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  1. Residential Electrical Forum
    I'm looking to get an idea of roughly how many man hours it would take to wire a 2,000 sq ft house by yourself Including all the following.. -basic code complient 3bed / 2bath / living / dining / garage / kitchen 2000 sq ft -box rough in -panel/meter install -home runs -wire rough in -trim out...
  2. Canadian Electrical Forum
    I had an Inspector fail me on my final for a basement development the reason he said it failed is that the wall (to the left) is to close to the main electrical panel. He said I either have to move the wall or redo the entire service to move the main panel to a new location. His notes for the...
  3. Residential Electrical Forum
    Hi - A friend called me over to check why the lights on his driveway entry posts were not coming on when he changed the bulbs. Both fixtures went out at the same time and he assumed it was the bulbs - changed them but no luck. I checked the Voltage and read 30V - it's a regular 120V AC circuit...
  4. Residential Electrical Forum
    Please god help me; I'm in over my head. I would call an electrician but we're completely tapped out financially. Long and the short of it is, I ran two separate 14/3 wires through my ceiling, with the intention of installing two fan/light combos. I have the wires coming into a large...
  5. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hey all, I've a question, so I've recently done a new wiring install on a house, the ground floor was wired by some other contractor and I was hired to wire the first floor, idk why they did that but they chose a me to wire their upper flat, so I did the install and the customer was there and...
  6. Canadian Electrical Forum
    We have encountered an unusual problem with a new arc fault protected circuit in an existing home. We installed some receptacles in a client's basement and we are having issues with the AFCI device tripping instantly when a load is applied. We have experienced AFCI problems in the past, and...
  7. Canadian Electrical Forum
    I have come across a few residential reno estimates where there was debate about whether the existing service would be able to handle certain items on the customer's wish list. While I have to follow suit with my competitors about providing free estimates, I am becoming reluctant on also...
  8. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hi everyone, wondering if anyone is aware of any code rules or otherwise concerning the replacement of an electric forced air furnace with a gas furnace. My client (HVAC contractor) is also replacing an electric hot water tank with a gas hot water tank. The furnace and hot water tank will both...
  9. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hey all, I'm building a house that is going to require a 200A service. I was going to use Aluminum TECK direct buried to feed the service. The run is approx 200ft from hydro connections to my meter base. Unsure if I should run 250kcm or 350kcm mainly because of the voltage drop as I know the...
  10. Residential Electrical Forum
    My brother and I were a bit hasty this weekend when switching out a bathroom lighting fixture and didn't make note of the pre-existing wiring, thinking it would be a very simple swap out. Unfortunately, when we got the old fixture out, we realized that we actually had four different romex...
  11. Residential Electrical Forum
    I want to submeter one 15 amp 120V circuit in my home. I am planning on running the meter between the breaker and the load. The meter socket will be next to the main panel that the breaker is in. I was wondering if this is against any electrical codes? It seems perfectly fine but I just want to...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Fellow sparkies, I'm installing a 6.5kW Photovoltaic system and homeowner will have a generator installed in the near future. His intention is to have whole house back up when grid is down. However, this has not been engineered. I'm concerned that PV + generator will be too much production if...
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  14. Residential Electrical Forum
    Hello, I have two branch circuits ran in a shed and had concerns regarding the disconnecting means. The two circuits are run with 12-2 and supply several receptacles and lights, with one receptacle supplying a 5000btu AC and another one for a convenience space heater in the winter. So my...
  15. Residential Electrical Forum
    Hi, I am trying to splice a 4 AWG GEC. I already have this tool: Ancor® 703040 - SAE 8-4/0 AWG Hex Lug and Splice Heavy Duty Terminal Crimper and I plan on using this splice: Burndy YS4C Is this doable? I would rather not buy another tool. If not, why not? and which affordable tool would you...
  16. Tools, Equipment and New Products
    Hello, I am 27 years. I will be starting my career in the beginning of April with a company that mostly does residential, service and remodeling... I have more tools on hand at the moment than I know what to do with. What do you recommend I use to carry my goods onto the job site with? What...
  17. General Electrical Discussion
    My general contractor has set a temporary electrical service for a new construction single family residence. The pole was set on a permanent easement at the end of the street in front of the property its serving. The power utility rep came out to inspect the location and said he believes it...
  18. Residential Electrical Forum
    I get this question a lot. Especially since there are a ton of ****ty flippers around. Recent finds have been romex where the ground was jumpered to the neutral on receptacles (obviously no AFCIs in the panel). Another good one was a new electric oven wired with #10 on a 30 amp DP breaker (no...
  19. General Electrical Discussion
    I preform low voltage and occasionally high voltage work electrical work in residential & commercial buildings, there is a C10 contractor on the job site, I'm also completing some trainee classes at a community college that's authorized by the state to offer the training. I would like to become...
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