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Jack_in_VA
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reply to Cho Baka

Re: What happens when an overcurrent device doesn't open

said by Cho Baka:

Nunya described a balance of cost/overkill based on experience/judgment and code.

Balance is the name of the game.

Safety is the name of the game. You're welcome to your opinion but there is no cost too great for safety especially if you know you can make something safer.


Cho Baka
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If there is no cost too great, then why not spec out stainless conduit and double the wire gauge just in case?

Common sense and cost are why.
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Jack_in_VA
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said by Cho Baka:

If there is no cost too great, then why not spec out stainless conduit and double the wire gauge just in case?

Common sense and cost are why.

We did spec out PVC coated conduit, Stainless Steel conduit, fittings and hangers.

Like I said there is no cost limits for safety if you know there is a better way.


PSWired

join:2006-03-26
Annapolis, MD
Of course there are cost limits for safety. Every industry makes judgement calls about the cost/benefit for a given piece of safety equipment. The decision to install a traffic signal in lieu of stop signs, for example, is essentially governed by a threshold for deaths prevented by the signal. If cost were no object, we'd have railings in the subway, guardrails on all our roads, and GFCIs at every outlet.


Jack_in_VA
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said by PSWired:

and GFCIs at every outlet.

You have to know it's close to that now when you add AFCI's.


PSWired

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Annapolis, MD
True indeed.