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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-22-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By speedy petey
:rofl: :rofl: OK

:rofl: :rofl: OK
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-21-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
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
Views: 566
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: 566
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: 486
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: 486
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: 566
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: 566
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: 1,037
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: 870
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: 870
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: 590
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: 1,340
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: 612
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: 612
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: 613
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: 2,167
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: 2,167
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: 380
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: 1,068
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: 2,167
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: 1,068
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: 1,068
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: 1,068
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: 2,167
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...
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