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#33635 - 01/26/04 04:20 PM Working South of the border
electure Offline


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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4229
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
I've been asked to go to one of my good customer's production facilities for an inspection/assessment...It's in Mexico, where the NEC is not an issue.
I've got an immediate idea of what I'm looking for:
Grounding/Bonding
Overcurrent Protection
I've got to get a work visa, now that's quite a turn on things. huh?.

What else would you look for ??...S
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#33636 - 01/26/04 04:34 PM Re: Working South of the border
George Corron Offline
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Registered: 05/16/01
Posts: 728
Loc: Lorton, Va USA
Electure,
Glad to hear you're the first. It's the plan to wait until they're all here.......... shut the border, and then we go South where all the jobs are... do us proud buddy.
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#33637 - 01/26/04 05:13 PM Re: Working South of the border
Bill Addiss Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
You better be bringing that Camera!!

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#33638 - 01/27/04 01:43 AM Re: Working South of the border
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Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Habla Usted espanol, Senor?

Enjoy your trip!
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#33639 - 01/27/04 06:24 AM Re: Working South of the border
Ryan_J Offline
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Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1355
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
Bring back some tequila, would ya? LOL

Enjoy your trip, and please take the camera!
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Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
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#33640 - 01/27/04 08:59 AM Re: Working South of the border
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Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 1508
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
Just a suggestion: There was a Mexican electrican (inspector?) who moderated a forum on Joe Tedesco's site. You could ask Joe how to contact this guy.

By the way: I was under impression that there is a Mexican edition of the US NEC?

[This message has been edited by C-H (edited 01-27-2004).]
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#33641 - 01/27/04 02:43 PM Re: Working South of the border
electure Offline


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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4229
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Thanks, guys!
I just want to make sure the place is safe and reliable. This isn't gonna be an NEC to the letter type of deal. I can't ask for that.
George,
I don't think I'll run into a lot of the "garden hose as conduit with zip cord inside" type thing, but I'd sure like suggestions as to when to let up on these guys.
Ryan, I'll come across with my full compliment of tax-free Tequila, but won't have much to do with it...maybe I'll send it to you ...that stuff makes me want to climb up into the tops of trees, etc., so I stay away.
Paul, yes, yo hablo. (my mother in law's a retired Court Interpreter)
Bill, You remember what happened the last time I left home without the camera? Shutting off the electrician still isn't an option.
C-H, thanks, that's Pedro. I'll be seeing Joe next week, and will ask.
Thanks for the well wishes, amigos...S
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#33642 - 01/27/04 03:02 PM Re: Working South of the border
Bjarney Offline
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Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Don't know why I remember this, but the utility there is Commission Federale de Electricidad. :-)
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#33643 - 01/28/04 04:09 AM Re: Working South of the border
pauluk Offline
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Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
A federal agency involved with local electrical distribution? I guess that explains the problems!
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#33644 - 01/28/04 05:45 AM Re: Working South of the border
SvenNYC Offline
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
Apparently it was a fed gov. monopoly that was involved in power generation....

Also probably explains why appliances are designed around 127 volts.....I have a toaster that had separate wattage and amperage ratings for both 120 V and 127 V printed on the box it came in. It was made in Mexico.

Hey electure, can you bring me back some two-pin plugs & sockets?

Have fun. Be careful.
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