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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-24-2007, 02:38 PM
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Posted By petey_racer
Considering you legally fit 10 - #10THHN...

Considering you legally fit 10 - #10THHN conductors in 3/4" Liquidtite, your seven is fine.

The rest of your plan seems fine as well.
6/3NM has a #10 ground.

Remember, you can ONLY use the NM...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-31-2007, 06:58 AM
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Views: 3,650
Posted By petey_racer
Well,I really did not want to get involved in...

Well,I really did not want to get involved in this thread seeing as it had been covered nicely. I just really felt the need to address some of the erroneous and dangerous advice give recently.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-30-2007, 07:21 PM
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Views: 3,650
Posted By petey_racer
OK. You are likely looking at the water bond. NOT...

OK. You are likely looking at the water bond. NOT a service ground.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-30-2007, 07:19 PM
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Views: 3,650
Posted By petey_racer
THIS IS INCORRECT AND UNSAFE ADVICE! Please DO...

THIS IS INCORRECT AND UNSAFE ADVICE! Please DO NOT follow it.

You are NOT permitted to simply ground a circuit to a near by water pipe.
You can use a water pipe in VERY limited circumstances....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-30-2007, 07:09 PM
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Posted By petey_racer
I'm not sure where you are getting this...

I'm not sure where you are getting this information Andy.

Who says 15 amps? What if he runs 12/2UF?

Where did 14" come from? I don't see that anywhere.

Buried UF must be 18". Same for PVC...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-30-2007, 07:03 PM
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Posted By petey_racer
That is absolutely the wrong attitude to have...

That is absolutely the wrong attitude to have when it comes to electrical work.
What makes "sense" and what may seem over cautious sometimes can be counterproductive.

Square is correct. GET A...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-22-2007, 04:14 PM
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Posted By petey_racer
DEFINITELY asnwer B. As to the ground size....

DEFINITELY asnwer B.

As to the ground size. The cable is a factory made assembly. They would not use a ground smaller than would be code required.
A #10 ground is adequate for anything you would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-15-2007, 03:22 PM
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Views: 1,337
Posted By petey_racer
Once again, an MR-16 IS a normal halogen. ...

Once again, an MR-16 IS a normal halogen.
Halogen lamps are about 3000-3200K color temperature.

MR-16: A miniature reflector lamp that is 16 eighths of an inch wide.
The number in the name of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-14-2007, 06:13 PM
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Posted By petey_racer
Put a switch for the disposal in the back splash....

Put a switch for the disposal in the back splash. I see no reason for a switch for the DW.
I would then run a 3-wire down to and install a split wired receptacle under the sink. The switched side...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-14-2007, 06:09 PM
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Posted By petey_racer
1) No. Only normal clearances. 30"wX36"deepX78"h ...

1) No. Only normal clearances. 30"wX36"deepX78"h
2) No rule with regard to the wood. Either use wood pr spacers to give an air gap. Obviously wood is the better choice.
I would mount another piece...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-14-2007, 06:06 PM
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Posted By petey_racer
Define "best light". :confused: MR-16's ARE...

Define "best light". :confused:

MR-16's ARE "normal" halogens.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-02-2007, 07:25 PM
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Posted By petey_racer
Good explanation!

Good explanation!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-02-2007, 04:31 AM
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Posted By petey_racer
The POCO charges you "rent" to use, and for them...

The POCO charges you "rent" to use, and for them to maintain, the meter. Also the time it takes to read an extra meter.
Since a home theoretically only needs one meter to function of course you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-02-2007, 04:27 AM
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Posted By petey_racer
I hate to tell you that what you have done with...

I hate to tell you that what you have done with respect to wiring has NO benefit in wiring a house. That is like saying you pay your bills at home so you can do your own taxes. Related in theory, but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-06-2007, 01:20 PM
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Posted By petey_racer
The label on the door will tell you.

The label on the door will tell you.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-03-2007, 12:31 PM
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Posted By petey_racer
If you use the "3-wire" then yes, this is...

If you use the "3-wire" then yes, this is correct.

If you use "2-wire" you use the black and white as your hots connected to the breaker. In this case you must permanently color the white as a hot...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-03-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By petey_racer
No reason to use a 15 amp breaker. Use a 20 so...

No reason to use a 15 amp breaker. Use a 20 so later if you need to add more heaters you do not have to change the breaker.
As I said, you can have up to 3840 watts of electric heat on a 240v-20a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-02-2007, 02:34 PM
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Posted By petey_racer
For your welder #6 is fine. In a residence 6/2NM...

For your welder #6 is fine. In a residence 6/2NM is what I would use. You do NOT need 6/3 for this.
A two-pole 50 amp breaker is correct.

Is 30 amps the exact spec (running amps) for the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-02-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By petey_racer
First off, you do NOT need 10/3. If you want, or...

First off, you do NOT need 10/3. If you want, or need, a 30 amp circuit then 10/2 is typical for this type of circuit.
If all you are feeding is this heater, and even another (up to 3840 watts)...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-30-2007, 05:16 AM
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Views: 1,784
Posted By petey_racer
As long as the oven is rated at 12Kw or less you...

As long as the oven is rated at 12Kw or less you are fine.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-26-2007, 02:37 PM
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Posted By petey_racer
Who's code? Can you cite a section of code to...

Who's code? Can you cite a section of code to support this??? I have NEVER heard of this being illegal.
As far as an inspector "not allowing" it. I would politely ask him for a code reference as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-22-2007, 08:28 PM
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Views: 11,310
Posted By petey_racer
There are more wires spliced in the back of the...

There are more wires spliced in the back of the box. You cannot have just what you describe.

Are there other receptacles with red and black wires attached? All it takes is one with both red and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-22-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,310
Posted By petey_racer
Ooo! Ooo! I know! :D There is a little tab...

Ooo! Ooo! I know! :D

There is a little tab between the gold screws on the receptacle. This tab MUST be broken off on ANY half switched receptacle.
With the tab in place the constant hot black...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-22-2007, 05:31 PM
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Views: 977
Posted By petey_racer
CALL THEM BACK. This is the responsibility of the...

CALL THEM BACK. This is the responsibility of the POCO. MAKE them fix it!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-22-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By petey_racer
1) Doesn't have to but should. It is always a...

1) Doesn't have to but should. It is always a good idea to have the fridge dedicated.

2) It is a very common, and legal, to have an OTR micro and gas range clicker receptacle sharing a circuit.
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