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    Ungrounded receptacle started a fire

    This was from EC&M magazine, forensic guy blamed fire on 3-prong receptacles with ground not connected, due to leakage current. He seems to imply that if the receptacle had been grounded, the...
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    Or if you're mad at him, tell him to trust it

    Or if you're mad at him, tell him to trust it
  3. Thread: Gfci

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    Reversed polarity will not trip nor lock out any...

    Reversed polarity will not trip nor lock out any of the GFCI receptacles that I've seen
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    Didn't notice 1st time I read thru, thanks for...

    Didn't notice 1st time I read thru, thanks for pointing that out.

    hot=fire neutral=zero I'm gonna start using that terminology
  5. Thread: Gfci

    by readydave8
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    That's what I mean when I say reversed polarity....

    That's what I mean when I say reversed polarity.

    But that should not be related to GFCI tripping
  6. Thread: Gfci

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    I know you mean hooking line wires to load...

    I know you mean hooking line wires to load screws, but to me, polarity refers to "hot" and "neutral" (ungrounded and grounded) connections
  7. Is California different? Around here I don't...

    Is California different? Around here I don't think POCO rates (for dwellings) are affected by service size.
  8. Thread: Uf wire

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    seen that often also they take the box off,...

    seen that often

    also they take the box off, I've found them thrown out in yard
  9. Thread: Uf wire

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    If inspector required box installed at roughin...

    If inspector required box installed at roughin inspection instead of hole in plywood with NM tail, would that help?
  10. caulk

    caulk
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    yeah I remember laughing when I saw that...

    yeah I remember laughing when I saw that screwdriver:lol:
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    Sometimes AHJ does not realize this has been...

    Sometimes AHJ does not realize this has been done.

    Sometimes AHJ does not know code very well.
  13. Thread: Spa

    by readydave8
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    Spa

    This is just a plain ol' prepackaged hot tub, outdoor, like we see all the time. It will be set on existing slab.

    Is 680.42 (B) telling me that I do not have to worry about bonding the concrete...
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    All the ones I've seen like this the transformer...

    All the ones I've seen like this the transformer just sitting in there loose, no divider between voltages, and electrician saying "of course its all right, thats the way we've always done...
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    Thank You!!:):)

    Thank You!!:):)
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    I'm not sure if new Siemens will fit that busbar,...

    I'm not sure if new Siemens will fit that busbar, I have a panel like that at one of my rentals and seem to remember having trouble making breaker fit, hack saw may have been used.
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    yuck wire trough would have been better

    yuck

    wire trough would have been better
  18. Thread: Colt Panel

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    This has happened to me twice this year alone,...

    This has happened to me twice this year alone, told customer over the phone to turn all their breakers off and back on, when that didn't work I went and fixed problem by turning all their breakers...
  19. Yes you are right. I don't think OP knows how...

    Yes you are right.

    I don't think OP knows how it works and it's limitations, though
  20. checking for voltage with non-contact tester is...

    checking for voltage with non-contact tester is very similiar to not checking at all
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    design manual:happyno:

    design manual:happyno:
  22. I think rule was already in place and only the...

    I think rule was already in place and only the wording changed in '08?
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    Just replying to move post back up in hopes of...

    Just replying to move post back up in hopes of theories
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    We can do it on-line in Georgia and maybe...

    We can do it on-line in Georgia and maybe everywhere, 24 hrs 7 days, don't have to talk to anyone, I did one on a Saturday and it was marked by Tuesday
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    A while back --- 6/3 wg feeding subpanel --- ...

    A while back --- 6/3 wg feeding subpanel --- little chunk missing out of the white --- after confusing myself with digital meter, followed cable thru attic until I finally found a bulge or...
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