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  • 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...

  • Posted in thread: to "derate" or not on 12-17-2015 at 10:56 AM
    The copper industry would have you doing now. It is very common in USA to wire everything with
    #12. Not so common in Canada.Wiring most residential structures entirely with #12AWG Copper is
    a waste of...

  • Posted in thread: Weather Head to Socket Meter SER/SEU Cable Upgrade on 12-17-2015 at 10:50 AM
    WyrTwister:I got what seems a very nice 200 amps Siemens circuit breaker panel about a year
    ago: it comes with a copper ground rod, the buses are all copper, and it is really very large.
    I don't have ...

  • Posted in thread: Telephone Wiring in Garage: What can I do with this? on 12-16-2015 at 08:20 AM
    https://db.tt/2cF7tOnHi was just getting around to what the NID looked like and how it was
    grounded.....so the grounding wire that comes from INSIDE the house goes to the grounding bar
    in the NID so t...

  • Posted in thread: Weather Head to Socket Meter SER/SEU Cable Upgrade on 12-16-2015 at 08:11 AM
    Best I remember , if you upgrade it to # 2 AWG copper , protection is not required ? I ,
    personally would look it up in the NEC and do it that way , if the inspector had a problem with
    it .God blessWy...

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