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    I do work for a guy that buys and flips houses. ...

    I do work for a guy that buys and flips houses.

    A few times he had a HI write him. He emailed me the issue. Many times it was just something that failed if it was installed under the current code...
  2. I have seen it done in the past but don't...

    I have seen it done in the past but don't recommend having two panels trip each other.

    Normally in order for the panels to act as a single system, panel A is supposed to trip panel B and panel B...
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    The install sheet for this brand says it requires...

    The install sheet for this brand says it requires no support struts or clamps required.

    http://sti.fmpdata.net/ftp/datasheet/READY_SLEEVE_SPLIT_Jan2010.pdf
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    National fire alarm code requires the entire lens...

    National fire alarm code requires the entire lens to be within 80 and 96 inches aff. 80 inches to the center would mean part of the strobe is not within that range. This could be just another example...
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    It's possible if the fire alarm wiring is going...

    It's possible if the fire alarm wiring is going to connect to a relay on the smoke alarm.

    NFPA 70 -2011 760.136 (D) (1) or (2)
  6. NFPA 70 - 2011 Article 760.130 allows various...

    NFPA 70 - 2011 Article 760.130 allows various methods including conduit and surface mount. A job specification might require conduit.

    760.154 tells you when you need to use Plenum or Riser rated...
  7. Also, check with the specifications on the 70...

    Also, check with the specifications on the 70 volt audio system. Some older systems were non power limited and you would need to use NPLFP, NPLFR, or NPLF. Some 70 volt audio is power limited and you...
  8. Many years ago I found one like the first...

    Many years ago I found one like the first picture. This guy was pressure washing the wood siding of an old house. Kept getting shocked in this one spot. I checked several nails until I found that one...
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    I don't know when if ever it was legal but I have...

    I don't know when if ever it was legal but I have seen it often around Louisville, KY.

    One place is the original Stock Yards Bank. I've seen it in a lot of very old commercial buildings and in...
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    Depends on your jurisdiction. Around here they...

    Depends on your jurisdiction. Around here they enforce ground rod, water ground if copper pipe and intersystem grounding bar. They don't require 2 pole breakers for MWBC if it was existing.
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    Being part time, I don't need to replace my tools...

    Being part time, I don't need to replace my tools as often as I used to.

    I haven't noticed anything wrong with the side cutters and dikes I have.

    I did lose my 25 year old small allen wrench...
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    The company that installed my radon system...

    The company that installed my radon system extended off the garage door opener receptacle and installed a switch in the attic as a disconnect for the hardwired fan located in the attic above the...
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    I just leave a small hole and a pile of dirt....

    I just leave a small hole and a pile of dirt. After it is inspected, I can swing by and knock the dirt in with my boot. No tools needed. Most of the time my dirt is still there when I go back.
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    I have worked over 30 years off and on with a...

    I have worked over 30 years off and on with a "guy" that is also a licensed electrical contractor. He is good at what he knows and he always tries his best to do a correct, neat job and make the...
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    I've never seen a choice for different color...

    I've never seen a choice for different color smoke alarms and I installed my first smoke alarm around 1981.

    When you get into system type smoke detectors there are some options. System Sensor...
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    I think it is because they misunderstood the rule...

    I think it is because they misunderstood the rule for years.
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    I will fix it his way. Then in November I have a...

    I will fix it his way. Then in November I have a continuing education class with an instructor who has plenty of experience butting heads with this jurisdiction. I'll ask him what he thinks before I...
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    Thanks all. I had forgotten some of the grounding...

    Thanks all. I had forgotten some of the grounding rules that I seldom if ever use.

    The rumor is when this inspector worked in the field he hung ceiling fans with toggle bolts on drywall.

    He...
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    Maybe. But this inspector said continuous wire or...

    Maybe. But this inspector said continuous wire or irreversible splice.

    No big deal to run new wire, but I just don't want to. It might just be easier to run new wire.
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    Irreversible connection

    I've heard of them, but never thought much about it.

    I need to drive a second ground rod to satisfy an inspector on this job. I already ran the wire to the first ground rod. How can I extend the...
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    I've seen people use the polarized relays to be...

    I've seen people use the polarized relays to be controlled by a NAC circuit like gadfly56 mentioned. I have been told some inspectors get picky and say a NAC circuit is a Notification Appliance...
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    I talk to people about this all the time. If you...

    I talk to people about this all the time. If you follow the letter of the Fire Alarm Code, I don't know how to do it properly with most conventional systems.

    For one, only the elevator lobby,...
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    Maybe 25 years ago I was called out on a side job...

    Maybe 25 years ago I was called out on a side job with something similar. The air conditioner caused the lights to blink. I didn't have any test equipment except my Wiggy. I checked to make sure...
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    Umm. I just screw the bulb into a known good...

    Umm. I just screw the bulb into a known good socket.

    I have been under a house or in an attic with my drop light and bumped it hard enough to burn it out. Since I never crawled with spare bulbs I...
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    I used to work in a lot of houses that had no...

    I used to work in a lot of houses that had no insulation in the attic. Many had a few inches of soot that leaked from the chimney. My mom used to bleach my white tee shirts until they fell apart over...
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