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    Time clock vs contactor

    I need to install a 240 V heater (5kw). Owner wants it on a timer so that it only runs at a particular time in the early morning hours.I am debating if I should use a DP/ST time clock(T104) or...
  2. Looks like there may have been a "bar type"...

    Looks like there may have been a "bar type" fixture installed with what appear to be hollow wall anchors.If the NM cable can terminate with an approved connector inside the channel space of the...
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    vinyl siding blocks

    I have 2 siding contractors I work with and they both install 1" deep vinyl mounting blocks for exterior lighting.I will stub nm out and they set the block and pull wires thru. I cut out box opening...
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    water tank bonding jumper

    Is it a code requirement to bond between the hot and cold water lines on a hot water tank? If yes, could someone give me the specific language.

    Thanks.
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    help sizing an electric heater

    Is anyone here familiar with the sizing of a fan forced electric heater for a garage?

    Here are the particulars:
    - 11ft ceilings
    -650 sq ft
    -R19 insulation/finished drywall
    -maintain 45 degree...
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    hanging fixture height

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what height to hang a chandelier in a foyer with 19' ceilings. Most times there is a window that I center the fixture in so it can be seen from the outside, not so...
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    Have the AHJ give you the article # that he/she...

    Have the AHJ give you the article # that he/she feels the supposed violation falls under.

    I recently had an inspector tell me that all the kitchen receptacles HAD to be rated 20A because they were...
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    Need more info. Circuit size?? Total load of...

    Need more info.

    Circuit size??
    Total load of units combined??
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    No concrete encased electrode present

    Get to the job (new residential build) and no CEE present anywhere.Unfamiliar with poured wall contractor never worked with this Co. Is it a specific requirement to install it, or a specific...
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    Thanks much guys/gals. It's a 10' exterior...

    Thanks much guys/gals. It's a 10' exterior soffit. GFCI breaker in panel is my easiest route for this one.I totally overlooked it as the owner wanted switched receps in the soffits for Christmas...
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    GFCI accessability??

    Can a GFCI receptacle be installed in a soffit? Is the code for such an application accessible, readily accessible?? I realize that the device somewhere at ground level would be a greater...
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    The meter bank is comprised of 4 Tennant and 1...

    The meter bank is comprised of 4 Tennant and 1 house meter. It's straight forward as to what panels are being fed, you can physically see the conduits from point A to B. Meter # corresponds with # on...
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    Increased energy useage

    I have a customer who occupies a small commercial suite. There are 4 or 5 computers, a printer, and a dozen or so 2'x4' fluorescent lay in's along with general purpose receps throughout.On the two...
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    Answers my question then. Thanks for the input,...

    Answers my question then. Thanks for the input, much appreciated.
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    IDK. Seems that the tripped position of the...

    IDK. Seems that the tripped position of the handle is different than the "on" position.
    I am going to call Schneider tech support and talk to them.
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    Homeline 2 pole breaker lock

    Does anyone here use SqD Home line breaker locks?
    The product in question is a Hom 2PAL ACP.
    When I installed it on the breaker, it has the ability to actually rest in a manner that would allow the...
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    3 wire vs 4wire well pump

    As of late I've had several new build jobs that are in rural areas without city water. Some of the well drillers provide 3 wire( 2 power& equip ground) .75hp 230v single phase pumps which just tie...
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    Not subject to ADA. A conventional stat is...

    Not subject to ADA. A conventional stat is usually at 60", it just seemed like that was too high.
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    In floor heat thermostat height

    Does anyone here know the recommended mounting height for a thermostat controlling in floor electric heat? I have looked through a couple manufacturers install guides and they say "at an appropriate...
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    One item that usually comes up in conversation is...

    One item that usually comes up in conversation is that lights blink when a high wattage device(vaccum motor starting) is turned on.Many times an A/C condenser will cause blinking on any circuit when...
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    #14 or #12 awg/residential wiring

    Do most contractors here who mainly do residential work use #14 for general purpose receps and lighting? Do some municipalities require #12 as the minimum regardless of what load it's serving?
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    yes. Would electric heat nameplate rating @100%...

    yes. Would electric heat nameplate rating @100% be correct?
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    I had an inspector 3 years ago require GFCI...

    I had an inspector 3 years ago require GFCI protection in a similar situation. He said that the concrete floor was the reason that GFCI protection was needed. He made the comparison to a residential...
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    in floor heat/ load calculation

    Where in a load calculation would you insert values for in floor heat installed under ceramic tile? Thanks.
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    Finished basement space

    If a basement has finished space ( walls are drywall, drop ceiling) but the floor is painted concrete, do the receptacles have to be GFCI protected? It's not the cost of the GFCI protection that I'm...
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