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  0 Thread: poke holes in my electrical plan please
Post: RE: poke holes in my electrical plan please

Not sure.  Each conductor entering the box counts as one, times its box fill volume (2 in^3 for 14 gauge, 2.25 in^3 for 12 gauge, etc.), except for conductors that pass through unbroken (each con...
TDKPE Home Improvement 25 548 Yesterday, 01:03 PM
  0 Thread: poke holes in my electrical plan please
Post: RE: poke holes in my electrical plan please

mound Wrote: (Yesterday, 06:48 AM) -- edit: also, to the box fill calculation, just to clarify.. say there is a 120v circuit running through the box (2 conductors).. That circuit is split to proc...
TDKPE Home Improvement 25 548 Yesterday, 10:48 AM
  0 Thread: poke holes in my electrical plan please
Post: RE: poke holes in my electrical plan please

Yes it does, but box and conduit fill aren't an issue. There's only the one 20A 240V circuit plus one 20A 120V circuit in there, with no sharing of conductors other than the EGC.
TDKPE Home Improvement 25 548 09-22-2021, 01:13 PM
  0 Thread: poke holes in my electrical plan please
Post: RE: poke holes in my electrical plan please

But I think he said he prefers a dedicated ground wire . . . That comes from a lifetime of being in places where the conduit and wiring gets beat up and nobody does anything about it.  Break...
TDKPE Home Improvement 25 548 09-22-2021, 11:42 AM
  0 Thread: poke holes in my electrical plan please
Post: RE: poke holes in my electrical plan please

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (09-21-2021, 10:08 PM) -- I think I would do a 4"x4" with two duplex (three circuits) connected with a short piece of EMT to another 4"x4" for the 240v would be easier to so...
TDKPE Home Improvement 25 548 09-22-2021, 07:40 AM
  0 Thread: Another wiring question
Post: RE: Another wiring question

You can also run a multiwire circuit (shared neutral) and put a blank face GFCI at each load.  I don't know how far apart the loads are, but wherever they split, or at the two loads after the split, y...
TDKPE Home Improvement 13 422 09-20-2021, 04:44 PM
  0 Thread: wiring/conduit question
Post: RE: wiring/conduit question

Quote: -- I thought that you could only have one outlet on a 220V circuit for something with a motor attached.. Or maybe that's only for appliances? -- There's nothing in the NEC that differen...
TDKPE Home Improvement 26 1,061 09-20-2021, 12:00 PM
  0 Thread: Advice - tool acquisition
Post: RE: Advice - tool acquisition

Quote: -- The old Rockwell/Delta lathes with pulley shieves were real workhorses. They could last forever with very infrequent replacement of the shaft bearings. -- My Delta/Milwaukee 1460 was bu...
TDKPE Woodworking Power Tools 11 705 09-20-2021, 08:06 AM
  0 Thread: wiring/conduit question
Post: RE: wiring/conduit question

mound Wrote: (09-16-2021, 02:06 PM) -- Yah I don't think I'd trust the EMT as ground alone, can't see any reason why not to just run dedicated ground wire through it. -- I don’t much care for EMT a...
TDKPE Home Improvement 26 1,061 09-16-2021, 07:49 PM
  0 Thread: Is a torsion box the best solution?
Post: RE: Is a torsion box the best solution?

The purpose of a torsion box is for maintaining flatness and stability against warping or wracking, like for a RAS or DP table.  With the hatch closed, it will (or could) lay on a sill around its enti...
TDKPE Woodworking 31 1,205 09-13-2021, 11:59 AM
  0 Thread: Bypass the safety lights on OH door opener
Post: RE: Bypass the safety lights on OH door opener

Find a short piece of 1/2" PVC pipe, or PEX, or cardboard tube, or something similar, and put the two units facing each other with the little tube between them to keep the dirt out.  Mount them to a p...
TDKPE Home Improvement 7 454 09-10-2021, 06:52 AM
  0 Thread: tankless - water electric
Post: RE: tankless - water electric

blackhat Wrote: (09-09-2021, 12:04 PM) -- It’s not just fuel costs Tom, the cost of the wasted water should be included. -- But up here, I can fill a swimming pool for a few bucks.  I guess I'm jad...
TDKPE Home Improvement 12 827 09-09-2021, 01:54 PM
  0 Thread: tankless - water electric
Post: RE: tankless - water electric

I've seen recirculator systems with both a timer, so it will warm up the lines first thing in the morning before the showers start for instance, and with a manual push button 'start' switch, so you ca...
TDKPE Home Improvement 12 827 09-09-2021, 10:01 AM
  0 Thread: Gfci
Post: RE: Gfci

Find the receptacle that's first in line, assuming they're all on the same circuit.  Put the GFCI receptacle there, with power to the "LINE" terminals on the receptacle, and wire the remaining two lea...
TDKPE Home Improvement 4 309 09-07-2021, 06:19 AM
  0 Thread: How to temporarily seal off ductwork?
Post: RE: How to temporarily seal off ductwork?

I have a 2-1/2” over my TS that’s waiting for a guard with DC port, and I just stuck a duct plug in it.  Galvanized, with crimped male.  The vacuum keeps it in place.
TDKPE Woodworking Power Tools 9 569 09-05-2021, 07:49 AM
  0 Thread: Couple of electrical questions
Post: RE: Couple of electrical questions

lift mechanic Wrote: (08-30-2021, 10:18 AM) -- Thanks for the information. I ran 2" gray PVC conduit to the building and mounted a LB on the side of the building. No conduit inside, yet. -- If you ...
TDKPE Home Improvement 4 390 08-30-2021, 12:03 PM
  0 Thread: Doll house time again
Post: RE: Doll house time again

I was visiting my mother yesterday, so I thought I'd post a few pics of the doll house her dad made for her during the depression.  It's around 80 years old at this point, and kind of looks it, but it...
TDKPE Woodworking 10 689 08-30-2021, 10:48 AM
  0 Thread: Tablesaw Placement in New Shop
Post: RE: Tablesaw Placement in New Shop

jcredding Wrote: (08-22-2021, 06:28 AM) -- I am thinking about laying out the shop based on placement of the table saw (it’s not mobile).  -- Make it mobile, and hang some pendants from the ceiling...
TDKPE Woodworking 17 1,092 08-22-2021, 07:34 AM
  0 Thread: Air Conditioner condenser in garage
Post: RE: Air Conditioner condenser in garage

The energy it moves from the living space to the condenser unit in the garage, plus the energy it uses to do that, will end up in the garage.  That's a lot of heat.
TDKPE Home Improvement 12 911 08-15-2021, 04:26 PM
  0 Thread: Help me shoot holes in this motor mounting idea
Post: RE: Help me shoot holes in this motor mounting ide...

The problem is the moment between the mounting plate (horizontal) and the wall plate (vertical).  Plus the resulting tension on the top fasteners to the wall.  Shear is minimal and not an issue.  If I...
TDKPE Woodworking 10 817 08-04-2021, 04:29 PM

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