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    That breaker on top may be a 100A, but what is...

    That breaker on top may be a 100A, but what is feeding this panel? What size breaker and wire?
    If you don't know the size of the heater it's hard to tell you if it will be OK.

    I can tell you, a...
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    YES, there is room to move a breaker from one...

    YES, there is room to move a breaker from one side to the other to free up two spaces. Twin breakers are NOT necessary to do what you propose.
    That silver bar with the brown goo on it clearly is the...
  3. I think it depends on the transformer. If it's...

    I think it depends on the transformer. If it's just a plastic case I can only assume it'd be fine sitting on drywall. Most electronic transformers I have seen don't get very hot. Magnetics do tend to.
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    Are both transformers still wired? Can you trace...

    Are both transformers still wired? Can you trace the lines?

    The black one looks a bit older than the silver, so the silver may simply be a replacement. I don't think phone systems used...
  5. Depends on if there is a dimmer. Typically they...

    Depends on if there is a dimmer. Typically they use different dimmers. Other than that you can swap them out.

    Personally I'd replace them all with standard cans and use LED lamps. I'm not sure if...
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    This. LOL There is no such animal in existence....

    This. LOL
    There is no such animal in existence. If you find or create one you'll be rich, famous and win the Noble Prize for physics. AND you'll have a hit put out on you by the energy companies.
    ...
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    This is absolutely untrue, at least from an NEC...

    This is absolutely untrue, at least from an NEC standpoint. Is this a local code amendment in your area? I highly doubt it.


    Receptacles can literally be anywhere. To be counted as a required...
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    This. Both 125V and 250V versions of 20A...

    This.

    Both 125V and 250V versions of 20A receptacles are typically T-slot on one side. They are basically identical, with the only difference being which side the T-slot is on.
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    This is far outside the scope of this forum. I...

    This is far outside the scope of this forum.
    I suggest you post this to an iPhone forum.
  10. The "L" shaped terminal of this receptacle is the...

    The "L" shaped terminal of this receptacle is the NEUTRAL. The white connects to this, NOT the ground.
    Older 3-wire dryer receptacles omitted the ground (the neutral served both purposes). If a...
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    The Edison based socket.

    The Edison based socket.
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    Just a quick note. You can use the 75 deg C...

    Just a quick note.
    You can use the 75 deg C column in figuring amperage for new equipment since pretty much all new equipment is rated for 75 deg C. You cannot use the 90 deg C column since about...
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    You'd be hard pressed to find #8 THHN solid....

    You'd be hard pressed to find #8 THHN solid. Stranded is a no-brainer.

    Also, pretty much all THHN is dual rated these days with THWN, so for newer wiring this is almost not worth mentioning.
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    I realize you transposed AL and CU for this...

    I realize you transposed AL and CU for this example, but a 40A circuit can be, and is typically, wired with #8CU or #6AL.





    Quoting from the 2008 NEC is kind of silly since this topic is...
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    First off, I am surprised that a home that new,...

    First off, I am surprised that a home that new, and that BIG, got away with only a 200A service. Anything I have done in that size range required a 320/400A service.

    The #1AL SER cable you have...
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    You are not able to reset the GFI's because of...

    You are not able to reset the GFI's because of the open neutral upstream of them all. You need to check EVERY box and splice on the circuit, including the connections in the panel to find this open...
  17. It's not that you are using heavier wire. It's...

    It's not that you are using heavier wire. It's that you are not mixing wire sizes. Someone may come along and see #12 and switch the breaker to a 20A, which it should be anyway in a kitchen. This is...
  18. A real tester should be mandatory for anyone...

    A real tester should be mandatory for anyone doing any electrical work.

    Also, do yourself a favor and replace that cable with #12 AC or MC cable. There should have been NO reason to mix wire...
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    Bring it to a repair shop. Unless you have the...

    Bring it to a repair shop.
    Unless you have the proper diagnostic tools and knowledge there is not much you are going to do with this except throw parts at it, which ultimately may not even work.
    ...
  20. Actually electric heat thermostats come in...

    Actually electric heat thermostats come in single-pole and double pole. Both versions are typically rated for 22 amps. This can be a combination of any amount of heaters up to that rating, depending...
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    First off, considering the description the OP...

    First off, considering the description the OP gives this is NOT advice I would give in this situation. MY ONLY advice would be to call an electrician to run a new line.
    Second, "changing" the wire...
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    Then it is NOT a "two-pole" breaker. True...

    Then it is NOT a "two-pole" breaker.

    True two-pole breaker are internal common trip as well as having handle ties.
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    Since the heat source is constant (the wood fire)...

    Since the heat source is constant (the wood fire) there is no reason not to run the circulator full time.
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    W...WHAT?? Wow. It amazes me how clueless...

    W...WHAT??

    Wow. It amazes me how clueless some inspectors are, and how they take advantage of unsuspecting folks.

    We would use 2-2-2-4AL SER or 4-4-4-6CU SER. Some inspectors do not allow...
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    First opff, did you try a real electrical supply...

    First opff, did you try a real electrical supply house? You will find whatever you need there.

    Second, WHY #2cu ??? This is oversized even for a 100A sub-panel.
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