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    So is this a new pool? What is HO asking you to...

    So is this a new pool? What is HO asking you to do?

    I would put it writing about the items you mentioned so all parties are aware and not do a lick of work.

    I'm guessing it's an inground pool....
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    That's a great detail. That's it exactly. Yes,...

    That's a great detail. That's it exactly. Yes, the metal strap and the metal trim when joined with the screw, provide the bond. I guess I'm surprised the detail does not show potting compound to be...
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    You are exactly correct. It's to bond the light...

    You are exactly correct. It's to bond the light fixture itself with the mounting screw. The light fixture's body is stainless. Some have plastic trim face and some are chrome plated and stainless.
    ...
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    All plastic niches have a bond lug on the inside...

    All plastic niches have a bond lug on the inside and on the backside. The inside lug MUST be coated with a potting compound. That bond wire runs through the common conduit for the light cord and...
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    Plastic way to go. There are few companies that...

    Plastic way to go. There are few companies that makes custom stone grates if that's appealing.
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    Physical protection partly, but mostly to hide...

    Physical protection partly, but mostly to hide the wiring. Trying to keep everything neat and clean.

    Appreciate the response.
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    Thanks Hal. I was thinking the same thing. I...

    Thanks Hal. I was thinking the same thing.

    I do have to plan extra carefully as the material I'm planning to use is Cumaru. It's a tropical hardwood very similar to Ipe, but about 40%
    cheaper....
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    I'm in the beginning phase of build a new deck...

    I'm in the beginning phase of build a new deck off my house and was wondering the same thing.

    Is there an outdoor rated wire mold/raceway? Is that acceptable?
    I was thinking of doing low voltage...
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    David makes a good point about the wire mesh not...

    David makes a good point about the wire mesh not being 4"-6" below sub-grade. The mesh is intended to be within a concrete pour so it's not 4"-6" below.

    We buit a large commercial outdoor pool...
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    This method of bonding really is not much, if at...

    This method of bonding really is not much, if at all, different then when we pour a concrete slab in prep for a natural stone finish or a finished poured concrete patio around a pool. We'll use #4...
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    We don't repair motors anymore, in fact for...

    We don't repair motors anymore, in fact for years. We don't even replace residential backyard motors either. We replace the entire pump which gives the homeowner a new warranty.

    Once the bearings...
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    Just saw this post as we under way on a pool...

    Just saw this post as we under way on a pool project and are planning landscape lighting during the build.

    Take a look at this companies fixtures. They make quality products....
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    So I'm guessing the "bench" is actually the box...

    So I'm guessing the "bench" is actually the box that can be made or the manufacturer will provide it. This is the case when a cover is added after construction of a pool. Sometimes the box is wood or...
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    We sometimes set our deck boxes at the pool...

    We sometimes set our deck boxes at the pool equipment is it's not too far away and/or if it doesn't exceed the typical 150' cord on the lights.
    Otherwise, we'll set them in a spot 10' or more in say...
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    True. Had a commercial 7.5HP pool pump cook...

    True.
    Had a commercial 7.5HP pool pump cook about 25 years ago because of excessive flow-basically a runaway pump overdrawing amps.
    We restricted the flow with a butterfly valve (4") to reduce...
  16. As stated, you must find an exisiting bond wire...

    As stated, you must find an exisiting bond wire to attach to.
    Or, move the arbor back a 1'
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    I built my website in 1998 through an offer by...

    I built my website in 1998 through an offer by Bell Atlantic-yes, way before Verizon. That's when web sites were just getting warmed up.

    Prior to that in the mid 80's when I started my company, I...
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    Just wondering what the township deems a...

    Just wondering what the township deems a "renovation". For sure if you replace the pool patio, you will have to conform to the current code and have the proper inspections after making changes.

    Is...
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    Yup, they have the best selection. Using them for...

    Yup, they have the best selection. Using them for years.
  20. WE GFCI protect any of the related pool equipment...

    WE GFCI protect any of the related pool equipment and accessories.

    Salt water generators require at least 110V to run the power center even though the salt cell itself does not require that....
  21. If it's metallic and within 5' of the water, it...

    If it's metallic and within 5' of the water, it must be bonded.

    If your not sure, I would bond it anyway.

    Hope that pool room has a de-humidification system, otherwise everything in that room...
  22. Good information to know-thank you

    Good information to know-thank you
  23. Agreed. Bonding everything is good practice. ...

    Agreed. Bonding everything is good practice.

    Yes, animals are expendable. People are not.

    I only mention about the possibility of a barn/stall floor possibly getting energized as an inspector...
  24. No such thing. We, pool contractors, have a...

    No such thing.
    We, pool contractors, have a great responsibility in this aspect.

    As stated, NJ public pools require bond testing every 3 years. Perhaps residential pools should be required.
    ...
  25. An inspector told me some time ago how he was not...

    An inspector told me some time ago how he was not called for the bonding inspection prior to patio installation. He was called for the final and saw the patio installed. Required the contractor to...
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