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The OP posted this thread in 2005
Re: What estimating software do you recommend?
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I've only used Accubid Pro Classic but it's expensive. I think it runs for $2,500 license, and after a year if you want the upgrades it's around $800 a year to keep it up to date.
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Hopefully, something worked out for the OP in the last 11 years since this thread was active.

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Re: bonding two 200 amp main breaker panels
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Also bear in mind, the service can be grounded anywhere between the service point to the service disconnect so there may be other opportunities to ground it if you can't get into the meter can.
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1200µF, >400VAC Metallised PP Film Power Capacitor.
I have an experimental project I wish to complete and little money to finish so am looking for surplus/salvaged capacitors. It is unlikely (NEVER say "never"!) I'll find a discrete single device and more likely it'll turn out to be 2 x 600µF, (...)
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Back in the day, in-line fuses at the poles. As to 'rules', it was what it was. I will look to see if there are any code issues.

We had fuse blocks at the pole tops to fuse each fixture, or to fuse 2 of a 4 group setup. 1000 watt HPS/MH in strip malls & shop ctrs. It avoided wiping out (...)
Re: Laundry Circuit Clarification
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FWIW, based on the adopted version of 2014 NEC, the requirement of 210.8 (A) (10) was "DELETED".

Most ECs have been installing a GFI (120/20) for the laundry circuit for quite a few years back. Not 'required' but installed.

There are still a few ECs that are not aware of the 'amended' (...)


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