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    True except class A is more about servivability...

    True except class A is more about servivability of the circuit and separation. I try to put a return on class B circuits instead of an EOL as a best practice whenever possible. To me it is worth...
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    There are. It is important to know the...

    There are. It is important to know the exceptions to the separation rules for sure. I see, and have been guilty of, a lot of wasted time and material before studying up on this.
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    They type Z cable should terminate at the AIM...

    They type Z cable should terminate at the AIM device. It would not go all the way back to the panel.

    On your original post. Single devices can have both send and return in the same conduit even...
  5. Thread: FA Circuit

    by luckylerado
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    What are you working on? I would try to RFI away...

    What are you working on? I would try to RFI away the "Type X" language. I see it in specs often but rarely see it end up installed that way. Many don't even know what they are specifying and just...
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    I agree. At very least two RG6 and one Cat 5. I...

    I agree. At very least two RG6 and one Cat 5. I would also coil up three RG6 in the attic. Two for satellite and one for OTA antenna.
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    Exhaust is not required to be shut down on alarm...

    Exhaust is not required to be shut down on alarm but I do not read the code to say it is required to stay on either. Certainly makeup air is to go down and the gas is supposed to be wired to the...
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    There are two good options. Sound putty pads...

    There are two good options. Sound putty pads behind and around the boxes and or sound gaskets behind the cover plates. Both are relatively inexpensive and have STC ratings.


    Putty Pads
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    Not knowing the particulars, you can use a duct...

    Not knowing the particulars, you can use a duct jack.
  10. I do not believe #of conductors in a raceway is...

    I do not believe #of conductors in a raceway is part of the formula for calculatoing VD by any method.
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    Indeed they are and they are not required to be...

    Indeed they are and they are not required to be marked.

    https://www.ul.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Ul_outletboxes.pdf
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    A steel 4" box is already 2 hour rated. Even a...

    A steel 4" box is already 2 hour rated. Even a carlon nail on has a 2 hour rating I believe. What is the environment that this is in?
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    There are situations where the fill rules apply. ...

    There are situations where the fill rules apply. The blanket statement that they do not is misleading. Read the sections.
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    Assuming that your installation is only governed...

    Assuming that your installation is only governed by NEC and no other standards apply, you should look to:

    770.110(B)
    800.110(B) and
    830.110(B)

    There is not a one size fits all answer without...
  15. Help with TAP rules and Secondary OCP requirement

    Looking at a set of drawings and I have some concerns about the way the distribution system is layed out. Please follow my thinking and weigh in before I take this back to the EE.

    Detail below:...
  16. Thread: 300.11 B

    by luckylerado
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    Negative.

    Negative.
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    A sump is required for every elevator pit with...

    A sump is required for every elevator pit with firefighters service. I have done 50 or so and never had one without it.
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    Where are you getting the NEMA 4 requirement? ...

    Where are you getting the NEMA 4 requirement? Bell boxes and In-use covers are all I have ever used for recepts above 18" in a pit and all passed state inspection.
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    Make sure you use cable rated for wet locations. ...

    Make sure you use cable rated for wet locations. I have made the mistake of running FA under slab before. It can become a ground fault nightmare in short order.
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    If they are located in the same stud cavity or...

    If they are located in the same stud cavity or have less than 24" separation the yes.

    Look to 714.3.2 in the IBC for a deeper answer.
  21. I work for a large GC as a quality manager. I use...

    I work for a large GC as a quality manager. I use Procore and Bluebeam on a daily basis and Bluebeam has made me 1000% more productive. I have also used Plangrid and Fieldwire to a lesser degree...
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    I have no evidence to the contrary and tend to...

    I have no evidence to the contrary and tend to agree.
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    This is outdoors. It is a fixed pier in salt...

    This is outdoors. It is a fixed pier in salt water and these are shore tie feeders with GFP. There is also a ladder type cable tray in the trench but for whatever reason the installer chose to use...
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    Bridal Rings or J-Hooks for THWN conductors

    Been asked to comment on an installation of several sets of 480V Ckts ran in J-Hooks. The cables are failing megger testing and I am doing a kind of autopsy on the install. One of the things...
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    200% neutral is pretty common. Nothing...

    200% neutral is pretty common. Nothing preventing you from doing it except the size as stated before is limited by 310.10.H
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