The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#107204 - 11/15/04 09:57 PM Dangling Disconnect
Admin Offline


Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3184
Loc: NY, USA
Among other things, note the box and EMT on the workbench that are plugged in to the dangling receptacle. This is in the same place where we needed to install some additional flourescent lighting. Opened a box to tie in the new lighting and found a variety pack of #12 and #14 on the same circuit. Figured we had better take a quick look at the panel and found a 30A breaker "protecting" the circuit..........

- pfillmore

2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
#107205 - 11/16/04 04:34 AM Re: Dangling Disconnect
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4229
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
The Fire Extinguisher is quite fitting, given the circumstances.

#107206 - 11/16/04 01:36 PM Re: Dangling Disconnect
mxslick Offline

Registered: 10/24/04
Posts: 785
Loc: Atomic City, ID USA
Yeah, but it is right under the source of ignition, lol.
Stupid should be painful.

#107207 - 11/16/04 01:42 PM Re: Dangling Disconnect
dmattox Offline

Registered: 10/20/04
Posts: 267
Loc: Anaheim, CA
Its one of those complicated mouse trap thingies. When the disconnect falls it hits the fire extinguisher which puts out the fire! Damn smart I say :P

#107208 - 11/16/04 01:43 PM Re: Dangling Disconnect
cpalm1 Offline

Registered: 01/06/04
Posts: 62
the reason the extinguiser is under the source of ignition is because its an automatic extinguiser. when the molten steel from the burning disconnect drips on the extinguisher, it will melt a hole in it. the extinguiser will automatically discharge, putting out the fire.

[This message has been edited by cpalm1 (edited 11-16-2004).]

#107209 - 11/16/04 05:30 PM Re: Dangling Disconnect
Sir Arcsalot Offline

Registered: 11/17/03
Posts: 117
Loc: Lynden, Washington
Given the extreme slipshoddiness of the installation- and overfusing ("overbreakering?")it to boot- I have to wonder what sort of powdered chemical lurks in that extinguisher... "Why, sure, I can use ANY ol' thing in this here fire extinguisher- I done charged it with this powdered stuff I found out yonder in the barn- it said 'Magnesium Powder' on it..."
No wire bias here- I'm standing on neutral ground.

#107210 - 11/16/04 06:01 PM Re: Dangling Disconnect
John Steinke Offline

Registered: 04/03/01
Posts: 509
Loc: Reno,Nv., USA
I must admit that this is the best photo I've ever seen of tap rule violations.


ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals