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    Boxes are supported by framing above t/g ceiling....

    Boxes are supported by framing above t/g ceiling. My concern was is that the wood is a combustible surface.
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    Surface mount fixtures/ wood ceiling

    Is it a code violation to install surface mount lighting fixtures on a tongue and groove wood ceiling? I have seen it done, but can't ever remember doing it. Have installed recessed lighting in wood...
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    Long residential home runs

    Got a job where the utility service ended up entering the house at the opposite end of where originally planned.Kitchen, laundry, garage, a/c etc are now at the furthest point away from panel. I am...
  4. Thread: Bath tub space

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    She claims it was there at final, she purchased...

    She claims it was there at final, she purchased it. The home was custom built. If she wants lighting over this one it will be recessed or nothing.
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    The garden tub or soaking tub the HO told me...

    The garden tub or soaking tub the HO told me about was located in the master bathroom. My guess is that either the inspector never went in the bathroom or was unfamiliar with the code. I don't see...
  6. Thread: Bath tub space

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    Bath tub space

    Is any type of hanging light fixture allowed to be installed directly over a bath tub? I read 410.10(D). Reason I am asking is I am wiring a new home for a customer and am being told that the home...
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    Permanent wire connections

    Is it common to use crimp connectors(pt70) and tape to make up connections vs conventional wire nuts? The application is lighting and general purpose receptacle junction boxes in an addition to an...
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    Good thought. 20' ft of 10/2 NM stubbed from...

    Good thought. 20' ft of 10/2 NM stubbed from basement to garage attic would be money well spent.
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    Home shop equipment

    Would like opinions on the following.
    I am doing the electrical on a new residential build.Owner tells me that she will be using a portion of the garage for woodworking. There are a variety of...
  10. Thread: 6/3 nm-b

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    6/3 nm-b

    Is it code compliant to install a 60amp breaker on 6/3 nm-b cable? The application is an indoor hot tub and the mfg's install sheet says 60amp circuit required. I know with certainty that a 50amp...
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    Has your customer contacted the utility. Maybe...

    Has your customer contacted the utility. Maybe they could achieve a 10% boost within the xfmr serving the residence. Seems what you are proposing would be quite expensive. Just a thought.
  12. Thread: noisy bath fan

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    Found the culprit today with the noisy fan. I...

    Found the culprit today with the noisy fan. I went up in the attic and found that the 4" flex duct had gotten wedged into one of the truss crotches. It was a sharp 90 deg bend and restricted by at...
  13. Thread: noisy bath fan

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    Will install noisy motor/impeller assembly in one...

    Will install noisy motor/impeller assembly in one of the other housings and see what happens.
  14. Thread: noisy bath fan

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    noisy bath fan

    Anybody here know much about ducting creating excessive fan noise?

    I have 4 newly installed QT series bath fans. All are 80 cfm, same model,same mounting means,and same diameter flex duct.3 of...
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    LED lamps and dimmers

    I am looking for help in finding a LED lamp and compatible dimmer. Application will be 6" Halo ICAT housing. An equivalent to a 65W R30 flood is what I would like. I have tried several manufacturer...
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    kitchen lighting retro

    Looking for some suggestions on the following job.

    I have an existing kitchen that has upper level living space above(no attic access). General contractor wants me to quote installing recessed can...
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    Indoor hydromassage tub

    Are enclosed recessed can trims required over hdromassage bath tubs? If so, could you post the article# Thanks.
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    grid ceiling fixture mount

    Does anyone here have a problem with the ceiling tile wanting to raise up in the grid when installing a surface mount fixture? Using a Caddy 512 for instance.I always end up having to wedge something...
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    The hour was a bit of an exaggeration. I'm sure...

    The hour was a bit of an exaggeration. I'm sure half of that the time was spent bitching to the G/C about letting the excavator install PVC when a phone call could have had me there in 30 minutes.
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    voltage drop question

    I have a 120v sewage pump that is located in an outside tank system. The system has 3 floats and a 1hp pump. The remote exterior control panel nameplate is telling me to figure the pump draw at 16...
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    Is the requirement for GFI on the fans for...

    Is the requirement for GFI on the fans for personal protection? If so, it would seem that more people would be standing in the tub or shower replacing a lamp(quite possibly with the switch on) then...
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    GFCI protection for shower cans

    Was there ever a NEC requirement for GFCI protection of recessed can lights above a shower or tub? I know that bath fans installed over a tub or shower have a manufacturers requirement for GFCI...
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    Would vinyl be considered a "combustible surface"?

    Would vinyl be considered a "combustible surface"?
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    HID wall pak installed on vinyl siding

    I was talking to a building owner today and he asked about installing wall pak lighting around the perimeter of a building that is vinyl sided. Is there any code that prohibits installing HID type...
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    Commercial space renovation

    I am looking into doing some renovation work on a small 4 tenant commercial space. The structure is an older large home that over time has been crudely divided into 4 small commercial spaces.Each...
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