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    excessive amp draw

    Got a call today from a guy I used to work with. He was trying to troubleshoot some parking lot lights. He had a total of 10 fixtures with a combined load of approx. 16 amps. It's 480v, and it,s on a...
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    disconnecting egc

    Got a call today from a machine shop owner. He tells me that his employees are occasionally getting a shock off one of their CNC milling machines. I originally installed the power drops in this shop...
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    T101 Intermatic. 40 amp rating/125v. Time clock...

    T101 Intermatic. 40 amp rating/125v. Time clock is approx 10 years old. Total load 17 amps connected. Supplied by QO 120 breaker.
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    Burnt time clock conductors

    Got a call to a business that had non working exterior lighting. Opened the time clock and found insulation on load conductors burnt back about 2 inches from terminal.Time clock mechanism was melted...
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    If this is an established business, POCO will...

    If this is an established business, POCO will have history of monthly useage. Many times that info is more than sufficient to determine back up/stand by power requirements.
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    If I do a service changeout I use a portable...

    If I do a service changeout I use a portable Honda 2000W to power essential circuits in the owners home. I can't count the # of times I've powered a furnace over the years and never once had an...
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    generator power quality

    Has anyone here run across an issue where a generator used to power a residence has caused a circuit board in a furnace to go bad? Was in a box store today and overheard a customer telling the...
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    Schneider Sq d website has a troubleshooting...

    Schneider Sq d website has a troubleshooting guide for afci breakers.Looks like the amount of time (in seconds) that it takes the breaker to trip indicates the type of fault that's occurring.
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    How would one go about retrieving the info that...

    How would one go about retrieving the info that the breaker has stored? I don't see any type of indicator on the Him breaker.
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    If I recall Siemens afci's have a indicator that...

    If I recall Siemens afci's have a indicator that tells what type fault has occurred. HOM do not.
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    Distinguishing between a/f and g/f? Are all...

    Distinguishing between a/f and g/f? Are all afci's designed to do this? Particular one in question is a HOM115.
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    Did the breaker only trip when the lamp was...

    Did the breaker only trip when the lamp was installed in that particular socket?
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    arc fault tripping

    Have an arc fault breaker that trips as soon as the switch is turned on to some can lighting in a bedroom.wall outlets are on the same circuit and work fine when a load is put on them.if I take the...
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    bonding interior copper piping

    I have a new residential construction project and a question regarding bonding copper plumbing.There are isolated sections of copper in the basement that are mixed amongst the pex tubing.incoming...
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    fixture distance off wall

    What would be the proper distance off a wall to set general use surface mount fluorescent fixtures in a garage?There is nothing specific I am trying to illuminate, just general lighting. Fixtures...
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    That's a vey good point!

    That's a vey good point!
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    One of my concerns would be that at some point...

    One of my concerns would be that at some point in the future, generator protected circuits could be accidently spliced into one of the sub panel circuits and feed back to the utility. Opening the...
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    Contactor controlled sub panel??

    Would like some suggestions on controlling a 100amp single phase sub panel.
    What I have is a sub panel that is set between the meter base and ATS of a residential service. This panel controls...
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    Doorbell chime

    Does anyone here use 20Gauge wire for doorbells? I got a chance to pick up 5K ft of 20/2Cu wire for 2.5cents/ft. I've always used 18 but this is almost 8cents a foot cheaper. Don't know if voltage...
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    A couple questions

    (1) Is a receptacle required to be installed in a kitchen island that is free standing as opposed to one that is fastened in place?
    (2) Do recessed can lights installed in a shower ceiling require...
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    Just the control wires?

    Just the control wires?
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    generator/utility circuits

    I have an installation manual from a generator manufacturer that says low voltage control wires and power conductors from a gen set can be run in the same raceway provided the conductor insulation is...
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    T-8 Florescent strips

    Am looking to light an open shop area that has 9' drywall ceilings painted white. Dimensions are 30'x40'. Would like some help(possibly a formula) to determine amount of light needed. Fixtures will...
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    QO Intelligent Load Center

    Curious if anyone here is familiar with a SQ D QO single phase service panel that incorporates the transfer switch and load management all in one. It's sold as a Kohler product but is Square D...
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    Overall, it seems quite vague as to what they...

    Overall, it seems quite vague as to what they want. "throughout" could mean 1 opening per room or 1 opening on each wall in each room. I will have to get particulars from either the owner or home...
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