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  1. Residential Electrical Forum
    Well, we are finally getting an emergency 7500W portable genny for power outages. My plan is to keep it in a small shed I'll build for it in the far corner of our back yard, to minimize the noise when I need to pull it out and run it. It will need a run of 100' of cable each time I use it to...
  2. Canadian Electrical Forum
    So a client wants a 30 amp receptacle for his camper trailer (I'm guessing a 25' to 30' fifth wheel trailer). He'd like that circuit run off of his house panel. I could have sworn that I had read a BCSA bulletin (or some other official source of information) saying that running such a circuit...
  3. General Electrical Discussion
    I have recently moved into a newly renovated apartment and the air conditioner was not working. After testing the receptacle with a multimeter it is 240V and there is no ground installed, and the unit is 115V. After discovering this I tested some other receptacles and about half don't have a...
  4. General Electrical Discussion
    I'm adding a GFCI receptacle on the outside of a house in Canada. This one will be right by the panel in the basement so it will have its own dedicated circuit. I was going to drill a hole in the footing from the outside, run my cable and then Hilti the weatherproof box onto the footing over...
  5. General Electrical Discussion
    So a friend asked me to install some electric outlets. Just the receptacles. I took out the old receptacles and replaced them. 3 of 5 worked. The other 2 receptacles did not. The non working ones are on the same wall but in different rooms. (Side by side) I'm also not sure if they even worked...
  6. NEC Code Forum
    I am currently working through Tom Henry's "Calculations..." book for the 2014 NEC. At least a couple of place it uses a factor of 4.5 va / sq. ft. for lighting and receptacle circuits (non-continuous). I cannot find this in the code. Does anyone know where is this "4.5 va" term is in the NEC...
  7. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hi there all, I recently did a kitchen reno and like a noob I made sure to put a counter receptacle in the middle of and behind the range. Its a flat electrical range (over the range microwave there as well). So because it's one of the new flat ranges, the receptacle is just sitting there in...
  8. PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    I need to wire a 'remote' motor control station - a box with up and down buttons. I will use 14/4 SJOW cable (1 bonding conductor and 3 for control). The control voltage is 240V. What kind of plug and receptacle should I use to wire it into motor control box (it has to be unpluggable)?
  9. Residential Electrical Forum
    Could someone take a look at my drawings and see if there are any mistakes. Im not sure about a few and would like to get a secondary input thanks. drawing is the link as I cant add pictures. http://postimg.org/image/qphxmswun/
  10. Residential Electrical Forum
    I'm looking to replace the receptacles throughout my house (1950s vintage), and I was going to go with commercial grade (to get a step above the residential grades that loosen up after a few years). My local distributor is selling hospital grade receptacles for a few more cents than the...
  11. Residential Electrical Forum
    I found a regular receptacle that has 65VAC on Hot to Ground and 56VAC on Neutral to Ground. On my plug-in tester, it just indicate an open Ground fault. Can anyone shed some lights on this topic as to what could be the problem here?:help:
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