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I'm going to take the Oregon Supervisor (Master) test sooner or later and want to get a book for practicing calculations. Service/feeder demand, motor feeders, etc.

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I'm going to take the Oregon Supervisor (Master) test sooner or later and want to get a book for practicing calculations. Service/feeder demand, motor feeders, etc.

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http://www.mikeholt.com/examprep-master.php





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Doesn't look like Holt has 2014 NEC stuff yet.

And I'm not going to pay $1025 for the Master Exam Prep DVD set I passed the Washington Administrator exam with a used hand-me-down calculations book based on the 2002 NEC. I think maybe this time I'll spring for sumpin' a bit better, but maybe with a $100 budget cap.

Anyone try Tom Henry's stuff? I'm on his website looking at the 2014 Master Question & Answer book, and also the 2014 Calculations Q&A book. Grand total $70 or so.
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Doesn't look like Holt has 2014 NEC stuff yet.

And I'm not going to pay $1025 for the Master Exam Prep DVD set I passed the Washington Administrator exam with a used hand-me-down calculations book based on the 2002 NEC. I think maybe this time I'll spring for sumpin' a bit better, but maybe with a $100 budget cap.

Anyone try Tom Henry's stuff? I'm on his website looking at the 2014 Master Question & Answer book, and also the 2014 Calculations Q&A book. Grand total $70 or so.
Comon Man you guys are loaded out there
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Because we're socialists right??

Mike Holt has enough motor boats and water skis. Somebody else can buy his stuff.
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Seriously, Eric... you don't need a thing besides the code book that is approved for the test.

You have your stuff down to a science... I see your posts and I know you got your "poop" together.

Rock on brother and good luck!!

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Because we're socialists right??

Mike Holt has enough motor boats and water skis. Somebody else can buy his stuff.
And, just as a side note... If you don't pass the test I will have my brother, who lives in Graham WA, come down and beat your eyeballs shut.

Seriously though... I have no doubt you will kick Mule!!

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Seriously, Eric... you don't need a thing besides the code book that is approved for the test.

You have your stuff down to a science... I see your posts and I know you got your "poop" together.

Rock on brother and good luck!!

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Thanks, I'm confident that I will do fine but I prefer to be prepared.

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Seriously though... I have no doubt you will kick Mule!!

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Send him down, I'll bitch slap him
Will do... He's right around 6'5"... close to 300#... and dumber than hell. FWIW... he likes sex with anything... farm animals, domestic pets, people who don't pass their test, etc...

Seriously, I know you will do well. I'm in the middle of some testing myself. I may actually become an AHJ... instead of just an inspector.

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Will do... He's right around 6'5"... close to 300#... and dumber than hell. FWIW... he likes sex with anything... farm animals, domestic pets, people who don't pass their test, etc...

Seriously, I know you will do well. I'm in the middle of some testing myself. I may actually become an AHJ... instead of just an inspector.

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What does that mean? You're like the head inspector?
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What does that mean? You're like the head inspector?
It may mean that I can legally wield the 90.4 sword if need be.

Just kidding... It really means that here in Ohio I could be an AHJ for a jurisdiction. It really does carry a crapload of responsibility. A bit daunting but it's a logical step in my career.

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It may mean that I can legally wield the 90.4 sword if need be.

Just kidding... It really means that here in Ohio I could be an AHJ for a jurisdiction. It really does carry a crapload of responsibility. A bit daunting but it's a logical step in my career.

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As long as it comes with a corresponding pay increase
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It does.

How bout your step? Does the testing your about to go to have a corresponding jump in pay? Or, are you about to go it on your own and start your own company?

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Will do... He's right around 6'5"... close to 300#... and dumber than hell. FWIW... he likes sex with anything... farm animals, domestic pets, people who don't pass their test, etc...


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It does.

How bout your step? Does the testing your about to go to have a corresponding jump in pay? Or, are you about to go it on your own and start your own company?

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I'm doing it for a fallback option. Plus having the Supervisor license is a prerequisite for an Inspector certification in Oregon if I choose to go that route. I'll stay working for someone else until work runs out or I get sick of it.
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I would recommend ELECTRICAL WIRING COMMERCIAL by Ray C Mullen. The 2014 nec version is out now for around $ 100. He has other code cycles out as well if your testing on another year. I would also recommend ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL and INDUSTRIAL by the same publisher. All the calculations from service entrance to branch circuits are covered. If you passed the Washington masters, i feel these would be a great refresher on load calcs.


The NJATC has some great books that perfect for calcs and sizing of systems.

NEC CODE CALCULATIONS 2011
CODEOLOGY 2011

They can be found on ebay for a bargain. The cubs sell them once they finish with school.
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I would recommend ELECTRICAL WIRING COMMERCIAL by Ray C Mullen. The 2014 nec version is out now for around $ 100. He has other code cycles out as well if your testing on another year. I would also recommend ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL and INDUSTRIAL by the same publisher. All the calculations from service entrance to branch circuits are covered. If you passed the Washington masters, i feel these would be a great refresher on load calcs.

The NJATC has some great books that perfect for calcs and sizing of systems.

NEC CODE CALCULATIONS 2011
CODEOLOGY 2011

They can be found on ebay for a bargain. The cubs sell them once they finish with school.
I will second that.
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Doesn't look like Holt has 2014 NEC stuff yet.

And I'm not going to pay $1025 for the Master Exam Prep DVD set I passed the Washington Administrator exam with a used hand-me-down calculations book based on the 2002 NEC. I think maybe this time I'll spring for sumpin' a bit better, but maybe with a $100 budget cap.

Anyone try Tom Henry's stuff? I'm on his website looking at the 2014 Master Question & Answer book, and also the 2014 Calculations Q&A book. Grand total $70 or so.
Recently finished the Master q & a(excellent and excruciating).

Working through the calculations q&a book now. It's more of an instructional deal but has some good practice exercises. He also presents some clever memory tricks. Mike Holt has some great material but I'd feel like I was buying into Amway.
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I ordered the Tom Henry books so thanks for the info. If I feel like they are lacking then I'll look into some of the other suggestions Thanks dudes.
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