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I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« on: May 29, 2014, 04:02:17 PM »
I would like to put an outlet 3ft above above a back burner is it an issue?

Will the plugs get ruined from heat or steam? (dosent get very hot)
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2014, 12:00:29 PM »
I would like to put an outlet 3ft above above a back burner is it an issue?

Will the plugs get ruined from heat or steam? (dosent get very hot)
Disclaimer - I am not an electrician,  but I do have some electrical knowledge and much experience in LV.

The outlet itself should not be an issue, but what appliance ate you plugging in to it?  Also, there should be some distance (horizontally) from the wall to the burner, no,

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 01:27:33 PM »
in many houses there are microwaves on top of burners.
I don't see why you should have a issue.



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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 02:18:11 PM »
in many houses there are microwaves on top of burners.
I don't see why you should have a issue.
And or exaust fan.



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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 03:14:03 PM »
Okay I'm feeling accomplished I put the outlet and its working! If it explodes I'll let you know. :)
I don't think it will be a problem but it was my first time working with electricity and I was nervous.

One more question
If I put an outlet on a switch how do I wire it I cut off the positive?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 03:32:00 PM »
Okay I'm feeling accomplished I put the outlet and its working! If it explodes I'll let you know. :)
I don't think it will be a problem but it was my first time working with electricity and I was nervous.

One more question
If I put an outlet on a switch how do I wire it I cut off the positive?
Yes, the switch should cut off the positive (black) wire.

Also, the outlet should probably be GFCI protected.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2014, 03:36:18 PM »
Yes, the switch should cut off the positive (black) wire.

Also, the outlet should probably be GFCI protected.
I know I could google it but... What is GFCI
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2014, 03:48:00 PM »
I know I could google it but... What is GFCI
Ground Fault Circut Interrupt.
It shuts iff power if it detects a problem (overload, water, etc).

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2014, 03:57:26 PM »
Did you run the wire from another outlet in the kitchen? If so, it might already be protected. If there's a GFCI outlet in the kitchen already, try pressing the test button on that outlet and see if you lose power on the new outlet. You might also have a GFCI breaker for all the outlets in your kitchen. If not, then you can just buy a GFCI outlet.
3ft above the range seems like it could easily have liquid splashing up from a pot. It's probably also the code requirement, but you should just do it for safety.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2014, 04:26:59 PM »
Make sure also that the wiring you used matched the Circut Breaker.
Here is a link that i just googled. This is very important.
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/wire-needed-15-amp-breakers-82139.html
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2014, 04:39:40 PM »
Did you run the wire from another outlet in the kitchen? If so, it might already be protected. If there's a GFCI outlet in the kitchen already, try pressing the test button on that outlet and see if you lose power on the new outlet. You might also have a GFCI breaker for all the outlets in your kitchen. If not, then you can just buy a GFCI outlet.
3ft above the range seems like it could easily have liquid splashing up from a pot. It's probably also the code requirement, but you should just do it for safety.

I sure hope it won't splash 3 feet high! My main concern was the steam and heat and I think that it won't be a problem.
Thanks for your help I enjoy every last bit of help.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2014, 06:24:29 PM »
What's black and crispy and hangs from a chandelier?

An amateur electrician.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2014, 09:25:47 AM »
In the middle of the night my wife heard a strange buzzing sound...
Woke up in the morning and six individual breakers were tripped.
What happened?
What does this mean? Should I call electrician?
Thanks!

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2014, 10:01:23 AM »
In the middle of the night my wife heard a strange buzzing sound...
Woke up in the morning and six individual breakers were tripped.
What happened?
What does this mean? Should I call electrician?
Thanks!
Call!  Especially coming into a yomtov. 

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2014, 10:38:16 AM »
Call!  Especially coming into a yomtov.
Going away for YT...

Spoke to two electricians, both said it is very strange and they don't even have a working theory.. (I'm thinking a UFO flew over the house!)
The consensus was that since it only happened once we should just monitor it....