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  1. We had devices that could do this before smart...

    We had devices that could do this before smart phones.

    Sensaphone - basic unit calls 4 different numbers. keeps calling until someone enters an acknowledgement code.
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    Thing I run into is there isn't any "home...

    Thing I run into is there isn't any "home inspectors" out here where I live. Realtors sometimes call me asking for an electrical inspection on a home they are involved with. My guess most the time is...
  3. Thread: Rigid Coupling

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    :roll: Threaded couplings aren't "raintight",...

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    Threaded couplings aren't "raintight", but let's not give manufacturers more stupid ideas to turn into listing/code issues.
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    I was presuming he had that figured out, but yes...

    I was presuming he had that figured out, but yes if the 43 amps is the rating at 240 volts then it will draw less on 208.

    43 amps either way is larger than typical household storage tank type...
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    I agree, most cases are going to use a control...

    I agree, most cases are going to use a control panel that already has things needed built into it, all you do is run incoming/outgoing power leads a switch loop for E-stop(s) and with most modern...
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    Why wouldn't the E-stop be part of the control...

    Why wouldn't the E-stop be part of the control circuit that controls all the pumps?

    Even if using shunt trip breakers it is pretty likely to power the shunt trip circuit from that same control...
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    That is pretty much what you do need to run....

    That is pretty much what you do need to run. Minimum conductor ampacity needs to be 125% of rated load - this means you nedd 53.75 amp conductor. @ 75C #8 is only good for 50A

    Overcurrent...
  8. Sounds like a waste of materials to me. ...

    Sounds like a waste of materials to me.

    Jumpering the automatic side of HOA turns it into Hand Off Hand. May as well just had On-Off to start with. Is also useless if there is manual motor...
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    "Service point" is a fairly new definition to...

    "Service point" is a fairly new definition to help clarify some of what has been brought up here.

    Utility can still require you install certain items according to their specifications even though...
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    Not going to dig into it right now, best guess is...

    Not going to dig into it right now, best guess is 2005 or 2008.
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    For illumination of stairways over 6 risers. ...

    For illumination of stairways over 6 risers.

    The mentioned bedroom lighting outlet - bedroom can be on third floor, needs a wall switch but code doesn't say where. A single switch three floors...
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    It says nothing about ownership, it says "under...

    It says nothing about ownership, it says "under the exclusive control of..". Does not matter who actually purchased the item, but rather who has control of it.

    Pretty common for POCO's in many...
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    Well a HI doesn't really need to back anything...

    Well a HI doesn't really need to back anything up, his job is to write a report of things that may need attention, and owner or purchaser needs to go to an expert to get further information about how...
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    Somewhat common here on a 200A or smaller 480...

    Somewhat common here on a 200A or smaller 480 volt service as well, aside from rural services. POCO's feel potential incident energy is too high to risk their technicians pulling/installing meters...
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    IIRC most if not all panels had instructions that...

    IIRC most if not all panels had instructions that typical branch neutral terminals were for one "neutral" conductor per lug but were often rated for more than one conductor for grounding conductors....
  16. Unless somehow you include some sort of spacers...

    Unless somehow you include some sort of spacers in the bundling method.
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    But that is switching the fan and not your LED...

    But that is switching the fan and not your LED light, meaning not directly in series with the LED Lamp(s), correct?
  18. Thread: ATS Size Change

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    yes

    yes
  19. so 12 elements in parallel and 4 effective...

    so 12 elements in parallel and 4 effective conductors.

    Guess that is what I was thinking, but for some reason it just didn't sound right.

    12 x 750 kcmil, just a little bit of current that can...
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    When you mention this are you talking about the...

    When you mention this are you talking about the disconnect out by the meter or the 200 amp panel that you tapped the incoming lines to? It is important because knowing what is the "service...
  21. Trying to wrap my head around 12 sets of 4, or...

    Trying to wrap my head around 12 sets of 4, or did you mean 4 sets of 12?

    Three phase four wire can have 4 sets of 12.

    12 sets of four= 12 phase system??
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    Anything NEMA 7 is going to be on the expensive...

    Anything NEMA 7 is going to be on the expensive side. I'd probably go with the manual motor switch with integral overload idea that was mentioned before and put it into a NEMA 7 switch...
  23. Thread: ATS Size Change

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    Just a guess - they priced you something with...

    Just a guess - they priced you something with 175A breaker with high interrupt rating, now you are asking for 125A same high interrupt rating. To get same interrupt rating they may still need to use...
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    For jumper to an additional terminal bar?...

    For jumper to an additional terminal bar?
    Absolute minimum probably should be no smaller than the EGC that would correspond to largest overcurrent device it may need to be able to carry fault...
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    Or land two or even three grounds in a terminal...

    Or land two or even three grounds in a terminal if they are rated for it. Many are rated for 2 - #14 or 2 - #12, some even rated for 3 conductors. You just can't land more than one grounded (neutral)...
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