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  1. Yes, I think they should be used, and in my case...

    Yes, I think they should be used, and in my case they are required by local amendment. Plus they make it easy to finish the run.
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    AFAIK once you change it it's changed. AHJ can go...

    AFAIK once you change it it's changed. AHJ can go ahead and accept it, but to be re-blessed by the UL, and pronounced listed again, it needs an on site UL inspection.
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    We did a job about ten years ago where the owner...

    We did a job about ten years ago where the owner paid for a new service on his building because he was making one section of it a tanning salon. He said the tanning booth people insisted he must have...
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    You have offered nothing about how AFCI breakers...

    You have offered nothing about how AFCI breakers do anything of value in real life, only what they do in the lab.
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    As soon as I put a hole in the panel or enlarge...

    As soon as I put a hole in the panel or enlarge one of the pre-punched ko's I have technically violated the UL listing.
  6. I'm glad to hear when someone is doing well. ...

    I'm glad to hear when someone is doing well.

    There is a sports radio host I like to listen to. One time I heard him pass on some advice that helped him in his career, "If you resent the success of...
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    I was about to say the same thing but you said it...

    I was about to say the same thing but you said it better.
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    We have added the floor level EXIT signs on a...

    We have added the floor level EXIT signs on a couple of motels. They were required by insurance companies, not building or fire code.
  9. Stinker of a spot to be in when a pull goes bad,...

    Stinker of a spot to be in when a pull goes bad, I agree....
    I'm not seeing how two nineties too close together adds up to an unpullable situation though.
  10. What's the application? What size wire? What size...

    What's the application? What size wire? What size pipe? How long of a pull?

    Back to back nineties may a little difficult to pull through but not impossible.
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    I find some of my best troubleshooting solutions...

    I find some of my best troubleshooting solutions come to me when I am unencumbered by the thought process.
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    Well come on with it.

    Well come on with it.
  13. Thread: Bundling??

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    Several hundred thousand houses?? How 'bout...

    Several hundred thousand houses?? How 'bout millions of 'em....I don't have data but I'll bet a smoked brisket there are at least that many houses across the nation that have "bundling issues".
    ...
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    I agree. The home runs in my house are not...

    I agree. The home runs in my house are not exposed but if you could see them they would look a lot like the picture. I don't worry about it at all.
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    That right there is a great troubleshooting...

    That right there is a great troubleshooting technique.
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    How do you get Slim out of J?

    How do you get Slim out of J?
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    By the letter of the law, yes. I agree with you....

    By the letter of the law, yes.
    I agree with you. As long as the MC is not in danger what difference it make. That is why I added the line admitting I have done the same thing.
    Finally we get at...
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    Violation. Can't use cable to support another...

    Violation. Can't use cable to support another cable. Not saying I have never done it.

    Why not use a Colorado Jim? I am quite partial to them. Or wrap the tie wrap around both MC's and then through...
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    There is good reason to to be wary of Do Gooders...

    There is good reason to to be wary of Do Gooders with the time and means to pursue their agenda.
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    I like your style. Put on the safety glasses and...

    I like your style. Put on the safety glasses and football helmet and go for it.
  21. The 30A breaker does that. Every thing downstream...

    The 30A breaker does that. Every thing downstream is protected. The code is satisfied.

    240.21 Location in Circuit
    Overcurrent protection shall be provided in each ungrounded
    circuit conductor...
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    Me too. I feel the same way.

    Me too. I feel the same way.
  23. Sticky: Poll: Wow! I'm trying to get my head around the idea....

    Wow! I'm trying to get my head around the idea. Chicago Government officials and the NEC CMP members in the same room. The immovable object meets the irresistible force.

    How many briefcases full...
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    I don't see any reason to try and get a 45A...

    I don't see any reason to try and get a 45A breaker, just use a 30A. It will be fine and if for some reason it trips you got a problem other than the breaker.
  25. And the only requirement for either is they be...

    And the only requirement for either is they be protected adequately.
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