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#126044 - 03/22/03 07:36 AM Don't fuss around with the AHJ
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When you are told to cut the tree down or move the disconnect!


[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 09-10-2003).]
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#126045 - 09/10/03 02:00 PM Re: Don't fuss around with the AHJ
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Hello ECN Members!!

I am glad to be back, and thanks Bill for the opportunity!

Shall we resume where we left off!

Joe
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#126046 - 09/10/03 02:24 PM Re: Don't fuss around with the AHJ
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"Normal service has been resumed...."

Welcome back Joe.

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#126047 - 09/10/03 03:15 PM Re: Don't fuss around with the AHJ
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Joe:
Nice to have you back here at ECN.

Besides the tree, what is the lumber, a trellis??

John
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#126048 - 09/10/03 03:37 PM Re: Don't fuss around with the AHJ
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Thanks for the welcome!

The wood that you see is part of a fence near an exit from a San Diego hotel.

I was going to try to open that switch but decided not too because I couldn't be sure of what I would find, without the proper working space.

440.14 is specific and the clearances are not in compliance with 110.26 ....
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#126049 - 09/10/03 03:40 PM Re: Don't fuss around with the AHJ
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Sorry to be late here, busy, busy ...

Yes, let's carry on!


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#126050 - 09/10/03 05:35 PM Re: Don't fuss around with the AHJ
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#126051 - 09/10/03 07:36 PM Re: Don't fuss around with the AHJ
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Cool!

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#126052 - 09/12/03 08:44 AM Re: Don't fuss around with the AHJ
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Best not to open it.

There could be a faulty connection or whatever in there...last thing you need is a wire springing loose and causing a nice big fat SPARK !

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#126053 - 09/14/03 08:24 AM Re: Don't fuss around with the AHJ
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When I look at this picture I do not see a violation at all.

What I see is a pain in the *%# and certainly a poor situation, but unless that tree limb was there at the time of inspection I do not see it as in the AHJs authority to force any change here.

2002 NEC
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80.9 Application.

(B) Existing Installations. Existing electrical installations that do not comply with the provisions of this Code shall be permitted to be continued in use unless the authority having jurisdiction determines that the lack of conformity with this Code presents an imminent danger to occupants. Where changes are required for correction of hazards, a reasonable amount of time shall be given for compliance, depending on the degree of the hazard.


I do not see this as an "imminent danger to occupants"

If I was asked to work on this I would recommend it be changed but I do not feel it is a violation that could be enforced.

JMO, Bob
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