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    Please don't forget the Ground Rod and the ECG if...

    Please don't forget the Ground Rod and the ECG if this is a remote building.
  2. Okay, first of all, is this a 200 amp load for a...

    Okay, first of all, is this a 200 amp load for a single family home or for some other use?

    Just working with the raw measurements you gave us and assuming that you want 200 amps at the terminus...
  3. Question: Breaker

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    Happy new year Pastor. You have left out some...

    Happy new year Pastor.

    You have left out some critical information:

    1) What is the amperage of the new breaker?
    2) Did the electrician run a new circuit to the microwave?
    3) If the electrican...
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    If you hear a clicking or buzzing sound from a...

    If you hear a clicking or buzzing sound from a receptacle outlet, then more than likely the connection of the wires to the receptacle have come loose. The clicking sound or buzzing sound is...
  5. You need to pull that receptacle and tighten the...

    You need to pull that receptacle and tighten the screws holding the wires. The buzzing you hear is arching. This is a condition that will cause a fire if not fixed as soon as possible.
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    Bingo!! As of today. The original owner (may he...

    Bingo!! As of today. The original owner (may he rot and have limbs fall off) set it up with the toggle switch for 4 separate duplex receptacle outlet boxes up under the eves and two receptacle boxes...
  7. You are using the term "Overcurrent amps" which...

    You are using the term "Overcurrent amps" which is incorrect. The correct term is "Overcurrent Protection."

    For example, you can have a 25 amp breaker protecting a 20 amp circuit with no...
  8. Not being a code scholar, it appears t me that...

    Not being a code scholar, it appears t me that 240.4 is deferring to 310 for "specified" ampacities. As in the 75(C) and 90(C) columns of 310.15(B)(16) but limiting to 30 amps for the 60(C) column.
  9. The code referenced above is a typo. The correct...

    The code referenced above is a typo. The correct cite is 240.4(D)(7) - 10 AWG copper, 30 Amps.

    However the opening paragraph of 240.4 states "Protection of conductors... shall be protected...
  10. If the installation matches the electrical...

    If the installation matches the electrical installation instructions, there is nothing wrong.

    Amperage is not additive. You cannot put a 25 amp breaker and a 15 amp breaker on the same circuit...
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    (Sale Price / Orig. Price) * 100 = Percentage Off...

    (Sale Price / Orig. Price) * 100 = Percentage Off

    (3500/5000) * 100 = Percentage Off

    0.7 *100 = 70%

    Proof 5000 * 70% = 3500
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    I wonder if the previous owner had the rheostat...

    I wonder if the previous owner had the rheostat to control some receptacles for "mood" lighting and the switch to turn other receptacles off. Still makes no sense to me.
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    4891348914Strat - Unbelievable! At the post...

    4891348914Strat - Unbelievable!

    At the post J-Box, the feed from the GFCI is cut and pig-tailed to supply both switches and then continues up to the overhead. Each switch has a red wire as a...
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    Lightning!! I suspect a lightning flash killed...

    Lightning!! I suspect a lightning flash killed the circuit. I'll know for sure tomorrow when I can get into the canopy.
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    Unfortunately the answer is correct but wrong. ...

    Unfortunately the answer is correct but wrong. :) The creative ideas I'm looking for are with the wiring, not the hive.

    I guess it's "Up the ladder I go." I just don't understand how a switch...
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    Tiki Hut electrical failure

    Okay, my sister-in-law has a wired dedicated branch circuit (120V / 20 A) Tiki Hut in the back yard.

    The feed is on dedicated breaker feeds a GFCI receptacle (which protects all of the downstream...
  17. Question: Old yard light

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    Take a look at the switch handles, do they have...

    Take a look at the switch handles, do they have "On" and "Off" on the levers?
  18. Question: Adding a new circuit

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    Because the circuit is outdoors, GFCI protection...

    Because the circuit is outdoors, GFCI protection is required.

    I cannot comment on the cost, but please make sure the electrician pulls a permit and gets the work inspected if that is a requirement...
  19. Question: Adding a new circuit

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    Adding a new circuit.. To what? Where? The main...

    Adding a new circuit.. To what? Where? The main panel? Extending an existing circuit?

    Hi Pastor, based on some of your past miseries with electrical wiring around your church I would make very...
  20. Contact your utility company. If the meter base...

    Contact your utility company. If the meter base needs replacing to accommodate their meter they should do the work or at the very least supply the meter base to you.

    Here in Tidewater Virginia,...
  21. Hello - Did you ever get this motor installed and...

    Hello - Did you ever get this motor installed and working, just curious. :)
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    No, you would have to have the utility company...

    No, you would have to have the utility company change the type of meter and base you are using.

    To begin with you are going about this a little backwards. The panelboard or loadcenter you have...
  23. The NEC does not regulate the breakers, other...

    The NEC does not regulate the breakers, other than to say they must be "listed" for use.

    That work is done by testing agencies such as UL. The only issue I recall was with certain models of...
  24. Question: Pot lights

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    Let's start at the beginning, please. Exactly...

    Let's start at the beginning, please. Exactly why did you "Cut" the breaker and exactly what do you mean by the term "cut?
  25. Wrong summation: If you are changing out the...

    Wrong summation:

    If you are changing out the breakers and installing two 15 amp breakers plus running new cable, it becomes much simpler for you. First make sure you get a HACR type breaker. ...
  26. Depending on what level of code is being used in...

