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    Granted. I believe the issue (in my case) was...

    Granted. I believe the issue (in my case) was copper wire being tapped onto the aluminum SE cable at the line side lugs with no anti-oxident (primarily because they didn't want to pay an electrician...
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    Maybe so, but I just upgraded a 100 amp service...

    Maybe so, but I just upgraded a 100 amp service to 150 thinking I had enough spaces in a 30 circuit panel. Surprisingly, I just made it. When I opened the existing panel they had numerous...
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    Haven't used one yet. Murry has had one for some...

    Haven't used one yet. Murry has had one for some time now. Seems like it might be good for a service upgrade where the HO has numerous and existing double and triple tapped breakers.
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    Make sure you have supporting documents and/or...

    Make sure you have supporting documents and/or the owner's manual in case the EI asks for it. Irrespective of whether the tub looks like it was designed for outdoor use he may ask you to provide...
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    Along the same lines and in addition to what...

    Along the same lines and in addition to what others have mentioned appliances are designed to switch the hot leg internally (just as a wall switch would do). Reversing polarity at the receptacle...
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    Did MA officially adopt the 2014 NEC ? If so and...

    Did MA officially adopt the 2014 NEC ? If so and you're bidding on new work then (unfortunately in your case) the kitchen is included under AFCI required protection. If you're still under 2011 you...
  7. Units are $43.27 plus shipping. For 6 units at...

    Units are $43.27 plus shipping. For 6 units at a time comes out to about $46.00 @ including shipping.

    http://sycomsurge.com/~sycomsur/images/products/SYC-T2%20Series.pdf
  8. I use the ones from this company. I usually buy...

    I use the ones from this company. I usually buy 6 at a time and keep 2 in my truck at all times.

    www.sycomsurge.com

    1-800-622-9904

    Model # SYC-120/240-T2

    Warranty -...
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    Sorry for not mentioning this. The start of the...

    Sorry for not mentioning this. The start of the run was in 4/3 MC cable. The aerial portion of the run was done in quad-plex and the under-ground portion was done with 3 # 3's and a # 6 THHN-II. ...
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    Thanks Augie. Great answer and...

    Thanks Augie. Great answer and explaination.:thumbsup:
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    Six switch rule - Understanding 230.71

    I recently installed a 70 amp, 240 volt, single phase service to an open air building at a day camp. The service started with a 70 amp circuit breaker at the admin bldg. then a 50' run to the...
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    I'm with you on that !!!

    I'm with you on that !!!
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    How to mis-interpret something in 3 easy lessons...

    How to mis-interpret something in 3 easy lessons :slaphead::slaphead::slaphead:
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    This is the best advice you can get for the $$$. ...

    This is the best advice you can get for the $$$. If you help you now have an implied liability.

    It's one thing for a HO to install a few receptacles or light fixtures. It's quite another to...
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    In addition to what's already been posted I would...

    In addition to what's already been posted I would suggest you join your local Chamber of Commerce and if you have a regional Chamber I would join that as well. I try to convince many of my...
  16. I actually ended up putting an outdoor CH breaker...

    I actually ended up putting an outdoor CH breaker panel in with two 30 amp breakers. Had the original hack used Polaris insulated bugs it may have passed as taps. However, in his infinite wisdom he...
  17. I see your point. I still wouldn't have...

    I see your point. I still wouldn't have terminated it that way though. That's why I thought the outdoor breaker panel was the better way to go.
  18. No electrical contractor worth his salt would...

    No electrical contractor worth his salt would have done work like this. This was done by a builder looking to get work done for little or nothing at all. However, after 12 + years I doubt we'll...
  19. Interesting opinion. I don't think the person...

    Interesting opinion. I don't think the person who did this installation intentionally wanted to harm anyone. They were just cheap, unscrupulous individuals looking to avoid paying someone like us...
  20. At 50' with aluminum SER cable ? I agree.

    At 50' with aluminum SER cable ?

    I agree.
  21. This should be a criminal offense with no statute of limitations

    Sometime last year I posted this photo of an electric service to a house in a very wealthy community in northern NJ. I say this because I can't understand why wealthy people look to save $$ by...
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    I agree with the others here. When you measure...

    I agree with the others here. When you measure it's 12 linear feet between receptacles. As an example, after you place the first receptacle you measure 5' to the corner and then 7' to the next...
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    This was the response I got from NFPA a few...

    This was the response I got from NFPA a few months ago and it worked fine :
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    Check this compatability list by Eaton. You'll...

    Check this compatability list by Eaton. You'll have to print it out and get a magnifying glass. Could they make it any smaller :rant::rant::rant: ???
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    Thanks K. Information I received from my supply...

    Thanks K. Information I received from my supply house is that they are not required but that doesn't mean they're correct. I'll try calling the State or local EI and ask him.
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