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What size wire should i use for the hot, neutral and ground

what size wire should i use for the hot, neutral and ground wires....200A main panel using a 125A breaker to feed a 125A sub panel.JA: What's the brand and model number of your appliance? How old is it?Customer: its an Eemax tankless water heaterJA: What are all the symptoms of the problem (error codes, flashing lights, etc.)?Customer: no problemJA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?Customer: nothingJA: Anything else you want the electrician to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I want to install a main breaker panel on the block wall at

i want to install a main breaker panel on the block wall at the rear of a residential site to supply circuits in a pool pavilion that is supported by columns. The panel would be located 22 ft away and contain breakers for tv , barbecue. fans,lights, small water heater, and space heater. The owner does not want the panel mounted locally due to aesthetics. Can I remote the panel in this situation ?

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Kenmoore gas hot water heater won't stay lit.. Showing 5

Kenmoore gas hot water heater won't stay lit.. Showing 5 blinking lights saying temp sensor defective. Model number is###-##-####.

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We are upgrading a 200 single service to a 600 amp main into

We are upgrading a 200 single service to a 600 amp main into 4 200 amp services (none of the services will actually draw more than 150 amps and three of them will draw less than 125 amps we may tie two of the services together?). We are not in a position at this time to invest in any generation equipment at this time as the upgrade is running 20K. All of these services will be in a newly built building, what can we do to make the installation of a generator into each of these 4 services? We are thinking that we'd be best off to have a different generator for each service as they will at time not have any need for back up power, what do you think? I see on line that a transfer switch for each one of the services (220 volt 200 amp.) would be close to $500.00, just don't have the $2k extra right now, can we put in a junction box that could be tied into, and would that make it easier?Thinking of running four generators at one time, how much propane volume and pressure would we need to be supplied to this building?

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We are remodeling my daughters first house....real 'fixer'.

Hello,We are remodeling my daughters first house....real 'fixer'. We took a second on our house to help her jump start her life. Was 'gutted' fixer becasue of prior owner electrical fire.We need a total of six (6) cadet heaters.We are running three (3) 240v heaters per each (separate) double pole 30 amp breakers using 10/2 wire. We cannot run more than 3 because of the 80% max rule for each circuit.Each of the 3 heaters will have separate single pole thermostats.**two (2) each - 240v 30 amp double pole runs to 3 heaters with separate thermostats. Can you help with a diagram for the 3 240v heaters in parallel with separate thermostats.Note; this is separate (second) permit from our initial stages of moving water heater, washer/dryer and adding a new bathroom. We were told to pull the breaker that was there and told the 5 original heaters on single circuit with #14 wire is what caught the house on fire from previous owner.....that got us the 'good deal'. We did pass the initial permit inspection for the mechanical/plumbing/electrical and he gave us a break if we pulled the breaker to fix the heater circuits. We are into this 6 months and we finally ready to do the heaters and button this place up.Please help with wiring diagram.Thank you,Bob D.

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We replaced our water heater yesterday. It on its own box.

Hi. We replaced our water heater yesterday. It on its own box. However, the room on the other side lost power on just one wall. When I plugged in a night light, there was a small bit of light but not as bright as in another outlet in the room on the same breaker. Also a lamp on the other side of the room works. Just the wall behind the water heater is 1/2 current. Flipping the breaker does nothing

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What size wire and breaker would i need 243 gallon water

What size wire and breaker would i need for a 243 gallon water heater? I think it says its 3amps but that doesnt sound right to me.

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One phase of dryer circuit has only ~40vac to neutral. The

One phase of dryer circuit has only ~40vac to neutral. The other phase to neutralis 120vac. The voltage at load side of circuit breaker phases is 120v to neutral. The voltage at the outlet conductors is 40vac and 120vac. Also there appears to be a loss of continuity on the low voltage phase conductor. I'm thinking either a conductor is broken or a splice is loose. But I'm stumped as to where it could be and wouldn't think a dryer circuit would be spliced. The Romex appears to route down from the panel into the crawl space and up to the outlet. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Matt

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My electricity bill went up radically 3 months ago. Reason?

My electricity bill went up radically 3 months ago. Reason?JA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.Customer: I called a place this morning and the will send someone out this afternoon. I was just trying to improve my knowledgeJA: Is there anything else the Electrician should be aware of?Customer: Using 2 kWh every hour. If I turn off the water heater it uses .5 per hourJA: 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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