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  1. Exposed NM-B in Garage... What year not legal?

    I have a detached garage built in 1985.

    It has exposed NM-B cable vertically between 2 x 4 studs.


    Nowadays you cannot have exposed NB-B cable; it must be protected.

    Does anyone know in...
  2. I'll be using a 100 amp CB. In a much earlier...

    I'll be using a 100 amp CB.

    In a much earlier thread JW advised me that this is the correct wire size, which is what I had already bought.
    THHN, copper, #3. It's difficult to read the dot-matrix...
  3. Neutral wire size smaller than hots for 100 amp subpanel?

    For convenience I'm installing a 100 amp subpanel within one foot of the main panel, which is 200 amps.

    NO new circuits are being added; only moved from main panel to subpanel.

    Three THHN #3...
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    NM-B cable thru main CB panel OK?

    Is it legal to run NM-B cable (#10 solid, 3-wire + G), with sheath, right through a main CB panel?


    After going through the panel, the NM-B cable will go through about 8-inches of EMT or PVC to a...
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    I've been doing what you do for 25 years. No...

    I've been doing what you do for 25 years. No problem wearing out a CB.

    If we go away for one night or more the water heater CB goes off.

    Also, the well pump is turned off, although it has its...
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    High Pressure Safety Cutoff Switch?

    My well pump pressure switch is a Square D, 30 to 50 psi.

    I've changed it about three times over the last 20 years or so.

    In addition, I had a High Pressure Safety Cutoff Switch installed....
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    I know the fuse would only blow measuring...

    I know the fuse would only blow measuring current.

    I just wondered if the fuses put into leads were fasting acting than the ones inside the meters.

    Since almost all quality meters have internal...
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    Thanks JW. I had planned on using #3 copper to...

    Thanks JW. I had planned on using #3 copper to the subpanel.


    BTW, JW, I found your recent article on multimeters electrifying.

    My multimeter is CAT III for 1000 volts, and CAT IV for 600...
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    Max CB for SubPanel

    I would like to know the maximum CB size I can use in a SubPanel.

    My main panel supplies little information. Just the name, catalog number, etc., along with an area for listing what the CBs are...
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    JW: The Reliance X-Series is new. You can see...

    JW: The Reliance X-Series is new. You can see them on the Reliance site. These panels switch the neutrals also.

    See:
    http://www.reliancecontrols.com/Products.aspx?pl=x_series&c=&f=


    I know...
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    JW: Thanks for the reply. I did read your text...

    JW: Thanks for the reply.

    I did read your text above with the underling, etc., in previous posts.

    I'm convinced that my Generac XG7000E will have to remain bonded and run as an SDS.

    However,...
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    Generac XG7000E and Interlock Kit

    There is much confusion regarding connecting a portable generator to a service panel. Id like some expert advice on doing this safely and legally.

    I ordered a Generac XG7000E from Home Depot. It...
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