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  1. No ones accounts are working right and we can't...

    No ones accounts are working right and we can't change our passwords. This site is messed up, possibly being hacked, and has no admin support
  2. What is the wiring method used on that lighting...

    What is the wiring method used on that lighting circuit -- AC or MC cable, NM cable, knob and tube? I would think that anything in the 80's would have everything grounded.

    I only know the US rules...
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    I would think you'd want the hole you drilled in...

    I would think you'd want the hole you drilled in the exit pipe to be as close as possible to the pump output and on top of a horizontal section (its purpose is to let air out). What diameter is that...
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    18V is hardly better than 12V. They make electric...

    18V is hardly better than 12V. They make electric fence controllers and that is what you should use. They make the hundreds of volts required and pulse and limit the current so you don't lethally...
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    That green screw on the right just above the...

    That green screw on the right just above the neutral bar is your "main bonding jumper". This connects the neutral bar to the panel chassis. If other bars are bolted to the chassis, they in turn would...
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    Try it cord-and-plug connected with the...

    Try it cord-and-plug connected with the receptacle not mounted to its box (pulled out and away from it). That should be a clue of something in the receptacle is touching metal (assuming a metal...
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    Is the sjoow cord 3 or 4 wires? As long as you...

    Is the sjoow cord 3 or 4 wires? As long as you keep neutral and ground separated, it should work. Why did you GFCI this -- do the instructions ask for that? I'm thinking the breaker is tripping via...
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    No. You have a voltage source not a current...

    No. You have a voltage source not a current source (the motor will pull the amps needed based on the applied voltage -- you could have a 100 amp source and things would be no different). The voltage...
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    Not enough information to answer. Can you verify...

    Not enough information to answer. Can you verify if the fan transformer is 12VDC or 12 VAC? Generally, a 10% to 15% over voltage will not hurt a motor as long as it isn't overloaded. But it depends...
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    The disconnect for the hot tub needs to be within...

    The disconnect for the hot tub needs to be within 50' of the tub and within sight. If you can't see the panel, or really don't have direct access to it (need to go over to a door, out and around to...
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    You'll have to take what is normally 10" and make...

    You'll have to take what is normally 10" and make it 1" to get 10:1. I think you'll have a hard time reading finer than .25 at that large tilt angle which would yield .025 resolution. It may work and...
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    One zero cost thing to try is to check your roof...

    One zero cost thing to try is to check your roof vent(s) to make sure the vent pipes are not clogged. I'd stick a hose with a jetter nozzle on it down each vent pipe as far as you can. If the tub or...
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    Is this your unit (Bryant and Carrier are the...

    Is this your unit (Bryant and Carrier are the same thing)? http://www.americancoolingandheating.com/wp-content/uploads/carrier-product-data-specifications/58CMA-8PD.pdf

    If so, the AFUE is 80%, so...
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    I don't know how you accurately measure like...

    I don't know how you accurately measure like that. I have one that I think is 2" WC full range. You can read it to .1" OK. To get to .05 is difficult and to .02 would be impossible. Even if you could...
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    I could mean the black isn't connected at the...

    I could mean the black isn't connected at the furnace end, or the other side of the 24VAC power source isn't connected to a ground or the same ground. Voltage jumping all over the place is common...
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    I see nothing in 400.7 limiting cord use based on...

    I see nothing in 400.7 limiting cord use based on outside -vs- inside, or commercial -vs- residential. Either the item can have a cord or it can't. Generally, things that are bolted down are...
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    What section of the NEC makes you think this has...

    What section of the NEC makes you think this has to be hard wired? This seems like more of a listing issue than anything else? Is this locker UL listed (or listed by some other agency) and if so what...
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    Just another note on your main panel where the...

    Just another note on your main panel where the 60A breaker was. There are a lot of issues on your neutral bus. Neutral wires are to be lugged alone -- no other wires can share the hole. Ground wires...
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    That neutral--ground wiring at the main panel is...

    That neutral--ground wiring at the main panel is normal. At the sub you need to put them on separate bars with the green bonding screw removed (so the neutral bar is insulated from the panel...
  20. Sounds like you're on the right track and it may...

    Sounds like you're on the right track and it may be the breaker. Like I said, I was never a fan of GE distribution hardware.

    Is the residential single main breaker requirement a local rule? NEC...
  21. First, are you sure it is the main breaker...

    First, are you sure it is the main breaker causing the issue? Are you seeing this dimming in the garage too from that same side of the bus? If not sure, try swapping the 60A breakers between house...
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    Right. You can't use the connector you show...

    Right. You can't use the connector you show because that is for a cable method and not conduit. If you pull on the flex conduit, it should not increase in length, so the conductors will not pull (at...
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    What do you mean by strain relief? Do you mean...

    What do you mean by strain relief? Do you mean securing the cable somehow? It seems like you'd want to secure the cable so it can't move back and forth, but individual conductors are not clamped...
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    Closest isn't what you need. With most panels,...

    Closest isn't what you need. With most panels, row 1, 3, 5, 7... of your panel is phase A. Rows 2, 4, 6, 8... are phase B. This can get confusing if you have slim or tandem breakers, as 2 adjacent...
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    There is also one more technical detail. Since...

    There is also one more technical detail. Since this is a 120V only inverter and cord, you need to make sure the circuit you're plugging the inverter in to is on the same phase as the fridge. You'll...
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