Mighta dreamed it, or read it somewhere else, or was told by somebody here...
Anyway... Can't find it in the NEC (doesn't mean it ain't in there though)
The scenario: (cut to the chase already!)
A GC has the basement ready and is laying trussed floor. The MDP will be in the basement, Meterbase directly behind and 4'+ above grade. Most AHJs consider this a back-to-back, so I hope the new inspector agrees.
They want the service powered up ASAP, to eliminate the generator use, but won't have the dwelling dried in for another few weeks IF the weather is good (don't count on it this year).
I thought I read somewhere, that there was an exception for equipment regarding 3R rating when the wet location is a temporary deal, but the service and MDP are in the permanent location.
In other words, no need to put a 3R in the basement of a house just because it ain't dried in yet.
My new AHJ (first time calling him) wants me to build a temporary box around it complete with a hinged door, with reasonable weather-proofing, and he'd be OK with it.
What is accepted in your area in this case?
What options might I have?
Does said exception exist at all?
[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 01-13-2003).]
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