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  1. Thread: box supports

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    That is fine if you are on a job where there is...

    That is fine if you are on a job where there is also a drywaller/painter on same job. If you are coming into an existing building with no other construction under way just to add one outlet - I don't...
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    Below 600 volts systems, your safety walking...

    Below 600 volts systems, your safety walking across the yard is not in too much jeopardy, unless maybe the conductor in question is not buried as deep as it should be. The voltage drops too fast ...
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    I think you are barking up the wrong tree. Is...

    I think you are barking up the wrong tree.

    Is the underground conductors aluminum? My experience with aluminum is once you have insulation damage the aluminum oxidizes - and fairly rapidly...
  4. I see it as no different then buying a new car,...

    I see it as no different then buying a new car, new appliance, or other similar equipment. Designer has made a design and the contractor builds it to that design spec. It is only "new" the day the...
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    Post 13 he says he was using a digital meter,...

    Post 13 he says he was using a digital meter, otherwise a solenoid tester could throw in some confusion depending on what threshold is between indicating 208 vs 240.
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    Sounds like a corner grounded system to me as...

    Sounds like a corner grounded system to me as well.
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    That could be a possibility, but sure would be...

    That could be a possibility, but sure would be nice if the inspector would state the reason for rejection to clear things up.:roll:
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    Then we need more details to find out why, as...

    Then we need more details to find out why, as this is not possible unless something has gone wrong or is not connected right in the first place. But in either of those cases it is still likely you...
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    Your typical 9 lead wye wound motor is rated 480...

    Your typical 9 lead wye wound motor is rated 480 volts (high voltage connection diagram) and 240 volts (low voltage connection diagram) If you are connecting to a 208 volt system you still connect...
  10. Thread: 125 amp plug in

    by kwired
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    I have run into same thing with QO series panels...

    I have run into same thing with QO series panels - no plug on 125 amp breaker is made in three pole version, need to get creative if trying to add a circuit to an existing panel in this situation.
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    Not possible to have 240 to ground on B if you...

    Not possible to have 240 to ground on B if you have 120 on A and C, the phase angles work out to 208 volts from B to ground. If you have a wye system with 120 to ground it is not possible to have...
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    The amount of surface area behind the sink...

    The amount of surface area behind the sink doesn't matter - it is still one island. You can put the one required outlet anywhere on that island, or you can put 100 outlets all around the island if...
  13. As I see it you changed what was part of original...

    As I see it you changed what was part of original design specs. But in the OP's case we are partially demolishing and redesigning something existing as well. NEC requirements are still met, maybe the...
  14. Thread: box supports

    by kwired
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    Sure they are reusabe, but they are more...

    Sure they are reusabe, but they are more difficult to retrieve from the wall sometimes. In an insulated wall often they remain nearly in place after removing the box. In an open wall, drop a magnet...
  15. They do the same thing with delta high leg...

    They do the same thing with delta high leg systems where the pot with the grounded conducor when there is significant 120/240 single phase loads to be served, true whether it is open or closed delta.
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    See the "drain hole" in the opposite end of where...

    See the "drain hole" in the opposite end of where the cable emerges. IMO they did nothing but help cover the drilled hole in the side of the house for appearance sake. You still needed to caulk that...
  17. Is there a requirement to replace that ground rod...

    Is there a requirement to replace that ground rod if the top were cut off, as long as the rod is truly an optional electrode?

    If you move service to a new location and decide to drive new rod(s)...
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    the voltage drop during starting would be one...

    the voltage drop during starting would be one possible issue - but mostly only if you have some control device that doesn't like it - the motors will be just fine.
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    No matter what code says, the idea here is to get...

    No matter what code says, the idea here is to get each individual conductor of the set to have the same overall impedance so that current will be balanced among all conductors of the set. If the...
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    simplest ones I have seen is when the cows don't...

    simplest ones I have seen is when the cows don't want to go near something - there is trouble there:happyyes:


    How many monitors are you going to need to ensure you have all possible problem...
  21. True, but if there is already an existing CEE or...

    True, but if there is already an existing CEE or building steel - no additional GES components are really necessary other then connection to any additional service equipment that is being added.
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    Strict interpretation yes, if one installs a...

    Strict interpretation yes, if one installs a section of the deck that is intended to be easily removable then I would like to think it is still accessible. This is not that hard to achieve with a...
  23. If there are no front end transformers - probably...

    If there are no front end transformers - probably fine, otherwise depends on the design of the transformer I would guess. If front end of equipment is a rectifier - probably will not be much troubles.
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    That disconnect can be on the same pole as the...

    That disconnect can be on the same pole as the meter- but the disconnecting means for the home must be within 30 feet of the exterior wall of the home served. You could have four homes served by one...
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    No argument on that, even drilling a level hole...

    No argument on that, even drilling a level hole will have water follow the cable inside the structure. If your hole slopes upward, and you have a 4/0 SER cable that is going to run upward after it...
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