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Jun
27
comment How do I replace a ceiling fan controlled by 2 wall switches with a standard wall plug outlet?
Note: If the ceiling fan is a fan/light combo, and it's the only switched light source in the room, you may be violating electrical code by removing it. Unless you wire the duplex receptacle, so that at least half of it is switch controlled.
Jun
27
comment Changing from 2 ton to 2.5 ton AC
I agree with littleturtle. If you have a leak, replacing the outdoor unit will only help if the leak is in the outdoor unit. You might find that even after the swap, you'll still have to recharge the system every 6 months. Get a better HVAC company to inspect the system, so they can find and repair the leak.
Jun
27
comment Gfci supplies a dock keeps tripping and can't be reset only replaced
@TroySullivan Yes, you'll install the GFCI breaker instead of the normal circuit breaker that is protecting this circuit.
Jun
26
comment Is there a functional/performance difference between standard and self adhesive mesh drywall tape?
Have you worked with fiberglass mesh tape before?
Jun
26
comment NEMA 14-30 in 1-gang box
Was there any manufacturer documentation supplied with the receptacle?
Jun
26
comment What is the grey wire dangling from my ceiling?
Have you opened up the switch boxes, to see how the grey wire is connected?
Jun
26
revised Is it alright to run furnace and turn off gas?
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26
comment Is it alright to run furnace and turn off gas?
You're saying that if the igniter is on too long, it will blow a fuse in the zone controller?
Jun
26
comment Can I replace this receptacle that has four wires connected to it?
@Vigrond Can you point to a specific code section? If this were true, I wonder how GFCI receptacles could be wired? I'm not sure I understand your question about which screw terminals to use. Are you asking if you should use the "upper" or "lower" terminals on a duplex receptacle? If so, it doesn't matter. I've seen guys do the "hot" on the "top" and "neutral" on the "bottom" (on their respective sides of course), and guys who do either "top" or "bottom". If it's not a GFCI (or AFCI) device, it doesn't matter.
Jun
26
comment Can the breaker on a sub-panel be rated for more amps than the main breaker?
@DoxyLover I guess it would be up to the inspector. It might fall back to doing things in a workmanlike manner, as this is an atypical installation method.
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26
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comment Is it alright to run furnace and turn off gas?
What's the model number of your unit, I'd like to look up the technical documents on it.
Jun
25
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Jun
25
comment Stacked dryer washer grounding
Is it 10/3 with ground (4 conductors), or just 10/3 (3 conductors)? Is it a gas or electric dryer? What is the make and model of the units?
Jun
25
comment Is it alright to run furnace and turn off gas?
Even if the furnace was trying to start, it should eventually give up and enter lockout (unless it's a really old unit).
Jun
25
answered Is it alright to run furnace and turn off gas?
Jun
25
comment Adding another circuit to a full panel
The number marked on the handle of the breaker tells you at about what current the breaker should trip, nothing more. Adding up the values on the handles in a panel is only useful, if you're trying to teach your kid how to do addition. It's completely meaningless.
Jun
25
comment Can the breaker on a sub-panel be rated for more amps than the main breaker?
The breaker in the secondary panel is protecting all the wiring downstream from it, so that wiring must be able to handle the appropriate amount of current. In this case, the wiring must be capable of carrying 50 amperes.
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25
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revised Can the breaker on a sub-panel be rated for more amps than the main breaker?
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