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    vanity clearance

    Im adding a bath vanity in an existing corner, I plan to build a 4 ft high wall on the other side out 36 " from wall , should I leave enough clearence to clear the vanity top (31") and fill in the...
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    people run the multiwire brance circuit to...

    people run the multiwire brance circuit to kitchen counter GFCI all the time , with half the recepts on each hot leg . Only 2 GFCI s are used with the others fed from the load sides. There is not...
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    You can share the neutral that way , its called a...

    You can share the neutral that way , its called a multiwire branch circuit 2008 NEC 210.4 . You have to be be sure you use a 220/240 double breaker, you can not use a piggy back breaker in which 2...
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    He wont care then . he wants it to stay on after...

    He wont care then . he wants it to stay on after the christmas lights are down , he will just leave the switch on , he will only turn off while the lights are up so not run continuous.
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    Am I missing something , If you install a jumper...

    Am I missing something , If you install a jumper between the hot in and hot out on a timer it is the same as if the timer is not even there , the fact that a switch is in the jumper , returns it to...
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    I forgot to say they used a GFCI receptacle in...

    I forgot to say they used a GFCI receptacle in the pump house and protected the light with the GFCI feed out terminals . As far the power co neutral it is grounded at the meter or disconnect to the...
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    I never said I would do it but connected that way...

    I never said I would do it but connected that way the bare ground becomes the grounded conductor back to the house panel . As far as it not being insulated their argument was the power co wraps their...
  8. You can use one of the hots on the cable you have...

    You can use one of the hots on the cable you have for one GFCI and only connect to one hot neutral and ground in the inlet . I just didnt figure you would want to waste the other hot on the 220 ....
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    If you have the power coming in to a lighting...

    If you have the power coming in to a lighting outlet , you can no longer run a 14/2 or 12/2 switch leg down to the switch , you must run 12/3 or 14/3 and leave an unused neutral in the switch box...
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    Oh I forgot , if the wirng is 20 amp , #12 wire...

    Oh I forgot , if the wirng is 20 amp , #12 wire and it probaby is , you would have to use a 120 volt 20 amp heavy duty switch , not a common 15 amp . You can dertermine the circuit by seeing if the...
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    A lot of timers have an on position that overides...

    A lot of timers have an on position that overides the timer . You could look into changing it out . Or if you can get another cable the same size as the others (#14 or #12 ) into the timer . If you...
  12. Thread: 220v to 110v

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    Wont scream on that one but he must use a 240...

    Wont scream on that one but he must use a 240 volt 20 amp double breaker in the panel to feed the shared neutral multiwire branch circuit . Even though he will be connecting 2 - 120 v circuits . Set...
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    Here is one for you to chew on , in 2011 code...

    Here is one for you to chew on , in 2011 code every switch box in a house must contain a neutral wire , no matter if it is needed or not . Reason , so if a DIY needs a neutral for some thing later,...
  14. Only the lucky ones that could afford keroseen ...

    Only the lucky ones that could afford keroseen in Hoover days
  15. Doesnt matter if lights and frig are there , all...

    Doesnt matter if lights and frig are there , all receptacle outlets in unfinished basement , garage , or crawl space must be GFCI . Does not matter if it is wet or damp , it can be dry as a bone . ...
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    I hope you know what a nightmare that is and also...

    I hope you know what a nightmare that is and also hope it is not a large area you are doing , a battery tool wont run long enough without charge for a job this hard . all you can do is use a...
  17. A 240 is allowed to be ran this way and is called...

    A 240 is allowed to be ran this way and is called a multiwire branch circuit , you wind up with two circuit that share a neutral , the neutral only carries the unbalanced load , if both loads are...
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    I like the heavy duty prongs on that plug , most...

    I like the heavy duty prongs on that plug , most of the fires here are caused by a receptacle that is no longer tight on the prongs of the plug , they get by until some leaves a portable floor heater...
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    I had a regular customer that a lot of mobile...

    I had a regular customer that a lot of mobile homes in what I called a religious compound of some kind . On one of the mobile homes they wanted an electric water heater installed instead of the gas ....
  20. If you had both red and black on one lug at the...

    If you had both red and black on one lug at the heater and red and black on the two breaker lugs , the 240 breaker would not turn on it would trip when you tried , one question is this a GE panel ?...
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    Good work JW I thought it said #8 somewhere , but...

    Good work JW I thought it said #8 somewhere , but thats what we use anyway and it passes inspection . There should be a terminal already on the frame from the mfg. but if not , one must be installed .
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    1- You dont have to worry about the voltage drop because the code wont allow you to put the service pole more than 30 ft from the mobile home
    Nec 550 .32 (a)
    2- The 4/0 4/0 2/0 #4 is use-2 ...
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    You have to bond the metal frame to the inside...

    You have to bond the metal frame to the inside panel with a # 8 solid copper . I will find the code for you later today
  24. You are already over the box allowance , the 3 ...

    You are already over the box allowance , the 3 14/2 are 6 conductors but you must count one for all the bare grounds that makes 7 , then you must count 2 for the recep or switch , that makes 9 ...
  25. Thread: Flexable Duct

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    Flexable Duct

    Is it ok to use the silver flexible insulated duct between two foor levels where it will be concealed and unable to access . I plane to run two 10" metal ducts and come off of those with the flex...
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