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    Oh you can nitpick all you want, I'm married with...

    Oh you can nitpick all you want, I'm married with children. No what I have is a 200 amp panel with a 200 amp bus bar feeding a 400 amp panel.

    Or to reexplain it in solar terms, solar array to...
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    I don't mind if someone questions my call, just...

    I don't mind if someone questions my call, just make sure you bring something to back it up with.

    I once told a contractor, "if this conversation starts with, once upon a time, I've never heard...
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    https://www.jadelearning.com/jadelearning/thejunct...

    https://www.jadelearning.com/jadelearning/thejunctionbox/2014-nec-705-12d2-understanding-pv-interconnections/
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    Ok if you really read that section it only talks...

    Ok if you really read that section it only talks about the location of the solar breaker, also if you have a 200 panel + 90 amps of solar + everything else I'm guessing that 90% of the time you are...
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    Then they would need to submit that (along with...

    Then they would need to submit that (along with photos) at plan check. Correct? Also he trying to add 90 amps of solar.
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    705.12(D)(2)(3)(b) says exactly what I said. ...

    705.12(D)(2)(3)(b) says exactly what I said. Where two sources, one utility and the other an inverter, are located at opposite ends of the busbar that contains loads, the sum of 125% of the inverter...
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    What the code says is that you are only allowed...

    What the code says is that you are only allowed 120% of solar load on a service panel which is calculated as the main breaker + solar breaker, so on a 200 amp panel you would only be allowed 40 amps...
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    PV plan check

    I have a company which keeps submitting plans for a solar system with a battery back up. The plans show a 200 amp main service feeding a 400 amp panel board with a 200 amp main breaker then a 90 amp...
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    I think it's NECA that has a standard for...

    I think it's NECA that has a standard for checking flood damaged electrical systems. I've never read it as we don't get that much rain here.
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    But you also went over there when no one else was...

    But you also went over there when no one else was around so no other distractions, and you were gonna show them, so you busted your butt, and while you may be right, could you keep that pace up all...
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    My question would be, you have two guys now and...

    My question would be, you have two guys now and you have dead time for them, yet you want to add a third guy? Wouldn't you be better off getting some jobs and let your guys work the OT or whatever...
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    We had an issue where we were wearing out air...

    We had an issue where we were wearing out air compressors so we set it up so A-B ran a week then B-C, then C-A, and so on. Lots of relays and such. Real problem was when something went wrong, there...
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    I used to meet the FD investigators at the scenes...

    I used to meet the FD investigators at the scenes and give my opinion and we go along pretty well. Just before he retired he introduced me to his replacement, who was an older guys and actually a...
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    While it feels like regular copier paper, it...

    While it feels like regular copier paper, it could be a little heavier. You could contact NFPA and they might be able to tell you.
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    I heard a story from one investigator, about...

    I heard a story from one investigator, about another investigator, about a fire being blamed on electrical, when told that he needed to find another cause, he became quite up set and asked how the...
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    Well since it's pavers it doesn't matter what...

    Well since it's pavers it doesn't matter what would work better, but a bonding ring is still required, even if it was grass. Could the ground water be carrying current? like was mentioned before,...
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    oh then in that case you were incorrect. Two...

    oh then in that case you were incorrect. Two layers of 5/8's on both sides with a 2/4 or steel stud in between is a two hour assembly. Not the only way, but the most common.
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    Did they put in the required bonding ring?

    Did they put in the required bonding ring?
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    ok I give what's the IIRC?

    ok I give what's the IIRC?
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    That is correct.

    That is correct.
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    Hotels do not fall under the IRC.

    Hotels do not fall under the IRC.
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    I have yahoo and very little of that stuff get's...

    I have yahoo and very little of that stuff get's through to my regular in box, but I get 50 plus a day that go to the spam box. It takes time as you have to go to each one and block it, problem is,...
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    here most, if not all, essential services...

    here most, if not all, essential services buildings have a generator, (PD, FD, hospitals, EOC's, etc) Not sure if it's a law or just really good practice, it would be awful, in an emergency, if you...
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    Ours here used to be great and I only dealt with...

    Ours here used to be great and I only dealt with one planner for the whole city, now there are multiples for both commercial and residential. They keep changing the rules every few months and then...
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    I don't require one, but I see it a lot when the...

    I don't require one, but I see it a lot when the engineers are from the Midwest.
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