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#165614 - 07/01/07 03:04 PM HVAC servicing requirements
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210.63 requires an accessible receptacle for servicing HVAC equipment.
210.70(A)(3) and 210.70(C) require a light for servicing the equipment.

Does the use of a 'keyless' lampholder, with a receptacle in the base, fulfill both of these requirements?

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#165632 - 07/01/07 07:20 PM Re: HVAC servicing requirements [Re: renosteinke]
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I think it meets code but I still don't like it, Ive seen too many of them mangled and pulling away from the box which could be solved by installing properly. Id rather see a duplex receptacle.
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#165636 - 07/01/07 08:18 PM Re: HVAC servicing requirements [Re: LoneGunman]
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that kind of switch i am not too conftable with it but i know it do meet the code but really IMO it should have real duplex repectale with GFCI that is more safer and also with the lumiaiare i think it will be more even safer have the lumiaire enclosed instead of bare bulb there in case some hit it by accident and light go out.

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#165641 - 07/01/07 11:01 PM Re: HVAC servicing requirements [Re: frenchelectrican]
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If it has a pull chain, it not a keyless then.... grin )
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#166216 - 07/16/07 12:39 AM Re: HVAC servicing requirements [Re: renosteinke]
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I would say it TECHNICALLY meets requirements, but I don't like it.

I see three problems:
One, the bulb is not protected from breakage.
Second, the socket on those dinky things are sometimes not rated for even 15A.... 660W is common.
Last but not least: GFCI would have to be provided by an expensive breaker.
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#166226 - 07/16/07 05:51 AM Re: HVAC servicing requirements [Re: hardwareguy]
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Originally Posted By hardwareguy
I would say it TECHNICALLY meets requirements, but I don't like it.

I see three problems:
One, the bulb is not protected from breakage.
Second, the socket on those dinky things are sometimes not rated for even 15A.... 660W is common.
Last but not least: GFCI would have to be provided by an expensive breaker.



Since when are attics required to have GFCI protection?
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#166229 - 07/16/07 06:52 AM Re: HVAC servicing requirements [Re: NORCAL]
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Requirements have been met, yes
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#166234 - 07/16/07 08:52 AM Re: HVAC servicing requirements [Re: Ann Brush]
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At least it appears that somebody shortened the chain. I wouldn't want to have the full chain dangling down right in front of an open disconnect.
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#166248 - 07/16/07 01:54 PM Re: HVAC servicing requirements [Re: pauluk]
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Hardwareguy, I believe that UL would test that receptacle to the same standard as any other receptacle ... which is not the same thing as using a screw-in adapter to the light socket.
IF such an adapter were used ... I think your point about the 600 watt limit would be on target, ant the receptacle would not qualify.

Paul - Sharp eye! Actually, over here the fixtures come with a short chain (as seen in the pic), and a simple string that attaches to the chain if you want a longer tail.
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#166317 - 07/17/07 05:58 PM Re: HVAC servicing requirements [Re: renosteinke]
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Yes, this installation meets the requirements of 210.63 and 210.70(A)(3). The pullchain w/ grounded receptacle is a quick and easy way to meet code. You're in, you're out, especially when that attic is HOT!!
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