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  1. Thread: Blinking Lights

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    I've mentioned this before but not sure if I did...

    I've mentioned this before but not sure if I did in this thread.

    All a hard start kit is is a capacitor an potential relay to switch it out of the circuit when the motor has reached a certain...
  2. Thread: Am I Crazy?

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    I've been doing it myself for about 17 years....

    I've been doing it myself for about 17 years. There were good times, there were bad times. Overall though I have been married to the buiness. I don't do much for fun, vacations are always only a few...
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    Sounds to me like something the circuit breaker...

    Sounds to me like something the circuit breaker manufacturers will push hard to get into code should they develop such a thing, just like the AFCI's. And they will lobby hard to get it in there even...
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    NEC use of the term structure is not necessarily...

    NEC use of the term structure is not necessarily all that clear, it is something that seems to be questioned a lot. "Structure" may be relatively clear, but "separate structure" is not always all...
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    Typically areas that get washed regularly are...

    Typically areas that get washed regularly are concrete floors. They are also sloped because they are washed with reuse water pumped from the wastewater lagoon, 3 or 4 times a day they have large...
  6. Thread: Blinking Lights

    by kwired
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    Beat me to it, most will not upgrade such...

    Beat me to it, most will not upgrade such equipment unless they will get some return on their investment, if energy sold is not going to have much of a change they are not interested in doing it for...
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    My personal preference on this one would be to do...

    My personal preference on this one would be to do it no sooner then October. Maybe even a little later then that depending on what kind of weather we get, but sometimes you don't get what you want...
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    The ruralness (if there is such a word) of where...

    The ruralness (if there is such a word) of where I live kind of dictates that anything within about 60 miles is a job worth consideration. Now someone that wants me to come out and fix something...
  9. Thread: Am I Crazy?

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    Well - I am 46, and wondering if when I am 50 I...

    Well - I am 46, and wondering if when I am 50 I won't be saying "I wish I had gotten out of my own business sooner". I was a go-getter when I started. I am not so much anymore, but wish I still had...
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    Seems logical it would be, but go to a pretty dry...

    Seems logical it would be, but go to a pretty dry location, a new footing probably is low resistance as there is still moisture in the fresh concrete, but one that has been there for some time may...
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    You don't travel much further north of OP's...

    You don't travel much further north of OP's location and 30 miles is nothing to the people that live/work in that area, 30 miles may even be something the OP doesn't even consider to be very far....
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    I thought of commenting earlier that this may...

    I thought of commenting earlier that this may just be to do a simple check for continuity between the two points. The next question that would bring up is what kind of reading is considered go/no go?...
  13. Thread: Blinking Lights

    by kwired
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    That initial surge of real power is what is...

    That initial surge of real power is what is getting you more then power factor is a problem. Like I have said before you need to use reduced voltage starting methods to lessen the real power power...
  14. Thread: 1/2" SS EMT

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    Experienced stainless piping welders for lines...

    Experienced stainless piping welders for lines requiring sanitary conditions be met - typically for food processing industries have to do it for the product lines they weld together.
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    If extracting a broken off bolt you will be...

    If extracting a broken off bolt you will be drilling the broken bolt not the pole. Good sharp drill bits is first thing you need or it will time consuming. If having a hard time getting them out,...
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    I realize this is a local code but this is not...

    I realize this is a local code but this is not the intention of NEC. Only made elecrodes which would be rod or pipe electrodes (not underground water pipe either) need to meet the 25 ohm requirement....
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    Whether or not a ground rod is necessary has...

    Whether or not a ground rod is necessary has nothing to do with the presence of a pool. A rod may not even be needed even in a separate building or structure either. What is required at separate...
  18. But this topic is one that has not really changed...

    But this topic is one that has not really changed over many years. There were some minor changes to ampacity tables more recently - particular some 60 deg C conductor ampacities, but the method(s) of...
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    I totally agree. I also believe requiring...

    I totally agree. I also believe requiring separate EGC between buildings is a start in the direction we should try to go. You have to start somewhere. Making us run separate EGC to ranges and dryers...
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    I suggest you make you installation look more...

    I suggest you make you installation look more like this drawing and you will have limited locations for stray currents coming from outside your facility to flow - and of course make sure there are no...
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    This is my first drawing again....

    This is my first drawing again.
    http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k489/kwired86/currentgoingdowngroundrodhelp_zpsf25355eb.jpg

    I want to point out that if I were to draw the GES to the left of...
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    Here I modified the drawing some to show other...

    Here I modified the drawing some to show other buildings, services, etc connected to the primary distribution system.

    Assume there is current on the primary MGN, now look at how many parallel...
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    Here is my drawing, how I interpreted it from...

    Here is my drawing, how I interpreted it from OP's ubmitte drawing please correct anything that is not right...
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    Ok an anchoring system like you provided a link...

    Ok an anchoring system like you provided a link to is the main difference here. I never see manufactured homes that are not on a permanent foundation, then again maybe I just assumed some...
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    You can make cases for it being safety issue if...

    You can make cases for it being safety issue if above the top as well. Maybe we shouldn't use cords and plugs for anything at all, then those particular safety issues go away:happyyes:
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