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    I think I saw that too. However the words may...

    I think I saw that too. However the words may have said "equal to"
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    That is kinda what I wanted to say. It really...

    That is kinda what I wanted to say.
    It really has no value as a GFCI.
    It is good for knowledge. It is good to know if a brand of AFCI includes this type of detection. Ground fault is one...
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    So don't put those near a kitchen or bathroom.

    So don't put those near a kitchen or bathroom.
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    I would try the ionization type as they seem less...

    I would try the ionization type as they seem less likely to false from moisture in the air
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    There would be no reason for a AHJ to be involved...

    There would be no reason for a AHJ to be involved in the first place.
    If you are installing an exact replacement then there is no issue. I have never seen a panel with rivited buss and special...
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    If it is not an exact replacement I agree. The...

    If it is not an exact replacement I agree. The code make no differentiation.
    Screws .,... I can see that if it is just plain old screws.

    We do field installed ground bars all the time. I...
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    Were do you come up with these things. The...

    Were do you come up with these things.
    The manufacture sells replacement parts , I have been told by the manufacture to buy a new one and take the guts out rather than waste his time to order the...
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    No , You are allowed to install replacement...

    No ,
    You are allowed to install replacement parts. Some manufactures sell replacement guts for older panels.
    For commercial bolt in panels I sometimes purchase the panel cans seperatly and then...
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    Nice answer. I don't know about NJ code but out...

    Nice answer. I don't know about NJ code but out on the west coast the Code prevails and AHJ must administer the code. The AHJ cannot make up rules on his own they must be codified. Thus if there is...
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    Are you able to duplicate these events? In...

    Are you able to duplicate these events? In person.
    I am intrigued by the garage door issue. Do you recall how you wired this area?
    Is there a grouping of wires that could have been damaged by...
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    Thank you for vouching for your friend and...

    Thank you for vouching for your friend and collegue, sounds like you think highly of him. That is great when you keep contact with a ex employee. He must have done good by you.
    Now that a hoax is...
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    LED rated dimmers are not necessarily the answer....

    LED rated dimmers are not necessarily the answer.
    Try a regular dimmer or a Low voltage.

    For example.
    Halo 4 inch will buzz with a lutron LEd dimmer the 6 inch will not.

    There are...
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    Yea Whatever the other guy said:?

    Yea
    Whatever the other guy said:?
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    Never looked at it thay way. thx

    Never looked at it thay way. thx
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    You've never seen a squrrel dig under a...

    You've never seen a squrrel dig under a foundation?
    Same for mice.


    We have PHD varmints out here on the west coast!
  16. It is contractors responsibility period. The...

    It is contractors responsibility period.

    The stickey point is you really can't be paid for something not delivered to the site.
    If the person in control of the job took possion and placed them...
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    breakers in good working condition do not trip to...

    breakers in good working condition do not trip to the off position. Some DIY may think they are in the off but they should not.
    If I am wrong then please some manufacture chime in.


    We are just...
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    The OP stated that he did in fact find a so...

    The OP stated that he did in fact find a so called "bad wire" . This is a new home and there is a bad wire?

    I would have checked to see where that bad wire is and what caused it. Because if it is...
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    Scolaz Something is very fishy here. I use...

    Scolaz

    Something is very fishy here. I use Murray, Siemens and Homeline all the time. I have never seen a Siemens trip to the off position in my life. I have installed many a siemens AFCI in older...
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    WOW if the non AFCI breakers are tripping then...

    WOW if the non AFCI breakers are tripping then I'd say gremlins.

    Try this:
    There should be no current on the grounding wire. If this is a sub panel as it sounds like. Can you isolate the feeder...
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    Oh just use duct tape! Just kidding.

    Oh just use duct tape! Just kidding.
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    Are they in the tripped position or the off. ...

    Are they in the tripped position or the off.
    Only a AFCI or a GFCI can trip with no load wires connected.
    A two way radio can trip these.
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    Yeah that is what I was thinking. Next the CMP...

    Yeah that is what I was thinking.
    Next the CMP will say that was not the intention.

    To me what is the difference if the Box is on the surface or attached to the Plywood or a block within the...
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    forgot about the backfeed exception. Do they make...

    forgot about the backfeed exception. Do they make such swiches like for PV that do not have exposed blades?
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    That speaks of switch operation. The OP is...

    That speaks of switch operation.
    The OP is asking about top and line connections.

    I would think the switch is labled with that the top is line. Bottom Load.
    I would not like to see the blades...
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