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    Hey all, I'm looking for a generator interlock kit for a 100A GE tsm1610cfcu panel (picture attached below). I'm not finding the right kit on either of the websites I'm familiar with (GenInterlock.com & InterlockKit.com). The only one I've found that looks like it might work is this kit on...
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    Hey all, I'm considering putting in a couple breaker-style whole house surge protectors, like this or this. Does anyone have experience with these? Mainly, how long do these typically last? Don't want to put in the money if they'll have to be replaced every 2-3 years. What has been the...
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    Older General Electric TM1410S breaker panel. According to the label, I'm supposed to be able to fit 20 breakers into this panel, but I only have 16 spaces available. On top of that, the label also states I can use tandem breakers in the last two spaces in the picture. But I don't see how that's...
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    I recently had to add a breaker to my home panel. While pulling in wire and making connections, I wanted to be sure I could not accidentally come into contact with the lugs / line in from the outside meter. So I pulled some ordinary electrical tape across the front of the lug connections...
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    I'm adding a third car attached garage to my house. I want to add a 2 phase 100 amp breaker panel in the garage for a 240 outlet and a number of 110 devices, 5 circuits in all. I would feed a line from the meter box to the breaker panel using 3335 copper wire. The current meter box only has a...
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    I'm a new homeowner trying to get familiar with our electrical panel situation. It looks to me like we have 2 panels, and one of them is an I-T-E Pushmatic load center. However, it has a sticker on the front cover that says "Danger: Hazardous voltage will cause severe shock or burn. Turn off and...
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    My building has four apartments that each has its own meter with a 60-amp fuse box. There is also a meter for common electric, 60-amp fuses. When i had work done to the kitchen of the largest unit I wanted the fuse box to be upgraded to a breaker panel, so the contractor did that. When I had my...
  8. Electrical
    I have a HOMC42UC load center. I need to add a couple circuits. There are 40 slots which are full. I assume that means that there is the ability to put 2 tandem breakers in. I also assumed that they would be at the bottom, but they look the same as others. Anyone know if you can put tandems in...
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    Hi, I have a Federal Pacific panel and am looking into getting it replaced based on all the talk I am hearing about their being a hazard. However, after a closer look, I am not seeing anywhere on the panel that the words Stab Loc appear. Everything I read says that StabLoc panels and breakers...
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    Hello, we have a hunting cabin (actually a metal building we recently finished out) that is in a remote area and are required to use a generator for electricity. I see most of the requirement for providing electricity to a breaker panel require the use of a transfer switch. I don't feel this...
  11. Electrical
    1. I am upgrading a 100 amp to 200 amp service 2. The meter is a combination system that includes a service disconnect. 3. The 200 amp electrical panel (of course it also has a 200 amp disconnect) to be installed in the house will require it to be placed about 15 feet from the meter. Questions...
  12. Electrical
    OK, first off I'm not an electrician but am looking to DIY a power solution for my wood shop which is about 90' from my outside power panel to the house. I have a generator with a 30A output which I think is more than enough to run the equipment I now have with plug and disconnect as needed to...
  13. Electrical
    A little help needed. We are upgrading the wiring and our panel in our 1905 craftsman and I have a few questions. I was planning on a 200 Amp panel with 30 spaces. Question 1: Recommendations on brand for my new panel. Question 2: Do you see any problems with the configuration below? 1 12/2...
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    I've got a full slate of 30 full size breakers in my 42 circuit QO Square D panel. I want to convert some to tandem breakers so I can add 4 new circuits from a remodeled bathroom. Do I have the same number of amperage/breaker values on each bus?
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    This is my first post so hope I’m in the right place. If not, please let me know where I should be posting. My wife and I inherited a 37 year old house that we’re planning to fix up as a rental. I noticed a porcelain light fixture in the unfinished furnace/laundry room was broken. It didn’t...
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    I recently rewired my garage and ran one 240 volt line of 10-3 from a thirty amp breaker. Now that I am installing all my new tools I end up needing two 20 amp outlets, but the tools actually only use 9 amps each. Is it safe to run both 20 amp outlets off of the 30 amp breaker, or should I...
  17. Electrical
    I will try to break my question into several ones in order to avoid confusion. Q1. In order to use an outdoor 200A breaker panel, wires from indoor appliances must be put inside a conduit to reach the panel. Is it correct? Q2. Is schedule 80 PVC conduit allowed for this case? Q3. If he puts...
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