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    Thanks--this is also on the SLC loop--government...

    Thanks--this is also on the SLC loop--government project and the Electrical QA with the Corps keeps hinting there should be at least 12in separation. Have a rack of 16 conduits--first 8 are coming...
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    FA loops together

    During my years as an electrician, I have not done that much with Fire Alarm systems. Is it permissible in a Class A system that the in and out conduits from two different loops be next to each...
  3. Thread: Switch by Sink

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    Switch by Sink

    The AHJ is quoting NEC 404.4 for not allowing a switch for the under the cabinet lights near the sink in the kitchen of a Barracks suite. Really? :? Since when is a kitchen considered a wet...
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    Apparently COE was quoting NFPA 70E - 400.16

    Apparently COE was quoting NFPA 70E - 400.16
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    All locations, this paticular one is inside the...

    All locations, this paticular one is inside the mechanical room where we suface mounted the receptaclles and switch.
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    Bell Boxes required?

    USCOE at our jobsite is stating that any device box, surfaced mounted below 7 feet, must not have knock-outs and should be solid like a bell box. He said it was a new code requirement. I have yet...
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    Thanks all for responses. I also want to say...

    Thanks all for responses.

    I also want to say no load side connections and it does not indicate on any of the plans.
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    Non-feed thru GFCI

    Good Evening,

    On new job today and was reading specs that require a straight blade, non-feed through type GFCI.
    In my 15ys in the electrical field, I have never heard of this type. I'm thinking...
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    Actually, nothing has been wired yet. The...

    Actually, nothing has been wired yet. The building is still under construction and piping has just begun. Question came up while reviewing the prints.

    Recieved an answer yesterday from COE. We...
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    The system is Honeywell, Class "A" AE Loop...

    The system is Honeywell, Class "A" AE Loop wiring. The only 120v on FA drawings is for the Control Panel. The building is a new Dining Facility located on an army post.
    We are beginning to think...
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    120v tamper switch

    Could it be because the said circuits are located in the emergency panel that would be run off a generator in case of a power loss? The Fire Alarm Control panel is fed from a different sub-panel.
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    Yes they are. There is a gas soleniod control...

    Yes they are. There is a gas soleniod control also but it is powered by another panel.
    There is no indication of the two circuits on the kitchen equipment electrical, general electrical or fire...
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    120v Tamper Switch?

    This has everyone confused, even our Fire Alarm Technician.

    In on panel in a dining facility there is a 20A breaker indicated for a tamper switch and one for the PIV.

    Why would someone run 120v...
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    Thank you, you gave me the information I was...

    Thank you, you gave me the information I was looking for.
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    Article 210.6(A)

    Here is the situation: A Barracks living suite has a 2G box that houses a switch(CKT#1)for a vanity light and a GFCI(CKT#8) at the sink. There is a electricain telling everyone you cannot do this...
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    Thank you, you saved me one less headache for...

    Thank you, you saved me one less headache for today
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    Voltage Cable Testing

    We have a 120/208 system, our specs require the minimum value of insulation shall be:

    R in megohms = (rated voltage in kV + 1) x 1000/ length of cable in feet

    I have asked both the Electrical...
  18. Thread: Wire sizes

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    Wire sizes

    Whats the difference between Kcmil and MCM?
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    Coordination Study

    I'm trying to gather information for a coordination study but am unsure what the X/R ratio pretains to for the primary, source transformer, or the secodary side.
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