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  1. detached garage, # circuits? (with switching)

    This is coming up all the time lately for us. Referencing 225.30 (2017) here.

    Typical situation: Existing detached garage, with existing (old, underground) conductors for power AND for...
  2. thx. I think i'd rather run SER indoors and...

    thx. I think i'd rather run SER indoors and splice it (it's only #2), than run PVC through this particular basement and pull the wire.
  3. One more time: USE-2 indoors? and, in conduit, or exposed?

    I've read all the threads I can find on this, and I'm still confused.
    With cable commonly referred to as "mobile home feeder cable," or hereabouts also commonly referred to as "URD," and...
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    Dennis, it seems you're right. Oddly, I just...

    Dennis, it seems you're right.
    Oddly, I just called one of the possible inspectors for this jurisdiction and ran it by him, and he advised me the opposite: just leave the existing as is.
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    two feeders to one outbuilding?

    Existing outbuilding [barn, really] with underground feeder (unknown size) from main house, to older panel "A" in a relatively inaccessible location in a pool equipment "room." Very sketchy.

    New...
  6. "exercise studio" ground floor, addition. AFCI / GFCI ?

    I'm quoting wiring for an "exercise studio" that's a little unusual. It's about a 1000 sq ft addition on the back of a barn, no specs, just a sketchy basic floorplan. What kind of space is this? I...
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    Wrong century. She uses 19th C do-it-yourself...

    Wrong century. She uses 19th C do-it-yourself technology on glass or metal plates
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    home darkroom as hazardous area ????????

    I have a photographer customer who's putting a darkroom in a newly renovated garage, with a radiant heat floor, and a small water heater for that purpose. Her boyfriend / "consultant" suggested...
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    new service = bad cell reception???

    I just completed a 200 amp service upgrade for a double house in the city with aluminum siding. Completely normal installation, except that now both tennants report no cell reception inside the house...
  10. Attached Garage Main Disco, house sub = main. EGC?

    Current situation: 2008 NEC. Attached garage. 100-amp Main Disconnect in garage. @60' sub-feed cable to 20-space panel in main section of house, finished basement. One #6 EGC (secondary?) from...
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    tandem breakers and panel design

    New-ish Square D QO 30-space panel, need 2 more spaces.
    Tandem breakers come in two types, as pictured below, courtesy 480Sparky.
    Mechanically, I could install the lower type in any QO panel,...
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    I'm working through the issues bit by bit; I'll...

    I'm working through the issues bit by bit; I'll check with an inspector. Hereabouts, inspectors work out of 3rd-party agencies, with a short list of approved agencies held in each town. Within that...
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    Barn wiring mess, and "Distribution Point"

    I looked at a barn yesterday (several, actually), and they asked for a quote on some work. I've attached a seriously crude sketch of the distribution.

    This is not a commercial agricultural...
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    AFCI / GFCI kitchen confusion

    My apologies if this is too big a question, but I’m a tiny bit confused at this point. My jurisdiction is holding onto 2008 by its fingernails, but they’re likely to change soon, my guess is to...
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