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  1. That has never been code approved.

    That has never been code approved.
  2. Pitfalls

    MWBC's pitfalls? Where? With them you get efficient use of conductors, lower voltage drop, less material cost, proven track record of safety by virtue of the fact that there are millions of them in...
  3. Thread: Don't scold

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    If that's what you want to do go for it.

    If that's what you want to do go for it.
  4. The learning never stops.

    The learning never stops.
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    Hadn't planned on it but I could make some time....

    Hadn't planned on it but I could make some time. Buy me a plane ticket and I'll but you lunch.
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    Arlington makes a new MC connector that you can...

    Arlington makes a new MC connector that you can pop on from inside the box. That could make things easier.
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    I think the MC could make the bend. Are you...

    I think the MC could make the bend. Are you saying you have to make up the wires inside the fixture before sliding the mirror into place?
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    I have a distinct memory of that noise. ...

    I have a distinct memory of that noise.

    Working in a K Mart store early in the morning.... at 7:00AM three or four lighting contactors would close turning on every light in the store. They sounded...
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    You have no idea how much. I can't go more than...

    You have no idea how much. I can't go more than two feet deep without hitting a boulder most places around here.
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    Does the construction of the lighted mirror...

    Does the construction of the lighted mirror interfere with a right angle MC connector?
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    So that's how they get away with it. I remember...

    So that's how they get away with it. I remember working in a DelTaco and turning off breakers under the cutting boards.
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    I have seen the same thing more than once too,...

    I have seen the same thing more than once too, even with a copper wire EGC. I
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    Probably be easier to use some lighting...

    Probably be easier to use some lighting contactors and break the branch circuits instead of the panel feeder.
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    I usually go with matching name brand parts...

    I usually go with matching name brand parts inside a panel. Really old equipment or working late at night can cause practicality instincts to kick in and overwhelm my idealism.
    I use them for...
  15. Thread: Home feeder

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    Who is telling you not to use it at 100A? Your...

    Who is telling you not to use it at 100A? Your inspector?

    The old TABLE 310.15(B) (7) says #2 is good for 100A for service conductors. 2014 code makes you do some math instead of using the table...
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    Where or what is the place in your picture? ...

    Where or what is the place in your picture?

    Where are you getting the idea that multiple groung rods are a bad idea?
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    What's typical is to use zip ties since those...

    What's typical is to use zip ties since those lights are for temporary use only.
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    Main panel or sub panel? If it is a sub check at...

    Main panel or sub panel? If it is a sub check at the service.
  19. 3/0 CU is fine but I would use conduit.

    3/0 CU is fine but I would use conduit.
  20. Then I would use 2/0/CU or 4/0 AL and be done...

    Then I would use 2/0/CU or 4/0 AL and be done unless there is some extra, above average stuff going on in the house.
  21. No. A load calc should be done. After that I...

    No. A load calc should be done. After that I would do the code minimum without hesitation or remorse. NEC load calcs are grossly oversized.
  22. Short question. Short answer 215.3 takes you to...

    Short question. Short answer 215.3 takes you to 240. After that it's all about the details.
  23. As long as the wire isn't connected to anything...

    As long as the wire isn't connected to anything it's not an EGC, it's just a wire.
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    You are going to be double your estimated labour...

    You are going to be double your estimated labour so a fudge factor of X3 is not out of line. More Romex is going to be consumed too because you have to follow the predrilled chases. It's doable...
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    I'm going with bad elements too, maybe just a bad...

    I'm going with bad elements too, maybe just a bad connection from the power cord if you are lucky. The GFCI is doing its job.

    The fact that the unit is only a year old means nothing. There is a...
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