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#186539 - 05/18/09 08:24 PM Violation or not, it sure is ugly
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I don't know if this is code compliant but it looks terrible.



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#186541 - 05/18/09 09:13 PM Re: Violation or not, it sure is ugly [Re: Bigplanz]
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Classic "hold your nose" legal.
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#186542 - 05/18/09 10:24 PM Re: Violation or not, it sure is ugly [Re: gfretwell]
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Violation: 350.30(A)
(supported with in 12" 0f a box)

Very ugly Yes.

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#186550 - 05/19/09 01:45 AM Re: Violation or not, it sure is ugly [Re: leland]
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Crikey!,
That is just awful.
A nice bit of rigid could have been run across and around with a few elbows.
What are them cheap looking restraints holding that rubbish to the wall?

Ugh. bash
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#186556 - 05/19/09 06:00 AM Re: Violation or not, it sure is ugly [Re: Trumpy]
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Originally Posted By: Trumpy
What are them cheap looking restraints holding that rubbish to the wall?


Those clip-things (they have a name which eludes me at the moment) are used to hold vertical runs of EMT to concrete. I see them in parking garages, basements, etc. They hold the EMT off the wall just enough that you don't have to make a 1/2 inch bend to connect it to a box. I have never seen them used for a horizontal run of EMT, though I suppose they could be used that way. This is a commercial ice cream shop near where I live. The line runs to one of the huge compressors for the freezer.

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#186557 - 05/19/09 06:42 AM Re: Violation or not, it sure is ugly [Re: leland]
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Originally Posted By: leland
Violation: 350.30(A)
(supported with in 12" 0f a box)

Very ugly Yes.


This may be compliant under 'Exception 2' of 350.30 (A)

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#186559 - 05/19/09 07:44 AM Re: Violation or not, it sure is ugly [Re: Bigplanz]
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Those "clip things" are called Minerallacs.

http://www.minerallac.com/PDF%27s/Traditional/OB.pdf

They're common anywhere on any surface conduit that requires the conduit to have spacing behind for washdown purposes, or hung from threaded rods.

They're perfectly legal in this application, and have been around since 1904 (Before EMT was even invented)

http://www.minerallac.com/History.html

.....And yes, I think it's ugly, too.



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#186562 - 05/19/09 07:58 AM Re: Violation or not, it sure is ugly [Re: electure]
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Originally Posted By: electure
Those "clip things" are called Minerallacs.

http://www.minerallac.com/PDF%27s/Traditional/OB.pdf

They're common anywhere on any surface conduit that requires the conduit to have spacing behind for washdown purposes, or hung from threaded rods.

They're perfectly legal in this application, and have been around since 1904 (Before EMT was even invented)

http://www.minerallac.com/History.html

.....And yes, I think it's ugly, too.




Thanks. I couldn't remember what they were called to save my life.

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#186563 - 05/19/09 09:06 AM Re: Violation or not, it sure is ugly [Re: Bigplanz]
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This is a perfect example of what I was saying on George's thread about Romex in Carflex. The HVAC installer probably put this in and this is all they carry on the truck.
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#186567 - 05/19/09 10:14 AM Re: Violation or not, it sure is ugly [Re: gfretwell]
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Another photo at the same site, on a different compressor. I think an electrician did this one.


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