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  • 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
    blessWyrWyr It...

  • 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
    conduit. ...

  • Posted in thread: 3 wire versus 4 wire? on 04-30-2015 at 07:37 AM
    The debate is on! The existing 220VAC outlet , 3 wire (twist lock) does not conform to the 4
    wire (straight blade) plug on the new equipment.One guy says there is a pigtail adapter.One guy
    says NO WAY...

  • Posted in thread: My new electrical service on 04-27-2015 at 10:51 AM
    When I get the new service hot , I will remove the 2 breaker boxes and the round meter base . I
    have a Rain-Tight loadcenter I will put up , to the left side of the new meter base . ( After
    doing some...

  • Posted in thread: Fuse Box Mess on 02-24-2015 at 09:43 AM
    That's a given, I was just asking if it was a possibility to flip in general. Fuse box will
    require city involvement [inspectors, power cut, wire ran, etc], permits, no worries
    there.Since th...

  • Posted in thread: What size LB on 02-19-2015 at 12:43 PM
    I understand what hornetd is saying but if you go with single conductors, the way I read it, is
    three #6s and a ground. 15 to 20 cubic inches of volume. A 1.25" LB is about 19.5 C.I.Exactly
    what I was...

  • Posted in thread: What size LB on 02-19-2015 at 10:33 AM
    Sorry I'm gonna run 6-3 uf-bThe US National Electric Code is very unfriendly to the use of
    cable inside conduit. The cables that it accommodates least well are those like type UF that
    have an oblong o...

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