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  1. Thread: HVAC Wiring

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    It's an all in one unit, AC/gas furnace/fan,...

    It's an all in one unit, AC/gas furnace/fan, installed outside the house. I have some 8/3 that I can use to reach the new subpanel, I just won't use the neutral. Thanks
  2. Thread: HVAC Wiring

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    HVAC Wiring

    The HVAC unit (LP gas furnace) is made by Bryant around 1990 and was wired with a flat, black insulated wire with two 8 gauge conductors and a small ground. Shouldn't it be wired with 8/3 with...
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    Ground rod, one or more?

    With ground rods is more the merrier or does that cause problems? I need to do some digging around the main panel at the street to see what's there and if there's a Ufer down at the house I don't...
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    I'm not doing this because of the broken...

    I'm not doing this because of the broken conduit/pipe. It's in the way of excavating I'm doing next to and behind the garage to create level parking and vehicle storage so my stuff is parked outta...
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    "There is no such thing as ABS concuit" All I...

    "There is no such thing as ABS concuit"

    All I know is that the plastic conduit is black. I guess it could be poly pipe? It was installed in the late 1970s. Also, the ground is in it's own smaller...
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    Googling results in all kinds of random images,...

    Googling results in all kinds of random images, not many that are helpful! I talked to a commercial electrician today so now I know what to do. I had to locate the existing underground conduit which...
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    Underground conduit and pull-box questions

    Can the service conductors, neutral and ground be run in the same conduit?
    What is the minimum radius for bends in 3" conduit with 4/0 aluminum service conductor?
    Any pictures or diagram of a...
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    rick, The front panel on the generator says it...

    rick, The front panel on the generator says it has 8550 "starting" watts and 5550 running watts. Don't know how it does it, I'm just a stoopit old nail pounder not an Electrimagician.

    jwelectric,...
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    The generator I have is a Briggs and Stratton,...

    The generator I have is a Briggs and Stratton, model 030324 bought from Home Cheapo in 2006 for around $700. On a side note, went to our next job to set-up some special hardware for the foundation...
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    So enlighten me on using a small portable...

    So enlighten me on using a small portable generator in regards to the neutral.
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    The panel I had in the last house everything was...

    The panel I had in the last house everything was powered when the generator was used. I had to manually shutoff non-essential breakers to not overload the generator. It was used to power the frig,...
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    Got any recommendations for a panel? Is it...

    Got any recommendations for a panel? Is it possible to convert a standard panel?
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    Generator-ready subpanel question

    My last house had a generator ready Connecticut Electric 200 amp mechanically switched panel and I'd like to install one in our current house. My question is whether it's possible to downsize the...
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    Still working on getting info on the well. The...

    Still working on getting info on the well. The county dept of environmental health only has well logs back to '92, so we'll have to get the info from the state.
    That pump number listed on the 2004...
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    It's the cable/wire running underground in...

    It's the cable/wire running underground in conduit (looks like ABS, it's black) from the meter main panel to the sub in the house, not the wire running from the pole to the meter. No, I'm not afraid...
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    Wire splicing question

    I'm wondering if it's OK to splice the wire that's running from the meter main at the street to the sub-panel in the house? It's underground and it's in the way of some excavation I need to do to get...
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    Hmm, where do I start? We had the well tested...

    Hmm, where do I start? We had the well tested because it was an unknown. The pump house and it"s contents looked to be in real bad condition like most everything on this property! In hindsight, I...
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    Thanks for the replies. The only info I have from...

    Thanks for the replies. The only info I have from the county is 295' deep and 5 GPM. I guess that's all they cared about back in '78. The well driller is out of business and the company that has the...
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    Need well water system advice

    Thanks for a great forum, I've been doing a little lurking here trying to learn.
    Our situation is that we had to sell the nice house I built 3 years ago and we bought a 33 year old severe fixer...
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