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#126448 - 01/14/06 03:35 PM Traffic Signal Wiring
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Loc: Levittown, PA
I need to know what wiring method I should use to run 8 conductors to 4 locations in my living room. The wiring will originate at a J-Box holding a sequencer. Then they would go through the back of the box, 6" down the wall into the crawlspace. From there, they will span out to the four locations. One will be a few feet away from the J-Box, so I could pull a cable there. At each location, I need to be able to disconnect and connect signals as needed, so some sort of J-Box would be in order. I would have the wire/cable/pipe from the crawlspace terminate in the (1900?) box, where the signal's own cable would connect to it. There might be 3 cables, one with 8 conductors from the sequencer, one with 4 (w/ ground) for the traffic light, and one with 3 (and ground) for the pedestrian signal. This would only be installed for maximum seven months, until we move and the trailer is demolished. Sorry, but I or my family cannot afford an electrician for this, but I would like to do it as safely as possible.

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Ian A.
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#126449 - 01/14/06 03:43 PM Re: Traffic Signal Wiring
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Well this could be a tough one. I understand what you want to do, i should search for your signal light thread from before as i don't remember if your using 120 Volts or not.You Can not just run electrical circuits under the floor to hide the wiring as all the wire will have to be rated for combustible issues. That eliminates cab tire control cable. even at low voltage the cable has to have a flame spread rating If you going though the floor with it.

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#126450 - 01/14/06 03:51 PM Re: Traffic Signal Wiring
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120Volts. I know this won't be easy. Especially since I haven't been that far in the crawlspace before! I'll make a quick (crude) diagram if someone wants it and post it. Alsost forgot, I can get traffic signal cable from some contractors (electricians) if that's what is prescribed.

Ian A.

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#126451 - 01/14/06 05:09 PM Re: Traffic Signal Wiring
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Ian, I'm dying to understand what your living room, a traffic signal, and a trailer have to do with one another. In other words, "HUH?"
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#126452 - 01/14/06 06:18 PM Re: Traffic Signal Wiring
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Registered: 11/04/05
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Loc: Chicago, Il.
Hello Ian,
Have you considered doing this project using X-10 Controls with appliance modules or something similar? Do you already have existing receptacles where you wish to place these items? If you build this project around X-10 (carrier current), infra-red, ultrasonics, or even UHF, you'll have something you can take with you. Do you have an adult with electrical and electronics experience to mentor you on this project?
Good luck,
Joe

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#126453 - 01/14/06 07:58 PM Re: Traffic Signal Wiring
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Would X-10 work because I have the sequencer to control them? My dad is pretty good with electrical work. Possibilty 1 below has a seperate feed going from the sequencer to each J-Box except Phase 2, which has a signal right next to the sequencer. Possibility 2 has one feed for each phase from the sequencer, which would keep the sequencer box untangled and help keep it cool. Please note, I would want a surface mounted J-Box (1900) for each light.





Ian A.

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#126454 - 01/15/06 06:25 PM Re: Traffic Signal Wiring
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I'd use conduit, either smurf tube or rigid EMT.

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