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The Original "Firewire"? #121196
06/24/05 07:09 AM
06/24/05 07:09 AM
electure  Offline
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Got a call for a garage rewire... Customer wanted to add a 240V dryer outlet as well.... He didn't like it when I told him he was out of space in his 4 circuit FPE panel.... He really didn't like it when I told him how someone had made space for a 240V range circuit....


Randy (Lostazhell)


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Re: The Original "Firewire"? #121197
06/24/05 05:29 PM
06/24/05 05:29 PM
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I dunno - looks like there might be room for one more wire under there if you try really hard! Heck, ya got 60 amps to use up!

What was/were he/they thinking?


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Re: The Original "Firewire"? #121198
06/24/05 08:47 PM
06/24/05 08:47 PM
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If those wires are 20Amp, you're at capacity, but, if they're 15amp circuits, there's room for one more! [Linked Image]


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Re: The Original "Firewire"? #121199
06/24/05 09:15 PM
06/24/05 09:15 PM
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winnie  Offline
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Silly humans. Those are _9_ amp breakers. No overload problems at all.

-Jon

Re: The Original "Firewire"? #121200
06/25/05 01:09 AM
06/25/05 01:09 AM
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Atomic City, ID USA
[Linked Image] What difference does it make anyway? After all that is an FPE No-Trip breaker!!

Doh!! [Linked Image]


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Re: The Original "Firewire"? #121201
06/25/05 07:15 AM
06/25/05 07:15 AM
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Why, so they blooming are! One even has the word NO engraved on it! [Linked Image]
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Re: The Original "Firewire"? #121202
06/27/05 04:56 PM
06/27/05 04:56 PM
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Those #8 TW's are bad enough.... The 4- 12AWG TW's are for the entire house.. so every outlet in the house has the potential of a 60A draw... : [Linked Image]:

The best part is this is a rental house and the property owner didnt see this as something that needed attention... He was whining more about having no room to shove a 240V dryer circuit in this mess.. [Linked Image]

Re: The Original "Firewire"? #121203
06/27/05 05:00 PM
06/27/05 05:00 PM
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When did they allow the breakers to be on in the down position?

Re: The Original "Firewire"? #121204
06/27/05 06:04 PM
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Randy was standing on his head again...


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Re: The Original "Firewire"? #121205
06/27/05 08:25 PM
06/27/05 08:25 PM
renosteinke  Offline
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Blue Collar Country
The rule against "upside down" breaker must be fairly recent...I've seen a number of Square D "combination" services where half of the breakers were upside-down.


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