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    IMO, No. Why would it be. It is not a habitable...

    IMO, No. Why would it be. It is not a habitable room...much like a closet
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    First off if you are a student do you have...

    First off if you are a student do you have someone supervising you?

    Does the main breaker reset and trip or is the handle stuck?

    Very possible you are in over your head and can get hurt on...
  3. Sounds like you have a double feed on the...

    Sounds like you have a double feed on the circuit. When both are on you have a phase to phase short. However

    I am closing this thread, in accordance with the Forum rules. This Forum is intended...
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    I think the remote is wireless

    I think the remote is wireless
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    I mentioned the utility issue way back in this...

    I mentioned the utility issue way back in this thread. There have been a few articles stated that it can be a real issue if everyone went out and bought an electric car. Imagine the demand in the...
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    Service conductor are not feeders. That is why I...

    Service conductor are not feeders. That is why I posted the definition of feeder. The service conductors are the conductors that go from the service to the first disconnecting means. From there...
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    Look at the definition of feeder in article 100. ...

    Look at the definition of feeder in article 100. Now if that feeder feeds the entire load of the dwelling then it may use the table otherwise it must use the standard tables
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    Four things 1) use either a gfci in the panel...

    Four things

    1) use either a gfci in the panel or use a dead front gfci in the garage (my preference).
    2) I agree with 10-11 feet back but put the receptacle 12" off center of the door as it may...
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    I have just spliced the neutral through a 30 amp...

    I have just spliced the neutral through a 30 amp disconnect. If there is a panel with other circuits then the neutral should be landed on the neutral bar. Depending on the situation determines...
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    If the gfci only trips when the tester is plugged...

    If the gfci only trips when the tester is plugged without pushing the test button then IMO you have a bad tester. I inferred from statements above that the gfci works fine with a load.
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    Think of the loads on a residence. Often there...

    Think of the loads on a residence. Often there are loads rated 240V such as water heaters, electric heat, a/c units etc. No neutral involved. So yes the load on a neutral can be significantly less...
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    Yes it would be charged at night. Think of...

    Yes it would be charged at night. Think of summer months in the south when people get home from work and a/c units are going strong and everyone plugs in a charger. It is an issue for the grid.
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    I am closing this thread, in accordance with the Forum rules. This Forum is intended to assist professional electricians, inspectors, engineers, and other members of the electrical industry in the...
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    So I put a 50 amp conductor with a 50 am...

    So I put a 50 amp conductor with a 50 am overcurrent protective device which means the unit probably draws 40 amps or so. Now charge the car for 7 hours-- home owner states that what it takes for a...
  15. My guess is that the buss bar is not rated for...

    My guess is that the buss bar is not rated for 200 amps. You need to read the info on the panel.
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    No, Smart likes to look outside the box-- he is...

    No, Smart likes to look outside the box-- he is a trouble maker....:D
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    My understanding is that a Tesla charger is...

    My understanding is that a Tesla charger is proprietary however the Tesla vehicle can plug into other chargers if you have the proper adapters. I got that info from a Tesla person.
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    So the question still remains as to whether or...

    So the question still remains as to whether or not you can plug the Tesla into an external charger when you have an onboard charger. I suspect you can
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    Haha-- it is funny as it is written. Could be...

    Haha-- it is funny as it is written. Could be taken the wrong way
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    You're such a copy cat....:D

    You're such a copy cat....:D
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    I agree but I would have a hard time enforcing...

    I agree but I would have a hard time enforcing that simply because the nec does not state that we cannot reach across.

    It merely states adjacent to the sink so it would be an interpretation as...
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    #4 copper is good for 85 amps at 75C so if the...

    #4 copper is good for 85 amps at 75C so if the calculated load is 85 amps or less than you can use a 90 amp overcurrent protective device based on 240.4(B)
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    I don't think you will get an NEC to specifically...

    I don't think you will get an NEC to specifically state one way or the other. IMO, if this is an island and not on wheels then IMO you would need to wire receptacles as code requires. Again this is...
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    I agree with Ken. No receptacles required

    I agree with Ken. No receptacles required
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    A receptacle installed inside a cabinet does not...

    A receptacle installed inside a cabinet does not qualify as the required outlet, IMO.
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