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    That's because before all of the plastic boxes...

    That's because before all of the plastic boxes just had the knock out. As to the second part, that is correct, except that you aren't supposed to defeat the clamp. I don't make too big of a deal...
  2. You're required one foot candle at the floor for...

    You're required one foot candle at the floor for the entire path of travel to the exit. Now that's actually not that much light, so you may be ok.
  3. What he said. ...

    What he said. https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcQizhwZwNayxh9M3OVYWVf5Sv8I28oM-qvSPUK1yzlTXOtA_aCN0ShwgCMeFEjX26sNgDX1voI8Ig&usqp=CAc
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    Had a young electrician tell me that he had never...

    Had a young electrician tell me that he had never heard of such a thing. I told him that I have been in the trades for 40 years and it was in the code when I got in. Like my boss used to say "staples...
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    It's also to keep the conditioned / unconditioned...

    It's also to keep the conditioned / unconditioned spaces separated.
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    See it all the time and can't figure it out. I...

    See it all the time and can't figure it out. I get the keeping a crew together, but I had a local guy call me for an inspection one time and I told him that it was interesting that we had never met...
  7. Your highest breaker can only be 6' 7" above the...

    Your highest breaker can only be 6' 7" above the floor to the center of the switch.
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    And that the breaker is "within the line of...

    And that the breaker is "within the line of sight".
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    Here once the job is finished, the permit becomes...

    Here once the job is finished, the permit becomes public record, but prior to that, it's non of your business what someone is doing. We have people file complaints and then call back to find out the...
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    I can never find the code section, but basically...

    I can never find the code section, but basically common areas must be fed from a house panel.
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    Most of the chairs just plug in now days.

    Most of the chairs just plug in now days.
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    Or someone had trouble getting paid.

    Or someone had trouble getting paid.
  13. Someone asked why it needed to be straight,...

    Someone asked why it needed to be straight, remember that the 360 degrees worth of bends is not just 90's or what ever, in 400' I've seen lots of runs that could possibly have more bending than...
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    Where exactly is this coupling going? Here the...

    Where exactly is this coupling going? Here the POCO won't allow a coupling above the roof line. Have you checked with your provider?
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    I've seen "electricians" that shouldn't have been...

    I've seen "electricians" that shouldn't have been allowed to purchase a panel.
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    I was a contractor before I was an inspector and...

    I was a contractor before I was an inspector and I would never have said it then.

    But I do agree that an insurance company can require whatever they want.
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    I've never seen a problem with a Zinsco panel. We...

    I've never seen a problem with a Zinsco panel. We have a bunch of them around here and most have been in place for 50 years or more.

    I think to tell someone that they need to replace it, because...
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    Didn't notice that the pole isn't bonded? That...

    Didn't notice that the pole isn't bonded? That would worry me just as much.
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    So as an inspector, I may let it go, but to...

    So as an inspector, I may let it go, but to defend the other inspector, 110.3(A) In judging equipment, considerations such as the following shall be evaluated: (2) Mechanical strength and durability,...
  20. And if your boss only has a hand threader it can...

    And if your boss only has a hand threader it can be a real joy to work with.
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    You might what to check with the local utility.

    You might what to check with the local utility.
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    Is there a lighting contactor in that panel?

    Is there a lighting contactor in that panel?
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    Then that would be indicated on the drawing with...

    Then that would be indicated on the drawing with something like Panel A CKT 1,3,5,7
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    I always figure that if you haven't had a problem...

    I always figure that if you haven't had a problem with it, don't touch it. The more you mess with that old aluminum the more chance you have of making it worse. I just did a quick check but I could...
  25. Thread: Static?

    by cowboyjwc
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    We had a store here that had that problem, turned...

    We had a store here that had that problem, turned out it was the carts, so they attached a little piece of chain that drug along the floor to dissipate it.

    One of my bowling shoes has a leather...
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