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    As I see it--the lower end is already defined--It...

    As I see it--the lower end is already defined--It is less than 3 hours--doesn't matter if it is .00001 sec or 2 hours 59 minutes and 59 secs--less than 3 hours is less than 3 hours
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    Sounds awesome:thumbsup:--:happysad:unfortunately...

    Sounds awesome:thumbsup:--:happysad:unfortunately that site is blocked by my employer--:angel:is there any way you may be able to e-mail or pm it to me?

    Thanks

    Rich
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    Never having worked in a switchyard--I don't know...

    Never having worked in a switchyard--I don't know of anything other than==or if it even applies here, the 10 foot rule for 50kV and below
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    I keep coming back to --Are the contactor coils...

    I keep coming back to --Are the contactor coils somehow being connected in series when trying to start both motors at the same time?--That would let them pull in separately but not together--I know I...
  5. It is--but it is also in the ROW of what is...

    It is--but it is also in the ROW of what is considered a utility--Like DOT--we are considered the owning utility--and like Tom says-- We are the AHJ as long as we meet or exceed State and NEC...
  6. Forgot to add---I agree--sort of--I think you...

    Forgot to add---I agree--sort of--I think you could make an argument that 90.2(B)(5)c & d could apply

    c. Are located in legally established easements or
    rights-of-way, or
    d. Are...
  7. You are all correct-Tom and kwired- I was just...

    You are all correct-Tom and kwired- I was just trying to convey how we do it here in the DOT and other municipalities.--As I stated we try to follow NEC as much as possible, and all the articles do...
  8. Tom, Just my 2 cents worth here on how we do...

    Tom, Just my 2 cents worth here on how we do this,,
    Our signals folks and Inspectors, at WSDOT, believe that ex 3 was added because we use the green wire in the cable for the ungrounded conductor...
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    ++1 Stay with 480VAC

    ++1 Stay with 480VAC
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    Recessed or not--If you put a microwave or any...

    Recessed or not--If you put a microwave or any other large counter top appliance in front of a recept it is going to block it--

    My thoughts--stop over thinking this --it'll be fine:)
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    I prefer those made by Miller--Specs out same as...

    I prefer those made by Miller--Specs out same as SALA--and this lanyard

    MILLER BY HONEYWELLRetractable Lanyard, 10 ft., Polyester WebRetractable Lanyard,10 ft.,Polyester Web
    Item # 36WA07
    Mfr....
  12. Thread: effective ground

    by RichB
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    I agree!!!--We had a 480V Single Phase service...

    I agree!!!--We had a 480V Single Phase service panel supplying lighting loads--At times it would be in 2 feet of water --completely covering the contactors and the lights and photo cell worked...
  13. Thread: contradiction

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    Simple--Take a wire and stick it in one side of...

    Simple--Take a wire and stick it in one side of the receptacle then stuff the other end into the other side--if, after the flash and bang, nothing else happens then it works--If it keeps sizzling and...
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    Call around for KROIL--We get it in aerosol form...

    Call around for KROIL--We get it in aerosol form here from Tacoma Screw. Some automotive places have it also--It's all I use--even use it for cleaning guns when there is a lotr of leading or copper...
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    We have tried other fixture manufacturers--but...

    We have tried other fixture manufacturers--but always seem to wind up back with GE--120 or so years ago GE said--"let's build a great light" and they have--then they said "Let's screw everything...
  16. Looks like the trash can is in violation...

    Looks like the trash can is in violation though--:rant:
  17. Thread: Hand holes

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    I prefer the heavy wall heat shrink with sealer ...

    I prefer the heavy wall heat shrink with sealer followed by the scotch cast---also two wraps of 33 over the splice prior to sealing
  18. Thread: earth resistance

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    maybe somewhere in Yellowstone--what with all the...

    maybe somewhere in Yellowstone--what with all the minerals in the ground,,,,,
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    :huh:Just wondering what a "teated joist"...

    :huh:Just wondering what a "teated joist" is?:roll:
  20. Ditto--seems everyplace is different--have worked...

    Ditto--seems everyplace is different--have worked in places that didn't require anything--just left it to the tech to decide
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    LOL--I think the NEC "implied" it and then we as...

    LOL--I think the NEC "implied" it and then we as users "inferred" it!! :happyno::blink:
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    ok--I don't--I think--:? Let's see if I can...

    ok--I don't--I think--:?

    Let's see if I can explain it a bit better

    It sounds like the same thing--If you bond the LPS and service grounding together to minimize the potential between them--I...
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    Thanks!! That makes sense--Next question now...

    Thanks!! That makes sense--Next question now is,,,,

    Is this a smart thing to do?---I mean we are trying to direct the energy in a lightening event to ground to dissipate the affects on the system...
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    Thanks!! That is what I was thinking--you know...

    Thanks!!

    That is what I was thinking--you know kinda obvious--but then obvious is not always correct
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    Lightening Protection

    Ok Just got straightened out on LPS and Grounding--Now the question is--Here is the appropriate point to bond LPS and Grounding Electrode system---Do you bring the LPS into the premise and bond at...
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