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    if your looking for mechanical protection why not...

    if your looking for mechanical protection why not pull individual wires and put a 3/8's conduit under the floor to the location, toss a jb on the other end and run romex to wherever you need to go or...
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    hit the nail right on the head.....get it fixed...

    hit the nail right on the head.....get it fixed fast. Thats why your getting a power reading on the bad leg but it's turning off when you switch something on. The 120V is comming around through the...
  3. siemens makes a nice panel for this too....it...

    siemens makes a nice panel for this too....it isolates the neutral as well as both hots by using a three pole breaker with a mechanical interlock and you can size your breakers as you want. Sells for...
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    A thought i had being as your in a complex is...

    A thought i had being as your in a complex is perhaps the original contractor stretched things to the limit....meaning he may have gone over the safe distance for voltage drop. Source voltage will...
  5. I can't confirm this as i'm no expert on the NEC...

    I can't confirm this as i'm no expert on the NEC but if there's no washbasin in the laundry then you don't need the gfci's(CEC not NEC). And there's no space requirments between the washer and any...
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    shouldn't matter at all to use em both...why buy...

    shouldn't matter at all to use em both...why buy a straight breaker when you've already got a gfci there. It's a bit redundant but alot cheaper in your case.
  7. some schooling would help but if you want i can...

    some schooling would help but if you want i can go through step by step on how things work....the beauty of doing an apprenticeship is that you get paid right from the start.....it's not much but...
  8. I agree with drick...never seen a gfci needed for...

    I agree with drick...never seen a gfci needed for shower lights....if your installing approved fixtures for the location. If you still want the added protection of a GFCI then try what called a "dead...
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    oddly enough after contacting the manufacturer...

    oddly enough after contacting the manufacturer and a few trade friends of mine and putting our head together we found out that the ground absolutely has to be connected for this type of ballast....
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    from what i can see from the pictures it looks...

    from what i can see from the pictures it looks like your right HJ....looks like the original meter was located at the front of the house under where the temp connection is attached to the utility...
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    that's most definately a temp set up. The power...

    that's most definately a temp set up. The power company is indeed responsible for the meter location....your friend may find that when they show up they just tell him to move it back. You don't move...
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    s'ok...got it figured out...thanks for the help...

    s'ok...got it figured out...thanks for the help guys and or gals :)
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    i've got an update...i had a thought that perhaps...

    i've got an update...i had a thought that perhaps all the bulbs weren't seated properly so i went back through and sure enough found one that wasn't. unfortunately this didn't fix the problem. I...
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    i was refering to this. Also just because...

    i was refering to this.

    Also just because there's number tens there doesn't mean that you should use a 30A breaker. You would need to know what's on the other end of the line. It may be an...
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    two things to note though are that in theory...

    two things to note though are that in theory anyways if there was a short once the ground was connected it should have tripped the breaker. The other is that i'm working off the same pricipal as...
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    small FYI....40A circuit should have number 8's...

    small FYI....40A circuit should have number 8's not 10's
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    i'm pretty sure i recall somewhere that a pure...

    i'm pretty sure i recall somewhere that a pure lighting load can be loaded to 100%.....having said that i'm not positive and the general rule of thumb is always 80%....which is 12A not 14A as...
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    strange occurance

    new here and had a very strange thing happen today. The place where my father works is having some renovations done. A new dropped ceiling was put in and some 2 by 4 lights installed. The poor fellow...
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