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    My megaohm meter has a pretty good ohm meter...

    My megaohm meter has a pretty good ohm meter scale, I allowed that option.
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    I am looking at it differently. 4 ohm is good,...

    I am looking at it differently.
    4 ohm is good, the other two are high.

    Still a bad motor.
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    Potential Winner

    Customer called with problems at his Pump Panel. The idiot lights on the POCO controller weren't quite right and a couple fuses had kind of self destructed. One had pretty much burnt in half from...
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    I took it to mean that he had delta primary with...

    I took it to mean that he had delta primary with wye secondary but that means nothing because somewhere in there it said something about 4160 supplied by POCO. That, puts me into the less than...
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    Believe your older employees and get an...

    Believe your older employees and get an electrician on the job. Not something you should do or look for.
  6. Thread: Gfci

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    I had a bath fan on a totally different circuit...

    I had a bath fan on a totally different circuit trip a GFCI device(s) that I tried. It was a relatively easy to find "culprit" for me though. I was there when it tripped as I shut the fan off plus...
  7. Put a weep hole in the box, whatever kind you use.

    Put a weep hole in the box, whatever kind you use.
  8. use a different brand of fitting. Those with the...

    use a different brand of fitting. Those with the hard plastic seal seem to Last longer.
  9. Those fittings are a waste of time. Even if you...

    Those fittings are a waste of time. Even if you just snug them up so the gasket stays in place, they are gone or all but in just a few years. Pathetic.
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    That and the code required increase in wire size...

    That and the code required increase in wire size etc for a 40 hp drive regardless of the service entrance size.
  11. Or you can call me, I will listen to them. Give...

    Or you can call me, I will listen to them. Give a subjective opinion and declare they are OK.
    Have you noticed that crickets aren't as noisy as they used to be?

    Low end contactors are a...
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    ...you're...

    ...you're...
  13. I think this guy placed third runner up at the...

    I think this guy placed third runner up at the Darwin Awards and was the only one to accept it in person.

    The flash? He made contact, is my SEWAG.
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    We only have single phase at our shop and set up...

    We only have single phase at our shop and set up drives there before installing them. We have a small three phase motor for temporary load and a small transformer to get 480 for those drives.

    I...
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    I didn't hear either one of us say it wasn't...

    I didn't hear either one of us say it wasn't although if it settles enough you will need an extra few inches of wire along with some more conduit.
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    Absolutely.

    Absolutely.
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    That was my guess on that one, too.

    That was my guess on that one, too.
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    Moisture in the ground. What's that?

    Moisture in the ground. What's that?
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    OK. In my area I do not see the problem as...

    OK. In my area I do not see the problem as described unless the raceway 90s and continues on. That and if they pour concrete sidewalks that encases the raceway.
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    Me thinks it is in the landfill already.

    Me thinks it is in the landfill already.
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    expansion joints

    Can someone tell me why expansion joints are used below a meter socket when it changes to direct bury cable 18" into the ground? Money maker?
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    Effective at anything. If I set a small stepdown...

    Effective at anything. If I set a small stepdown transformer 500-600 feet Fromm the building GES, run my GEC back to it, What did it do??
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    I've had instances where it would have to be...

    I've had instances where it would have to be several hundred feet and wondered about the effectiveness myself.
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    I have installed a few Generacs in the past. ...

    I have installed a few Generacs in the past. They have worked very well. Some customers never realized the utility power was Off until they heard the unit running.

    Most likely a simple fix.
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    We have customers with 200 X 100 out buildings. ...

    We have customers with 200 X 100 out buildings. Kitchen, bath, and big cozy couch for sleeping. Doesn't make it a dwelling in any sense. Wasn't intended. Can't do squat about what it may be in...
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