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#119865 - 02/05/05 04:47 PM SE Cable Installation  
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Would this pass 230.70 A (1) "The service disconnecting means shall be installed at a readily accessible location either outside of a building or nearest the point of entrance of service conductors." The cable continues three feet outside the picture and out to the meter.

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#119866 - 02/05/05 05:50 PM Re: SE Cable Installation  
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Electricmanscott, I would say you are right at the limit of Mass Electric Code 230.70 A (1) which allows you to go 10'. Under the NEC I would say this would not pass.
Al


#119867 - 02/05/05 06:09 PM Re: SE Cable Installation  
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Al that section requires the disconnect if located outside to be within 10' of building served.

Inside it is still 'nearest the point of entrance'.

As you know I have not done many home services but I thought most of the inspectors are looking for 5' or less?

2002 Mass amendments
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230.70(A)(1). Revise to read as
follows:

(1) Readily Accessible Location. The service
disconnecting means shall be installed at a readily accessible location either outside and attached to or within 3 m (10 ft) of the building or structure served, or inside nearest the point of entrance of the service conductors.


In my opinion the wording is tough to decipher.

I have not seen the 2005 amendments, perhaps there is a change.

Bob


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#119868 - 02/05/05 06:19 PM Re: SE Cable Installation  
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Bob, still reads the same for '05. By the way I did not, and would not install this.


[This message has been edited by Electricmanscott (edited 02-05-2005).]


#119869 - 02/05/05 06:27 PM Re: SE Cable Installation  
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I did not, and would not install this.


He** I knew that. [Linked Image]

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#119870 - 02/05/05 09:35 PM Re: SE Cable Installation  
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NO...that is beyond the nearest point IMO.

shortcircuit


#119871 - 02/07/05 06:29 PM Re: SE Cable Installation  
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Not a chance on God's green earth (around here)


#119872 - 02/07/05 06:57 PM Re: SE Cable Installation  
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Scott

Is the masonary wall clear of obstruction and provides access per 110.26??

No Oil Tanks Etc.Just curious!!

Charlie


#119873 - 02/07/05 07:00 PM Re: SE Cable Installation  
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Wouldn't pass here. [Linked Image]


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#119874 - 02/07/05 07:56 PM Re: SE Cable Installation  
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NM stapled on the face of those 2x4's wouldn't pass around here either


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