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Joe Tedesco
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Do you inspect the attic crawl spaces from corner to corner for defects, and above dropped ceilings? Do you look at the electric range and electric dryer cord and plug connections to see if they are compatible with each appliance?

Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

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I love attic and crawl spaces as those areas tell the real history of the structure. Unfortunately is virtually impossible to squeeze through as it narrows down. i usually find recessed lighting touching insulation and junction boxes missing covers in attic spaces. In crawl, i find most electrical up to par, other that your usual knob and tube wiring for those age houses

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Joe Tedesco wrote: Do you look at the electric range and electric dryer cord and plug connections to see if they are compatible with each appliance?


What is there to check? If the machine works aren't the items compatible?

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Joe Tedesco
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Pete Campbell wrote:
Joe Tedesco wrote: Do you look at the electric range and electric dryer cord and plug connections to see if they are compatible with each appliance?


What is there to check? If the machine works aren't the items compatible?


Lots of items, such as the ratings of the devices at 30 and 50 amps; being able to remove the bottom drawer of the range and access the dryer so the connection can be removed and serve as a disconnecting means. The connector and use of 4 wire cord is another item where the EGC and Grounded conductor are properly terminated. I will prepare a more detailed presentation and show what the rules in the NEC call for. See Article 422 for starters.

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Bensoelberg
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Have you put together that presentation Joe? I'd like to take a look at it. Thanks.

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