If the barn has its own panel, then it must also have its own grounding electrode. Yes, add a ground rod or two and run the wire back to the ground...
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To work properly, a bathroom fan needs three things: proper ducting to the outside, adequate airflow into the bathroom, and proper sizing for the r...
Most hot tubs require a 120/240V 50A GFCI circuit. This can be accomplished by running 6/3 w/G from your service panel to a spa panel that contains...
A detached building with a subpanel needs its own ground rod, regardless of if there are three wires or four wires feeding it. The earth is a very...
The ground rod has nothing to do with the grounding (bonding) of the two panels. It only provides protection from high voltage spikes such as light...
POCO will not allow two meters for a single occupancy residence. You need a 320/400A meter base. From this you can feed two 200A panels.
Are plugging in something that is turned on? A small spark is not unusual when the device or appliance is already on. The spark you see is the curr...
Look in other bathrooms for a GFCI that has tripped. A house built in the late 90's should have GFCI protection in each bathroom, but the GFCI itse...
Are you sure something isn't preventing the fan from turning? Running slow for a few minutes then burning out sounds like you have something restri...
The ground rod does not provide a fault path back to the main service panel, it is only for dissipation of high voltage spikes such as lightning or...
I would install a subpanel with a 100A main breaker, fed by 2-2-2-4 mobile home feeder cable in 1.5" conduit, protected by a 70 or 90A breaker in t...
If you hard wire the lights into the receptacle circuits that serve the kitchen countertops, you will be violating the NEC. If you only plug th...
There is no rule in the NEC about proximity to a sink or washer. You do need to have a clear space 30" wide and 36" deep for the panel to reside in...
You obviously didn't wire the new one the same way as the old one. Describe how the old one was wired and what wires are in the receptacle box.
Has the receptacle been recently replaced? How are the wires to the receptacle connected? It is possible someone replaced this receptacle and did ...
As long as the white pigtail from the breaker is connected to the neutral bar in the subpanel, this will work with only the two hots connected to t...
Too many variables to give an accurate cost. Location, attic/basement access, local economy, basic layout vs custom, etc. If you are removing al...
Divide 1440 by the total lamp wattage you plan to get the max number of lights. The 1440 comes from 80% of 1800 which is the maximum wattage availa...