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    We are probably too sheepish to admit we hadn't...

    We are probably too sheepish to admit we hadn't thought to go look up the code data for a building on their as-builts before swapping out an exhaust fan! :ashamed:
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    I am closing this thread, in accordance with the...

    I am closing this thread, in accordance with the Forum rules. This Forum is intended to assist professional electricians, inspectors, engineers, and other members of the electrical industry in the...
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    "We carry a one year warranty on parts and labor....

    "We carry a one year warranty on parts and labor. A ten year warranty is not an option."

    No way. One year can be painful enough with the wrong customer and a bad run of LEDs.
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    Thanks for the replies. When I passed the...

    Thanks for the replies. When I passed the original report to a competitor, I got a quote for 30% of the original update quote; I don't make it a habit to shop prices, but felt that the original...
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    Arc flash hazard analysis.

    Arc flash hazard analysis.
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    AFHA Update

    Suppose you had a five year report done on a large commercial building, and later wanted to add a couple panels to the system and report. Does the study have to be completed for the whole building...
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    The board enclosure has a hardwired receptacle,...

    The board enclosure has a hardwired receptacle, to plug the iron into. Like usual.
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    ...which is generally an open neutral, due to the...

    ...which is generally an open neutral, due to the plug tester's submission to Ohm's Law.
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    There is no requirement for a breaker lock on a...

    There is no requirement for a breaker lock on a receptacle, but there are many justifications to call a receptacle a disconnecting means.
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    :D It looks formidable but means nothing. It...

    :D

    It looks formidable but means nothing. It makes enforcement arbitrary.
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    Exactly what it says. What's the question?...

    Exactly what it says. What's the question? 250.53(D)(2) says to supplement the water pipe, and then tells you where you can land the bonding jumper for the supplemental electrode. The 5' of interior...
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    Approved is a low bar. How hot is it in there?

    Approved is a low bar. How hot is it in there?
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    Open or resistive neutral. Turn enough on to see...

    Open or resistive neutral. Turn enough on to see the imbalance without blowing anything up, and work backwards up the one line until the voltages return to normal.
  14. I was thinking the same thing, and expect the...

    I was thinking the same thing, and expect the same fate for these. Hopefully they gain no traction.
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    I'm sure we are just squeamish about AFCIs...

    I'm sure we are just squeamish about AFCIs because we don't understand how they work. What I could really use is an unverified instance where they caught a problem that maybe could have started a...
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    For the record, than ban did not have anything to...

    For the record, than ban did not have anything to do with an opinion on AFCI.
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    http://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Instruments/...

    http://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Instruments/Fork-Meters/2205-20

    Lo-Z gives me a Vol-Con in my hands at the same time as a DMM without the risk of explosion.
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    That just strikes me as nuts. It should be...

    That just strikes me as nuts. It should be expected that an EC is familiar with the NEC, he's tested on it and it's adopted as law. A standard is just a boring book. You think the majority of ECs...
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    Sort of. 90.4 gives an AHJ latitude to waive...

    Sort of. 90.4 gives an AHJ latitude to waive requirements when similar results are achieved outside of code structure; an astute AHJ can waive 210.12 if they decide they are snake oil and standard...
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    Getting serious for a moment, how is the EC...

    Getting serious for a moment, how is the EC supposed to understand the ramifications of these outside specs? Is it expected that every time an EE inserts that into a drawing I need to go buy it, read...
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    When y'all get done can you stamp this for me?...

    When y'all get done can you stamp this for me? The beer's gettin' warm.

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    (Backstory: Actual diagram I sent (in anger) to the building department when they refused to give me a permit...
  22. I once repeated this comment at a class and the...

    I once repeated this comment at a class and the students ate me alive. Does a threaded raceway inhibit all gas flow outside the conduit or does the explosion pass through as described?
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    Which two, and have you looked up their...

    Which two, and have you looked up their amendments?
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    Why head them off, they're on a roll. I routinely...

    Why head them off, they're on a roll. I routinely run 8AWG neutrals for 12 AWG ungrounded conductors because I saw Backdraft in high school... :roll:

    Code allows reduced neutrals. Depending on...
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    I was scared that this was going to be a foodie...

    I was scared that this was going to be a foodie thread. :)

    What is you connected neutral load? What is the nature of the loads being served by the service?
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