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    It was also the intent of limiting the risk and...

    It was also the intent of limiting the risk and effects of the loss of power In patient rooms. If one circuit was tripped/shut off, it should not affect the other circuits in a patients rooms, both...
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    Handle tie hospital emergency circuit

    It appears to be an unintentional loop hole in the code. Receptacles on the same yoke have to have a common disconnect if there is more than one cicuit feeling it. I have seen where mutiwires...
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    Yes i did forget about it, lol . it came to my...

    Yes i did forget about it, lol . it came to my mind recently on some work we are trouble shooting .
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    I was curious of your opinion of the AFCI...

    I was curious of your opinion of the AFCI requirement being made when there wasn't enough testing in the field, and a slow phase in like gfcis. Also what do you think of the poll someone had on this...
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    Tom, that's basically what that article is...

    Tom,

    that's basically what that article is talking about, the system has to be grounded. The secondary side of the control transformer will have to have one of the conductors connected to the...
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    Low voltage control grounding

    I normally ground one of the conductors of the secondary of a control transformer 24ac (277 to 24v). I know others in my area claim its not necessary according NEC 250.20, 21. Since most of the...
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    Its my understanding that even with a pull chain,...

    Its my understanding that even with a pull chain, it still has to be close to the entry point, since that's the only way to 'control' the attic light.
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    Light required in attic?

    Are all attics considered 'storage' spaces, ? At least it has a ceiling height high enough for a person to walk in (the center only). There's a code debate that is being had on whether a light is...
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    Have you made a purposal to do that? This...

    Have you made a purposal to do that?



    This is true, but isn't this what most inspectors do too, if they see something they think is wrong, they try to find a code to support their idea? isn't...
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    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking maybe 2014...

    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking maybe 2014 NEC 110.12 Mechanical Execution of Work. Electrical equipment shall be installed in a neat and workmanlike manner.

    It mentions the informational...
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    Light switch behind door

    I thought there was a change in the code that prevented dwelling units from having the light switch for the light that are behind the door, or not quickly accessible upon entry.

    The only thing...
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    Small bathroom light close to Shower

    I wanted to know others opinion on a vanity light that is right next to the shower, like less than an inch. here is the link

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    That maybe, but most that I have seen have those...

    That maybe, but most that I have seen have those instructions. Also, UL requires that fan/light combo units be gfci protected. If it is just a light then you might get away with not having it...
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    By the way, I forgot to mention the 'hot' tub. It...

    By the way, I forgot to mention the 'hot' tub. It is still a tub. ;-) NEC 680.43(B)(1)
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    Public areas of 2 family Dwelling

    This maybe a building code debate, but it concerns NEC 210.25 Common Area Branch Circuits. A buddy of mine just had a major remodel done on his duplex (two family unit) and it is a top and bottom...
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    I'm going to have to DISagree in part with...

    I'm going to have to DISagree in part with electricmanscott and iwire. If this is in a park trailer or if the manufacturer instructions say so and that tub has a 'shower head' like most do, then...
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    Neutral at swich box

    In resindential how many of you are running 14/3. Romex for your projects. Have there been much more cost on these jobs ?

    Im also trying to remember the original reason the Nec required this dont...
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    I have also found that Autotransformers require...

    I have also found that Autotransformers require common trip circuit breakers. 2014 NEC 450.5(1) AND (2) and (3)
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    That is true, and yet it still doesn't explain...

    That is true, and yet it still doesn't explain the NEC's reasoning ;-) . I found an interesting article dated a few years back (2003) about common trip and handle ties. Apparently at one point they...
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    I understand how the common trip works. Just...

    I understand how the common trip works. Just trying to clarify what the NEC actually says about it. As in IWIREs example i have seen many new jobs in residential where they used a handle tie. For...
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    Ok, Im looking at that one too. I am still not...

    Ok, Im looking at that one too. I am still not seeing where a dryer would be required to have a common trip, and not be allowed to use a handle tie. Unless I am reading this wrong? it says Line to...
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    I am looking in the 2014 NEC 240.12 and I do not...

    I am looking in the 2014 NEC 240.12 and I do not see what you are referring to. What code year are you using??
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    Can anyone name a situation in the code where a...

    Can anyone name a situation in the code where a common trip, (not handle tie) would be required for a single phase 120/240 load? I used to think that 240v water heaters needed a common trip, but...
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    Common Trips and Handle ties

    I have seen this happen again where 1 leg of the 240v single phase circuit was tripped and the other was not in this house. They did have a 'listed' handle tie. I know NEC 240.15(B)(2) allows one...
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    Thanks for the replyiess. Im thinking these guys...

    Thanks for the replyiess. Im thinking these guys might go with the striped wire for the voltage on this. I know others do not like using the orange because the NEC actually uses orange for the 'high...
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