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  1. I have never even thought to call USA before...

    I have never even thought to call USA before driveling a ground rod.............
  2. My buddy at the gas Co. says they were driving a...

    My buddy at the gas Co. says they were driving a ground rod and damaged the gas main, which doesn’t make any sense to me.

    first, I bet that house has a ufer

    2nd, unless you dead nuts center...
  3. I don’t see any reason for a PV contractor to be...

    I don’t see any reason for a PV contractor to be trenching on a SFR like that. I think it has to be some other contractor. Also, I don’t see how a rupture outside would cause the house to explode,...
  4. They are blaming this on a PV installation

    In the video, you can still see the, to be unnamed, PV installation contractor’s yellow truck in front of the house.

    It hits kinda close to home because a good friend of mine is a SoCal Gas...
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    Will it be off grid or grid tied?

    Will it be off grid or grid tied?
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    Thank you, great info!!! it’s 26 modules so,...

    Thank you, great info!!!

    it’s 26 modules so, not quite 30 but I’m regretting doing supports on 4’, with the tile roof, it’s a lot of work.

    I’m to the point that I’m removing 2-3 courses of...
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    How are you guys getting mods to the roof? I was...

    How are you guys getting mods to the roof? I was thinking I’d rent a scissors lift but that seems rather expensive. Next thought was to buy one but then I have to store it.

    Shingle hoist? ...
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    Does $95 seem like a reasonable price for an...

    Does $95 seem like a reasonable price for an engraved placard and stickers set?
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    Forgot to mention this

    First day:
    I had about 20 or so tiles off and was laying out the rail supports and penetrations when all of a sudden I thought: “Gee, this section of the roof is awfully spongey. I’ve worked on...
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    I’d think most customers would be thrilled to...

    I’d think most customers would be thrilled to have a bunch of spare tiles at the end of the job with matching patina.
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    yes, I think they are about $12 each from...

    yes, I think they are about $12 each from greentech so, depending on how much time they save it may be worth it. Quick hook has a free samples form on their webpage, I ordered about one of each. ...
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    Not exactly free but last time I went to the...

    Not exactly free but last time I went to the scrap yard, there was a Berg electric apprentice in a Nisan Sentra using a hacksall to cut the ends off about 50 new spools of #10 he was told to scrap. I...
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    I had thought the buttons were supposed to be...

    I had thought the buttons were supposed to be every other rank and they were to keep the tiles from slipping off the roof. The roof is 5.5:12 and they nailed every rank. I nailed every rank I...
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    Yes, that makes sense :) Now, I have worked...

    Yes, that makes sense :)

    Now, I have worked while on a roof many many times but this my first time working on a roof.

    From these photos, is there anything obvious that I'm doing wrong? ...
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    How do you make the DC safe to work on.? I...

    How do you make the DC safe to work on.?

    I read you can open the string, short each module or cover each module with an opaque material.
  16. Same as a perfectly balanced neutral.

    Same as a perfectly balanced neutral.
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    My other question is how do I transition from PV...

    My other question is how do I transition from PV wire to rain tight raceway? I’m thinking of type SO connector?
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    Sure but it’s going to be at least a 60 foot...

    Sure but it’s going to be at least a 60 foot probably 80 foot run from the roof to the inverter. PV wire is expensive and I have tons of number 10 THHN. My understanding is the rapid shut down...
  19. but we know that it does come back at the speed...

    but we know that it does come back at the speed of light.
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    My first install, questions thread.

    Starting my first install presently, I started slow. Red some books, took some classes, opened an account with CED/greentech, and started an account with an engendering firm that draws up plans that...
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    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in...

    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.
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    That should work but who want’s fuses for their...

    That should work but who want’s fuses for their home’s main OCD?

    I’d want to make sure that the fuses were easily replaceable by the homeowner and would leave them some spares.
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    Sounds dangerous.

    Sounds dangerous.
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    One PoE port can very easily supply 35 watts to a...

    One PoE port can very easily supply 35 watts to a 2X4 troffer fixture. That fixture can be optioned with cameras, occupancy sensors, natural light sensors, speakers, thermostat sensors etc.. It...
  25. Wire-nuts are allowed in a service panel. ...

    Wire-nuts are allowed in a service panel.

    :happyyes:
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