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Question 25 unit 3 review

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Kylebashford
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Hey Paul,

Can you help me understand where I went wrong on this question. As I answered it I thought "this is an easy one" haha. I gave you an answer of "9 and 8". You gave me an answer of 4.5. We both have the same code references listed so I think I may be misunderstanding some of the wording or the math...who knows.

WELL! While I was typing this out. You answered my question on the chat haha. And I still don't get it.

A 2 gang box with 2 switches, do you not add the totals together for box fill? There are 2 blanks on the question, leading me to believe you are wanting 2 answers.

Thank you
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Remember each switch is a Double Volume Allowance...so it is even simpler..its just 2.0 in³ x 2 and 2.25 in³ x 2....the (2) is the Double Volume Allowance.
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Paul W. Abernathy, CMECP®
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The ONLY part of the entire question was the last sentence. Since it stated (2) conductors to each switch you are simply being asked the following:

The required volume allowance for the switch rate 20 amps is ___ in.3 and the required volume allowance for the switch rate 15 amps is ___ in.3.

Its asking you about the switch right.
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AHAH! volume of the switch, not the conductors or the box. Understood and clear as mud.

Thanks again!
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