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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dondude32, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Rich

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    Sorry about the double entry. I tried to post the first one and the second one and they didn't got thru, now I see they are both on. Don't know what happened.

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  2. AntAltMike

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    Whatever it was/is, it also happened to me with every post I put up here.
     
  3. fleckrj

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    Ground loop? ;)
     
  4. Joe166

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    That obviously happened because of a failure to ground the thread.
     
  5. AntAltMike

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    The problem has been reported to the Department of Redundancy Department.
     
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    !rolling

    Bet some folks will be like huh?.....
     
  7. fleckrj

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    My workplace once had a SOP that contained the statement "excessive redundancy should be avoided", so I assume that a little bit is desirable.
     
  8. studechip

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    And the Natural Guard!
     
  9. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Heh. Just saw a sign at a gas station's car wash: "Pre-pay before you enter"..... Paying before you enter should get the desired effect....
     
  10. Rich

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    Been meaning to ask you, just out of curiosity, what were you doing that required you to dig into the NEC so much? I was fortunate enough to ply my trade in a plant that never saw an electrical inspector. We did have a few licensed electrical contractors that worked with us (or I should say, slept with us) and they never bothered with it much. We did exceed most Federal standards in our workplace. Sounds like you were buried in that wretched book for quite some time.

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    It appears to be happening again. I just sent a post out and nothing happened. I was wondering why you spent so much time with the NEC. Just out of curiosity, what were you doing at the time?

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  12. harsh

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    Regrettably, no licensed contractor can hang their hat on The Electrician's Handbook as the be-all and end-all of electrical code.
     
  13. Rich

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    It's usually used in conjunction with the NEC book. It doesn't pretend to be the actual code itself. Ever read it? There are also a bunch of books that explain the NEC in clear language. Being a licensed electrician in NJ just means that they passed a test that uses many questions that are NEC based.

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  14. harsh

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    If you have to understand a book the NEC is the one you're expected to perform to.
    IIRC, The Electrician's Handbook is for Canada. The American Electrician's Handbook is for the US. I've read neither cover-to-cover.
    Being an electrician in most US jurisdictions means more than a nodding familiarity with the NEC. There are a few that don't adopt the NEC but they're few and far between.
     
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