Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-28-2008, 11:01 AM   #16
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Okotoks, Alberta
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

one switch with 3 potlights


Thanks Darren!

rellik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 03:32 PM   #17
Electrician's Helper
 
Pudge565's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 202
Send a message via AIM to Pudge565
Default

one switch with 3 potlights


Quote:
Originally Posted by jerryh3 View Post
Are you sure? Check the location of the OP.
My bad didn't look to see where OP was from. I will look up about the 80% thing tomorrow. Maybe I am not remebering what Electrical Wiring Residential By Ray C. Mullen stated. If I am wrong I appologize.
Pudge565 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 08:35 PM   #18
My License Ain't 4 Sale..
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Atlanta, Ga/Hamilton, Al
Posts: 1,813
Default

one switch with 3 potlights


Quote:
Originally Posted by Pudge565 View Post
My bad didn't look to see where OP was from. I will look up about the 80% thing tomorrow. Maybe I am not remebering what Electrical Wiring Residential By Ray C. Mullen stated. If I am wrong I appologize.
The code, as far as I know, never specifically says 80%. It says that circuits for continuous loads must be sized to 125% of the load. Which, by mathematical inference, means the load must be limited to 80%. A receptacle circuit, can be loaded to 100%, and an appliance fastened in place and wired to a circuit containing other receptacles or lighting can't be more than 50% of the circuit ampacity.
InPhase277 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 08:45 PM   #19
Electrician
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Connecticut, Litchfield
Posts: 2,015
Default

one switch with 3 potlights


Quote:
Originally Posted by Pudge565 View Post
My bad didn't look to see where OP was from. I will look up about the 80% thing tomorrow. Maybe I am not remebering what Electrical Wiring Residential By Ray C. Mullen stated. If I am wrong I appologize.
Who cares what Ray C. Mullen has to say? Get used to the NEC, that is the only thing that counts.
chris75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2008, 03:50 PM   #20
Electrician's Helper
 
Pudge565's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 202
Send a message via AIM to Pudge565
Default

one switch with 3 potlights


Quote:
Originally Posted by chris75 View Post
Who cares what Ray C. Mullen has to say? Get used to the NEC, that is the only thing that counts.
When I read it I believe that I remember a cod reference with it unfourtunatley I had a big test in shop today so didn't get time to look it up will do that tomorrow. I will even post it there when I find it.
Pudge565 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2008, 04:00 PM   #21
Electrician
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Connecticut, Litchfield
Posts: 2,015
Default

one switch with 3 potlights


Quote:
Originally Posted by Pudge565 View Post
When I read it I believe that I remember a cod reference with it unfourtunatley I had a big test in shop today so didn't get time to look it up will do that tomorrow. I will even post it there when I find it.
Dont waste your time, it does not exist.

chris75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3-Way Switch Wiring MrBill_DIY Electrical 8 09-07-2008 05:53 PM
old wire, backfed switch question Jack A. Trades Electrical 6 07-03-2008 11:05 AM
changing a fixture to an outlet - keeping the switch aweshucks Electrical 4 12-27-2007 05:06 PM
Basic Switch wiring question; Dimmer to Toggle switch (Pictures included) inspectator Electrical 8 08-07-2007 01:19 AM
Detached garage adding a 3 way switch. Slatherd Electrical 4 01-02-2006 02:53 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.