General Electrical Talk Discussion http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/19691/more en AFCI Combination-Type Breaker vs AFCI Receptacle http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/afci-combination-type-breaker-vs-afci-receptacle <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Hi there,</p> <p>I have a question about the use of these devices.</p> <p>Section 210.12 (A)(1) states, &quot;A listed combination-type&nbsp;arc-fault circuit interrupter, installed to provide protection of the entire branch circuit.&quot;</p> <p>Section 210.12 (A)(4) states, &quot;A listed outlet branch-circuit type arc-fault circuit interrupter installed at the first outlet on the branch circuit in combination with a listed branch-circuit overcurrent&nbsp; protective device where all of the following conditions are met...&quot;</p> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/afci-combination-type-breaker-vs-afci-receptacle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/afci-combination-type-breaker-vs-afci-receptacle#comments General Electrical Talk Discussion Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:24:17 +0000 132271 at http://ecmweb.com Shipyard Electrical http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/shipyard-electrical <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Hi folks,</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I heard&nbsp;about an interesting possible electrical safety hazard today. This was at a shipyard (saltwater) where work is performed on vessels moored at a pier.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/shipyard-electrical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/shipyard-electrical#comments General Electrical Talk Discussion Tue, 19 Jan 2016 01:06:01 +0000 131431 at http://ecmweb.com Cable Fault Locator Selection http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/cable-fault-locator-selection <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Hi everyone,</p> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/cable-fault-locator-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/cable-fault-locator-selection#comments General Electrical Talk Discussion Sun, 17 Jan 2016 02:53:08 +0000 131381 at http://ecmweb.com Data Centers Using C14 Outlets for 208VDC? http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/data-centers-using-c14-outlets-208vdc <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Hi there,</p> <p>I&#39;m wondering if the type of cables used in data centers connecting equipment to 208V outlets violate the NEC?</p> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/data-centers-using-c14-outlets-208vdc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/data-centers-using-c14-outlets-208vdc#comments General Electrical Talk Discussion Wed, 13 Jan 2016 20:35:16 +0000 131341 at http://ecmweb.com Carbon Monoxide Detector http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/carbon-monoxide-detector <div class="node-body forum-body"><p><span>I&nbsp;am new here. Glad to meet you all.</span></p> <p>I would like to know what areas of a Dwelling require&nbsp;a carbon monoxide detector?</p> <p>Thanks in advance for your&nbsp;help.</p> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/carbon-monoxide-detector#comments General Electrical Talk Discussion Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:54:13 +0000 131321 at http://ecmweb.com Condensation in Panel http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/condensation-panel <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>I&#39;m having to replace a breaker in an outdoor panelboard.&nbsp;It looks like corrosion caused the breaker to fail.&nbsp;There is a lot of corrosion (and currently frost) inside of the enclosure.&nbsp;I believe that the moisture is from condensation.&nbsp;What is a good way to correct this problem?</p> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/condensation-panel#comments General Electrical Talk Discussion Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:14:51 +0000 131301 at http://ecmweb.com Kitchen Island install http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/kitchen-island-install <div class="node-body forum-body"><p><span>I want to run some new electrical to a kitchen Island that is being installed. I will need 6/3 for the range and 12/2 for a couple of outlets. I will be putting in PVC buried under the slab of the house. My question is can both lines be run in one PVC pipe or will I need 2 PVC pipes?</span></p> <p><span>Thanks</span></p> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/kitchen-island-install#comments General Electrical Talk Discussion Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:52:30 +0000 130941 at http://ecmweb.com Bathroom Receptacle Requirement http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/bathroom-receptacle-requirement <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Hello, &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>We have a bit of a discussion amidst our electricians and I cannot find a definitive answer so I thought I would ask around. We have a SFR project (ground up with a detached&nbsp;accessory building, &quot;shop&quot;) that&nbsp;includes a bathroom (sink and toilet). Question:&nbsp;Does it require a receptacle outlet adjacent to the sink? Is this building considered a dwelling? Since it is a &quot;shop&quot; I do not believe it should be considered a dwelling or the outlet required.</p> <p>Thanks for your assistance.</p> <p>Andy</p> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/bathroom-receptacle-requirement#comments General Electrical Talk Discussion Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:14:49 +0000 130921 at http://ecmweb.com Residential security lighting http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/residential-security-lighting <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>I just replaced our old outside driveway light with a new motion security light&nbsp;(Wall mount 120V). The light itself works fine. The problem I&#39;m having now is that I&#39;m noticing a buzzing coming out of the breaker for that light (#16 is a 20A breaker), and out of my electric stove&nbsp;(on a 50A breaker). When I flip the light switch to &quot;off&quot; inside the garage for security light, the buzzing stops in all locations. Flipped garage switch back on. I unplugged the stove, the buzzing stopped only at stove, but continues on breaker #16.</p> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/residential-security-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/residential-security-lighting#comments General Electrical Talk Discussion Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:31:36 +0000 130731 at http://ecmweb.com 277V from my 240V, 200A Residential Panel http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/277v-my-240v-200a-residential-panel <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>I have two&nbsp;instant water heaters that I&nbsp;want to run at the same time from my home&#39;s 200A&nbsp;residential panel. Here is what they are tagged:&nbsp;277V, 22A, 6,000W, and 50 to 60 Hz single phase. Is there a step-up&nbsp;transformer or any other way I&nbsp;can achieve this?</p> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ecmweb.com/forums/general/general-electrical-talk-discussion/277v-my-240v-200a-residential-panel#comments General Electrical Talk Discussion Thu, 17 Dec 2015 16:04:36 +0000 130691 at http://ecmweb.com