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#106150 - 06/14/05 07:21 PM Ceiling Disconnect
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(submitted via Joe Tedesco)
I took this picture from a 1940 building, its a picture of disconnect switch mounted in the ceiling...

Eng. Sid Elahmad
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#106151 - 06/14/05 10:26 PM Re: Ceiling Disconnect
mxslick Offline

Registered: 10/24/04
Posts: 785
Loc: Atomic City, ID USA
The disconnect is not much of a concern, check out the THHN(?) zip-tied out of the conduit from the left!!

I guess the disco violates the idea of readily accessable.
Stupid should be painful.

#106152 - 06/15/05 01:37 AM Re: Ceiling Disconnect
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
The height looks like a 'bit' over 6' 7", a violation of 404.8(A)

As for it facing down I do not believe that in itself is a violation.

Gotta wonder what is going on, that is a lot of disconnect connected to 1/2".
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician

#106153 - 06/15/05 05:59 AM Re: Ceiling Disconnect
Ryan_J Offline

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1355
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
Is it adjacent to the equipment it supplies? 240.24(A)(4), 404.8(A), exception 2.
Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#106154 - 06/15/05 10:22 AM Re: Ceiling Disconnect
SvenNYC Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
mxslick: oh and also the fact that the wires are entering that pipe without any protection from sharp edges?

#106155 - 06/16/05 04:13 PM Re: Ceiling Disconnect
kale Offline

Registered: 11/08/02
Posts: 168
Missing KO on the disconnect.
Is that a 4/0 cover on a 3/0 box? Appears to be a screw missing there.

#106156 - 06/16/05 04:30 PM Re: Ceiling Disconnect
techie Offline

Registered: 05/17/05
Posts: 240
Loc: palo alto, ca usa
The wiring coming out of the conduit looks like coax and low voltage cabling.. possibly telephone or network, or CCTV.
the sharp edge is still a concern, but not as much so..


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