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  1. Meter Combo box with and without disconnect

    Electrical
    I'm upgrading my meter main to 200A so I can handle Solar. I noticed that my new "solar ready" panel has a 200A disconnect, whereas my existing meter as NO disconnect at all. (see pics). My old meter simply has a direct bus bar with a 125A breaker feeding the house main panel, and a 60A...
  2. Ciruit breaker trips when isntalling ceiling fan with light switch off

    Electrical
    I have a new construction house that was just finished in February of 2020. The builder is very helpful in getting anything fixed I uncover. I’m 60, have owned six houses have a bit of an electronics background and have always installed ceiling fans in all my houses. Against proper safety...
  3. Weird AFCI ghosting problem

    Electrical
    I've installed a few arcfault breakers, and been frustrated plenty with faulty tripping. Now I have a whole new problem and can't find any help online. The breakers aren't tripping, but the recessed LED lights are constantly on VERY dim, like there's phantom low voltage. When switched on they...
  4. Wire Size

    Electrical
    I recently constructed a pond on my property and I am making plans to install an aerator and a well to supplement the water level. I will run 240v/2-wire electric from a panel in my basement 300ft to a subpanel at the pond site to service the aerator compressor and the well pump (both 230v)...
  5. Arch Flash Circuit Interrupter Breakers

    Electrical
    Hello, I have a situation where we had a Arch Flash in our bathroom recepticle and now there's no power to the receptacles or lighting there. We had a remodel over a year ago and the electrical panel was upgraded to a larger capacity panel. The contractor installed Arch Flash Circuit...
  6. Half of house without power with no flipped breaker?

    Electrical
    Hi all! Thanks for the help in advance... this happened the same day I had to hire plumbers to fix a gas leak in the house that cost $2000 so I really can't afford to hire an electrician. I understand it is electrical so it's a bit more serious but I'm not dumb, just uninformed about electrical...
  7. Lost power to detached garage

    Electrical
    Hello, I have a 200 amp panel in my house. Power to the detached garage comes from this panel through a 100 amp breaker which connects to a 100 amp service panel in the garage (which also has a 100 amp breaker as a main switch). The wiring runs underground. I've lost all power in the detached...
  8. Septic pump/alarm on same breaker

    Plumbing
    Hi everyone, first time posting here on the DIY forums. I've run into a frustrating situation at my place, I'm in Austin, TX (Travis County) and the home is only 2 years old. It's a low-pressure dose mound system Last week I went outside to find a puddle and septic smells. I open the pump...
  9. Tandems on this Circuit Panel?

    Electrical
    The panel we're looking into is at a family member's house. It is a Square D QO 12M Seres E7 100 amp panel that appears to have 12 spaces for circuits. My question is, are tandem breakers (slim) allowed in this panel? I searched everywhere and can't seem to find anything on this model. There...
  10. Old House Electrical Debacle

    Electrical
    Hello, I am hoping to get some advice on the electrical in a house I just inherited. It was built in 1900 and is located in Pennsylvania. It is a row home with 100amp service and no knob and tube wiring to be found. The problems I see are that the main panel is using a few tandem breakers and...
  11. Is 10+ Too Many Breakers in 40-slot Control Panel

    Electrical
    I had a hot tub delivered yesterday by the local delivery service. They helped me with some of my electrical questions and even put in a bid (they are both licensed electricians). One thing they said did not seem to make a lot of sense to me, your average DIYer. They took a look at my main...
  12. Tandem Breakers in Sub-Panel

    Electrical
    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...
  13. Electric help needed

    Electrical
    :censored:Hi there, I was not at home when this happened... but I was called to let me know what happened...... My nephew plugged a window ac unit (older model that draws heavy current) into a power strip along with a couple other items that draw heavy current. His statement to me was it ran for...
  14. Adding an Electrical Panel

    Electrical
    I live in a Mobile Home. The Electrical meter has a 200 Amp service and an additional 30 amp breaker that used to feed an Air conditioner. I no longer have a use for the 30 Amp circuit since I went to separate A/C units. I want to re-purpose the existing line which is fed by the 30 Amp double...
  15. New 50 amp sub panel off 200 amp service

    Electrical
    I am retired so decided to pour a slab and install a little electric for my "RV" and I ran in to a few situations that I cannot seem to research and get an adequate answer too. So I thought maybe I should ask the "experts" here! A. ----If I decide to go the 6 "Offs" instead of a main breaker at...
  16. Subpanel Question ?

    Electrical
    Hello - I'm adding an 80 AMP sub-panel in my basement and curious as to which manufacturer is the best. I've been advised to use Square D panel and breakers. Does anyone have a preference and/or suggestions? I'm more much more concerned with quality as opposed to price. Thank you.
  17. Counterfeit breakers?

    Electrical
    From another thread. I don't know anything about them, except for your post and this link I found after reading your post. http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/08/03/counterfeit-circuit-breakers-in-homes-across-u-s/ Here's a closer look at mine.
  18. Wiring Generator to Backfeed Breakers - Neutral and Ground Wires?

    Electrical
    Hi! I'm planning on using an interlock kit (code approved model) when connecting my generator to my home's main power panel, as follows (drawing attached): 7500W generator (Generac GP7500E) with L14-30 generator cable connecting generator's 240V 30A outlet to an L14-30 inlet box (on house)...
  19. Electrical Wiring of Garage...Please Help

    Electrical
    Hi I was hoping someone could help me figure out how I need to wire this small garage. I posted a hand drawing on my site of where they want the receptacles and lights. CLICK HERE FOR DRAWING Its a total of 7 receptacles (1 outdoor 5 indoor and 1 240v-20a) And three lights (1 indoor and 2...
  20. Main panel breakers, balanced loading?

    Electrical
    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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