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#80365 - 04/03/02 07:17 PM service disconnects
kenrod3020 Offline

Registered: 02/27/02
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Loc: ashland ky. us
200 amp service, in a strip mall,200 amp disconnect at meter base. service panel about 100 ft. away is there a code requiring a main breaker in the service panel? and if not would you do ?

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#80366 - 04/04/02 04:41 AM Re: service disconnects
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There's not a requirement for an additional disconnecting means at the subpanel.
As long as the main breaker at the meter base is accessible to the occupant per 240.24(B), and 230.72(C) I would just use a main-lug-only subpanel.
If it's one of those places that (in violation) keeps an electrical room locked from the occupants, I'd probably add the main.

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 04-06-2002).]

#80367 - 04/13/02 09:32 AM Re: service disconnects
tdhorne Offline

Registered: 03/22/01
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Loc: Maryland, USA
How would supplying a main breaker in the panel address the requirement in 225.35 for occupant access to the supply disconnecting means?

225.35 Access to Occupants.
In a multiple-occupancy building, each occupant shall have access to the occupant?s supply disconnecting means.
Tom Horne

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