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#48196 02/05/05 10:48 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
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in a single family dwelling, what are the dedicated circuits?(serving only one appliance, motor, ect.) I need a quick reference to study from and not a big book to flip through and maybe miss one.

(edit): just saw the spelling error in topic...pretty funny.

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#48197 02/05/05 11:34 PM
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"big book to flip through and maybe miss one."


You may miss one, or more, but that is part of learning.

#48198 02/06/05 12:45 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 138
yeah, definately,

i have the pal series books which are great for quick reference, and can keep them in my jacket pocket...just wanted to put a small list in the back of all the dedicated circuits. i have had less time for study lately as i work full time, school at night, work weekends, wife, 18 month old son, 2 week old son....just trying to be more efficient. i have been reading the code for 2 years now, and am definately a sponge, but i just feel that at this point having someone who knows more than me tell me something will be a lot easier. typing with one hand right now as my 2 week old is sleeping in other arm.

no big deal though, i will make the list myself.

#48199 02/06/05 12:58 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
Art 100: Branch Circuit, Individual: A branch circuit that supplies only one utilization.

Not to seem too harsh, but the Code is our living... if you're intimidated by it, you're only hurting yourself. In addition, as recent changes ('05 NEC) have finally explained, the Code is not intended to be the end-all list of electrical utilization equipment or methods.

One automatically needs to consider:

All 240VAC appliances, (that should be a no-brainer) like electric ovens and ranges, arc welders, electric dryers, air compressors, air conditioners, heat pumps, water heaters & electric furnaces

All 120VAC circuits folks wouldn't want tied into a general use circuit for safety or convenience, ie smoke detectors, dishwashers & sump pumps.

Suggest you invest in the NEC Handbook. It's pricey, but it's all the Code, explained pretty thoroughly, with excellent illustrations (I know 'cause I had no idea what they were referring to on some items [Linked Image] ).

We sell it here for $97.50 - cheaper than most on-line (retail $119)

#48200 02/06/05 01:00 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 138
thanks dude....not intimidated at's just a question of economics..allocation of limited resouces. of which time is the most limited. thank you for responding.

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#48201 02/06/05 01:00 AM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 19
I empathize with you. I spend my day working and nights bidding and always bounce questions off of my friends. Anyway, the only "dedicated" circuits that you need to worry about in a single family residence are the kitchen outlets, the laundry outlets, bathroom,smoke detection (ARC Fault), anf if you want to count cooktop/range circuits. If I were any good at the computer system I could somehow scan a copy of a worksheet that my apprenticeship instructor had us work from. I did so many calculations in class I still find residential calculations tougher that a commercial calculation.If you have a fax or give me your e-mail address and I'll get it to you.
Rick Buck

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#48202 02/06/05 01:07 AM
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thanks, buck.

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#48203 02/06/05 02:23 AM
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I'd suggest that you immediately edit you message to get rid of the open email address. Automatic "robots" scan web pages for spammers to find email addresses to spam. You might want to do things like spell out "at" and "dot", put in things that the text explains to remove, etc. [Linked Image]

#48204 02/06/05 02:29 AM
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It's not necessary to display your email address. It is accessible by clicking on the [Linked Image] icon above any one of your posts.


#48205 02/06/05 04:38 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,407
You are rather lucky, what with living in the US where there are other people on-line that can give you a hand with the Codes that you require.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not targeting you, but whatever happened to good old initiative?.
Working things out for yourself, is the way that I have always done things and it makes a better Tradesman.

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