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    the biggest load is the farthest away..... 100...

    the biggest load is the farthest away.....

    100 hp. on parallel 500 mcm aluminum, 650' away.
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    thanks for that SWAG... that means it's a non...

    thanks for that SWAG... that means it's a non starter.

    i contacted the people operating the facility, and they have never
    received an electric bill since the service was turned on a year and
    a...
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    yeah. what on earth for? if it's being...

    yeah. what on earth for?

    if it's being scrapped, a porta band works well for disassembly.
    better yet is a battery operated rattle gun.

    my first though is.... if they are that old, what's the...
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    Power Factor Correction

    Industrial situation, gravel quarry.

    4 conveyors, interlinked, staged starting,
    biggest load first, to prevent largest inrush from being
    stacked on top of running loads.

    480V. 3Ph. Wye

    ...
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    eleventeen.

    eleventeen.
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    i love threads here.... we start off with a...

    i love threads here....

    we start off with a simple inquiry about a car charger,
    and eight pages later, we are attempting to divide coulombs per foot second......
    let's not forget to consider...
  7. i've seen Zinsco distribution panels that do not...

    i've seen Zinsco distribution panels that do not use the zinsco saddle breakers that straddle
    the bus. i'm assuming that the panels you have are NOT those, that your panels would be
    using the...
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    yep. when you have a raceway entering or leaving...

    yep. when you have a raceway entering or leaving a classified
    location, the FIRST fitting must be the seal off. no couplings,
    ericcson's, whatever. after than, you can have couplings, etc.
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    hey. i can pass the test, but at 60, i just can't...

    hey. i can pass the test, but at 60, i just can't pass as much.
    i've studied. i've been good. really good. honest.
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    it's been 32 years since i last had anything to...

    it's been 32 years since i last had anything to do with anything like that.
    musta been after i gave it all up, it fell out of favor.

    thinking back, the last time i ate anything like that, was a...
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    i'd never be one to argue meggers with ya, but...

    i'd never be one to argue meggers with ya, but i'm guessing the
    guy just needs to megger some branch circuits that have been covered,
    so i'm guessing romex, etc. and wonders what a good reading...
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    the entire point of a threaded fitting in a...

    the entire point of a threaded fitting in a classified location,
    is for there to be enough threads engaged, that WHEN
    the atmosphere inside the conduit/fitting/panel/whatever
    explodes, and it...
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    breathe in and breath out. perhaps you just need...

    breathe in and breath out. perhaps you just need a perspective adjustment.

    it's been a long time since i did JATC tests, but back before the dawn of the
    electron, it was pretty simple. maintain a...
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    bill...... there is nothing wrong with the fan....

    bill......
    there is nothing wrong with the fan.
    the problem is that you aren't charging enough
    per hour to help her make a sane decision.

    double your hourly rate, and that capacitor problem...
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    voltage drop, is 2% for feeders, and 3% for...

    voltage drop, is 2% for feeders, and 3% for branch circuits.
    premesis wiring only.

    the POCO service entrance conductors are not part of that.
    where on earth did you decide to include the service...
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    yup. blew that one. duh. "NPT is defined by...

    yup. blew that one. duh.

    "NPT is defined by ANSI/ASME standard B1.20.1."

    -wikipedia
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    pardon my "inner machinist" for chiming in, but...

    pardon my "inner machinist" for chiming in, but SAE pipe threads
    rated for WOG (water, oil, gas) are all tapered. electrical couplings
    are not SAE threads, just a straight thread, so they won't...
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    along with anyone who quotes those words.... so i...

    along with anyone who quotes those words.... so i guess they better get a bigger bus.....

    wherever they take us, for however long we remain there, it's in your best interest to
    request a...
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    that's the deal right there. there has been a...

    that's the deal right there.
    there has been a modification which most likely voids the UL listing.

    everything else is workmanship.
    the tie wraps on the fish paper i don't find appealing.
    i'd of...
  20. yep. concentric ko's suck. for that matter,...

    yep. concentric ko's suck.

    for that matter, i've never used sealtite as a ground....
    we are talking 6' of wire saved, and i've seen enough
    sealtite in disarray to want a proper ground wire thru...
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    hm. i think we need to take a pole here.... do we...

    hm. i think we need to take a pole here.... do we have any pole's here worth taking?
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    well, they work fine locally when you charge at...

    well, they work fine locally when you charge at home every night, while asleep.

    point to point, not such a good thing... let's say you go LA>SF... there is a spot
    in coalinga to charge... so...
  23. ginger or mary ann? admit it. you are getting...

    ginger or mary ann?
    admit it. you are getting bored.

    you've watched the professor make batteries from coconuts twice
    today, and you are slipping over the edge....
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    so it's a "someday we might need this" deal then?...

    so it's a "someday we might need this" deal then?
    might be a year or five till it's needed....

    don't butcher the distribution panel... if it's all made up, leave it be.
    phase the wires on the...
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    the onboard charger on the car adjusts for input...

    the onboard charger on the car adjusts for input voltage,
    and limits a 120 volt potential to 20 amps, and a 240 volt
    potential to 50 amps.
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