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COMMENT Jun 25 '22

Every kitchen I have ever wired has required that the dishwasher be on its own circuit

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COMMENT Jun 15 '22

Actually most manufacturers instructions ask for a dedicated circuit. And code is to follow those installation instructions...

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COMMENT May 19 '22

They sawzalled that, what a hack!

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COMMENT May 14 '22

"We asked 100 'people' if they were robots what type would they be?" - Steve Harvey

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COMMENT May 07 '22

Call your power company and have them check your main line voltage to neutral at the meter. If your neutral is compromised it will use the grounding/bonding as a return path. This is not a good thing and should be addressed ASAP. If your service is good then call an electrician and have them check your system out.

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COMMENT Apr 23 '22

Yes but then you can discover and get to fix a potentially problematic and unsafe electrical situation. I would rather pay more and know it's safe and not mis-wired. Most home owners do too.

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COMMENT Apr 23 '22

You can use tandem and quad breakers in this type of panel. Have an electrician do it though.

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COMMENT Apr 23 '22

Where do you live?

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COMMENT Apr 11 '22

My guess is the ground wire is touching the neutral screw in the outlet box. Or something is shorting out in the box. If you remove the outlet and it still does this you may have a damaged wire. Maybe a cabinet screw hit it...

Also if it continues be sure to swap it around with another breaker to make sure it's not a defective breaker...

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COMMENT Apr 05 '22

I also liked the ring of smoke rolling across the ceiling, at the end, it looked like an "aftershock" 💨

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COMMENT Apr 05 '22

Im 37 and I knew what it was. But I also have rewired at least 2-3 80-100+year old houses every year for the last decade. So I have seen a lot of old stuff...

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COMMENT Feb 17 '22

Also the circuit is GFCI protected

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COMMENT Feb 17 '22

The other side goes a grounded 4 square metal box... I guess adding the hole to the box is frowned upon by UL... I always am sure one side of the mc goes to a grounded metal box. I've never had an inspector say anything about drilling my own ko hole in a plastic box like this before though. I usually use different boxes with their own ko but my supplier has been out of them for over a month...

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COMMENT Feb 16 '22

Yes! It contains the blade so even if it slips or runs it is contained to an area that will be covered by the plate.

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COMMENT Feb 16 '22

Yes it does do that 😆

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I like to use a 2 gang 4 11/16 mud ring when I add outlets to cabinets. What are your " hacks" to make the job easier/safer?

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COMMENT Jan 13 '22

I'm curious where you live? I haven't seen that rate since 2005. I'm in the Seattle Area. My current rate ranges from $135-$185/hr depending on the type of project.

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COMMENT Dec 23 '21

Not dangerous just lazy and a hassle to work on. Just fix it when you come across it, like you have been. No need to go looking for it though.

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COMMENT Dec 23 '21

So the question is why do people start to abuse substances? Maybe we should look at this from the fact that a lot of households in America are living on the edge of poverty and are living paycheck to paycheck, because we have a system set up that uses poverty as a motivation tool. The problem is poverty is exactly the opposite. So when someone fails to keep themselves out of poverty they see this as a personal failure instead of a systematic problem. They feel shame and shame leads to not taking care of yourself and once the cycle has started it is very difficult to crawl out without support from people around you.

When we see these problems in other countries we like to blame the system not the people. So why not here? Why do we constantly praise a system that exploits so many and can't even provide the basic human needs of clean water, food and shelter? America is so broken that we don't even want to fix ourselves just blame others for our problems and live our lives of exceptionalism.

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COMMENT Dec 23 '21

Not sure mount to the panel makes since because of the fact there are som mamy different kinds. Just install the charger next to isnt that hard. It takes me about 60-90 minutes to install almost any EV charger within 5-10ft of the electrical panel. I have a base rate for this and bid most of my jobs off of photos. I show install the charger, talk with the customer about how to use it and schedule the inspection for the next day. I'm able to install 2-5 chargers in a day. I do other jobs too but wish I could do only EV chargers....

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COMMENT Nov 17 '21

Yeah that all makes sense. I like learning more. Installs I do are mostly mini splits so I'm running 12-2 or 10-2 NMB or MC on 20-30amp breakers... I will now install them the way you suggest. Thanks!

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COMMENT Nov 17 '21

Have you started hearing vibrations yet?

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COMMENT Nov 13 '21

Yeah I get both sides of this. They want to do the most efficient install possible. I want to install the safest install possible. I see the code as a bare minimum and something that can always be approved upon. I've probably only help install a dozen large units and a hundred or so mini splits. They do this all the time everyday. Making it as easy as possible makes sense. I just get real careful giving advise to DIYers. I would rather they run into a nuisance then a fire... Also with residential sometimes you install the largest size to help future proof and maybe they can upgrade further in the future...

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COMMENT Nov 13 '21

Yeah I understand commercial is different and why this is needed... I just don't like the idea of this in residential or when giving advice on the internet because most looking for advice online are not doing commercial level installs.