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Posted in thread: Weird Manual Transfer Switch Issue on 07-02-2015 at 11:33 AM
They would only need the cover over the main line connection if they are the main service. One
of those panels with multiple circuits would only have branch circuits in them.That cover over
the main l...
Posted in thread: Weird Manual Transfer Switch Issue on 07-01-2015 at 07:42 AM
We may have different codes but I doubt we have different hardware.Do the panels in Canada have
a dead front over the main lugs that does not come out when the cover over the branch circuit
Posted in thread: GFCI outlet seems to trip several times a week on 06-30-2015 at 09:45 AM
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
Posted in thread: Weird Manual Transfer Switch Issue on 06-30-2015 at 09:24 AM
I don't like how all those wires go thru the hole without a gromet!!I'm with you on that.
Reliance couldn't spare the Five Cents for a snap in grommet for that hole?That is only one of
the reasons tha...
Posted in thread: Weird Manual Transfer Switch Issue on 06-29-2015 at 09:20 AM
it doesn't appear to be tripping the breaker on the transfer switch. Also I switched the
circuit to a different pole on the transfer switch from pole D to pole E and had the same
results but now on po...
Posted in thread: new underground service on 05-14-2015 at 08:07 AM
What did the inspector say about your old ground rods. As I understand it, they should not be
there. The sub should be grounded at the main.The National Electric Code Does not forbid the
presence of w...
Posted in thread: new underground service on 05-14-2015 at 07:15 AM
Thx hornetd. I had to drive two 8' rods into the ground 6' apart , probably can't see in the
pics. thier in the trench. Tie a bare ground from the main panel to them . Also a ground to my
water and ga...
Posted in thread: new underground service on 05-13-2015 at 05:01 PM
Now is the time to make the intimate acquaintance of the National Institute of Standards and
Technology document NIST SPECIAL PUBLICATION SP 960-6. It is titled "SURGES HAPPEN! How to
protect the appl...
Posted in thread: new underground service on 05-11-2015 at 10:34 AM
I know practices vary regionally . I would run PVC conduit and copper wire , individual THHN /
THWN . NEC requires 24" deep . Local codes vary . What is the distance on the service ?God
Posted in thread: new underground service on 05-05-2015 at 07:31 AM
Check with the utility company engineering office for the service standards. They may require a
greater depth of bury than two feet. They may also specify the fill you have to use around the