The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Industrail Control Panel bonding per 409.108
by sparkyinak
Today at 03:17 PM
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by aussie240
Yesterday at 02:39 AM
Photo Upload Tutorial
by DanK
12/06/16 11:35 PM
Sprinklered equipment 26-008
by bigpapa
12/02/16 04:24 PM
On Delay Relay with Auto Reset
by Potseal
12/01/16 09:59 AM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 13
HotLine1 9
sparkyinak 8
Texas_Ranger 8
Potseal 6
Who's Online
0 registered (), 213 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#75648 - 03/07/07 02:38 PM SE rated Flexible Cord
master66 Offline
Member

Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 260
Loc: Masontown, PA, USA
The boss wants to make up a temporary service that could be reused and set up fast on a restoration job. He wanted to know if there was a flexible cord (like sj, so, etc) that could be used as a service entrance cable. I told him that there was not any that I knew of that would meet 230.43.

Does anyone know of any such cord?

Brian

Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Arc Flash Clothing, Gloves, KneePads, Tool Belts, Pouches, Tool Carriers, etc. etc....

#75649 - 03/07/07 04:53 PM Re: SE rated Flexible Cord
Steve Miller Offline
Member

Registered: 08/30/01
Posts: 322
Loc: Loudoun Cty, VA
Way back in 1996 I spent the summer in Atlanta and wired 196 tents for the olympics. Most had a panel and branch circuits. Most of the panels were fed from genys or a large dist panel set up by the city. We treated everything as temporary wiring and didn't need to be too worried about 230, only the temp wiring article and the "carnival" article (525). For the branches we used SO and for the feeders we used W cord. Problem with W cord is that the 4-5 (#4, 5 cond) has an outer jacket about 1/4" thick and weighs about 2 lbs per foot. I ran about 12000 feet of it (and 35000' of SO); I was a lot younger then. We were a Virginia based nonunion contractor and Atlanta is a big union town. My point is that everything passed inspection and we didn't even have to "influence" the inspector ... although the local contractor charged us a fortune to pull the permits for us.
That's my useless 2 cents worth.

Top
#75650 - 03/07/07 08:39 PM Re: SE rated Flexible Cord
noderaser Offline
Member

Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 405
Loc: Portland, Oregon, United State...
Are you trying to supply the house panel, or just provide some temporary circuits for tools, etc. during the work? Could you use cam-locks with W or EISL, or even pin & sleeve and some tails to the lugs on the panel? Forgive my ignorance of any applicable NEC regs, for I am a lowly entertainment/theatre electrician. We do crazy things all the time, and haven't burned anything down (yet).

[This message has been edited by noderaser (edited 03-07-2007).]
_________________________
http://www.hsiprodsvcs.com/

Top



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals