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  1. Could be bad neutral, could be bad ungrounded...

    Could be bad neutral, could be bad ungrounded conductor.

    Do you read ~240 volts from ungrounded to ungrounded?

    Are there any 240 volt appliances, if so do they work?

    Does the dryer start,...
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    Sounds like it was an open neutral somewhere, did...

    Sounds like it was an open neutral somewhere, did you verify it was upstream from service equipment? If not, it is possible they verified it was not upstream.

    Connect a reasonably heavy 120 volt ...
  3. Correct. I will say you are trying to calculate...

    Correct. I will say you are trying to calculate backwards to some degree. You should figure out how much load you have and try to balance the 120 volt loads as much as possible and then figure out...
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    Rule 3: Don't give discount to customer based on...

    Rule 3: Don't give discount to customer based on him saying that he will have a lot of future work for you.[/QUOTE]

    Gus already posted rule 3, so your rule 3 is really rule 4:happyyes:
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    What does it have for a thermostat? If designed...

    What does it have for a thermostat? If designed for external thermostat maybe just use a programmable thermostat.
  6. Thread: MWBC and AFCI??

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    I'm placing all my chips on that one.

    I'm placing all my chips on that one.
  7. If a neutral is truly needed to properly operate...

    If a neutral is truly needed to properly operate the transformer, the proper method would be to run a separate neutral and EGC - with no bond between them other then back at the service equipment.
  8. Thread: Dog chewed SEC

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    Back in OP it was mentioned the owner was selling...

    Back in OP it was mentioned the owner was selling the house and this was an issue brought up by HI. Hopefully owner is smart enough to keep dog away until he moves.
  9. He does have inconsistencies in there. He...

    He does have inconsistencies in there. He specifies 4 wires plus ground, yet only mentions 480 volt both at the supply end as well as the load end of that feeder.

    Also keep in mind in 2014 NEC you...
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    If the guy is truly being ridiculous, you need to...

    If the guy is truly being ridiculous, you need to get other installers on your side, you will either change his attitude or get him removed from his position. If the guy is reasonable you probably...
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    Sometimes you get an inspector that thinks he has...

    Sometimes you get an inspector that thinks he has that kind of authority, and gets away with it most of the time because people he pushes around like that don't know any better, or they are just...
  12. 4th wire being the EGC? There is no need for a...

    4th wire being the EGC?

    There is no need for a neutral on primary side and as mentioned may cause problems if one is connected.

    Secondary side there is no neutral period. All you can do is bond...
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    With that analogy devices do pass electrical...

    With that analogy devices do pass electrical continuity on through the device and to feed through conductors.

    I don't know that I can agree with purpose of pipes and fixtures purpose is to supply...
  14. Thread: THHN v.s. THWN

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    And the price was probably no longer valid by the...

    And the price was probably no longer valid by the time they sent it:happyyes:
  15. Thread: alu wire

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    May look like USE cable, but doesn't appear to be...

    May look like USE cable, but doesn't appear to be marked as such.

    Even if it is USE it can not be used indoors. There are conductors out there with multiple ratings marked on them - typically...
  16. How much current can the source put out and for...

    How much current can the source put out and for how long - if short circuited needs consideration to answer your question IMO. If source can't put out enough current to overheat a specific size...
  17. Many padmount transformers here have CT's in the...

    Many padmount transformers here have CT's in the padmount and the meter mounted on a separate post - ten feet would be mostly used up just entering the ground and coming back up in the padmount with...
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    My equation is I have done this a few times...

    My equation is I have done this a few times before on similar sized garage and had no trouble keeping it even higher temperature then OP is asking to keep it.
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    Outside of any local rules I think NEC only...

    Outside of any local rules I think NEC only requires you to run a separate neutral and EGC to the generator, to transfer switch, and any other equipment you happen to install. NEC has exception...
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    If their LED driver contains surge suppressors...

    If their LED driver contains surge suppressors they would better function if there were an EGC to bleed transient voltages to - sounds like a good reason to void a warranty to me.
  21. Thread: advertising

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    Free means you are doing all the work of...

    Free means you are doing all the work of collecting, arranging, submitting, etc. the information provided on the site. This is something that can be done with a Facebook page for your business, and...
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    If they are using vinyl siding they are going the...

    If they are using vinyl siding they are going the cheap route anyway. Use Arlington siding boxes- you can have box with fixture or receptacle installed before siding is even present - they just...
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    The reason for driving the rods is to establish a...

    The reason for driving the rods is to establish a connection to earth. The rods are parallel in respect to their connection to earth. We don't care so much whether the connecting conductor is a...
  24. Voltage may work out the same, but if you don't...

    Voltage may work out the same, but if you don't have the taps on the supply side, you would be overexciting coils designed for 208 volts with 240 volts. Common actual voltage of a 240 volts system in...
  25. Thread: THHN v.s. THWN

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    One property of type SE cable that is different...

    One property of type SE cable that is different is the concentric bare conductor opposed to a single solid or stranded conductor. But you could use SE cable in place of NM cable - but typically no...
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