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  1. yes, you would need the ground to be #6. this...

    yes, you would need the ground to be #6.
    this bit me in the ass a couple years ago...

    i had a 500' emt run feeding a wifi repeater.
    i did not have to use a ground, but if i used a ground,
    it...
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    this is what i use. UL listed for the purpose....

    this is what i use. UL listed for the purpose.
    expensive, but it works. the manufacturer
    says it will not scorch pipe... not exactly accurate.
    anything burning this much gas will scorch damn
    near...
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    i just put in a ground on a new piece of gear....

    i just put in a ground on a new piece of gear. the ground rod comes up inside the gear, and is stubbed up 6".
    below the pour, a 3/0 copper is burndy irrevocably connected to the ground rod, and...
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    stub it up a foot and cap it. when dry, cut it...

    stub it up a foot and cap it.
    when dry, cut it off flush.

    the irrigation folks make a plug
    that goes inside pvc... put in without
    glue.. when time comes to remove,
    put a wood screw in, and...
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    hypress, 90 degrees C. with 3/8" grade 8 US made...

    hypress, 90 degrees C.
    with 3/8" grade 8 US made allen head cap screws, grade 8 washers, grade 8 nylocks.
    42 ft. lbs of torque. no come loose, no get hot.
    ...
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    there are other sources of portable liquid energy...

    there are other sources of portable liquid energy that you don't have to
    dig for, drill for, and deal with all the crap in the middle east for....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algae_fuel

    the...
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    with wind turbines? not more than a handful......

    with wind turbines? not more than a handful... the hard part is to throw them high enough
    to reach the blades.
  8. yeah. go get two sheets of plywood. rip them...

    yeah. go get two sheets of plywood.

    rip them 16" wide. put 2x4's along the front and
    back edges, and screw them to the wall at the appropriate height.
    put some kickers down to the floor.

    you...
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    it's easier to lasso and work with, but it sucks...

    it's easier to lasso and work with, but it sucks when a customer wants to plug in a
    larger load.... so i use #12 for all receptacles, and #14 for all lights, etc.

    with LED lighting becoming...
  10. this one needs to have a sensor that can pick up...

    this one needs to have a sensor that can pick up cars going by on the 405 freeway, 200 yards away.

    no, a 365 day asshological timeclock will do nicely. along with the forms certifying it complies...
  11. Thread: Screwdrivers

    by Fulthrotl
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    "the coffee you are about to enjoy is very, very...

    "the coffee you are about to enjoy is very, very hot."
  12. Thread: 277v tl&p

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    remember the formula IsquaredR? torque will...

    remember the formula IsquaredR? torque will square, not double.

    so you'll have FOUR times as fast a screw up as you were expecting.
    if you reduct the voltage to zero, you'll have an infinite...
  13. but you're in joisey...? this is left coast...

    but you're in joisey...?

    this is left coast koolaid, at least at this point in time.

    got a call from one of my customers, asking yesterday about that
    calcatwhachakallit thing. seems a local...
  14. Thread: License Help

    by Fulthrotl
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    hm. i'm jet lagged, so if this doesn't make any...

    hm. i'm jet lagged, so if this doesn't make any sense, blame american airlines.

    could you sit for a contractors license in california? C-10 is the classification.
    if you could qualify and pass...
  15. been out of town... just logged in. i price...

    been out of town... just logged in.

    i price the same way fast or slow, pretty much.
    i'm charging a fair price for the work i do. the
    funny thing is, as i've moved more into the work
    i prefer,...
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    a calculator has never helped me much during a...

    a calculator has never helped me much during a wire pull.... how does that work?
  17. 1: you answered the phone. that'll teach you to...

    1: you answered the phone. that'll teach you to leave that damn thing alone.

    2: "i'm sorry, but my work constraints at this time do not permit me the time
    that this job will require. i wish you...
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    as i don't know what it is, either... i can't...

    as i don't know what it is, either... i can't tell you it isn't so
    until you tell me what it is....
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    3/4"

    3/4"
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    if the secondary winding isn't tapped for a...

    if the secondary winding isn't tapped for a neutral, well, going in with
    a piece of aluminum bus and a tig welder may affect the ul listing a bit.

    you need a place to land X0 somewhere, and...
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    i'm not getting this.... if you have 2K amps...

    i'm not getting this.... if you have 2K amps available, it'a available everywhere on the
    bus, in the event of a short circuit.

    using the same theory, i could take a 40 amp circuit, and tie two...
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    there is PPE up to 100 calorie arc flash level. ...

    there is PPE up to 100 calorie arc flash level.

    when i received my arc flash training from the public utility i worked for,
    the trainer said that arc flash protection above 40 calories was not...
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    yep... or... i can go down to the end of the...

    yep... or... i can go down to the end of the gear, and there is a separate 100 amp main on it's own meter....
    and i can hit *that*..... and that is what's gonna happen.... i'll redraw it monday,...
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    his premise is that after the ocpd, it's not a...

    his premise is that after the ocpd, it's not a tap, it's a feeder. before the ocpd, it's a tap.
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    yes. if i want to go off the load side of the 800...

    yes. if i want to go off the load side of the 800 amp main, the AHJ wants parallell 500 mcm to a 400 amp switch,
    with reducers to 100 amp fuse size. that will cost $3k in materials. screw that,...
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