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    Items in (4)(d) need to be identified and listed...

    Items in (4)(d) need to be identified and listed as mentioned. I have no experience with such devices to know what is typical but keep that in mind.
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    The age of some of the mobile homes he has...

    The age of some of the mobile homes he has brought up before may very well have metallic water piping.

    But that should be taken care of in the mobile home, and keep in mind in those days you...
  3. Thread: Led 2x4 amps

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    NEC rarely refers specifically to UL when...

    NEC rarely refers specifically to UL when requiring listing, any NRTL is acceptable.
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    Now we need to question what rules were in...

    Now we need to question what rules were in existence when that was installed.

    First one is working clearances - seems like there would be good chance of that one being there at the time.
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    If they let you get away with it that is just the...

    If they let you get away with it that is just the way it is I guess, but just beware someday someone may enforce it and it is hard to argue against something that has been in the code for some time....
  6. Thread: blowing bulbs

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    I have to say I doubt solder would seal glass...

    I have to say I doubt solder would seal glass very well and should have seen that. Maybe still a possibility that the real seal sees too much heat and is compromised though.
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    Similar situation encountered occasionally is an...

    Similar situation encountered occasionally is an unfinished basement that could also be defined as a bathroom. Does that make the entire unfinished basement a bathroom or just the vicinity (that may...
  8. Thread: Safety

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    NEC is the code here, nowhere in NEC covers...

    NEC is the code here, nowhere in NEC covers inspection requirements, you need to look into local regulations that go with the AHJ.

    That said inspectors still need to comply with safety rules,...
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    I can say pretty much same thing. Plus to...

    I can say pretty much same thing.


    Plus to add a cord and plug - those typically don't last as long in outdoors and sunlight creating other hazards when they do fail. The pull out plug is a good...
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    Did you mean when 9 current carrying conductors...

    Did you mean when 9 current carrying conductors turns into 6?

    The real problem is when you have more then 10 CCC and now need to increase conductor sizes in many instances, if you can reduce to...
  11. Thread: blowing bulbs

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    Best explanation I have heard for this.

    Best explanation I have heard for this.
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    But all that was exceeded was the 240.4(D)...

    But all that was exceeded was the 240.4(D) requirement (that doesn't apply to this install), the 14 AWG applied at 75C was still protected at less then it's capacity in T310.15(16).
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    And is totally a design decision to run separate...

    And is totally a design decision to run separate neutrals not a requirement. Along with it comes more conduit fill, more current carrying conductors for conductor ampacity adjustments, more cost in...
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    do they? Take a motor with a 14 amp full load...

    do they?

    Take a motor with a 14 amp full load current from 430 part XIV tables.

    Now multiply that 14 by 1.25 and you must have a 17.5 amp conductor for most general applications.

    Chances are...
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    I have no idea how much impact this may have but...

    I have no idea how much impact this may have but is it possible high harmonics can be a problem?

    Maybe need to look closely at both voltage and current and see if something is abnormal.
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    Last two code cycles also require identifying...

    Last two code cycles also require identifying which ungrounded conductors the neutrals go with though. A single cable or single raceway with one MWBC in it is good enough for this identification, but...
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    Motor conductors are sized to the full load...

    Motor conductors are sized to the full load ampacity of the motor (and usually to 125% of FLA). Then we have two types of overcurrent protection - the branch circuit device is usually the one that...
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    I think that is fairly common in a lot of places,...

    I think that is fairly common in a lot of places, but should they specify something not NEC compliant there is a conflict if it is on the load side of service point, leaving the contractor and/or...
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    If it is just mud a fairly mild general purpose...

    If it is just mud a fairly mild general purpose cleaner should work pretty well.
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    You cook good Nebraska beef too:)

    You cook good Nebraska beef too:)
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    I'd bet high dollars that if there is a fire it...

    I'd bet high dollars that if there is a fire it has better chance of starting on cooktop or other cooking appliance instead of in wiring.
  22. Thread: blowing bulbs

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    If flicker is bad enough to be noticeable...

    If flicker is bad enough to be noticeable customers would complain about that, otherwise they flicker anyway at 60Hz but is a fast enough rate it isn't noticeable but also isn't a full off/on flicker...
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    Definition of habitable is capable of being lived...

    Definition of habitable is capable of being lived in : suitable for habitation, which in reality may be different for some then others. I guess same applies to some indoor situations:p
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    If we want to call this a kitchen, 210.70(A)(1)...

    If we want to call this a kitchen, 210.70(A)(1) requires at least one lighting outlet doesn't it? Lighting is not an option it is a requirement if it is a kitchen or any other habitable room.


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    Was a good solution 15 years ago. Today it is...

    Was a good solution 15 years ago. Today it is getting harder just to find 120 volt incandescent lamps.
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