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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-24-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,284
Posted By 480sparky
Not all problems can be found in the boxes. ...

Not all problems can be found in the boxes. Lighting has a tendency to overpower house wiring. Normal house wiring is rated for 600volts.... mother nature can throw a couple million volts through...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-22-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By 480sparky
You missed the light wire, usually they're blue. ...

You missed the light wire, usually they're blue. Tie it to the two blacks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-02-2008, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,275
Posted By 480sparky
You're referring to these: ...

You're referring to these:

http://th214.photobucket.com/albums/cc172/480sparky/th_8879_WholeUnit.jpg

Which are used like this:
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-31-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,275
Posted By 480sparky
You're asking way to much for what you want to...

You're asking way to much for what you want to spend. Locators that are capable of finding both cable paths and faults start at 2 grand for a used setup, so if you can get one for $400, you're...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-30-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,130
Posted By 480sparky
I have the '05 CD, but I typed it from the 2008...

I have the '05 CD, but I typed it from the 2008 before I realized there were no changes from the '05 :mad:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-29-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,130
Posted By 480sparky
From the 2005 AND 2008 NEC: (there are no changes...

From the 2005 AND 2008 NEC: (there are no changes in 2008 for this section)

250.118. Types of Equipment Grounding Conductors. The equipment grounding conductor run with or enclosing the circuit...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-18-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,772
Posted By 480sparky
Unless your furnace is on steroids and cranks out...

Unless your furnace is on steroids and cranks out air heated to 200F, there's no problem that can arise from this.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-11-2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,075
Posted By 480sparky
Try tightening the screws first. That may be all...

Try tightening the screws first. That may be all it needs.

If there's any make-ups in the box, check under the wire nuts and see if they are good and solid as well.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-09-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,075
Posted By 480sparky
Turn the power off to that circuit and remove the...

Turn the power off to that circuit and remove the GFI receptacle. Chances are, there's a loose connection. If not, check the closest outlet from there for a loose connection.

If you can't find a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-02-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,293
Posted By 480sparky
I have noticed, as a general rule, the heavier it...

I have noticed, as a general rule, the heavier it is for it's size, the better it is. Flimsy = cheap.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-28-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,983
Posted By 480sparky
With todays' price for scrap, that's a daily...

With todays' price for scrap, that's a daily occurance in just about every state. In the last two weeks, there have been 3 deaths in Iowa caused my metal thieves. Two were the thieves themselves,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-25-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By 480sparky
Also, shut your power off at the main. This...

Also, shut your power off at the main.

This will prevent further damage to other stuff, like electronics.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-21-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,983
Posted By 480sparky
If you're talking about one of these: ...

If you're talking about one of these:

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc172/480sparky/Greenleestripper.jpg

Don't bother.... they're great for stripping a wire an inch or two in order to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-19-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,983
Posted By 480sparky
The DNR here likes to look for black smoke and...

The DNR here likes to look for black smoke and write up 4-digit fines for producing it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-17-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,983
Posted By 480sparky
I use a bench vise and a quality utility knife. ...

I use a bench vise and a quality utility knife.

Clamp down one end of the wire in the vise and pull the knife along the wire as you back away.

It will go faster as you get used to it.

I...
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