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Yesterday at 09:59 PM
Duly noted, understood, and thx HotOne I'm particularly fond of your last line, because w/o any of you, there's less if not none of us>>>> QuoteMy thing; we all worked hard to obtain our licenses, and I look out for 'us', as best I can within the regs. ~S~...
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Yesterday at 02:26 PM
~s~ Usual procedure I use for a situation like yours is to have the EC who has/had the permit & 'rough' to provide a letter stating the scope of the work he did. Letter is required to be signed & sealed. Letter goes into the jobsite files. IF a CO was issued, it gets a...
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Yesterday at 04:15 AM
It's manufactured in Garden Grove California....
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Yesterday at 03:05 AM
Originally Posted by frankSo i go to the Schneider site and they say the contractors are not user serviceable.How is that possible that you cant check contacts as they are OEM on high cycling compressors. Serviceable isn't the issue predictive maintenance is . You have run into t...
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Yesterday at 02:49 AM
Every voltage has two official levels; a "distribution voltage" and a "utilization voltage". The distribution voltage is what the utility supplies at your service drop, i.e. 480, 240, 120 etc. The utilization voltage is the voltage level to which the end use e...
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Yesterday at 12:11 AM
As usual, i'm in a pickle yet again......We roughed a small main street commercial store front a while back , had a rough inspection, addressed the small requests per AHJ, and never got called back for the trim out Passing thru, we stopped in to find a thriving deli/cafe' yeste...
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04/28/17 11:53 PM
Greg: Where I think you are heading are guys we refer to as "paper hangers". Yes, it's a known way that some guys generate $$$ just for the paper. But, it is not an easy issue to prove to the Board of Examiners, and for the few who went down that road, it's a lot of...
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Non-US Electrical Systems & Trades
04/27/17 05:40 PM
It was an electrode boiler used to make very hot water for an anodizing plant I wonder if the boiler heated normal water which then transfers its heat to the deionized water what you think? The machine I'm concerned with works on 440volts 3 phase...
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Non-US Electrical Systems & Trades
04/26/17 01:36 PM
16mm2 solid core?! That's about 4.5mm in diameter of solid copper. Those Germans must be out of their minds! In Australia our multi-core fixed cables have full-size earths up to 2.5mm2, then 4mm2 cables have a 2.5mm2 earth, 6mm2 through 16mm2 have earths two sizes smaller (2.5m...
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04/24/17 09:43 PM
Replacement LED fixtures are gaining more popularity, over the retrofit kits into existing fixture bodies. I see a lot within both office space renovations, and warehouse lighting. The changes in LED technology is amazing. I particularly like the 2x2, and 2x4 lay ins that ar...
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04/23/17 11:18 PM
A lot of variables when it comes to upgrading lights. For example, we replaced almost a hundred 2x4 and 2x2 lay-in fluorescent fixtures (T12 and T8) with LED in a lab area. Some staff complained that it was too bright especially for those looking at computer monitors. It sounde...
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