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    Wow, things are different here in MA. All...

    Wow, things are different here in MA. All permits, applications, construction docs are public record as soon as they are submitted. (possibly with some exceptions, as was the case on a few rare...
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    Same here, Peter.

    Same here, Peter.
  3. The inspector is required to notify the failed...

    The inspector is required to notify the failed inspection in writing here in MA, in order for the appeal to be submitted.

    I just sent him one last email in response to his email that I posted...
  4. That sums up my argument and interpretation. I...

    That sums up my argument and interpretation. I think it really is that simple. The outlet is the point at which current is taken to supply utilization equipment. The box is just a box. If I...
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    Yes, this requirement is in NFPA 72. Similarly,...

    Yes, this requirement is in NFPA 72. Similarly, smokes need to be 3' from HVAC register.
  6. Thanks for the input guys. I'll just wait to...

    Thanks for the input guys. I'll just wait to hear from the contractor. Fortunately this is not on my dime. I appreciate these, and any other comments.
  7. My original email to him in red, followed by his...

    My original email to him in red, followed by his reply in blue:

    Hi Ted,

    I just want to follow up on our phone conversation from Friday, regarding the paddle fan/ lights we installed to replace...
  8. He would typically be hired by the town manager,...

    He would typically be hired by the town manager, or board of selectman. But they cannot overrule his professional decision. We have a procedure to appeal his decision to the State Board of...
  9. There is no supervisor. It's just him. Which is...

    There is no supervisor. It's just him. Which is typical in this state, unless you are in one of the larger cities. If we don't get to the point where we see things the same, there are 2 choices. ...
  10. Thank you for the replies. I had a disagreement...

    Thank you for the replies. I had a disagreement with an inspector over this. After explaining my interpretation, I haven't heard back from him. I am waiting to hear whether my customer wants to...
  11. replacing ceiling light with paddle fan - AFCI required?

    If I am replacing a ceiling light in a dwelling unit family room or bedroom, with a paddle fan/ light, does the NEC require this new fan to have AFCI protection? Since this isn't a new outlet, I...
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    The problem I have with some interpretations of...

    The problem I have with some interpretations of this amendment is that the refrigerator outlet is not required to be on an individual branch circuit. So, IMO, a refrigerator can be served by an...
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    Plugmold under the top cabinet is great from a...

    Plugmold under the top cabinet is great from a design perspective, until you plug in the coffee pot and see the cord above it. I have put it in to satisfy code, but place a couple of "regular"...
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    Upgrading the service doesn't trigger anything to...

    Upgrading the service doesn't trigger anything to mandate installation of arc-fault breakers, unless it is a local requirement, in the residential or commercial space.
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    While I agree that the corner does not present a...

    While I agree that the corner does not present a break in the wall, I've seen many situations where this corner delineates one "room" from another in an open floor plan. i.e. the family room is...
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    Is there 6' of wall space to the left? Or do the...

    Is there 6' of wall space to the left? Or do the kitchen cabinets start to the left of the window. Yes, they need to be on SABC.
  17. Thread: Impact Drivers

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    I couldn't live without my Makita impact driver. ...

    I couldn't live without my Makita impact driver. So much so that I just bought a spare for my spare, in case I misplace the one I use. I've tried other brands, but the Makita just feels better, to...
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    My wife is a Realtor (so am I, but don't work in...

    My wife is a Realtor (so am I, but don't work in the field) and I get calls weekly from her friends/ agents asking about HI comments, in general, and the infamous "double tap" is always on there.
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    ^^^This^^^

    ^^^This^^^
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    I don't think it is a stupid amendment based on...

    I don't think it is a stupid amendment based on what I believe to be the correct interpretation. Probably an unnecessary amendment. I do believe it is a stupid interpretation of the amendment. In...
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    Refrigerator (20A) and Laundry.

    Refrigerator (20A) and Laundry.
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    I agree completely. I probably should have been...

    I agree completely. I probably should have been more clear on my example of the boiler. I was just looking to use an example of an receptacle that is required to be on an individual circuit (if...
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    If the brace is actually nailed to the bottom of...

    If the brace is actually nailed to the bottom of the joist, I think I'd cut the brace just anywhere, bend it out of the way, and install a 2x4 block(s) to support the new fan.
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    MA amendment to 210.21(B)

    I've searched, but do not see the any results for the following topic:

    Massachusetts amends the NEC (2017) to add a new section 210.25(B) to add a new section that reads:

    "201.25(B)(5)...
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    It really depends on what the GC is willing to...

    It really depends on what the GC is willing to accept for terms, and how aggressive his schedule it. I'd bill weekly with most of my contractors if it is on the fast-track. In a month, you could...
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