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    Poll: I don't see why not either but I feel it is not...

    I don't see why not either but I feel it is not proper. Just haven't found something to back it up. If I were the inspector I wouldn't fail it without quoting the code it violated. It might even be a...
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    Poll: Duplex receptacle inside fire alarm panel

    Had a friend who owns and alarm company call me today. One of his employees installed a receptacle in a handy box inside a Firelite fire alarm panel. He tapped off the 120V feeding the alarm panel....
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    Maybe 25 years ago I worked with an electrician...

    Maybe 25 years ago I worked with an electrician who made his own hot box. I can't remember if it was 4" or 6" PVC we were bending. He took a propane barbecue grill and cut holes in both ends of the...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I think I will...

    Thanks for the suggestions. I think I will replace it with this load center and fix the other problems while I'm at it. One panel hanging on the wall would be best.
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    I do need to look closer. I took this picture...

    I do need to look closer. I took this picture during a driveby quick look on my lunch break. Not sure what is going on with the wires going to the inside panel. Appears to be extra green marked wires...
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    Correct way to tap for a sub panel

    What would be the correct way if any to tap off this main to add a sub panel on the wall just below it? It would be difficult to come out of the panel this feeds.

    I see a neutral lug but the...
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    Thanks. I figured it was the ground fault...

    Thanks. I figured it was the ground fault tripping.
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    Z-Wave switch tripping arc fault breaker

    I'm getting this second hand so I don't have all the details.

    Had someone who installs Z-Wave light switches for home automation give me a call. He said his Leviton or Jasco Z-wave switches are...
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    Lost neutral?

    I don't know why I can't remember. I don't do this full time anymore. I haven't been there yet but a friend just called asking for advice.

    I originally thought lost neutral but now leaning...
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    I found a loose one inside a wall on a modular...

    I found a loose one inside a wall on a modular home during a trouble. It wasn't burned, so I just plugged in in tight and put things back together. I believe it was listed for use inside the wall.
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    Thank you. That was very helpful.

    Thank you. That was very helpful.
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    Load calc question for welder

    I don't do this often enough to be proficient at it. I am running a calculation for a friend of mine who really knows nothing about the calculations. Since I'm the brains of the outfit and I am not...
  13. A friend of mine who does parking lot lighting...

    A friend of mine who does parking lot lighting repairs found out the hard way that you don't need to touch the wires to get a jolt.

    He said his muscles clenched up while in his bucket truck and...
  14. I was talking to a friend of mine a week or so...

    I was talking to a friend of mine a week or so ago. He had a customer wanting him to document all the wiring in a house was safe.

    My friend responded by stating that he is an electrician, not an...
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    Around here in Louisville KY about 30 years ago...

    Around here in Louisville KY about 30 years ago we used to bond the bushing to the neutral in the meter base of the many 100 amp services I built. This was even when there was not a separate lug for...
  16. Thread: Am I Crazy?

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    I mostly got my EC license and insurance to...

    I mostly got my EC license and insurance to protect myself while doing side jobs. Been licensed as a master since 1995. When I first got licensed as a contractor in 2010 I tried to advertise but soon...
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    Thanks all. They seem to have accepted my new...

    Thanks all. They seem to have accepted my new calculation.
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    Yes it is a detached garage. It will have an...

    Yes it is a detached garage.

    It will have an outside receptacle, so that would mean it needs at least 2 circuits. Then maybe the "220 volt" requirement might make sense if running a multiwire...
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    220V required for residential garage?

    A potential customer told me something yesterday that I thought was bogus.

    She was having a large storage shed moved and a 2 car garage built in it's place. The shed was already fed with a small 4...
  20. Like Dennis, I have been in a thousand or more...

    Like Dennis, I have been in a thousand or more attics. The only time I've seen heat damaged romex was from a lightning strike or a loose connection. I've never found any cable insulation that...
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    Thanks guys. I just moved the decimal point 3...

    Thanks guys. I just moved the decimal point 3 places to the left for all the loads and we we see how LG&E likes the calc.

    The house had a 100 amp overhead service and my friend is switching it to...
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    Convert VA to KW

    I did a service calculation for a friend using Mike's Residential Calculation spreadsheet.

    The power company came back and said the calc must be done on their sheet. They use KW for the connected...
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    It's a house with no sub panel. 100 amp single...

    It's a house with no sub panel. 100 amp single phase 120/240 volts.
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    Yes it is wrong in more ways than one. I was even...

    Yes it is wrong in more ways than one. I was even taught to use 10/2 with bare ground many years ago.

    So if it was a 10/3 without ground, how much different is this and installing a jumper...
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    Another note on 3 prong dryers

    I've seen this connection done many times on 120 volt receptacles. I would never do it on any type of receptacle.

    When I found this on a job for my first time I couldn't help but wonder. Even...
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