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    I'm with you on that !!!

    I'm with you on that !!!
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    How to mis-interpret something in 3 easy lessons...

    How to mis-interpret something in 3 easy lessons :slaphead::slaphead::slaphead:
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    This is the best advice you can get for the $$$. ...

    This is the best advice you can get for the $$$. If you help you now have an implied liability.

    It's one thing for a HO to install a few receptacles or light fixtures. It's quite another to...
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    In addition to what's already been posted I would...

    In addition to what's already been posted I would suggest you join your local Chamber of Commerce and if you have a regional Chamber I would join that as well. I try to convince many of my...
  5. I actually ended up putting an outdoor CH breaker...

    I actually ended up putting an outdoor CH breaker panel in with two 30 amp breakers. Had the original hack used Polaris insulated bugs it may have passed as taps. However, in his infinite wisdom he...
  6. I see your point. I still wouldn't have...

    I see your point. I still wouldn't have terminated it that way though. That's why I thought the outdoor breaker panel was the better way to go.
  7. No electrical contractor worth his salt would...

    No electrical contractor worth his salt would have done work like this. This was done by a builder looking to get work done for little or nothing at all. However, after 12 + years I doubt we'll...
  8. Interesting opinion. I don't think the person...

    Interesting opinion. I don't think the person who did this installation intentionally wanted to harm anyone. They were just cheap, unscrupulous individuals looking to avoid paying someone like us...
  9. At 50' with aluminum SER cable ? I agree.

    At 50' with aluminum SER cable ?

    I agree.
  10. This should be a criminal offense with no statute of limitations

    Sometime last year I posted this photo of an electric service to a house in a very wealthy community in northern NJ. I say this because I can't understand why wealthy people look to save $$ by...
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    I agree with the others here. When you measure...

    I agree with the others here. When you measure it's 12 linear feet between receptacles. As an example, after you place the first receptacle you measure 5' to the corner and then 7' to the next...
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    This was the response I got from NFPA a few...

    This was the response I got from NFPA a few months ago and it worked fine :
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    Check this compatability list by Eaton. You'll...

    Check this compatability list by Eaton. You'll have to print it out and get a magnifying glass. Could they make it any smaller :rant::rant::rant: ???
    ...
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    Thanks K. Information I received from my supply...

    Thanks K. Information I received from my supply house is that they are not required but that doesn't mean they're correct. I'll try calling the State or local EI and ask him.
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    Thanks Augie. I'm not sure if a T-5, 4' lamp is...

    Thanks Augie. I'm not sure if a T-5, 4' lamp is considered a type "O" bulb. I understand why a metal halide bulb would require protection in the event of explosion. The high-bay, high output...
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    High-bay lights & protective covers

    Does anyone know if protective covers (lenses) are required on high-bay light fixtures ? I recently replaced a 150 watt, metal halide (completely enclosed) light fixture in a beauty supply shop with...
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    Good point.

    Good point.
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    If you can't replace the metal plates with...

    If you can't replace the metal plates with plastic, would it be acceptable to install # 6/32 nuts on the screws behind the xfmr and then tighten it down with a needle nose pliers after it's plugged...
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    Sorry, I mis-read the correct answer. I thought...

    Sorry, I mis-read the correct answer. I thought it was interfering with the ground of a a plug getting installed into the bottom receptacle. All that education and I still can't read :slaphead:
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    Solution - snap the tab off the remaining...

    Solution - snap the tab off the remaining receptacle so that only one is active. The only problem would be if that receptacle was one that was required by Code for that area.
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    For residential work I would start out with some...

    For residential work I would start out with some simple forms from NEBS like this one :

    http://www.nebs.com/nebsEcat/products/product_detail.jsp?pc=9250G#/

    If there are any items you want to be...
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    As has been mentioned, you have to check with...

    As has been mentioned, you have to check with your state's licensing board and ask what their policies are. Here in NJ an electrical license (good for 3 years) is issued to an individual. That...
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    Compliant - yes. But why would you do it (just...

    Compliant - yes. But why would you do it (just curious) ? You're only eating up space in the breaker panel.
  24. The chances of getting one of those keys are a...

    The chances of getting one of those keys are a shot in a million. I made my own quasi-key from a large SEU staple. It takes a bit of fanageling but it works. Cutting off that hardened steel lock...
  25. Thread: Drip Loop

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    You have a somewhat unique situation. There are...

    You have a somewhat unique situation. There are a lot of corn fields between you and your customers.:p When you get into highly and densley populated areas (like the metro areas around NYC or...
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