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comment GFCI circuit is contaminated
What do you get when you measure between the ungrounded (hot) conductor and ground? What about between the grounded (neutral) and ground?
May
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answered Where is my Common Wire?
May
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comment Leaking portable air conditioner
I've also seen these types of units ice up, and prevent water from following the correct paths.
May
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comment 240 light Westinghouse shop light
What's the model number? Does it have a nameplate, that lists the electrical properties of the light? What color are the wires?
May
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revised Should I stain or paint my blotchy concrete?
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comment Any issue with running 240v and 120v THHN in the same conduit and can they share a ground?
Sounds like you might be in a bit over your head, and might want to consider contacting an Electrician. Install the conduit and pull the conductors to the box, then let the Electrician (or HVAC technician) handle the hook up.
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comment Any issue with running 240v and 120v THHN in the same conduit and can they share a ground?
National Electrical Code 2014 440.14 Location. Disconnecting means shall be located within sight from and readily accessible from the air conditioning or refrigerating equipment.
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comment Any issue with running 240v and 120v THHN in the same conduit and can they share a ground?
@RyanDetzel I think the rule is, if the condensing unit is not within sight of the breaker, you need a disconnect. But I could be wrong about that. So you're not working on the unit, and somebody flips on the breaker.
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revised What are my options for laying concrete block around lolly columns?
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comment Any issue with running 240v and 120v THHN in the same conduit and can they share a ground?
This answer, and this answer may help you calculate what size box you need.
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comment Any issue with running 240v and 120v THHN in the same conduit and can they share a ground?
It's not a problem, as long as the box is big enough. You need to have a disconnect for the condensing unit. So you'd go from the box to the disconnect, then to the condensing unit. It's common to use a disconnect like the one shown in this answer.
May
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answered Grouding on a incandescent 120 V dimmer
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comment Grouding on a incandescent 120 V dimmer
It's difficult to tell, but it doesn't look like there are any grounding conductors in the box. Can you confirm that there are no green or bare wires in the box? It also appears to be a plastic box, is that correct?
May
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answered Any issue with running 240v and 120v THHN in the same conduit and can they share a ground?
May
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comment Buying a House On Underground Spring. What to do?
If you're considering using the water, you should test it using a test kit available at most home improvement stores. This will give you an idea of how clean the water is, and how hard it is (remember clear does not equal clean). If it's good water, you might be able to store it and use it for clothes washing, flushing toilets, watering gardens/lawn, etc. Though it's not likely to be potable, so you're not going to be drinking it.
May
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revised Can I wire 2 ceiling fans, 5 ceiling spot lights, and 3 closet lights on a singe 15 amp circuit?
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answered Can I wire 2 ceiling fans, 5 ceiling spot lights, and 3 closet lights on a singe 15 amp circuit?
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comment Install Dimmer Switch in Old House
How was the original switch connected? Can you provide some photos?
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revised How can I tell if I have a C wire?
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answered How can I tell if I have a C wire?