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    0-10 dimming LED

    I received a specification for a bid asking for 0-10 volt dimming LED lighting which I do not understand. Can someone point me at a tutorial for this type of product? How is installing the circuits...
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    Interesting. The description says they trip to...

    Interesting. The description says they trip to the off position (instead of center). I wonder why.

    They appear to be only 20% more expensive. Less than I thought.
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    Aren't they a lot more expensive? And harder to...

    Aren't they a lot more expensive? And harder to get? Wouldn't it be easier to be able to stop in any big box store and get the breakers you need?
  4. It's worthless unless once you put it on, it...

    It's worthless unless once you put it on, it cannot be removed. :)
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    You said this is the condenser and condensers are...

    You said this is the condenser and condensers are outside. You cannot use NM-B in any outside conduit or in the whip. The inside of conduit used outside is considered a wet area. NM is not allowed in...
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    I'm on the 2014 and I like what you are saying....

    I'm on the 2014 and I like what you are saying. When I quoted a price for this thing I was assuming no GFCI was required. Now I'm concerned I'm going to lose money on the install because this...
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    I have a similar issue with a client who is...

    I have a similar issue with a client who is purchasing an instant water heater and a jetted tub from china. The documentation he has showed me is horrible. The stuff is going to arrive in a few...
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    Earth leakage circuit breaker?

    My client has a instant water heater that requires an earth leakage circuit breaker. From the description it sounds like a GFCI. Can I use a GFCI in place of an ELCB?
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    Ah, right. I better stop doing that then....

    Ah, right. I better stop doing that then. Interpreting the NEC is not for the faint of heart.
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    Sound like I have been misinterpreting the...

    Sound like I have been misinterpreting the requirement. I have always stapled with 8" on any non-metallic box. Sounds like anything larger than a one gang box and one gang boxes that have the...
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    So we are debating about derating? I'm for it. :)

    So we are debating about derating? I'm for it. :)
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    Oh, that explains it.

    Oh, that explains it.
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    Did she keep the cable straight while stapling?

    Did she keep the cable straight while stapling?
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    Most of my work is NM in plastic boxes so I'm not...

    Most of my work is NM in plastic boxes so I'm not going to short out the screw against the box, however the ground wire is bare and can easily short the receptacle if I'm not careful when folding the...
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    The instruction manual shows a picture of one guy...

    The instruction manual shows a picture of one guy holding the stapler to another guy's head with a big crossed circle over it i.e. "don't staple someone's head". I guess the people who wrote the...
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    I'm greedy. I insist on saving labor by using the...

    I'm greedy. I insist on saving labor by using the device and also not wasting labor or materials by overusing the device.
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    I'm thinking PowerPoint presentation. :D

    I'm thinking PowerPoint presentation. :D
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    This is the best kind of job to bid. The number...

    This is the best kind of job to bid. The number of variables is small. If you can come up with an accurate estimate of the time it takes to perform each of those tasks, it easy to just add up the...
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    Problem with DeWalt's New Stapler

    I bought one of DeWalt's new battery-powered cable staplers and handed it to the crew for some house remodels we are doing. The tool works fine and definitely saves time over hammering in staples....
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    Interesting idea. I could use the existing panel...

    Interesting idea. I could use the existing panel as a j-box and pipe over to a surface mounted 3R panel. Piping out would be a challenge since the existing panel is flush mounted. I don't want to...
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    I Normally ask for 30% upfront, 50% at rough...

    I Normally ask for 30% upfront, 50% at rough inspection, and 20% after final inspection but I have been known to take less upfront if it's make or break on the deal. It does make me nervous though.
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    Based on what I can see it was never turned...

    Based on what I can see it was never turned toward the inside. I made that suggestion to the HO and was flatly rejected. She doesn't like the look of the electrical panel and doesn't want it inside.
  23. I don't drive my diesel F350 very often. I...

    I don't drive my diesel F350 very often. I started have problems with it and the mechanic told me the fuel was old. He told me to top it off with fresh fuel, drive it until the tank was empty,...
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    I gave that a thought, but then the box in back...

    I gave that a thought, but then the box in back would be inaccessible.
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    Here are some pictures. Anybody ever see an...

    Here are some pictures. Anybody ever see an install like this?
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