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  1. What a fantastic way to expose homeowners to...

    What a fantastic way to expose homeowners to opening up their panels and trying to replace their own circuit breakers you put in with standard style ones. (assuming of course those will even be on...
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    I won't be surprised when somebody discovers the...

    I won't be surprised when somebody discovers the newer ''less trip happy'' arc fault versions are a regular style circuit breaker with a pushbutton that trips the breaker to off position when pushed...
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    An hour ago when I first read the thread, it was...

    An hour ago when I first read the thread, it was 5:30 am. I just woke up. I read it as requiring meggering before sheetrock goes up.


    My bad......
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    What code section is your inspector using to...

    What code section is your inspector using to demand such testing from you?
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    Its simple. Somebody invents, then pays off CMP...

    Its simple. Somebody invents, then pays off CMP members, then code changes to mandate new invention, then inventor/company making said device gets fat off of profit gained from the extortion. ...
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    I can send you lots of pictures of it if you...

    I can send you lots of pictures of it if you like.......:happyyes:
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    Don't forget kids, the 5 foot part refer's to...

    Don't forget kids, the 5 foot part refer's to interior connections. Code states a metal water pipe in contact with soil for at least ten feet qualifies as a grounding electrode. Such a pipe is...
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    That is a requirement for communications type...

    That is a requirement for communications type wiring, and is addressed in various Chapter 7 sections of the NEC
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    Nobody will produce proof , because there is...

    Nobody will produce proof , because there is none. When they take out the gfi function, you are left with a plain old style breaker that has a coiled tail and a trip button. $$$
  10. Sticky: Poll: I agree completely with this, but at Mike's forum...

    I agree completely with this, but at Mike's forum I am a gentleman and behave myself, but if you want my unfettered responses to the Afci issue, go look at other forums where I get a large bit more...
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    I could run that thru my filter and publish the...

    I could run that thru my filter and publish the results at ET if you wish......
  12. Sticky: Poll: Excellent post. You left one thing out however. ...

    Excellent post. You left one thing out however. Upstream arcing faults , from loose connections either at the service drop connections or even at the utility pole, or inside utility transformer...
  13. Sticky: Poll: Allright. I finally got into a thread that gets...

    Allright. I finally got into a thread that gets made into a sticky. Twenty years of climbing up the mountain. 8-)
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    Those of us who were working in the trade back in...

    Those of us who were working in the trade back in the seventies and even earlier for some probably experienced more problems with the mixed connections of copper to aluminum than what is encountered...
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    Ok, now it is two Jedi Knights.....8-)

    Ok, now it is two Jedi Knights.....8-)
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    I have a question regarding 314.23 (B) (1)

    I found myself involved in a discussion with a Jedi Knight about using the two holes in a 4'' square metal box to secure to a wood stud using screws. My understanding as it were is the referenced...
  17. My Harris unit has served me well going on thirty...

    My Harris unit has served me well going on thirty years now. Not sure what model number it is , but it sure has taken a beating and still performs flawlessly. Like a Greenlee hacksaw.
  18. Sticky: Poll: Are you...... are you .. saying..... there has...

    Are you...... are you .. saying..... there has been a conspiracy?
  19. Sticky: Poll: If this poll were two years ago, I would be...

    If this poll were two years ago, I would be saying nuke them out of the NEC. But I know they have improved false trip reliability a great deal in the last two years, Finally. It would be nice if...
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    Eaton's newer ones are ok. The older 6'' long...

    Eaton's newer ones are ok. The older 6'' long ones were so bad, Eaton owes me thousands of dollars for chasing ghosts and replacing and replacing again a 42 dollar device that was plainly defective...
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    That looks like a form of an induction coil or...

    That looks like a form of an induction coil or transformer to me. I'm curious to see what the delta is on the two cables voltage.
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    In my experience advancing age has effected the...

    In my experience advancing age has effected the conductivity of the wood..............................
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    I kinda lost interest in this thread, but I...

    I kinda lost interest in this thread, but I wouldn't mind meeting this Suzie Homemaker broad. I wanna straighten her out real good for putting the fridge in front of the panel.
  24. Thread: 2 pole gfi

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    Excessive radio waves can trip a gfi but I kinda...

    Excessive radio waves can trip a gfi but I kinda bet that is not going to be it. What are the voltage reading on the tub's line side lugs?
    Line to line, line to neutral, line to equipment ground?
  25. Thread: 2 pole gfi

    by macmikeman
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    Probably has a defect in the test button circuit...

    Probably has a defect in the test button circuit having failed to take itself out of ''test'' I would try another gfi breaker and see if that clears things up.
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