thread: removing a fixture on 10-18-2010 at 05:02 PM
    Thanks for the replies!So how do I disconnect the cable at the switch? Is it just a matter of
    unscrewing the cover and disconnecting the wire connected to the switch?Not quite. In order to
    abandon the...

  • Posted in thread: how many lights in a circuit as per code on 10-07-2010 at 08:31 PM
    Chuck Thank you. I was concerned that the committee had adopted a new lower standard. --Tom
    Horne

  • Posted in thread: Extending electric stove supply cable on 10-07-2010 at 11:15 AM
    Hi JoeD,Thanks for the reply.I have managed to expose the cable run now and it says:AWG 8 - 3
    WITH 10 GROUND TYPE NMB-600VSoo - that's four wire - right?OTYes that is a four wire circuit.
    You can exte...

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