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  1. Ok, I only read to page three and then skipped...

    Ok, I only read to page three and then skipped ahead to this. Older houses wired using two 14-2 romex cables to do the three way switching , some of them my non contact voltage detectors will...
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    Obvious to me, the fence posts were not grounded...

    Obvious to me, the fence posts were not grounded properly. They needed to be salted to reduce impedance. Some jurisdictions seem to be way back on their priorities.
  3. I suggest using an sql based multiple table based...

    I suggest using an sql based multiple table based system , not a flat file like you are proposing. It will make data retrieval quicker, and you can do updates with less re-imputing work if your...
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    So much of Florida water supply is sent thru pvc...

    So much of Florida water supply is sent thru pvc water lines. That's a problem in itself for multiple reasons, but the best one I can think of is the backup path to the poco transformer on loss of...
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    Any inspector who insists on unpainted pvc is...

    Any inspector who insists on unpainted pvc is pushing the limits on overbearing and needs a new job. How many of you guys here go around manufacturing your own pvc in your basement.......... ...
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    Ok, this is coming straight from macmikeman so...

    Ok, this is coming straight from macmikeman so all you guys pay close attention. When installing services and using aluminum ser cables in either Hauula, Laie, Kahuku, Sunset Beach, Haleiwa, or...
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    It won't do much good when walking around the...

    It won't do much good when walking around the room at night if the occupancy sensor is located down in the basement.

    There, that should break it down for you.
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    My point is ,,,, internal clamps are highly...

    My point is ,,,, internal clamps are highly ignored and insignificant except by the ''insiders'' in the trade who make great fuss about such tudoo .
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    A really snappy attention getter would have been...

    A really snappy attention getter would have been to preface the post with '' It's Time For Your electrofelon Tip Of The Day!"
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    Exactly!

    Exactly!
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    So basically you are saying they are safe to use...

    So basically you are saying they are safe to use I take it. I figured they probably are, but didn't want to be the test case.
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    Yes they are. Planning to use led lamps in them...

    Yes they are. Planning to use led lamps in them as well.
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    Socket extenders for lights

    What do you guys think about those things? Safe or what? I have a customer with exterior canister sconce lights around her house that wants to bring the lamps down closer to the opening of the...
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    I'm not going to worry about internal plastic box...

    I'm not going to worry about internal plastic box clamps till I stop seeing larger amounts of non tamper resistant receptacle outlets on the big box store shelves than tamper resistant ones....
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    While we are on this subject, can somebody remind...

    While we are on this subject, can somebody remind me how much Volkswagen has had to shell out for ''ahem'' fixing the results of tests on vehicle emissions? I am thinking about ditching my...
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    Hackery. Extreme. Pull out the old box...

    Hackery. Extreme. Pull out the old box and set a new one in its place. Then go about your business remembering what a good electrician you really are.
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    One of those two fans is the ugliest monstrosity...

    One of those two fans is the ugliest monstrosity I have ever seen.
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    I need a dollar for every time a poco crew wasn't...

    I need a dollar for every time a poco crew wasn't thorough enough when called out to check low power/ swinging voltage readings ahead of main breakers. They usually get it by about the third call...
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    When bending conductors into a hard 90 using...

    When bending conductors into a hard 90 using needle nose pliers , it would be my observation that the pliers do as much or more damage , if any at all is done, to the insulation, than the 90 degree...
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    I came into the trade a fairly long time ago. ...

    I came into the trade a fairly long time ago. Pvc electrical conduit was invented and in use, but not for very long at that point. Some local area's near where I worked were not allowing it to be...
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    You should have had the guy put his NEC down near...

    You should have had the guy put his NEC down near to that , and see if the 'wiring job' suddenly sprung into flames.
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    Knopp. The red one in the above pictures.

    Knopp. The red one in the above pictures.
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    I don't believe that. Yesterday I was...

    I don't believe that. Yesterday I was demonstrating that to my son and an electrical engineer who was my customer. The engineer saw the t-pro tester my son had out and commented on the low z...
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    As far as establishing importance to the other...

    As far as establishing importance to the other trades just remember who controls the temp power on the job............
  25. Poll: I tried using stackers for running multiple...

    I tried using stackers for running multiple cables along a beam in a crawlspace under a house I rewired. I wasn't all that thrilled with the looks in the end and ended up using a lot of staples to...
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