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Old 09-02-2012, 02:37 AM   #211
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That looks awesome! I hope to build two just like that. Any tricks you can share for that exact build? I see square shaped switch plate, looks like the one without the beveled edge, outlet box and anything else? Great job!
Thanks! These are made by Cooper. It's a "Decorator Grounding Receptacle" and a "Two Gang Screwless Wallplate, Hidden Mounting Screws, Decorator." The box is just a plain old romex black box. This one is a different type than usual. There are no protrusions inside of it. it goes to a flat back with hard corners. On the reciept it's listed as 38CI ENT 2G 4"SQ ROMEXNWO. All purchased at Lowe's. Here's the receipt. I would assume all Lowe's use the same item numbers.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:43 AM   #212
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Thanks jeepin. I should have no problem duplicating that sweet build with the details you gave.

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Old 09-02-2012, 02:57 AM   #213
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Thanks jeepin. I should have no problem duplicating that sweet build with the details you gave.
I had to do a little out of the box thinking to get it together. When it's going together you basically have two faceplates that snap together. Make your two wire splices first. Attach the 3 wires to the outlet. Mount the outlet to the box. Install the baseplate after widening the hole to allow the controller to pass through. You have to cut an extra notch on the top and bottom at either end for the orange locking tabs to pass through. Note: Of the 4 screws that hold the baseplate on I was only able to use the bottom 2 where the outlet resides. Mount the controller to the faceplate after widening the hole for it to fit. Go slow. it's easy to go too far. Note: The faceplate and baseplate are indexed to one another. Mock it up before grinding away at the faceplate. Finish your connections at the controller and snap it together.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:09 AM   #214
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I got my STC1000 in the mail today. Went to Home Depot to get everything and got it all wired up. It doesn't look pretty but it works. I will work on making it pretty when I have more time.

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I got my STC1000 in the mail today. Went to Home Depot to get everything and got it all wired up. It doesn't look pretty but it works. I will work on making it pretty when I have more time.
Be careful with this... wires showing, not much safe at all. Get her buttoned up.

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Be careful with this... wires showing, not much safe at all. Get her buttoned up.

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Yup. It's all going in a gang box tomorrow.
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Yup. It's all going in a gang box tomorrow.
Well MC got me nervous so I went ahead and put everything in the gang box tonight. And the controller doesn't fit. The box is a little too small to fit the wiring and the controller. I think I'm going to head to Radio Shack tomorrow and pick up a project box.

At least I know how to wire it now.
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Well MC got me nervous so I went ahead and put everything in the gang box tonight. And the controller doesn't fit. The box is a little too small to fit the wiring and the controller. I think I'm going to head to Radio Shack tomorrow and pick up a project box.
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Did you remember to grind away the protrusions? As seen in this pictures: Picture of ground down gang box.

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Old 09-19-2012, 04:19 PM   #219
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Anyone know if the STC-1000 will push enough amps to start up a Holiday 7cu chest freezer set up in my garage?

Here are some specs from the back of the freezer:
Voltage: 115v~60Hz
Amps:1.70A
Startup Amps: 12A

Sorry if you've seen this question already.. posted it a couple times now. Don't want to start a fire...

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Old 09-19-2012, 04:23 PM   #220
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I believe it can handle 13A.

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