• Wire tracer?

    I'm looking to see if there is a industry standard for a wire tracking tool. Need something for indoor use to find wire through all types of standard wall sheeting materials. Live and dead wire tracking. Does anyone k...
    charlesvanmeter
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  • NFPA-70E 130.5 (H) Labeling 2018 Edition

    5 Year Reassessment Due--If there are no changes in the electrical system distribution from Utility provider to end user.  No new equipment, single-lines remain the same, available fault current from Utility prov...
    rbandura
    created by rbandura
  • 70E question regarding light switching

    I have been asked the following question. My answer would be yes, as long as the equipment is maintained and appears to be working properly. What would the correct response be?   I have a client that has a room t...
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  • 250.32 ground between main and sub panel

    I am a apprentice and recently we ran 2-2-2 AL wire from a main panel on a grain bin under ground in schedule 80 PVC to a cow barn but we did not run a ground conducter with the current carrying wire. I asked if this ...
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  • Meter main combo wiring

    With a meter main disconnect combo. Using the main lugs from the disconnect (not one of the additional breakers in the M M combo) to run cable to a interior panel board. Would this designate my Interior panel board as...
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  • Can 2 pole breakers supply 2 circuits

    Say for example, you have a 120/240 V, 2 pole, 20 A breaker. Does the NEC allow this breaker to serve 2 separate 120 V circuits?
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  • Basement to first floor wiring?

    I am trying to run power from basement to first floor. House has seal plate is a solid 4x8 or 6x8 Wich sits on a concrete wall. The seal plate is reassessed 6" from the edge of concrete and the wall sits in 2" from ed...
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  • equipment grouding conductor used as a bonding jumper.

    Can you use a equipment grounding conductor as a means of a bonding jumper for conduit. I have always used a separate wire for the bonding jumper.   r.
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  • MCCBs PPE or Not

    I have had a question for some time about operating molded case circuit breakers with or without PPE.  NFPA 70E states in table 130.5 that under normal conditions it is a low risk of exposure to an arc flash....
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  • Smoke alarms and doors

    Smoke alarms and doors are not two separate realities. We have to flee from seeing smoke alarms and the doors of our homes as two separate realities. The synergies between these two elements, such as first-order preve...
    carretero110
    created by carretero110
  • Intravenous-Health Lounge?

    I am coming across plans for an IV drip-therapy office, where patients get hooked up to an IV.  They get nutrients, B vitamins, "immunity-boosting" vitamins, etc., it is supposed to cure a hangover....
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  • Sprinklers Inside Electrical And IT Rooms

    Why the sprinkler could be omitted at electrical room (with specific conditions should be met) but not allowed to be omitted from IT rooms ((With the same conditions)? Also, suppose I have a light hazard room such as...
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  • Service Disconnect

    Been having some discussions with other people in the trade, and the subject of Service Disconnects came up in regards to OCP and it's location for dwellings or in general. Some have mentioned that the first OCP devic...
    markselectric
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  • ELECTRICAL ROOMS - FIRE RATING

    ELECTRICAL ROOMS - FIRE RATING I'm looking for required fire ratings of Elec Rms in office bldgs, as well as other bldg types. What is the best manual to research: NFPA 101, NFPA 75, or other? Thanks, jksjim
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  • NEC 310.104

    For those who were helpful on this post, Thank You.   Chiefns830 managed to drive me away.   Nothing that I read indicated that homeowners were not welcome to ask electrical questions.
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  • NEC 2020 not available in PDF!

    It is extremely disappointing that unlike NEC 2017 and its handbook, the NEC 2020 edition and its handbook are not available in PDF format that you can store on your computer as a digital resource and access it a...
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  • 480vac 3ph Power Distribution

    I have a system where we are supplying a skid with 3 VFD/motors. The VFD/motors are each wired to there own fused safety disconnect.  The skid also has a fused disconnect for power supply to a 480/120 transformer...
    marc.gelinas
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  • Standby Generator Wiring

    This is in reference to NFPA 110 Emergency and Standby Power Systems.  7.12.3 states:    If the conduit's point of attachment to the EPS in on the forcing function side of the EPS vibration isolation s...
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  • Line side/Load side versus Bus side/Line side

    Does anyone know the history and where (if one exists) for the official definition of "Line Side" and "Load Side"?   Countless standards such as the NFPA 70 (NEC), 70E, IEEE 1584, C37.20.2, and even electric equ...
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  • VFD Input/Output Current

    If my VFD outputs more current than my motor, but is the right HP, do I size my MCP for the drive, or for the motor?
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