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  1. I know you are going to be able to cite a code...

    I know you are going to be able to cite a code section for that, and while you are doing it, please take note of the part about interior connections must be made within 5 foot of where it enters the...
  2. I'm confused. So you are saying the purpose of...

    I'm confused. So you are saying the purpose of the GEC and the Grounding Electrode is not to ground the system, but to eliminate interior objectionable current? That is what the equipment grounding...
  3. Well I'm no inspector or famous Piperunner or...

    Well I'm no inspector or famous Piperunner or anything like that, but I can read a code book and the one I bought says 10 foot minimum in contact with soil water pipe in 250-52. Nothing in there...
  4. I bet your metallic water pipe is not as...

    I bet your metallic water pipe is not as impossible to access as you think. The 5 foot rule is clearly for interior connections. If you connect your gec to a qualifying metal water pipe on the...
  5. Poll: This thread makes me want to go watch some Ideal...

    This thread makes me want to go watch some Ideal 65 wire nuts catch fire.......
  6. I feel like I have suffered damages from just...

    I feel like I have suffered damages from just reading all this. No excuse Eaton. All your profits for the last ten yrs should be yanked away from all the headaches you have caused electricians in...
  7. Thread: Am I Crazy?

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    Take your golf clubs out and wrap them around a...

    Take your golf clubs out and wrap them around a tree trunk. You won't be needing them any more is why.
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    I've seen a few fiberglass ones over the years. ...

    I've seen a few fiberglass ones over the years. Normally when we run pvc laterals to a pole we run up the first 8' of the pole and use 2 hole straps to secure to the wood, but on those fiberglass...
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    I wanna have a good look at the company owner's...

    I wanna have a good look at the company owner's wife before I decide if it is cash or gifts.
  10. Thank you Robert , I thought so. Anything on...

    Thank you Robert , I thought so. Anything on each laddder rung before the last resistance was hot as I was taught and after that came the neutral side bus hookups. I understand the .5 volt dc ...
  11. A little help with a discussion elsewhere about plc switching neutrals

    At another Q+A electrical place the question about a plc that switches the neutrals instead of the hot side of the circuits is going on.
    I'm retired from grabbing a code book. We know you cant do...
  12. Thread: PICTURES

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    Very nice prof. job. This years winner of the...

    Very nice prof. job. This years winner of the macmikeman seal of approval. Even Pipe Nick down thar in Orlando would be awed by that job.
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    Are there any electricians on the CMP'S anymore? ...

    Are there any electricians on the CMP'S anymore? Where I am at we are still on the 08. After reading this thread all the way thru and with no real clue as to whether there are or not, (I know...
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    Bravo, I was thinking the same thing, but there...

    Bravo, I was thinking the same thing, but there is no thank's button to hit so I will use this- 8-)
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    If it is in a wet location, even the threaded ko...

    If it is in a wet location, even the threaded ko seals that makers of wp bell boxes state that additional sealant must be used to seal around the ko plugs. Up here on Planet Macmikeman everyone...
  16. Apparently work itself is life threatening when...

    Apparently work itself is life threatening when one reflects on that report. Probably a good time to reconsider the possibility of just becoming a beach bum and spend your life laying about in the...
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    Parapets like the one in the picture I like to...

    Parapets like the one in the picture I like to mirror the unistrut on the backside as well as the one on the front side and thru bolt using threaded rods drilled thru the brick joints. Maybe even use...
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    What I find 9 times out of 10 is a plumbers vent...

    What I find 9 times out of 10 is a plumbers vent pipe running straight up thru where the light fixture is clearly showing on the prints.
    Lots of times they are quite large pipes and are drilled very...
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    Of course not. That is as crazy as using ''old...

    Of course not. That is as crazy as using ''old work boxes'' in new construction.............. Why would you use anything else besides RMC in the first place. We all know it is the...
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    That house should have been wired with rigid...

    That house should have been wired with rigid galvanized conduit in the first place and that would have ensured that the box was mounted rigidly enough to support the $16 dollar light fixtures that...
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    For a long time now, I have been of the opinion...

    For a long time now, I have been of the opinion that whenever I read Forensic articles from forensic engineers in ECM Magazine that it is time to slip on the rubber boots . Just drive another...
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    We here in the land of Aloha have some inspectors...

    We here in the land of Aloha have some inspectors demanding the 3 pole switch to be installed to open all three legs of the control cable between units. That is a thirty dollar device around these...
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    As I recall that was a ''It's time for your...

    As I recall that was a ''It's time for your mactip of the day!'' #37 I believe, first published many many years prior to now..........



    However it was bested by '' It's time for your mactip of...
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    Here it is- was really easy to locate - I use...

    Here it is- was really easy to locate - I use search engines, they are a new fangled thing you can find on the internets. ...
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    Is Siemens still pushing that expensive afci...

    Is Siemens still pushing that expensive afci fault locator tool that never identifies the breaker itself as the problem? If you do go into this business, that would be a worthwhile tool to keep...
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