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Jul
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comment How can I add a circuit breaker when there are no openings available in the neutral bus bar?
As far as your plan goes, it's fine, but make sure you have wire nuts to fit the wires that are being pigtailed. Wire nuts will also have a description on their package explaining what and how many wires they can accommodate, so you should select appropriately sized wire nuts. Also, make sure that none of the GND/N wires goes flailing around as you work on the other wires, as they could make contact with live electrical parts. It would be safest if you cut off all electricity prior to servicing the panel. I am not responsible for anything that might go wrong!
Jul
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comment How can I add a circuit breaker when there are no openings available in the neutral bus bar?
@Rolando 12/2 and 14/2 are common types of Romex electrical wire, but that is not what they are talking about. In this case, they are referring to what sorts of wires you can put under the lugs. The first number is the gauge (in AWG [lower numbers are bigger wires]) of the wire and the second is the number of them: one (1) wire of size AWG14 to AWG4 (#14-4); or two to three (2-3) wires of size AWG14 to AWG10 (#14-10) It sounds like your busbars are capable of handling more than one wire as most of your wires will be AWG12 and AWG14. (Use some wire of known size as a reference.)
Jul
10
comment When wiring outlets should I use pigtails or both sets of outlet screws?
@bcworkz Some types of failures will cause an outage for all downstream devices, others will not. It depends on the type of failure, but as Philip Ngai has pointed out, the screw terminal, backing plate, etc. is seeing more current, so it will increase the possibility of something going wrong. Stabbing the receptacles in the back is even worse, and it is very likely that you'll have a failure at some point down the road.
Jul
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comment When wiring outlets should I use pigtails or both sets of outlet screws?
@Craig Pigtailing is definitely the recommended practice, but I don't think it's required by code.
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comment Why would I run out of water for a few seconds and then get full pressure back
Is there a rush of air when the water is out?
Jul
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answered When wiring outlets should I use pigtails or both sets of outlet screws?
Jul
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comment What is wrong with this GFCI outlet?
Turn the breaker off, open it up, and take a picture of both sides and the back. Maybe there's something we can see. Also, are you using a multimeter or a non-contact voltage tester, like Steven mentioned? It could be a few different things.
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revised Is it safe to re-use drill holes in a wall?
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answered Is it safe to re-use drill holes in a wall?
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answered What is the difference between an impact driver and an impact wrench?
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revised Is this rotary hammer capable of driving a ground rod into hard soil?
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asked Is this rotary hammer capable of driving a ground rod into hard soil?
Jun
29
comment How to keep two water tanks have maintain the same water level?
If it is pressurized for an hour a day or something, all you'd have to do is vent the top of the tank for a few minutes during that period to make sure that it fills up all the way, being careful to not overflow the tank. If they are already connected in series, then you can get rid of the pump and use the city's water pressure to rid the air from the siphon pipes. We would need more information to give a definitive answer, however.
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answered How to keep two water tanks have maintain the same water level?
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comment How to keep two water tanks have maintain the same water level?
Also, please explain how the water gets up into the tanks in the first place. Is it pumped directly from a private well?
Jun
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comment How to keep two water tanks have maintain the same water level?
Please explain what you mean by "good supply of water." From your description, it sounds like this is a gravity-fed system and not pressurized.
Jun
28
comment How do I appropriately/safely connect multiple power tools to a 20-amp outlet?
I would say it's mandatory to have the 15A breaker on the power strip (or change the one in the service panel) because a 15A power strip on a 20A breaker can see up to 24A continuously. Even draws in the 24-30A range will still make it past the breaker for anywhere from 15 minutes to a few hours (until the overload protection, which relies on a bimetal strip heating up, kicks in, and if that bimetal strip is reaching temps of several hundred degrees, I'd imagine your power strip will too.) The DIY 20A power strip is a cool idea too.