Experienced Electrician! Here to Answer Any and All Growroom Electrical Questions

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by bricktown73, Apr 7, 2009.

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    rkymtnman

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    you just need a multimeter to see if it's running at 208 or 240. that will tell you what light you can run and how many watts you have available. you obviously won't be able to use the heater
     
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    nyceone

    nyceone Member

    Y won't I be able to use the heater. I have a 400w HP and small fans and cfl in all about 650w
     
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    bluntmassa1

    bluntmassa1 Well-Known Member

    I would just pay the light bill I can only see a fire hazard happening really and how many watts is the heater running anyway? Either way it don't cost that much to run just over 1,000 watts.
     
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    nyceone

    nyceone Member

    Oh ok thanks bro
     
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    AnZu

    AnZu Member

    T104 timer question :

    - i will be wiring the timer with 10-3 dryer wire to a 30 amp breaker.
    - I understand where the the timer clock connections go as well as the 10-3 wire.

    i want to know what gauge wire is recommended from the #2 and #4 terminals to my one junction box that will house 4 240v plugs ?

    i realize if i put just 120v standard plugs in junction box i'm using 14-2 wire. i'm assuming 12 gauge is not necessary in the 240v plugs.

    a response would be greatly appreciated

    AnZu
     
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    ozgreek

    ozgreek Member

    Hey bricktown I am using 3 X 600 watts on a 20 metre extension cord with a timer plugged in at the end of the cord, is this safe?
     
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    bobdagrowah

    bobdagrowah Well-Known Member

    No, what gauge wire is the extension cord if it's not rated to carry the load could cause a fire
     
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    ozgreek

    ozgreek Member

    From what I know it's a 10amp lead, I found another lead that is 15 metres instead of 20 and this new lead is 15AMP do you think this new one is suitable? Sorry to be a pest, I just don't want a fire that's all
     

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    bobdagrowah

    bobdagrowah Well-Known Member

    Yes thatll do it, whatelse do you have plugged into that socket
     
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    ozgreek

    ozgreek Member

    My finger - nah just the 3 X 600's lol - your a life saver mate and if you were down oz I would buy ya a beer. Thanx a heap.
     
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    bobdagrowah

    bobdagrowah Well-Known Member

    Rule of thumb find a watts to amps converter calculator and it will let you know how many ampa youre pulling then go get a cord at least double the amps to be on the safe side
     
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    ozgreek

    ozgreek Member

    Thank You so much! My problem has been solved thanx too you bro - everyone is safe and ladies are coming along well
     
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    bobdagrowah

    bobdagrowah Well-Known Member

    No problem my good sir just bless someone else with knowledge when given the chance, happy growing
     
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    badass954

    badass954 Member

    Hey guys quick question I'm looking to change my grow room around for more space but where my 600w hps is going to be the are 2 plug sockets on the wall about 4 foot up it with my lights plugged in will this get too hot and catch fire or will it be fine or shall I try move it cheers guys?
     
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    weed-whacker

    weed-whacker Well-Known Member

    installing a small(600w) garden in the attic, I'm on 240v, am i right to just tap into a junction and go with it or is this smth I should call a pro to do?

    currently there is no power up there, just like cables sticking through where the lights are below.


    also my fridge is on its own circuit, I'm thinking to use that one, the fridge consumer 418KWH per year.....ow many watts is that?(i got 95w but I'm sure thats wrong)


    also dif fuse have dif amps right? who will i know how many amps a breaker is? is there like a code to read ?


    thanks
     
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    Loud herb

    Loud herb New Member

    I have a titan helios 6 i was wondering if i can make my own cord and plug out of it using some 10/3 stw cord it has green black red wires. It's only rated for thirty amps. My controller calls for 6awg 70c 50amps. I'm assuming I should just go get a 6/3 dryer cord rated for 50 amps.

    Also what would be needed to change out my nema 6-15 duplexes I'd like to go to the standerd 120 or 120/220 duplexes would I have to add anything or would it be plug in play?
     
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    qballizhere

    qballizhere Well-Known Member

    The 6/3 cord that you will need has to be ran from the lighting controller to the fuse panel. If you were to use plugs you would need to use a plug that would be rated for 50A .
    I would say have a look at https://www.wireandcableyourway.com/6-3c-thhn-pvc-tray-cable-with-ground.html for 6/3 wire its cheaper than home depot and lowes.
     
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    Loud herb

    Loud herb New Member

    Yeah i have decided to hire an electrician. Just because I don't want to burn the house down lol attached is a picture of my fuse box that looks to be overloaded already not sure. But not worth the risk. 20170112_181315.jpg
     
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    qballizhere

    qballizhere Well-Known Member

    It is fully loaded and only 100A if you want to add circuits there are a few that can be combined but you really need to upgrade to 200A panel.
     
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    Chunky Stool

    Chunky Stool Well-Known Member

    Some of my garage outlets have gone out and the circuit has a GFCI outlet that won't reset. Pushing the buttons does nothing.
    Does this mean that the outlet isn't getting power from the panel?
    I'd rather buy a $3 circuit breaker than a $15 GFCI outlet...
     

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