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    Kitchens were added to AFCI requirements in the...

    Kitchens were added to AFCI requirements in the 2014 NEC so, it looks like that will have to be. However, I would suspect that the spark ignition on the burners may pose a problem. BTW, I vote with...
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    If it's a GFI breaker that's tripping you don't...

    If it's a GFI breaker that's tripping you don't know whether it's tripping due to a ground fault problem or an over load. Try clamping an amp probe on and see how much current you have flowing in...
  3. Thread: GFCI Question

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    All good suggestions so far. As a last resort...

    All good suggestions so far. As a last resort change out the GFCI receptacle. After 6 months of continuous use a component inside the GFCI may have gone bad or drifted off its original specs.
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    What I was trying to convey was that the spiral...

    What I was trying to convey was that the spiral jacket of the MC and the EMT should be at the same ground potential. If you just sleeve it through the EMT without a fitting at either end there is...
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    Nice language from a moderator. I'm sure you've...

    Nice language from a moderator. I'm sure you've made Mike proud.
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    This was part of the OP. Just to clarify, if you...

    This was part of the OP. Just to clarify, if you look at 250.118 both the MC and EMT should be properly terminated. So, if you properly terminate the EMT into the 4" metal box with a fitting then...
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    I'm not sure if I agree with you on this. Is the...

    I'm not sure if I agree with you on this. Is the spiral metal jacket of MC considered a ground path ? If AC cable is used then that jacket is considered a ground path. I once used a piece of 1/2"...
  8. Try switching the AFCI breaker with one that you...

    Try switching the AFCI breaker with one that you know works perfectly. If you still have the problem then you know it's somewhere in the wiring. If you believe it might be a short circuit try...
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    From what I remember if the bottom of the hanging...

    From what I remember if the bottom of the hanging fixture is not lower than 8' it is permitted. So, if you have a 9 or 10' ceiling or a vaulted ceiling it might work. I believe the intent is so...
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    The EMT has to be grounded. You will need a...

    The EMT has to be grounded. You will need a fitting like this one on at least one end IMHO :

    http://www.bptfittings.com/Home/ProductDetail?id=00781747944580
  11. Thread: afci

    by goldstar
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    This is the section Infinity is referring to : ...

    This is the section Infinity is referring to :

    210.12 Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection.

    Exception No. 1: If RMC, IMC, EMT, Type MC, or steel
    armored Type AC cables meeting the...
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    I couldn't have said this better. Two weeks...

    I couldn't have said this better. Two weeks after I bought my Fein their patent ran out and several mfr's came out with a knock-off. I tried a friend's Rockwell when it first came out and couldn't...
  13. Thread: Puddy Pads

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    I'm guessing it has to be one of those answers.:p

    I'm guessing it has to be one of those answers.:p
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    Obviously someone has to pay the WC. From what...

    Obviously someone has to pay the WC. From what I understand a 1099 (or casual labor) employee has to provide his own WC insurance. If he doesn't, you have to provide it and pay the premiums.
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    FYI, dining rooms were added to the AFCI...

    FYI, dining rooms were added to the AFCI requirements in the 2008 Code cycle. This is 2015, is FL that far behind in Code cycles ? If, when wiring the house, you chose to extend the dining room...
  16. Here's one I just got via e-mail : ...

    Here's one I just got via e-mail :

    http://cache.nebula.phx3.secureserver.net/obj/QjM1Q0Y0QTk3Q0MzREY2NkY3QjY6OGExNmQ5YTk2YmVjNWU1MzI2MTg5MjEzOGVkYWE4Yjk6Ojo6
  17. That's exactly what we do in our association.

    That's exactly what we do in our association.
  18. I'm not trying to sway you in one direction or...

    I'm not trying to sway you in one direction or another but if you joined an electrical contractors association you probably would have enough CEU's just by going to meetings over the course of 3...
  19. You are correct. It does expire on the 31st. I...

    You are correct. It does expire on the 31st. I stand corrected. However, if you go beyond that date there will be a late fee in addition to the regular fees. The reason I posted the second part...
  20. NJ Electrical License & Business Permit Renewal

    As I'm sure you all know your current license and business permit will expire on 03-15-15. You should have already received your renewal notice from the DCA. Unless you plan to drive to Newark and...
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    As has been mentioned, as long as the panel...

    As has been mentioned, as long as the panel accepts tandem (twin or piggy-backed) breakers you can use them. What you have to be careful with is if you're doing new work, many of the circuits may...
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    It's hard to believe Lowe's does something for...

    It's hard to believe Lowe's does something for nothing. What's in it for them ?
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    Any double wall ovens that I've installed all...

    Any double wall ovens that I've installed all have required a 40 amp circuit. This is not a scientific analysis but if the unit is on the job take a look at the whip coming off the back. If it has...
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    Take notice that the price is good for a limited...

    Take notice that the price is good for a limited amount of time So, if you're in a warm climate and just so happen to have a customer who wants a generator it's a good buy. With shipping it's about...
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    That's it in a nut shell. If you are at a point...

    That's it in a nut shell. If you are at a point in your life where making $15-20 per job is what's going to feed your family - well then you have to do what you have to do.

    This is strictly my...
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