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Old 03-27-2013, 08:05 PM   #16
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I thought you might donate to a tech school that had some electrical classes for a training aid.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:30 PM   #17
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If you want to part with that treasure, most defiantly donate it. When I was a full time tech teacher I used every thing I could for "Show and Tell". brought in my old dishwasher once for a dissection. Kids loved it and learned alot about control circuits. now I sub in the local regional votech. I am sure they would love to have it.

many times I have directed students to this as well as other sites to find answers to technical questions. got to make learning real and personal. the "show" is part of it and reading, writing and talking about it is the "tell"

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Old 03-27-2013, 08:51 PM   #18
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Yes that would be great for a tech school.

People wonder how you could possibly loose a neutral in a circuit for example - a lot of electrical safety practices are designed for that possibly happening. Here is an example of what can happen. Someone cuts or drills through a wire...
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Wow that's interesting - I never thought that something like that would be of good use at a school. I was honestly going to keep it long enough to show my neighbors and most likely toss it. I don't know anyone I could give it to around me though. If either of you are able to donate it PM your address and I'll mail it to you (first come first serve). I'll just trust you will take it somewhere to get good educational use.

Anyway - project is all finished - cant thank you guys enough for your help - being 28 and a first time homeowner of 3 years, I'm still learning a lot!

The original wire followed the foundation right angle so by cutting the corner and going through the rafter I had enough room to get away with one box. I labeled it (mostly because I'm OCD) but also in case I'm not here someday someone else doesn't wonder what the heck happened. Even though I hope to live here until I retire.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:43 PM   #20
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If more people made notes like that for the next guy.....DIY would be a lot easier.....

Did you pull the romex apart to see if it nicked either one of the wires?

But if it makes you feel any better.....a few years ago when I was driving a ground rod for my detached garage....I picked the best of spots....right on top of my underground conduit.....drove that rod right through the conduit...and through the hot...shorting it out....all while my oldest son was holding the ground rod with his bare hands...the CB did it's job....
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Hey, just getting the circuit number on the box cover is an asset for later. People may think they can remember that kind of stuff, but as they do more and more mods and fixes to the house, they quickly forget.

Good for you.
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Seriously?? All that writing for two cables?
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Unless I can't see it in the photos and it's already done, the cables need to be secured withing 12" of the box. Also, in the final configuration, how is the box secured?

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Also, in the final configuration, how is the box secured?
Appears to be secured to the underside of the subfloor
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So when the place catches fire they'll have your notes to point the finger? Heh.
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The wire is secured on the right side after the box and on the left side after it feeds through the rafter.

The box is screwed into the side of the joist on the right-hand side. It hovers about 3-4" above the base of the joist.

As for all the writing - I told you I was OCD

It just has the cause of problem, circuit # and Amps, wire gauge, and dates found and corrected. I also made a point to note it wasn't MY error just because.
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