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    Insulation resistance testing

    A customer is demanding we perform IR testing on some wiring we are doing.

    I don't want to write a procedure for doing such a thing if it is something I can buy.

    Is such a procedure from some...
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    Maybe there are none. Perhaps because wearing...

    Maybe there are none.

    Perhaps because wearing the suit all but prevents one from doing useful work, so there is not much opportunity to create an arc flash.
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    another thing in a spec that does not actually...

    another thing in a spec that does not actually exist.
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    are you allowed to put SE cables in a chase?

    are you allowed to put SE cables in a chase?
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    iron conduit bodies

    So I went to order some conduit bodies for use with EMT. I notice that the catalog says for use with rigid and IMC. Can these still be used with EMT? Obviously a connector would be needed to thread...
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    THAT IS IT!

    THAT IS IT!
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    My first thought was some sort of gag site like...

    My first thought was some sort of gag site like The Onion.
  8. I think that was a DIY guy.

    I think that was a DIY guy.
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    no more than 15 years.

    no more than 15 years.
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    why do you have 5 breakers that feed five...

    why do you have 5 breakers that feed five disconnects? seems somewhat redundant.
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    No. These appeared to be something retrofitted...

    No. These appeared to be something retrofitted into a fixture that once held 2 adjacent long lamps that went the full length of the fixture, and were replaced by two shorter ones that just overlap by...
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    Like this

    Like this
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    odd relamping at walmart

    I was at walmart the other day getting a prescription and happened to look up while I was sitting on a bench waiting. I noticed that the fixtures looked like they used to have two long lamps now have...
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    how would you feel about it if it was a...

    how would you feel about it if it was a pushbutton or selector switch? there is part of the PB or SS that extends outside of the enclosure.

    you are suggesting in effect that only explosion proof ...
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    Kind of an awkward way to phrase it.

    Kind of an awkward way to phrase it.
  16. I think you should take a close look at what...

    I think you should take a close look at what article 502 says about what components are allowed to be used in a CIID2 area.
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    why would the openings on the front be an issue?

    why would the openings on the front be an issue?
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    I don't know. Rarely use NEMA starters. The last...

    I don't know. Rarely use NEMA starters. The last one I bought came with an adjustable OL. I much prefer them since I almost never know what the NP FLC is going to be. heck, sometimes what turns up in...
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    I think a 100 amp panel is likely OK. I would...

    I think a 100 amp panel is likely OK.

    I would still probably put in a 125A panel. Not for code reasons, but as a matter of practicality.
  20. Why are you putting a Bebco on something in a...

    Why are you putting a Bebco on something in a class II, division 2 area?
  21. Run emt and skip the wire egc.

    Run emt and skip the wire egc.
  22. as long as they followed the specs and/or...

    as long as they followed the specs and/or instructions they were given, what basis is there to have them rip it out without someone paying them to do so.
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    as long as it does not have to make or break...

    as long as it does not have to make or break loads it won't matter any.
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    Personally, I would be inclined to use a...

    Personally, I would be inclined to use a reversing contactor for this. You would need to remove the jumper wires on the load side of the contactor and take off the overload. The VFD can provide the...
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    You just can't legally sell it. For the most...

    You just can't legally sell it.

    For the most part, you have to have it tested by a qualified lab. I don't think it has to be a 3rd party lab.

    I doubt any machine maker has to worry about it....
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