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    NM is allowed inside of conduit by the NEC and is...

    NM is allowed inside of conduit by the NEC and is sometimes required to be protected by a conduit.
  2. The symptoms described are typical of the loss of...

    The symptoms described are typical of the loss of one leg of the panel. The circuit is being complete through the heating elements. The same thing would happen if the electric stove or oven was...
  3. You may not think you need that much room but the...

    You may not think you need that much room but the required space is specified by the electrical code. For 2 12-2 cables without a device you need at least 5*2.25 cubic inches. with a device you need...
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    GFI's don't trip from too much current being used...

    GFI's don't trip from too much current being used so installing a larger breaker will not solve the problem.

    Have a repair company come out and service the tub.
  5. Many cable staples are listed for use with 2...

    Many cable staples are listed for use with 2 cables.
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    Technical nitpick, those are smoke alarms, not...

    Technical nitpick, those are smoke alarms, not detectors.
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    SER is a cable and does not need to be in...

    SER is a cable and does not need to be in conduit. If you are running the conduit for protection reasons, it will be much easier to use individual conductors.

    The grounding electrode will need to...
  8. I doubt that fireblock caulk or foam is required....

    I doubt that fireblock caulk or foam is required. The OP is not sealing fire rated areas, except for maybe floor penetrations and that is only is the floor is a rated assembly.
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    The only approved crimp is the Cop-alum by Tyco....

    The only approved crimp is the Cop-alum by Tyco. You need to be trained and lease the tool from Tyco.

    The Alumi-conn by King seems like a nice splice but calls for a torque screwdriver for proper...
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    You will have a hard time fitting all those...

    You will have a hard time fitting all those connections in the tiny junction box on the fan/light.
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    You don't need to use the kits for...

    You don't need to use the kits for lock-out/tag-out. A breaker lock would work.

    Here is one style.
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    The code uses the term "tamper resistant" for the...

    The code uses the term "tamper resistant" for the devices with the shutters to prevent things like keys being inserted into the receptacles.
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    As you have already said the instructions call...

    As you have already said the instructions call for a dedicated circuit. This is what should be done, not grabbing a nearby circuit.

    Adding a small subpanel would allow breaker space to be added.
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    Have trouble using power tools without getting...

    Have trouble using power tools without getting hurt? Whistling
  15. Poll: This same letter was also sent to a home...

    This same letter was also sent to a home inspector forum.
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    In addition, any area that would require GFI...

    In addition, any area that would require GFI protection would need it installed should the devices be changed out.
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    Under the 08 or 11 NEC the GFI must be readily...

    Under the 08 or 11 NEC the GFI must be readily accessible so it cannot be behind the refrigerator.
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    If refrigerators on GFIs was such an issue I...

    If refrigerators on GFIs was such an issue I would have thought we would have seen something on the news about restaurants constantly loosing food due to spoilage from tripped GFIs. Cost is the...
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    If the GFI is tripping there is a problem with...

    If the GFI is tripping there is a problem with the appliance. Spoiled food may be an inconvenience, but a lost life is worse. The GFI is for life safety. What is worth more, the life of a loved one...
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    Just because it works does not make it ok or a...

    Just because it works does not make it ok or a code compliant installation.

    You should splice a short piece of #4 onto the #6 and terminate the #4 on the breaker lugs.
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    If you install wiring rated for 30 amps with a 40...

    If you install wiring rated for 30 amps with a 40 amp breaker the wire could overheat before the breaker would ever trip. This would be a fire hazard and a code violation.
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    The black ABS pipe was for plumbing, not for use...

    The black ABS pipe was for plumbing, not for use as an electrical conduit.
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    The light outside the door is required by code. ...

    The light outside the door is required by code.

    The junction box must remain permanently accessible and cannot be buried.
  24. Thread: Aluminum Wire

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    Try another insurance company. Using the...

    Try another insurance company.

    Using the illogic that AL wiring causes fires maybe they should not insure anything wired with copper either. As others have said, poor connections can be...
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    Adding a subpanel is also an option when only...

    Adding a subpanel is also an option when only more breaker spaces are needed.
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