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#85320 - 06/19/03 06:24 PM Code Question
LuminateME1 Offline

Registered: 03/06/03
Posts: 25
Loc: Seattle,WA,USA
When installing a switch next to an object it will disconect. where must the switch be in reference to the object. (Note: The object is over 8 feet off the ground, and needs a means to disconect, if repairs are needed.)

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#85321 - 06/19/03 09:04 PM Re: Code Question
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Registered: 05/06/03
Posts: 17
More Info would be helpful.
1) What is the "object" (motor? Luminaire? Condenser? Breaker Panel, etc.)?
2) Is this "object" just hanging in free air?
3) Is it on a shelf?
4) Is it above a suspended ceiling?
5) Does it have a Controller?
6) Does it have a unit switch?

I think an answer to a couple of these questions would narrow it down as to where the Switch/Disconnect may be placed.

Just a thought!

#85322 - 06/20/03 06:22 AM Re: Code Question
steve66 Offline

Registered: 03/13/03
Posts: 25
Also refer to the first three definitions in article 100.1 for accessible. The handbook has an Exhibit 100.1 that shows a disconnect mounted by a motor that requires a ladder to reach. Without the info DJF asked for, you'll have to decide if this applies.


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