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    I'm in the process of finishing my basement bathroom and I'm installing electric in floor heat. I had an electrician do the wiring for the basement when it was refinished and had a dedicated circuit ran and that all passed inspection. I am now finishing the bathroom, the walls are all finished...
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    Need some help on code restrictions for wall heaters in bathrooms. I am building a new home with a local builder in northwest Florida. My master bathroom will have a long galley style shower along an external wall. The shower wall in the bathroom will be 5 feet high with no glass on top and...
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    This question is about Canadian Electrical Code. I am running two 2-wire and one 3-wire Romex cables from the panel in the basement to another part of the basement. For most of the run I have access to the ceiling joists, but I need to cross a 2.5 meter section which is closed off and contains...
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    So my fincee and I bought a house in California last December. The house was built in 1953 and went mostly unchanged (as far as I know) until the summer of 2017 when a developer bought the house and did a major permitted upgrade. The upgrade included removing walls and shoring up the structure...
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    From my meter my service goes to an outside 200a disconnect switch before entering my house to the main panel. I am hoping this is a straight-forward yes or no answer :smile: My question is can I come off of this disconnect switch to a Eaton Type BR 50 Amp Spa Panel?? From this I will...
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    Hello everybody, I just moved into a new construction home and the breaker trips often when I am charging my laptop computer and watching the TV in the same room. Even more often when two computers are charging. I had an electrician come out to look at it (the one that is contracted by the...
  7. Electrical
    I was replacing my basement outlet and once I removed the cover I noticed that there was only a hot wire coming in. There was no neutral wire. #1) is this safe. #2) how can this work #3) how can I fix this?
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    To all you electricians out there: This post is in reference to proper EMT conduit size for a run of approx. 8 - 10' using #12 solid copper THHN wire. I have 27 conductors coming out of the panel which will be home runs to appliances. Conduit overall will run a maximum of 26' in a straight...
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    Hi All, I'm planning a kitchen remodel in a small condo apartment space and running into a code issue. I was hoping some of you might share your expertise and let me know if I'm going to have to scrap or modify my plan. Or if I'm just plain nuts. One of the walls in my kitchen currently houses...
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    Hello there ... I'm adding a 100 amp sub panel and need to run 100' of Romex 4/3 from one side of my basement to the other. Is it against code to run the Romex through some existing holes in my floor joists that have BX cable running through it too? Some of the holes are large enough to...
  11. Electrical
    Hi, got a typical homeowner situation -> 1) Is the use of Romex in the two pictures, permitted under the electrical code ? 2) From what I've read this is not up to code, so - could I replace it with armored cable ? "MC", or what is commonly and incorrectly called "BX". Thanks !
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    I currently have two stoves and a washer/dryer on my 100 amp breaker panel. I want to add a third stove in the basement. I know that if I have all three stoves running at max at the same time (or two stoves and the dryer), that it will trip the main 100 amp breaker. But is it against any...
  13. HVAC
    I just picked up a slightly used 5-Ton Heil R410A split system. I don't have any installation instructions and can't find any on the web. Power is 208-230 volt, 1 phase. The compressor label says Minimum Circuit amps - 34.2 but also says Max Fuse 50 amps. Nearly 80 feet to evaporator; unit set...
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    I am finishing my basement and am planning out how I am going to install the smoke alarms / detectors. I live in West Jordan, Utah. My house is about 10 years old and has interconnected smoke alarms using 3-wire cable. I am assuming I just need to continue the "chain" in my basement. I have...
  15. Electrical
    I have an outside lamp post with 400 watt capacity that is wired to the sump pump that is on a GFI in a Bathroom. Keeps tripping. Is it Code that Sump Puump has to be on seperate circuit?? cuz
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