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    What state is it in?

    What state is it in?
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    If this is a market you'll be doing more business...

    If this is a market you'll be doing more business in, I'd definitely reject and require them to provide as specified. Otherwise, that company will never submit pre-approvals again because they know...
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    Thanks for the input guys. Sounds like best...

    Thanks for the input guys. Sounds like best option is to just let the owner make an informed decision.
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    K-12 Gymnasium Lighting

    Do you recommend the hi-bays be stem mount or chain-hanger/aircraft cable? Seems to me like stem mount would make the fixture more susceptible from damage from a basketball or whatever. But I'm also...
  5. Ditto. Also, if you decide to go the Lutron...

    Ditto. Also, if you decide to go the Lutron route, just let your local rep know and they'll get you hand you a list of materials, line-diagram, and device layout drawing on a silver platter for no...
  6. Thanks. I was only thinking about the situations...

    Thanks. I was only thinking about the situations I commonly deal with (electric closets in K-12 schools that have nowhere to hide). Makes a lot more sense now when considering larger equipment rooms...
  7. You're both just jelly because you can't jam like...

    You're both just jelly because you can't jam like I do. . . .


    But really, you've brought up some great points, thanks for the feedback!
  8. Digital Panelboard Covers / Directories

    Think there would be a market for something like this?

    Thinking if it had a touchscreen on the interior door, or maybe LCD screen w/ buttons, could be updated with an app, or maybe use a cable...
  9. I've always wondered why this is. I'm not opposed...

    I've always wondered why this is. I'm not opposed to having a manual override for an occ. sensor in one of these spaces, but why is it required?
  10. What software you want to use can vary based on...

    What software you want to use can vary based on the size and complexity of the project. I'd say standards right now are AutoCAD (w/ Electrical Design Master add-on) or Revit. Personally, I do Revit...
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    "Ceiling space actually doesn't matter unless you...

    "Ceiling space actually doesn't matter unless you are using ceiling mount devices."

    I typically do ceiling mount. Wall devices always seem to end up in the middle of a mural or something that'll...
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    Voice Evac Rough-In

    Does anybody have a rule-of-thumb they follow for placing strobes and speaker strobe locations on electrical drawings for a voice-evac fire alarm system?

    Our specs still require the FA contractor...
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    Checking w/ POCO is definitely the way to go -...

    Checking w/ POCO is definitely the way to go - free and doesn't take 30 days. . . if you're talking about a subpanel though, and not the service/MDP, then guess you're back to 30 day measuring.
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    The best source to reference is the local code...

    The best source to reference is the local code enforcement officials. Parking lot lighting requirements vary greatly between jurisdictions. Lots of rural areas may not have any parking lot min. light...
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    Definitely notify the architect ASAP to issue a...

    Definitely notify the architect ASAP to issue a revision. Unless the architect is a total jerk, he/she will just be happy you caught that stuff before it becomes a change order.
  16. Response removed. As Roger noted, I got off track...

    Response removed. As Roger noted, I got off track :dunce:
  17. Might also help if you explain a bit about what...

    Might also help if you explain a bit about what you're trying to do. Are you maintaining one of them? Installing new ones? Something else?
  18. No. I used to do electrical designs for Wal-Marts...

    No. I used to do electrical designs for Wal-Marts as recently as 2016, and there was nothing special about there electrical requirements. Not aware of any 2017 code updates that would affect that.
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    No idea how cell towers actually work, but with...

    No idea how cell towers actually work, but with 5G expecting to roll out over the next several years, is it possible your client wants the voltage drop calc'd assuming max load on the conductors so...
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    Can you explain a bit more about where this...

    Can you explain a bit more about where this question is coming from? Without knowing more, I'd guess that what you're looking at is referencing "Advanced Cable Ties" or the wire used to suspend drop...
  21. If you have multiple EQUAL loads, that are placed...

    If you have multiple EQUAL loads, that are placed EQUALLY along the length of the circuit, find the center of the circuit based on the actual installation path that will be used. Calculate voltage...
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    Not really. Seems like on the specifier side of...

    Not really. Seems like on the specifier side of things plans always call for fused disconnects so the engineer can show power requirements without reading manufacturer specs and still not risk paying...
  23. Pretty sure that voltage drop limitations are...

    Pretty sure that voltage drop limitations are recommendations only, and are there to help ensure loads are operating efficiently and won't die prematurely, but it isn't considered a safety issue....
  24. I may just be getting lucky with our elevator...

    I may just be getting lucky with our elevator inspector, but I haven't had an issue, because we consider the pit of an MRL to be the "machine room". A disconnect for an elevator, IMO, is just a...
  25. What kind of elevator are you designing around...

    What kind of elevator are you designing around and how many floors of travel? If you're dealing with an MRL, I've never had an issue having other non-elevator systems in the disconnect room/closet,...
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