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    Howdy, folks! I'm new to this forum but not to DIY :) My question concerns installation of a 240V receptacle in a garage. This will be used for an EV charger, which requires only 240V, hence I chose NEMA 6-50. My current set-up includes a standard 200A flush mount electrical panel in the...
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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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    We're installing new kitchen cabinets and would also like to install some new recessed light fixtures above the counters. One way to wire things would be to run NM cable up through an interior wall, through the top plate and into the ceiling and then drill holes through about a dozen ceiling...
  4. Electrical
    New to this forum. I am having trouble interpreting NEC codes for my detached garage. For reference, I live in Charleston, SC. My home was built in October 2015 with a detached garage. The detached garage contains one GFCI outlet wired to two addition non-GFCI outlets. The entire garage power...
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    I am doing a panel replacement job in a multi-family house that failed inspection because some (pre-existing) circuits in the panel control common areas and the panel in not accessible to all residents (NEC 210.25 violation). The panel is on an exterior wall so the inspector suggests moving...
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    Hey guys, I'm building a house with Pulte builder in Nashville, TN and have a question about fan pre-wiring. They are charging $130 for just fan-prewiring that includes fan brace and an additional switch to operate fan and light separately. I was reading somewhere (lost the link) that new...
  7. Electrical
    Hello everyone, I just have a quick question or two. I am currently rewiring 3 bedrooms in my house; There are currently pull string ceiling lights in each closet. (These are small closets, that are not walk in - they just have a sliding door). From my findings from the 2014 NEC (ohio, no...
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    I'm always a little confused about the permitting/inspection process, so I'm hoping someone here can add some clarification. BACKGROUND: I have an small, old home (built in the 1930s) in a rural area, and the electrical is a mishmash of work done over the years – probably most of it done by...
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    I'm going to need to set up temporary power for my house I'm about to start building. I have most of what I need but am trying to figure out if I can use a Midwest spa panel I happen to have lying around for a homebrew setup. It's a 125A panel with 4 spaces. It included a 50A GFCI breaker which...
  10. Electrical
    Hello. First post here! I'm renovating an old light industrial warehouse space to turn it into a photo studio. My electrician removed all of the *very* old electrical wiring and is running new. For the new wiring, he ran BX cable through holes he drilled in the exposed beams. The beams are 15"...
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    I currently have a Hague water softener installed below my electrical panel. The unit was sandwiched between a large well pressure tank and the electrical panel, but only sat about 3' high. I'm replacing it with a 10x54" Clack controlled system. To simplify the plumbing I'd like to install...
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    I've been working on updating automatic lighting for pantries and closets throughout the house. A few years ago I added lighting to some closets by installing 10Amp AC Door Jamb switch sold at Home Depot. The switch feeds a bottom outlet of an AC receptacle. A strand of interior LED rope lights...
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    I was intending to install only 6 feet of 3/4 non metallic flex (grey pLastic/pvc) but I thought I read somewhere here that the length is not necessarily limited to 6 foot. I would like to install 25 feet of flex under my deck from house (gfci panel) to spa control panel. I will have 3-#6 in...
  14. Electrical
    Does the NEC prohibit running two 14/3 cables through a 3/4" hole in a firebreak? The reason I am asking this question is, I intend to run two 14/3 cables from a switch through a 3/4" hole in a firebreak. The first cable will go to a receptacle and the second to a ceiling light. Do you think an...
  15. Electrical
    I am thinking about adding a ceiling light to a room with a vaulted ceiling and, in addition to adding the light box, I may also need to add a junction box. I was hoping that someone might be able to tell me the NEC's vertical clearance requirements for electrical boxes in attic spaces (If you...
  16. Electrical
    Hello- In advance I apologize if my questions seem stupid. While I am not a pro I do my research to do things properly. I am remodeling my own kitchen and have a few questions regarding the electrical work. - I am adding a new wall oven and a wall microwave to my kitchen (they are separate...
  17. Electrical
    Hello, I assume that the reason for each NEC regulation is related to improved safety, but some of them I do not understand what is improved. Can anyone explain what is the purpose of restricting a circuit in a laundry room to only serve that laundry room ? What is the added risk of, for...
  18. Electrical
    I am running CAT6 and wanted to get input on how many cables, per NEC, could be run through a 3/4 hole.
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    As part of a bathroom renovation, I’d like to install a recessed medicine cabinet and add to its interior a duplex receptacle for electric toothbrushes. There will be a second duplex receptacle located on the wall above a 24-inch vanity. One general contractor told me that adding the...
  20. Electrical
    First off let me give you the diy run down we are installing a flat top range into a small kitchen out business place but it uses 240 volt so it needs a 50 amp outlet and a 50 amp breaker in the box. here is my question I am running 6/2 through an attic and then down a wall every wire that...
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