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    Is the female fitting referred to just a coupling?

    Is the female fitting referred to just a coupling?
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    amnesia?:)

    amnesia?:)
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    Also true in my part of Georgia (northeast).

    Also true in my part of Georgia (northeast).
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    50' long steel bridge was stolen in New Castle,...

    50' long steel bridge was stolen in New Castle, Pa, a few years ago. And more recently a 5,000 lb foot bridge in Michigan.
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    Personally I see more backstab than screw...

    Personally I see more backstab than screw connection failures, however have run across groups of screw connection failures, seem to be related to torque setting on original installer's cordless. Or...
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    Customer supplying materials has never worked...

    Customer supplying materials has never worked very well for me.

    HO wants me to tell him what he needs, pick it up, and change for free if bad.

    And on several small commercial jobs, the supply...
  7. What was causing the problem? How did you fix it?

    What was causing the problem? How did you fix it?
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    Had some CH-BR 200 amp main breakers sitting on...

    Had some CH-BR 200 amp main breakers sitting on the shelf for several years, possibly 4-7 years. They were taken out of new panels and replaced with main lug kits.

    When we finally installed some...
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    Yes, I was thinking hot & cold as weather...

    Yes, I was thinking hot & cold as weather changed, not loading change, thanks.

    But I still don't think it is a pretty good connection, however don't have any real evidence, just anecdotes.

    And...
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    my recent experience has been opposite, around...

    my recent experience has been opposite, around here inspectors pass grounds twisted together without wire nut or crimp etc. so lately I've been running in to "open ground" on HI reports, often...
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    Me too, also flying taps, sometimes buried flying...

    Me too, also flying taps, sometimes buried flying taps, and when they did use a box--no cover.
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    I'm not sure what I would tell the customer, but...

    I'm not sure what I would tell the customer, but in my mind, if I donate labor because it's hard to find, and it is hard to fine due to previous bad work (buried box for example), then in effect I am...
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    And, it was.

    And, it was.
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    I usually see them under mobile home, the only...

    I usually see them under mobile home, the only concealed one I remember turned out to be behind a (self-contained) receptacle, found it when I took receptacle out to troubleshoot.
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    I don't think wire size is related to this...

    I don't think wire size is related to this problem, and probably neither is rust on the transformer. But I may be wrong.
  16. Bid complete house rewire today $10,000. I...

    Bid complete house rewire today $10,000. I explained that the last few were around $7k, that this one would be more complicated, and this was more of a guess. I explained that fishing a lite switch...
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    And profit?:?

    And profit?:?
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    I'm glad George is good with words, this is what...

    I'm glad George is good with words, this is what I wanted to say but didn't know how to phrase
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    $16 per fixture means if you can average 4 per...

    $16 per fixture means if you can average 4 per hour including staging, setup, cleanup, paperwork, etc., you can easily get $64 per hour.
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    1. Where does it say residential only? 2. ...

    1. Where does it say residential only?

    2. Someone probably already said it, but I believe that a 15 amp duplex receptacle is rated for 20 amp pass thru?

    3. Does this tap rule apply to any...
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    Wrong. Reason I know is that I've been fixing...

    Wrong.

    Reason I know is that I've been fixing a lot of failing taps on older homes around here lately, have been seeing a lot of splices where installer made beautiful, tight spiral twist, twice...
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    Yeah I don't want to have to start buying $5 each...

    Yeah I don't want to have to start buying $5 each Arc Fault Wire Nuts.
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    I tried to not believe it either when I moved...

    I tried to not believe it either when I moved here, didn't work. Brrrrrrr.
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    10% sounds optimistic, just additional time...

    10% sounds optimistic, just additional time cutting and stripping could use up 10%.
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    I suspect an all-around electrician would take 2x...

    I suspect an all-around electrician would take 2x as long running mc, an experienced romex specialist more like 3x. In other words, some guys are extremely fast running romex but anything out of...
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