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  1. Thread: Am I Crazy?

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    I mostly got my EC license and insurance to...

    I mostly got my EC license and insurance to protect myself while doing side jobs. Been licensed as a master since 1995. When I first got licensed as a contractor in 2010 I tried to advertise but soon...
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    Thanks all. They seem to have accepted my new...

    Thanks all. They seem to have accepted my new calculation.
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    Yes it is a detached garage. It will have an...

    Yes it is a detached garage.

    It will have an outside receptacle, so that would mean it needs at least 2 circuits. Then maybe the "220 volt" requirement might make sense if running a multiwire...
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    220V required for residential garage?

    A potential customer told me something yesterday that I thought was bogus.

    She was having a large storage shed moved and a 2 car garage built in it's place. The shed was already fed with a small 4...
  5. Like Dennis, I have been in a thousand or more...

    Like Dennis, I have been in a thousand or more attics. The only time I've seen heat damaged romex was from a lightning strike or a loose connection. I've never found any cable insulation that...
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    Thanks guys. I just moved the decimal point 3...

    Thanks guys. I just moved the decimal point 3 places to the left for all the loads and we we see how LG&E likes the calc.

    The house had a 100 amp overhead service and my friend is switching it to...
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    Convert VA to KW

    I did a service calculation for a friend using Mike's Residential Calculation spreadsheet.

    The power company came back and said the calc must be done on their sheet. They use KW for the connected...
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    It's a house with no sub panel. 100 amp single...

    It's a house with no sub panel. 100 amp single phase 120/240 volts.
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    Yes it is wrong in more ways than one. I was even...

    Yes it is wrong in more ways than one. I was even taught to use 10/2 with bare ground many years ago.

    So if it was a 10/3 without ground, how much different is this and installing a jumper...
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    Another note on 3 prong dryers

    I've seen this connection done many times on 120 volt receptacles. I would never do it on any type of receptacle.

    When I found this on a job for my first time I couldn't help but wonder. Even...
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    I forgot they came apart sometimes. Other times...

    I forgot they came apart sometimes. Other times you had to beat up the emt to take it apart.
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    I haven't seen one in many years but there were...

    I haven't seen one in many years but there were connectors and couplings that used a tool to put a dent in the fitting. This made a basically non-removable connector.

    Check out the example in...
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    I am sorry for any disrespect I showed. I just...

    I am sorry for any disrespect I showed. I just get tired of companies that make product with defects that continue for years. I said what I did about engineers because from my point of view they...
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    I don't want free product samples. I want the...

    I don't want free product samples. I want the product I buy to work as it should. I gave Carlon at least 2 years. I'm sure I am one of many having problems with the toggles or ears being too tight on...
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    Thanks all. I will use some of the suggestions...

    Thanks all. I will use some of the suggestions and look for a local source for a different brand such as the Allied ones.
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    Yeah. I found backing them out helps but they are...

    Yeah. I found backing them out helps but they are hard to screw in with screw gun or straight or Phillips screw driver.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    Blue Carlon box toggle problem

    I only do this part time now so I don't use them much.

    A couple years ago I had problem with a batch of 1 and 2 gang blue old work boxes. The screws fit the plastic toggle so tight that the...
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    I was testing sensitivity on them in the early...

    I was testing sensitivity on them in the early 90's. The testor we used would not fit in the duct housing, so we set up a test jig and removed the duct head and installed in our jig to do the test.
    ...
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    In the early 80's I worked with a jack leg...

    In the early 80's I worked with a jack leg electrician. That's a stretch calling him an electrician but that's what he was hired as. He would have installed this using plastic anchors. He was finally...
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    I do work for a guy that buys and flips houses. ...

    I do work for a guy that buys and flips houses.

    A few times he had a HI write him. He emailed me the issue. Many times it was just something that failed if it was installed under the current code...
  21. I have seen it done in the past but don't...

    I have seen it done in the past but don't recommend having two panels trip each other.

    Normally in order for the panels to act as a single system, panel A is supposed to trip panel B and panel B...
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    The install sheet for this brand says it requires...

    The install sheet for this brand says it requires no support struts or clamps required.

    http://sti.fmpdata.net/ftp/datasheet/READY_SLEEVE_SPLIT_Jan2010.pdf
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    National fire alarm code requires the entire lens...

    National fire alarm code requires the entire lens to be within 80 and 96 inches aff. 80 inches to the center would mean part of the strobe is not within that range. This could be just another example...
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    It's possible if the fire alarm wiring is going...

    It's possible if the fire alarm wiring is going to connect to a relay on the smoke alarm.

    NFPA 70 -2011 760.136 (D) (1) or (2)
  25. NFPA 70 - 2011 Article 760.130 allows various...

    NFPA 70 - 2011 Article 760.130 allows various methods including conduit and surface mount. A job specification might require conduit.

    760.154 tells you when you need to use Plenum or Riser rated...
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