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#125867 - 01/18/04 06:13 PM This Equipment Was Installed and Forgotten!
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Who is responsible for the maintenance of electrical equipment in a commercial occupancy?

Once installed, is there a rule somewhere requiring that this equipment is to be maintained?

Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

#125868 - 01/20/04 12:59 AM Re: This Equipment Was Installed and Forgotten!
Big Jim Offline

Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 377
Loc: Denver, CO USA
I think you are using the term "installed" very loosely here. It looks more like it was thrown against the wall and covered with a plate of romex spagetti

#125869 - 01/20/04 02:40 AM Re: This Equipment Was Installed and Forgotten!
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Is that a roller door to the outside world to the left of the photo?

If so, then I wonder whether it has been left open in all weathers, judging by the amount of rust on the equipment. I would have thought locating switchgear further away from an entrance such as this would have been a good idea, although even the panel just around the corner (to the right) looks as bad.

#125870 - 01/22/04 05:14 PM Re: This Equipment Was Installed and Forgotten!
DougW Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Could this be another example of "temporary" power that was used during construction, and then never removed / incorporated into permanent installation?

#125871 - 01/24/04 05:18 AM Re: This Equipment Was Installed and Forgotten!
PCBelarge Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 657
Loc: Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
This looks like a typical shop here in the NY area. I am curious if it is a shop and what kind of shop.
Typically a young guy interested in starting a business will buy this from one who is ready to exit the business. The original person will always say "never had a problem with the electric" - but he never filed for new work - just had a 'friend' in the business add whatever he needed. This picture is very typical of that.

Pierre Belarge


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