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Art Welter

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Re: Odd Power Outage
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2016, 09:35:33 am »


I'm surprised that there was #16 wire used in the house to begin with.
 If I were you Art I would make my first (long term) project replacing that wire with some good #12 copper. And when you run to the swnd the outlet/switch to insulate the screw heads, and tape any wire nuts used as well.

If it were my own house, not a rental house, I'd replace the wiring. After rewiring the outlets, voltage is fairly good, a 700 watt load (with the lights and fans on) on the last outlet only drops from 120v to 115v.

I did add an outdoor GFCI, as I knew the cheesy wiring would not cut it with a 12 amp lawn mower with 100 feet of extension cord. It is the only outlet with a ground...


Steve Kennedy-Williams

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Re: Odd Power Outage
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2016, 03:22:39 pm »

Push-In terminations are evil...

Agreed. one company I gig with has a large number of 16/3 Edison cables with push in/cam lock connectors. Horrible design, and when used with small gauge cables, even worse.

I complain to my lead about them every show.

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Re: Odd Power Outage
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