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    I left the guys with an “ID&$#K”. They PVC Td...

    I left the guys with an “ID&$#K”. They PVC Td it, butt spliced with Paint on tape and heat shrink on up to an above ground box with a switch for a disconnect. Call me a hack. IDC. Post was about...
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    That has been the procedure since day one. My...

    That has been the procedure since day one. My wife’s new vacuum doesn’t trip the AFCIs.
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    How do you do it?

    First one for me.23173

    How do you guys do this?

    Sewage lift, ejector pump. Residential.
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    That's #8 at 480v. It cost more to talk about it...

    That's #8 at 480v. It cost more to talk about it than pull new wire. Depending on what your work procedures are, of course. Is there easily scheduled down time?
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    Pole top transformer impedance

    Any one have an idea what the impedance is of a typical 25kva pole top POCO transformer? A range is fine. Any chance it will be less than 1.1%?
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    Yes. He left out a few details.

    Yes. He left out a few details.
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    I believe one timer with 24 hour capability would...

    I believe one timer with 24 hour capability would do it. NC contacts for day one, NO contacts for day two. Repeat cycle.

    Or a small PLC with an HMI, programmed for lead lag operation in case one...
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    Betting dollars to doughnuts, the range is...

    Betting dollars to doughnuts, the range is working as it was designed.
  9. Others have had problems with CH and especially...

    Others have had problems with CH and especially QO. The latest units seems to help. Good luck.

    Reading your last post again points to the dimmers.
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    Define low voltage. What HP?

    Define low voltage. What HP?
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    Wave your other wand over it.

    Wave your other wand over it.
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    Wow! Magic! That’s how they work anyway so,...

    Wow! Magic! That’s how they work anyway so, what the heck.
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    We did a sound analysis of feeders for some...

    We did a sound analysis of feeders for some pellet mills. I had the CEO listen as I bent the wires in a gutter. The sound of the old rubber insulation cracking was enough. It most likely would...
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    Just what we do. Did we go to different schools...

    Just what we do. Did we go to different schools together?
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    Or the conductor isn't flawed.on the way in. ...

    Or the conductor isn't flawed.on the way in. Seen it more than once.
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    That helps considerably. Floods this spring...

    That helps considerably.

    Floods this spring covered a pump motor and PP. These were feed lot manure lagoons so nasty stuff. Conduit was filled and when we megged, 3 @ 100 M, 1@1M. Even though...
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    A bit of both. We can literally find pin holes...

    A bit of both. We can literally find pin holes in the insulation, when the conditions are right, and well before the Al rots away.

    A phase conductor fault can turn the surrounding soil into glass...
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    Not knowing what your meter range is, would that...

    Not knowing what your meter range is, would that be 215k or 215?
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    Direct bury Al is very common. We find most of...

    Direct bury Al is very common. We find most of our problems being the phase conductors because in Ag, the neutral is not required for operation. That said, once we get into testing, the neutral...
  20. We’ve hashed this over and over with the same...

    We’ve hashed this over and over with the same results. Nothing’s changed other than we think GE and CH BR styles are different. Some of you know. Some of us don’t.

    How about putting this...
  21. We have had AFCIs that stated via the onboard...

    We have had AFCIs that stated via the onboard diagnostics that they tripped on an arc. My help was able to find a damaged cord. Did it save a live, or prevent a fire that could not have been done...
  22. Thread: It works.

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    Egads! Another violation? Oh, wait, they...

    Egads! Another violation?

    Oh, wait, they can’t be in parallel, if they are not 1/0 or larger. That has been discussed before.

    A ring circuit then?
  23. That is a significant number of fires that would...

    That is a significant number of fires that would be associated with relatively new residential construction if the drop is attributed directly to AFCI usage.
  24. Thread: It works.

    by ptonsparky
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    They are parallel in open air so take that into...

    They are parallel in open air so take that into consideration.
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    Propane as well even if it’s just for those look...

    Propane as well even if it’s just for those look nice fireplaces.
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