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Old 09-17-2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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What is this attached to my breaker panel?


I'm rewiring my basement and looking at my breaker panel I noticed a couple of my breakers are double tapped.

One of the double tapped breakers has a refrigerator and a mystery box (see attached) connected to it.

I'm not able to figure out what this box controls by turning the breaker off.

Does anybody know what this mystery box attached to my breaker panel is?
It's got two tiny wires attached with two screws to the left side of it.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:29 PM   #2
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It appears to be a low-voltage transformer, perhaps for a doorbell system?

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Of course - that's it!
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I'm rewiring my basement and looking at my breaker panel I noticed a couple of my breakers are double tapped.

One of the double tapped breakers has a refrigerator and a mystery box (see attached) connected to it.

I'm not able to figure out what this box controls by turning the breaker off.

Does anybody know what this mystery box attached to my breaker panel is?
It's got two tiny wires attached with two screws to the left side of it.
What brand of panel? Sqaure D allows for double tap on one specific model panel.
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I wanna know where you got the hot pink romex?
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I wanna know where you got the hot pink romex?
San Fransisco?
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I wanna know where you got the hot pink romex?
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San Fransisco?
Both of you are close on the answer mais { But } the OP is from Canada and the pink/red NM cable is actually a 240 volt rated cable which it will not have any netural { white conductor } in there.

That typically used on baseboard heater or some case water heater.

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I wonder why it isn't seen in the US...
It sure would be nice for 240 volt work. I had to do a lot of white-wire-taping when I did all my baseboards and thermostats.
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I wonder why it isn't seen in the US...
It sure would be nice for 240 volt work. I had to do a lot of white-wire-taping when I did all my baseboards and thermostats.
It is not required by code here like it is in Canada so no supplier wants to go the expense of stocking it.

And the day you wanted to reuse that cicuit for 120, you would not like it so much
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It's not required by code in Canada either. We can tape the white wire.
It's called Heatex.

http://www.nexans.ca/eservice/Canada..._90_C.html#top

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In such a boring field as electrical work (except for the imminent danger of death) needs a bit of "spark" like a hot pink cables would bring - it is indeed red (thanks crappy digital camera).

Would you look at that, another electrical pun joke - shocking... oops there I go again - just can't seem to switch it off. Damn.

Edit: FYI: The hot pink is for the A/C.

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It is not required by code here like it is in Canada so no supplier wants to go the expense of stocking it....
99.9% of all circuits I have ever installed using 10-2 romex was for 240 Volt loads. The suppliers here should be stocking black/red conductor romex instead of the black/white stuf ....

Same goes for the 8/2 and 6/2 wire ....
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I work on a/c units. We have all sorts of pretty colors
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Hey that looks like a York RTU, right?
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Its a Trane..it was hard to stop.
Apparently it was hard to start too

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