    Depending on what level of code is being used in your area, you might be able to connect to the nearest point with the ground conductor rather than go all the way back to either the outlet or breaker...
  27. Yes, one of the black wires from the...

    Yes, one of the black wires from the outlet/breaker goes to the white wire on the motor. The other black wire goes to the black wire that feeds the switch.

    You also have to have a "Ground" wire...
  28. OKAY!! Sorry for the length of this response,...

    OKAY!! Sorry for the length of this response, but please read it.

    Stand the motor on its back with the Armature will be sticking up. Look at the label, over on the right side under the barcode...
  29. Question: Do you have a White conductor and A...

    Question: Do you have a White conductor and A Black conductor going to the motor?

    It might be that Dayton just assumed a Black/White cable but you have a Black/Black.

    If that is true, then one...
  30. Sorry, but there are no installation instructions...

    Sorry, but there are no installation instructions in that document. The last page does show electrical connections but I believe these are internal to the moto.

    The motor you have should have a...
  31. I agree that the purple wire may have been...

    I agree that the purple wire may have been changed to Orange, however, that answer must come from Dayton.

    It may be as simple as running out of purple wire during a production run and Orange was...
  32. I'm sorry that you do not like the answer,...

    I'm sorry that you do not like the answer, however, would you rather have a fire because you placed 40 amps across a wire that is only listed for 15 amps?

    Because that is what will happen if you...
  33. You need to stop here and get real honest with...

    You need to stop here and get real honest with us. You indicated that you were replacing your existing fan motor, not extending an existing circuit.

    The 240V circuit you want to extend to this...
  34. https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/attachment.php?attac...

    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48902&stc=1&thumb=1Here is the wiring doc from the Grainger website.
  35. Okay, we were looking at the same motor at least....

    Okay, we were looking at the same motor at least.

    This motor does not require a Neutral. One conductor will go to the purple conductor and the other goes to the switch.

    A 40 amp circuit is way...
  36. If you want exact instructions, you need to give...

    If you want exact instructions, you need to give us the model number of the motor. You will find that on the motor's nameplate. If I have the model number I can get the wiring specs from the Dayton...
  37. Question: Wiring the switch

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    You are very welcome. Sorry I could not nail...

    You are very welcome. Sorry I could not nail down the connections for you.

    From what I see in your Pics it does not look to me that you have the space to connect two feeds off your single supply...
  38. Question: Wiring the switch

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    Can you look at "https://www.clasohlson.com/uk"...

    Can you look at "https://www.clasohlson.com/uk" and find the switch in that catalog and send me the model of the switch to me.

    I can't seem to get your page translated to English. Dirty words!!
  39. Question: Wiring the switch

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    From looking at the schematic on the back of the...

    From looking at the schematic on the back of the "Egant" housing, it looks as if this switch supports a Line 1 and Line 2 connection points.

    It also looks as if you can have as many as 4 outputs...
  40. Question: Wiring the switch

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    I don't recognize the switches you are using. ...

    I don't recognize the switches you are using. Where are you located? Is your voltage 240V to ground or 120 Volts to ground? (Europe/U.S.A.)

    Can you get me the model numbers of the switches,...
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    Can you get the model number off of the new...

    Can you get the model number off of the new motor, please. The Dayton motors that I see with that model numbers are 208/230 v motors which mean that you would have to have a 240 V circuit for this...
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    I'm not following exactly what you did. Did you...

    I'm not following exactly what you did. Did you replace the entire fan unit or just the motor and switch assembly?

    If you replaced just the motor, did you replace it with an exact replacement...
  43. Let me try to understand what you are saying. ...

    Let me try to understand what you are saying. First you are leaving out quite a bit of information. You have a 200 Amp cable that you want to connect a 100 amp cable too?

    Yes you can do that,...
  44. Question: 250 volt outlets

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    Hi, Are you in Canada? All I can see is your...

    Hi, Are you in Canada?

    All I can see is your panelboard, which tells me that you have a 30 amp 2pole circuit.

    Without proper protection between the end of this circuit and the actual...
  45. Question: 250 volt outlets

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    One last thought, what is the amperage that your...

    One last thought, what is the amperage that your 250 V receptacle is connected to. Also, what is the voltage at the receptacle?
  46. Question: 250 volt outlets

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    Okay, the short circuit /ground fault circuit...

    Okay, the short circuit /ground fault circuit breakers are 15 Amp, one per hot (red/black) conductor.
  47. Question: 250 volt outlets

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    Okay, from the panelboard to the motor controller...

    Okay, from the panelboard to the motor controller you need to have a minimum of 14 /3 AWG conductors. The controller will need 15 Amp Dual Element Time Delay fuses one for each of the hot conductors...
  48. Question: 250 volt outlets

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    Thanks for the pic. Now, are you planning on...

    Thanks for the pic. Now, are you planning on using the low voltage (120 V) or the high voltage (208/230 V) connections.

    That will have an effect on the conductors and upstream circuit breaker you...
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    Where are you located? The existing wiring you...

    Where are you located? The existing wiring you describe would is for a 240vac circuit (three wire)

    Please give us the manufacturer and model number of the fan you are trying to install.
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    I know this may be redundant, but were the...

    I know this may be redundant, but were the connections (rewire) at the oven connected properly?

    You should not be surprised about the voltage on the ground. Remember, the Neutral (Current carrying...
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