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#104399 - 02/08/03 05:39 AM Taps Made In A Feeder Pullbox
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA

These taps are using 750 MCM old type rubber conductors.

They sure look workmanlike!

However, they may not meet Section 110.14 in the NEC.

PS: MCM was revised to Kcmil a few code cycles ago......
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

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#104400 - 02/08/03 10:30 AM Re: Taps Made In A Feeder Pullbox
jgaddis Offline
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Registered: 02/08/03
Posts: 4
Loc: muskegon, MI
As an apprentice, I'm not sure of the finer points of tap rules, but using 750kcmil, it doesn't look like a large enough box to accomodate the bends shown to satisfy code

#104401 - 02/09/03 07:27 PM Re: Taps Made In A Feeder Pullbox
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6832
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Judging by the appearance, this is an "oldie"...
We run into a lot of these in the older buildings. It seems to me that "back then" whatever you could fit into an enclosure was "OK". Bless the guy who did it.

Like the "old timers" used to tell me....
"that's when 'lectricians earned there money!!" Rigid pipe, rubber & cloth wire, etc.


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