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Posted in thread: rewiring a old house on 05-01-2013 at 08:57 AM
Are you going to rewire the outlets upstairs? It might be a good idea to run an extra circuit
so you have room when it comes time to do the outlets.
Posted in thread: Split 200 amp service entrance on 01-30-2013 at 12:18 PM
You would have to do a load calculation to know for sure, but ya, you have 150As. Lots of multi
unit buildings have main breakers that are less then the sum of the individual unit
disconnects. The siz...
Posted in thread: is the ethernet switch too close to the electrical panel? on 01-30-2013 at 11:11 AM
As long as its not blocking the panel. You need 36" in front of the electrical panel and 30"
left or right of the panel for working clearance space. It appears to be fine in this pic.
Posted in thread: Want to see something scary on 01-30-2013 at 11:06 AM
I have to ask:How many houses are up to Code? How many have fires because they are not?There is
nowadays no way to get truthful answers about this off the Web.I know people can have a "zero
Posted in thread: Installing Electric Water heater on 09-23-2011 at 06:43 AM
BTW, any plans to have that panel changed? You may want to Google "federal pacific panel" and
see what comes up. For fun you can add the words "fire" "lawsuit" "deaths" and "safe."
Posted in thread: Installing Electric Water heater on 09-23-2011 at 06:38 AM
Yes, you will need a new circuit for a new water heater even a small one. I think water heaters
are sized on the number of showers. That is the biggest factor. 120V means the type of voltage.
Posted in thread: best replacement for Federal Pac panel? on 09-23-2011 at 06:24 AM
Siemens is the brand we prefer. They make a good panel with copper bus bars and are a good
company. Square D is also a quality panel but is a little pricey. I would steer clear of
Posted in thread: Changing a breaker on 09-23-2011 at 06:21 AM
If the main breaker is located in the same box. Then no, there will still be power in the panel
feeding the top of the main breaker. If the main breaker is located outside then probably yes.
Posted in thread: Living Room Wiring Question on 09-13-2010 at 02:02 PM
In my living room i have 6 outlets, 2 light fixtures, 2 light switches and one outdoor outlet
all on the same circut. I am wondering if this is against code or seriously dangerous? This is
a new house...
Posted in thread: new circuit breaker for garage. on 09-13-2010 at 01:59 PM
The best bet for a detached garage is to set a sub panel inside the garage. 100A sould be more
than enough for what you want to do, but give you some flexability if you want to expand. How
far is the ...