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Old 05-07-2012, 05:25 PM   #16
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BT & Doc,
I mean it, you both really helped with the other unit, its ready for freon. I was having brain problems believing 2.5 mfd difference was going to double the run current, I was way wrong.

I can be reached by dialing 911 on your telephone. Ask for the fire department.

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BT,
I didn't want to say it, sometimes tradesmen get mad, nevermind, all ac motors are "3-phase", a cap is used to throw off one of the phases to make a 3rd.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #18
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The sq d outside, are probably 60 amp disconnect, not breakers. I use them, and it says on the package they come in. Not an over current protection device, disconnect means only(Or something to that wording).

If you garage regularly exceeds 104, then you might want to get other breakers. but before doing so, I would check how warm/hot they get while its that hot inside.
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Ok this is good, Never set your analog meter to ohms when measuring 480vac
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first, not disconnects, breakers outside. It even is labeled 40C, I doubt disconnects have a temp rating. Others have been surprised by this fact too.
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Ok this is good, Never set your analog meter to ohms when measuring 480vac
They tend not to do well when you do that. Some of them have a good fuse that will pen before the meter burns up. Some don't.
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first, not disconnects, breakers outside. It even is labeled 40C, I doubt disconnects have a temp rating. Others have been surprised by this fact too.

Does it look like this disconnect.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CL4BEPMCMAA
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Back to ohms on 480, meter blew up, the shock wave knocked me down, no hearing, no vision for 30 secs, don't do that
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exactly
Thats not a breaker. Its a disconnect switch only.
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Back to ohms on 480, meter blew up, the shock wave knocked me down, no hearing, no vision for 30 secs, don't do that

911 also has EMS services available. Sorry, I can't help myself. Professional, pff.

Alright, I won't reply on this thread any longer, I'm about to have a brain aneurysm.
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I mean BT thats exactly what i got
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Doc,
Lighten up dude, I did that in '85. Now I only burn up 240 or less :p
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I mean BT thats exactly what i got
Ah. I guess doc's is rubbing of on me. ROFL

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