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    Main breaker may trip, better be safe and add...

    Main breaker may trip, better be safe and add battery emergency light
  2. Electric water heater has water and could...

    Electric water heater has water and could potentially cause a ground fault if it leaks, but does not require GFI protection
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    But Mom, he started it! : (?) :D

    But Mom, he started it! : (?) :D
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    I do that too when I forget what I was going to...

    I do that too when I forget what I was going to say:)
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    You say we need a limit on # of receptacles on a...

    You say we need a limit on # of receptacles on a circuit.

    Is this your personal opinion?

    Is your personal opinion a personal opinion?

    Or do you somehow know things that others don't? ...
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    My Tasco "Inspector II" tester does that...

    My Tasco "Inspector II" tester does that sometimes, usually if I reset GFCI and try again it doesn't trip the second time until I move switch to "GFCI Test"
  7. Poll: I hated GFCI's in the 70's. Many electricians...

    I hated GFCI's in the 70's.

    Many electricians in the generation before mine hated grounding receptacles.

    The main thing I hate about AFCI's is trying to explain to customer that tripped breaker...
  8. re-bid based on what you have seen, include...

    re-bid based on what you have seen, include appropriate qualifications and clauses in new bid
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    Well for what it's worth, many older mobile homes...

    Well for what it's worth, many older mobile homes have short pieces of EMT sleeved thru bottom plate of wall to protect romex
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    Ok so reversed polarity will not trip a GFCI...

    Ok so reversed polarity will not trip a GFCI receptacle, reversing line and load (on both the black and white or either one individually) will.

    That's what I thought.

    Reversed polarity will not...
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    ???

    I may be missing the obvious, but I still don't see why reverse polarity will trip GFCI.

    I can hook old 2/wire romex to GFCI receptacle and nothing to ground screw. If I have reverse polarity...
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    Will reverse polarity trip a GFCI?

    Will reverse polarity trip a GFCI?
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    me too:?

    me too:?
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    Not near a codebook, but isn't it the breakers...

    Not near a codebook, but isn't it the breakers that are prohibited, not the panel?
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    I think I remember being required to ground...

    I think I remember being required to ground switch only if using metal faceplate? And then later having to ground switch regardless.
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    yeah that guy from Arizona used to call me a lot,...

    yeah that guy from Arizona used to call me a lot, his tape met same specs as 33 but was .49 a roll! I'm not sure if it was always the same guy but if not they all sounded the same. And I was able...
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    sometimes it makes a huge difference in missing...

    sometimes it makes a huge difference in missing obstacles, making turns, and avoiding transitions in size
  18. Thread: Speed

    by readydave8
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    usually takes me average of 1 hour, except only...

    usually takes me average of 1 hour, except only 55 minutes for "5 minute fan"

    sometimes 2 in 75 minutes

    a few weeks ago had one took 5 hours to swap out, 24' high in a furnished living room, 10...
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    I thought something about ape private parts

    I thought something about ape private parts
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    you and one other would be the first two I've met

    you and one other would be the first two I've met
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    and another job where wire had come loose from...

    and another job where wire had come loose from wire nut: "found and eliminated air gap"
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    I wrote something similiar up recently as "found...

    I wrote something similiar up recently as "found and corrected open circuit"
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    If I'd known in 1979 the scope of things I didn't...

    If I'd known in 1979 the scope of things I didn't know, I don't know if I would have gone into business.

    Lots still that I don't know or am not good at, but at least now I know that there is a lot...
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    Lots of code changes in the last 16 years.

    Lots of code changes in the last 16 years.
  25. Thread: Contracts

    by readydave8
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    I absolutely agree and have noticed that a...

    I absolutely agree and have noticed that a contract will not suddenly change a shady customer.

    But it is good to have something in writing so as to partially limit problems caused by poor memory.
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