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


May
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answered How Can I Install A “Main” in my Distribution Box, such that I could turn the main switch to allow all power to be off while I'm away?
May
4
comment Can I run a single 12 guage wire outside of 12-2 to provide power to a fan?
I think you're asking "Can a 12/2 cable plus a single 12AWG conductor work be treated as a 12/3 cable?" I assume you're asking about using the same ground and neutral conductors. I'm pretty sure the answer is "yes" but I don't have a code reference.
May
4
comment What size gravel works best for a driveway?
After clearing for my driveway we put down "3 inch minus". This is important for providing a stable base on our loose, clay-rich soil. After driving on it for a while, it packed down well. I was told we could put down some "3/4 inch minus" for a nicer finish, but haven't done that yet. Some hardware cloth might be a good idea, too.
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Apr
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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?
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Mar
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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
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revised Can I feed a sub-panel from a sub-panel?
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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.