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Regarding Solar Panel kit wheel RV trailer. I have a 2012

Regarding Solar Panel kit for 5th wheel RV trailer. I have a 2012 Montana Mountaineer edition by Keystone. It has a 50 amp cord for use where power is available. I'll be living in it this summer off grid. I have a 8000 watt portable generator that I can use to power the A/C and microwave etc. There are 400 watt solar kits available from Renology $680 Windy Nation $630. These both have four 100 watt panels. My trailer came with two 12 volt deep cycle batteries and there is ample room to add more. Do you think I should install one of these kits or put my own system together...or should I just use the generator to charge the batteries. There is space on the roof for about 10 panels but I'm wondering why they don't use two hundred or three hundred watt panels instead. My parking area forces me to park facing north just to complicate things. I dont want panels mounted to the ground because I want to use them in various locations. Should I get brackets that allow the panels to tilt? I realize I will be getting pretty good production during the summer months only.How many batteries should I use? There are two 12v batteries in there now.Should I get more or should I replace them with 4? 6v batteries?How long does it take to recharge the batteries from 50% with the generator running?Will a 400 watt system provide enough power to live comfortably to run a tv, lap top, LED lights, radio etc?We are in the mountains about 6200 ft so the A/C will only be needed during hot spells.

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Kevin

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Diploma

 
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We're installing a heat pump pool heater about 300 feet from

We're installing a heat pump pool heater about 300 feet from our home. The heat pump is 145,000BTU, requires a dedicated 50amp circuit. In addition, we will be running a 1.5HP pool pump and some LED lighting. We'd like to run a sub panel from our home to power all of this. We're planning on running 2 1/2 sch40 conduit from the house to the pool to carry wiring. I'm just not sure if (1) I can do this without too much voltage drop and (2) if I'll have big enough lugs at my main panel to accommodate this.

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Kevin

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Diploma

 
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I want to install an outdoor electric receptacle (110 volt)

I want to install an outdoor electric receptacle (110 volt) outdoors in a planter. is there a minimum height requirement? (I'm talking about clearance from grade level.)

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ProGrade

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Both my stove (in the kitchen - mid-level of the house) and

Both my stove (in the kitchen - mid-level of the house) and my clothes dryer (in the basement) suddenly aren't working. Neither one has any power coming to it (no beeps if buttons are pushed, no lights, etc.) Both are electric; no gas. Everything else in the house, including air conditioning and fridge, appears to be working normally.My first step was to check the circuit board. All switches are in the "on" position. I'm baffled on how to even start figuring this one out.Suggestions, please.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

 
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I have an RV park with a 400 amp panel divided into three

I have an RV park with a 400 amp panel divided into three Breakers one 200 amp and two 125 amp . one row has 20 - 30 amp and 1 - 50amp being used on a 125 amp breaker. The 200 amp breaker is for a restaurant that isn't being used. Can I switch the 200 amp over with the 125 amp from the restaurant?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: First timJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes I am a generalJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: That's itJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Mike G.

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Are individual sign letters that are building mounted and

are individual sign letters that are building mounted and low voltage (LED) required by code to be grounded?

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Certified Journeyperson Electrician

 
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We just had an inspection and the report read: "an electric

We just had an inspection and the report read: "an electric use load control center was observed but is not operational." What do I need to do?

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Kevin

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Diploma

 
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I have a single phase 277 to 120 volt transformer. Does it

I have a single phase 277 to 120 volt transformer. Does it need to be bonded? It is feeding circuit for intercom system. Can you give me where in Code book it states this. I'm guessing somewhere in 250 but to be honest this has always been confusing to me.

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Certified Journeyperson Electrician

 
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I am replacing all down-hanging light fixtures with recessed

Hi. I am replacing all down-hanging light fixtures with recessed lighting, the kind with the wiring clips...My hall lights are a downstairs and upstairs light connected turn on and off by 4 switches:1. Kitchen2. Bottom of steps directly down hall from kitchen3. Top of steps to second floor, directly below where upstairs fixture is4. Down the hall from 2nd floor switch and lightThe switch down the hall is a bigger/fatter switch--I guess a 3 or 4 way (I have no clue what I am doing here). It only cuts the power from the other switches. We have to constantly leave it in off for the other three to work.Inside of the hole of the old fixture where the new hole for the can is sawed in the downstairs hallway, there was only standard romex 3 way wire (if I'm saying that right--black, white, copper).In the upstairs hall, there is 3 sets of wires:1. 2 sets with Red, Black, White and Copper2. 1 set with Black, White and CopperThe recessed lighting can has the clip in wire receptacle--multiple inlets to chain lighting together.My questions are,1. How do I wire the recessed lighting box?2. How do I connect the 3 sets of wires upstairs?3. What causes the Lightswitch at the end of the upstairs hallway to cut off the power to the other three switches? I have changed out the switch to test it and put a new one in--same issue.

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

 
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