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Apr
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revised Does a receptacle have to supply the max current that it is rated for?
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Apr
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comment Does a receptacle have to supply the max current that it is rated for?
@Tester101 Mostly to save money on wiring. I've seen this especially with people who want to plug in and use their RV at home. The RV plug is 50A, the electrician says it'll be $$$, they balk, the electrician says, "Well, I can install the 50A plug and back it up with only 30A wiring and breaker, but you'll have to be careful with your power usage in the RV." and years later someone tries to plug in a large hot tub and keeps tripping the breaker only to find out the shortcut taken earlier.
Apr
29
revised Does a receptacle have to supply the max current that it is rated for?
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Apr
29
answered Does a receptacle have to supply the max current that it is rated for?
Apr
24
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Apr
22
answered Retrofit a ceiling light with RGB LED tape/lights?
Apr
20
comment How can this panel pull 100A without any breakers tripping?
I've added a little list showing the breakers on each side. As far a inspection, it's been installed for less than a month now, and is completely enclosed in metal conduit from box to box. Further, it tripped while I was not present and upon reset it hasn't tripped again.
Apr
20
revised How can this panel pull 100A without any breakers tripping?
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Apr
20
comment How can this panel pull 100A without any breakers tripping?
So a dead short on the 30A circuit might trip the main 100A breaker but not the 30A breaker? That's what I'm trying to figure out - if it was total load that caused the trip, or a problem with a single circuit. If I can trip the main breaker without tripping the smaller breakers it makes finding the problem much harder.
Apr
20
revised How can this panel pull 100A without any breakers tripping?
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Apr
20
asked How can this panel pull 100A without any breakers tripping?
Apr
14
comment How to cut drywall over stud?
This is a good way of handling the situation, and depending on the cut required may be significantly faster than a utility knife.
Mar
24
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Mar
24
comment How to leak proof roof?
Please further describe the structure: How far apart are the trusses? What product/material did you use for the "underlay"? What size, product/material did you use for the tiles? How much do the tiles overlap vertically and horizontally? How much does the underlay overlap adjacent underlay? Is there anything supporting the underlay, or is it self-supporting? How large is the roof? How many leaks have you observed so far? How many bulges have you seen so far? What is the pitch of the roof?
Mar
24
reviewed Approve How to leak proof roof?
Mar
14
answered Can I safely use a 9w LED bulb in place of a 40w incandescent?
Mar
7
answered Can a doorbell transformer sit loose inside main panel?
Mar
7
comment Can a doorbell transformer sit loose inside main panel?
@ratchetfreak Modern doorbell transformers have a self-resetting thermal switch internally - if the transformer starts heating up, then it disconnects the primary. Decades ago they had small fuses on both legs of the primary, but thermal detection performs the same overcurrent protection as well as thermal protection.
Mar
4
comment How to flush all the water lines in your house
While simply allowing the water to run for a lengthy amount of time will perform a reasonable flush, it won't be as complete as emptying all the lines possible, then flushing them all with fresh water for a period of time. Also, if the house has had any plumbing remodeling, and pipes have been capped rather than disconnected, then even a drain and flush may not be sufficient to fully clear the pipes. If you do only a flush, then don't use hot water for food or drinks for a week after, to give the water heater plenty of time to dilute and flush, only use cold water.
Mar
1
comment How can I work on eaves of my house, 30-feet high?
@TylerDurden Correct! And sometimes the best answer is, "Given the requirements and your skills, don't do it yourself." I don't think that's your case, but in the hypothetical acrophobia case PlasmaHH suggested I don't think doing the work themselves 3 stories up is reasonable. Anyway, sorry to clutter your question with irrelevant comments. Good luck with your project, and stay safe!