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  1. Thread: PSE

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    Update: Like most firewalls, it's soft on the...

    Update:
    Like most firewalls, it's soft on the inside.

    Found a name, who referred us to the Tacoma construction office, and after the GC visited there yesterday, today a lineman stopped by.
    ...
  2. Thread: PSE

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    Thanks for the response. You could say...

    Thanks for the response.

    You could say multifamily:

    4 humans
    3 dogs
    2 cats
    12+ koi in 20,000 gal pond
    2 plug in electric cars
    2 GSHP's
  3. Thread: PSE

    by Open Neutral
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    PSE

    Another one of my off-base requests.

    I'm been tasked to reach someone clueful on expansion issues at a residential Puget Sound Energy customer's site. (Albeit a bigger user than most one: the...
  4. For every complex problem there is an answer that...

    For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.

    H. L. Mencken
  5. Not repair, replace. As I read it, once they...

    Not repair, replace. As I read it, once they stopped pumping dielectric fluid in, water, dirty water, encroached [far] up the cables.
    ...
  6. A really bad day: marine 138KV cables damaged

    https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/MAB1912.pdf

    At 1732 local time on April 1, 2018, the articulated tug and barge (ATB) Clyde S VanEnkevort/
    Erie Trader was westbound...
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    Solid State Breakers

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a27557804/digital-circuit-breaker/

    Skip the story; the https://www.atompower.com/ cite is the only thing worth pursuing.

    About Atom...
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    Beat me to it...

    Beat me to it...
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    Ferroresonance in a PT? Please educate me; never...

    Ferroresonance in a PT? Please educate me; never heard of such.
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    I'd rather be able to disconnect/reconnect...

    I'd rather be able to disconnect/reconnect somewhere above ground [say under the transformer cover] where it is visible and accessible, but OK.
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    My perspective is the biggest threat to a good...

    My perspective is the biggest threat to a good ground is a corroded connection, 20 years after the fact. That's why I preferred welded connections.

    I'm puzzled that the standards folks are...
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    Thanks; I'd never heard of such.

    Thanks; I'd never heard of such.
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    CADWELD & PGE

    I was working on a job in NoCal where we'd be fed 3-ph by PGE.
    They required 2 grounds for the pad-mount transformer.

    Their "Green Book" specified the type of clamp.

    I wanted to CADWELD the...
  14. I see no mention of the heating blankets I have...

    I see no mention of the heating blankets I have seen/used {well, I watched...} for bending PVC.
  15. I would think that is the max current available...

    I would think that is the max current available for the charger; the actual current is controlled by the car.


    FWIW:
    https://chargehub.com/en/electric-car-charging-guide.html

    and many...
  16. I believe the lower current scheme is a AC...

    I believe the lower current scheme is a AC connection to the on-board charger.

    The higher current system is a wall-mounted charger providing DC to the car. Its output is adjusted by the car based...
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    Especially for snowblowers. I've always wanted a...

    Especially for snowblowers. I've always wanted a snowblower with real torque.
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    The new poles will be equipped with 737Max safety...

    The new poles will be equipped with 737Max safety features.
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    And any cooling fans they drive will also be...

    And any cooling fans they drive will also be slower........
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    https://www.cafepress.com/mf/31852224/quiscustodie...

    https://www.cafepress.com/mf/31852224/quiscustodiet1_mugs
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    Sigh: In a shop with a Shiny New SqrD Qo, I...

    Sigh:

    In a shop with a Shiny New SqrD Qo, I am seeking a small ~125A/12+ slot 3phase subpanel.
    Would strongly prefer breaker-compatibility.

    I see Siemens ones but the SqrD I find are...
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    Shunt trip breakers, perhaps?

    Shunt trip breakers, perhaps?
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    In general, an open neutral screws up almost...

    In general, an open neutral screws up almost everything.
    Was this one NOT tied to water pipe/Ufer near the panel?

    I can't explain the water heater damage. An open neutral shouldn't affect it at...
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    A friend had his house's interior rebuilt. The...

    A friend had his house's interior rebuilt. The workers' cutoff saw would trip the AFCI's, so they'd just move to another outlet.
    When he got home, he'd reset 4-5 breakers every day.
  25. Transparent Aluminum...

    Transparent Aluminum...
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