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#114583 - 05/04/03 08:07 PM Wrong Cover - Is this a Violation?
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I see this from time to time and it bothers me a bit, but is it a Violation?

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#114584 - 05/05/03 04:07 AM Re: Wrong Cover - Is this a Violation?
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Appears to be a metal box cover on a PVC box.

Also, the hinge on the cover operates in the wrong direction.
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#114585 - 05/05/03 07:14 AM Re: Wrong Cover - Is this a Violation?
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Not an "in-use" cover?
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#114586 - 05/05/03 08:13 AM Re: Wrong Cover - Is this a Violation?
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The manufacturers instructions (not that anybody bothers to read them) more than likely states the orientation of this cover.

(PS: It's probably plactic, as the box)

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#114587 - 05/05/03 08:25 AM Re: Wrong Cover - Is this a Violation?
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Why does it matter what direction the spring cover opens?

Must it open so that the ground pin faces the hinge or the two current-carrying pins face the hinge?

An in-use bubble is much neater-looking also.
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#114588 - 05/05/03 08:28 AM Re: Wrong Cover - Is this a Violation?
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TG,

This is not a new installation, or subject to latest codes anyway.

John,

I'm referring to the orientation of the Box and Cover. I suspect it is as weatherproof in this position as any other when it is closed and that may be all that matters. Does anyone Redtag for this?

(ps it is a metal cover)

Bill
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#114589 - 05/05/03 08:34 AM Re: Wrong Cover - Is this a Violation?
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Sven,

If the cover is oriented in the intended manner it does give some protection from the elements when it is in use. But I think it's only requirement applied to the protection it gave when it was closed.

Bill
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#114590 - 05/05/03 10:26 AM Re: Wrong Cover - Is this a Violation?
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I have a silly question; Can an in-use cover (which I have seen installed on many vertically-mounted devices) also be used on horizontal as well, or are there in-use covers specifically made for this?

...throw pebbles, please...not big rocks

Mike (mamills)
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#114591 - 05/05/03 10:42 AM Re: Wrong Cover - Is this a Violation?
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Mike,

No pebbles either,
Sure they do, here's one style made by Carlon:



Take a look here for more on them.
Product Catalog >> Electrical >> Weatherproof >> In Use Covers.

Bill

[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 05-05-2003).]
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#114592 - 05/05/03 10:48 AM Re: Wrong Cover - Is this a Violation?
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Hi Bill: Thanks for the info. Sure looks like a much nicer install, as well as being able to shed water better.

Mike (mamills)
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