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1. ## Thread: How to figure out six wires and which goes with which?

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### Bet that cut into your profit.

Bet that cut into your profit.
2. ## Thread: How to figure out six wires and which goes with which?

by Homeownerinburb
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### Yes, "I've seen 'em blow!" Especially back in...

Yes, "I've seen 'em blow!"

Especially back in my film electrician days, which is all about temporary power distribution. That stuff was hairy.

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### For the OP, I don't think he can calculate those...

For the OP, I don't think he can calculate those loads, and as I wrote, who knows if his house is wired with 3 wire circuits? Is he suddenly going to be muddling neutrals? Me, I would rather put...

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### JW says you are off the hook, so I say do it his...

JW says you are off the hook, so I say do it his way.

Still, the OP should follow my path. Especially if he is an amateur who does not understand a 3 wire circuit. In which case he is well...
5. ## Thread: How to figure out six wires and which goes with which?

by Homeownerinburb
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### You speak wisdom, Obi Wan. Actually, not much...

You speak wisdom, Obi Wan. Actually, not much that is designed for 120v much likes 240v.
6. ## Thread: How to figure out six wires and which goes with which?

by Homeownerinburb
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### I'm pretty sure that if two incandescent lights...

I'm pretty sure that if two incandescent lights are on either side of the phase, sharing a neutral, and I have disconnected the neutral and the hots, that I will find a path down one hot, thru a...
7. ## Thread: 16 Gauge Wire in Circuit?

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### The manufacturer is not bound by the code the way...

The manufacturer is not bound by the code the way we are.

The cords on the various things you plug into a 20 amp general purpose circuit are not 12 ga, are they? They are large enough for the...
8. ## Thread: How to figure out six wires and which goes with which?

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### Label all the wires so that I can put it back...

Label all the wires so that I can put it back together the way it started.....

Disconnect everything.

Leave all the lights in the house on (to ensure a path from the hot to the neutral).

And...
9. ## Thread: How to figure out six wires and which goes with which?

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### One of the jobs that clips over the wire, a...

One of the jobs that clips over the wire, a non-contact?

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### That is bad form. If a circuit runs to a panel,...

That is bad form. If a circuit runs to a panel, it should get its own breaker. Absolutely one does not put two wires under the same screw. If the house is wired with two wire circuits and no...

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### You "believe" it is a 200 amp panel? Is it...

You "believe" it is a 200 amp panel?

Is it actually a "fuse" panel or is it a breaker panel?

Is there a master breaker that would shut off all the power going out of the panel with one motion...
12. ## Thread: How to figure out six wires and which goes with which?

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### How to figure out six wires and which goes with which?

I'm going to be replacing an old surface mounted 100amp combination panel that replaced a much older panel many years ago.

The owner tells me that the house is wired with cloth and rubber, but all...
13. ## Thread: 16 Gauge Wire in Circuit?

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### How to determine which wires are in a three wire circuit when six wires are in a....

Sorry, wrong place.
14. ## Thread: 16 Gauge Wire in Circuit?

by Homeownerinburb
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### "The maximum wire size to connect the pump motor...

"The maximum wire size to connect the pump motor is 16 gauge"

If the pump comes from the manufacturer with 16 ga, you can wire that to the relay. But you cannot use any 16 ga anywhere else in...
15. ## Thread: Retrofitting boxes in steel stud construction

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### I'm pretty good at patching drywall. My...

I'm pretty good at patching drywall.

My current inclination is to use a three gang masonry box. I will figure out how far from the opposite drywall it would fall to be flush with the face of...
16. ## Thread: Retrofitting boxes in steel stud construction

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### Retrofitting boxes in steel stud construction

Here's one that is new on me:

Just walked thru a modest job that requires replacing two 4"sq boxes with three gang.

Apparently the building is built of steel studs.

I want to do the least...
17. ## Thread: 4 Gang Switch Box Wiring diagram

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### You can also save lots of space by daisy-chaining...

You can also save lots of space by daisy-chaining the common hot and the ground. One wire long enough to go from one switch to the next, with enough insulation removed to wrap around a screw. ...
18. ## Thread: 4 Gang Switch Box Wiring diagram

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### You can also save lots of wire by daisy-chaining...

You can also save lots of wire by daisy-chaining the common hot and the ground. One wire long enough to go from one switch to the next, with enough insulation removed to wrap around a screw. Not...
19. ## Thread: NON IC rated lighting

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### No kidding. Why bother otherwise?

No kidding. Why bother otherwise?
20. ## Thread: Switch with GFI

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### Actually, there is an evil genius in that. The...

Actually, there is an evil genius in that. The hall is quite long.....without an outlet. What would be SO cool is that I could lift the power from the lights in the bath. Ooohh. I feel some...
21. ## Thread: Switch with GFI

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### I got into the property today. The vanity...

I got into the property today. The vanity receptacle and the lights are on two different circuits, the vanity conduit passes nowhere near the light switch.
22. ## Thread: Switch with GFI

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### The fan/light combo in the shower stall, which...

The fan/light combo in the shower stall, which the manufacturer and my inspector want to have on a gfi.

My inspector is ok with me using the vanity gfi for this, now I just need to get up in the...
23. ## Thread: Switch with GFI

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### Right after I start to lay golden eggs.

Right after I start to lay golden eggs.
24. ## Thread: Switch with GFI

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### It never hurts to ask.....but yes, I think you...

It never hurts to ask.....but yes, I think you are correct on that one.
25. ## Thread: Switch with GFI

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### The inspector will insist on Arc Fault with any...

The inspector will insist on Arc Fault with any new circuits.
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