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Installing my new a/c unit....I'm running 10/2 wire. Can I

Installing my new a/c unit....I'm running 10/2 wire. Can I run indoor 10/2 wire to the disconnect switch that is mounted outside on the wall, and then run outdoor wire in the conduit to the unit?

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I'm remodeling my home and need to start to install the

I'm remodeling my home and need to start to install the electrical - outlets, switches, lights, fans, etc. I live in Minnesota, what are the requirements for mounting electrical boxes for outlets and switches - how many inches from the floor, distance between, etc.

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Kevin

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Wiring in my new hvac compressor. It is a 13 seer, 2.5 ton

Wiring in my new hvac compressor. It is a 13 seer, 2.5 ton unit. They say it needs a 25 amp circuit. I bought a 30 amp fused disconnect box that I'll mount to the outside of my house near the compressor. I'm using 10/2 exterior wire with a ground. The wire is about 1/2 " wide. What type of conduit do I need to use between the disconnect box and the unit? Do I need to use water tight, or just the flex type. I live in Minnesota.

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Question about installing a 40 AMP - three circuit subpanel

Question about installing a 40 AMP - three circuit subpanel in my shed a few feet from my house.

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Kevin

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My wife and I are having a home built. We wanted an

My wife and I are having a home built. We wanted an electrical plug put into the cement floor in our living room before they poured the concrete foundation. The contractors did not put the plug in and when ahead and poured the foundation. Now they say that they are going to have to "bust out a trench" in the concrete to lay wire for the plug. I do not know where they will tie the wire in. If it is on the outside of the house, the plug would need to be about 25 feet away from the outside of the house. My guess is that they would tie it into a circuit (?) in the wall closest by. My wife does not want them to "bust out a trench" because she is afraid that it will compromise the foundation of the house. Is that true? I mean, how deep of a trench does it need to be to hold wires for one socket with about 2-4 plugs? Cant this "trench" be cut out with a diamond saw? What can you tell me about how this is done and the possibility of it compromising our foundation

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I want to use this switch: To wire an off-grid application.

I want to use this switch:https://www.amazon.com/Leviton-1288-30-Amp-120-Volt-Double-Pole/dp/B003AUPTP8/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8To wire an off-grid application. There will be two sources of 120 A/C power, one from a battery bank inverter and a second from a generator.I want to manually switch between the inverter and generator as needed. The output A/C line will be going into a single 20 AMP circuit.So essentially, I want to wire a DPDT with two A/C input sources to one output.Thank you.

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Kevin

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We're installing a 100 amp sub panel in a cabin we just

We're installing a 100 amp sub panel in a cabin we just built which is 125' away from the main 200 amp service. What size wire and conduit should I use for this? I prefer not to go direct burial because of trees in the area.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: About a monthJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Can't think of anything.

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What's the best way to wire a 400 amp main switch gear singl

What's the best way to wire a 400 amp main switch gear singl phase separate from meter boxes but connected togetherOver head feedWhat size wire /conduit

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Can I use a hubbell twist lock plug, on the end of 1/2 inch

Can I use a hubbell twist lock plug, on the end of 1/2 inch liquid tight conduit with plug clamped to conduit connector? I couldn't find anything on it in the code book.

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Mike G.

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