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    [QUOTE=rons;3431942] You garble the quote. I'd...

    You garble the quote. I'd class you "OCD" rather than stooopid, but it was I who figure you meant tinned Copper and owd Jim who figured you meant SOLID tin, if only so he could go off on a NEW...
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    That WAS the point of linking two different...

    That WAS the point of linking two different load-centers. Everything connectorish comes with each one for the twelve bucks but either of fuses for one, or circuit-breakers for the other. Task should...
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    No, I do not believe Ron meant pure Tin. ?...

    No, I do not believe Ron meant pure Tin.



    ? Why on Earth?

    Yah have ta preserve the overall Gold percentage.

    There was never any Lead-bearing solder under our roof where working Gold and...
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    I suspect we all know Ron meant "tinnED"...

    I suspect we all know Ron meant "tinnED" (Copper..), not pure Tin?

    Conductivity need not always be high, and yes, you may find "some", just seldom for POWER uses.

    Older telephone handset cords....
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    I'd say we are approaching two hundred years of...

    I'd say we are approaching two hundred years of global experience with it all - most pervasive early use that of terrestrial and submarine telegraph wiring.

    Atmospheric corrosion happens. Humidity...
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    Twist, then solder WAS, at one time, the...

    Twist, then solder WAS, at one time, the preferred method. Not sure when it was changed. I shall have to guess some time later than 1955 based on my "OJT".

    Dad traded rather good training for the...
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    You may have missed it, one MAY feed a...

    You may have missed it, one MAY feed a subordinate load center with 8 GA, protected at the upstream for it AND NOT also locally, AND with a local "main breaker" AND with a local captive breaker...
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    Phht.. I stock enough spares, metallic and...

    Phht.. I stock enough spares, metallic and otherwise I could ship him a few and not miss 'em.

    That said? "It's our Ron". HE would insist on stripping the Zinc, TiG'ing the bits together, bondo'ing...
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    No, actually, there are sounder reasons. If...

    No, actually, there are sounder reasons.

    If you cannot be bothered to find out WHY, just adhere to the damned Code.

    It was MEANT to be idiot-resistant, after all, and wuddn' yah know it? You...
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    No shit? America is chock FULL of ugly stuff like...

    No shit? America is chock FULL of ugly stuff like that is safe and works better than it looks.

    Did you never wonder why we use solid, opaque covers on electrical boxes instead of glass or...
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    THIS... ELSE .. The naked box you have...

    THIS...

    ELSE ..

    The naked box you have should be swapped for one that carries one, if not two 30A fuses or breakers right at the point the subordinate branch originates.

    Common and cheap...
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