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#92016 - 02/16/05 02:03 PM Evaporative Cooler Disconnect  
Mike Wescoatt  Offline
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Does there need to be a seperate disconnect for the evap cooler other than the circuit breaker that feeds the cooler and the internal disconnect for the motor and pump (plug and receptacle supplied by manuf.)? I don't have my code book handy... Code refrences please. (2003 NEC)


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#92017 - 02/16/05 02:10 PM Re: Evaporative Cooler Disconnect  
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Not required. The cord and plug assembly acts as the disconnect.


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#92018 - 02/16/05 05:23 PM Re: Evaporative Cooler Disconnect  
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Mike, I don't know about Las Vegas but Tucson city code requires fused OL protection for both the fan motor and the pump. We use a special Midwest box with fuses, receptacles and an in use cover. It even has a separate fuse for hi and lo.


#92019 - 02/16/05 06:01 PM Re: Evaporative Cooler Disconnect  
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They must be using the "2003 NEC" [Linked Image]


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#92020 - 02/16/05 08:26 PM Re: Evaporative Cooler Disconnect  
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Las Vegas is 2003 NEC w/o any local ammendments. Thanks everyone!!!


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#92021 - 02/17/05 03:41 AM Re: Evaporative Cooler Disconnect  
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Mike - sorry for my somewhat sarcastic post previously. I was trying to indicate that the NEC (National Electrical Code NFPA 70) was not published in 2003. The NEC was published in 2002 and then the next edition is 2005. I suspect that your city (Las Vegas I think) is on their 2003 Electrical Code and maybe it references the 2002 NEC.


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#92022 - 02/17/05 01:35 PM Re: Evaporative Cooler Disconnect  
Mike Wescoatt  Offline
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2002... 2003... what's a year among friends! I've been dealing a binch with the 2003 ICC codes lately...

[This message has been edited by Mike Wescoatt (edited 02-17-2005).]


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