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    Yes it is Ok. Based on how you worded the...

    Yes it is Ok. Based on how you worded the question you should not try to pull this in without a splice. It can be done but a lot can go wrong if you haven’t done something like this before.
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    Bonding Water Pipes

    I’m changing a residential service entrance from a 200 amp overhead to underground. Because the underground will enter the basement not near the existing main panel I am installing a main breaker at...
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    Why do you like it more? I stopped using my Wiggy...

    Why do you like it more? I stopped using my Wiggy because the new meters of similar shape fit in a back pocket but provide so much more info.
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    Yes, these two sensors will be on the same...

    Yes, these two sensors will be on the same circuit and also on the same service switch. I could not think of a reason it would not work and you guys have confirmed it will. Thanks
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    Multiple Motion Sensors

    Is there any reason two motion sensors would not work? I have a floodlight to turn on and want to use two sensors so that if either sensor detects the flood light turns on.
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    I’m sure this customer will want everything flush...

    I’m sure this customer will want everything flush with the asphalt (except the wind sock, control panel and fence perimeter lights) so they can walk all over the lights without tripping.
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    Solar Powered Helipd Lighting

    I’m getting ready to install lighting for a helipad. The helipad is existing and privately owned. It will get very little use. The owner has purchased a package that consists of a control panel, a...
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    Thanks for all the answers. Some good ideas here....

    Thanks for all the answers. Some good ideas here. I can answer many of the questions because I was just asked to put some heat down there by the plumber/heating contractor. Now I can at least go back...
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    Heating a Crawl Space Frozen Pipes

    I have a customer that has had frozen pipes in her crawl space and I'm stumped on a good way to keep the pipes from freezing. She has the problem when the temps drop down near zero for any length of...
  10. Consider 5” conduit. The wires can’t jam in 5”....

    Consider 5” conduit. The wires can’t jam in 5”. Jamming can be a nightmare.
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    I has worked for four years. Must be faulty. It...

    I has worked for four years. Must be faulty. It came from supplier As a kit so I hope they sized it correctly.
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    Blinking Deck Dots

    I installed a bunch of so called deck dots for a customer in their deck. They are very small LED lights that get wired back to a transformer/driver that plugs into a 120 volt receptacle. Recently the...
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    Thanks guys. Using a combination of your ideas I...

    Thanks guys. Using a combination of your ideas I think I will run 10-3 UF from the house in 1-1/2 conduit, put a 6 circuit panel in side and drive a rod.
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    Thanks. That makes sense. I was thinking if the...

    Thanks. That makes sense. I was thinking if the circuits ran through part of the building to get near the entry that that would not make sense. I think I will put the disconnect outside so it will be...
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    Garage Power Disconnect

    I’m planning to run power from a residence to a new detached garage for a door opener, lights and a few outlets for small power tools. I’m going to run one 20 amp multiwire branch circuit and run all...
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    Thanks but I don't know what that means

    Thanks but I don't know what that means
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    Mass Code Continuing Ed

    I need to take a code update course like everyone else here in Massachusetts in order to renew my electricians license. I hate going to these classes where they mostly just read the code book where...
  18. There is no advantage to putting them in seperate...

    There is no advantage to putting them in seperate conduits
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    To me it is (incorrectly) showing that there is...

    To me it is (incorrectly) showing that there is 208 or 240 volts between red and white.
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    It seems like the age of a breaker has no bearing...

    It seems like the age of a breaker has no bearing on its functionality. I think I’m reading here that exercising them would be a good thing.

    I’m guessing no load exercising would be preferred.
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    Replace Old Breakers?

    If a circuit breaker is say 40 years old should it be replaced? This is a hypothetical question. Let’s stipulate that the breaker is in a good environment. No corrosive, damp or dusty atmosphere. If...
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    Thanks for that response. Very helpful.

    Thanks for that response. Very helpful.
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    Can’t say that I understand. Can you elaborate?

    Can’t say that I understand. Can you elaborate?
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    Are you saying the solar connection needs to...

    Are you saying the solar connection needs to remain where it is? If it stays on the load side of the main at the meter/main and upstream of the Ats the generator output will never see the solar...
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    Solar with a Standby Generator

    I’m wiring a whole house standby that currently has a solar system. The solar circuit connects to the house service at the 200 amp mater/main breaker (load side). The connection is made with a tap...
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