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  1. Can I use one ground for 2-240 circuits

    Electrical
    Im running 2-240v 40 amp circuits to feed 3 receptacles. This is to run 2 UV lights and one small conveyor belt. The UV lights are each pulling 14 amps and the conveyor 10 amps. I plan on pig tailing one circuit to 2 receptacles for the lights and the other circuit for the conveyor. Im wondering...
  2. Wonky wiring from 1940s causing trouble; or is it DISH TV?

    Electrical
    In the late 1940s, my grandfather converted a 100 y.o. barn to a summer home. My mother inherited the farm when he died in 1995, and at some point she hired some guy who called himself an electrician to--I don't know what he was hired to do, but he charged 1000's to bring the place up to code...
  3. Dishwasher & Garbage Disposal on same circuit ?

    Electrical
    I live in Scotch Plains, NJ. As per NJ state eletrical codes - (NFPA 70)/2014 - is followed. I already have Dishwasher installed in my home with separate electric line from 20A breaker circuit switch. Dishwasher is hardwired and there is no outlet behind dishwasher. Current Dishwasher...
  4. Enclosing electrical box

    Electrical
    I have a question on space to enclose an electrical box. I want to put it in a closet just by name. I know I can have nothing stored in it. My question is on the front spacing. How far in front of the box do I have to have my door. I will be using two shutter like doors that swing away from...
  5. New Business- HELP! Industrial Equipment and Electrical question

    Electrical
    Hi, I have some machinery coming to me that will be impossible to make work unless I get an electrician involved. The first is a bag filling machine. It comes with the plug attached. The manufacturer says that is the standard plug for that machine. I don't know what the equivalent type of...
  6. Buried Service Entry & water

    Electrical
    I'm changing to a buried service entry which will be 4/0 aln in pvc, but it will need to accommodate the plastic water line as well. I'll put the electric at 18" deep, but I need to know how close I can put my water line to the pvc conduit. I live in Jefferson County, Missouri. I'll be out...
  7. Overhang Discovered to Have "Indoor Only" Pot Lights

    Electrical
    We discovered recently that an exterior overhang and the front porch had "Indoor Only" pot lights installed by the Electrician who was on the job for our remodel project. The new Electrician told us this is illegal, and he changed them out immediately. The cost to replace them was high as we...
  8. Do I Need to Call in a Electrician to Check This Work?

    Electrical
    IS THIS INSPECTION GOOD ENOUGH? I DO NOT KNOW? DO I NEED TO HIRE MY OWN LICENSED ELECTRICIAN TO CHECK THIS OUT? WHAT NEEDS TO BE CHECKED OUT? WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW. IS IT TO COLD SI NY TO SEPERATE VINYL SIDING TO SEE BELOW IT NOW? DOES THIS NEED TO BE DONE? I have a Licensed General...
  9. DIY Electrical. Permit, Inspection, Liability Concerns

    Electrical
    I recently bought a large, brick house in a borough of Pittsburgh, PA and gutted it to the brick. I have added framing to the exterior walls, and my friend (who is a master electrician [though out of state]) roughed in wiring to code. I am faced with the decision of either attempting to find...
  10. Weatherhead - Periscope

    Electrical
    May I attach a brace to retain the Electrical Cable Entrance Periscope when tree branches fall on the entrance cable? I would like to attach a steel cable near the top of the Periscope, just under the weather head and anchor the other end to roof trusses.
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