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Old 02-27-2013, 10:51 PM   #16
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If you have critters in the joists of your basement, I can think of a better way to spend money than updating the kitchen.
No critters. I just thought MC was required. I had an pro electrician come out to upgrade my service panel, he said "its a good thing your existing wiring is MC because the inspectors, depending on how they are feeling that day, will sometimes make you build a running board under NM wires, even in an unfinished space and even if they are in joist bays." Unfinished attics too.

I don't like it but I thought I would do it to be safe.

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This is coincidental but day before yesterday I had transmission issues with my truck. Took it to the dealer and recieved a phone call to check my garage for some kind of critter as my wiring harness was chewed in half where it entered the speed/shift sensor control box on the tranny. It was a $450 dollar repair.

Got home and looked my garage over and low and behold when I peeked behind a folded table on a wall next to where I park my truck and there sits a rabbit.

Anyone interested in a rabbit with a head injury ......
I saw a news show discussing this very thing. I think it had something to do with cars parked at the airport.
That rabbits were indeed chewing through vehicle wiring.

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I like mine fried nice and crispy!
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:10 AM   #19
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I saw a news show discussing this very thing. I think it had something to do with cars parked at the airport.
That rabbits were indeed chewing through vehicle wiring.



I like mine fried nice and crispy!
Your all welcome to come for dinner but I better get some more rabbits....

What is happening here is we have had two blizzards a few days apart and have 20" of snow on the ground. Our rabbits are trying to find shelter and food so why not get in someones nice garage4 and chow down on some vehicle wiring. I don't mind this using my garage and would be happy to accomodate them but they have to stop with the electrical wire thing ...
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We call those add-a-depths for use to extend the box to the face of the drywall to comply with 314.20.

Who makes these and is there a number?
Dose the DIY stores have them?
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Who makes these and is there a number?
Dose the DIY stores have them?
Both available at Home Depot...

http://www.aifittings.com/products/spec-sheets/BE1.pdf

http://www.receptxtenders.com/products.htm
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What is the maximum distance a fixture whip can be installed before strapping is required?
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:56 AM   #23
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Make sure you are well on center when installing it and the screws won't be too close.

For situations where the plates will be off for a long time such as a long renovation I sometimes put tape around the screws of light switches, especially ones by a door where I am likely to reach for it and not actually see it, when entering a dark room. Just in case my fingers accidentally slip inside.
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What is the maximum distance a fixture whip can be installed before strapping is required?
For fixture whip the maximum distance to last support is 6 FT Except from NM and NMC, Where the maximum distance to support is 4.5 FT.
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You could get that plastic protector, but wrapping with plain ol' electrical tape is fine. A few wraps...under the mounting screws, of course, and it'll be fine. Do either.

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