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#103815 - 11/27/02 06:21 AM Do Not Ignore Information and Instructions
Joe Tedesco Offline
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 2749
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Joe, Here a picture of the full panel. If you count them, there are 58 overcurrent devices. I took this picture before they actually called in their final inspection. When I did get there for the final, there were 68. I should have taken a picture then. They corrected their violation by adding an additional panel beside this one and moving some circuits, but when I went there yesterday, they still had 54 OCD's in the old panel, and the little panel they added is full. They still have some work to do before I can let it go. I'm holding their feet to the fire. This is an electrical contractor!

Thanks, Darryl Dempsey

The "instructions" that appear here are required to be followed in order to show compliance with 110.2, otherwise the job gets Red Tagged.

NOTE: As this area is sometimes used as a reference for Vocational studies we request that comments be kept to the subject as much as possible. Thank You for your cooperation in this matter

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 11-29-2002).]
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#103816 - 11/27/02 06:54 AM Re: Do Not Ignore Information and Instructions
txsparky Offline
Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 552
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
Wow! 58 breakers and spaces left in a 40 circuit panel.The panel is not(doesn't seem to be)listed for 1/2 breakers so IMO they shouldn't even be able to be installed in the panel.
#103817 - 12/04/02 11:37 AM Re: Do Not Ignore Information and Instructions
Texas_Ranger Offline
Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2391
Loc: Vienna, Austria
Hmm, must be the difference between Europe and US. Instructions with torque tables! The hardware store 6 space panel I bought in Vienna, Austria half a year ago didn't come with any instructions at all!
#103818 - 12/07/02 07:10 PM Re: Do Not Ignore Information and Instructions
harold endean Offline
Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2233
Loc: Boonton, NJ

This is another pet peeve of mine. I think I just red tagged 5 jobs this week for having too many breakers in a panel board. I have seen 44 circuits in a 40 circuit panel, 30 in a 20 circuit panel, and a bunch more. Not only does the contractor have to come back and change the breakers, he also has to update his permit for the new sub panel.


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