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#120086 - 03/03/05 09:18 AM Unique Box Fill Calculation Needed  
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Submitted by NORCAL

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[This message has been edited by electure (edited 03-03-2005).]


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#120087 - 03/03/05 06:12 PM Re: Unique Box Fill Calculation Needed  
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Lovin it!!

I'd say box fill calc is:

80% of the 5s, times 1.73 of the fill of the 4s....

Heck, who knows?


Stupid should be painful.

#120088 - 03/03/05 07:31 PM Re: Unique Box Fill Calculation Needed  
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Yet another example of how some people will expend so much effort to do something wrong.

Even Home Depot sells 5S raised covers. [Linked Image]

Peter D.


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#120089 - 03/03/05 11:37 PM Re: Unique Box Fill Calculation Needed  
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Just proves the old adage anybody can be a electrician
LOL


#120090 - 03/04/05 01:27 AM Re: Unique Box Fill Calculation Needed  
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Anyone can call themselves an "Electrician", but knowing how to work correctly as one, are two totally different things.
Hmm,
Could this be a new version of Double-Insulated equipment?.


Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#120091 - 03/04/05 04:01 PM Re: Unique Box Fill Calculation Needed  
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The proper box fill for this contraption is ... take the handle end of the hammer and press on the wires; if you can get the face plate on it's correct.


#120092 - 03/05/05 01:07 AM Re: Unique Box Fill Calculation Needed  
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Would you consider it to be unsafe?
(If it had a cover plate)


#120093 - 03/05/05 01:39 AM Re: Unique Box Fill Calculation Needed  
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This one is unsafe due to possibly chafing the conductors. (no bushings in KOs)

edited to remove comma.


[This message has been edited by NORCAL (edited 03-05-2005).]


#120094 - 03/05/05 04:23 AM Re: Unique Box Fill Calculation Needed  
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Electure,
Which box would the cover go on?.


Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#120095 - 03/05/05 07:19 AM Re: Unique Box Fill Calculation Needed  
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I don't understand why anyone would do this?? I'm sure I'm missing something. [Linked Image]


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