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by Aaron
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1426
Views: 16728

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Took a turn for the worse, huh?
by Aaron
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 2 breakers, 1 outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 124

Re: 2 breakers, 1 outlet

I'm sorry for the confusion. I took out the freezer. I do want to add 120v outlets. So I just run another white wire and attach it in the group of white wires in the prior box down the line? Yes, but only if you need two receptacles, and only if you need each of them on separate circuits. They need...
by Aaron
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 2 breakers, 1 outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 124

Re: 2 breakers, 1 outlet

Sorry-- Rereading your posts above. Are you even planning to run that freezer, or are you getting rid of it? I think there was some confusion about your intentions. Now I'm thinking you want normal 120V receptacles in that box because you're not going to use the freezer anymore. If you do plan to us...
by Aaron
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 2 breakers, 1 outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 124

Re: 2 breakers, 1 outlet

Well with the wiring already installed in that box, you can only power the freezer at 240V. You could run a couple more more wires through the conduit to the panel and add a 120V receptacle next to the 240V if you wanted to. I think theres a 2-gang cover for that configuration. You'd need another si...
by Aaron
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 2 breakers, 1 outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 124

Re: 2 breakers, 1 outlet

Okay, yeah, that's a 240V connection you're holding. It's got the two hots (black and red), a neutral (white), and the ground (green). So the receptacle you want is a L14-20R: https://www.amazon.com/Powertronics-NEMA-L14-20-Receptacle-250V/dp/B071DPWC57/ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1531943213&sr=1-5&...
by Aaron
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 2 breakers, 1 outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 124

Re: 2 breakers, 1 outlet

Yeah it looks like that fridge or freezer is flexible with voltage, and should run just fine plugged into a 120V receptacle. What plug is at the end of its cord?
by Aaron
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 2 breakers, 1 outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 124

Re: 2 breakers, 1 outlet

I think motors that run on 230V will also work with 240V. The former is an EU voltage. I think it's more a question of whether it can handle the 60 Hz we have here North America versus the EU's 50 Hz.
by Aaron
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 2 breakers, 1 outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 124

Re: 2 breakers, 1 outlet

Sure, you could put two 20 A receptacles in that box. You could use one breaker for each receptacle, but are you seriously planning to put a 20 amp load on each (that's a lot)? If not my suggestion would be to just use one breaker, and jumper from one receptacle to the other in the same box. Pull ou...
by Aaron
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Knob and Tube Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Knob and Tube Wiring

I'm with Wayne above. I've determined through years of experience remodeling old houses with knob & tube wiring (my current 1890 house, for example), that it's best to consider it a "system" and either leave that system undisturbed, or "prune" it where it's practical to do so and you are absolutely ...
by Aaron
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outlets inside vanity cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 164

Re: Outlets inside vanity cabinet

Well I am in favor of building standards and municipal zoning. But as with everything government, few people agree where the line should be drawn in terms of interpretation and enforcement. You have more freedom in more sparsely-populated counties, where case law isn't as settled as it is in countie...
by Aaron
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outlets inside vanity cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 164

Re: Outlets inside vanity cabinet

And yet, here we are in a nanny-state, where common sense has been banned from of the equation. I swear, most of these codes are written by people who have absolutely no knowledge what-so-ever about construction or how things work in the real world. One could say that the code is pretty much perfec...
by Aaron
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outlets inside vanity cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 164

Re: Outlets inside vanity cabinet

I guess ostensibly the traffic signal cabinet's receptacle would likely "be part of a factory-built enclosure", so it would not violate Rule 26-710 Item h. They still should revise that code because when there are so many exceptions it becomes easier to describe where a receptacle CAN exist instead ...
by Aaron
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outlets inside vanity cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 164

Re: Outlets inside vanity cabinet

Yeah, my inquiring mind would sure like to know. I know the NEC and CEC are like 94.685% the same as well. I think as each new revision of each code come out the difference gap narrows and narrows. Consensus is that NEC doesn't have that restriction . :) The CEC must define what a cabinet is in bas...
by Aaron
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Weird Question About Light Fixture Box in Ceiling
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Weird Question About Light Fixture Box in Ceiling

You have some options. You can use a little wirenut to splice your new fixture's ground to the one long wire of the twisted bundle. Or if you trim that wire to the length of the bundle, you can just use a bigger wire nut to make the splice. Whatever works for you. The effect is exactly the same.
by Aaron
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outlets inside vanity cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 164

