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    I will be changing non grounding type receptacles...

    I will be changing non grounding type receptacles to grounding type with no existing ground wire and using a dual purpose AFCI/GFCI breaker. Locally we are required to AFCI protect if replacing...
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    Since I only do this part time I am just reaching...

    Since I only do this part time I am just reaching for whatever info I can find. I know my friend has had a few problems with arc fault protection.

    I am bidding on a job where I will deal with arc...
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    It's the Siemens Intelli-Arc Fault Diagnostic...

    It's the Siemens Intelli-Arc Fault Diagnostic Tool if you don't want to click on the link.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    Arc fault tools

    I asked last week about using a megger to check old wiring out to see it might work with an arc fault breaker. Anyone have experience with this tool and know if it is worth trying?...
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    Thanks for the correction. So do you think if...

    Thanks for the correction.

    So do you think if the old wire is verified not to be sharing neutrals with other circuits and tests clear with a megger, will it stand up without nuisance tripping? I'm...
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    Testing old wiring before arc fault protection

    I read in another post where someone tracked down a wire fault using a megger and it got me thinking.

    I don't have much experience with arc fault breakers, but a friend of mine says he has a lot...
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    Poll: I don't see why not either but I feel it is not...

    I don't see why not either but I feel it is not proper. Just haven't found something to back it up. If I were the inspector I wouldn't fail it without quoting the code it violated. It might even be a...
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    Poll: Duplex receptacle inside fire alarm panel

    Had a friend who owns and alarm company call me today. One of his employees installed a receptacle in a handy box inside a Firelite fire alarm panel. He tapped off the 120V feeding the alarm panel....
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    Maybe 25 years ago I worked with an electrician...

    Maybe 25 years ago I worked with an electrician who made his own hot box. I can't remember if it was 4" or 6" PVC we were bending. He took a propane barbecue grill and cut holes in both ends of the...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I think I will...

    Thanks for the suggestions. I think I will replace it with this load center and fix the other problems while I'm at it. One panel hanging on the wall would be best.
    ...
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    I do need to look closer. I took this picture...

    I do need to look closer. I took this picture during a driveby quick look on my lunch break. Not sure what is going on with the wires going to the inside panel. Appears to be extra green marked wires...
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    Correct way to tap for a sub panel

    What would be the correct way if any to tap off this main to add a sub panel on the wall just below it? It would be difficult to come out of the panel this feeds.

    I see a neutral lug but the...
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    Thanks. I figured it was the ground fault...

    Thanks. I figured it was the ground fault tripping.
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    Z-Wave switch tripping arc fault breaker

    I'm getting this second hand so I don't have all the details.

    Had someone who installs Z-Wave light switches for home automation give me a call. He said his Leviton or Jasco Z-wave switches are...
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    Lost neutral?

    I don't know why I can't remember. I don't do this full time anymore. I haven't been there yet but a friend just called asking for advice.

    I originally thought lost neutral but now leaning...
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    I found a loose one inside a wall on a modular...

    I found a loose one inside a wall on a modular home during a trouble. It wasn't burned, so I just plugged in in tight and put things back together. I believe it was listed for use inside the wall.
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    Thank you. That was very helpful.

    Thank you. That was very helpful.
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    Load calc question for welder

    I don't do this often enough to be proficient at it. I am running a calculation for a friend of mine who really knows nothing about the calculations. Since I'm the brains of the outfit and I am not...
  19. A friend of mine who does parking lot lighting...

    A friend of mine who does parking lot lighting repairs found out the hard way that you don't need to touch the wires to get a jolt.

    He said his muscles clenched up while in his bucket truck and...
  20. I was talking to a friend of mine a week or so...

    I was talking to a friend of mine a week or so ago. He had a customer wanting him to document all the wiring in a house was safe.

    My friend responded by stating that he is an electrician, not an...
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    Around here in Louisville KY about 30 years ago...

    Around here in Louisville KY about 30 years ago we used to bond the bushing to the neutral in the meter base of the many 100 amp services I built. This was even when there was not a separate lug for...
  22. Thread: Am I Crazy?

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    I mostly got my EC license and insurance to...

    I mostly got my EC license and insurance to protect myself while doing side jobs. Been licensed as a master since 1995. When I first got licensed as a contractor in 2010 I tried to advertise but soon...
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    Thanks all. They seem to have accepted my new...

    Thanks all. They seem to have accepted my new calculation.
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    Yes it is a detached garage. It will have an...

    Yes it is a detached garage.

    It will have an outside receptacle, so that would mean it needs at least 2 circuits. Then maybe the "220 volt" requirement might make sense if running a multiwire...
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    220V required for residential garage?

    A potential customer told me something yesterday that I thought was bogus.

    She was having a large storage shed moved and a 2 car garage built in it's place. The shed was already fed with a small 4...
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