Calling All Electricians!!!

Re: Calling All Electricians!!!

PostBy: Hunlock On: Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:50 pm

JB Sparks wrote:Your welcome, just curious, what were the last minute changes you had to make?

I should clarify....I did not have to change anything to pass, but I changed my setup before inspection...It is what we talked about in PM's..

I could not use an outside disconnect and meterbase combo. I used a traditional setup.
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Re: Calling All Electricians!!!

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:03 am

Very good, I'm glad that everything is all set.

Won't be long now and we will be firing up for the season.

Have a nice weekend.

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Re: Calling All Electricians!!!

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:55 am

Can't afford Orange County (NY) electrician prices. Five years ago I wanted a 100' piece of 12/2 Romex wired with four outlets they wanted $2500 and muttered something about a grid for $1800 extra. I ran MC armored (undated) everywhere for less money (remember those reds) and went to the shelter and got four cats and the rats in the building can go hungry (chewed through the wiring).

.. and just when you thought you were getting a grip on this.... the full version (for Yanche, although I'm sure he knows) and the condensed version for me (still gave me a headache).

So interestingly with four unconnected buildings and following the connection instructions carefully what about multiple whole house surge protectors on every sub panel? Perhaps I could afford that one.
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Re: Calling All Electricians!!!

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:25 am

Thanks, for the references. They look interesting, at least to me. :-) I'll digest them later. Do you have a specific technical question?
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Re: Calling All Electricians!!!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:42 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:I have gone threw a couple inspections for new service, the same man came for them, nice down to earth fellow. I had a booboo the first one(wires backwards for the meter head, make it run backwards :D ) he came back to reinspect when he was in town,no extra charge. When I asked about the ground rod, they told me they check with an ohm meter, the inspector never checked, he said it changes day to day with rain.

I've got a good one too. Over the summer when I was having the septic redone the electrician that was hired to wire the tank pump was running around my house and yard touting how awesome he was. He also made it a habit of pointing out things that I had done without pulling permits and were not "correct" in his eyes; because I'm not a licensed electrician. He was so certain and confident his stuff would pass and mine would fail.

The inspector shows up from the town and immediately fails everything the electrician did. He then proceeds to look at my service and new 150 amp main panel of which I installed a bunch of stuff that I didn't pull permits for which included my generator switch, my washer and dryer and an entire mess of other circuits. The inspector looks at me and asks, "Who did this?" As he points to each thing. "Me." I answered. "Everything looks right. You did a nice job." As he handed me my stickers. This was during the reinspection of the septic stuff. The only thing I had to do on the service was dig up the second ground because the jackass septic contractor buried it and the inspector couldn't find it.
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