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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-12-2014, 10:07 AM
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Views: 870
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: 786
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: 786
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: 513
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: 1,232
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: 566
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: 566
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: 577
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: 1,929
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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-12-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,929
Posted By speedy petey
Well, I don't make as much as you might think,...

Well, I don't make as much as you might think, which is why I DIY pretty much everything in my home.
And what makes you think that EVERY professional tradesman is A) arrogant, and B) "MILKS" his...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-10-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By speedy petey
This. Exactly this.

This. Exactly this.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-09-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By speedy petey
Oh get over yourself. For one, I did not know...

Oh get over yourself.
For one, I did not know you were a female, not that it even matters.
For two, don't bother with trying to use that you think I am using a "she won't acknowledge my superior...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-09-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,929
Posted By speedy petey
WOW! You actually hired men off the parking lot...

WOW! You actually hired men off the parking lot at HD to do this???

Unless you are really good at electrical troubleshooting, at this point my only advice is to bite the bullet and hire a pro. It...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-07-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By speedy petey
NEW ONES. New ones will have a battery backup was...

NEW ONES. New ones will have a battery backup was what I said. You said you found ones that were only line voltage.

This is simply not true.




No, Wuz was the one to tell you what you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-06-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By speedy petey
I cannot imagine the codes in suburban TX are any...

I cannot imagine the codes in suburban TX are any less stringent for rentals than homes, but who knows. Personally I think you'd be out of your mind taking out hard wired smokes and replacing them...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-05-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By speedy petey
DO NOT remove a smoke detector to put a light in....

DO NOT remove a smoke detector to put a light in. That idea is nuts!

For one thing, the box will not be switched, so you are limited to a pull chain light. For another, you need the smoke.
IMO a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,929
Posted By speedy petey
Are you adding to a circuit or wiring a new...

Are you adding to a circuit or wiring a new circuit?
If you are adding to an existing you must stay with the size of the circuit.
Either way I'd return the 12 and get the 14. MUCH easier to work...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-01-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,660
Posted By speedy petey
Many newer high-efficiency units have power vents...

Many newer high-efficiency units have power vents and even make-up air for the combustion.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-15-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By speedy petey
The whole job is a PIA. Without seeing the...

The whole job is a PIA. Without seeing the conditions on site it is impossible to say how much.
All the branch circuits and the entrance cable are the considerations. You may get lucky with some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-12-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By speedy petey
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE call this guy back and get...

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE call this guy back and get your money back. Then use it to hire a real electrician to do this work.
If he refuses, threats work well sometimes. Especially legal ones.

DO...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-11-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By speedy petey
Especially at only 1/3hp you are FINE. You...

Especially at only 1/3hp you are FINE.
You also do not need any kind of interlock. If you don't want them to be run at the same time, just don't turn on the disp while the DW is running. It's not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-03-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By speedy petey
Well, disposal cords are supposed to be 18-36",...

Well, disposal cords are supposed to be 18-36", so yeah, something's gotta change.
If it were a few inches off total I wouldn't worry about it, but a foot plus a few inches you need to fix.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-03-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By speedy petey
Yes, they can share the circuit. No, you don't...

Yes, they can share the circuit. No, you don't have to isolate them. No, GFI is not required.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-22-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By speedy petey
Funny how a SPAM post about vaginal odor is still...

Funny how a SPAM post about vaginal odor is still getting views and replies more than three YEARS later. :rofl:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-19-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By speedy petey
White should NOT be used as a ground, but in your...

White should NOT be used as a ground, but in your case you really don't have a choice. It's a minor violation to solve a big problem.

The reason the wire nut melted was NOT because it was drawing...
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