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    Thanks, good to know.

    Thanks, good to know.
  2. I don't believe there is an NEC issue. However,...

    I don't believe there is an NEC issue. However, from what I remember POCO's in my area require not more than 1 (10') length of 1 1/4" rigid gal between the meter and the CT. Not sure what their...
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    You can probably get it to work (functionally...

    You can probably get it to work (functionally that is) but I would think that there might be a warranty or liability issue if it fails.
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    You have to develop a knack for spotting PITA's. ...

    You have to develop a knack for spotting PITA's. I haven't mastered that art yet myself.:happysad:

    Putting off or high-bidding bad customers probably won't do any damage to your company but...
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    Try these links. They're a bit longer than the...

    Try these links. They're a bit longer than the answer you expected but there's a summary at the end of each document.

    http://www.pceca.net/images/stories/nec_gfci_requirements.pdf
    ...
  6. I didn't want to start a new thread with the same...

    I didn't want to start a new thread with the same title so this is more on the same subject (but a different job). I was doing a house remodel recently in a lake community where people did all...
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    I must say I've never heard the term "motor...

    I must say I've never heard the term "motor peckerhead" before so I found this definition :

    http://www.answers.com/Q/Where_does_peckerhead_originate

    Is this accurate or far off the mark ?
  8. Not sure. Good point. Thanks KW. I'll look...

    Not sure.

    Good point.

    Thanks KW. I'll look into it when I have some spare time. This is not Nebraska Cornhusker territory. Us contractors here on the East Coast are out there every day...
  9. I'm sure there's some degree of validity to your...

    I'm sure there's some degree of validity to your statement. However, I've seen RX cable circuit wires burnt back beyond their entrance to the JB where a light fixture was installed. I know...
  10. This is exactly the point I was trying to make...

    This is exactly the point I was trying to make with this thread. I approached this service call ASSUMING the receptacle was wired correctly never thinking that the wiring was undersized. ...
  11. I see all your points about a loose connection...

    I see all your points about a loose connection and it may very well be the case. I didn't take the time to investigate. Besides, the receptacle was so crusted over from the melted plug I didn't...
  12. Never assume the job was done right from the beginning

    I went out on a service call yesterday to a residence where the 30 amp dryer receptacle burnt severely. At first look I evaluated the problem and determined that the receptacle and cord had to be...
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    You are correct with the terminology. It's a...

    You are correct with the terminology. It's a common mistake many of us have made over the years.

    Bear in mind this is not a commercial building we're talking about. This is a multi-unit...
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    With respect to multi-family dwelling units (3 or...

    With respect to multi-family dwelling units (3 or more) you will need "common area" smoke alarms. That said, unless the inspector can cite some weird or abstract NJ Code, as long as you wire the...
  15. Thread: Permit Fees

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    I think you're onto something here.:happyyes:

    I think you're onto something here.:happyyes:
  16. Thread: Permit Fees

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    Permit fees here in NJ are usually based on the...

    Permit fees here in NJ are usually based on the $$ amount of the job + DCA education fees. Unless you know what the typical fee is (like in your own township) I would take the advice of others and...
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    U R correct. Sorry for the omission.

    U R correct. Sorry for the omission.
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    I agree, Roto-Split is probably the best. I just...

    I agree, Roto-Split is probably the best. I just purchased an Ideal cable cutter and I'm having some trouble using it. I think it has to do with the cable size adjustment. It may not be tight...
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    ARTICLE 700 Emergency Systems 700.7 Signs. ...

    ARTICLE 700
    Emergency Systems

    700.7 Signs.

    ARTICLE 701
    Legally Required Standby Systems

    701.7 Signs.
    (A) Mandated Standby. A sign shall be placed at the service entrance indicating type...
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    As long as you're going to be removing the...

    As long as you're going to be removing the 3-ways, test for proper voltage with the switches removed. Also splice the wires through and see if the voltage is the same at the other end. If so, then...
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    Granted. But you're talking about the 2014 NEC...

    Granted. But you're talking about the 2014 NEC and the OP says he's still on 2008 and possibly going to the 2011. IMHO bulleted item # 3 under the 2008 NEC (as listed below) is a stretch if you're...
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    It is my understanding that a cord & plug...

    It is my understanding that a cord & plug connected disposal or dishwasher (to a receptacle inside a sink cabinet and not readily accessible) doesn't require GFI protection. But that doesn't mean...
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    Granted. I believe the issue (in my case) was...

    Granted. I believe the issue (in my case) was copper wire being tapped onto the aluminum SE cable at the line side lugs with no anti-oxident (primarily because they didn't want to pay an electrician...
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    Maybe so, but I just upgraded a 100 amp service...

    Maybe so, but I just upgraded a 100 amp service to 150 thinking I had enough spaces in a 30 circuit panel. Surprisingly, I just made it. When I opened the existing panel they had numerous...
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    Haven't used one yet. Murry has had one for some...

    Haven't used one yet. Murry has had one for some time now. Seems like it might be good for a service upgrade where the HO has numerous and existing double and triple tapped breakers.
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