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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello people! First of all, I am not an electrician. Having learned what (relative) little I know about electricity to apply it to a do it yourself off-grid solar system, I have HUGE RESPECT FOR YOU PEOPLE. Lord have mercy, this stuff is confusing!!! LOL. Anyway, I have a question if I...
  2. General Electrical Discussion
    I have a question. Typically, when I do a panel change (residential), the cabinet may be lower or higher than the original. Sometimes the cable sheathing doesn't quite make it into the new panel cabinet. Therefore, I would often run metal flex over the cable to protect that portion of...
  3. General Electrical Discussion
    We recently purchased a home and the insurance company completed an inspection. Below is what the insurance company said I must fix, followed by what the initial home inspection report (not by insurance company), noted regarding the electric. I am wondering if what the insurance company wrote is...
  4. NEC Code Forum
    I've had a few discussions with some "pro's" and there is some dissent. My understanding of national code (all of them) is that the lateral feed to the sub-panel determines it's the breaker size in the main panel AND that it doesn't matter, after that, what size (within reason) the sub-panel...
  5. General Electrical Discussion
    Dear Knowlegeable people, I have a question related to GFCIs. I have come across so many designs for starter panels for motors etc where the designer apparently did not provide any sort of earth fault protection device for pilot devices ( i.e. lights ) which would be fitted to the door...
  6. General Electrical Discussion
    All, I ran into something the other day and thought I'd throw it out there: * 208 3 ph sub panel * 4 conductors from feed (2 hots/neutral/egc) When I opened the panel there was another conductor tied to the ground bus and run down to a buried rod in the foundation. This is a...
  7. General Electrical Discussion
    Hey guys, I’m new to the forum. I have been an electrician for years, and I have come across a totally screwed up situation that my company has been called in to fix, and to relieve the previous electrician (who is a total hack and should have his license pulled). It is a remodel house, in the...
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