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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. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi Guys, I was megging A B C Phase 600kcmil to ground (XHHW new feeders) (15ft run) and these were the results A-G 250 G OHMS B-G 7.2 G OHMS C-G 160 G OHMS Can somebody tell me why they think the B phase is so low? B-G 7.2 G OHMS
  3. Linework
    Hello all, I’m seeking advice on pulling multiple lines through large conduit runs. Here’s the situation: We are currently pulling a LOT of lines through 4” conduit in a stadium for Voltserver digital electricity. The cables are, if i remember 8-pair 14AWG, roughly the size of 00 wire in...
  4. NEC Code Forum
    FedEx driver took out our driveway overhead service line back in Oct 2021 and the claim was rejected saying the wire was installed too low and wont help until I can provide proof of a 1931 overhead driveway wire ordinance in Solon, OH for when the house was built. The city told me verbally that...
  5. NEC Code Forum
    This question is two fold: I have a PrimeWeld 225x TIG welder and it calls for a 50amp/220v breaker and NEMA 6-50P. I need to run 60 feet from NEMA 6-50P to breaker box (I have 200amp service). Googling, I think I should be using AWG 6/2 wire. This will be running indoor along exposed ceiling...
  6. Structured Wiring
    Cleaning out old wires in an old home. Any ideas what this would be? Can’t really follow the line out to see where it goes.
  7. Services and Service Equipment
    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...
  8. 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...
  9. General Electrical Discussion
    Please help a non-electrician. I'm trying to source: #2, 3 conductor ACWU wire. Buying in Florida to ship to central america. Southwire Canada stock no 564184. Florida distributors don't seems to be able to cross reference. No reply from Southwire. Secondly, #12 NMWU 2 conductor. Southwire stock...
  10. General Electrical Discussion
    I installed a Recessed Ceiling Light. The Manufacturer Halo Eaton built Silver Metal Mounting Rack with Very Sharp Inner Edges. Wires loop through the center sharp edge. So when installing or removing a ceiling lightl it may cut/tear, and spark. (it happened to previous customer) Sometimes...
  11. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello to all, I am working in a medical device company and we are having issues with the strain relief and wires of the device. We have 3 different types of failure mode: 1.- Strain relief is not damaged but when the jacket and the strain relief are cut to check for damage, the wires...
  12. General Electrical Discussion
    I just moved into a new house. They had some sort of security system that is no longer in use, so I pulled the unit off the wall and discarded it. However, I was left with a wire hanging out of the wall. I have no idea what's on the other end of this wire, but I know it was powering the...
  13. General Electrical Discussion
    Currently, most of wires (cables) are done either for 30 minutes of fire protection (E30) or for 90 minutes protection (E90). But what are standars which prescribes on whethere we should use E90 instead of E30?
  14. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello all! :biggrin::biggrin::vs_cool: First time poster here and excited to meet you all! I have a few questions about a Project I am working on at the University I am employed at. I am setting up a robotics lab for the university with industrial robotic arms from KUKA. One of the end of arm...
  15. PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    Hy & Thanks from this poor guy for all previous support and help. The project with which I am dealing this day is way too difficult to manage for me Since I have no docs, files, white papers or anything. Searching Google is meaningless as far as I feel it in my field. I need help on 3 phase...
  16. General Electrical Discussion
    Heya! I have to wire up LEDs located on a small island in a freshwater lake (no swimming, no boating, no fishing). All the power supplies, LED-drivers, etc. will be located on the shore. Now I have to spec the multi-conductor low-voltage wiring to the island (12 VDC). I've tried out the wire...
  17. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello, I'm new to this forum. I just graduated High School and started a new job as a residential helper electrician. I went to Tech School for electrical during my Junior and Senior years. My new boss wants me to pre-twist wires before wire-nutting. Personally, I hate doing that because when...
  18. General Electrical Discussion
    Just curious if you prefer to buy your wire online (vs. a local supply house)? Not something I've done myself yet. Just wondered what your experience was like. Is it a timesaver? Money saver? Do you ship direct to the jobsite? Does it free up the runner for other errands? Good way to save space...
  19. Other Codes and Standards
    Does anyone know if Chicago electrical code doesn't allow stranded wire in smaller gauges? I always use solid and almost always see solid but still not sure what code says about solid vs stranded.
  20. Electrician Swap Classifieds
    Selling 80ft of 4 conductor 2 AWG Teck Cable. I'm located in Hamilton, Ontario. $600
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