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  1. General Electrical Discussion
    I am working on an electric steam kettle. The element is a 6 wire element (three loops) that is 24kW three-phase 220v. There are two contactors and a low water switch, t-stat, and tilt switch. The kettle was converted from 480v by switching out the element, removing a transformer, and adding one...
  2. Residential Electrical Forum
    This 1 year old Whirlpool electric water heater pulled 18 amps all the time even if no water tap was on. The customer's power bill has been high since about 2 months after it was installed. 18A were seen on both the black and red wires. There is no neutral. So how can it possibly be pulling...
  3. Other Codes and Standards
    I just had a question on the 12 AWG coming out of my two ovens and water heater. I know they need to be ran with 10 AWG because of the wattage. The 12 AWG handles 30 amps when it has over 90 degree rating. The conductors do have over 90 degree temperature rating. So 110.14(C)(1)(a)(3) states...
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