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  1. Thread: Siemens MDP

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    It would be entertaining if it weren't costing us...

    It would be entertaining if it weren't costing us time and money. We needed a 60A 3ph breaker. I gave the model #of the MDP & after several days, supplier said a 200A breaker was smallest made for...
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    Simple; with every run of NM, run a #6 bare cu...

    Simple; with every run of NM, run a #6 bare cu alongside. Staple so the #6 is tightly clenched on one side and the NM is secure but not pinched. Terminate the #6 at the panel on that end and to a...
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    Yes, you have a point there too. If we did not...

    Yes, you have a point there too. If we did not buy things, they would not make them. Of course, sometimes we have to get what is available otc without having to run all over town.
  4. Thread: Siemens MDP

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    Siemens MDP

    Working a small job where we are feeding a subpanel from a Siemens MDP. I've been round and round with the supply house about breakers. They finally got me the breaker & bus kit I needed. Then I put...
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    Sounds like an overzealous inspector to me. Is...

    Sounds like an overzealous inspector to me. Is there enough gap that a finger could get through? Is the blank in danger of falling out?

    If you have the right brand and variation, such as Cutler...
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    Well, surprisingly to me, the stab connectors...

    Well, surprisingly to me, the stab connectors from Ideal and Wego(?) work pretty well. I was skeptical for a long time when they 1st appeared in can lights but was convinced to try them. So the...
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    I have seen stabs that lasted but they tended to...

    I have seen stabs that lasted but they tended to be where loads were light and building not subject to vibration. I grew up in a house 75 feet from a railroad track. It shook when trains came by. I'm...
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    I have seen Bakelite and plastic boxes with metal...

    I have seen Bakelite and plastic boxes with metal clamps that would be impossible to ground. The screwheads are too small to hold a wire. I remember how xome old timers used to ground a metal box...
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    Right you are about DOE. I hate government...

    Right you are about DOE. I hate government intrusion as much as anyone. I am still not totally convinced we needed to get rid of incandescant lights (Yes, I am a dinosaur). But this guy has 100 or...
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    Do you recall the brand of receptacles? Maybe...

    Do you recall the brand of receptacles? Maybe there is a better brand out there with better stabs. If so, I haven't seen it in NC.
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    They probably never carried much load. I bet very...

    They probably never carried much load. I bet very few hair dryers, space heaters or microwaves. I once saw a receptacle wired with doorbell wire that had never been a problem either. A table lamp was...
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    Thanks Dennis. I checked today with our only...

    Thanks Dennis. I checked today with our only local Saturday supplier & he said they are rapidly running out of all T12 varieties. I hadn't had any trouble getting troffer ballasts but hadn't looked...
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    T12 Tubes/Ballasts

    What is the latest on T12's? They were all supposed to be gone by now but I haven't had any trouble finding them. Went awhile not needing any but have needed & found some lately.

    We are starting...
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    I wised up a bit on these cases. Good example; I...

    I wised up a bit on these cases. Good example; I had a call recently with none of the outdoor or garage recps working. All others OK, breaker on. I checked kitchen & bath receps, looked for any in...
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    John, I am surprised to hear this. I did...

    John, I am surprised to hear this. I did electrical work in the mid 70's for 2 years and saw lots of problems with stabs then, some from our own work. Most of my bosses then taught me to stab; a few...
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    [QUOTE=curt swartz;1614822][QUOTE=mopowr...

    I agree about pigtailing. That is the best way to connect a device. I still hate backstabbing. I have seen too many problems with stabbing. As someone else mentioned, the high grade devices you can...
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    I have seen some of the T&B breakers also, again...

    I have seen some of the T&B breakers also, again not a lot. Had to get a supply house to special order a T&B 200 amp main for me. I think it was about $130.00. I was lucky to find it at all.
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    I have seen a few Challengers but not many. How...

    I have seen a few Challengers but not many. How long was Challenger sold and when? Never saw them in supply houses I dealt with.
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    Sounds like you have junk wired into junk. Spider...

    Sounds like you have junk wired into junk. Spider webs into spider webs. Maybe best to give a price on replacing all the bad pieces & new wiring to them. In fact, a whole house rewire might be a good...
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    I fed it from an exit light in the room....

    I fed it from an exit light in the room. Fortunately, it was not too far away.

    I also marked the panel "DEAD, NOT IN USE, NO FEEDERS" to warn anyone else working there, or even our own guys if...
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    Unless a breaker is very hard to find, I used to...

    Unless a breaker is very hard to find, I used to chuck old ones from a rewire job. Kept a few Zinsco & FPE if they were in good shape, would put them in ziplock bags Never knew just what loads a...
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    Take NOTHING for Granted

    Finished a small job this week that really blew me away. Simple job in a local church, church has several buildings in an office park. Installed a light & switch in each room. Tapped an exit light in...
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    Getting paid for the time shouldn't be an issue....

    Getting paid for the time shouldn't be an issue. I told him about what it may cost to do all the search & destroy, sort of worst case estimate. We should come out OK. I will go over it with the boss...
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    A lot of wire is multi labeled as THWN & THHN, or...

    A lot of wire is multi labeled as THWN & THHN, or also MTW as well.
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    Actually, I don't even take their driving...

    Actually, I don't even take their driving directions as fact and insist on an address. The stories I could tell as a result of not sticking to the aforementioned requirements.[/QUOTE]

    I fully...
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