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I got a few questions. 1. For the overhead wire connection,

Hi Kevin...I got a few questions.1. For the overhead wire connection, I can use either split bolts or tiercing connectors. Is this right? Tiercing connectors are easy and safer to use but cost more?2. 2/0 THHN copper thhn can be used for 200A overhead SE conductor?3. For 2/0 wires, can I use 1.5" RMC for the service conductor?4. Does the code allow us to drill holes in the panel in stead of using the knockout that they provided?Thank you.--Al

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Replacing an older GFCI dual outlet (20 years old) that was

Replacing an older GFCI dual outlet (20 years old) that was not grounded to the box or the wiring. Does the new GFCI need to be grounded to the circuit ground or the box to work correctly?

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I'm running 2/0 Aluminum direct burial cable from a Main 200

I'm running 2/0 Aluminum direct burial cable from a Main 200 amp service to a sub-panel at my lake building 400 feet away. I plan to install a 100 amp breaker in the 200 amp Main panel and the sub-panel will have a 100 amp Main breaker. How many conductors will I need to run between the two? Can I run just 3 conductors and use a ground rod on the sub- panel end?Thanks,Larry

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I'm trying to hook up a 70 -2 amp breaker box. I will be

I'm trying to hook up a 70 -2 amp breaker box. I will be installing 4 15 amp breakers in the 2 slots. The feed wire is coming from a 30 amp breaker from the main box. The wire was for a 220 outlet originally. It's a 10-2 600 volts wire. I'm putting some lights in the attic. Can't figure out proper way to hook it up. I'm running 12-2 wire for my lights. I have pictures to show you the box setup.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just started a weekJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No

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I am installing a gE Model TPL412R 12 circuit 4-space 125

I am installing a gE Model TPL412R 12 circuit 4-space 125 amp main lug load center. I don't see the ground wire bar in it. I see a place for neutral and where to hook the red and black wires. So confused where the grounds goJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just started tonight. I should have taken a picture of the box before disconnecting it. I'm replacing the load box.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Load wire from the main house panel is 4 wire, red, black, white and ground. There was no ground bar in the old box but one came with the new box so not sure how they had it wired before

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I need to know the wire size and how many, from the meter to

hello, I need to know the wire size and how many , from the meter to a 150 amp service. will be in 3inch pvc about 1200 feet. Long way..JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just getting started. I want to estimate the cost.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes I have the conduit. and a friend with a backhoeJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have the option to go with a 100 amp service but think would be better for future to go with the 150 amp

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I put a 4 prong cord on my dryer & it's now working. Checked

I put a 4 prong cord on my dryer & it's now working. Checked to make sure there was power in the receptacle & there is. This dryer was working fine until I changed the cordJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: A few daysJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes the 4 prong is in the wall & it has power, I changed the 3 prong to a 4 on the dryerJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: There was a 4 prong in the wall when I moved in. We changed to a 3 prong receptacle but I read you shouldn't do that. Dryer was coming on but after changing the cord it's not working. Yes I followed the color code to install the cord

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Pearl, OK great. I live off the grid. I need to run a couple

Pearl, OK great. I live off the grid. I need to run a couple of legs of 110, probably 400 ft apiece. I was told to run 1 leg of 220 as far as possible before splitting into the 2 - 110 legs. How do I do that? I have 48 volts batteries and 2 - 55 amp 110v inverters.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Oh Pearl, you are a computerJA: I'm an assistant to the Electrician. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: Well, as I haven't done anything yet, I have never dealt with itJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't think so

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Can I run nm cable in the studs of a old cow barn (all

Can I run nm cable in the wood studs of a old cow barn (all wood structure) that is now going to be remodeled into a Wedding barn where wedding receptions are going to take place. There is going to be a Fire Alarm system. MattJA: Just to clarify, are you working with a contractor?Customer: Yes I am aJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I am a Master Electrician and contractorJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No sprinkler System.

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