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  • Posted in thread: 89 - 90 volts at Outlet on 12-30-2013 at 04:38 PM
    One more question. Is there a tool for electric circuits that puts a 'trace' on it with
    something like an audible tone? I know they make toners for low voltage wiring (phone line),
    but did not know ho...

  • Posted in thread: Power to light then switch, outlet between? on 12-11-2013 at 08:21 AM
    Only if the wire to the switch is 14/3 or 12/3 and welcome to the site.What if its a dead end
    3-way? If its a 12/3 or 14/3, it's most likely for a 3-way tapped in the fixture and will not
    have a neutr...

  • Posted in thread: Power to light then switch, outlet between? on 12-11-2013 at 08:04 AM
    You will have to see how the circuit is wired. If the switch is "key" which means the original
    electrician only sent a switch leg down to the switch from the light you cannot use it. If you
    have a neu...

  • Posted in thread: 3-Way Switch Wiring Confusion? on 12-09-2013 at 10:11 AM
    Multi location dimmers are easy to install once you get this one concept. The blue is a signal
    wire not a switched wire. When you are retrofiting with multi location dimmers its easiest just
    to undue ...

  • Posted in thread: How to add ground to old home on 12-09-2013 at 10:02 AM
    If you are going to go the GFI route, I recommend replacing all the outlets with GFI's.
    Otherwise, you will lose power to a whole circuit everytime a GFI trips...which can be often if
    your running an ...

  • Posted in thread: rewiring a old house on 05-01-2013 at 07:57 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
    risk bias"...

  • Posted in thread: Installing Electric Water heater on 09-23-2011 at 05:43 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."