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    This is something that can vary in interpretation...

    This is something that can vary in interpretation of the rule. Generally that interpretation will be based on wording in 110.26(A) that says "likely to require examination, adjustment, servicing, or...
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    IMO they can use any word they want, it will...

    IMO they can use any word they want, it will still be confusing to many, especially if the same root word is used for a portion of other terms.

    Grounded conductor
    Grounding electrode
    Equipment...
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    Handles on the driver may help, but after being...

    Handles on the driver may help, but after being stabbed by the rod - I am not convinced it is a guarantee something like that still can not happen.

    I have used my "handle less" driver a few times...
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    The way things are written it leaves it up to us...

    The way things are written it leaves it up to us to become creative at times.

    Take a detached garage with 10 circuits supplying it. Most will say clear violation of multiple feeds and the need for...
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    Yes we need a GEC, but we also now have...

    Yes we need a GEC, but we also now have violations regarding 225.30 if we have two circuits supplying one structure.

    Another way around this though it really doesn't make much sense is to put each...
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    Attach same equipment to something naturally...

    Attach same equipment to something naturally occurring and you don't have a "structure".

    Now if that naturally occurring "something" were not in it's naturally existing space maybe that changes...
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    From art 100 Unless the AHJ specifies that an...

    From art 100
    Unless the AHJ specifies that an item must be "UL" listed, any NRTL is generally acceptable. That specification had better be written in their policies and not an on the spot policy or...
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    I did exactly the same thing about 8 years ago....

    I did exactly the same thing about 8 years ago. Rod entered my hand just a little further toward center of my hand then the picture you posted, and exited back side of my hand. Was luck it missed all...
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    I agree, I have installed many just like...

    I agree, I have installed many just like pictured, and probably will continue to do so until I see a high number of them being pulled into the disconnect. That number AFAIK is still at zero at this...
  10. About the only load that wouldn't stall is...

    About the only load that wouldn't stall is variable torque loads like fans, I have seen many failures of fan motors due to single phasing. Constant torque loads will usually stall and you will have...
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    The subject kind of shifted to GFCI. I don't...

    The subject kind of shifted to GFCI. I don't think there is much to question on whether AFCI is required, in 2014 if it is 15/20 amps 120 volts it needs AFCI unless it is in the garage, bathroom,...
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    Mike Holt as well as the handbook are nothing...

    Mike Holt as well as the handbook are nothing more then a personal opinion - not an official NFPA interpretation. Now both sources are written by people who's opinions are highly regarded by many,...
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    If we are not allowed to use any holes not...

    If we are not allowed to use any holes not provided by manufacturers then we can all throw away our KO punching and hole cutting equipment as we are in violation of code/listings every time we use...
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    My guess, is if the meter is away from the house...

    My guess, is if the meter is away from the house they want customer to be able to disconnect the feed from meter to the house without having to call POCO, this makes their maintenance...
  15. Is the motor in any danger unless current in at...

    Is the motor in any danger unless current in at least one phase rises above full load rating? Protection designed to respond specifically to single phase conditions just happens to catch it sooner...
  16. The "other than industrial" part maybe makes it...

    The "other than industrial" part maybe makes it not an NEC defined appliance. Otherwise they are probably built in standardized sizes or types and are installed or connected as a unit.

    Water...
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    Depends on panel bus style. When it comes to plug...

    Depends on panel bus style. When it comes to plug on style breakers/panels, current QO style have fairly well protected bus. Cutler Hammer CH style isn't too bad either, though it maybe has a little...
  18. Why not? Though there is no specific mention...

    Why not?

    Though there is no specific mention of this kind of appliance or GFCI requirements in 422 for such an appliance, it certainly could fulfill the NEC definition of Appliance.

    That does...
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    Sounds typical to me. Not knowing what was all in...

    Sounds typical to me. Not knowing what was all in Smart's links - you have a capacitor here, (at least) two conductors with a charge between them with separation by an insulator. It is a very weak...
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    Use whatever you want. If you want you can run...

    Use whatever you want. If you want you can run stainless or brass RMC and pull oxygen free conductors in them as well. Might not want to conceal much of that though - just so you can show it...
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    After getting a listing for grounding it will add...

    After getting a listing for grounding it will add at least $5.00 the selling price - just because it is listed for grounding.:happyyes:



    Don't know that I entirely agree with the need to clamp...
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    But still costs a lot more when 14 AWG will get...

    But still costs a lot more when 14 AWG will get the job done:happyyes:

    Have you ever pulled 1/0 to a typical device box containing a 15 amp switch, or tried to terminate it on a 15 amp switch?
    ...
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    - if 1/0 is the chea If 1/0 is cheapest you can...

    - if 1/0 is the chea
    If 1/0 is cheapest you can get, I have some 14AWG I'd sell you for half of what you pay for 1/0, should be a great deal for both of us:)
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    I will say Gus' inspection is likely for...

    I will say Gus' inspection is likely for compliance with NEC (2008 as he mentioned). Others have added ideas that maybe need to apply but are required by 70E or other safety reasons - they may not be...
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    Calculate cost both ways, not just copper but...

    Calculate cost both ways, not just copper but raceways, fittings, LABOR, specialty equipment that may be necessary and I bet you come up with an easy answer
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