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  1. Electrical
    I'm running a line for a new sub panel for an outdoor hot tub. The company (Hot Springs) provides the sub panel with GFCI breakers (20 & 30 amps). I have a main panel with Eaton BR AFCI breakers in a newly built home. Do I need a 50amp AFCI breaker in the main panel if I have GFCI breakers...
  2. Electrical
    I've been tasked to run some add'l circuits for daughter #3. GFI'd of course She has a recessed main panel in the garage. I'm way more familiar with putting in add'l circuits into a surface mounted main. So--on a recessed panel I normally see that the circuit wiring runs down from the top plate...
  3. Electrical
    Hey Guys, First post.... I rewired most of my main floor (20 or so circuits) and I'm working on getting them all into the main panel (Bryant with 200 Amp Service) All the new ones will be Arc fault, but I've only got a neutral bus bar on the right side of the panel. Is it allowed to run the...
  4. 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?
  5. Electrical
    I installed a generator interlock kit on a 100AMP HO panel box. all circuits run fine using utility power. when I switch to Generator power all circuits work fine except for the sump pump. I ran 12/2 from the other end of the house where the sump pump is, to the main panel to a 20amp breaker. it...
  6. Electrical
    I recently had a handyman install a new main service panel. The electrical work looks good. The panel is surface-mounted, but he only filled the stucco to the edge of the panel and caulked around it. While it is sealed for now, I am concerned that a leak anywhere along the edge will allow...
  7. Electrical
    It's hurricane season, and I want to be better prepared than I have in the past. I have a small portable generator (Duramax XP4400E, 3600 watts), that meets our needs (fridge, room AC, a few lamps, and one small LCD TV). In years past, I have run a bunch of cords from the generator in the...
  8. Electrical
    Our house is at least 50 years old. The main box has 6 breakers in it, located just below the meter. I have not been able to find a main breaker, even though I can see the service coming in from the pole. We've been having problems with ne circuit in the house - acts as if the breaker is...
  9. Electrical
    Please let me clarify "INSIDE" My meter is mounted on the back of the house with the underground utility run coming to the surface below the meter. My panel in mounted on the other side of the exterior wall (in a hallway). There is a direct connection via an approximately one inch ID fitting...
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