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Old 01-22-2013, 04:16 PM   #46
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Are you suggesting that a fault current of 15 to 20A can never occur?
Are you suggesting that that breakers catch all fault currents?

Enough of the nonsense. If you have something relevant and valuable to add in the context of the comments in the thread, just say it.

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Enough of the nonsense. If you have something relevant and valuable to add in the context of the comments in the thread, just say it.
I already said it in post #41. If you disagree, just say it instead of asking nonsensical questions.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #48
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I already said it in post #41. If you disagree, just say it instead of asking nonsensical questions.
Hardly "nonsensical". What fault current below 20 amps are you suggesting?
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:32 PM   #49
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Hardly "nonsensical". What fault current below 20 amps are you suggesting?
Erm, circuit overloads happen all the time. Admittedly not as likely on a lighting circuit. But you never know when someone might decide to extend it, or use one of those old adaptors that screws into an Edison base and provides a 2-prong receptacle.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:38 PM   #50
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The white is snipped off and not used. Picture below. From here, power goes to the light, and the neutral and black from the light returns to the original switch, but not until first powering a non-switched light. The return path is romex cable #2. Incidentally, this means, apparently, that power could enter the light from either direction???
That sounds like it might be what is called a "Carter system" or "Chicago 3-way". If that's what it is, it is an unsafe wiring method.
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Erm, circuit overloads happen all the time. Admittedly not as likely on a lighting circuit.
Not as likely... OK, well give us an example of a circuit overload of more than 15 amps but less than 20 amps on a wire used to power a light bulb.

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But you never know when someone might decide to extend it
I already said that.

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