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  1. Now you have a second path for fault current,...

    Now you have a second path for fault current, electrically it better to keep the fault current with the circuit conductors to reduce the impedance. We can have a EGC on the outside of conduit for a...
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    Electrical loads are decreasing esp with LED...

    Electrical loads are decreasing esp with LED lighting. Non dwelling units typically have services 30% larger than needed as the lighting loads are 3 w sq ft and energy codes are perhaps .5 w sq ft.
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  3. the 83% rule can only be used for dwelling units,...

    the 83% rule can only be used for dwelling units, due to diversity of loads (not all on at the same time)
    The garage feeder has to be sized at 100% as the table saw, sawdust vac and grinder could...
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    There is some concern on POE equipment and...

    There is some concern on POE equipment and generating heat in conduits.
    Here is good place to start https://www.bicsi.org
    This magazine had good articles on the subject...
  5. And do you need to ground or bond?

    And do you need to ground or bond?
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    Get the mike holt practice exams. do 100 to 200...

    Get the mike holt practice exams. do 100 to 200 questions per week.
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    That issue came up many times starting in 2002,...

    That issue came up many times starting in 2002, and I recall the discussion at the IAEI meeting in Orlando.
    The BC to the smoke needs to be protected the same as any other. I have not seen a post on...
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    Do they work, yes. Ignore everything about...

    Do they work, yes. Ignore everything about nanoseconds and look at jewels to compare

    Mike Holt once said
    You get what you pay for
    More is better

    Mike has some good graphics and I will later...
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    Homeline 120 V 30 amp GFCI

    Not familiar with SQ D Homeline brand, need 120V (single pole) 30 A GFCI for a 30 Amp RV power outlet. My supplier says they are not available, what are my options?
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    Art 520 and Info

    I have used the disposable foam cans, messy, duct seal and fire rated duct seal.
    At work I got a Hilti spray foam gun, expensive but in the long run, not a all. you are able to finely control the...
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    Fluke T5-600, T6-600

    I was about to purchase a Fluke 323 Clamp ampmeter, about $110.

    I don't need to measure over 200A, 600V

    Fluke has a T-5 600 that a fork current clamp, does volts, ohms, for $109
    And the T-6...
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    And for a dwelling unit light switch bedroom, the...

    And for a dwelling unit light switch bedroom, the switch does not have to be in the same room, nor a luminaire installed at the lighting outlet.
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    Retro Fit T-8 to LED

    Some advice on retrofitting T-8 to LED
    1. Some systems have the ballast removed, and LED lamps wired direct to the tombstones. Are there any listing issues with this?
    2. Use LED lamps that work...
  14. Thread: Home Video

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    The monitoring cost is the same as ring, cameras...

    The monitoring cost is the same as ring, cameras a little less. But I like the wireless and cloud storage instead of a DVR...
  15. Thread: Home Video

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    Home Video

    I may of asked before, but now being retired I have time to install a video system. I have a Honeywell Ademco VISTA 20 ethernet panel with the touch screen.
    I installed a Ring Video door bell, it...
  16. i agree 100%. I was a member of the IES and...

    i agree 100%. I was a member of the IES and attended the Street and Area Lighting conferences for many years and saw the beginnings of LED in 2008. An HPS or MH lamp is a point source and putting in...
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    OK I went to Lowes today. Fan R Us.

    OK I went to Lowes today. Fan R Us.
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    What we find in WA, and our compliance...

    What we find in WA, and our compliance inspectors, is a business (Walmart I know of) contacts with a nation wide electrical contractor for microwaves in breakrooms, they roll thru and install, when...
  19. Interesting, I will wait for Milwaukee as I am...

    Interesting, I will wait for Milwaukee as I am all in on M12 or M18 system
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    2200 feet thats a lot of dairy.

    2200 feet thats a lot of dairy.
  21. Our electricians used Light Efficient Designs,...

    Our electricians used Light Efficient Designs, there were a lot of failures, but they started many years ago the products are "better" now.
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    A line to ground fault can be fed from each of...

    A line to ground fault can be fed from each of the circuit. The EGC must be full size to carry the fault.
  23. The Code Making panel determined it would be...

    The Code Making panel determined it would be safer to have a non grounded outlet replaced by a GFCI than to have someone cut off the ground in the cord cap.
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    Ceiling Paddle Fan

    Time to upgrade my ceiling paddle fans in my home. Any recommendations on make, model?
    Go to Paddle Fans R Us to purchase?
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    Restriction on EMT dates back to 1965. May be due...

    Restriction on EMT dates back to 1965. May be due to EMT and high levels of fault current conduit will melt.
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