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I'm installing an electrical panel in my detached garage.
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I am installing electrical service to detached garage. My
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I have (in a residential single family dwelling), 2 ea 100
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With power co new drop be 3 or 4 wire for 400amp service.
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Question about installing a 40 AMP - three circuit subpanel
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Here. I would appreciate if you can help me resolve a issue
Hello Kevin, Michael here. I would appreciate if you can help me resolve a issue I am facing with city inspector. I have installed UA4311-0PGP gangmeter sub panels for 8 apartments. There are three di… read more
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Myhomes load center has a feeder to an out building 200 ft.
myhomes load center has a feeder to an out building 200 ft. away. the person that installed the second panel only pulled 2 hots and a neutral wire on ground. should i install a ground rod at the out b… read more
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On a commercial remodel, it's a music venue. I've got a 200 main panel and need
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Hi, we put up a new pole barn. service company is upgrading
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My friend is building a new house in Wake County NC and has
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I have an old 200 amp breaker box in my house that I am remodeling
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Hi, I would like to connect a kiln directly to a 40 AMPS
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Does a sub panel need a neutral wire to the main panel since
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I am running 1 neutral and 2 hot wires, all 1/0, underground
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Does a grounding bushing need to be installed and bonded to
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