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#29671 - 09/22/03 08:17 AM N1 inside a N4
The Watt Doctor Offline
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The company that I work for, builds (among other things), control cabinets for highway lighting, etc. It is a common practice to install Nema 1 "hand-off-auto" switches inside our N-4X Enclosures. We recently had an application that called for a N-1 "Square D" loadcenter to be mounted inside a N-4X enclosure. The inspector said, "Nay, Thou shalt not mount a N-1 in a N-4X." I replied, "Surely thou can quotest an article from the 'Holy Book'." To which he replied, "Nay, nay, double nay!" I've searched the NEC, and I can't find the narrow path that the inspector intends this pilgrim to travel. I've looked in 110, 300, 312 and 408 of the NEC, and I can't find anything that would prohibit this installation. Any thoughts?

Breaking my vow of silence,
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#29672 - 09/22/03 08:47 AM Re: N1 inside a N4
Redsy Offline
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Loc: Bucks County PA
Maybe working clearances, and/or dedicated work spaces?

[This message has been edited by Redsy (edited 09-22-2003).]
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#29673 - 09/22/03 09:22 AM Re: N1 inside a N4
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Yea verily, perhaps the inspector doth act as a twit.
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#29674 - 09/22/03 06:27 PM Re: N1 inside a N4
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I can dig it Redsy. I'll check into.

Master Corron...Thou speakest many words of wisdom. This inspector may receivest an flogging 'O the worst kind. We shall see Master Corron....we shall see...

Thou shalt not site an incorrect Code reference,
Doc
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