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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-20-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By triple D
you can save it...

You will need to go and get about 75 or so purple wire nuts for aluminum to copper splice. These are the only ul listed and code approved way to do this. Count up all switches single pulls and three...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-18-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By triple D
just to clarify...

the outlet in the basement ten feet away would of been fine for service plug code, if it was a gfi. You must have one within 25 ft of furnace. Adding the one you did, you are correct in naming it the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-16-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By triple D
code requires gfi..

the service/convience outlet located in relation to furnace must be gfi protected, as it is assumed repair personnel will be utilizing this to do there duties on the furnace. I think if I looked...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-16-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By triple D
hire someone....

A real electrician should be able to get both plugs switched from one location. Probably with no damage to walls at all if there is access above or below. Maybe close in cost to. Just a thought, good...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-13-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,781
Posted By triple D
use a marine pump....

Depending on how much water you need to move, and how fast, you could put a bildge pump in there. Then cut the float switch off and wire to a standard sump float. Use two deep cycle batteries, and go...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-06-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,244
Posted By triple D
light bulbs?

If you have flourescent bulbs, you will also go through dimmers.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-06-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By triple D
what?

Is the extension cord wired to the lugs of breaker box directly with no splices along the way? And you have the black white and green unhooked? If this is the case the cord needs to be replaced, it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-16-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,507
Posted By triple D
o.k. here it is....

If the nail or screw had touched the hot to the neut as you earlier indicated causing some kind of 120volt anomoly on the neut, you would blow the breaker in less than a second. you would never have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-16-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By triple D
is that comfortable?

If it is a pain to get to either end, just set a skill saw to cut 3/4 inch into studs, and cut a path from a to b that is 1 inch wide then staple wire to back of notches and put a metal nail plate...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-16-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,840
Posted By triple D
wow!!!

Is that your fan set up? Do you use it? Cause I dont think its to safe....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-08-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,221
Posted By triple D
try this dude....

I pull this trick once in a while at work when i'm stuck with the puke meter. Get an extension cord and take it to a good plug. Test hot to neut and to grnd should be the same both ways 118-125volts....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-08-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,507
Posted By triple D
precisley!

That is exactly correct Joe, your trouble shooting skills are right on. The neutral slowly burned itself the rest of the way apart over time. The breaker would of never held, from the time the screw...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-30-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,353
Posted By triple D
why inside??????

Just have to know why inside, I'll check codes but I'm pretty sure this one might be a no go. To many factors at hand. Is there no room outside? How big do you need it?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-29-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,369
Posted By triple D
check the cord

turn off breaker, then pull dryer out and unplug cord. Look at the prongs to see if surrounding rubber is dark and melted. Then remove cover on dryer over cord connection. Check that all nuts or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-28-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By triple D
yes wire nut....

You take alum. to alum. or copp. to alum. and put together like regular junction, except you must only use a purple wire nut. It might be filled with the substance you mentioned....But you cannot...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-11-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By triple D
canopy....

the vast majority are mounted in ceiling canopy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-11-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By triple D
rating????

I think the deciding factor here is, what is the temp. rating of wire you used to wire fixture internally. Just curious, did you hook a grnd. tail to fixture? It looks like a pretty cool light, good...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-01-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By triple D
what line?

I know this post is old, and they probably have a phone by now. But was there even an existing line anywhere in their proposed half of the house?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-26-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,982
Posted By triple D
5 feet

what did'nt show up in speedy's post is the number 5 before the 'symbol. you must be within 5' of the foundation or slab (where the pipe enters the building line) when you hook to water line. And you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-25-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,982
Posted By triple D
rods.....

is your entire house plastic plumbing including main line coming in? if so you should have two ground rods outside, with a #6 copper to them from neutral bar.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-20-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By triple D
cant get instructions

your link is not working for me, web page cannot be found.....could help ya if I could see what is not in the top of other link(mounting plate)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-20-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By triple D
try this....

turn off power and disconnect all wires on the two single pole switches on right.(i know your using three ways for these, and thats fine, well get to that in a minute) Turn power on and test the blk...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-28-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,563
Posted By triple D
polarity???

Have you varified line and load? Not just by color, but with a volt detector?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-28-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By triple D
yeah.....

You are in referance to copper? also keeping the grounds all tied to grnd bar, tied to panel box, and keeping all neutrals together on a floating bar, seperate from grounds? Yah that sounds like your...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-28-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,589
Posted By triple D
I cant believe my eyes!!!!!

That device must be made in china! How the hell does the other end get changed to a 15 or 20 amp single pole breaker? further more, that is for a 4 wire plug. Does the o.p. have a four wqire plug?...
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