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by Rodango
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: having trouble fitting wires in box
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: having trouble fitting wires in box

I was reading through the thread thinking I’d suggest using deeper boxes, or ganging two or more boxes. If the wires don’t want to fit, often the box is too small. It costs just a little more, but you save with the convenience of easier work, and tight bends just aren’t good practice.
by Rodango
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Congested Main Panel
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Congested Main Panel

I really like the concept of solar, but this property has a lot of older, very tall pines and white oaks. Very little full sun
by Rodango
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Congested Main Panel
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Congested Main Panel

Thanks for the consolidation idea, too. I’ve been looking at that in the basement and found two exactly as you describe.
by Rodango
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Congested Main Panel
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Congested Main Panel

Very helpful even if it’s not definitive on all points, so thanks! I think the panel is ‘over used’, but not overloaded. I got permits to do entirely new work at my last house, from the service mast & entrance to the panel, sub panel in my shop, to every run and outlet. It had been 60A 4 fuse panel,...
by Rodango
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Congested Main Panel
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Congested Main Panel

Here is a photo of the panel and wiring. Note all of the wirenuts. I think a lot of work was done by different hands as workmanship and parts vary. I set a double pole 30A breaker sitting partway into its location lower on the lefthand column. Rat’s nest of neutrals and grounds upper left. I’ve cons...
by Rodango
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Congested Main Panel
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Congested Main Panel

Hi all, We bought this house built in the 1970’s. As part of my inspection I pulled the cover off of the main panel and checked it out. The thing that really stuck out at the time was that there are two a/c compressors (one for upstairs, one for down) and they were double-tapped to the same 220V bre...