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    • Plan to install 240V 6-20R receptacle to left of window (see photo), for portable EV charger, approx 6 ft. horizontal run • Portable EV charger has built-in GFCI protection - don't plan on using GFCI breaker • In summer, window is left open - some rain below window is possible • Existing...
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    Hi everyone. I know this question has been asked before, but this is slightly different. I plan on having an electrician install an Interlock kit onto my electric panel. They will install a 30A 125/250VAC L14-30 inlet box on my house to a new 30A breaker for a proper 120/240V generator. My...
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    Hello everyone. I’m trying to plan/design the layout for having electrical work done inside my garage. I will hire a licensed electrician to have the work completed (I’m in the Orange County area of Southern California, any references appreciated), but wanted to shop around and buy the different...
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    Good Afternoon, I'm Vaughn. So here is what I need help with. I need to rewire my house. I asked local electricians how much it would cost... (20K-25K). I thought that was steep. So I would like to do it myself. I would like to know: What is the recommended circuit breaker amps. Also what...
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    Hi, My name is Vaughn, I live in California. I want to learn more- I have been a Ham Radio operator for over 7 years and have had to rewire many walls in my house. I know little about house electrical work. I have installed ceiling fans, hot tubs, new wall plugs, switches and barkers. I think...
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    Hi, I bought a FIAT 500e recently. With LEVEL1 charger (120v), it takes around 13 to 16 hours for a full charge. This is too long. I just bought an Ebusbar LEVEL 2 charger which has a NEMA 10-30P plug with 2 hots and a neutral. I'm trying to install a new 240v outlet that this can plug into. My...
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    My home was built in Dec. of 2005 with a main panel outside and a 70 AMP service in a sub panel in my garage. I need to add 240V/30AMP service in my garage for a new compressor and there's no room in the main panel outside and only "one" slot in the sub-panel in the garage. One side of the...
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    Hi everyone, I am in the market to buying my first kiln which I will be setting up in an old blacksmith shop. the kiln I am interested in buying is a 220volt but my outlet puts out 240volts. will this be a problem? I am concerned about burning out my equipment
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    Apparently, 240v is NOT significantly cheaper to use per se, (had thought it was) but can I run more wattage on a 100 amp service if more of it is 240v? Concerned about violating code though... We plan to add some machine tools in the garage and we have a lot of computers as well. We can't...
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    After spending Thanksgiving in the dark, well not really dark but "off the grid", I want to officially wire my generator. This is the second time in 3 years that we've been hit hard with snow in NH taking power out for 3+ days. I have been using the generator for a few years now, but it is...
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    Hello, I have home built in the early 1970's with baseboard heat. Over the years I have been replacing the old line voltage "Singer" brand thermostats with newer Honeywell Line Volt Pro TL7235 units. They are much better looking than the old brown and gold units and generally easy to...
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    I would like to run 240v to my garage. The plan is to install a sub-panel, inside the house where the A/C #8 wire exits. Will a sub-panel support the A/C compressor and 240v to the garage? Note: Currently the detached garage is fed by a 30A fuse (120v), ran through buried conduit...
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    I want to run a 240V 40A circuit (red/black/white/bare) from my main box to my attached garage. I would also like a 120V 20A circuit out there as well. It seems like I can install a sub-panel with a 20A breaker in the garage and supply it from one leg of the 240V. Being in a garage I will need...
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    I recently bought a thermasol steam generator system for a steam shower that I am installing in my house. It requires a 240v plug and I was wondering if I can install an "off" switch for something like this....just in case there is ever a problem, and I can't exactly get close to it to plug it...
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    Hello, I was wondering if I could add another outlet for my dryer (250v) from the j box that is powering my stove (240v). The breaker is a duel 40amp and the wire is a 6-3g. Can I add another outlet for my dryer and simultaneously run the stove? thanx for the help! :thumbup:
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    Hi everyone, I have a question on 240v -> 120v wiring. I have an old house (1943). I removed some old shelving in the garage which had outlets mounted to it. The existing wiring went to a switch and three 120v outlets. Being a noob I took it all apart and didn't document the wiring or take...
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    Hi guys! I have purchased a 2005 Induction/Gas cooktop from a friend. According to her, the fan and induction hobs were not working, only the gas. There were no manuals available so I went ahead and opened the unit. I discovered that the copper on the motherboard right at the power supply...
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    I have the opportunity to buy a $3000 kiln for $800 (was used at a college), the downside is that it is made for 208v service, and I have 240v service at my house. Does anyone know if the device can be modified to work with the 240v service? Since it is a kiln, the elements are made to run...
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    Hi, I just moved into a house and was told I needed to add a cover plate over the 4-wire 240v dryer recepticle. The standard Home Depot cover plates were too small to fit over the recepticle head so i decided to replace the recepticle with a smaller headed version that my cover plate would fit...
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    Also, I'm looking to run a line to a jacuzzi underground (240v/50amp) 1. What size wire (I was planning on using #6) 2. What type of wire? (Outdoor Romex in conduit is a no no I've heard?) 3. What size/type of conduit should I use? Thanks so much!
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