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Yesterday at 05:08 PM
I have detected voltage with my fingers but never on purpose I can say 400hz will wake you up. It is more of a ring than a buzz....
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Yesterday at 05:02 PM
What type of equipment and is there supplemental overload protection?...
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Yesterday at 02:44 PM
Yooperup: As the nameplate is 2082 amps, based on Article 240.6, the OCP can be the next available standard amperage cb or fuse. Keep in mind, the conductors must also be protected for OCP, so you will need 2500 amps or greater of conductor. Design Professional (EE/PE) prepa...
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Yesterday at 01:56 PM
Prints say 2500 amp breaker , Name plate 2082 amps . I say 2000 amp breaker. ??? Yooperup...
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Yesterday at 01:20 PM
Potseal I agree with Ghost307 on the 'upgrades sales pitch', or in your situation, your quest to jump into 'present time'. Real time monitoring from scratch is a lot of work, and costly. Unless the investment can be justified by 'future' upgrades, or modernization, it does not...
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Yesterday at 01:10 PM
I'd use EMT and raintight compression fittings....
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Yesterday at 01:09 PM
Options can be a trap. First you need to figure out if you have any need to continuously monitor whatever the starter is doing. Then you need to know if you have the capabilities to monitor it. Then you need to see if you have a way to connect everything up. If the salesman tal...
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Electrical Nostalgia
Yesterday at 12:42 PM
Originally Posted by AdminI just got ahold of a 1953 (7th) Edition on this book. One section details how to test for voltage using Fingers and Tongue. I wonder how long that section stayed in the Book? Bill When my wife and I bought our first house, and before I got into the ...
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Yesterday at 12:31 PM
Update After doing a fair bit of leg work I inquired with my boss about the possibility of upgrading these old C/H starters with new combination starters. They gave the green light and right now I am looking at a quote for two Eaton combination starters with electronic overload...
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Yesterday at 04:39 AM
Not a lot of greenhouses here. A screen cage might be as close as you get. For those EMT seems to be better than PVC, just because of the expansion and drooping problem. The install is usually bend up the pipe, paint it to match and install it. Cosmetics may not be an issue if th...
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Yesterday at 12:41 AM
John, It's in Division 1, Fundamentals, Measuring, Testing and Instruments. Disclaimer - Not a Good idea!! I didn't want to quote here, but others have. Bill...
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Yesterday at 12:12 AM
Bill: Only the 13th Edition survived hurricane Sandy. I lost a few older ones back to mid60s What section is that in?? Hope it's not still in there. Funny, someone earlier in the week was talking about one of the 'older' inspectors that used to test with two fingers!!! Th...
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Yesterday at 12:09 AM
Yoop: Wet area, yes IF ambient temp is over 50 C, (122f) then PVC is non-compliant. Support and subject to physical damage? Sch 80 solves the physical damage. Can the ambient exceed 122f in MI? On a hot sunny day, inside a glass box?? The few (2) that I have in my Twp are...
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07/19/17 08:04 PM
Green House wireing methods. Wet Area I'd say yes. I;ve been told PVC not a good choice?/ Anyone out there can share info?/ Thanks in advance....
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General Discussion Area
07/19/17 12:06 AM
~s~ I never took you for a 'slum sparky'. I like the 'hostile entity' thing. I had a guy today say I was 'confrontational' when I walked into his mess. Stay safe...
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07/18/17 04:51 AM
Lol, the state has a term, 'hostile entity' , you know these sorts that won't let them in , usually because they've something to hide.....which results in more open permit limbo.... i guess i really should rethink this 'slum sparky' gig ~S~...
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07/18/17 12:07 AM
~s~ I have to draw the line on the flea collar!!...
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Electrical Nostalgia
07/17/17 10:44 PM
I just got ahold of a 1953 (7th) Edition on this book. One section details how to test for voltage using Fingers and Tongue. I wonder how long that section stayed in the Book? Bill...
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07/16/17 11:23 PM
Well it gets even better HotOne, the state of Vermont (in it's infinite wisdom) shuffles the AHJ deck to have my normal AHJ assume a new area , and foist all this on the new guy A green AHJ at that, good guy and all....,but i'm moved to offer him a flak jacket and flea collar t...
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07/16/17 03:38 PM
~s~: Sounds like that was one heck of a 'farmhouse'!! Structures like that can generate a lot of paper here also; either by 'updates' to the base permit, or a separate permit for each tenant space. There are many 'variables' as to which path the paper takes. The 'variables...
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07/16/17 03:25 PM
Just an FYI, I still come upon a few houses that have 1-15 receptacles. I told the resi CCO inspectors that do 'resales' to judge the 'age' of the house/basement, to use this as a tool....
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07/16/17 01:08 AM
Originally Posted by gfretwellI lived most of my early childhood (age 6-19) in a house built for us in 1953 and we had switched lighting outlets in every room but it was built to "GI Bill" standards in DC where that meant something. We even had a breaker panel and groun...
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07/15/17 08:24 AM
I've a few jobs that never seem to end. In particular, a K&T era large farmhouse cut up into 12 units, 9 professional offices and 3 resi apt's I've a file of permits as thick as a phone book on this property alone. So one of the newer AHJ's who came along recently produ...
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07/15/17 02:48 AM
Originally Posted by PotsealOriginally Posted by gfretwellI am wondering if the original fuse was replaced when they added the extra load. Maybe but I took a look at an identical starter minus the interlock and it has the same size fuse. Here is an image of that identical star...
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07/15/17 02:44 AM
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