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#64290 - 04/04/06 09:30 AM two soda machines
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Was curious to know if (2) soda machines set in the middle of a room could be wired with flexible cord attached to a twist-lock receptacle attached to the ceiling grid of a suspended ceiling. Would 400.7 (A)(6) cover me?

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#64291 - 04/04/06 09:51 AM Re: two soda machines
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Also take a look at 422.16(A)

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#64292 - 04/04/06 10:35 AM Re: two soda machines
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They may want some independent support of the box. Running an extra support wire or two should calm that fear.
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#64293 - 04/05/06 10:50 AM Re: two soda machines
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look at 422.51

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#64294 - 04/05/06 02:40 PM Re: two soda machines
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Shock:
'Cord' cannot be used for permanent wiring methods. That said, IF you have a vend with a cord long enough to reach your receptacle, no problem.

IF you are proposing a twistlock to cord to a 1900 box that the machine cord will plug into; that does not fly.

Dependent on the ceiling height, you may want to consider a power pole, or IMC/RGC from ceiling to floor with the recept(s) installed therein.

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#64295 - 04/05/06 04:18 PM Re: two soda machines
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By the way vending machines require GFCI protection if integral or by the branch circuit.

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#64296 - 04/05/06 04:56 PM Re: two soda machines
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Hotline1:

Wouldn't a permanently installed cord hanging from a box to a female cord cap be explicitly permitted by 400.7(A)(1)?

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#64297 - 04/05/06 05:59 PM Re: two soda machines
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Perhaps I missed what he was trying to do. I was thinking the receptacle was in a box, attached to the grid and it was connected with an article 300 wiring method above the ceiling (MC whip or something).
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