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Grow room design, HID, fluoro, reflectors, ventilation, ballasts and wiring.
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Post by rSin »

after seeing a couple outlets melt down
i recomment inspecting every box in the branch circuit line your pulling regular high use out of

lots of 80's work out there builders wernt doing outlets up with through wiring best it could be


and since ive seen a couple boxes melt ive noticed connections in boxes showing signs of heat damage

inspect and wire up proper all boxes your using regular

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your entertainment centers can be major pulls of current too
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Post by Intrinsic »

Yup, good idea don't wait till you smell ozone.
Timely advice.
if you have a well/pressure tank check the pressure gauge contacts for build up and pits, lot of power going through the contacts clicking on and off. Wild temperature differences
Just replace mine last week cuz u can see pits, preemptive.

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Post by rSin »

back in the days boxes were wired up just straight through the outlet
eventually learned a top job wiring the box with a pigtail to the outlet

but that wasnt the rule back when i firest learned it
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Post by Jesús Malverde »

Wire your own grow room or hire a pro who might narc you out? The question answers itself.
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Post by ripper5 »

My place could use an inspection. Regular non grow lights blow frequently.

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Post by Intrinsic »

What is a 'pigtail to the outlet'?

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Post by rSin »

pigtail is the short third wire you connect into the connection in the back of the box where the lines circuit continues to down the line

this short wire then feeds the outlet itself
so the outlet isnt itself part of the branch circuit

on the cheap you can wire boxes fast and they become essential to downfeed power

in the 80's i didnt know better
was still learning and none of the contracters teaching me knew better
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Post by rSin »

more specifically

on a branch you got two romex's cabled into a box
you have to make them connect

in the old days you just stripped the wires and plugged them into the outlet
it works but effectively the current through the box has running through the outset to get along

what you want to do is make the through power through a good wire nut
and you add a third wire thats short to power the outlet off of that connection

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Post by rSin »

it gets complicated when a box has a switched circuit but most of your boxes dont have this detail

sorry
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Post by Intrinsic »

Got it. Thanks!!

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