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Working South of the border #33635
01/26/04 07:20 PM
01/26/04 07:20 PM
electure  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,264
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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Re: Working South of the border #33636
01/26/04 07:34 PM
01/26/04 07:34 PM
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George Corron  Offline
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Posts: 717
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. [Linked Image]

Re: Working South of the border #33637
01/26/04 08:13 PM
01/26/04 08:13 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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NY, USA
You better be bringing that Camera!!

[Linked Image]

Re: Working South of the border #33638
01/27/04 04:43 AM
01/27/04 04:43 AM
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pauluk  Offline
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
Habla Usted espanol, Senor?

Enjoy your trip! [Linked Image]

Re: Working South of the border #33639
01/27/04 09:24 AM
01/27/04 09:24 AM
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Ryan_J  Offline
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Posts: 1,374
West Jordan, Utah, USA
Bring back some tequila, would ya? LOL

Enjoy your trip, and please take the camera!


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Re: Working South of the border #33640
01/27/04 11:59 AM
01/27/04 11:59 AM
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C-H  Offline
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Posts: 1,497
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).]

Re: Working South of the border #33641
01/27/04 05:43 PM
01/27/04 05:43 PM
electure  Offline
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Posts: 4,264
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 [Linked Image]...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. [Linked Image]
C-H, thanks, that's Pedro. I'll be seeing Joe next week, and will ask.
Thanks for the well wishes, amigos...S

Re: Working South of the border #33642
01/27/04 06:02 PM
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Bjarney  Offline
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West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Don't know why I remember this, but the utility there is Commission Federale de Electricidad. :-)

Re: Working South of the border #33643
01/28/04 07:09 AM
01/28/04 07:09 AM
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pauluk  Offline
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
A federal agency involved with local electrical distribution? I guess that explains the problems! [Linked Image]

Re: Working South of the border #33644
01/28/04 08:45 AM
01/28/04 08:45 AM
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SvenNYC  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
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? [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Have fun. Be careful.

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