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  1. Electrical
    Hi folks, I have 15 MC cables coming from above to connect to this CH panel. The electrician who installed it in 2009 (to replace a Federal Pacific panel, allegedly) ran large Romex bundles through the concentric knockouts which are now much larger than I need. He also, unfortunately, added...
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    Bottom line, what is your best advice for bringing "exposed" but properly protected) NM into a flush-mounted service panel? I'm looking to install a generator interlock on my service panel and am working out wiring the generator inlet to the new breaker. The 10/3 running from the generator...
  3. Electrical
    So we replaced our service panel and upgraded most of the electrical in our old house, but before I close up the wall, I'm wondering if I can leave some open conduit hooked up to the panel for adding circuits in the future?
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    Hi, I am purchasing a 1956 1 story stucco home with attic access and a low crawl space, the house needs a lot of work. Currently there is a 70 amp main with cloth sheath wiring. Per recommendations from inspector I'm planning to rewire the house, I was already going to add new fixtures...
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    RESOLVED: 100 AMP Fuse Blowing on Service Disconnect on One Phase 1982 house recently started overloading the 100amp service disconnect fuse outside. First time all the lights flickered in parts of the house and everything went off that was on that phase. A guy came out, and replaced the two...
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    Im installing a SQ D (QO) 200a service panel (new construction/ basement) along with a Generac 70a E-Z prewired Transfer Sw (8Kw gen). Q: The transfer sw comes with 30" of watertight 1.5" conduit (for connection to 70a breaker is service panel). I need the panels closer together; more like...
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    My house is a 60 year old 3000 square ft. farm house in rural SC. The previous owners did some of their own wiring that seems pretty dangerous to me so Im planning on upgrading everything and switching things out myself. First off, the service panel is only 100 amps but I have a 2/0 type XHHW...
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    Hi I was hoping someone could help me figure out how I need to wire this small garage. I posted a hand drawing on my site of where they want the receptacles and lights. CLICK HERE FOR DRAWING Its a total of 7 receptacles (1 outdoor 5 indoor and 1 240v-20a) And three lights (1 indoor and 2...
  9. Electrical
    I am and will be looking for various types of advice. As the eldest of 5 - as a child I helped my father build the addition onto the back of previous home as well as work with other projects. In short I have some knowledge yet am by no means an expert. the question is on a fixer upper 2 Unit...
  10. 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...
  11. Electrical
    Many years ago I had a new service panel put in and a circuit run from it to the old service panel. The old panel has a non-isolated neutral. The new circuit is three conductor plus ground but the ground is just hanging loose in the box. There is no other grounding on this box. That was removed...
  12. Electrical
    I am planning to wire my garage for 240 and 120. Having talked to the city inspector today, when he was out signing off on some ceiling fans and lights, I told him what I had generally in mind and he said I might need a new service as I may only have 100 amp and needed a 200 amp panel. I...
  13. Electrical
    I have a home with a 100 amp service. I am approved for up to 200 amp. I don't want to replace the old panel I just want to add a new 100 amp panel next to the old one. Off of it I want to run a subpanel of 100 amps to a shop. Is that Bad practice, do I just need to replace the original 100...
  14. HVAC
    I am installing electrical for a new A/C system on a residential rehab project. I am confused about running power from the main breaker box to the 2.5 ton condenser. I was told I needed a 220 line with a double 20A breaker. Because I am running less than twenty feet away, I was told to purchase...
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    Hello, Could someone give me a quick summary of the amp capacities I need to consider when upgrading to a larger service panel? This house has a 100 amp fuse box. I know I could simply replace it with a new 100 amp circuit breaker panel but I'd really like to install a 200 amp panel -...
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