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09-22-07, 06:38 PM
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Posted By resqcapt19

The following is from the UL Guide (listing)...

The following is from the UL Guide (listing) Information for EMT (Guide FJMX).
"In general, galvanized steel electrical metallic tubing in contact with soil requires supplementary corrosion...
09-03-07, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By resqcapt19

[QUOTE=ibpooks;1222970]... because the AFCI...

[QUOTE=ibpooks;1222970]... because the AFCI breakers do provide GFCI protection which is a proven safety improvement. [QUOTE]

Actually AFCI breakers provide only GFP (ground fault protection)...
08-29-07, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,968
Posted By resqcapt19

A false ground is where the neutral is used as...

A false ground is where the neutral is used as both the grounded and grounding conductor. This is a safety issue and a code violation. There are plug in type testers that can detect this problem....
08-22-07, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By resqcapt19

This would not be permitted under the National...

This would not be permitted under the National Electrical Code.
Don
08-18-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By resqcapt19

If the box where the recptacle is installed is a...

If the box where the recptacle is installed is a surface mount box, and you do not remove the screw retainers, then you must provide a bonding jumper. In other than surface mount boxes it doesn't...
08-17-07, 03:34 PM
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Posted By resqcapt19

If you are talking about using the metal...

If you are talking about using the metal underground water pipe as a grounding electrode, then the grounding electrode connection to the water pipe must be made within 5' from the point where the...
08-16-07, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By resqcapt19

You need #6 if you are using a 50 amp breaker. ...

You need #6 if you are using a 50 amp breaker. #10 is only 30 amp wire.
Don
08-16-07, 04:17 PM
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Posted By resqcapt19

Ben, In this case the new feeder is not serving...

Ben,
In this case the new feeder is not serving a "dwelling unit"...it is serving a detached structure and you cannot use Table 310.15(B)(6) for that application. I agree that there is some...
08-09-07, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,793
Posted By resqcapt19

The maximum permitted breaker for #4 copper or #2...

The maximum permitted breaker for #4 copper or #2 alum feeding a subpanel is 90 amps. You can't use those conductors on a 100 amp breaker. While it is true that you can use those conductors with a...
08-04-07, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By resqcapt19

Can you cite the code section that says this? As...

Can you cite the code section that says this? As long as this circuit is not supplying the bathroom receptacles there is no code rule that would require the heat to be on a 20 amp circuit.
Don
08-03-07, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By resqcapt19

While the single non-GFCI protected recptacle...

While the single non-GFCI protected recptacle would be permitted by 210.8(A)(5) Exception #2 if this was in a basement, there are no exceptions to 210.8(A)(4) for crawl spaces. The code requires...
07-30-07, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By resqcapt19

Are the breakers of the same brand? If not is...

Are the breakers of the same brand? If not is the 30 amp a "QO"? Breakers have differing instantanous trip points and the normal starting current may get into this trip range. The "QO" has the...
07-30-07, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By resqcapt19

Don't forget that if you add metal conduit to a...

Don't forget that if you add metal conduit to a nonmetallic system, you must make sure that the metal conduit is bonded to the equipment grounding conductor.
07-19-07, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By resqcapt19

The grounding electrode stops at the main...

The grounding electrode stops at the main disconnect...just the EGC goes on to the subpanel.
07-18-07, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By resqcapt19

I expect that the main breaker box is listed as...

I expect that the main breaker box is listed as "suitable only for use as service equipment". These panels have no way to "unbond" the neutral. You need a panel that is listed as "suitable for use...
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