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Former member of C# team at Microsoft. Now a stay-at-home dad and DIY homesteader.


Apr
2
comment Can I upgrade my garage to 20amp service without a headache?
Use 10AWG or thicker, and put a subpanel in your garage. From that, you can run whatever you want, on as many circuits as you want, with less voltage drop, faster motor speeds, and less heat/wear on the motors.
Mar
30
comment What wires do I need to run to my wall mounted tv?
Conduit is your best bet. Baring that, you can carry most signals over 1 or 2 Cat5e, and they're cheap, so you can put 2-4 of those in.
Mar
25
comment What's a simple solution to have 2 NEMA 14-30 receptacles and switch power between them?
Why do you want a switch?
Mar
25
revised Is this a good drywall hole cutter?
improve link
Mar
17
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Mar
8
revised Can't get threaded connector all the way into shower faucet. Do they need to go all the way?
formatting, spelling
Mar
6
comment Can I feed a sub-panel from a sub-panel?
@user11883: There are several issues in that image, all described in the existing answers to this question.
Mar
6
revised Can I feed a sub-panel from a sub-panel?
add image supplied by OP
Mar
4
comment Can I feed a sub-panel from a sub-panel?
For regular 15A / 20A circuits in a house, I'd stick with copper. One trick, though: if you run a subpanel to a couple key spots in your house, especially the kitchen, you can dramatically reduce the amount of copper required, increase ampacity for longer motor life, and make future expansion easier. I'm a subpanel nut. :-)
Mar
4
comment Can I feed a sub-panel from a sub-panel?
Yeah, that's why I usually only use Aluminum for long feeders. Maybe also for range/dryer/RV circuits, but would consider having a pro install those just to be on the safe side.
Mar
4
answered Can I feed a sub-panel from a sub-panel?
Mar
4
comment Can I feed a sub-panel from a sub-panel?
The 6-circuit rule is something different: if you have a panel on one structure (e.g. the house) and want to add circuits on another structure (e.g. detached garage), you can skip a subpanel entirely, and just run a circuit from the main panel to the garage. The limit is 6 circuits, over which a subpanel is required. Still, I usually recommend a subpanel even if only running 1 circuit, for future flexibility.
Feb
26
comment Why does my GFCI receptacle trip when I connect the load wires?
What is "five wire setup"? MWBC with separate neutrals?
Feb
26
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Feb
16
answered Why is my electric hot water heater producing lukewarm/cold water?
Feb
14
comment How can I frame this multi-level deck?
Yes. Imagine setting out a table with chairs around it. This step severely limits the places that could work, and how big the table could be.
Feb
11
revised How do I select the right generator?
formatting
Feb
9
comment What size ceiling joists and rafters should I use for a 14' span?
@shirlockhomes is right about talking to locals, as the snow load varies widely by area.
Feb
8
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Feb
6
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