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  1. Thread: Hard Use Flex

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    Those look good too.

    Those look good too.
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    RIB01P30 looks like the right one. Double pole,...

    RIB01P30 looks like the right one. Double pole, single throw, normally open with 120 coil voltage. only question is "pilot duty 1640 volt/amps". At 240v, that only amounts to a little over 6 amps. I...
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    Right you are. 1st & last time I try that....

    Right you are. 1st & last time I try that. Looking back, I should have argued against it.
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    I haven't seen 2 pole photocells. Have checked a...

    I haven't seen 2 pole photocells. Have checked a few websites and still looking. The ones I used were single pole but labeled 208-277. I should have noticed 1st thing the code violation with only 1...
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    RIB Relays for 240v Lights?

    I may have mentioned part of this before. Looked recently at some parking lot lights, powered on 240 double pole circuits, originally switched by a photocell on 1 leg. Several photocells were out. I...
  6. Thread: OOPS!

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    Ha ha, I forgot to mention it gave me a cramp in...

    Ha ha, I forgot to mention it gave me a cramp in my kicking leg and a bad bruise on the other.
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    I have had Romex get rained on. I would split...

    I have had Romex get rained on. I would split each end a few inches and check for wet paper inside. If wet, I cut it back til I hit dry paper on both ends.

    I used to set wet MC cable in the sun...
  8. Thread: OOPS!

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    OOPS!

    Had to kick myself the other day over a dumb error. I do stupid things all the time but this was award winning. I had several photocells to install in an outdoor j box. Made my marks and went to hole...
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    No this is a pendant light, with stem instead of...

    No this is a pendant light, with stem instead of cord. Stem goes down to a coupling and light couples to the bottom with a nipple. I bought replacement nipple at Home Depot, 1/4 IP size.
  10. Thread: Hard Use Flex

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    I have now also found some steel 3/8" flex in our...

    I have now also found some steel 3/8" flex in our basement, the type used for lighting whips. Very tough and springy. If they call us to do the job, I will use a short length of it, with the...
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    Threading Dies, 1/4 IP Pipe

    Repaired a couple of pendant lights recently, using 1/4 IP lamp pipe nipples I cut to length. That reminded me of a job where we tried to thread some downrods on similar lights. No die in the set was...
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    Sq D combination motor starter/disconnect

    I feel really dumb posting this but there are a few things I don't know. I recently installed 2 Sq D combination starters with hand/off/auto switch. They were supplied by the customer. Had to install...
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    Understood, for sure. I would block top or bottom...

    Understood, for sure. I would block top or bottom as needed, if practical to do so and if it would look OK that way. If not, I'd just have to mount it to the wall as is and let it be. Some things we...
  14. Thread: Hard Use Flex

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    Hard Use Flex

    Went to a job recently with a damaged flex from door frame to door push bar. Looked like standard MC cable but a little smaller than standard 3/8". Flex splits & peels whenever hit or snagged by...
  15. I had bb heat in an apt some years back. I didn't...

    I had bb heat in an apt some years back. I didn't worry, as I kept a lot of clearance around them. But I once did some work for a local landlord and don't see how some of his houses didn't burn down....
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    Haha, I suspected as much.

    Haha, I suspected as much.
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    Cell Site Equipment Grounding

    Some time back, I helped a little with a few cell phone tower sites. At one outdoor location, we were told by customer to run our equipment ground to an underground loop and cadweld it. We dug up the...
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    LED Convertible Trims

    I have installed a few variations of LED trims the last couple of years. They generally are good. Can be installed in can lights or into a lighting box. All I have seen so far fit best into a deep 4"...
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    We have done the 90 minute testing and other 30...

    We have done the 90 minute testing and other 30 second, etc. I just recently did a 90 minute test and all the lights stayed lit at least 90 minutes, a few for over 2 hours. Then, about a month later,...
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    Emergency Light Batteries

    I have replaced a lot of batteries in my church's emergency lights over the years but unfortunately I have not kept a detailed log on how often batteries have been changed for any particular light....
  21. Thread: AFCI Breakers

    by jmellc
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    These worthless devices were forced down our...

    These worthless devices were forced down our throats by overzealous jackasses who call themselves code authorities, who never met a rule they didn't like. They have long refused to address the issue...
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    Thing is, none of the supply houses here have...

    Thing is, none of the supply houses here have these items. Have to go to Big Blue or Big Orange.
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    I just wish our supply houses in this area still...

    I just wish our supply houses in this area still had roof flanges and service mast clamps. They are not space shuttle kinds of items, are still used a fair amount and I see no reason for supply...
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    I suggested this to the GC. He does not trust X...

    I suggested this to the GC. He does not trust X rays. Said he paid a fortune for x rays awhile back. The guy scanned and marked a route. He cut trench and hit a water line the guy didn't see.
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    They have now decided against the floor box...

    They have now decided against the floor box altogether but I will check out the flat cable idea just in case and/or for similar situations. Do you know a good brand?
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