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#103599 - 10/01/02 04:40 AM Open "off" or closed "on" position!
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
240.33 Vertical Position.

Enclosures for overcurrent devices are required to be mounted in a vertical position, unless that is shown to be impracticable.

Circuit breaker enclosures shall be permitted to be installed horizontally where the circuit breaker is installed in accordance with 240.81.

240.81 Indicating.

Circuit breakers are required to clearly indicate whether they are in the open "off" or closed "on" position.

Where circuit breaker handles are operated vertically rather than rotationally or
horizontally, the “up” position of the handle shall be the “on” position.

Top Panelboard Violation:

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#103600 - 10/01/02 02:38 PM Re: Open "off" or closed "on" position!
Gwz Offline

Registered: 04/29/02
Posts: 199
Turn the picture 90º clockwise Joe.

#103601 - 10/01/02 03:09 PM Re: Open "off" or closed "on" position!
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
was the 'lectrician somehow laying on his side installing this?

#103602 - 10/01/02 04:13 PM Re: Open "off" or closed "on" position!
txsparky Offline

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 578
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
I was doing a service call at a conference center that was undergoing a major renovation.As I was walking around the site looking at some of the work,I noticed that the electrical contractor had mounted every disconnect that was above a hung ceiling,FACING DOWN.What an idiot!!Not just 1 or 2,all of them.He did have to redo everyone of them.

#103603 - 10/02/02 01:27 PM Re: Open "off" or closed "on" position!
Pearlfish Offline

Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 83
Loc: Chicago Ridge, Il, USA
Nice "Hat Room".

Maybe he's an lectrician for the space station. Where "UP" is a relative term.

#103604 - 10/03/02 11:25 PM Re: Open "off" or closed "on" position!
Sean WB Offline

Registered: 09/15/02
Posts: 113
Loc: South TX
I dont understand why installers do that! Looks to me like there would have been plenty of room to get that one right side up, or right side down , or uh........*ehem* you know...... whatever
I wouldnt plug any of my tools in to those receptacles, they are probably 208V!!
he he he
I did not get as think so badly as you shocked I did.


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