I posted a question earlier and received a bunch of helpful answers and
tried them all and still a hum. I have realized that I am only running
black or "hot" wires in this conduit with the white "neutral" in a
seperate conduit. Is it possible that this could cause a hum? Would
the white and black cancel each other out. Thanks for any help sorry
to bug all of you engineers with such trivial stuff. GGH
Assuming that you are using metal raceways...
You are not allowed to run the hots in one conduit and the neutrals in
another. This is a violation of the National Electrical Code because
doing this will cause the raceways to become inductive heaters.
Answering the hum problem is moot until you correct the installation to
comply with accepted safety standards.
Hey there gfret etc etc etc. Thank you for the help. Its funny that
you were the only one who helped on this. I thought
Alt.engineers.electrical.blah.blah.blah would get some serious replies
but obviously the rest of these losers aren't serious electricians and
are mainly interested in helping losers with speaker wire problems and
aimless idiots blathering on about semi-retarded political B.S.
regarding NEC fan fare. Your response solved the problem immediately
and I have a bit of revived hope for this site and I THANK YOU
You come in looking for help, and mis-state the problem,
leaving out the critical fact that the neutral and the
hot are in separate raceways. Then you label the people
who gave you what you originally called helpful answers
losers? You might find it beneficial to re-think your
143 answers to some idiot asking about speaker wire wrapped around his
private area and 2 to a real issue with wiring I have to and correctly
assume that the few "helpful" answers I got were misguided babble by
morons with nothing better to do than help people with true issues not
solve their problems. You included Eddie...go bone up on your NEC and
don't answer any more questions.
All of the answers you got to your original post "hum after installing
fluorescent bulbs" were appropriate and helpful, on the assumption that the
wiring was done according to accepted practice and Code. Nobody who knows
what they are doing would run hot and neutral in separate conduits (one can
only guess what other fire or safety hazards exist). That was a critical
piece of information, and many of us would have immediately recognized that
as your problem had you bothered to mention it. You got the two "helpful"
answers after you gave all of the facts. Next time, hire a qualified
electrician and you won't need to deal with us "losers".
I must of missed your original question. I think you knew your answer
to this thread before you asked this question. When I saw the topic I
immediately suspected you had run the neutral in a separate metal
You sound like one ignorant dickead that thinks Usenet owes you
I suggest in the future instead of coming to this group for help you
should instead go fuck yourself