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 Posted: Tue Jun 9th, 2009 07:06 pm
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Bob Scott

Joined: Sun May 17th, 2009
Location: North Vancouver
Posts: 14
Oooh. I can think of a couple more commandments for DIYers.

11) Own and be familiar with RECENT COPY of the national/local electrical codes. The rules change periodically.*

12)Do not get tempted to tin the end of stranded wires. The solder oxidizes with age and fires have started**. Use crimped on ferrules over stranded wire.

*The amateur who wired my finished basement cut off ground wires, ran wires throught the main breaker box, wired two ranges to one breaker, etc.

**I learned this at an Ampex training session. Two $500,000 broadcast Video cart machines burned up because the assembly tech decided to "make the power wire ends neat".

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