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  1. Residential Electrical Forum
    My main panel is mounted outdoors in a very dusty desert environment subject to dust storms. Windblown dust is pretty significant inside the panel and could lead to bad contact on bus bars and increased resistance on the breakers. Advice I've found so far is to shutoff power, clean with a...
  2. Residential Electrical Forum
    I have a utility pole on private property, hundreds of feet in from the property line. Mounted to the pole is the main panel and meter. I want to mount some long distance WiFi gear to the utility pole, powered by 24v PoE (power over ethernet). First, I'm aware that utility poles have their own...
  3. NEC Code Forum
    Hello, I'm looking to see if anyone may have experience or an idea of how glamping sites would be specified in the NEC. I can't see to pin down an exact definition to apply to glamping sites. If you're unfamiliar, glamping is luxury camping, geodesic domes, bubbles, tipis, all of which will...
  4. General Electrical Discussion
    Customer has a dual stage Dyna-Glo 10kw electric garage heater with peak load of 240v/41.66 amps. The manual calls out a max 50amp breaker. Following NEC rules and considering this a continuous load item it would force me to increase by 125% which is 52.075amps this causes two issues: 1) this...
  5. Other Codes and Standards
    Does anybody have run into any code references NEC-NFPA, API referring requirement for grounding above ground DIESEL storage tanks? I have heard arguments that Diesel being higher flash point does not have issues of fires due to static discharge.
  6. New Member Introductions
    Does NEC allow running multiple 480V 3 Phase Power load conductors in a single conduit instead of running each 3 phase loads conductors in separate conduits?
  7. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi Everyone, we are working on a very large exterior lighting conversation at an industrial site. Replacing 400W + 1000W HID fixtures w/ new LEDs. The problem is, the existing 40FT+ poles don't have an existing ground wire. To add a ground to these poles would require a $1M+ infrastructure...
  8. General Electrical Discussion
    Assuming that I'm considering motor power factor, efficiency, altitude correction and all those fancy but critical factors... which current should I consider as input to cable sizing by voltage regulation: 600V or 575V? FLA is defined as the current at full capacity drawn by the motor at rated...
  9. NEC Code Forum
    Is there anything in the NEC code applying to this: If i have a board, with mostly low voltage parts, and there are some parts running voltage from the wall, 115v or whatever it may be, how do I separate them according to the NEC code?
  10. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hey all I'm currently at an Electrical training school. Does anyone have any tips or advice for someone that is just getting into the NEC? More specifically things I should get familiar with to get licensed as an electrical contractor in NJ.
  11. Code Violation Discussion
    Ok guys I have one for you. I have recently had a inspector from the state come to our plant and gig'd me for some violations on flexible cable. I have a hard pipe in my shop that goes to a 6X6 box and changes to a "heavy usage" cable to plug in my welders, plasma cutter and such, 400.10 (6)...
  12. NEC Code Forum
    Number of circuits required for the lighting load of an 8000 sq.ft. residence? Any guesses? :thumbsup:
  13. NEC Code Forum
    What are the requirements of splicing romex in attics in the NEC. Is it required to be spliced in a box? Please state where it is located in the NEC.
  14. NEC Code Forum
    My question is as the title goes. Can I run 50A stove cables and romex throught the dead space underneath cabinets? I've taken on a side job doing some residential stuff and the property manager wants the stove moved from the wall to the center of the kitchen to a sort of bar set up. I'm not...
  15. NEC Code Forum
    NEC Table 210.24 allows a 15 amp receptacle to be installed on a 20 amp circuit. How is this ok?
  16. NEC Code Forum
    I am currently working through Tom Henry's "Calculations..." book for the 2014 NEC. At least a couple of place it uses a factor of 4.5 va / sq. ft. for lighting and receptacle circuits (non-continuous). I cannot find this in the code. Does anyone know where is this "4.5 va" term is in the NEC...
  17. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi, I was contacted by a lawyer the other day, and it turns out he has a client that was shocked at a rental property, and is seeking damages. He is looking for someone to go inspect the property, and look for code violations. He submitted me some photos, and I see some issues right away. I...
  18. NEC Code Forum
    I'd like to get your take on this change to the 2014 National Electric Code
  19. NEC Code Forum
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  20. General Electrical Discussion
    First my caveats: 1. If my responses or information provided are not proper, I'm handicapped... I'm not an electrician. Even worse, I'm a mechanical engineer who is all thumbs with electrical things. Ok, I'm not that bad, but... 2. I'm not sure if this request for help belongs in a...
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