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comment Does a receptacle have to supply the max current that it is rated for?
@Harper: Ah, that is not an aspect I had considered. So 30 amps is special. I know I have a 40 amp range outlet wired up to 30 somewhere (maybe my mom's house). So is that a Class A violation?
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answered Does a receptacle have to supply the max current that it is rated for?
Apr
25
comment Dryer is making a terrible sound
@bonhoffer: Yikes! Can you tell where the sound and smell come from?
Apr
25
comment Dryer is making a terrible sound
@bonhoffer: Just look at them. Compare them with a photo of a new one. It seems that dryer does not use guides, but maybe the rollers here.
Apr
25
comment Can I use 6/3 NM-B cable for a 120v 20 amp circuit?
@SpeedyPetey: Because a wire outside could end up underwater or whatever and it would be less safe to depend on a receptacle at the end than at the source to protect it.
Apr
24
answered Can I use 6/3 NM-B cable for a 120v 20 amp circuit?
Apr
24
comment What's best to use in a sawzall to cut steel pipe?
Chris, it has been almost two years. What was the outcome?
Apr
24
answered Dryer is making a terrible sound
Apr
24
comment connect 3 inch ABS pipe to only 0.5 inch exposed pipe
How good is that joint in the piece under the finger? Any chance it will release with some wiggling and twisting?
Apr
24
comment Maximum breaker on NMD7 8/3 wire?
What is the wire distance from panel to the range outlet?
Apr
24
comment connect 3 inch ABS pipe to only 0.5 inch exposed pipe
Is that threaded pipe between? (Hard to tell from all the dirt.)
Apr
24
revised connect 3 inch ABS pipe to only 0.5 inch exposed pipe
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Apr
23
answered Glass thickness for plywood tank
Apr
23
answered What's the best way to track buried electrical wire that's not live?
Apr
21
revised Does a grounding wire from a breaker panel to an outside grounding rod need to be in conduit?
spelling; grammar
Apr
21
comment Installing a dual switch from a single switch which powers two wall sconces
That "mess of white wires and black wires" is key to whether you can easily switch another circuit from the box. Power comes from the panel through a wire run either to the switchbox or to a wallbox behind a light. (Uncommonly) there could be another box in the ceiling or attic which feeds both.
Apr
21
comment Need help repairing cleanout plug of unusual size
What is the opening made of: Cast iron? ABS? Steel? Or include a photo.
Apr
19
comment What size wire I need to run 220 breaker for a tanning bed
Wow! That is one gnarly connector! 11 kV at 400 amps!
Apr
19
comment What size wire I need to run 220 breaker for a tanning bed
What kind of outlet accommodates 4/0 conductors? ;-)
Apr
18
comment Eliminate bed bugs from flat
@keshlam: Well, carbon monoxide will just accelerate the termination of whatever bugs are present. (No, it probably won't.) When the heater is operating properly, there should be no CO. As the room heats, one would not want to be in there for more than a few dozen seconds at a time anyway. The hazard should be minimal.