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    This is not true, first see Section 404.9(B)...

    This is not true, first see Section 404.9(B) above.

    Second, there are two types of switches available, if self grounding, then no equipment ground is needed:

    1221-2 > Toggle > AC Switches >...
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    Stan, can you review 404.9 (B)? Section 404.9...

    Stan, can you review 404.9 (B)?

    Section 404.9 (B) Grounding. Snap switches, including dimmer and similar control switches, shall be connected to an equipment grounding conductor

    The above...
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    They only hold the screws onto the device....

    They only hold the screws onto the device. Removing them have no affect on grounding.
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    You would be best contacting Nutone directly to...

    You would be best contacting Nutone directly to learn what they have as a replacement.

    NuTone Customer Service
  5. Question: Electrical

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    Each phase can handle 200 amps.

    Each phase can handle 200 amps.
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    36 inches assuming it is opposite an insulated...

    36 inches assuming it is opposite an insulated surface.

    42 inches if opposite a grounded surface, (ie: concrete wall)

    48 inches if opposite other switchgear.
  7. Question: 480v 3p panel

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    Don, the title of the post is 480v 3p panel , I...

    Don, the title of the post is 480v 3p panel , I do not think this is residential.
  8. Will not hurt to give it a try.

    Will not hurt to give it a try.
  9. Question: 480v 3p panel

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    If a fluid line needs to be above a panel in the...

    If a fluid line needs to be above a panel in the dedicated space above the panel, a drip pan is allowed to be installed below the piping and above the panel to protect the panel.
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    Often, the action of turning on a switch can...

    Often, the action of turning on a switch can cause a AFCI breaker to trip, a worn out switch will cause excessive arcing in the switch.

    Replace switch.
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    In addition to needing more details, you need to...

    In addition to needing more details, you need to re-word your question.

    The way I read:

    what size of wire guage do I need to fuse a 200A gear switch

    Sounds like you want to use a wire as a...
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    A feeder conduit can contain wiring from other...

    A feeder conduit can contain wiring from other branch circuits, conduit just needs to be large enough. The 2" PVC Sch 40 conduit you propose is large enough for the 3 - #1 AL XHHW, 1 - #6 Al XHHW...
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    Explain to POCO that if the problem is with any...

    Explain to POCO that if the problem is with any of their connections, at the transformer or at your service connection, they are liable for any damage done in your home.

    For most POCO, any...
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    If the switches have a green ground screw, yes,...

    If the switches have a green ground screw, yes, connect each to ground, and connect to the metal box.Do not remove the insulators.

    This is all per the National Electric Code, which each state...
  15. Here is the NYC electric code, which amends the...

    Here is the NYC electric code, which amends the 2008 edition of the NEC:

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/downloads/bldgs_code/electrical_code_local_law_39of2011.pdf


    And seems they do not have any...
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    A qualified electrician that has access to power...

    A qualified electrician that has access to power recording instruments needs to come in and record your power to confirm the voltage is fluctuating, causing the lights to flicker.

    By using a...
  17. Question: Electrical help

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    DO NOT Use a 40 amp Breaker on 20 amp wiring! ...

    DO NOT Use a 40 amp Breaker on 20 amp wiring!

    There is no such thing as a 140 amp panel or service.

    You are not allowed to do your own electrical work in any building that is not your own...
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    And the problem was solved:

    And the problem was solved:
  19. Most, if not all, homes have 120/240 volts in the...

    Most, if not all, homes have 120/240 volts in the service.

    What you need is to hire an electrician to check the amp size of the service, and confirm the service has sufficient amp capacity to...
  20. I moved this to the correct forum. The...

    I moved this to the correct forum.

    The difference between a 100 amp service and a 150 amp service is 50 amps additional capacity on the 150 amp service. I am sure you knew that already, and I...
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    Any "friend" that wants you to "show" something...

    Any "friend" that wants you to "show" something on cam is not a friend. Just someone that wants to get off on seeing whatever you have to show, and wants to degrade and cheapen you.

    Next time your...
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    What was the outcome of the power companies...

    What was the outcome of the power companies visit? This does need to be corrected ASAP, as the dimming can damage motors such as refrigerators, and the brightening can damage anything by the...
  23. Question: Wiring size

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    Whip on an appliance that is installed by the...

    Whip on an appliance that is installed by the manufacturer is different than a whip that must be installed in the field. The whip on the appliance was present, tested and listed by UL as is.

    The...
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    Two separate but related questions merged. Enter...

    Two separate but related questions merged. Enter all information in one question.
  25. Either there is a short circuit in the wiring or...

    Either there is a short circuit in the wiring or heating elements, could be a chance the breaker is defective.

    I merged your two questions. Just enter all information in one question.
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    Task List: #1. Hire electrician- Check The...

