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  1. Size of bare copper wire to bond cold water and gas for 125amp panel. Residential

    Size of bare copper wire to bond cold water and gas for 125amp residential service. 1/0 alum. Service ent. Used.
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    Thanks Strat, Apparently that's my only option....

    Thanks Strat, Apparently that's my only option. Elect. Only, No other wiring needs for this app.
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    Strat, thanks for responding, its an approx. 8"...

    Strat, thanks for responding, its an approx. 8" dia. Wood column and it's hollow and its an inside decorative column only. I know I can get everything into it, the only thing that concerns me is the...
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    6" round columns

    Do they make an old work box or just a contoured receptacle plate for a round column( 6" ) in this case? A customer wants one installed in his new column. To my knowledge, no one has this type of...
  5. I don't question what a qualified electrician...

    I don't question what a qualified electrician does, but I've seen homeowners DIY work and this is what scares me more than anything and I rather talk a homeowner into running dedicated circuits to...
  6. Not going to get into it with you.Sounds like the...

    Not going to get into it with you.Sounds like the way your defending it You do it a lot or at least you had in the past. You sound young and got quite a bug up your butt. Homeowners do very stupid...
  7. Sorry guy's, while it may be permitted...

    Sorry guy's, while it may be permitted technically I in good conscience can't and won't do work like that. I've alway's and will continue to keep the customer safe from themselves the best way I can....
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    I can see where I may have insulted some of my...

    I can see where I may have insulted some of my electrical brethren which I can assure you was not my intention. I retired in 08 and if we charged someone 1500 smacks for a 200amp upgrade there was...
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    I live in Va. DeeDee and usually for an upgrade...

    I live in Va. DeeDee and usually for an upgrade to 200amps. I've heard of it getting as high as $5000.. To me that is a tremendous rip off, but they are out there.I'm not saying they'll do a lousy...
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    I agree with everyone below, your trailer's lge....

    I agree with everyone below, your trailer's lge. Circuit's seems to run mostly if not all on gas which doesn't require much power so your good power wise. It sounds like there's a connection problem...
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    DeeDee, where do you live?

    DeeDee, where do you live?
  12. First of all your dryer circuit and any other 2...

    First of all your dryer circuit and any other 2 pole breaker in the panel is supposed to be a DEDICATED circuit and cannot LEGALLY be branched off to feed something else, but as we all know, back in...
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    Your question is very confusing, do not feed...

    Your question is very confusing, do not feed anything off your gen. connection. If you have 2 devices that may use the same wire and your trying to kill 2 birds with 1 stone, your taking the lazy way...
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    Donf is correct ,most of the time the power co....

    Donf is correct ,most of the time the power co. will tell you that its on your end and not theirs over the phone without sending a tech out to take readings. Sounds like your single phasing. That's...
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    One more thing Cheapmum, if in fact you do have...

    One more thing Cheapmum, if in fact you do have fuses, they'll be at least 2 pull out blocks with 2 long redish brown fuses, if their blown, they'll need replacing with the proper size only....
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    Cheapmum, your question is very confusing? Do you...

    Cheapmum, your question is very confusing? Do you have fuses? And if so it is very necessary to use the correct size fuse. What you have at the end of a fuse is a copper tit (if you will) If this...
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    First of all you need a 120 volt feed into the...

    First of all you need a 120 volt feed into the switchbox, then you need to run a wire ( usually a 14 gauge wire ) to the 1st box ( #1 lite ) then put another wire from that box to the next box ( lite...
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    JC, one more thing, if you have a ranch ( single...

    JC, one more thing, if you have a ranch ( single story ) I would start with the easiest method for a non electrician, start checking all your junction boxes in your attic and again shut off power and...
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    If your getting a flickering in the house on most...

    If your getting a flickering in the house on most if not all your circuits you might have an insufficient ground coming in from the pole outside. The way to check this is to either remove the elect....
  20. Did you just install a new fan? If so, 1st check...

    Did you just install a new fan? If so, 1st check the wattage for that lower light, some two lite fixtures have a night lite which are designed that way just check the wattage and if that's not the...
  21. On all machinery you have a ID tag telling you...

    On all machinery you have a ID tag telling you what the machine uses for instance, 120 volts/ 15 amps 230/240 V/ 6.5 amps.. Lesser voltage requires more amps, ( @ 120 V you might use 15 amps,but when...
  22. Add the total wattage up on all the bulbs in that...

    Add the total wattage up on all the bulbs in that fixture.As long as it's not over the usual 600 watts you should be OK, but I've seen people buy dimmers and use them to knock off 2 birds with 1...
  23. The neutral wires and the ground wires go to the...

    The neutral wires and the ground wires go to the same lugs in the panel,but not under the same lug ( there all connected to each other) unless your talking about a sub panel ( another panel that's...
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    Inosemaj, do you operate the fan and fan/lt. with...

    Inosemaj, do you operate the fan and fan/lt. with the pull chains? Obviously the fan pull chain works, question is" does the lt. pull chain sw. work OK. when you pull the chain slowly down, do you...
  25. Wilso, make sure your wall switches are on the...

    Wilso, make sure your wall switches are on the "on" position. The sw. for the fan motor could be on and the sw. for the light could be off depending on how it was wired at install.Also could be a...
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    Jeff, first of all, how old is the fan? If it's...

    Jeff, first of all, how old is the fan? If it's pretty old the socket the bulb goes in needs replacement either because the homeowner screws the bulb in too tight which can be fixed sometimes simply...
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    Jeff, first of all, how old is the fan? If it's...

    Jeff, first of all, how old is the fan? If it's pretty old the socket the bulb goes in needs replacement either because the homeowner screws the bulb in too tight which can be fixed sometimes simply...
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    Jeff, first of all, how old is the fan? If it's...

    Jeff, first of all, how old is the fan? If it's pretty old the socket the bulb goes in needs replacement either because the homeowner screws the bulb in too tight which can be fixed sometimes simply...
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    Rusty, it sounds like you have a short. Have you...

    Rusty, it sounds like you have a short. Have you been doing any construction in the house at all? New sheet rock install or anything that requires screws or nails? Secondly, some breakers require...
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    Electrical

    Layout of 320amp meter base with 2 discos feeding house and connected garage panel approx.75' from MB location.here's my layout. 320 amp MB then 1-200amp disco on @ side of MB.1 feeds existing house...
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