I imagine your window AC's are 'cord connected' and use a standard 15A rated plug connector.At issue here is the 30A circuit - all the wiring, rece...
dana1028Member since 08/30/02
Without looking at your panel it is difficult to make an accurate reply - but I doubt you have any 'taps' at all - you have splices. This is commo...
I've certainly seen this done (chisel out 1/2" of stud) with no issue from the AHJ...especially if this is an interior non-bearing wall.
Mr. Electric - read (1999) 210-52(b)(3) carefully. This section is addressing the small appliance branch circuits in a kitchen."Additional small-a...
why would you want to go to that trouble? UF stands for underground feeder...it doesn't need conduit.Is it safe? That depends on your total insta...
Waldo - here is another option at about 1/2 the price (or less) of a new service.Keep the original fused service but feed a sub-panel from it - thi...
I believe a new fan with thermostat is around $80....might save the hassle and just replace the unit rather than play around with troubleshooting t...
you don't necessarily need to have a 2x4 wall behind your cabinets for the wiring - it's just a wall is a great place to hide the wiring...otherwis...
I can't find a code section that says "open wiring" [read knob & tube conductors] had to be clamped to the box...320-6(a) requires these conductors...
just as a FYI - 15A duplex receps are allowed on 20A circuits - Section 210-21(b)(3) [1999 NEC].
Chances are you have the wrong 'kind' of breaker. Breakers rated for heating &/or A/C loads are categorized as "HACR" breakers. When your A/C tur...
'box' your column - thus creating a hollow cavity for your wiring/box. This is often done to create a larger looking column (for effect)
Does this 'switch' have an existing attached box in the wall? (i.e. you are replacing the switch and wiring?)If so....was your original wiring knob...
Per Joed's response - the code section restricting the conductors to be sized no smaller than the circuit breaker is - (1999) 210-19(b) - 'conducto...
Tom - you have not given enough information to give you a correct answer.Table 300-5 (both 1999 & 2002 NEC) give the required burial depths for a v...
you might want to double check the circuit breakers - when they 'trip' they don't move to the 'off' position, they just disengage the circuit...th...
generally speaking - your conductors should be fine - as soon as the fault occcured (sparking) your circuit breaker immediately shut off, thus doin...
#12 MC is fine for this application and superior to sheathed electrical cable - MC has a metal conduit protecting the conductors and is allowed to ...
you've got almost too many unknown variables for us to give you an accurate answer. Typically a domestic dryer uses 30A, so a #10 copper conductor...