Last Activity:04-18-2014 9:02 PM
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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 ...
Posted in thread: AFCI vs GFCI Receptacle for Bedroom on 02-09-2014 at 02:53 PM
Neither AFCI nor GFCI will protect from overload or short circuit. This is the job of the
breaker. Now...GFI on ungrounded circuits DOES provide an added level of safety, AND on the
LOAD side of a GFI...
Posted in thread: Adding 110v Outlet off of 220v Oven Outlet? on 01-25-2014 at 05:21 PM
So tapping into a close by kitchen outlet won't work? Or will it just blow the breaker if
something else is plugged in to that circuit?It is against code and is a very bad idea.
Posted in thread: Adding 110v Outlet off of 220v Oven Outlet? on 01-25-2014 at 01:43 PM
Like I said it's just a wild guess and I'll probably tap into a close by 110v outlet anyways
so don't crucify me for asking a stupid question! It is just a thought.You cannot, and should
not, do this...
Posted in thread: Has anyone tried these? on 01-23-2014 at 05:02 AM
I can't believe they actually still sell those.I've ripped out hundreds over the years, saved a
few for laughs, always wound up throwing them away.
Posted in thread: 12/2 Romex or 14/2 Romex for Recessed Can Lighting? on 01-14-2014 at 05:08 PM
I didn't mean to offend you, no not every tradesman try's to get rich off one job but the ones
who do give the construction industry a bad name so yeah in this economy I'm cautious!I was not
Posted in thread: 12/2 Romex or 14/2 Romex for Recessed Can Lighting? on 01-12-2014 at 07:01 AM
Some of us don't make as much money as you do so I'd rather do it myself and hire "men off the
parking lot at HD" then hire an over priced arrogant pro that MILKS his time and charges for