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    I have looked at literally 100's of projects for...

    I have looked at literally 100's of projects for harmonic issues and .

    Now it may be the area I do most of my work in but the average service and downstream transformers are typically 30%-40%...
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    Opinions and Reviews please

    Anybody familiar with this gentleman and the products he sells.:?


    https://www.stetzerelectric.com/store/stetzerizer-filter/
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    Fortunate for them they have the license they are...

    Fortunate for them they have the license they are by law a Master or Electrician. I don't worry about what others do not know, I have seen to many stupid folks walking around.

    In my end of the...
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    When Virginia only had local test the hardest...

    When Virginia only had local test the hardest test I took was the City of Alexandria, they allowed you to bring any books you wanted. Their position was you would have those same books in your office...
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    I travel a fair bit doing electrical testing and...

    I travel a fair bit doing electrical testing and trouble shooting and across the country the knowledge level is about the same.

    Some electricians think they know code and are wrong but swear by...
  6. What does the lug say one, two or three...

    What does the lug say one, two or three conductors allowed? I would bet at most two, IF LISTED for two conductors. I cannot think of and single hole lugs rated for three conductors, but I have been...
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    I am with you there 110%. Often next to...

    I am with you there 110%. Often next to impossible, but customers refuse to accept that as an answer, they need a number to sign off on the project.
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    There is also confusion in what should be used...

    There is also confusion in what should be used for Earth Ground Resistance Testing, and have seen electricians trying to use a megger.

    The question to the OP is what is the customers requirement,...
  9. Thread: Continuity

    by brian john
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    You have a 3 phase Panel 240/120 Delta...

    You have a 3 phase Panel 240/120 Delta Distribution with an IG Ground.

    Continuity should be no different than in a regular panel.

    Test the tester, then check your method, finally look into the...
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    Maybe 25% of my work is for other electrical...

    Maybe 25% of my work is for other electrical contractors, when I work with other electricians I ask them if they know about this site and ET most say NOPE and of the ones that have heard of the MH...
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    For regular customers I always try to help and...

    For regular customers I always try to help and many of my customers are other electrical contractors, I tell them I answer questions for free but generally they are the ones that end up hiring me.
    ...
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    Can You Help

    Had a call from a facility type that has some grounding issues,. They are having Ground Fault Issues and they wanted me to make a list of all inspections and test I do when trying to resolve...
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    If you ever find out lets set up a training video...

    If you ever find out lets set up a training video and sell it for big bucks.
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    Some days are diamonds some days are stone

    Some days are diamonds some days are stone
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    If the CB in the Panel is 40 Amp you should be OK...

    If the CB in the Panel is 40 Amp you should be OK (sight unseen) If I were you I would be pleased they are upsizing the conductor and most likely if I was installing this I'd tell you to get lost.
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    Are you referencing a ungrounded neutral? A...

    Are you referencing a ungrounded neutral? A ungrounded system would not trip on the first phase to ground fault, after that it would depend on what phase the the second fault as on if a CB would trip...
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    I have talked to two other electrical testers...

    I have talked to two other electrical testers that have tested more CB's than I have and both say that to be in the reset/off position from a trip is not something they have ever seen in all their...
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    I should add I am not saying what he is saying is...

    I should add I am not saying what he is saying is not possible but in my experience I have never seen a CB tripping to the OFF position. I was ask the other tester for input.

    Can he post the full...
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    I have heard that before. Look this stuff...

    I have heard that before.

    Look this stuff ain't magic and for a molded case circuit breaker to go to the OFF position from a overload or short is in my experience very, very, very rare and I have...
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    I have been involved in 3 jobs where this was...

    I have been involved in 3 jobs where this was happening and ALL of the causes were solved by a hidden camera. One job had a disgruntled ex-employee with keys, one had a disgruntled current employee...
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    We supply a quotation with the report and then...

    We supply a quotation with the report and then sometimes the issues are repaired other times we write up the same issues year after years.

    We place a yellow sticker with the date and discrepancy...
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    #2 is SO cord being utilized for permanent wiring...

    #2 is SO cord being utilized for permanent wiring through plenums feeding permanent receptacles.
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    Pictures of Interest

    As part of our IR Scans we do a visual inspection noting NEC violations and electrical issues. Just a few recent ones

    Photo One is in a 12 story commercial office building where the engineers do...
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    Many items play into pay, Location, Licenses, you...

    Many items play into pay, Location, Licenses, you work service or on a site.

    What are others in your area making, what can you offer the boss that justifies a pay increase.

    Do you get benefits,...
  25. Thread: IR Scans

    by brian john
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    I have been performing IR surveys form 33 years...

    I have been performing IR surveys form 33 years one thing I have seen in the last 10 is a rush to the bottom, with every Tom, Dick and Jane getting into the market.

    The report should be detailed....
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