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    Not subject to ADA. A conventional stat is...

    Not subject to ADA. A conventional stat is usually at 60", it just seemed like that was too high.
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    In floor heat thermostat height

    Does anyone here know the recommended mounting height for a thermostat controlling in floor electric heat? I have looked through a couple manufacturers install guides and they say "at an appropriate...
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    One item that usually comes up in conversation is...

    One item that usually comes up in conversation is that lights blink when a high wattage device(vaccum motor starting) is turned on.Many times an A/C condenser will cause blinking on any circuit when...
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    #14 or #12 awg/residential wiring

    Do most contractors here who mainly do residential work use #14 for general purpose receps and lighting? Do some municipalities require #12 as the minimum regardless of what load it's serving?
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    yes. Would electric heat nameplate rating @100%...

    yes. Would electric heat nameplate rating @100% be correct?
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    I had an inspector 3 years ago require GFCI...

    I had an inspector 3 years ago require GFCI protection in a similar situation. He said that the concrete floor was the reason that GFCI protection was needed. He made the comparison to a residential...
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    in floor heat/ load calculation

    Where in a load calculation would you insert values for in floor heat installed under ceramic tile? Thanks.
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    Finished basement space

    If a basement has finished space ( walls are drywall, drop ceiling) but the floor is painted concrete, do the receptacles have to be GFCI protected? It's not the cost of the GFCI protection that I'm...
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    bath fan/light gfci protected

    Does anyone here have problems with gfci's tripping when you have a bath fan/light installed in the ceiling of a shower? I use Broan QT series fan/light combos and seem to be having a lot of issues...
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    Homeline 40/80 panel

    Has anyone here been using Sq D Home line 200amp 40/80 panels?
    The two that I recently installed seem to have "slop" in the bus attachment to the breaker.I'm noticing it when I plug the breakers in...
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    Have you experienced using any of the plug on...

    Have you experienced using any of the plug on type?
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    plug in style secondary surge protector

    Has anyone here had experience using the QO brand plug in type secondary surge protector? The specific product I'm looking at is the QO 217SB. The current panel arrangement at the job in question is...
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    gfci recep warm to touch

    Has anyone experienced gfci receptacles feeling warm to the touch? Recently did a new build using Leviton X7599-R3W (part#) and owner called saying the devices and cover plates felt warm. These are...
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    residential floor receptacle

    What is the maximum distance that a floor receptacle can be placed from a railing ? In this case there is 11' of spindle and rail that run along one side of the room. The other side of the rail is...
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    LED/Incandescent lamps in Recessed can lights

    Been using Halo H7ICAT 6" cans for quite some time. The lamp selection that is printed on the label inside the housing does not give any info regarding the use of LED lamps.It gives the trim # and...
  16. Thread: Pendant height

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    Pendant height

    Can I get some dimensions on how high pendant fixtures are normally placed above a kitchen island top. Does 30-36" sound reasonable?
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    working space requirements

    Never ran into this situation. I have a residential 120/240V flush mount panel located in a garage wall. Mechanical contractor needs to run a 1/2" black iron gas pipe adjacent to the panel to feed a...
  18. Thread: outdoor hot tub

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    outdoor hot tub

    Haven't done a new tub install in several years.Are the bonding requirements the same as a pool as far as if the unit is going to sit on a newly poured concrete pad?

    3' beyond tub perimeter
    Wire...
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    Thanks for the ideas. When I originally scoped...

    Thanks for the ideas. When I originally scoped the job I stupidly checked the building exterior make up on the opposite side of where I was going to be doing the work.
    I assumed the whole building...
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    Styrofoam type building exterior.

    I looked at a job today, the building exterior was originally cement block and now it has a 2" thick foam board(exterior thin skin, Styrofoam behind) covering it. I need to split an existing...
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    PVC expansion joints

    In reading the code in regard to expansion joints in pvc conduit it says that in a straight run between securely mounted items you have to compensate for expansion. I have a run approx. 40' along the...
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    pool light junction box

    If the cord assembly for a pool light is long enough to reach directly to the pool equipment area does it have to terminate specifically in a listed pool junction box? I have 4 pool lights all within...
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    pool light junction box

    Could anyone point me to a pool light j-box that has the capability to accept (2) niche light cords. I have a 3 hole j- box now but it only provides 1 of the 3 entries with a strain relief for the...
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    IT enclosure grounding

    I have a customer who called and said they need to ground their enclosure that houses their servers and equipment. Apparently it has been in use for years without. First thing the IT manager says...
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    Combination USB/ Receptacle

    Doing a new build and customer wants quite a few of the combo USB/receptacle devices installed.Not at all familiar with them.I notice different amp ratings 3.1,4.3, what's the most common product...
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