Do you understand the difference between a single receptacle and a duplex receptacle?
Receptacle. A receptacle is a contact device installed at the outlet for the connection of
an attachment plug. A single receptacle is a single contact device with no other contact
device on the same yoke. A multiple receptacle is two or more contact devices on the
Last edited by Chris75; 12-03-2008 at 05:31 PM.
Ok, I fold. You guys are correct. This is a violation.
I am wrong and I thank you for the lesson.
My answers are based mostly on the ICC codes. Advice given is my personal opinion and every person performing work should acquire a permit from his/her jurisdiction and get the work inspected. My opinions are not directions to follow for DIYs or professionals
I also don't know why it's ok to leave the wire exposed like that.
I know it's allowed by code, but...
I like my wires to be protected by something more substantial than it's plastic sheath.
Also Why would it make any difference how many outlets you have on a 15 amp string? Using a 20 amp outlet is only asking for trouble.
Years ago... I was stacking staples when I first started wiring my garage, but I found muti-wire clamps and removed the earlier stacked staples.
Note: The stacked staples looked really nice since I used longer nails to go threw each plastic spacer.
This resulted in spacer-wire-spacer-wire-spacer-wire-board
Back on the story. I don't understand why they did not use the white as the traveler?
The neutral could have come back on a separate 14-2
Then again if they did not have a separate 14-2, how did they power the door opener when the light was off?
The hole story makes me wonder about some people.
1. No ground rod at garage. Code requires separate structures to have ground rods.
2. No separate ground wire. Code requires all sub panels not to have neutral bonded to ground.
3. Technically the size of the wire is legal since the breaker in the house was most likely 15 amp, but lights and a door opener could overload a 15 amp circuit.
4. A GFI on the outdoor outlet could have tripped due to the way the 3-way was wired. To make it not trip they would have had to power the 3-way from the GFI and that would have required it to be either in the house or they would have had to add another wire.
5. Multiple hot sources in same wire. This assumes the 3-way was powered by the closest circuit.
6. Who put in the outdoor outlet and did not add a ground wire?
It's too bad it was not a DYI job.
It would have made a nice Darwin award.
Important note Ė I donít know man made laws, just laws of physics
Disclaimer: I'm a big fan of Darwin awards.
On the pro box; I am having trouble seeing detail, but there is something red at the top of the wire bundle on the far right going from the top of the box to the ceiling. Would that be an unsheathed wire or something else?
As I look at the pro panel, I can count a least 35 circuits going into what looks like a 150 ampere 30 circuit panel.(judging by the se cable). I am pretty sure that isn't a 40 or 42 space panel.
Yea that could be right, I didn't really think about that as it would be pretty rare in a Sq-D QO series. Good catch though.
Either way I would not want anything to do with the insides of that panel, between the QO's crappy neutral bar set-up and the side entry of the wires that baby has got to be packed(neat but packed)
I dont know about this being a professional installation. Seems to me it could still be an inexperienced person. Using all those ko's. All pros Ive seen come in through the top, using connectors rated for more than one wire. Or through a pipe or two using the Exception at 312.5(C) of the NEC>
This panel looks as though the person had more concern about astetics than anything else.
If you really want a super neat and meet the code and I belive this been show up in one of the electrical magaizne.
Warning Keep your jaws properly supported or get a pillow below it
Is it a good idea to put some material that doesn't catch fire easily on top of the plywood, like type x sheetrock? I'm talking about between the panel and the wood.
Don't follow my advice, I only know a thing or two about a thing or two.