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  1. Here is my view- On a job some years ago during...

    Here is my view- On a job some years ago during swimming pool excavation work, some directly buried cables were exposed. Some was uf cable, and some was nm cable that had been buried, run out to a...
  2. NO. Tell me it's not true. You have always...

    NO. Tell me it's not true. You have always struck me as the quiet silent type..........:happyyes:
  3. Ol Uncle Mikey thinks he knows where this came...

    Ol Uncle Mikey thinks he knows where this came from. From oldtimer electrical inspectors who thought that you could not splice in panels. I know both the main counties I have lived in had...
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    macmike rule #1- First I Look In The Purse ...

    macmike rule #1- First I Look In The Purse .......
  5. Thread: Estimator

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    Hire a kid who just graduated with an EE degree...

    Hire a kid who just graduated with an EE degree from the local or state college. I hate to say this but they are the kids with the brains. And no jobs these days. Pay him dirt at first, and if he...
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    At Honolulu International Airport we used to have...

    At Honolulu International Airport we used to have to be careful using the walkie talkie's in or around electrical rooms and vaults because they would set off the smoke alarms.
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    Around here,poco rules- all underground service...

    Around here,poco rules- all underground service laterals running under streets require it. Also when installing a recessed into a wall servicer riser conduit up to a recessed in the wall meter, it...
  8. Coriolis force. The way to get it to run forward...

    Coriolis force. The way to get it to run forward with the switch off is to move the house down below the equator. :p
  9. Thread: GEC bus bar

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    EATON 20/40 circuit meter/main enclosures. Poco...

    EATON 20/40 circuit meter/main enclosures. Poco here does not allow gec into the left (before the main disconnect breaker which is on the right side of the can and separated by a metal divider.) ...
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    Proper steel plate= legal install.

    Proper steel plate= legal install.
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    I am not in agreement with this statement. Is...

    I am not in agreement with this statement. Is there an NEC stipulation that exempts air conditioners from the term appliances?
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    422.31 Motors under 1/8 horsepower - the circuit...

    422.31 Motors under 1/8 horsepower - the circuit breaker can serve as the disconnecting means. That works out to 2.5 amps. Most fan coil units on split system ac units run less than that.
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    I have boxes of ''brand new'' old Challenger plug...

    I have boxes of ''brand new'' old Challenger plug in breakers sitting in my shop. Over stock on a track project that went bust. What are they good for? Well for one thing, using them in...
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    It's like if car makers required you to hire a...

    It's like if car makers required you to hire a dealer serviceman to drive your new vehicle the first 500 miles to make sure it was broke in properly. Highly suspect to me. Rotten tomatoes.
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    Are you guys trolling now? I've heard about it,...

    Are you guys trolling now? I've heard about it, but wasn't sure what it was...

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  16. Thread: Estimating

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    http://www.bnibooks.com/shopexd.asp?id=6618

    http://www.bnibooks.com/shopexd.asp?id=6618
  17. This is a grand opportunity to show how well afci...

    This is a grand opportunity to show how well afci breakers work- put one in and try it out........
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    That is the case for Siemens but not Cuttler...

    That is the case for Siemens but not Cuttler Hammer BR type quads. The latter come with a common trip handle bar for the outside pair and a common trip handle bar for the inside two , giving you two...
  19. that is a good link. Thumbs up.

    that is a good link. Thumbs up.
  20. You won't have to do your apprenticeship over but...

    You won't have to do your apprenticeship over but you are going to have to verify your hours (notary) take the jman test again. Also there are new requirements that you must have some approved...
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    90.4 here is used to allow the use of arc fault...

    90.4 here is used to allow the use of arc fault protective receptacle outlets which are now locally available. We are on the 08.

    I don't see a thumbs up smiley to my right in the smiley pile...
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    I brought 90.4 in after another poster said that...

    I brought 90.4 in after another poster said that there was no codes to allow for that inspector to reject, and clearly there is.
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    Precisely why I believe 90.4 exists. It allows...

    Precisely why I believe 90.4 exists. It allows for ahj's to reject any materials they feel are unsuitable to the use intended. If the op's inspector feels that even though that device is allowed...
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    I wait to see how many decades will pass before I...

    I wait to see how many decades will pass before I am able to find a TR WP ARC FAULT GFI device on the shelves at my Home Depot since they are still selling more non tr devices than tr ones and don't...
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    As an electrician I am to follow code. If I...

    As an electrician I am to follow code. If I decided to just follow the ones I thought made some real sense then I would never put any so called arc protection devices into any jobs simply because I...
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