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How about we just use the right wire with the right beakers. Electrical code is written for a reason. there's no way around it in my opinion. When we follow the code we protect our own interests and the interests of our family and customers.
Probably enough that your guests can easily see that it's not clear when their dog is looking for a convenient drinking bowl, going for the most obvious inappropriate use of toilet flushing water as potable. Alternatively (and probably requiring a bit more dye) would you notice if you were handed a glass of the stuff that it was blue, or green, not clear? I ...
You can use a metal detector, but find someone who knows how to use it. Different models can find wire down to 2-3 ft if used properly by an experienced person. Source: I use metal detectors.
It's up to the AHJ to make the call. The term is used to express that some methods and materials offer better protection against physical damage, and that those methods and materials should be preferred when there's potential for greater than normal physical damage. I'd suspect you wouldn't encounter severe physical damage in residential settings often, ...
The easy out answer is 'whatever the AHJ says' In an attempt to be useful: Severe, as a modifier here would seem to require a severe environment. Anything that can be provisioned in a R3 Nema Enclosure is clearly not designed for a severe environment. Nema Enclosures 3S - requires that the external mechanism(s) remain operable when ice laden. 3X - ...
I don't know for certain but my interpretation of that language would be that "severe physical damage" would result from impacts or accidents caused by machinery, and "physical damage" would be an impact or accident involving people and objects only. For example, a forklift or pallet jack could easily crush even heavy-walled Rigid Metallic Conduit (the stuff ...
Step zero - to reduce any nerves associated with digging, turn off the breaker supplying the shed at the house end. Step one - assume a straight line from the endpoints you can see, as the most likely path in many cases. Dig a little bit, carefully, along the conduit as it enters the ground, and see if the direction it points underground matches up. Step ...
In my professional experience with push in connectors tbe verdict is always the same... give it 5 to 10 years and the pressure plate holding the wire in loses it strength and lets the wires come loose. Next comes a bad connection at best. My advice would be to throw the butt connectors in the trash and use a wingnut instead
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