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  1. Poll: Call the power company or call an electrician ...

    Call the power company or call an electrician


    I am closing this thread, in accordance with the Forum rules. This Forum is intended to assist professional electricians, inspectors, engineers, and...
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    Gotcha, I thought you had something different...

    Gotcha, I thought you had something different than that. :thumbsup:
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    Don can you elaborate on the being very careful...

    Don can you elaborate on the being very careful part of your statement.
  4. You may be able to take advantage of 220.53.

    You may be able to take advantage of 220.53.
  5. The water heater is not part of the small...

    The water heater is not part of the small appliance calculation. The small appliance calculation is basically for the kitchen counter
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    An equipment grounding conductor can be a conduit...

    An equipment grounding conductor can be a conduit and not a wire. In that case you could not use the conduit (equipment grounding conductor) as a grounding electrode conductor. I think that is what...
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    It does seem strange. It isn't allowed but it...

    It does seem strange. It isn't allowed but it is.......... If that was the intent they should say it is allowed if the grounding electrode conductor is a wire type and properly sized -- end of...
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    2014 Article 250.121

    So it seems like in 2011 the NEC installed a new section to art. 250



    Then in 2014 they added an exception



    My question-- Does this exception seem to allow an equipment grounding...
  9. I see in art. 770.110(A)(1) that you can use any...

    I see in art. 770.110(A)(1) that you can use any method of raceways specified in Chapter 3 and the raceways must be installed in accordance with Chapter 3. IMO that means they raceways must be...
  10. I agree it sounds like a high leg delta winding...

    I agree it sounds like a high leg delta winding transformer
  11. I think egs = grounding electrode system (GES)

    I think egs = grounding electrode system (GES)
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    That is exactly what I did. Instead of service...

    That is exactly what I did. Instead of service disconnect I proposed a change to service equipment. Did the same in 250.24(B) . BTW, the IAEI is the one who stated that 250.24(B) required the...
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    I realized the op was talking about HID but I...

    I realized the op was talking about HID but I figured if my experience with fluorescent ballasts was similar maybe there is something to it. Of course it is possible the bulb was weak- but it has...
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    Bob I have had situations with fluorescent bulbs...

    Bob I have had situations with fluorescent bulbs blowing out when switching bulbs. It seemed like the ballast was somehow putting out too much-- not sure but if I changed the ballast and used that...
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    That would be a violation of 225.30. One feeder...

    That would be a violation of 225.30. One feeder to the building- not 2
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    They are not feeders to the house unless you have...

    They are not feeders to the house unless you have overcurrent protective device at the source. They are service conductors. What I would do is make that a parallel run to a trough or JB at the...
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    Firstly it is not an ATS just a TS-- The...

    Firstly it is not an ATS just a TS--

    The supply side bonding jumper seems to be in contrast to what the IAEI is saying since 250.24(B) states to bond only in the main disconnect. Now I agree...
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    Take to a junk yard. There is no way to know...

    Take to a junk yard. There is no way to know without weight and everyday the price changes. There may be an exchange rate online. Strip it and its worth more
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    Yes we knowhow to solve the problem but that is...

    Yes we knowhow to solve the problem but that is not exactly what is being asked
  20. IMO, not an nec issue

    IMO, not an nec issue
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    For those who could not read the pic from IAEI ...

    For those who could not read the pic from IAEI here is the wording
  22. Sounds like a bad transformer to me. I would...

    Sounds like a bad transformer to me. I would have the power company deal with this if it is at the service drop. Test the voltage with the main disco off and if you get the same it is a power...
  23. How would the tile become wet? If it is exposed...

    How would the tile become wet? If it is exposed to outdoors then you will not find a floor outlet that would be compliant. The cover would have to be rated for wet location when it is utilized
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    When you read the response from IAEI they stated...

    When you read the response from IAEI they stated the bonding is to be done in the service disconnect. Also by definition the service conductors stop at the first disconnect. There are a lot of...
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    I agree that the TS is the service disconnect but...

    I agree that the TS is the service disconnect but there needs to a service ocpd also. That is the key to this whole argument. Are the conductors feeders to the panel or are they service conductors?...
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