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    Where did you come up with 150' being outside the...

    Where did you come up with 150' being outside the sphere of influence?

    Typically we go 10 times the diagonal
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    Poll: And they offer training. Boy I'd love to take...

    And they offer training. Boy I'd love to take that class.:happysad::happysad:
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    A few % of a 400 amp service would be .02x400=8...

    A few % of a 400 amp service would be .02x400=8 amps pretty high in my opinion
    A few % of a 4000 amp service would be .02x4000=80 amps pretty durn high.

    There are many factory that would affect...
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    That is what we do, we have trained electricians...

    That is what we do, we have trained electricians (in testing and maintenance) and calibrated test equipment.
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    What I would do. Measure AC and DC current at...

    What I would do.

    Measure AC and DC current at each location

    Main service neutral to ground bond
    All transformers neutral to ground bond
    All DC systems ground bond
    Generator (check for 4 pole...
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    You want field test equipment not lab grade, (I...

    You want field test equipment not lab grade, (I WOULD THINK)

    A Ductor/DLRO (digital low resistance meter)/micro-ohm meter, Electrorents.

    Then come in 10 amp, 100 amp, 200 and up to 600 amps.
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    Circuit breakers are tested per NEMA, ANSI, NETA...

    Circuit breakers are tested per NEMA, ANSI, NETA and the particular manufactures specifications

    Breakers are high current tested for long time and instantaneous pick up
    Meggered-Insulation...
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    Actually I'd take the CB and test it. But few...

    Actually I'd take the CB and test it. But few electricians have that option.

    In a case like this, for the cost of the CB I'd err on replacing. But I would look into all aspects of the wiring...
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    10' and 25' tap rule one of the most violated NEC...

    10' and 25' tap rule one of the most violated NEC rules I see. Had a job with a 100' tap :sick:
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    And lastly the circuit breaker could be defective.

    And lastly the circuit breaker could be defective.
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    On the low end $880.00, in our area. Assuming a...

    On the low end $880.00, in our area. Assuming a proper 3-point test.
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    In Washington DC all older motors were DC, even...

    In Washington DC all older motors were DC, even with some retrofits only the generators are replaced (in some cases), in quite a few of the total redos they are going AC..
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    Treading lightly here, but I think that would be...

    Treading lightly here, but I think that would be a nice mark to shoot for but I doubt it is a realistic wage paid across the country.
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    Depends on what the employee is going to do,...

    Depends on what the employee is going to do, slinging MC and installing 2x4's
    Can you wire a 3-way?

    Fire LAlarms

    PLC's

    Trouble shooting

    just depends.
  15. Have seen it many times and to my knowledge no....

    Have seen it many times and to my knowledge no. At a jail in Annapolis MD. I sat on a 750KW servicing a bolted pressure switch after 4 hours my whole body hurt, my had was throbing, my ears were...
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    Then there are the mechanical stresses on the...

    Then there are the mechanical stresses on the components of the motor, bearings, shaft and frame.
  17. I have a DC license but I took the test back a...

    I have a DC license but I took the test back a long time ago I do a fair amount of business in DC, but others in my company do the renewal and pull permits so basically I am wasting bandwidth and...
  18. Thread: GFP testing

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    Do you have the equipment to perform the testing?...

    Do you have the equipment to perform the testing?

    We test GFPE sysyetms for other ECs, typically a small high current test set will set you back $8,000-$10,000, there are aditional test we perform...
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    Here it is based on the size of the building and...

    Here it is based on the size of the building and what they read in past specifications, in another words a WAG (Wild As* Guess) with little or no engineering. And in 99.9% of the jobs where we had to...
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    Virginia is a large state and the way counties...

    Virginia is a large state and the way counties operate across the state varies, Where are you in Virginia? And as noted what are your questions?
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    The UPS will go to bypass from the overload,...

    The UPS will go to bypass from the overload, depending on how oversized the UPS is. when the current is within operating range the UPs will switch back to Normal mode.

    Larger UPS over load...
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    It could trip GFCI It will put current on the...

    It could trip GFCI

    It will put current on the ground which will result in EMF, than can affect older CRT type monitors.
  23. Thread: Wage rates?

    by brian john
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    Location? What is the going rate in you area?...

    Location?
    What is the going rate in you area? You should have an idea what your competion is paying.

    Strictly my opinion BUT at a minimum you should offer holidays, vacation, and health insurance...
  24. My issuse's with bidding testing for large jobs,...

    My issuse's with bidding testing for large jobs, is I get a full set of drawings, 250+ pages of specs, and no insight from the EC about what they want. They want me to plow through the drawings and...
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    You could level the table with a few 1900 (4"...

    You could level the table with a few 1900 (4" square) blanks.
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