Wiring project of the day

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:06 am

That fixture even has a flying debris guard !! The old fixtures in barns were similar,they used a wide mouth canning jar,they did not have the flying debris guard tho.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
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Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both


Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:29 am

Hint: Google "jelly jar light fixture". or at Amazon "jelly jar light fixture" ;)
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Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:48 am

Let there be light and sparkles. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:04 pm

Rob, that is lots of sparkle,almost looks like it has double the bulbs that it actually has. That lite might be a bit of overkill for the chicken house tho. toothy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:32 pm

Got to hide that picture or my wife will want one.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
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Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:16 pm

rberq wrote:Got to hide that picture or my wife will want one.


I got away with that until my wife got a job at the chandelier factory.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: hotblast1357 On: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:29 pm

Beautiful rob, I will have to purchase one when I build my new home!
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Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:53 pm

not a mason jar, but got this deal emailed to me today.....

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... _200461671
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite


Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:56 pm

This seems like a good place for my question. I have a 20 amp breaker with 12 gauge cable that used to feed an 8 foot electric baseboard. The heater is long gone and the cable terminates in a box inside a closet. I would like to run wire for two standard 110v outlets out of the box, one from each side of the 220v wire with a shared ground. Is there any reason not to do that?
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Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:05 pm

You likely have a piece of 12-2 going to that box, not 12-3.

How many wires are in the cable?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: Qtown1835 On: Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:12 pm

rberq wrote:This seems like a good place for my question. I have a 20 amp breaker with 12 gauge cable that used to feed an 8 foot electric baseboard. The heater is long gone and the cable terminates in a box inside a closet. I would like to run wire for two standard 110v outlets out of the box, one from each side of the 220v wire with a shared ground. Is there any reason not to do that?


Pull the double pole breaker and replace with a single pole 20a or 15a. Black wire to the breaker neutral to the neutral bar and ground with the grounds.

Wire outlets as usual.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker '81 KA4 (online 1/16/17)
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Coal Size/Type: Nut & Rice Lehigh
Other Heating: EFM SPK600

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:06 pm

Rob R. wrote:You likely have a piece of 12-2 going to that box, not 12-3.
How many wires are in the cable?

Four wires. Two yellow, one green, one white or tan. The white is just curled up in the junction box, not connected. The green goes to ground -- that is, 120V between either yellow and the green. I don't know whether the white is connected in the panel.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
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Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: Qtown1835 On: Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:39 pm

rberq wrote:
Rob R. wrote:You likely have a piece of 12-2 going to that box, not 12-3.
How many wires are in the cable?

Four wires. Two yellow, one green, one white or tan. The white is just curled up in the junction box, not connected. The green goes to ground -- that is, 120V between either yellow and the green. I don't know whether the white is connected in the panel.


Two yellow wires are hot. Green is ground and white is neutral. If the neutral is open that is not good. The return path of the electric is now through your ground definite risk of shock. I would make sure your neutral is connected in the load center and disconnect one of the 110 legs from the breaker, wire nut the end and leave it for future. Remove the double pole breaker and replace with single pole, connect yellow lead to breaker and wire up as needed for single circuit.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker '81 KA4 (online 1/16/17)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman MKIII
Coal Size/Type: Nut & Rice Lehigh
Other Heating: EFM SPK600

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:06 pm

rberq wrote:
Rob R. wrote:You likely have a piece of 12-2 going to that box, not 12-3.
How many wires are in the cable?

Four wires. Two yellow, one green, one white or tan. The white is just curled up in the junction box, not connected. The green goes to ground -- that is, 120V between either yellow and the green. I don't know whether the white is connected in the panel.


rberq,you posted earlier about wanting 2 -110 circuits for 110 outlets.You can use 1 yellow for power to 1 receptacle,# 2 yellow to # 2 receptacle,hook the white (neutral) to panel bar & to both of the receptacles,to the lighter colored screws,green is the ground for both receptacles. Back in the 80's,i wired around 300 houses with circuits like this,the new housing code in this state no longer allows for this method tho.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:43 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:new housing code in this state no longer allows for this method tho.

Qtown1835 wrote: make sure your neutral is connected in the load center and disconnect one of the 110 legs from the breaker, wire nut the end and leave it for future. Remove the double pole breaker and replace with single pole, connect yellow lead to breaker and wire up as needed for single circuit.

OK, thanks for the help, sounds like I COULD use both yellow wires but I might as well do it by code. Single pole breaker, wire nut one of the yellows at both ends, make sure both the ground and the neutral are connected at the breaker panel, both outlets on one circuit, and ground the metal outlet boxes.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane