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#125874 - 12/16/03 06:56 AM Would this be allowed in your town?
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Would this installation be allowed in your town?

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#125875 - 12/16/03 10:15 AM Re: Would this be allowed in your town?
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#125876 - 12/16/03 11:52 AM Re: Would this be allowed in your town?
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Barking pigs and flying spiders aside...

Clearly this image is intended to illustrate grossly inadequate working clearness about disconnect switches.

How many of us are in a working relationship with our employers to walk away from such a mess without having to endure considerable flak and managerial grumbling?




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#125877 - 12/16/03 01:01 PM Re: Would this be allowed in your town?
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How many of us are in a working relationship with our employers to walk away from such a mess without having to endure considerable flak and managerial grumbling?


that would be me Bjarney, as anyone with a $$$ is my employer. I state my case once in such matters, as i am usually on site before the compressor arrives...

as to 'allowability' , i have niether the time, nor does this BB have the bandwith to post violations of what is generally considered out of the 'dial 911' realm...

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#125878 - 12/16/03 07:18 PM Re: Would this be allowed in your town?
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Heaven forbid somebody needs to get to one of those disconnects in a hurry. Watch the fingers pointing and the lawsuits flying.

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#125879 - 12/18/03 06:55 PM Re: Would this be allowed in your town?
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#125880 - 12/18/03 10:58 PM Re: Would this be allowed in your town?
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No way any inspector here would pass that.
When somethig like that occurs on my jobs, iget out the drawings to make sure the disco's are where spec'ed and write up the change order.

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#125881 - 12/20/03 11:34 AM Re: Would this be allowed in your town?
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How many floor-squat drytypes have you come across that had equally pitiful wall-mounted disconnect switches/breaker panels that were positioned very much like this picture?

In correction, would you build or permit to be built a wall-secured framing-channel ”box” such that the 600-volt(?) disconnect switches could be remounted in a plane that satisfied Article 110 working clearances?




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#125882 - 12/27/03 02:17 AM Re: Would this be allowed in your town?
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Disconnects right above Refrigeration Units?.
You'd never see that here.
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#125883 - 12/27/03 07:52 PM Re: Would this be allowed in your town?
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Look Again a Bit Closer!

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