Message from John O - in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #electrician
@Deleted User Fun stuff. Tedious af is a good way to describe electrical work.
+ the 1" 1/4 90s
Perks of being the last apprentice on the job
Also have some 500 in a box under all the rolls 👌 👏 👏 💯
Damn, dude. I need to go Union
That's all #6 in your trunk?
Mostly 10, but I still have 300lbs of Mc 12/3 that I couldn't fit in here
I actually want the spools more than anything else
I need some giant spoils
Actually yeah, the spools in my trunk are #6
You son of a gun.
Just got put on a solar job. My journeyman wasn't kidding...shit sucks
But it's better than no work
Heat index was 102
Yeah boy, that builds character haha. It's been nasty here too, so humid, no breeze haha @Nick-NJ
One time, I was working on the roof hooking up air conditioning units in August, and I went to Wawa, got a club sandwich, a meatball sandwich and a quart of milk for lunch. Long story short, I fell out at around 1:00
Hey goys anybody @here got a second to answer a question about back-feeding a panel?
With the impending storm, I’m going to wire my generator to my panel instead of running extension cords. I’ve got 50ft of #8 5-wire outdoor power cable, leftover from a 240v submersible pump. Thinking of landing a 30amp 2-pole breaker in my panel, and installing a standard twist lock outlet, or a knife switch. That way I can power my panel up and just turn off any breakers I won’t need (especially the main)
Basically my plan is to install a breaker(yellow) run the neutral and ground to the bars, the hots to the breaker, and power the bus bars from “the top down” I realize that backfeeding is frowned upon, I know plenty of guys that run a suicide plug into their dryer outlet, but at least with my idea, all of my circuits are still protected by their regular breakers, I’m just supplying the panel with power from the other end. Just curios as to your guys’ thoughts? I’m not a licensed electrician but I do plenty of panel work on 230/460v three phase systems
@Px4 to prevent back feeding, just kill the main disconnect every time you fire up the generator
Define "back feeding". I think that term might be differently understood between us
No worries, just wanted a second opinion is all.
I hate seeing feeders that tight. Residential guys skimp on everything. What about a service loop? You can't spare 4 inches of aluminum?
Boys, just got an appointment to take the Union test