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    Ahhh, that's right, now the pulsing of it makes...

    Ahhh, that's right, now the pulsing of it makes sense.
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    I talked to the owner this morning about this and...

    I talked to the owner this morning about this and was informed that the VFD is doing exactly as intended. It is maintaining a constant vacuum at the teat during milking. Seems strange with the wide...
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    I believe it is a loop problem. Almost...

    I believe it is a loop problem.

    Almost unbelievable, but they do not complain about "stray voltage".
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    vfd response time

    I was in a large Dairy a couple weeks ago pretending I knew something. Local POCO is doing a PQ check .

    One of the things I did not like was the VFD controlling a vacum pump motor. Noticable...
  5. Poll: The real answer wasn't listed. Explain to...

    The real answer wasn't listed.

    Explain to your new help why you should shut off both circuit breakers, then promptly open the neutral and burn up all the smoke detectors in the house because you...
  6. Thread: Am I Crazy?

    by ptonsparky
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    ...and to finish the previous post because I had...

    ...and to finish the previous post because I had time to go for a walk with the wife...you can't do it all and it takes some of us longer to figure it out.

    Good luck.
  7. Thread: Am I Crazy?

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    Lots of good advice. I started my own shop in...

    Lots of good advice. I started my own shop in 1980. I have no idea how we managed to survive, let alone raise three kids and stay married. One year I netted less than one one service call we did...
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    Dairy. Mostly unrestricted access. All 20'...

    Dairy. Mostly unrestricted access. All 20' height. Cold in winter. Hot in summer. Flies. Mosquitos. Smell. Dirty. 30 miles from town. I hate to hire/fire, but temp help is a thought.
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    To do or not to do...

    Take down 240 fixtures, install 240 LED. Time consuming and other projects would have to be worked in. Fixtures in the +500 to +900 range.

    We have taken on larger dollar projects in the last...
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    Dang near always, unless you like callbacks. I...

    Dang near always, unless you like callbacks. I haven't figured out why a hole with threaded plug will let water in a box when on "top" but an identical hole with plug will not let the same water out...
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    LED will quickly eat up a $5000 budget. That may...

    LED will quickly eat up a $5000 budget. That may get 15 fixtures installed.
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    That can be worked around. Take your 120v before...

    That can be worked around. Take your 120v before the transformers boost it.
  13. Thread: mice !!

    by ptonsparky
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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...
  15. 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...
  17. 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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  21. CH BR is Cutler Hammer's BR style breaker.

    CH BR is Cutler Hammer's BR style breaker.
  22. 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?
  23. 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...
  25. 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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