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  1. Thread: Need ideas

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    If you only need it during daylight, look into...

    If you only need it during daylight, look into light tubes.
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    As stated above, you should have separate...

    As stated above, you should have separate receptacles unless there is a house panel, but yes, you can make a single penetration and tee out of it to two separate disconnects and receptacles.
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    Place a pull-box at the present pipe end, whether...

    Place a pull-box at the present pipe end, whether you use it for the pull or not.
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    What if both dishwasher and disposer were...

    What if both dishwasher and disposer were equipped with plugs and plugged into receptacles?
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    Here in VA, we still only have to use them on...

    Here in VA, we still only have to use them on bedroom-outlet circuits. I recently had an intermittent trip-for-no-apparent-reason AFCI call. I swapped the black an white wires for that circuit with...
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    Usually, a handy-dandy programmable...

    Usually, a handy-dandy programmable self-resetting device called a recloser.
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    I was told the home runs were run while the...

    I was told the home runs were run while the ceiling was open, so it's doubtful.

    I could use "kitchen appliances" on the label. The fridge is on another circuit.
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    Okay, Curtis, I see the issue: EGC = Equipment...

    Okay, Curtis, I see the issue: EGC = Equipment Grounding Conductor; GEC = Grounding Electrode Conductor.

    The GEC from the rod may terminate anywhere on the neutral at or before the main disconnect...
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    Incorrect. The EGC system should not start until...

    Incorrect. The EGC system should not start until the enclosure that contains the main disconnect, and should also be where the GECs terminate. Before that, there should only be the neutral, and...
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    For my question, the improper installation is...

    For my question, the improper installation is existing. My concern is the panel labeling.
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    It's done all the time for the voltage taps ...

    It's done all the time for the voltage taps when using CTs.

    Don't know if that addresses the code-compliance question.
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    When I was a helper, our boss (mom'n'pop shop)...

    When I was a helper, our boss (mom'n'pop shop) always had us drive 3/4" RGS as electrodes . . . with a sledge hammer.
  13. No they didn't. :D

    No they didn't. :D
  14. No, silly rabbit, that's a booster. ;)

    No, silly rabbit, that's a booster. ;)
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    I would ask what the capacity needs to be to...

    I would ask what the capacity needs to be to serve the loads, and work backwards from there.
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    Oops! White = grounded, green = grounding.

    Oops! White = grounded, green = grounding.
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    Follow the Yellow Wire Road. :D I did it to...

    Follow the Yellow Wire Road. :D


    I did it to identify each cable: FI = feed in, FO = feed out, 3W = travelers, LT = light, FN = fan, FL = fan/light, RC = recessed, HL = hall light, etc.

    I...
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    Reminds me of what I did in a large house while...

    Reminds me of what I did in a large house while roughing in. In the main part of the house, I wrote directional arrows and abbreviations inside the switch boxes for each of the NM cables with a...
  19. Mr. X, why not just ask your inspector? Whether...

    Mr. X, why not just ask your inspector? Whether he/she looks for these things won't depend on whether you draw attention to them. The way it's usually looked at is that whatever work you are doing...
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    What Rob said: change from two 3-wire MWBCs to...

    What Rob said: change from two 3-wire MWBCs to one 4-wire MWBC and one 2-wire circuit.
  21. The correct dimmer for magnetic vs electronic...

    The correct dimmer for magnetic vs electronic drivers may not be the same. Be sure to confirm.
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    Look back a few posts.

    Look back a few posts.
  23. What is buzzing, the dimmers or the drivers? Are...

    What is buzzing, the dimmers or the drivers? Are the drivers magnetic or electronic?

    I have found that the Ariadni line of dimmers works and plays well with others. ;)

    I use that line with GM...
  24. Next step: most LED makers have a list of...

    Next step: most LED makers have a list of compatible dimmers.
  25. LED lights and driver (power supply) must be...

    LED lights and driver (power supply) must be rated to be dimmable.
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