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  1. Thread: clearances

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    You are reading it right. The conductors emerging...

    You are reading it right. The conductors emerging from a weatherhead to connect to the overhead service drop or any other open overhead conductors, are also "open conductors" and subject to the rules...
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    I don't believe petersonra was referring to a...

    I don't believe petersonra was referring to a POCO but rather an AHJ in the portion you quoted. But POCO's often do have requirements that are not in sync with NEC, and that is just business - if you...
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    One needs to also know the resistance or even...

    One needs to also know the resistance or even impedance of the current path through the body. Apply voltage to one path in one instance and same voltage to two different input points on the body and...
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    Hot and neutral both open, but EGC still seems...

    Hot and neutral both open, but EGC still seems intact, first thing I've learned to look for at least in a dwelling is a tripped GFCI that is upstream in the circuit. If all conductors are open then...
  5. Thread: This is why.

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    Underground in most cases probably is able to run...

    Underground in most cases probably is able to run cooler then same cable carrying same current above ground because underground is going to be lower ambient temperature.

    My guess is the cable was...
  6. Thread: Lost neutral?

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    Lost neutral would make the light brighter or...

    Lost neutral would make the light brighter or dimmer depending on the balance of 120 volt loads, switching on a 240 volt load shouldn't matter as it does nothing to change the 120 volt balance, the...
  7. Thread: Subfeed Lugs

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    Let me add to what I was saying here - if you...

    Let me add to what I was saying here - if you have a multi-section panel that maybe has multiple columns with a "wire jumper" to supply one column bus section from the other column bus section, that...
  8. Thread: Subfeed Lugs

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    I have, but the main breaker was at the bottom of...

    I have, but the main breaker was at the bottom of the panel in those instances - so still opposite end of bus from main breaker



    jrohe, the important thing here is to know the difference...
  9. I did not look at 2008, but 2011 had no...

    I did not look at 2008, but 2011 had no highlighted text indicating a change. There was change from 2011 to 2014.
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    I don't so much have a problem with twisted...

    I don't so much have a problem with twisted together grounds with no wire nut -- if they are twisted tight for at least a couple inches, though I still agree that it doesn't comply with NEC.

    Seen...
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    When an inspector takes that kind of attitude, it...

    When an inspector takes that kind of attitude, it is time to go to his supervisor with complaints. Make sure you actually do have legitimate reasons to complain about or you will be told again that...
  12. Thread: This is why.

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    There you have it. I knew it wasn't rated for...

    There you have it. I knew it wasn't rated for direct burial, I still don't know why you would want to pull it through a raceway even if it were allowed.
  13. Thread: This is why.

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    I only watched about first two minutes of the...

    I only watched about first two minutes of the video. People keep bringing up the mentioning of SER being waterproof, it is or it would not be allowed on exterior of buildings. It is not direct burial...
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    How about video camera(s) mounted on backhoe...

    How about video camera(s) mounted on backhoe boom?

    Then you get details of every moment of the excavation8-)
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    Is there local code amendments with some of what...

    Is there local code amendments with some of what you mentioned? NEC alone doesn't require any of what you said, but if you have more then one voltage system on the premises you do need to separately...
  16. Which edition of NEC applies? I think 2014 is...

    Which edition of NEC applies? I think 2014 is more clear what the intention likely was - only need apply to wiring methods underground and in the art 547 area.

    2011 did mention in the 547 area...
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    Interpreting what the user is trying to tell you...

    Interpreting what the user is trying to tell you is not always easy.

    Just went through a problem recently with a alleged GFCI tripping problem. Ended up being a loose connection in the circuit and...
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    I understand that, but does the insurance company...

    I understand that, but does the insurance company understand that. If contracting for each other, does the contractor have certificate of insurance on file for the subcontractor? Works the same as...
  19. Thread: This is why.

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    possibly could come close to same budget by...

    possibly could come close to same budget by having a professional install it especially when they don't know what is acceptable, or just have the bigger is better approach. I have installed 200 amp...
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    Are you allowed to charge them for some time for...

    Are you allowed to charge them for some time for investigating problems so you can ultimately know what repairs are needed - then give them an estimate for the repairs? Though with automobiles you...
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    I don't know how long they have been around, but...

    I don't know how long they have been around, but I recently seen that Arlington has 90 degree "Snap 2 it" connectors - I'm guessing somewhat recently introduced as I have been to two supply houses...
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    Didn't see anything prohibiting this in the Ten...

    Didn't see anything prohibiting this in the Ten Commandments - so I think you are OK.

    Oh, NEC permits it as well.
  23. I am far from an expert at lighting design and...

    I am far from an expert at lighting design and have some similar confusion myself with some of these terms.

    How are lumens wasted? Seems to me that is part of what reflectors, diffusers, and...
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    Tell owner you already have X number of hours...

    Tell owner you already have X number of hours into looking for problem and have yet to find it.
    Tell him you should charge him Y dollars for work done so far.
    Then give him a estimate of Z to just...
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    How big were these restrooms? Seems the typical...

    How big were these restrooms? Seems the typical hotel restroom is small enough you would never have that much equipment you would need to provide support for.

    If structural ceiling is 3 ' above -...
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