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#106569 - 04/07/05 03:45 PM Unsupported Raceways
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Registered: 12/24/00
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Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
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Here are some pics of a job where the guy was certainly aware of all the different wiring methods; he just didn't believe in supporting them.


Renosteinke

EMT needs to be supported every ten feet, and within three feet of every box. (358.30)








Sealtite needs to be supported every 4-1/2 ft., and within 12" of every box. (350.30)





Flex needs support every 4-1/2 ft. and within 12" of every box. (348.30)
Boxes need support. (314.23)



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#106570 - 04/07/05 06:34 PM Re: Unsupported Raceways
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Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 212
Loc: Boise, Idaho, USA
While it doesn't excuse the original crappy work, I can nearly guarantee that most of the mess here was caused by a re-roof job. Nobody called an electrician to get conduits out of the way and then reinstall them. I see it all the time.

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#106571 - 04/07/05 07:42 PM Re: Unsupported Raceways
Bill Addiss Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: NY, USA
Nice touch including the code sections.


Bill

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#106572 - 04/08/05 03:47 PM Re: Unsupported Raceways
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Greg, that's not a bad guess...but the truth of the matter is that this resturaunt- once notorious in this town for mixing dog food in its' dishes....grew from a small house to a thriving business, with many additions along the way. The wiring you see was all done, as you see it, by the HVAC/ refrigeration guy. What sleepers you see are glued in place, left from a prior install, and not used when the lines were run again.

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#106573 - 04/10/05 04:06 AM Re: Unsupported Raceways
kiwi Offline
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Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 347
Loc: christchurch new zealand
If this was the work of an unlicensed HVAC /refrigeration technician, then are you legally required to report it ?

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#106574 - 04/10/05 09:44 AM Re: Unsupported Raceways
e57 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
I was figuring a roofer too. As I have had that done to me. Tore up everything so they could roll sheets.
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#106575 - 04/11/05 04:33 AM Re: Unsupported Raceways
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Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: IL
Actually the conduit is supported...its laying on the roof, but it is not secured as required by the code.
Don
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