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  1. Thank you. With the name plate ratings I always...

    Thank you. With the name plate ratings I always read it as "this has already been figured out by someone else smarter than me, so I won't question it," even though I do understand the way it is...
  2. There is a chance the second heat bank is not...

    There is a chance the second heat bank is not being used. That is my hopeful guess as well. If both heat banks were being used and are being fed off of a single 60 amp circuit, I don't see how it...
  3. Resistance Heat (Auxiliary Heat Strips) Circuit Sizing

    I have a question regarding sizing of conductor ampacity and overcurrent protection for an electric furnace that is part of a heat pump system.

    1) I am under the impression that this fixed heating...
  4. Any idea on a definition of when an area becomes...

    Any idea on a definition of when an area becomes a shower rather than just being an area with a hose and floor drain? If it were intended to be a shower I'd also expect non-absorbent all materials...
  5. Receptacle in Unusual (possibly wet?) Location

    Today I was at a house that had a "mud room" that had a floor drain, a hose connection, and of course required wall receptacles.

    EDIT: The intended use of this area is also claimed as a dog...
  6. In your second example you do not have parallel...

    In your second example you do not have parallel batteries. You still have batteries in a series, but 2 are reversed and essentially cancel (and wear) each other out.

    For them to be in parallel...
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    Not from a manual. Just a quote of an opinion...

    Not from a manual. Just a quote of an opinion (which I disagree with) from a single inspector.

    And to be fair.. .there are some good home inspectors, and some bad ones... Just like there are some...
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    AFCI/GFCI Breaker Pigtail....

    "The AFCI breakers should have the excessive wire lengths cut to proper lengths to connect to the buss bar screws. Excessive wire lengths is a fire hazard condition and that type of installation...
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    Gas Piping with Flexible Connector

    Consider the following image:

    https://inspect.house/pics/forumquestions/gas_bonding.jpg

    Others have called this out as improper... I would definitely agree with it isn't a "best practice," but...
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    My question is then with the definition of a...

    My question is then with the definition of a raceway being "An enclosed channel of metallic or nonmetallic materials designed expressly for holding wires, cables, or bus-bars, with additional...
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    Protector on Bushing?

    https://inspect.house/pics/forumquestions/bushing_needed.jpg

    See image above for reference.

    It is my understanding that whether there is conduit installed or not, that any time a 4 AWG wire or...
  12. Thank you for the replies. I agree whole...

    Thank you for the replies.

    I agree whole heartedly that 314.17(C) that is often quoted for this is improper for cabinets as that section is for Conductors Entering Boxes, Conduit Bodies, or...
  13. NM-B Sheathing Maximum Projection Into Panel/Cabinet?

    Is there a stated maximum distance that NM-B sheathing can extend into a panel/enclosure. I often see NEC 341.17(C) (outdated/moved I believe)cited as giving a minimum of 1/4" (although I thought...
  14. Full disclosure: I am not a licensed electrician....

    Full disclosure: I am not a licensed electrician.

    My understanding is that a feeder is circuit conductors between the service equipment, or the source of a separately derived system, or other...
  15. Good point. I left that info out. In this case...

    Good point. I left that info out. In this case they were fed by separate breakers, not pigtailed from a common source
  16. I was told this was a single phase, 3-wire...

    I was told this was a single phase, 3-wire residential supply and there are 3 grounded conductors coming in and one pigtail going to the bus bar (so 4 conductors total). I don't see how there isn't...
  17. I agree, but wouldn't it still be in violation of...

    I agree, but wouldn't it still be in violation of 204(A)?

    Assuming those are all for 15 amp circuits, and one has an ungrounded conductor fed by a different line than the others I would think that...
  18. I've heard some argue that the wires would have...

    I've heard some argue that the wires would have to be grouped together and having 2 pieces of NM-B would negate this, but my understanding of 210.4(D) requires the grouping of the ungrounded and...
  19. Thank you! I had just found the 200.4(A) but was...

    Thank you! I had just found the 200.4(A) but was not aware of the exception (that does not apply here).

    I'm glad I asked and learned.
  20. Pigtailed Neutrals in Panel for Different Circuits?

    Here is a photo for consideration:

    https://inspect.house/pics/forumquestions/pigtailneutral.jpg

    This was found as a "repair." An inspector reported finding multiple neutral conductors...
  21. But for clarification, rigid metal conduit (or...

    But for clarification, rigid metal conduit (or flexible metal conduit when installed under certain conditions for that matter) could serve as the EGC? Of course while remaining isolated and separate...
  22. Panels connected with metal conduit considered same assembly?

    I believe I have been told this (erroneously) several times. Time and time again I see feeder circuits from the panel containing the service disconnect device with 3 wires that supply other panels...
  23. 2014 NEC 250.104(B) Bonding (Gas piping)

    2014 NEC 250.104(B)(5) lists "one or more grounding electrodes used" as an appropriate bonding locationfor "other metal piping" such as gas distribution piping.

    I often see a ground rod or rods...
  24. No worries. I spoke today with an individual from...

    No worries. I spoke today with an individual from the electrical examiners board in Arkansas and they also clarified that as of now it is required, but will most likely change later this year with...
  25. For those who may be in Arkansas, I talked to the...

    For those who may be in Arkansas, I talked to the electrical examiners board about this specific topic today. If you can take a 6ft string and run it from the edge of the sink and touch the...
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