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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-11-2013, 10:16 AM
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Posted By Ocean_Man
Get a deep box for switch location. Switch...

Get a deep box for switch location. Switch lights. Bring separate feeder over to GFCI and avoid extra wiring.

Wiring:
12-2 hot into switch box. Grounds together with pigtail for switch.
Blacks...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-10-2013, 07:37 AM
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Views: 601
Posted By Ocean_Man
Unless the circuits all go down under the house...

Unless the circuits all go down under the house or up into an attic. Then they can move the junction box down or up. But the feeders are the issue. If they are short and have to be extended the job...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-09-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Ocean_Man
How many breakers? What size breakers? What...

How many breakers? What size breakers? What voltage breakers?

Which way do your feeders come from?

Which way do your circuits go?

Hopefully everything comes from under or over the new...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-09-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Ocean_Man
are you saying that the wires are tying in before...

are you saying that the wires are tying in before the meter? Because that would be a bootleg system and be very careful with it.

how do the two wires attach before the main service?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-14-2013, 10:35 PM
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Views: 1,349
Posted By Ocean_Man
Post photos please. Are you talking about a...

Post photos please. Are you talking about a single #12 conductor or a #12 nm/romex cable? Is it just one wire you need to re-run? Where do you think it comes from? Where do you think it goes? Are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-12-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,197
Posted By Ocean_Man
Thanks, that's correct.

Thanks, that's correct.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-11-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,197
Posted By Ocean_Man
I think he's talking about plugging into a single...

I think he's talking about plugging into a single plug and using over 15 amps. Of course each plug can handle the 9 amps but drawing over 15 amps from a single 15 amp plug is a code violation based...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-10-2013, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Ocean_Man
nealtw is right you only need 14-2 from A to A....

nealtw is right you only need 14-2 from A to A. Assuming your diagram is accurate.

Pretty basic. You run your 120V hot and neutral to light B, light A, and your plugs. Then you drop your 2 @ 14-2...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-10-2013, 08:56 PM
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Views: 9,197
Posted By Ocean_Man
What 2 items do you plug in that are 9 amps each?...

What 2 items do you plug in that are 9 amps each?

But you're right if you use 18 amps on one receptacle it had better be a 20 amp receptacle. However, the vast majority of receptacles do not use...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-10-2013, 06:30 PM
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Views: 9,197
Posted By Ocean_Man
Woops, didn't realize you are in Canada. I don't...

Woops, didn't realize you are in Canada. I don't know what the rules are in Canada. Probably slightly different, though.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-10-2013, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Ocean_Man
There are rules on it. The rule says that on a 20...

There are rules on it. The rule says that on a 20 amp branch circuit your receptacles can be rated at 15 or 20 amps.

So if you are really drawing high amperage go for the 20.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-10-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,197
Posted By Ocean_Man
Use a 15 amp GFCI unless you use a lot of power...

Use a 15 amp GFCI unless you use a lot of power out of this outlet. If you figure you use more than 12 amps then consider a 20 amp GFCI. But, you will need to verify #12 or larger wire before you do....
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