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#104442 - 02/26/03 03:41 AM ** 2002 NEC Section 110.26 Violations Here! **
Joe Tedesco Offline
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HINT: There are some foreign systems that are installed directly over the equipment.



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#104443 - 02/26/03 08:16 AM Re: ** 2002 NEC Section 110.26 Violations Here! **
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Well, to start off, I see what appears to be copper water lines in the area above the switchgear and wire gutter. A run for the hills is in order if the piping springs a leak...

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#104444 - 02/26/03 10:38 AM Re: ** 2002 NEC Section 110.26 Violations Here! **
resqcapt19 Offline
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While the water pipe is a code violation, I don't really see it as much of a hazard. In my opinion, the roof above the gear is much more likely to leak than is the water pipe.
Don
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#104445 - 02/26/03 02:37 PM Re: ** 2002 NEC Section 110.26 Violations Here! **
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Registered: 01/15/03
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Loc: Sterling, VA, USA
If I remember right, attatching conduit to other conduit does constitute support! The conduit going into the panel in the rear of the photo also seems to be lacking support in a big way! (2 out of 7 supported within 3 feet?)

Also there is the open wireway midway up the right side of the pic.

I hope they didn't think of the rigid arches as nipples, and fill to 60%!

Now onto clearence:
There seems to be conduit directly in front of the hinged cover of a wireway by the previously mentioned copper.

I don't have the bible on me (for shame for shame ), but I know there a number of subsections relating to overhead clearance. There is language about foreign systems allowed and not allowed to be above electrical equipment. (to quote the hint ) Can't think of the rules or the exceptions off the top of my head (jost got home from work, the brain's tired ).

What else am I missing?
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#104446 - 02/27/03 03:39 PM Re: ** 2002 NEC Section 110.26 Violations Here! **
John Steinke Offline
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Registered: 04/03/01
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Loc: Reno,Nv., USA
Heck, that's no surprise. I don't think I've EVER seen a switchgear room that wasn't filled with out-of-season merchandise, didn't have HVAC, Plbg., etc. running through it, and also had both exits usable!
I suppose that the part that puzzles me are the fire sprinklers typically installed above NEMA-1 gear. Overload leads to heat, which trips sprinkler, which begins Great White-type pyrotechnics....

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#104447 - 03/04/03 07:05 PM Re: ** 2002 NEC Section 110.26 Violations Here! **
Nick Offline
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Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 603
Loc: Riverside, CA
I don’t see any support for the rigid conduit loops between gutters. Both sets have strut and straps to keep them in line but I do not see any threaded rod up to the structure.

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