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  1. put a tag on the abandoned piece of metal in the...

    put a tag on the abandoned piece of metal in the ground stating it is no longer associated with the nearby structure so the inspector will know that it does not need to be considered as a GE for that...
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    I wonder what would have possessed someone so far...

    I wonder what would have possessed someone so far back in time to have put a crazy expensive VFD on if they didn't really need one.
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    Is there even a requirement it be put in an...

    Is there even a requirement it be put in an "electrical" room?
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    Your question is a little non-specific. The way...

    Your question is a little non-specific. The way it works is everything in a power circuit has to have a SCCR. The smallest rating is what determines the overall rating, although some items that have...
  5. Thread: UPS Install

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    why screw around with something like this. pay...

    why screw around with something like this. pay the riggers and be done with it.
  6. Thread: AB140m

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    In the case of turning on a small motor on a...

    In the case of turning on a small motor on a large running VFD that I can't imagine it is going to matter any. I would agree if it was a 1HP motor and a 1HP drive. But we are maybe looking at dozens...
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    keep in mind UL508a only covers wiring inside of...

    keep in mind UL508a only covers wiring inside of control panels listed by Ul to that standard. It does not cover anything outside the scope of UL508a.

    I would be inclined not to worry about it all...
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    good choice. #2 is good for 115A at 75 deg C...

    good choice.

    #2 is good for 115A at 75 deg C for thhn. I'd be inclined to see if I could get a 115A CB. I doubt such a beast exists so maybe 110A. I don't see why it needs any derating unless...
  9. Thread: AB140m

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    why not?

    why not?
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    perhaps it is not a qty but a reference to...

    perhaps it is not a qty but a reference to schematic details number 3 and 1.
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    the code does not require breakers to have a time...

    the code does not require breakers to have a time delay at all. it does require circuits to have both short circuit and overload protection. how that is done is a technology issue.
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    generally how it is done. I looks like 1 so...

    generally how it is done. I looks like 1 so people don't use it just like many places don't use "O", "J", or "Q" becasue they can be mistaken for other letters or numerals.
  13. My take is that in most cases it will work just...

    My take is that in most cases it will work just fine, but might not meet code.
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    Whatever you can work out between you and your...

    Whatever you can work out between you and your customer works for me.

    Some states limit how much you can ask for up front, at least for consumer projects.

    A lot of contractors have gone broke...
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    bring some cover plates to an engraving place...

    bring some cover plates to an engraving place like a trophy shop and have them engraved.
  16. Well I am inclined to agree but I don't know that...

    Well I am inclined to agree but I don't know that the code actually says that.
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    You can have 10 if you want

    You can have 10 if you want
  18. Thread: diesel fuel

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    If you were talking about just diesel fuel it...

    If you were talking about just diesel fuel it shouldn't be classified at all. However the engineers drawings ought to say if there are any classified areas. This is not something you should be...
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    Note use of the word "or".

    Note use of the word "or".
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    often these things are out in a parking lot...

    often these things are out in a parking lot though and you are required to have a certain amount of distance like 6 feet between them and that is not always real easy to do in a parking lot
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    usually this is not so much grounding as bonding...

    usually this is not so much grounding as bonding a cabinet so no static electricity builds up that might potentially create a spark. Most times these paint cabinets are metal and sitting on a...
  22. Several car washes around here also feature dog...

    Several car washes around here also feature dog washing facilities.
  23. Thread: 110.24(A)

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    I don't see how this is the responsibility of the...

    I don't see how this is the responsibility of the plan checker or the inspector. it would seem to me to be the responsibility of whoever is doing the design work.

    The plan checker should just red...
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    I'm pretty sure there are some issues that are...

    I'm pretty sure there are some issues that are not code compliant in the way these things are wired.

    I also suspect if anyone really cared they could get some kind of dispensation from the AHJ...
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    The thing is that if you are unfamiliar with...

    The thing is that if you are unfamiliar with UL508a, there are a lot of things that can create havoc for you.
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