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    Functional spreadsheet not happening, but if all...

    Functional spreadsheet not happening, but if all you want is the output convert it to an image file and attach it.
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    The proposed Keystone XL pipeline that is to go...

    The proposed Keystone XL pipeline that is to go through areas near where I live is supposed to be a 30" pipeline and will be directional bore installed where it crosses rivers/streams and many...
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    Sounds like you need to determine the load for...

    Sounds like you need to determine the load for each building before you do much of anything else.

    Is there any significant load that consists of "grow lights"? If not the load is probably...
  4. Thread: 150 watt hps

    by kwired
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    Volts applied is still same no matter what the PF...

    Volts applied is still same no matter what the PF is.

    If your input amps is 3.2 amps and voltage is 120 then VA is 384. If PF is .50 then Watts is 192, VAR is 332.

    To correct to .95 PF you...
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    Chances are your mentioned arc at making/breaking...

    Chances are your mentioned arc at making/breaking of the circuit will not be long enough duration and/or at high enough current level to make the AFCI trip ........ unless it is a normal...
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    I was thinking more on the order of a main...

    I was thinking more on the order of a main electrically operated gas valve, that is powered all the time, but on a shunt trip breaker so if called on to shut down you just energize shunt coil and...
  7. Thread: 2 Pole Switches

    by kwired
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    125/250 volts is on one yoke quite often:p But is...

    125/250 volts is on one yoke quite often:p But is typically a MWBC when it is present.

    But I knew someone was going to point something of this nature out.
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    Some will say 3/4 is minimum size to run even if...

    Some will say 3/4 is minimum size to run even if all you intend to pull is 2- #14.:blink:
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    Two maybe three years ago when it was pretty dry...

    Two maybe three years ago when it was pretty dry - and we did not have the worst of the dry spell in my area, I was having much more difficulty then usual digging 3 -4 foot deep trenches because it...
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    Most every service and feeder is MultiWire, but...

    Most every service and feeder is MultiWire, but is not Branch Circuit;)
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    Shunt trip breaker(s) is easy way to do this. ...

    Shunt trip breaker(s) is easy way to do this.

    If it is not acceptable to leave the standing pilot burning you may need an electrically operated gas valve ahead of the pilot that gets shut down as...
  12. Thread: 2 Pole Switches

    by kwired
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    A more obvious example of what isn't allowed...

    A more obvious example of what isn't allowed would be switching a 120 volt load with one pole and a 277 volt load with the other pole.
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    Not for self regulating cable. The resistance...

    Not for self regulating cable. The resistance varies with temperature, which is what makes it self regulating.
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    But then comes in the handle tie/multipole...

    But then comes in the handle tie/multipole breaker requirement making the decision of what is better a little more complex.
  15. Thread: lost my article

    by kwired
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    Though I know what you are talking about, some...

    Though I know what you are talking about, some may think of the old two bus section panels that were commonly called split bus, they had main lugs spaces for up to six double poles, with one of them...
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    I've been in the trade about 27 years and high...

    I've been in the trade about 27 years and high leg was required to be the center bus when I was first starting in the trade, was using 1987 NEC when I started.
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    by kwired
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    Too early in the morning to think correctly:p ...

    Too early in the morning to think correctly:p

    You are right would only be 40 spaces tall. I guess I had a couple recent panels I have installed clouding my mind that were in ~80 inch tall...
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    I think he was asking if he had three examples of...

    I think he was asking if he had three examples of the same thing other then conductor size was different in each example.

    The example with larger conductor would have less resistance and is...
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    by kwired
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    That is a 40 space panel that is designed to...

    That is a 40 space panel that is designed to accept tandems in every space giving you 80 circuits.

    A 80 space panel with 1 inch wide breakers is going to be 80 inches tall just for the portion...
  20. Thread: MCC Cleaning

    by kwired
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    Is re-torquing a good idea? Seems some of those...

    Is re-torquing a good idea? Seems some of those conversations brought up reasons why not to. Perhaps thermal imaging is a better idea and leave the existing connections alone unless there is a...
  21. Thread: lost my article

    by kwired
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    I have installed 84 space NQOB panels. I think...

    I have installed 84 space NQOB panels. I think the most circuits they offer in the "Loadcenters" is 60 spaces.

    2008 (pretty certain) they removed the "lighting and appliance" panelboard from the...
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    Most EGC sized per NEC are likely larger then...

    Most EGC sized per NEC are likely larger then needed to carry enough current to operate overcurrent devices. NEC does want them to be large enough to be reliable and to remain intact after they have...
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    Note the label that says the C phase is the high...

    Note the label that says the C phase is the high leg.

    When did NEC start requiring high leg to be B phase?
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    Picture of the supply transformer as well as...

    Picture of the supply transformer as well as picture of panel with deadfront removed would have been more helpful.

    Panel could have been modified - as said this age of a QO panel had removable...
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    Are the conductors service conductors or feeder...

    Are the conductors service conductors or feeder conductors that you will be running in this "extension"?

    Will POCO allow you to run these conductors? Some are very picky about the possibility of...
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