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Re: Hooking up bath fan/light
Posted by BigB:
The two wire might also be tied in with the light to power a second light like the wall light over the vanity. Yes normally the 3 wire would be in the first light but if a remodel happened or the sparky just did it different it could be that way. An electrician would be able to figure this (...)
Re: bonding two 200 amp main breaker panels
Posted by gfretwell:
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.
Re: Seeking 1200µF >400VAC MPPF power Capacitors
Posted by xylstra:
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, (...)
Re: Sizing supplemental OCPD for HID lighting
Posted by HotLine1:
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
Posted by HotLine1:
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' (...)
Re: Can't use 2p gfci breakers on multi-wire?
Posted by gfretwell:
I was on the road for the last 2 weeks and this did not occur to me until I looked at my own kitchen. The easy answer for your delima without resorting to a $60 2 pole GFCI breaker is to land your 12/3 in a 4" box and install 2 GFCI receptacles, tailing off the rest of the counter top (...)
Re: 24volt and 120v control power
Posted by gfretwell:
If everything complies with the class 1 rules it can. 725 can leave you scratching your head tho.
Re: commercal 400 amp meter to two 200 amp panels bond
Posted by lite bulb:
i have a 400 1ph 240v meter box outside with a 3 1/2 pvc conduit with (6) 3/0 cu running to a 6x6 trough inside with two 200 amp panels mounted on the trough power company wants no grounding in there meter box can I tie both net together in the trough and do my bonding in the trough then take (...)
Re: What estimating software do you recommend?
Posted by PoLu:
Hi, I would like to continue in this discussion, even though it is 2 years old. I am looking for some estimating software to help me bid on larger projects. So far I have used spreadsheets. Also tried TurboBid, but would rather try something else. Thank you for all suggestions.


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