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Author Topic: Festival Power - Is there Documentable Code?  (Read 5705 times)

g'bye, Dick Rees

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Re: Festival Power - Is there Documentable Code?
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2015, 10:24:44 am »

Guy, et al...

The info is all good, but IME confronting a local inspector who is making the call with info contrary to what he wants to do on the spot is fruitless no matter how right you are.  Certainly knowing your s***  when contacting the relevant authority IN ADVANCE is to be recommended, but nothing you can say on the day/on site is going to help you out if the inspector says no go.

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Re: Festival Power - Is there Documentable Code?
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2015, 11:23:24 am »

Guy, et al...

The info is all good, but IME confronting a local inspector who is making the call with info contrary to what he wants to do on the spot is fruitless no matter how right you are.  Certainly knowing your s***  when contacting the relevant authority IN ADVANCE is to be recommended, but nothing you can say on the day/on site is going to help you out if the inspector says no go.
Unfortunately, true that.
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Re: Festival Power - Is there Documentable Code?
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2015, 12:14:11 pm »

Arguing with an inspector is akin to wrestling a pig in the mud.  Nothing much is accomplished-and the pig enjoys it!
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Re: Festival Power - Is there Documentable Code?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2015, 06:21:26 am »

80a is a bit bigger than 6.5 kVa unless you are talking 12v. At 120/240v you need a 20kw and that is without headroom (my 20kw generator has a 90a main breaker). #6 wire (in 6/4) is rated at less than 50a with SOOW cable. Perhaps you mean 40a at 120/240 and are using both 120v circuits?


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yes - Splitting the two hot lines in the 6/4 to two 120v circuits yes.  I apologize if i get some of my terminology incorrect.  I am learning.  :)

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Re: Festival Power - Is there Documentable Code?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2015, 05:15:09 pm »

yes - Splitting the two hot lines in the 6/4 to two 120v circuits yes. 

Is that two 40A/120V circuits to make 80A total or two 80A/120V circuits to make 160A Total?

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Re: Festival Power - Is there Documentable Code?
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2015, 10:22:16 am »

I believe that 2 (hot lines) times 2 (120V circuits each) equals 4 * 20A=80A total load, so 40A/leg.
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