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#24176 - 04/07/03 09:43 AM PLUG & CORDS
GEO Offline

Registered: 03/12/03
Posts: 50
Loc: Lancaster,Pa
looking for feelings of changing cord caps to meet the nec requirements
ex: pool equipment that does not come with a twistlock from factory and is not hardwired ? THANKS GEO

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#24177 - 04/07/03 03:59 PM Re: PLUG & CORDS
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Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
My experience with these is that the cords that are not twistlock type seem to be #14. I think that they are supposed to be #12 (local rule maybe). I usually change the cord and cap to a 20 amp twistlock type.

#24178 - 04/07/03 04:00 PM Re: PLUG & CORDS
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Comments that I have heard.....
Cut a "factory" cord cap off, and you void the warranty.
Cut a "factory" cord cap off, and you void the UL Listing.

Don't know IF the above are facts or fiction.

Local AHJ provided this info:
Pool filter mfg (large and in local area) will provide a "factory" twistlock cap & cord upon request, if the unit came with a straight blade cap. I have copies of the mfg "note", and give it to people who are in a bind.

Perhaps Don (Resqcapt19) has some insight on the "rumors"

#24179 - 04/07/03 04:05 PM Re: PLUG & CORDS
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA

Some guys got in ahead of me here.

The requirement for 12 AWG (permanent pools) can be found in 680.21(A)(1), and the required length (3 ft) is in 680.21(A)(5)


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