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NEMA General-Purpose Contactors Switching Dry Type Transformers Commented on: 42 weeks ago (November 6, 2015)

Having worked with motors, I've learned a lot about inrush currents so I understand the reasoning. I do have one question though. You mention a three-phase contactor. I've always called them three...

What’s Wrong Here? Hint: It’s as Plain as Black and White Commented on: 1 year ago (June 25, 2015)

I agree with Robert Masters. The white wire can only legally be used as a neutral and must not be fused.

Code Q&A: Wiring Methods Allowed in Hazardous Locations Commented on: 2 years ago (May 11, 2014)

You left out one of the most common hazardous locations covered under Article 514 -- Gas Stations and fuel dispensing areas. One of the most enjoyable type of work areas when you understand the...

What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Funny Looking Service Disconnect Commented on: 2 years ago (April 25, 2014)

It's hard to tell what is going on here from this picture. It appears that a ground bar was needed for something, we cannot see where the bare ground wire is going. Is the bare wire grounding...

What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Wet Behind the Ears Commented on: 2 years ago (April 25, 2014)

I see mentioned several times that a compression EMT fitting is needed here. Actually the old compression fittings are concrete tight and no longer are considered water tight. The new water tight...

What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Beware of What Lurks Below the Surface Commented on: 2 years ago (April 25, 2014)

Actually I see no reason for these conduit bodies to even be installed. If they were used to make splices, then we have a reason, but these do not meet criteria for splice boxes. Were they used as...

Minimum Number of Outlets Commented on: 2 years ago (March 7, 2014)

Anything that keeps us thinking about codes and code changes is a good idea.

What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Danger Island Commented on: 2 years ago (February 20, 2014)

They don't abide by the NEC over there.

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