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    I hear ya. I love when I test a receptacle in...

    I hear ya.
    I love when I test a receptacle in the house and I hear that familiar click but I'm not quite sure where it came from....
    A majority of the colonial houses that are built in the70's and ...
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    :thumbsup:

    :thumbsup:
  3. It is allowed in my book and would argue it every...

    It is allowed in my book and would argue it every time.
    Dishes in the way? Give me a break.. so toasters coffee makers microwaves on counter tops are not?
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    Do you check if you have 220/240 between the two...

    Do you check if you have 220/240 between the two hot legs?;)
  5. If you are not comfortable connecting live then...

    If you are not comfortable connecting live then please don't do it. This isn't the Hairy Chested Men's Club.:)
    I typically connect them live, 1,2,3 pole breakers. I was taught to connect them live....
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    Yes it is! I had read about that in an earlier...

    Yes it is!
    I had read about that in an earlier post.
    That was where I was leaning towards on my point #5.
    I wrote it hoping it would be helpful to Charlie or anyone else.
    Now the challenge is to...
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    I have many more wins than loses.. but the loses...

    I have many more wins than loses.. but the loses hurt more..
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    those home inspectors....:happysad:

    those home inspectors....:happysad:
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    Talk about posting too soon> I just now received...

    Talk about posting too soon>
    I just now received a call from that same customer.... the breaker tripped.
    I told him to contact the appliance guy. Now go figure:slaphead:

    I will check into the...
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    For what it's worth. Two weeks ago I was called...

    For what it's worth.
    Two weeks ago I was called to troubleshoot a circuit that was in a 3 year old kitchen. It feed a viking free standing gas stove/ oven and a moderately sized exhaust hood.
    1)....
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    https://forums.mikeholt.com/image/jpeg;base64,/9j/...

    https://forums.mikeholt.com/image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wCEAAkGBwgHBgkIBwgKCgkLDRYPDQwMDRsUFRAWIB0iIiAdHx8kKDQsJCYxJx8fLT0tMTU3Ojo6Iys/RD84QzQ5OjcBCgoKDQwNGg8PGjclHyU3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nz...
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    https://forums.mikeholt.com/image/jpeg;base64,/9j/...

    https://forums.mikeholt.com/image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wCEAAkGBwgHBgkIBwgKCgkLDRYPDQwMDRsUFRAWIB0iIiAdHx8kKDQsJCYxJx8fLT0tMTU3Ojo6Iys/RD84QzQ5OjcBCgoKDQwNGg8PGjclHyU3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nz...
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    Sorry, No I haven't, but it looks like it could...

    Sorry,
    No I haven't, but it looks like it could be really cool in the proper application.
    I imagine they are a bit pricey.
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    Hey, I know how much we get a kick out of...

    Hey,
    I know how much we get a kick out of "critiquing" other electricians workmanship.
    I would like to doubt that the electrician installed the service and left it in that condition.
    Typically...
  15. Well I guess you have to install a code compliant...

    Well I guess you have to install a code compliant light fixture that will work with the customers specs.
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    Looks like the switches were in an existing wall...

    Looks like the switches were in an existing wall that someone removed and just jury rigged the rest.
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    I could only guess.... Maybe when the technician...

    I could only guess.... Maybe when the technician made up the equipment they left their plyers/ cutters at home and couldn't cut the conductors to their proper length?:)
  18. Like Ok Larry Fine said. Just remove the white...

    Like Ok Larry Fine said.
    Just remove the white portion of the housing stick your tiny hands in there remove the access cover to the j-box portion of he housing and pull the splices through the...
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    Nice catch!! I forgot to add that part. That is...

    Nice catch!!
    I forgot to add that part.
    That is how I usually trouble shoot them.
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    We are expected to disconnect and reconnect the...

    We are expected to disconnect and reconnect the service drop.
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    From my experience the intermittent trip is...

    From my experience the intermittent trip is usually caused by a neutral ground fault.
    Over tightened clamps, pinched neutrals, not necessarily down to the copper.
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    I believe I came across the same scenario about...

    I believe I came across the same scenario about three years ago. All the equipment grounds were black. The panel was located in the basement.
  23. Use them on F/A and emergency light circuits all...

    Use them on F/A and emergency light circuits all the time.
  24. Maybe you/ contractor could fur out the wall or...

    Maybe you/ contractor could fur out the wall or just move the electrical panel forward enough to clear the plumbing?
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    They were popular in some of the developments in...

    They were popular in some of the developments in my area in the 60's.
    Fun to chase out, they electricians would install them in ceiling boxes, switch boxes and troughs.
    A lot of them would burn out...
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