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    It is on the bathroom lighting circuit. The GFCI...

    It is on the bathroom lighting circuit. The GFCI line side is powered by a conventional wall switch,the same power that is supplying vanity lights. The load side of the GFCI is only protecting the...
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    Shower exhaust fans

    I have a job where the bath fan located in the shower trips the GFCI on an inconsistent basis.
    The unit can work fine for a month then all of a sudden trip the ground fault.

    I have replaced the...
  3. Thread: Pool pump motor

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    Pool pump motor

    Got a call from a customer who tells me that his 2 hp 2 speed pool pump motor will run on high speed, but when he switches to low speed it shuts off after 10 seconds or so. It will continue to run on...
  4. Thread: LB 2 Inch

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    Conductor fill may be ok but you might want to...

    Conductor fill may be ok but you might want to check the minimum bending radius if it's installed in the form of a jacketed SER cable.
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    Led lamp/ trim combination

    Can anyone direct me to a l e d trim/lamp assembly that is instant on, and reliably dimmable? Seems that many work well with a conventional switch but once you dim them(even using mfgr recommended...
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    Residential wall oven disconnect

    Recently installed a 40A 120/240 residential wall oven. Unit is supplied with a FMC whip and factory installed conductors. Only means of connecting is a J-box in cabinet above unit.

    I installed a...
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    Orange box store LED trims

    Has anyone here used the commercial electric brand T65 LED trims? It seems to be a decent product for the price. The problem is that the dimmers that are listed to be compatible with the product has...
  8. Thread: 6"can lights

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    6"can lights

    I have a 28'x28'finished basement space. It has 2 42" windows on 1 exterior wall. It's a general purpose rec type room with 8' drop ceiling. Person who is helping the owner with her lighting tells me...
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    When you say load calc are you referring to the...

    When you say load calc are you referring to the size of service feeding the building?Machine nameplates indicate 31 amps which includes all optional "add on" features available. Physical space does...
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    Amp draw/ industrial machine

    I got a call from a shop owner who is purchasing a piece of cnc equipment. They currently have 3 of these types of machines in place. Each is fed from a dedicated 120/240v Delta 3phase 50 amp...
  11. Thread: Nm staples

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    Nm staples

    Some manufacturers specify the number of NM cables that can be placed under their product.most all I have seen states (2) 14/2 (2) 12/2. I recently found a brand that only says'"for securing 14/2...
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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...
  15. 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.
  16. Thread: Bath tub space

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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...
  17. 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...
  21. 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.
  23. Thread: noisy bath fan

    by nizak
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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...
  24. 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.
  25. Thread: noisy bath fan

    by nizak
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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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