    Task List:

    #1. Hire electrician- Check

    The electrician will determine what needs to be done, once he learns what each new device needs for power, and will determine if the 50 amp feeder is...
  27. Question: Connecting load

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    If you knew that why did you ask? And now you ask...

    If you knew that why did you ask? And now you ask about a 10 kW motor, as if we were suppose to know what you meant?

    A 10kW motor will not draw the same lower current of a 2 kw motor.

    How do...
  28. Since it is obsolete, it cannot be found on the...

    Since it is obsolete, it cannot be found on the internet, so we do not know the generic details. Can you describe it, where is it installed, perhaps provide a photo?
  29. Question: Connecting load

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    Stan makes a good point, but assuming both motors...

    Stan makes a good point, but assuming both motors are drawing nameplate watts, the difference is 1.1kW, and one hour is 1.1 kiloWatt-hour.

    Even if the 2.2kW motor was not running at full load, the...
  30. If abnormal voltage is causing this, it would...

    If abnormal voltage is causing this, it would most likely involve a shared neutral for two circuits. An electrician can be hired to look at the wiring and determine if a shared neutral is being used,...
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    And what type of lamp (light bulb) ?

    And what type of lamp (light bulb) ?
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    And typically a dryer requires a 30 amp 120/240...

    And typically a dryer requires a 30 amp 120/240 volt circuit, while a range requires a 40 amp 120/240 volt circuit. Each circuit uses different size wire.

    Why do you ask?
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    Surge protection should be done at three levels,...

    Surge protection should be done at three levels, typical for commercial and industrial, Main, Distribution, and branch circuit or at point of use.

    In residential, 2 level is adequate, at Main...
  34. Question: What is kaic?

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    KAIC stands for 1000 Amps Interrupting Current. ...

    KAIC stands for 1000 Amps Interrupting Current.

    All electrical distribution equipment will carry this value and rating.

    During design of a system, a short circuit corrdination study must be...
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    Then there is a loose connection elsewhere in the...

    Then there is a loose connection elsewhere in the circuit.
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    Would be cheaper to hire a local electrician to...

    Would be cheaper to hire a local electrician to inspect and prepare a quote to repair safety issues, violations, etc.

    I notice I have not received an answer as to what type of facility this is.
    ...
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    The arcing at the loose connection could have...

    The arcing at the loose connection could have created a high voltage transient spike, or if this is a shared neutral, could have imposed abnormal voltage to the power supply.

    This power supply...
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    There is a loose connection in the wiring,...

    There is a loose connection in the wiring, usually at a receptacle.

    And lights are not wired in series.
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    This wiring is in a place of assembly, which is...

    This wiring is in a place of assembly, which is rated for 100 persons or more?
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    I know, think baseball, to figure it out.

    I know, think baseball, to figure it out.
  41. Since we do not know the size of cables, amp...

    Since we do not know the size of cables, amp rating of the circuit breaker box, or any other specific details, there is no possible way for any of us to provide accurate advice.

    Leaves me no other...
  42. If your located in the USA, the rules are listed...

    If your located in the USA, the rules are listed in the National Electric Code.

    Can be reviewed at NFPA.

    Who is the electrician or design engineer ? They should be doing the calcualtions for...
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    I doubt anyone here is involved with 6.5 Megawatt...

    I doubt anyone here is involved with 6.5 Megawatt generators.

    Do a web search for:

    "generator rotor axial float oscillations",

    You will find several websites that address this condition.
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    Locate a UPS unit of sufficient size in KW/KVA to...

    Locate a UPS unit of sufficient size in KW/KVA to provide uninterruptible power to the fridge during short duration power outages.
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    HK, your showing your age, and yes I raised two,...

    HK, your showing your age, and yes I raised two, and dealt with a few nieces, so got plenty of experience with teenagers, that is why her problem seems obvious.
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    Typically a 4 wire direct buried cable called...

    Typically a 4 wire direct buried cable called URD, Underground Residential Distribution, cable is used.

    Can be purchased at any electrical distributor, I believe the large box hardware stores...
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    You may review the NEC at: NFPA 70: National...

    You may review the NEC at:

    NFPA 70: National Electrical CodeŽ

    You have a great deal of reading to do, as you need to find the type cables or system your installing and review the appropriate...
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    Is this really a serious question? Was any...

    Is this really a serious question?

    Was any damage done to the laptop?

    Seems to me you have an underlying issue with your father.
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    Plumbing fittings are NOT rated for electrical...

    Plumbing fittings are NOT rated for electrical work. This is why qualifed plumbers and electricians are hired, each know what parts are to be used.

    Any materials used for electrical must be UL...
  50. This is exactly why it is so important that any...

    This is exactly why it is so important that any electrical box be closed and covered and have no openings, since any electrical component can have the risk of shorting, burning, etc.

    Covers and...
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