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I am having an inground pool installed and am trying to

I am having an inground pool installed and am trying to figure what size circuit breaker I need for the pool pump. It is a Hayward 1.5 super pump and I will be using Square D QOJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: Brand new. I get answers onlineJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: The pool company will install I just am trying to anticipate the need for the sub panelJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: GFCI or regular 240v breaker direct wired

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I have a sub panel with no power, because it shorted out

I have a sub panel with no power, because it shorted out while trying to install a new breaker.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Two daysJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Well I would but need helpJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Have no power coming from main panel so I'm assuming it's maybe a breaker open Lin main panel

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I am to wire a grill that is three phase and each leg draws

I am to wire a grill that is three phase and each leg draws 67 amps. It is coming out of a 280v 3 phase panel. It is considered to be of continous use, which is more than three hours of use at a time if I remember correctly. What size breaker and wire would I need for this application.

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My other electrical problem has me completely baffled. there

hi Kevin. my other electrical problem has me completely baffled. there is a separate single plug outlet inside an adjacent cabinet for the microwave oven in our RV. it was fine for several years and then one day it died. it is a very simple circuit with a single cable from the nearby breaker panel to the outlet. inside the outlet there are no screw terminals the wires are just squeezed between some razor sharp clamps which cut the wires down to the copper to make contact. i had never seen this type of outlet before and it is labeled simply, "solo wire outlet", 15A, 125V. anyhow, the dedicated 15A breaker did not trip, the power just died. i took the outlet apart and looked inside the case. everything looked perfect to this amatuer. my next thought was a bad breaker, so i replaced it. no luck. i used my meter to test the breaker and outlet and i think there was power at the breaker but not the outlet? it was some time ago so those details escape me now. i will look at it again tomorrow and tell you what i find. what else could it be besides the breaker or the outlet? more later.

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I bought a European mixer from germany, 900 watts.

I bought a European mixer from germany, 900 watts. Apparently Germany uses 220-240 watts and thusly this is designed this way, with 1 phase system not 2 phase, as perhaps we in America would design a 220. Is it a huge issue to have an electrician run a dedicated outlet for this appliance in the kitchen?If so, it is really an ineffective option to convert the appliance to 110 volts?

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I have a 120v, 15a circuit that powers 4 GFC outlets. it's

hello. i have a 120v, 15a circuit that powers 4 GFC outlets. it's always been troublesome, and recently shut down, again. 2 of the outlets have been replaced and things were fine for a long while. then it shut down recently, and would not reset. the breaker does not turn off on the main panel, just one of the GF outlets shuts down. one of the outlets had test/reset buttons that did not move. a new outlet had buttons that pushed in and out normally. i decided to start with the frozen button outlet, and I found a broken wire. i fixed the wire and installed a new outlet. problem: the circuit comes up but a different outlet (the 1st one replaced earlier) shuts it down in about 15 seconds. here is my dilemma: 3 outlets have test/reset buttons, the 4th does not. 2 outlets were replaced recently and the oldest of these is the one that always pops. does that mean i should replace that outlet again even though it has already been done recently? does the problem have to be one of the 4 outlets? why does the same one kick off whenever the juice is turned on? thanks in advance, Hal in Tampa FL.

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I have a spa 1999 model 447 Beach GR, the problem I'm having

I have a coleman spa 1999 model 447 Beach GR, the problem I'm having is the control panel display is out.. I have power to the control box and the fuses but nothing works. Whats my next step, do I replace the cord running from control panel to electrical panel? I don't know how to get control panel cover off ..do I pry off lens cover?JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: its old, noJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I was hoping to

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Need to rewire a compressor (6HP) being a 3 phases to a 2

Need to rewire a compressor (6HP) being a 3 phases to a 2 phases.Since we installing this on a ship 3 phases are not available.What is the procedure.Thanks for the help

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I have a food trailer. It is wired 120v. I have a 33amp Onan

I have a food trailer. It is wired 120v. I have a 33amp Onan 4Kw generator to run it. I have a 12v 450cca battery to run the generator, and water pump. The generator powers lights 3 48 inch fluorescent fixtures, small ref/freezer (1 amp), steam table (10 amps) and the AC unit (15 amp). I have it connected to a 20watt 3amp Solar panel to charge. I am having a problem with the battery charge lasting long enough for our hours of operation. We run it approximately 11 hours per day, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The voltage starts to drop on Saturday afternoon and then the the generator shuts down. I am reviewing options to keep the battery charged. What are some good options.

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