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    Oh that's already been done. A contractor friend...

    Oh that's already been done. A contractor friend bought some "arc faults" at Depot. When he opened them up they were regular breakers with a curly # 14 white inserted under the load screw.
  2. Thread: Fire pump

    by GerryB
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    Thanks, I'll try it:)

    Thanks, I'll try it:)
  3. Thread: Fire pump

    by GerryB
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    Fire pump

    Does any one know what year the code required fire pump ocp to indefinitely carry the locked rotor current? I have a 93 NEC. It doesn't have Art 695 but it does state in 230.90 (a) exception 4....
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    Why? Don't think I've ever heard of 3 phase as...

    Why? Don't think I've ever heard of 3 phase as being enjoyable:lol:
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    You actually don't need a breaker in the attic....

    You actually don't need a breaker in the attic. Put in a $15 pull out disconnect.
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    As a contractor I would never get involved with...

    As a contractor I would never get involved with stuff like that past the breaker, ie appliances, hot tubs (especially hot tubs:)), but maybe it's yours or a friends. Maybe you could bypass the attic...
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    But you're scheduled for Friday?

    But you're scheduled for Friday?
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    It does also say condensation and leaks, and as...

    It does also say condensation and leaks, and as Dennis said it doesn't address a flush mount installation. Maybe OP should ask the inspector, if it's an insurance job he probably needs a permit.
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    I interpret the dedicated space as "working...

    I interpret the dedicated space as "working space", to safely work on the equipment, not about keeping water from a leak going on it. You could have plumbing on the floor above, a toilet or washing...
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    So is there a listed connector? Or could you just...

    So is there a listed connector? Or could you just secure the cables within 8" of the box and use a chase bushing?
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    Those old cables I've seen were always copper, so...

    Those old cables I've seen were always copper, so 55a or 65a.
  12. 0-10 VOLT DIMMING

    I have a similar question. Can you bring a CLP-3 conductor into a 277 volt switch to feed. The switch has power leads and the dimming leads on it, so how do you separate .25 inch. The MC luminaire...
  13. Thread: AC vs. MC cable

    by GerryB
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    Definitely the aluminum is much lighter. Back in...

    Definitely the aluminum is much lighter. Back in the day you were expected to carry 2 rolls of bx, one on each shoulder, up to whatever floor needed it. MC lite, no problem.:)
  14. A lot of electricians are surprised to find out...

    A lot of electricians are surprised to find out (myself included one time) that mc cable is basically the same as romex when it comes to physical protection. Is it a lot below 6'? I don't know where...
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    310.15(B)(3)(a), 310.15(B)(16), Table C9,...

    310.15(B)(3)(a), 310.15(B)(16), Table C9, 310.15(B)(3)
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    I would say you could do that. 3" looks good for...

    I would say you could do that. 3" looks good for nine 3/0 conductors. You need to derate for more than 3 current carrying conductors. 3/0 copper at 75 degree chart is 200amps, so 400 amps derated at...
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    Which was stated in post #3. If it is not boxed...

    Which was stated in post #3. If it is not boxed or safed off it is the inspectors business if you are looking for a final.
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    Rough in is fine. OP is looking for a final with...

    Rough in is fine. OP is looking for a final with a wire laying on the floor.
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    The OP didn't say he had no disco under the sink...

    The OP didn't say he had no disco under the sink or on the counter.
    Are you in Vermont? A friend I know recently built a house there. He had to have the service (underground) inspected but not the...
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    That's how it would be here, same with a hood and...

    That's how it would be here, same with a hood and blanks over not installed fixtures.
  21. Thread: Six handle rule

    by GerryB
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    2017 nec c Connecticut finialy adopted.this March...

    2017 nec c Connecticut finialy adopted.this March 1 2019 Actually Ct. adopted it Oct 1, 2018. Pretty sure they adopted the 2014 in Oct of 2016. They may be trying to catch up in 2020.
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    I think 2014 also, 680.42(C) as you noted says in...

    I think 2014 also, 680.42(C) as you noted says in part "equipment grounding conductor that is insulated or enclosed within the outer sheath".
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    I think he is talking about Art 680, maybe...

    I think he is talking about Art 680, maybe 680.21(A)(1) You need an insulated ground for a pool motor(or Spa)
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    Wouldn't that rule out using UF cable?

    Wouldn't that rule out using UF cable?
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    Standard BRK or Kidde, I don't plan on doing...

    Standard BRK or Kidde, I don't plan on doing this, it's just something I recall being said. The job is an open ceiling and easily corrected the right way.
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