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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-08-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By speedy petey
OK? :confused:

OK? :confused:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-06-2014, 05:37 PM
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Views: 552
Posted By speedy petey
And I find people "like you" funny. You think you...

And I find people "like you" funny. You think you know me so well from a few message board posts that you compare me to your former office mate with such accuracy.
I'll deal with you the way I deal...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-06-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By speedy petey
Sorry, but I disagree. Codes DO NOT mean...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-06-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By speedy petey
Well, I post to this board just like you. Is that...

Well, I post to this board just like you. Is that a problem?
Thing is, I like to stick to forums I am a professional in. IOW you'll not likely see me posting in the plumbing forum much.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-06-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By speedy petey
Thing is, 300A service equipment is not nearly...

Thing is, 300A service equipment is not nearly "standard". You will NOT find a 300A panel at a home center, or even most supply houses.

Residentially 100, 150 and 200A are "standard" sizes. Many...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-06-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By speedy petey
HUH??? And if that were the case they'd do...

HUH???
And if that were the case they'd do what they needed to correct the problem.
Also, just because you installed a 200A service that does not mean the load changed AT ALL. Unless of course...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-06-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By speedy petey
Saying it is allowed where you are does not help....

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-06-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By speedy petey
OK, I know this thread is from several months...

OK, I know this thread is from several months ago, and the OP hasn't been back here since June, but I'd like to clear a few things up.

-No reason to change the receptacles to 20A as suggested,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-22-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By speedy petey
:rofl: :rofl: OK

:rofl: :rofl: OK
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-21-2014, 06:51 PM
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Posted By speedy petey
What Neal said. In cases like this you DO NOT...

What Neal said. In cases like this you DO NOT "move" the existing wiring, you add new where you need it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-28-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By speedy petey
You are one strange a$$ dude, you know that?

You are one strange a$$ dude, you know that?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By speedy petey
That goes without saying. Then again it does not...

That goes without saying. Then again it does not really apply to a site called houserepairtalk.com.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-26-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By speedy petey
How did you discover this? How did you measure...

How did you discover this?
How did you measure this?
I find it hard to believe that you actually measured a full 120V just from running water. Water itself is not nearly conductive enough.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-26-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By speedy petey
That is masking a serious problem! Even with...

That is masking a serious problem!
Even with the ground wire removed, or even non-existant, you SHOULD NOT have a situation like this.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-26-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By speedy petey
Because it is highly unlikely that you'll pick up...

Because it is highly unlikely that you'll pick up your dryer and drop it in the sink.

The whole water vs. electricity thing while not a myth, is over-hyped. Those of us that like our water hot and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-26-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By speedy petey
No. 1) Older 3-wire dryers and ranges used...

No.

1) Older 3-wire dryers and ranges used the neutral ground the frame of the appliance. This is an instant GFI trip.
2) It is simply NOT required.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-12-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By speedy petey
OK, if this is an existing installation it is...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By speedy petey
I see that link shows "simplified" and...

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 last...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-09-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By speedy petey
Thing is, I have NEVER heard a self respecting...

Thing is, I have NEVER heard a self respecting "electrician" say this.
A handyman perhaps. Carpenter. Even a DIYer.
Never anyone who knew what they were doing.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-15-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By speedy petey
You will definitely have to re-wire the whole...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By speedy petey
Neither AFCI nor GFCI will protect from overload...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-25-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By speedy petey
It is against code and is a very bad idea.

It is against code and is a very bad idea.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-25-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By speedy petey
You cannot, and should not, do this either. An...

You cannot, and should not, do this either.
An over the range micro requires a dedicated circuit, typically 20A.
Don't skimp on this.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-23-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By speedy petey
I can't believe they actually still sell those. ...

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.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-14-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,282
Posted By speedy petey
I was not offended since your examples of shady...

I was not offended since your examples of shady contractors don't apply to me, but I do get bothered (not offended) when folks throw a blanket over all contractors as shady.

It really sucks that...
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