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We're looking at a house that has three pronged outlets that

We're looking at a house that has three pronged outlets that aren't grounded. We ask them to fix it and they're willing to replace with two pronged outlets, how safe is this?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: it's a house we're looking to buyJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: oh gosh no, the owners said they'd have to rewire the whole house, but we have appliances that need three prongs so before we buy i'm wondering if this is safeJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not that i know of

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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I purchased a garage heater. The specs are: 208-240V A.C.,

i purchased a garage heater. The specs are: 208-240V A.C., 60Hz. 16.7A, 13,640 BTUs, 2000/4000WJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I ran 12-3 wire from the panel to the heater but i'm not sure what size breaker to use.JA: 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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ProGrade

Electrical Contractor

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I asked the inspector and he said, "the service main shall

Hi Kevin...I asked the inspector and he said, "the service main shall have a means to disconnect from the SCE service drop by a breaker, a main disconnect. Every part from the meter towards the power pole is SCE property and shall have no disconnect." I don't understand him, can you help me explain.Thank you.--Al

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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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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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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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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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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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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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

4,644 satisfied customers
For background, I'm an electrical engineer, and the property

For background, I'm an electrical engineer, and the property in question outside of the city limits, without any permitting requirements.I had the coop put in a 200A meter to provide power to various landscape features, etc. The meter is about 200 ft from where I'll be install the disconnect/panel. I was wondering how long can I run before putting in a junction box. And, if I need to put in a junction box, if you could tell me a little about it, box type, pole requirements, etc. If you have a picture that'd even be better. The run will be underground - I plan to trench 30" to allow for variation of the 24" coverage requirement.Thanks,Mo

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Mike G.

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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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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

4,644 satisfied customers
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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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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