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Aug
5
answered Is it OK to have 10ga wire running from breaker to switch then 8ga from switch to pump?
Aug
5
revised Is it possible to use a power inverter to run a sump pump?
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Aug
5
answered Is it possible to use a power inverter to run a sump pump?
Aug
5
comment Is it possible to use a power inverter to run a sump pump?
Do you have anything else running on this inverter when the power fails? E.g. is the inverter already kicking in automatically?
May
25
answered Can I extend the ground/bus bar in a main service to accomodate subpanel equipment ground?
May
25
comment How can I install a ceiling fan that needs a 4“ box where I only have a 3” box?
Can you perhaps provide a picture of the current box with nothing attached to it? You may be able to use some all thread, greenfield, stainless anchors and what's called a pancake box - but I'd really like to see it before I endeavor to write up the recipe for such a kludge :)
May
25
comment How can I remotely monitor a GFCI receptacle?
Highly recommend the water-powered backup in addition to the alarm too, you aren't going to hear the alarm while you're on vacation at the beach.
Mar
16
answered Can I split a 3 wire circuit into 2 separate 2 wire circuits?
Mar
16
comment Can I split a 3 wire circuit into 2 separate 2 wire circuits?
No, code does not require the breakers to be tied together (those circuits should trip independently), and you can have two circuits anywhere you want. You only need to tie the breakers together if it's a 240V receptacle (or circuit). As far as the neutral goes, as long as the two circuits are on different phases, you're fine, otherwise you create what's called a 'multifeed'.
Mar
16
comment What is causing the SUPER loud noise from my dryer
@Steven Thanks :) Edited. I had no idea that stuff could actually make things worse.
Mar
16
revised What is causing the SUPER loud noise from my dryer
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Mar
15
comment What is causing the SUPER loud noise from my dryer
@Steven What would you recommend, then?
Mar
15
revised What is causing the SUPER loud noise from my dryer
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Mar
15
comment What is causing the SUPER loud noise from my dryer
As for the motor, not easily, you'd have to disconnect the pulley and then energize it to hear it spin, and it may be making that noise only under load. It's probably better to eliminate all but the motor first.
Mar
15
comment What is causing the SUPER loud noise from my dryer
A little lubrication might just fix them (the bearings), if that's the case (WD-40)
Mar
15
answered What is causing the SUPER loud noise from my dryer
Mar
14
revised What is code for installing a dishwasher in the U.S.?
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Mar
14
comment What is code for installing a dishwasher in the U.S.?
I've answered, but it would be rather helpful if you could include some more information such as your location, and the results of any investigating you've done to try and locate a feed for it.
Mar
14
answered What is code for installing a dishwasher in the U.S.?
Mar
14
comment What is code for installing a dishwasher in the U.S.?
Does the dishwasher have a cord and plug, or just a place to land a wire and connect it?