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  • Re: OT- electrician help

    The issue with needing a box is because joints and splices are often a source of heat and arcing from bad connections and over loaded circuits and if they are all contained in an approved electrical box it reduces the possibility of a fire. So what you have is in fact not correct, is it a big deal not really. The code as stated above requires all connections to be contained in an approved box. The purpose of the National Electrical Code is to protect people and property from the hazards that might arise from the use of electricity. Electricity is deadly and electricity starts fires in buildings. When we don't follow the code we take a risk.

     Would I install a pancake box yes I would. What is more important than anything in wiring for all the do it yourselfers is grounding all metal parts that you don't want energized like metal boxes, the metal parts of all appliances. If all non current carrying metal parts are grounded and an energized wire comes in contact with the metal it will trip the breaker and turn off the power and when that happens people are not electrocuted. Also NEVER use the bare or green grounding conductor for the white neutral conductor because it will put deadly current on the grounding conductor. The green and white wires do both go to the earth ground but in a building they are never the same and should never be connected to each other.

    Sermon over hope it helps and in the future a private message will get me faster. I'm currently a licensed Electrical Contractor in Florida not bragging in any way just letting ya know I have some idea what I'm doing with wires.

    Jim

  • Re: Beef Ribs with Grilled Okra

    SciAggie said:
    I can't imagine a bad day at the lake. That said, fine food like this, family, and friends does elevate the goodness. Life is good for you my friend. 
    You should meet his cook, errr wife...

    livin large indeed
    Well I have first hand experience with B & N and they both can cook some damn good eats........ :)
  • Re: Recommend me a good wine

    Jeremiah said:
    A$sholes. I have a$sholes for friends. 
    Best A$sholes money can't buy!
    I can be bought. It's expensive though. 
    True but you would still be the same A$shole!!!!!!
  • Re: OT- what's your day gig?

    I manage a self help group for people like bgebrent, Yukonron, nolaegghead, tharheelmatt a real bunch of crazy Eggheads! The pay sucks but it a lot of fun.
  • Re: What to purchse a SBGE or MBGE for a gift for my parents?

    I would go medium or large forget the MM.
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