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    With over 25 years working for the government, I...

    With over 25 years working for the government, I would agree with that statement and add to it by saying that "Everything is corrupt." Just look at the evening news. In the last quarter of...
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    It's actually quite disturbing to realize what...

    It's actually quite disturbing to realize what can occur subsequent to our inspection. When people ask "how long is your inspection good for?" My response is "until my vehicle pulls away." It is a...
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    So....like everything else, money makes the world...

    So....like everything else, money makes the world go around and even the CMP's are corrupt?Guess I haven't thought of that before but your statement causes me to reflect upon that fact. It is...
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    In the Northeast, where houses and lumber expand...

    In the Northeast, where houses and lumber expand and contract with the changes in the weather, an over stapled condition "could" trip the AFCI c/b if the staple creates a path between the line to...
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    Can anyone address the issue with the code...

    Can anyone address the issue with the code requirements for using an AFCI receptacle? Mainly, the requirement that they must be used with a circuit breaker that has been approved for use with the...
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    Pull out the cord of a running vacuum cleaner in...

    Pull out the cord of a running vacuum cleaner in the dark and tell everyone what you see. I believe it's called an arc.
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    1) I believe that "places of assembly was dropped...

    1) I believe that "places of assembly was dropped from 334.10 and 334.12 which used to refer one to chapter 5 which included "places of assembly."

    2) An AFCI circuit breaker is intended to...
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    I don't disagree. Time to retire rather than...

    I don't disagree. Time to retire rather than fight a corrupt system on a daily basis.
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    I am not comparing the function of an AFCI to a...

    I am not comparing the function of an AFCI to a GFCI despite the fact that I encounter licensed electricians on a daily basis that do not understand how either device functions. The statement was...
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    The odds of winning the lottery are approximately...

    The odds of winning the lottery are approximately 300 million to one. I would have to respectfully disagree with the statement. LOL
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    Hal, I understand that everyone has differing...

    Hal,

    I understand that everyone has differing opinions about the effectiveness of an AFCI circuit breaker compared to the cost imposed upon the property owner, however; the data collected since...
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    Respectfully, my response would be that I...

    Respectfully, my response would be that I encounter a substantial amount of rodent activity. I did not believe this occurred because for over 20 years as an electrical contractor before becoming an...
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    I agree with the notion that any liability on...

    I agree with the notion that any liability on behalf of the state being behind in adopting the most recent code should not and does not impact the electrical inspectors. We can only enforce the code...
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    As I routinely reiterate, "I didn't write the...

    As I routinely reiterate, "I didn't write the code, I am merely tasked with the responsibility of enforcing it." There are numerous code sections I disagree with as well as numerous mistakes...
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    kwired, I know that you have been a member for a...

    kwired,
    I know that you have been a member for a long time so I respect your opinion as it pertains to this subject. I still maintain that if a GFCI receptacle is under a sink in a residential...
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    GFCI PROTECTION FOR DISPOSAL UNDER SINK

    IMO, if the receptacle is within 6 feet of the sink, no matter how you measure it, it should be GFCI protected. IF the origin of the rule as it pertains to 6 feet is specified because boom boxes,...
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    My apologies if already answered as I always get to these late

    If the two service laterals connect to the same output of the transformer, it is considered a single service as defined by 230.2. Then the six throw, grouping of disconnects, etc. would be applied as...
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    Unsure whether rules are the same everywhere but...

    Unsure whether rules are the same everywhere but in NYS, bonding of the gas line is directed in the following manner:

    1) Gas meter outside - Bond the first 6" of rigid pipe entering the premises...
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    :):)

    :):)
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    I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. What...

    I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. What is best for the installation for the customer? I'm not going to break out a tape measure, as an inspector on the job site, to determine what makes a...
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    No offense intended but please don't say...

    No offense intended but please don't say "Tamper-proof."
    As an inspector, I hear that all day.
    It's "Tamper resistant."
    And I agree that TR is required.
    Sorry, that's like hearing "Carbon...
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    Need Further Info

    Is this Daycare in a one or two family home?
    Are there receptacles required?
    Commercial building = none required.
    Water closet = bathroom with receptacle = GFCI right?
    Despite all of the above,...
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    Work at 15 feet.

    Let me make sure I got this right. The ceiling is quoted at 8-9 feet and the steel roof supports are at 6 feet above the ceiling. That equates to a working height of approximately 15 feet AFF. Both...
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    I do not see the "+New Topic or Question" when I...

    I do not see the "+New Topic or Question" when I select the "Forum" button.

    Maybe a moderator could explain how one goes about starting a new thread.

    Thank you,
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    Reno, I'd like to start a new thread as per...

    Reno,

    I'd like to start a new thread as per your request but cannot locate the post new thread button.

    So....I'll respond here.

    1) Entering my 9th year as an inspector. I've seen the actual...
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