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Re: Attachment point for residential service
Posted by bigpapa:
Anybody here from BC Canada? Guess I will call the BCSA inspector about this.
Re: Meter Main loading
Posted by Tesla:
Hypothetical situations / queries ... I find them annoying.

Two (2) Main breaker spaces -- per se -- may not mean what you think.

Aluminum bussed, residential panels, commonly use two (2) breaker spaces for one (1) Main breaker. This cuts the ampacity -- per pole-slot -- down in half.

This style (...)
Re: Residue on wires in panel box??
Posted by JoeJoeB:
It's all sealed up. Putty looks fresh though. I'm already calling in electrician for other issues as well.
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Originally Posted By: Tesla
Folks, the Detroit area has an entire niche 'industry' of 'experts' who tap Detroit Edison's service drops to provide un-billed utility power.

Very true. This has been greatly eliminated sense the release of the Smart Meters.

This particular job is in clean (...)
Re: 1935 film about giant Chevrolet sign in Chicago
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Kind of makes you think ... like "How on earth did I ever survive growing up?

Let's see .... the 30's.... America on the verge of becoming a true world leader, in everything 'positive,' and destined to fight - and defeat - those who held a much darker view of the future.

In short order, we (...)
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There's an outfit in Electric Contractor (ads) that sells pre-cut and formed aluminum trapeze elements -- especially certified for the food and pharma trades.


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Look into P&B KUL series latching relays for what you need. Potter & Brumfield was gobbled up by TE Connectivity, which used to be Tyco, so don't let the different mfg. names throw you off. I don't remember you mentioning your desired operating voltage yet and that really does impact the (...)
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Battery Amp-Hour ratings are usually determined by the 20 hour discharge curve.

I believe for a 5 hour discharge, you should derate to 70%.

You may want to set up the UPS with the intended load and measure the actual current draw of the system.
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Description: I am wanting to run a new pipe riser here at the top right hand corner. I am concerned if the local code will allow it. It does seem to be 3 ft. away from the deck vertically and above the window on the right.

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