If your work will be subject to inspection, many jurisdictions rigorously enforce the ampacity tables and the exception that allows #4 copper for d...
Tom OMember since 09/17/02
Unless there is a local code requirement, a special box is not required for mounting a ceiling fan. JAG42420 does raise a good point about the wood...
If the screws pass thru the fan mounting bracket and into the wood, this installation would be OK. Do not attempt to support the fan from the panca...
Malcolm, This is not a national requirement, but it is quite possible that it is a local code requirement. Many electricians, and some inspec...
Local75, The purpose of a salesperson is to sell things and maybe that explains the completely unqualified advice you received. Your salesperson...
The size of the feeder is based on the load, not on the size of the breakers you'll be plugging in. If you post your loads, someone will figure out...
Sure hope you're not related to Chemical Ali. Anyway, a 15 amp general purpose lighting circuit can serve 600 square feet of your house. Measure...
Yes, work is that good. I have been booked six months in advance for the past year and I will be busy until April, 2006. Add to that a shortage of ...
How often are the kitchen lamps turned on? If this is done frequently, it will cause premature burnout of any type of lamp. The worst thing you can...
I typically get several service calls with this type of complaint every winter. It is almost always a lubrication problem. Depending on the make...
Ron, At a minimum, 60 amps. If you'll send me your e-mail address, I'll send you a FAQ that deals with sub-panels in detached buildings. It c...
Dimmers are not allowed to be connected to receptacle loads. Of your 3 black wires, only one goes to the light and it should connect to the swit...
Technique? Brute force is more like it. Pull all wires in at the same time, use a rope. As for tools, one or two of your buddies should be able ...
Actually, if you look at the receptacle carefully, you will find out that it is rated 250 volts, so no problem.
Are you talking about switches, receptacle outlets or a combination device mounted on one strap that ihas a switch and a receptacle outlet? I'...
Not to cause an arguement, but I've dealt with Zinsco in the past & they are just a cut above FPE & I would lean towards the breaker being the caus...
.Since you didn't say why the breaker & buss bars were replaced I'll guess that the breaker failed due to loose connections (breaker/buss bars burn...
Around here, a 150 amp panel would be a special order. The cost difference between a 150 amp & 200 amp panel is almost non-existant and the cost of...