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  1. Electrical
    I'm helping a friend convert a garage into a studio apartment. Part of this job is installing a DIY ductless HVAC unit. Because the space is small and well insulated, we have chosen a the 12kBTU unit, which requires a 20A 120V circuit (actually "115V, 15A disconnect, 20A breaker") . I need to...
  2. Electrical
    I am installing a 115V mini split unit, all new wiring and a disconnect box. The only disconnect I could find for this unit is a 30 amp fusible AC disconnect and I got 25 amp fuses, since the unit is 20 amps. On the disconnect box, it says 30A 240V disconnect. So, if I use 1 line and 1 load...
  3. Electrical
    Hi, Trying to find out about specific requirements for the installation of the electrical disconnect box for a mini split AC unit? Are there requirements as to location to the side or behind the unit? Are there requirements as to distance off the ground, etc. I live in Monmouth County, NJ, not...
  4. Electrical
    So my question is straight forward yet a bit complex. I am in the process of buying a home that has a 400 AMP service (maybe). The initial item that caught my eye was the FPE disconnect. As I had been told the panels on the home had just been changed out. I have added a picture here to...
  5. Electrical
    Hi folks. I am installing a 30amp Eaton DPF221RP fusible pullout a/c disconnect, but Im using it as an appliance disconnect instead. It did not come with any instructions about how to wire it. I have quite a bit of experience with wiring, so I'm feeling pretty stupid right now. Here's what I...
  6. Electrical
    My (4,500 watt) water heater burst. So instead of simply replacing it like-for-like, I decided to upgrade to an electrical tankless (11,800 watt) water heater. It's much smaller and should give me great savings. Best yet, I won't run out of hot water if I'm not the first in the shower! So...
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    Hi, Purchased a house with in ground pool. Pump and filter located in a small pool house. 200 amp main in the garage with a 30 amp dual breaker feeding a 30 amp subpanel in the garage (separate ground and neutral bus). 8 gauge running from garage to pool house in metal conduit. There is a...
  8. HVAC
    Hello, tonight a friend called and said her central air wasn't working. I went over there and discovered some dispicable person stole the pull-out breaker from the disconnect box. Well, I looked all over the outside of the unit and didnt see a nameplate anywhere to get specs from. So my...
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