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slang #70498 10/09/06 10:35 PM
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Anybody know what pulling wire in a "round robin" means?

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Re: slang #70499 10/09/06 11:38 PM
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A "home run" is a run straight to the panel.

A "round robin" is a "home run" with a neutral, and one of each phase conductor, sharing that neutral.

Re: slang #70500 10/10/06 08:18 AM
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earlydean Offline
I have never heard that before. What section of the country uses that phrase?

Re: slang #70501 10/10/06 09:31 AM
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renosteinke Offline
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Reno, Nevada

Re: slang #70502 10/10/06 01:59 PM
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earlydean Offline
Reno, Nevada. I've been there once or twice. "The Biggest Little City in the USA", as I recall...???
The last time I was there, I was arrested for .....well, that's another story.

Re: slang #70503 10/10/06 03:13 PM
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HCE727 Offline
Remember, what happens in Reno, stays in Reno. Or something like that.

Re: slang #70504 10/10/06 06:54 PM
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Some say the city motto is really "come on vacation, leave on probation." [Linked Image]

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Re: slang #70505 10/10/06 06:58 PM
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e57 Offline
California, and several other states, it really depends more on age.... There was all kinds of slang, most of which seem to be attached to who trained you and how old they were. - Some of the Irish I used to work for had all together a different set.

FYI Round Robin = Round House (And doesn't nessesarilly mean a home run - You could Round House box to box.) All 3 hots of a 3-phase, and the neutral.

Not to be confused with a Baseball....

Some time ago there was a thread with all of these on it, and then some....

Mark Heller
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Re: slang #70506 10/11/06 09:57 AM
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Ryan_J Offline
I have always heard a "round robin" in the samecontext as a "full boat", which is three phases and a nuetral.

Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City


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