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Posted in thread: Does a 240v dryer plug need to be GFCI? on 07-28-2014 at 04:41 PM
Straw man argument, minus 10 points! :(Facts cancel out hype.In your case it seems to need
saying.Having information is a dominant strategy, as is carrying a weapon. You have it if you
need it but you...
Posted in thread: Does a 240v dryer plug need to be GFCI? on 07-28-2014 at 01:58 PM
Having dry skin when contacting residential voltages can save your life. Not so above 600v.That
goes without saying. Then again it does not really apply to a site called houserepairtalk.com.
Posted in thread: Hot to Ground? on 07-26-2014 at 07:47 PM
Discovered that I have 120volts coming from running water to recept cover plate screw. My wife
found it actually... was not happy.. :(How did you discover this?How did you measure this? I
find it hard...
Posted in thread: Hot to Ground? on 07-26-2014 at 07:45 PM
Have seen this ... Water from the shower, actually ... very scary.Old house with a ground wire
attached to the cold water pipe outside at the hose bib. Painters had recently come through and
Posted in thread: Does a 240v dryer plug need to be GFCI? on 07-26-2014 at 07:41 PM
Firstly is this correct that 240v in a laundry room does not require GFCI when close to a sink.
And secondly, if this is true, why?My basic logic would make me think that 240v is more
dangerous than 1...
Posted in thread: Does a 240v dryer plug need to be GFCI? on 07-26-2014 at 07:40 PM
Because the 120v dryer motor may cause nuisance trips?Sorry for spreading bad advice from other
sites (if your dryer has a grounded frame)"Proper Application of Qwik-Gard GFCIs • Do not
Posted in thread: Bonded Ground and Neutal in Outbuilding Panel on 04-12-2014 at 10:07 AM
OK, if this is an existing installation it is FINE. The neutral IS bonded to the panel
enclosure. It is treated just like a main panel. You have to remember, the ground rod and
associated wire have NO...
Posted in thread: There are 3-conductor cables in my breaker box (???) on 03-09-2014 at 08:02 AM
I see that link shows "simplified" and "interleaved" panels. Very interesting, I've never heard
those terms before. I see that interleaved describes pretty much all modern panels withing the
Posted in thread: There are 3-conductor cables in my breaker box (???) on 03-09-2014 at 07:58 AM
This is why I cringe when I hear an electrician say "I will have to pickup a neutral from
somewhere" & rarely do you see them poled together in the panel.Thing is, I have NEVER heard a
Posted in thread: Replacing Old Fluorescent Light Ballasts with New Ballasts on 02-15-2014 at 06:05 AM
You will definitely have to re-wire the whole fixture. Most likely this fixture has starters
that will have to be eliminated. Sometimes it can look complicated, but every wire is shown in
the diagram ...