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    I use a toner test set to check for missing runs...

    I use a toner test set to check for missing runs or deadshorts after rough-in on larger houses. Before you terminate the feeders to the panel, but have landed neuts and grounds at panels, generate...
  2. They are commercial farmers. I wonder if they...

    They are commercial farmers. I wonder if they have access to stronger bleach solutions than us regular pleebs do.

    I came here with my concerns, because I know there are some really smart...
  3. Carlon nail on fixture box crumbled apart like a cookie.

    Customer calls, fixture fell out of ceiling. I wired the house around 2011. I went right away to check, and the ceiling box was falling apart. I was able to break it into small pieces with my...
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    Maybe where you are, it is very ''yes'' in many...

    Maybe where you are, it is very ''yes'' in many places. And remember, I received an advanced degree from Cypress Lake
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    Drilling concrete for supports is a breeze, even...

    Drilling concrete for supports is a breeze, even if it is 5000 lb concrete such as you find in parking garages if you employ the proper tooling(Hilti brand imho...).
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    If you have an honest AHJ you should be good to...

    If you have an honest AHJ you should be good to go, but many are not ''down'' with it even though the NEC is. Be prepared to hear caustic smoke woes and the like when you get turned down.
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    Dear OP, When does the class action suit begin,...

    Dear OP, When does the class action suit begin, and how can I get in on the action? Will I have to pass the bar in order to get a cut?
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    My son is trying to get into the electrical shop...

    My son is trying to get into the electrical shop at Pearl Harbor Shipyards. My question is for the navy dudes, is MI cable pretty common onboard US navy ships? I was telling him he was probably...
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    Don't drop the wire size to the rest of the...

    Don't drop the wire size to the rest of the circuit containing the 15 amp receptacle outlets. Stay with the #12.
  10. Around here, they call this operation...

    Around here, they call this operation ''rewiring'' and yes if you take out a permit you will be required to bring whatever area's you affect to code spacing and afci and other code rules. For me,...
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    Yes. I did a house last yr 1 mile from Kaneohe...

    Yes. I did a house last yr 1 mile from Kaneohe Marine Corps base where there are prominent radio towers all over the place. The Afci's were giving me hell in that house, no matter how many times...
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    Here is an Eaton 15 amp circuit breaker that is...

    Here is an Eaton 15 amp circuit breaker that is immune to RFI tripping issues from ham radio operators. 11891
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    The way it gets handled here is the poco will...

    The way it gets handled here is the poco will temp tie your house to the street lighting system which is fed 240 volts with neutral. They stick a ten foot piece of 2'' pvc up like a mast close by...
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    I live in a town where people from exotic places...

    I live in a town where people from exotic places come to and somehow become ''electrical contractors''. I see stuff like this every other day. Been into an all green panel once. Almost every...
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    Here is my view- On a job some years ago during...

    Here is my view- On a job some years ago during swimming pool excavation work, some directly buried cables were exposed. Some was uf cable, and some was nm cable that had been buried, run out to a...
  16. NO. Tell me it's not true. You have always...

    NO. Tell me it's not true. You have always struck me as the quiet silent type..........:happyyes:
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    Ol Uncle Mikey thinks he knows where this came...

    Ol Uncle Mikey thinks he knows where this came from. From oldtimer electrical inspectors who thought that you could not splice in panels. I know both the main counties I have lived in had...
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    macmike rule #1- First I Look In The Purse ...

    macmike rule #1- First I Look In The Purse .......
  19. Thread: Estimator

    by macmikeman
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    Hire a kid who just graduated with an EE degree...

    Hire a kid who just graduated with an EE degree from the local or state college. I hate to say this but they are the kids with the brains. And no jobs these days. Pay him dirt at first, and if he...
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    At Honolulu International Airport we used to have...

    At Honolulu International Airport we used to have to be careful using the walkie talkie's in or around electrical rooms and vaults because they would set off the smoke alarms.
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    Around here,poco rules- all underground service...

    Around here,poco rules- all underground service laterals running under streets require it. Also when installing a recessed into a wall servicer riser conduit up to a recessed in the wall meter, it...
  22. Coriolis force. The way to get it to run forward...

    Coriolis force. The way to get it to run forward with the switch off is to move the house down below the equator. :p
  23. Thread: GEC bus bar

    by macmikeman
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    EATON 20/40 circuit meter/main enclosures. Poco...

    EATON 20/40 circuit meter/main enclosures. Poco here does not allow gec into the left (before the main disconnect breaker which is on the right side of the can and separated by a metal divider.) ...
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    Proper steel plate= legal install.

    Proper steel plate= legal install.
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    I am not in agreement with this statement. Is...

    I am not in agreement with this statement. Is there an NEC stipulation that exempts air conditioners from the term appliances?
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