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#104127 - 12/30/02 03:08 PM What Code(s) are being abused?  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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Thought you might like this application. What code(s) are being abused.
The drain on this A/C unit is plumbed into the jug which is periodically
emptied by employees.

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#104128 - 12/30/02 08:25 PM Re: What Code(s) are being abused?  
ga.sparky56  Offline
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young harris georgia usa
110.34(f) ?

#104129 - 01/01/03 02:40 AM Re: What Code(s) are being abused?  
Ron F  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 14
Bergen co.N.J
Hard to tell if the a/c unit is hard wired into the panel, and is that black pipe there using?

#104130 - 01/01/03 02:51 AM Re: What Code(s) are being abused?  
ga.sparky56  Offline
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young harris georgia usa
Is that an orange wire? If it is it looks like an extension cord.

#104131 - 01/01/03 11:24 AM Re: What Code(s) are being abused?  
ThinkGood  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,081
Milwaukee, WI
According to my untrained eyes:

The orange extension cord, for one. (Is it temporary?)

There are items on top of the service panel.

Is there a cord wrapping around something to the left of the panel?

Should the panel not have 30" of clear space to each side?

Upon what is the collection jug perched? Looks like something an electric-related.
(That water looks a bit grimy, too.)

Where is the air conditioner unit plugged in? The cord looks somewhat long.

Too many loose cords hanging around, it seems to me.

Looks like a Miller Dialarc 250 AC/DC welder off to the right. Does that add to the situation any?

#104132 - 01/02/03 04:21 PM Re: What Code(s) are being abused?  
SvenNYC  Offline
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Posts: 1,691
New York City
Is the air conditioner unit's cord snaking behind the panel? Or is it going into the panel directly?

Also, why is the air conditioner draining INSIDE?

I thought all those beasts are supposed to drain outside the building.

Can you just imagine that milk bottle filling up, tipping over and bursting on the floor?


#104133 - 01/03/03 01:02 AM Re: What Code(s) are being abused?  
lighthouse  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 134
philadelphia pa 19125
the water/oil jug looks to be sitting on a disconnect switch

the extension cord

the cord on the ac unit looks to be hard wired to the panel. the size of the ac unit 220/240 volts?????

items on top of the panel

no straps or staples on cables

is this area a garage ? if so,is this the only recp.15 amp??? need a 20 amp gfci

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