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    You should give us the specifics. What brand and...

    You should give us the specifics. What brand and model of microwave? What brand and type of AFCI protection? What frequency is the occurrence?
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    Where is the other service disco?

    Where is the other service disco?
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    Does a bra hanging from the doorknob count as...

    Does a bra hanging from the doorknob count as being behind a lock?
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    Terrorist bomb makers all use the same code, too....

    Terrorist bomb makers all use the same code, too. That's why we always know what wire to cut.
  5. Got it, now, thanks. Like Hal, I wasn't...

    Got it, now, thanks. Like Hal, I wasn't picturing the actual question.

    For what you are doing, what I've done sometimes is to bundle the wires inside the j-box and put a really good zip-tie or...
  6. How would you NOT provide strain relief if you...

    How would you NOT provide strain relief if you are using the proper connector for the cord to go into the box? How much strain are you attempting to arrest?
    ...
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    Is the breaker part of the factory assembled...

    Is the breaker part of the factory assembled equipment, and therefore you only need to go by the nameplate? Also, any issues with using the equipment disconnect and/or panel circuit breaker as the...
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    I'll be honest, I've never cared about anything...

    I'll be honest, I've never cared about anything I've installed that was "220" to "240" as long as I was supplying something in that range and it was labeled in that range. I think it's just a...
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    But does the Code require the manufacturer's...

    But does the Code require the manufacturer's installation instructions to be followed in such a requirement?
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    Guessing that is what a lot of the world uses for...

    Guessing that is what a lot of the world uses for protection of equipment at 30mA, whereas the US commonly uses a device for protection of people at 6mA.

    I'm guessing you'd be fine with typical...
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    Well, there's your problem.

    Well, there's your problem.
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    I'm going to steal that one! :lol:

    I'm going to steal that one! :lol:
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    Yes, but I'm not talking about to calculate it. ...

    Yes, but I'm not talking about to calculate it. I'm saying that whatever your load is, you should strive for a VD goal in relation to your service voltage, not in relation to the voltage tolerance...
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    I can do it. Who's paying?

    I can do it. Who's paying?
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    What is the purpose of the rule? Does this...

    What is the purpose of the rule? Does this purpose still exist? I'm guessing an electric shaver while you stand in front of the sink?
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    Except for certified home inspectors.

    Except for certified home inspectors.
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    You go look for the keys, I'll move some dishes. ...

    You go look for the keys, I'll move some dishes. Let's see who gains access to it first.

    NEC....
  18. Primadonnas.

    Primadonnas.
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    I doubt they intended their specifications to be...

    I doubt they intended their specifications to be that precise. The worldwide standard is to label equipment for 115 and 230 V. They know the former is used on predominately 120 V American service,...
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    One may care more about CCC (current-carrying...

    One may care more about CCC (current-carrying conductors) and the other more about actual number of wires.
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    I would definitely contact the manufacturer. ...

    I would definitely contact the manufacturer. There is the possibility that they may have never caught it and might still be able to track the issue and stop more installations with it. They may...
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    I'm not a good motor theorist, but I've got a lot...

    I'm not a good motor theorist, but I've got a lot of experience in working with these PSC motors. That's a very good question. While a fail-to-0 condition is more common, we do get a lot of...
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    Did we already determine it's the only receptacle...

    Did we already determine it's the only receptacle exhibiting this issue? If it isn't, then the problem likely isn't in that box. Find where all the problems are first. Then determine where to...
  24. Sorry guys, I thought it might be obvious I was...

    Sorry guys, I thought it might be obvious I was being facetious by putting the A/C first in my priorities. I forgot the smilie.
  25. I don't want to dim my air conditioner while...

    I don't want to dim my air conditioner while turning lights on. Now I'm totally confused. Where should I put the breakers?
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