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  • Posted in thread: 14ga switch leg on a 12ga circuit on 09-08-2014 at 04:50 AM
    Sorry, but I disagree. Codes DO NOT mean what inspectors say they mean. Codes mean what they
    mean. Inspectors are there for enforcement and sometimes interpretation, and NO, they CANNOT
    allow less tha...

  • Posted in thread: 14ga switch leg on a 12ga circuit on 09-06-2014 at 11:05 AM
    Saying it is allowed where you are does not help. It IS wrong, PERIOD, and to suggest otherwise
    is irresponsible.If it is traditionally done where you are all that says is that you have hack
    electrici...

  • Posted in thread: Two Hots Sharing a Neutral on 09-06-2014 at 10:41 AM
    I agree , we use solid # 12 THHN all the time . Easier to bend around and put under screws for
    receptacles or switches . " Back - stab " wired devices were a very bad idea . I am pretty sure
    they are ...

  • Posted in thread: Use of 90 degree sweep verses 45+45 on 09-06-2014 at 04:23 AM
    If you ever have to run a snake in the drain pipe , the less abrupt bends / transitions , the
    better your chances are . I ended up using two 45 degree fittings to make an offset , on my 2"
    PVC kitchen...

  • Posted in thread: Two Hots Sharing a Neutral on 09-06-2014 at 04:10 AM
    Very common , if the red and black are on opposite phases . The white / neutral only carries
    the unbalance load between the 2 " hots " . On 120 / 240 VAC single phase service . Best I
    remember multipl...

  • Posted in thread: 14ga switch leg on a 12ga circuit on 09-06-2014 at 03:33 AM
    Depending on where you are . It depends on the AHJ . It is often done on Romex / residential
    work , here . I am not saying it is code legal . I am just saying that is the way it is
    traditionally done ...

  • Posted in thread: Fuse Box Hygiene on 09-04-2014 at 04:27 AM
    As to the fuse box in the shower , turning it to the outside & patch the shower ( very water
    tight ) . Ask about the cost for a 150 amp service ? The prices you have discussed sound a lot
    less than we...

  • Posted in thread: Daikin Mini-Split - Issue with Humidity on 07-25-2014 at 04:39 AM
    You will need to ad least learn to raise the front cover ( " hood " ) of the inside unit to
    remove and wash the filter . Do you still have water dripping from the condensate drain , if
    you switch from...

  • Posted in thread: Open neutral or something else? on 05-27-2014 at 04:36 PM
    ? The current in a series circuit, i.e., -receptacle-switch-breaker- is the same.
    :confused:Still, these may fail at a higher rate for other reasons, probably mechanical
    wear.BTW, IMHO, I think God da...

  • Posted in thread: There are 3-conductor cables in my breaker box (???) on 05-26-2014 at 03:21 PM
    If it is 3 phase 120/208 you can have 3 hots share one neutral . Very common in commercial
    wiring . Same for 277/480 3 phase . Also very common for commercial lighting . Very efficient
    system . Toto ,...

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