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    Sprokitz
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    Eastern shore of, Pa

    No. im not sure he even noticed it. He never mentioned it.

    Maybe he didn’t mention it because he’s the one that did it by over tightening.

    #584636

    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    No. im not sure he even noticed it. He never mentioned it.

    Maybe he didn’t mention it because he’s the one that did it by over tightening.

    That’s what I was thinking was the cause.

    Ron

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    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #584645

    Boschmanbrian
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    Montreal , QC, Canada

    @montreal_medic well hopefully he kinda fixed the buzzing, but unfortunately you might need to hire someone else to fix that cracked lug,
    So you found this guy you say, and not hydro?
    To bad you didn’t notice if it was cracked before or after,
    Good luck, hopefully you get it all taken care of, thanks for the update.

    #584653

    Seven-Delta-FortyOne
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    The Emerald Triangle, Northern California

    He missed the crack, was WAY off on what time he’d arrive, had the messiest truck Ive ever seen, couldnt find his flashlight (which is when he discovered the awesomeness that is the FL12) and is missing his left thumb from what he called a bad day on the job

    😆

    Oh…Well..In that case..Thanks for not sending him here.
    We’d just have to run him off. 😮

    Delta

    Goin' Down In Flames........

    #584719

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    He missed the crack, was WAY off on what time he’d arrive, had the messiest truck Ive ever seen, couldnt find his flashlight (which is when he discovered the awesomeness that is the FL12) and is missing his left thumb from what he called a bad day on the job

    Guy sounds less than professional. Tough when those kinds of guys show up, you just would like to cancel the service before they do anymore damage.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #584749

    Doobie
    Pro
    Ajax, ON

    Glad to hear the buzzing is gone. I know that that would drive me nuts.

    Kevin.

    Wannabee pro.

    #584822

    No. im not sure he even noticed it. He never mentioned it.

    Maybe he didn’t mention it because he’s the one that did it by over tightening.

    What is the specific torq setting on a lug nut screw . I believe there is one but I could be wrong .

    Always willing to learn .

    #585086

    Anonymous

    No. im not sure he even noticed it. He never mentioned it.

    Maybe he didn’t mention it because he’s the one that did it by over tightening.

    What is the specific torq setting on a lug nut screw . I believe there is one but I could be wrong .

    Half a turn before ya break something…….

    Ok ok I’m sure there’s a torque value for everything but I’ve never seen an electrician actually use a torque wrench in a breaker box, I’m thinking it’s a ‘feel’ thing ya get from experience just like a mechanic. Doesn’t sound like this guy has it yet, IF he’s truly the one that cracked it

    #585087

    No. im not sure he even noticed it. He never mentioned it.

    Maybe he didn’t mention it because he’s the one that did it by over tightening.

    What is the specific torq setting on a lug nut screw . I believe there is one but I could be wrong .

    Half a turn before ya break something…….

    Ok ok I’m sure there’s a torque value for everything but I’ve never seen an electrician actually use a torque wrench in a breaker box, I’m thinking it’s a ‘feel’ thing ya get from experience just like a mechanic. Doesn’t sound like this guy has it yet, IF he’s truly the one that cracked it

    Actually, I took the pic before he touched it, just after he pulled off the meter face.

    The lugs were all loose, and he unwound them by hand. Put them back on and counted 45 full turns each, which he said was the spec. After about 30 turns, he had to strain.

    Not sure whether he made it worse (I never thought to take an “after” pic) but this was before he started cranking, and he never mentioned it. I also didnt notice, you guys pointed it out from the pic

    #585117

    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    No. im not sure he even noticed it. He never mentioned it.

    Maybe he didn’t mention it because he’s the one that did it by over tightening.

    What is the specific torq setting on a lug nut screw . I believe there is one but I could be wrong .

    I never used a torque wrench or screwdriver for electrical work but the manufacturer will spec the torque.
    Here’s a good read…..
    http://iaeimagazine.org/magazine/2015/01/15/inspecting-electrical-connections-for-proper-torque/

    #585118

    Anonymous

    No. im not sure he even noticed it. He never mentioned it.

    Maybe he didn’t mention it because he’s the one that did it by over tightening.

    What is the specific torq setting on a lug nut screw . I believe there is one but I could be wrong .

    Half a turn before ya break something…….

    Ok ok I’m sure there’s a torque value for everything but I’ve never seen an electrician actually use a torque wrench in a breaker box, I’m thinking it’s a ‘feel’ thing ya get from experience just like a mechanic. Doesn’t sound like this guy has it yet, IF he’s truly the one that cracked it

    Actually, I took the pic before he touched it, just after he pulled off the meter face.

    The lugs were all loose, and he unwound them by hand. Put them back on and counted 45 full turns each, which he said was the spec. After about 30 turns, he had to strain.

    Not sure whether he made it worse (I never thought to take an “after” pic) but this was before he started cranking, and he never mentioned it. I also didnt notice, you guys pointed it out from the pic

    Wow he goes by the turns? I’ve never heard of that before, And 15 more turns after he feels resistance sounds like A LOT. Must be some very fine threads lol, But ok cool we know now that he didn’t make the crack

    #585119

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    No. im not sure he even noticed it. He never mentioned it.

    Maybe he didn’t mention it because he’s the one that did it by over tightening.

    What is the specific torq setting on a lug nut screw . I believe there is one but I could be wrong .

    I never used a torque wrench or screwdriver for electrical work but the manufacturer will spec the torque.
    Here’s a good read…..
    http://iaeimagazine.org/magazine/2015/01/15/inspecting-electrical-connections-for-proper-torque/

    Very good, thanks I saved to my book marks,
    Makes sense,

    #585120

    Anonymous

    No. im not sure he even noticed it. He never mentioned it.

    Maybe he didn’t mention it because he’s the one that did it by over tightening.

    What is the specific torq setting on a lug nut screw . I believe there is one but I could be wrong .

    I never used a torque wrench or screwdriver for electrical work but the manufacturer will spec the torque.
    Here’s a good read…..
    http://iaeimagazine.org/magazine/2015/01/15/inspecting-electrical-connections-for-proper-torque/

    Hey nice, An electricians torque screwdriver. Never saw one of those before, I’ll have to ask my neighbor the electrician if he uses one. I like the idea

    #585178

    Seven-Delta-FortyOne
    Pro
    The Emerald Triangle, Northern California

    What is the specific torq setting on a lug nut screw . I believe there is one but I could be wrong .

    Yes, there is. It’s listed by the panel manufacturer.

    However, I’ve only EVER seen a torque tool brought out on some very high voltage, high amperage, industrial switchgear and panel boards. I have worked on hundreds of electrical panels, and I’ve never used one in a residential or light commercial situation, neither have any of my colleagues, nor has an inspector ever asked about it.

    I know I sound like the folks she was talking about in that article, but the fact remains, I can tighten lugs all day for the rest of my life without a torque wrench, and NEVER have one inadvertently too loose, nor accidentally strip it out. It’s just not that difficult to make a proper and tight electrical connection.

    We don’t torque wire nuts, or terminals on the back of receptacles, or landing lugs on appliances or other equipment, and in my opinion, a service panel is no different.

    This is one reason why I have little tolerance for home-inspector types. They are constantly trying to complicate issues, in order to make themselves feel valuable. They generally have no actual, hands-on construction experience, so depend on meters and gadgets to justify their existence, by “finding” some “hidden-disaster-waiting-to-happen”.

    YMMV

    Delta

    Goin' Down In Flames........

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