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comment How do I handle the grounded neutral for a simple switch?
Thanks Tester. That is what I figured, but wanted to make sure I am all ready for inspection.
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comment How do I handle ground wires in 2-gang box with circuits coming from separate breaker boxes
Makes sense. Glad to know the two circuits in one box won't be an issue (obviously not tying the neutral leads together ;) ). Hopefully I didn't draw my wiring diagram right on the 3-way switch, so I don't have to dive into more drywall work.. ugh.
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comment How do I handle ground wires in 2-gang box with circuits coming from separate breaker boxes
@ThreePhaseEel: it is plastic.
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comment How do I handle ground wires in 2-gang box with circuits coming from separate breaker boxes
Thanks for the feedback Wolf. Re: if all my wiring was in metal conduit, I suppose the code might say that you would have to isolate the two runs (i.e.- I couldn't use a 2-gang box there, due to the mixing of grounds from the sub to the main panel). But it sounds like this is not the case.
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comment How do I handle ground wires in 2-gang box with circuits coming from separate breaker boxes
Part of the reason I am asking- in my main panel, the ground and neutral bus bars are bonded. However, in the sub panel, it is required that the ground bar and neutral bar are isolated (see an old question of mine here: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/1706/…). My concern is that if I now connect the ground from the main panel (which is bonded to the neutral from the main panel) to the ground of the sub panel, haven't I now essentially created a new ground "loop" from the main panel to the sub panel?
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comment Unused live electrical wires in kitchen
@DMoore- fair enough. Though in this case, being behind where cabinets are to be installed, I don't think the eyesore bit is an issue, as the cover plate would be inside a cabinet (of course this statement is null and void if he is putting in glass front cabinets, but then he has the issue of keeping his dishes stacked nicely which I can not help ;) )
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comment Unused live electrical wires in kitchen
I'm not exactly sure what "potential issues" a properly terminated wire in an accessible junction box might cause, nor why it is a "half ass" job. In my house, if I had a line run from my upstairs sub-panel to my kitchen, removal of the wire would necessitate a lot more than removing a "small section" of drywall- in fact it would likely involve removing a strip of drywall in 5 separate rooms, not to mention the drywall work required to re-locate the wire somewhere it might be useful in the future.
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comment How do I re-attach my kitchen cabinet's laminate?
Poly is short for polyethylene Sheeting, aka plastic sheeting. It is the same material that is stapled to the studs in your walls to create a vapor barrier. You can pick it up at most hardware/big-box stores. Something like a 6-8mil thickness would work well for this type of application.
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