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#19823 - 01/03/03 12:54 PM Noodle
JCooper Offline
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Hello all and Happy New Year,
This one has perplexed me for a while now, why in the world is the neutral called the noodle?
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#19824 - 01/03/03 01:45 PM Re: Noodle
Joe Tedesco Offline
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The term "noodle" instead of the "undefined term neutral" has been used by some members here on this board, and is not recognized in the electrical industry as a slang term.

I may be off base, but in all of my travels and years in this business, I have heard some really strange terms used to identify various types of electrical installations, such as "heavy up" and "rope" etc.

Trade slang is found here in case you are interested, I search alread and no Noodle there either:
http://www.tradeslang.com/

How would you define a neutral?
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#19825 - 01/03/03 05:35 PM Re: Noodle
sparky Offline
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Quote:
How would you define a neutral?


Good one Joe !
this could be a really long thread......
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#19826 - 01/03/03 06:25 PM Re: Noodle
Redsy Offline
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Registered: 03/28/01
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Loc: Bucks County PA
That depends on what the definition of is is.
Remember...
One can not consider that which is without first considering that by which which is is.
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#19827 - 01/03/03 06:32 PM Re: Noodle
electure Offline


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Registered: 12/24/00
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Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Sparky coined the word noodle..Yup, Sparky done it!
And no, I'm sure not gonna jump right in on this one.

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 01-03-2003).]
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#19828 - 01/03/03 06:42 PM Re: Noodle
circuit man Offline
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Registered: 11/05/01
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Loc: saluda,s.c.
boy am i glad someone asked this question. i was wondering what a "noodle" was too!
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#19829 - 01/03/03 08:54 PM Re: Noodle
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I think it all started at the bar after work when someone was trying to say "neutral" after sixteen or so beers.
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#19830 - 01/03/03 10:58 PM Re: Noodle
lwinter31 Offline
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Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 40
Loc: Texas
Beer or no beer you have to admit "Noodle" adds a hint of humor to usually serious trade.

I remember laughing when Sparky responded to a thread with the sole comment "Look striped Noodles"

Made my day!

Hope I quoted that right Sparky
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#19831 - 01/04/03 03:56 AM Re: Noodle
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
The 2005 ROP includes a few proposals to include the definition of Neutral. I have been trying to get that term defined for over 3 code cycles!

Don:

Please check it out, my pdf files of CMP01 proposals seems to be corrupted.
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#19832 - 01/04/03 02:12 PM Re: Noodle
harold endean Offline
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Registered: 02/16/02
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Loc: Boonton, NJ
One of my employees (Who was lic, elec. cont) use to call the neutral the "Nootch". Sounds like "noo-ch" soft ch as in church. I don't know where he got that expression from.
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