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  1. Thread: mice !!

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    We do not wire farm buildings in UF or NM even...

    We do not wire farm buildings in UF or NM even when technically allowed. MC or conduit.
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    Timely discussion and frustrating as well. So...

    Timely discussion and frustrating as well. So much of the equipment we connect is supplied by others and we know nothing about it other than maybe the total hp or a max current . Little late in the...
  3. Thread: Megger Test

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    What are you testing it to? Is it direct bury?...

    What are you testing it to?

    Is it direct bury? Free air?
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    Back when I was young & stupid we would play...

    Back when I was young & stupid we would play "trip the breaker" to ID the circuit we were working on. Occasionally we ran across one that would not trip. Be thankful both of yours did. Oh, you...
  5. Back in the dark ages I used MWBC everywhere.

    Back in the dark ages I used MWBC everywhere.
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    Much better...I didn't have the slightest idea...

    Much better...I didn't have the slightest idea what you were talking about before...
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    I noticed a few years ago there were a lot of...

    I noticed a few years ago there were a lot of metal going in. Most of those have now been replaced with wood. Not because of failure, that I know of, but for upgrades in capacity.
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    10586
  9. CH BR is Cutler Hammer's BR style breaker.

    CH BR is Cutler Hammer's BR style breaker.
  10. Unless it is a bad breaker, something is wrong...

    Unless it is a bad breaker, something is wrong with your testing procedure.
    Do you have pictures?
  11. We have CH BR AFCI in our home. They do not like...

    We have CH BR AFCI in our home. They do not like my wife's vacuum and occasionally a hand tool with a universal motor will trip them but everything else is just fine.
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    AB has a short paper about sizing and when they...

    AB has a short paper about sizing and when they may be needed. I read it this morning so now I know everything.:happysad: I don't know if it can be linked to without permission or you may just have...
  13. Thread: Curiosity

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    :huh: :happysad:I must have missed something,...

    :huh: :happysad:I must have missed something, somewhere. Oh, you were joking.:lol:
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    Info came from POCO and after questioning the 480...

    Info came from POCO and after questioning the 480 L-G issue twice, they came back with a L-L value of 7900 which is more in line with my SEWAG.
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    That would be my guess. Hopefully someone does...

    That would be my guess. Hopefully someone does not have it installed to A phase.
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    How is the line reactor sized differently? What...

    How is the line reactor sized differently? What are the considerations?
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    That is my issue...480v L-G.

    That is my issue...480v L-G.
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    Fault Current:

    Reply I received when I asked about fault current available:

    Current 37.5 KVA Transformers

    At 277V – 5250A L-G

    At 480V – 3000A L-G


    Uprate 100 KVA Transformers
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    Use a different meter or tester, like a Wiggy. A...

    Use a different meter or tester, like a Wiggy. A high impedance meter will give you a ghost voltage.
    I would not trust wiring in homes , especialy more experienced ones, to have proper polarity.
    ...
  20. Thread: PICTURES

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    Functional art.

    Functional art.
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    Sweet.:thumbsup:

    Sweet.:thumbsup:
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    Line Reactor Enclosure

    We most likely will be adding a line reactor to a 200 hp vfd. It has a load reactor now and am pretty sure there is no room in the existng enclosure. 3R. How do I size the enclosure? Obviously I...
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    Poll: I splice them all together. If the box is big...

    I splice them all together. If the box is big enough that I have #6 or larger EGC along with 10s and 12s most likely i have a ground bar as well.
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    We run parallel neutrals on large services. It...

    We run parallel neutrals on large services. It is allowed. Large feeders as well.

    Are you refering to branch circuit extensions that have grabbed a hot and whatever neutral might be close...
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    Last we checked it was either the office or a...

    Last we checked it was either the office or a remote, not both. Things may have changed since then.
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