Re: Outlets inside vanity cabinet

I'm 94.685 % sure the NEC doesn't prohibit recepts in a cabinet. I can ask on the electrical forum I'm on ... A couple of NEC guys there owe me a few :mrgreen: Yeah, my inquiring mind would sure like to know. I know the NEC and CEC are like 94.685% the same as well. I think as each new revision of ...
by Aaron
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outlets inside vanity cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 164

Re: Outlets inside vanity cabinet

Anyone care to guess as to the reasoning behind why the door has to be open? I guess if the door isn't open, how else would you know that your toast is done? :roll: Yeah you probably answered your own question there. I just think it would be nice to have power in a cabinet in a garage to store and ...
by Aaron
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outlets inside vanity cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 164

Re: Outlets inside vanity cabinet

Here is the code .. 26-710 Oh okay, well I guess there's enough normal exceptions then. Since the AFCI requirement, I am now an advocate of the hardwired of appliances instead of plugging them in. And here is a pic of the running board for NM... Ah okay, yeah I've seen that before. I'm not sure I'd...
by Aaron
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outlets inside vanity cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 164

Re: Outlets inside vanity cabinet

Receptacle for a microwave is one of the exceptions ;) Well okay, then. Just say you want the ability to put multiple microwaves in multiple cabinets, and you're off the hook. :lol: Seriously, though, you guys must always hardwire dishwashers and waste disposers then. Because there would be no allo...
by Aaron
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Plug In Solar Power Inverter
Replies: 17
Views: 126

Re: Plug In Solar Power Inverter

The kill-o-watt meter plugs into a 120VAC receptacle and it measures the wattage of the load that is plugged into it. An inverter converts DC from your solar panels to AC. So the kill-o-watt is after your inverter. So the question is, what are you plugging into the kill-o-watt that shows you a 300W ...
by Aaron
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outlets inside vanity cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 164

Re: Outlets inside vanity cabinet

Well, this is also a double wide trailer, so normal codes don't apply anyway! LOL No, seriously, quite literally, there is a different set of codes for trailers than stick framed homes. All of the original outlet in the house are a "stab" style, and I'm not talking about back-stabbed outlets. You k...
by Aaron
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outlets inside vanity cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 164

Re: Outlets inside vanity cabinet

Under CEC, we cannot install a receptacle within a cabinet (couple of exceptions, but yours isn't one of them ;) ) I've heard from others that the NEC doesn't have that restriction. We can have NM exposed in a cabinet thou. As long as it's not subject to damage (ie, tucked away like you have it) it...
by Aaron
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1426
Views: 16728

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Count me out. ME and DIA are tired of this me-dia attention. :P
by Aaron
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outlets inside vanity cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 164

Re: Outlets inside vanity cabinet

I'll admit, I didn't use conduit or armored cable when I added the outlet to the side of the vanity. The reason being, I was careful to keep the wire high and tight in the cabinet, there is no possibility for anyone to snag the wire. Yeah for all practical intents and purposes, it's not a problem i...
by Aaron
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outlets inside vanity cabinet
Replies: 32
Views: 164

Re: Outlets inside vanity cabinet

Sure. You can recess retrofit, or "old-work" style boxes right into the side or front of the vanity. Just make sure it's powered from the one existing GFCI-protected receptacle (which should be an actual GFCI receptacle or it could also be a normal receptacle powered from a GFCI breaker in the panel...
by Aaron
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1426
Views: 16728

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:49 pm
If we go missing, check the sand traps on the back 9 for the bodies.
She'll hire Shannon to hit the par of us. He admitted to hiding dead bodies earlier, of corpse!
by Aaron
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1426
Views: 16728

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:15 am
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I think she's groan to love it! :( :lol:
by Aaron
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Plug In Solar Power Inverter
Replies: 17
Views: 126

Re: Plug In Solar Power Inverter

Well, my guess is that you may only have a 300 watt load that you're measuring? Watts are a unit of energy drawn, or consumed. Not supplied.
by Aaron
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1426
Views: 16728

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

All right guys, enough fore play. She doesn't deserve this pun-ishment. And Spruce, you've always been a pain in the putt.
by Aaron
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Plug In Solar Power Inverter
Replies: 17
Views: 126

Re: Plug In Solar Power Inverter

Is this a new problem you've been having, or something that's existed since your solar panel installation?
by Aaron
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1426
Views: 16728

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

https://media.tenor.com/images/2dd694f40f3693bddf2494f23d15491c/tenor.gif OMG!!! Is that not the most CAUCASIAN bod you've ever seen!!! Makes Shannon look like he's from the the tropics!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Right? They keep telling her she can't come on here and she has to do this "work" thin...