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    Every bender has it's own quirks. The first...

    Every bender has it's own quirks.

    The first thing you should do with a new bender is run some test pieces through it and adjust your measurements and deducts accordingly.

    The only person that...
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    As long as you can pull it out and put it back...

    As long as you can pull it out and put it back the way it should look with the factory deadfront covers, etc, then I don't see the problem.

    I don't see it as any different than a regular...
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    I don't see the problem? Install the nonfused...

    I don't see the problem?

    Install the nonfused "utility" disconnect. Bond the enclosure to the grounded conductor just like you would any piece of equipment upstream from a service disconnect. ...
  4. Thread: Tap Rule Question

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    The only thing I could possibly see, is that you...

    The only thing I could possibly see, is that you have two service disconnects. They would need to be grouped. And the wiring ahead of the split bolts would need to be sized to carry the calculated...
  5. Thread: VFD cable types

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    I've never heard mention of requirements for the...

    I've never heard mention of requirements for the input wiring to a vfd needing to be a certain type. I have heard of vfd output wiring needing to be a certain type.
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    I would do everything in my power to talk them...

    I would do everything in my power to talk them into a subpanel, rather than hooking a bunch of 120v and 240v receps to the same circuit.
  7. Thread: southwire product

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    Read 336.12(2).

    Read 336.12(2).
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    Like Tom said, you really need to talk to your...

    Like Tom said, you really need to talk to your suppliers.

    I've went through the catalogs before looking for similar, but there are so many variations, it's easy to go off the rails and miss one...
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    The simplest is to choose not to do business with...

    The simplest is to choose not to do business with them again. It's not unreasonable to think if they asked you for a price, you should get a fair shake at actually getting the project if you're the...
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    That is one long tap!!!! Without looking it...

    That is one long tap!!!!

    Without looking it up, you may be able to get away with it outside, but not in a building.
  11. 1600' between pull points a long time ago for an...

    1600' between pull points a long time ago for an irrigation pivot. Now it's all cablecon.

    A few times a year we'll do 750-1200' footers with no pull points in the middle. Really no different...
  12. It's all relative. But with few details given,...

    It's all relative.

    But with few details given, it's hard to know....
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    I'm told it's affects the devices trying to read...

    I'm told it's affects the devices trying to read the cows ear tags. The VFD and output wiring are basically like a giant FM antenna that cause interference issues. The closer the VFD and shorter...
  14. Thread: AB140m

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    If you're putting these in a dairy, it gets tough...

    If you're putting these in a dairy, it gets tough with EMF if they're using RFID ear tags on the cows.

    We've been doing them lately with Lenze ACTech Nema4X VFD's right on the fan with a short...
  15. Thread: VFD's Tripping

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    For what you've described, a line reactor can...

    For what you've described, a line reactor can only help.

    I've started installing 3% TCI KDR style reactors on a good majority of VFD's now. I prefer TCI's lineup over MTE's, just for reason that...
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    Install a j-box/gutter/etc adjacent to the...

    Install a j-box/gutter/etc adjacent to the disconnect. Run full sized 100 amp wire from the disco to the j-box/gutter/etc and tap the #6's and 10's to that.
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    We don't ask for money up front, even on large...

    We don't ask for money up front, even on large projects. We do progress bill monthly.

    For some residential customers that seem a little questionable, we will ask for 50% upfront. This is very...
  19. Thread: Split-bus panels

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    If the panel is in good shape, no, I do not...

    If the panel is in good shape, no, I do not recommend they replace it.

    The only wear items are the breakers themselves. And those can be replaced.
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    Heavy loads near the main breaker/lugs, if...

    Heavy loads near the main breaker/lugs, if possible.

    Other than that, whatever makes sense when you walk up to the panel and need to work on it or find a breaker. I like to group areas of the...
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    Are you able to use 310.15(A)2 & Exc?

    Are you able to use 310.15(A)2 & Exc?
  22. Thread: Fired up.

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    It wouldn't be an issue here. I ran a feeder...

    It wouldn't be an issue here.

    I ran a feeder in a home once from the main panel to a sub I installed in the garage. The homeowner would take it from there with the BC's. Inspector made a note,...
  23. Thread: Motor Disconnect

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    The disconnects I've replaced did not appear to...

    The disconnects I've replaced did not appear to be cycled very often, they were maintenance disconnects. Every one of them started getting hot right where the knife blades rock into their holders.
  24. Thread: Motor Disconnect

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    I wouldn't do it. Disconnect switches lead...

    I wouldn't do it.

    Disconnect switches lead much shorter lives when they are loaded that heavy in my experience. Whether following manufacturer ratings or not.
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    Can you go six wide instead of 2x3? The...

    Can you go six wide instead of 2x3?

    The spacers are a necessity when you stack them, as is flowable fill or CDF to get the compaction you need around and between the conduits. If they don't like...
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