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  1. Sticky: Poll: Allright. I finally got into a thread that gets...

    Allright. I finally got into a thread that gets made into a sticky. Twenty years of climbing up the mountain. 8-)
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    Those of us who were working in the trade back in...

    Those of us who were working in the trade back in the seventies and even earlier for some probably experienced more problems with the mixed connections of copper to aluminum than what is encountered...
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    Ok, now it is two Jedi Knights.....8-)

    Ok, now it is two Jedi Knights.....8-)
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    I have a question regarding 314.23 (B) (1)

    I found myself involved in a discussion with a Jedi Knight about using the two holes in a 4'' square metal box to secure to a wood stud using screws. My understanding as it were is the referenced...
  5. My Harris unit has served me well going on thirty...

    My Harris unit has served me well going on thirty years now. Not sure what model number it is , but it sure has taken a beating and still performs flawlessly. Like a Greenlee hacksaw.
  6. Sticky: Poll: Are you...... are you .. saying..... there has...

    Are you...... are you .. saying..... there has been a conspiracy?
  7. Sticky: Poll: If this poll were two years ago, I would be...

    If this poll were two years ago, I would be saying nuke them out of the NEC. But I know they have improved false trip reliability a great deal in the last two years, Finally. It would be nice if...
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    Eaton's newer ones are ok. The older 6'' long...

    Eaton's newer ones are ok. The older 6'' long ones were so bad, Eaton owes me thousands of dollars for chasing ghosts and replacing and replacing again a 42 dollar device that was plainly defective...
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    That looks like a form of an induction coil or...

    That looks like a form of an induction coil or transformer to me. I'm curious to see what the delta is on the two cables voltage.
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    In my experience advancing age has effected the...

    In my experience advancing age has effected the conductivity of the wood..............................
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    I kinda lost interest in this thread, but I...

    I kinda lost interest in this thread, but I wouldn't mind meeting this Suzie Homemaker broad. I wanna straighten her out real good for putting the fridge in front of the panel.
  12. Thread: 2 pole gfi

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    Excessive radio waves can trip a gfi but I kinda...

    Excessive radio waves can trip a gfi but I kinda bet that is not going to be it. What are the voltage reading on the tub's line side lugs?
    Line to line, line to neutral, line to equipment ground?
  13. Thread: 2 pole gfi

    by macmikeman
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    Probably has a defect in the test button circuit...

    Probably has a defect in the test button circuit having failed to take itself out of ''test'' I would try another gfi breaker and see if that clears things up.
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    Correction- macmikeman is always correct...

    Correction- macmikeman is always correct :thumbsup:
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    My mistake, no way I was reading that many pages....

    My mistake, no way I was reading that many pages. But to counter, today Obamer signed EPA regulations to govern drainage ditches , and large puddles. Government can do any thing it jolly well...
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    The best part of this is arc fault breakers won't...

    The best part of this is arc fault breakers won't detect or stop this from happening.
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    This Delta Farce guy sounds pretty intelligent...

    This Delta Farce guy sounds pretty intelligent and cool, probably would be my best NJ friend if I didn't already have one, but I think he is missing a big point. The code wizards wanted a nice clear...
  18. In a way, because of expanded afci rules, the use...

    In a way, because of expanded afci rules, the use of tandem breakers in residential is pretty much no longer allowed, with the only exception I can think of being the exterior of a dwelling, or using...
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    It wont be legal to use that in a dwelling unless...

    It wont be legal to use that in a dwelling unless they make one in a tamper resistant version.
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    Put receptacle at blue circle location, you meet...

    Put receptacle at blue circle location, you meet code for that counter.
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    I use a toner test set to check for missing runs...

    I use a toner test set to check for missing runs or deadshorts after rough-in on larger houses. Before you terminate the feeders to the panel, but have landed neuts and grounds at panels, generate...
  22. They are commercial farmers. I wonder if they...

    They are commercial farmers. I wonder if they have access to stronger bleach solutions than us regular pleebs do.

    I came here with my concerns, because I know there are some really smart...
  23. Carlon nail on fixture box crumbled apart like a cookie.

    Customer calls, fixture fell out of ceiling. I wired the house around 2011. I went right away to check, and the ceiling box was falling apart. I was able to break it into small pieces with my...
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    Maybe where you are, it is very ''yes'' in many...

    Maybe where you are, it is very ''yes'' in many places. And remember, I received an advanced degree from Cypress Lake
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    Drilling concrete for supports is a breeze, even...

    Drilling concrete for supports is a breeze, even if it is 5000 lb concrete such as you find in parking garages if you employ the proper tooling(Hilti brand imho...).
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