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#105142 - 05/21/04 03:53 PM Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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#105143 - 05/22/04 10:26 AM Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!!
ShOcKeR Offline
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Registered: 04/06/04
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Loc: Hayward, Ca, USA
This AC guy needs to learn a lesson. I would tell the owner that we have to cut the pipe (mandatory) to access. Tell the AC guy to reroute the damn thing.

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#105144 - 05/22/04 10:40 AM Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!!
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Registered: 02/29/04
Posts: 73
Loc: Alberta Canada
I would just turn around and walk out the front door.

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#105145 - 05/22/04 04:06 PM Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!!
Lostazhell Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
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Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
How'd they get the cover off?? Or was it on to begin with?

If we cut the duct out of the way, can we avoid derating conductors with the A/C blowing into the panel?

-Randy

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#105146 - 05/23/04 02:34 AM Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!!
pauluk Offline
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Registered: 08/11/01
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Loc: Norfolk, England
Code violations aside, you'd think that common sense would have told the guy running the ducting not to do this.

Oh wait a minute.... Common sense is now an endangered species, isn't it?


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#105147 - 05/23/04 02:51 AM Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!!
Ever Ready Offline
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Registered: 03/27/04
Posts: 40
Loc: Scotland
To be honest it beggars belief that anyone could be so pig ignorant as to run pipework right over the access to an electric panel, unfortunately I have seen the same thing many times, we can only assume that these people had the common sense knocked out of them at an early age ( if indeed they had any to begin with )

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#105148 - 05/23/04 04:48 AM Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!!
RJencks Offline
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Registered: 04/24/04
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Loc: Warwick RI, USA
A 40 year old, first year apprentice told me once, if sense was common everybody would have it

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#105149 - 05/25/04 12:33 PM Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!!
wirenut73 Offline
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Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 30
Loc: Kansas City MO
id say arrest and convict the HVac tech on this one for stupidity.

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#105150 - 05/25/04 07:43 PM Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!!
NORCAL Offline
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Registered: 09/25/02
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How long has it been like that? That panel is a early to late 1970's I-T-E panel.

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