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    I had a high school math teacher that always told...

    I had a high school math teacher that always told us that.
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    And NEC is pretty conservative as far as not...

    And NEC is pretty conservative as far as not overloading anything with it's values, unless you plan to cook Thanksgiving dinner or other big cooking event where you are using all surface elements...
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    Maybe check out local community colleges / trade...

    Maybe check out local community colleges / trade schools and see what they may have to offer. If you have enough attendees they maybe even make a class for your group.
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    What are typical steel device boxes coated with?...

    What are typical steel device boxes coated with? We put a grounding screw in the hole and make a direct copper to zinc?? junction with our bonding jumpers all the time in these boxes.
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    Don hit the main point I was going to make - this...

    Don hit the main point I was going to make - this is likely service equipment. I don't see any obvious bonding jumper on the "grounded conductor" bus, but at same time do not see any obvious...
  6. I'm a little confused with what you have, but...

    I'm a little confused with what you have, but from what I understand on such a distribution system most of your pole top type transformer banks would usually be connected wye on the primary side -...
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    I understand the value of picking your battles,...

    I understand the value of picking your battles, but this guy needs edumacated to make for less future battles as well, but then again you are in a high population area and maybe seldom see this...
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    OP said the 600 amp switchboard was fed with...

    OP said the 600 amp switchboard was fed with aluminum.
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    by kwired
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    It is illegal to itemize such a fee, you can...

    It is illegal to itemize such a fee, you can still include an extra percentage in any markup or other fees that are legal to itemize to make up for the same amount though, just like you typically do...
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    I think there are many that see how much is made...

    I think there are many that see how much is made by some individuals that attracts them to the trade, but they don't realize that if you don't know your stuff you are going to be at the lower pay...
  11. The answer to that question could vary from one...

    The answer to that question could vary from one place to another.

    Some places it must definitely be a professional engineer, others it may be someone at some lower level - this is based on...
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    It flies for a short time if you toss them out...

    It flies for a short time if you toss them out the window because you are disgusted with them:happyyes:
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    But after reading the OP again, I think he has a...

    But after reading the OP again, I think he has a switchboard and a panelboard both fed with feeder taps - if so the taps must end in a single overcurrent device.

    Maybe with 10 foot tap rule...
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    I'm sorry I even brought the idea that some...

    I'm sorry I even brought the idea that some people are not honest up:roll:

    As far as making sure there is something there for him to find.... what if he doesn't find it, or at least doesn't say...
  15. I will not disagree with you, but will add that...

    I will not disagree with you, but will add that the amount of current can be limited depending on size and impedance of the source, as well as impedance of the conductors on the supply side. If the...
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    It just has to be a raceway or cable that itself...

    It just has to be a raceway or cable that itself qualifies as an equipment grounding conductor. Correct that regular MC cable can not be used but MC-AP or similar product that does have an outer...
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    Attachments in this site stink, use a third party...

    Attachments in this site stink, use a third party site like photobucket and link to it in your post and you can post all kinds of things not allowed by attachments.
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    That is true, and usually would be more of an...

    That is true, and usually would be more of an issue if you are installing it for them then if it is considered customer's equipment. In many cases such conductors and raceways are considered on the...
  19. I have pretty fair confidence this would not be...

    I have pretty fair confidence this would not be much of a tripping issue in most circumstances - even with 150 or 175 amp overccurrent protection.

    I have used transformers for deriving temp power...
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    Well I imagine most would only request pictures...

    Well I imagine most would only request pictures from someone they trust as well. Some homeowner or handyman likely is getting a thorough live inspection as compared to a contractor with good records...
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    by kwired
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    I could handle them just giving me the 44 cents...

    I could handle them just giving me the 44 cents on several million transactions if nobody knows what to do with it :happyyes:
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    Sounds more like an attempt to baffle you with BS...

    Sounds more like an attempt to baffle you with BS in hopes you give up and do it the way they want you to do it:happyyes:
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    If increased the invoice from 900 to 925 to cover...

    If increased the invoice from 900 to 925 to cover fees - you either had the wrong fees or they ripped you off by 44 cents:happyyes:
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    The ballast probably doesn't last long with an...

    The ballast probably doesn't last long with an undesigned current path like that, the resistance heat with a ground fault somewhere in the middle of an element could go indefinitely - if anything...
  25. Understood if we go with actual transformer full...

    Understood if we go with actual transformer full load ratings, but going back to what was asked in OP if we have 400 amp 240 out we will have 200 amp 480 in, disregarding minimal losses. As you more...
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