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    gfci recep warm to touch

    Has anyone experienced gfci receptacles feeling warm to the touch? Recently did a new build using Leviton X7599-R3W (part#) and owner called saying the devices and cover plates felt warm. These are...
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    residential floor receptacle

    What is the maximum distance that a floor receptacle can be placed from a railing ? In this case there is 11' of spindle and rail that run along one side of the room. The other side of the rail is...
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    LED/Incandescent lamps in Recessed can lights

    Been using Halo H7ICAT 6" cans for quite some time. The lamp selection that is printed on the label inside the housing does not give any info regarding the use of LED lamps.It gives the trim # and...
  4. Thread: Pendant height

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    Pendant height

    Can I get some dimensions on how high pendant fixtures are normally placed above a kitchen island top. Does 30-36" sound reasonable?
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    working space requirements

    Never ran into this situation. I have a residential 120/240V flush mount panel located in a garage wall. Mechanical contractor needs to run a 1/2" black iron gas pipe adjacent to the panel to feed a...
  6. Thread: outdoor hot tub

    by nizak
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    outdoor hot tub

    Haven't done a new tub install in several years.Are the bonding requirements the same as a pool as far as if the unit is going to sit on a newly poured concrete pad?

    3' beyond tub perimeter
    Wire...
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    Thanks for the ideas. When I originally scoped...

    Thanks for the ideas. When I originally scoped the job I stupidly checked the building exterior make up on the opposite side of where I was going to be doing the work.
    I assumed the whole building...
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    Styrofoam type building exterior.

    I looked at a job today, the building exterior was originally cement block and now it has a 2" thick foam board(exterior thin skin, Styrofoam behind) covering it. I need to split an existing...
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    PVC expansion joints

    In reading the code in regard to expansion joints in pvc conduit it says that in a straight run between securely mounted items you have to compensate for expansion. I have a run approx. 40' along the...
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    pool light junction box

    If the cord assembly for a pool light is long enough to reach directly to the pool equipment area does it have to terminate specifically in a listed pool junction box? I have 4 pool lights all within...
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    pool light junction box

    Could anyone point me to a pool light j-box that has the capability to accept (2) niche light cords. I have a 3 hole j- box now but it only provides 1 of the 3 entries with a strain relief for the...
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    IT enclosure grounding

    I have a customer who called and said they need to ground their enclosure that houses their servers and equipment. Apparently it has been in use for years without. First thing the IT manager says...
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    Combination USB/ Receptacle

    Doing a new build and customer wants quite a few of the combo USB/receptacle devices installed.Not at all familiar with them.I notice different amp ratings 3.1,4.3, what's the most common product...
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    Same exact problem. New build 110cfm QT...

    Same exact problem. New build 110cfm QT fan/light/night light. Does the fan you are dealing with use the G24 lamps? Have you tried replacing the fan assembly w/pigtail? Owner says it has been...
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    Had an enclosure with several contactor's that...

    Had an enclosure with several contactor's that was operated by time clocks. Building sat vacant for years and enclosure took water and damaged everything internally. Loads were negligible on all...
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    That is the situation I have. Lighting loads are...

    That is the situation I have. Lighting loads are located at the opposite end of the building and all I have is the switch leg at the photocell point.Thought if it was not a violation to do so I would...
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    neutral/ 120V photo cell

    Does the neutral conductor for a 120V photocell have to be the same one that's associated with the load its controlling? Is the neutral at the point of the cell only used to complete the switching...
  18. Thread: lethal voltage

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    lethal voltage

    At what point does the voltage that may be present in pool water become deadly? I have heard people in the pool business say that 1 or 2 volts is merely a nuisance. I realize that many factors...
  19. Thread: NQO breakers

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    NQO breakers

    I am looking at converting an existing fast food establishment into retail space. I opened the 2 panels (Sq D NQO 225A 120/208 3 phase) and noticed on what appears to be the original install QO plug...
  20. Thread: cord length

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    cord length

    Unable to find the max length that a flexible cord can be attached to a fluorescent fixture. 120v with male cord end. Am trying to utilize existing ceiling receptacles if they are within code...
  21. Thread: coil burden

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    coil burden

    Would anybody know off hand what the coil burden would be for a 30 amp 2 pole lighting contactor? 120volt coil. I have a situation where I've got 18 contactor's located in a enclosure all...
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    Mechanical time clock location

    I have an existing commercial building I'm looking to do renovation work on. Currently there are 3 mechanical time clocks that are surface mounted on a bathroom wall adjacent to the sink basin.These...
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    After hours now. Thought I might catch someone...

    After hours now. Thought I might catch someone here who possibly uses such a product regularly.
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    control wire cable?

    Am looking for a #16gauge multi conductor cable(6 conductor)that is rated for install in conduit along with AC power conductors. This is for a generator install.Anybody recommend a product they might...
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    20KW Gen hook up.

    I am looking at running conductors for a 20KW air cooled generator. The max. output on the unit is 83A, the factory breaker on the unit is 100A. Taking into account 75 deg. terminations would #4THHN...
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