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  1. Residential Electrical Forum
    Hello. I am running wire for recessed led lights and I ran the wire from one light down the wall to the switch box. The switch was used for outlets. How do I convert this and make the outlets have power so they are hot.
  2. Residential Electrical Forum
    I own a home baking business and have acquired a large deck oven that is 208 single phase. House wired for 240. Need a dropdown transformer to hook up. Spoke to several electricians saying that it can be done but the electricity draw from the transformer will be substantial and not worth it when...
  3. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi, I'm new to this website but I'm glad I stumbled onto this. I'm a former generator operator/electrician in the Marines and I was never licensed as a civilian. I was taught the basics of electricity and mostly used this to power grids on field operations out on the West Coast. I'm out now and...
  4. Structured Wiring
    So I am building a new home and running my own low voltage, my question is can I run a stub up my wall thru the sub-floor into a wall cavity? Also, what do I use to support the vertical EMT run? Thanks
  5. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello everyone, I need some help. Some of the wiring from the panel is running through bore holes in the floor joists (less than 1" in diameter). I live in Ontario and have never known this to be a problem. However, I am now being informed by an inspector that the floor joists require...
  6. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hi everyone, I am rewiring a kitchen as part of a renovation project. I need to choose a countertop receptacle for the spot where the homeowner is hoping to be able to plug in a toaster and a coffeemaker. You need to keep in mind that there is a lot to be added to the breaker panel during...
  7. NEC Code Forum
    My question is as the title goes. Can I run 50A stove cables and romex throught the dead space underneath cabinets? I've taken on a side job doing some residential stuff and the property manager wants the stove moved from the wall to the center of the kitchen to a sort of bar set up. I'm not...
  8. Lighting Design
    I've looked at a number of LED undercabinet lighting systems, but the very best lpw rating I've seen is maybe 70 lpw. Kichler, which is just about the most respected, offers at most maybe 40 lpw. What gives? Is anyone trustworthy offering a system that gives closer to the kind of number you...
  9. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Does CEC allow the installation of terminal strips in residential junction box?
  10. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi All, I have a customer who wants a transfer panel put in and we plan on moving about 16 circuits to the new transfer panel, (which will include two or three 240V circuits.) These circuits will be traveling through conduit for just over 24 inches and I am thinking I will have to de-rate each...
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