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    One year ago we had a full gut reno. We have...

    One year ago we had a full gut reno. We have entire panels with "existing load", or just a list of fixture types with no room numbers. And then there are the breakers on different floors. Which is...
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    I work in a 450k square foot building. My...

    I work in a 450k square foot building. My coworkers and I are constantly losing and finding our tools throughout the place (building engineer). Its a lending library on acid.
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    Seems Iowa gets a lot of people we'd rather have...

    Seems Iowa gets a lot of people we'd rather have stayed elsewhere.
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    Wait, another TJ from Iowa? Huh.

    Wait, another TJ from Iowa? Huh.
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    The shield keeps stray frequencies out, but...

    The shield keeps stray frequencies out, but should only be grounded on one end. Grounded both ends, or accidentally in the middle, it becomes an antenna.
  6. I'm 28, and tend to agree that the country is not...

    I'm 28, and tend to agree that the country is not doing well. However, a lot of people my age and a little younger aren't helping anything. Living of mom and dad until you're 35 is not helping the...
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    Helping a relative in her basement when I look...

    Helping a relative in her basement when I look over and find a nearly full can of “Black Asbestos Furnace Caulk" sitting on a wall near me. Best part to me was the ‘Caution: Irritant' label. (Picture...
  8. Listen to the facilities / maintenance crew. We...

    Listen to the facilities / maintenance crew. We had many problems with our space until we sat down with the controls programmer and talk to him about our needs. After that, the building mechanicals...
  9. Thread: Andover?

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    Andover?

    Ever since Schneider bought TAC, it seems more and more difficult to find information about Andover / Continuum. Being tasked to maintain an Andover system, does anyone know if Schneider has current...
  10. Thread: Hotel HVAC

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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
  11. NFPA 70E has your info. Don't have access to...

    NFPA 70E has your info. Don't have access to mine right now, but that's where your answer lies.
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    Have a Wave, been carrying it for about 12 years....

    Have a Wave, been carrying it for about 12 years. Other than deburring the blades and a slightly bent screwdriver the thing looks and works like nearly new.
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    Who would ever think wire exposed to wind, water,...

    Who would ever think wire exposed to wind, water, and sand shouldn't need inspected? After the floods here our POCO spent months inspecting and replacing bits and parts, including many transformers....
  14. Thread: Minimum Load

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    I can't answer this myself, but the pros on here...

    I can't answer this myself, but the pros on here will need to know your tech- are you running centrifugal, scroll, screw, turbocor? May even help them to know if its air or water cooled. Best luck.
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    One trick I use is to connect hot and neutral if...

    One trick I use is to connect hot and neutral if I have to pull power to something. This way if it goes live for any reason the breaker (should) trip. Been hit too many times not to do it.
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    I know they use hydrochloric acid to etch...

    I know they use hydrochloric acid to etch concrete, but that could easily do more harm than good.
  17. Thread: Work pants

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    +1 for Carhartt and fire hose. Being only...

    +1 for Carhartt and fire hose. Being only maintenance I don't wear through them as fast, but both those seem to last. If you need thinner, the newer fire hose flex style are thinner but still...
  18. Thread: Hall Closet

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    Isn't transite the one made of asbestos? And is...

    Isn't transite the one made of asbestos? And is the boot-thing touching the PVC? Either way, impressive.
  19. Thread: ignorant stairs

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    Yup, we have a set here, only ours have the...

    Yup, we have a set here, only ours have the standard step style. Fun coming back down, as there is less than a foot between the bottom step and the door. At least the elevator is only ten feet from...
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    At another forum I'm in they were wondering about...

    At another forum I'm in they were wondering about the ground fault sensor, a common item in 480v systems of that size, and if the gennys of the halftime show messed with it. Also, it takes 15 minutes...
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    Could be worse - doing a re-roof (thankfully I...

    Could be worse - doing a re-roof (thankfully I was just in-house maintenance), our pigeon poo was 18" deep in spots. Ugh.
  22. Not resi, but y'all would love the 42" high crawl...

    Not resi, but y'all would love the 42" high crawl above our third floor offices. Not sure why it was built like this, but it has lights, a bearing floor, and you get 66" high (based on my height)...
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    Hmm, price plus "one size fits one" could be a...

    Hmm, price plus "one size fits one" could be a problem. Plus, what about airflow? Aren't we supposed to keep shrubbery away from CU's?
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    Yeah, if you need to blind people at 50' the 3D...

    Yeah, if you need to blind people at 50' the 3D mag LED will do it. I upgraded to it from krypton and now it has almost too much power. I also use a Streamlite (G2?) day-to-day and am really happy...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post a response here, you must have verified qualifications and have been approved by the AOP Committee. You may ask a question by starting a new thread....
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