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    If it's a chain, write a letter to the...

    If it's a chain, write a letter to the corporation, bet you'll get some coupons.
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    temporary platform until deck is built?

    temporary platform until deck is built?
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    I don't like AFCI's. Then again, I didn't like...

    I don't like AFCI's.

    Then again, I didn't like GFCI's in the late '70's-early 80's, now I do.
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    I did not mean to imply that you are a liar. ...

    I did not mean to imply that you are a liar.

    Most of the time, when someone says they have never had any complaints, there is more to the story. Usually that they are not listening to their...
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    Well after all he did put in 800 AFCI's with no...

    Well after all he did put in 800 AFCI's with no customer complaints!
  6. One possible answer: Remember a few years ago...

    One possible answer:

    Remember a few years ago when many non-essential government workers were laid off or furloughed? Perhaps they have been rehired, and needed something to do.:)
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    Sometimes its a little tricky to compare. I...

    Sometimes its a little tricky to compare. I heated an empty house with NG furnace last month, used 20.5 therms @ .399. Base charge brought the bill to $32.85, so really I paid about $1.60 per...
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    Well you may be right, considering that you have...

    Well you may be right, considering that you have installed 800 AFCI breakers with no complaints.
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    1897 it's 22 a.

    1897 it's 22 a.
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    It is possible that it has never not been in the...

    It is possible that it has never not been in the code book
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    I agree with this, have seen a few times...

    I agree with this, have seen a few times receptacles show "open ground" on HI's plug-in tester, solved by adding wire nut to apparently well-twisted bares.
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    But did any of those customers happen to complain...

    But did any of those customers happen to complain about having to throw away their vacuum cleaner or treadmill?
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    39% of total fires from fixed wiring? Doesn't...

    39% of total fires from fixed wiring? Doesn't sound like most.
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    mineralac straps:happyyes:

    mineralac straps:happyyes:
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    "Most electrical fires result from fixed wiring ....

    "Most electrical fires result from fixed wiring . . ."--is that true? I'd always heard the opposite, most electrical fires caused by the stuff that's plugged in to fixed wiring.
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    What you probably did anyway, wind it up while...

    What you probably did anyway, wind it up while wires still attached so that you can control tension
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    Is the female fitting referred to just a coupling?

    Is the female fitting referred to just a coupling?
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    amnesia?:)

    amnesia?:)
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    Also true in my part of Georgia (northeast).

    Also true in my part of Georgia (northeast).
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    50' long steel bridge was stolen in New Castle,...

    50' long steel bridge was stolen in New Castle, Pa, a few years ago. And more recently a 5,000 lb foot bridge in Michigan.
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    Personally I see more backstab than screw...

    Personally I see more backstab than screw connection failures, however have run across groups of screw connection failures, seem to be related to torque setting on original installer's cordless. Or...
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    Customer supplying materials has never worked...

    Customer supplying materials has never worked very well for me.

    HO wants me to tell him what he needs, pick it up, and change for free if bad.

    And on several small commercial jobs, the supply...
  23. What was causing the problem? How did you fix it?

    What was causing the problem? How did you fix it?
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    Had some CH-BR 200 amp main breakers sitting on...

    Had some CH-BR 200 amp main breakers sitting on the shelf for several years, possibly 4-7 years. They were taken out of new panels and replaced with main lug kits.

    When we finally installed some...
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    Yes, I was thinking hot & cold as weather...

    Yes, I was thinking hot & cold as weather changed, not loading change, thanks.

    But I still don't think it is a pretty good connection, however don't have any real evidence, just anecdotes.

    And...
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