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Old 11-07-2019, 01:19 PM   #1
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What are the articles for these answers? Can not seem to find them.


-The common method to measure conductors larger than 4/0 is?

-In the US, the standard for measuring wires is designated by
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:23 PM   #2
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How are you looking to measure these conductors??
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In the US, the standard of measurement is based on the body parts of an ancient British monarch.
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How are you looking to measure these conductors??
What do you mean? I have to answer it and provide article section.
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What do you mean? I have to answer it and provide article section.
I am asking you how you are looking to measure the conductors. The width? Length? Weight? circular mils?
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I am asking you how you are looking to measure the conductors. The width? Length? Weight? circular mils?
I don't know. I am not looking to measure them, it is a code prep question. I guess it has to be in the NEC pretty close to word for word as most questions are.
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I don't know. I am not looking to measure them, it is a code prep question. I guess it has to be in the NEC pretty close to word for word as most questions are.
Send an RFI in for clarification.
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What a bs test question ! not enough info. Look around Article 310 for most conductor tables, and info
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What a bs test question ! not enough info. Look around Article 310 for most conductor tables, and info
This is what I hate about tests. No matter how much you know, you still have to take guesses as to what they mean.
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110.6 Conductor Sizes. Conductor sizes are expressed in American Wire Gage (AWG) or in circular mils.

MCM is the same as kcmil.





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Chapter 9 Table 5 will give wire sizes and their dimensions-- terrible question
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Does the question say "method to measure" or "unit of measure" - either you confused it when you copied it, or the instructor fumbled when they wrote the question.
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Does the question say "method to measure" or "unit of measure" - either you confused it when you copied it, or the instructor fumbled when they wrote the question.
Method.

I found a similar question in another packet and the choices are:

MCM
KC MILS
AWG
C MILS

it then ask for the article.
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Method.
The standard method to measure wire size is to read the label on the wire. You can use a tape measure too.
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The standard method to measure wire size is to read the label on the wire.
That’s the first thing that came to me when I read the question.

Th3 bad thing about that question is that its possible to have the correct answer and still be wrong.
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In T5 & T8 headings it says AWG or kcmil.
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Method.

I found a similar question in another packet and the choices are:

MCM
KC MILS
AWG
C MILS

it then ask for the article.
MCM was used for years but later got revised to KCM because that was the proper terminology-- the sizes stayed the same...

For example
You used to say 250 mcm and that became 250 kcm

Again Chapter 9 Tables gives this info
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What are the articles for these answers? Can not seem to find them.


-The common method to measure conductors larger than 4/0 is?
kcm

-In the US, the standard for measuring wires is designated by
AWG

answers in blue


I'm not NEC, but the tables and refs they guys gave you should be good.
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What are the articles for these answers? Can not seem to find them.


-The common method to measure conductors larger than 4/0 is?

-In the US, the standard for measuring wires is designated by


1. KCMIL or (MCM)

2. American Wire Gauge (AWG)
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