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    Table 248 has this information attached to...

    Table 248 has this information attached to it:"The following values of full-load currents are for motors running at usual speeds and motors with normal torque characteristics. The voltages listed are...
  2. Thread: sizing condlets

    by kwired
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    I have to admit I see violations here quite often...

    I have to admit I see violations here quite often and know I have violated it myself many times. Can't really claim to have found any failures due to such violations though, but they certainly can be...
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    It is possible (probably likely) that the cold...

    It is possible (probably likely) that the cold resistance and hot resistance of your elements is not the same.
  4. Outside of some local restrictions, it was always...

    Outside of some local restrictions, it was always possible to run circuits through a cabinet containing a panelboard.

    How the neutrals are run may be somewhat of an issue - but maybe this assembly...
  5. I am by no means a metering expert but with thee...

    I am by no means a metering expert but with thee phase and two CT's like you mentioned, what is metered it you have current flowing from the non CT phase to a neutral? Or would this kind of metering...
  6. Thread: Code Violation?

    by kwired
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    I suspected it was ungrounded. Biggest thing I...

    I suspected it was ungrounded. Biggest thing I can see is the two conductors in one lug that I'm fairly certain is not designed for two conductors.

    If the conductors on the secondary are in...
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    A common application where under old rules people...

    A common application where under old rules people would get in trouble is with baseball field lighting. Five mains for feeders to five lighting poles, then someone says it would be nice to have a 120...
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    From a POCO perspective you can change from a 100...

    From a POCO perspective you can change from a 100 amp to a 200 amp main in your service equipment, but if you haven't actually added any significant amount of load, they are still supplying the same...
  9. Thread: Code Violation?

    by kwired
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    Is this transformer subject to NEC or is it POCO...

    Is this transformer subject to NEC or is it POCO transformer?

    Is the secondary 480 volt delta? If so is it an ungrounded system? If it were a 480/277 I would expect to see a terminal labeled X0...
  10. Not sure but guessing this is the same in 2014,...

    Not sure but guessing this is the same in 2014, here is what is in the 2014:

    "Is not more than 1.8 m (6 ft) in length from the last point of cable support to the point of connection to luminaires...
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    A megger test would have likely failed, your...

    A megger test would have likely failed, your fault needs higher voltage then the output of your meter to push current through the fault.

    I had about the same thing one time on some new NM cable....
  12. But what does a "hooter" have?:)

    But what does a "hooter" have?:)
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    I say it depends on the tile used. If it is a...

    I say it depends on the tile used. If it is a fire rated tile it should qualify as non combustible (or at least low enough combustibility). Most cheaper grade tiles I believe are not considered...
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    Even the factory threaded ends of RMC have...

    Even the factory threaded ends of RMC have tapered threads. The couplings have straight threads. The coupling gets tight when the taper is inserted enough into the coupling to start jamming threads....
  15. Thread: Ground rod

    by kwired
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    I think the rod to soil connection is the weakest...

    I think the rod to soil connection is the weakest link in most instances.
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    What is the nightmare the solid bare conductor or...

    What is the nightmare the solid bare conductor or the "insulted" conductors?:)

    Why are they insulted anyway?
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    How about either something mounted low that...

    How about either something mounted low that directs light upward (or both up and down) if you can make that work somehow or recessed or otherwise somehow enclosed so it can be recessed and provide...
  18. Thread: Quad breaker?

    by kwired
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    Is the subpanel next to the first panel? If so I...

    Is the subpanel next to the first panel? If so I usually just move a couple lighter load circuits to the subpanel to make room for the feeder breaker.
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    No, just breathing is probably a criminal...

    No, just breathing is probably a criminal activity somewhere, if anything we as living beings do emit greenhouse gases. Dying is probably illegal also, after all we will emit more greenhouse gases as...
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    Is it new or existing that started making...

    Is it new or existing that started making excessive noise?

    I had one that was noisy one time but it was because of individual capacitor failures and I believe the imbalanced current in the...
  21. Thread: Ground rod

    by kwired
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    If the water pipe is a grounding electrode then...

    If the water pipe is a grounding electrode then that is true. The conductor from the water pipe is the GEC, the conductor to the ground rod is a bonding jumper.

    Same applies to other elecrodes,...
  22. What we are missing from OP is information on the...

    What we are missing from OP is information on the "hooter" and whether it's power source is switched by the relay or if it has power run to the "hooter" and then has control leads that need to be run...
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    I don't mind the general rule for most...

    I don't mind the general rule for most applications, but that 30 x 30 closet would need 2700 VA capability supplied to it, though it is possible such a large closet may have some receptacle outlets,...
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    I agree and that did cross my mind when posing...

    I agree and that did cross my mind when posing before. Not every time is the end within the wall though, or you get guys that need to use a RMC out of top of meter for a mast that will support a...
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    I agree it is not the same thing, there are some...

    I agree it is not the same thing, there are some similarities though.

    It is normally going to be illegal to go from 0-90 in pretty much any time period on main street, but may not be somewhere...
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