ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
dsk 13
Admin 8
doc 3
Recent Posts
Grid problem??
by annemarie1. 08/21/17 01:10 PM
Bathroom electrical
by doc. 08/19/17 06:53 AM
electircal ageing test on IPC
by SIAME. 08/15/17 02:43 AM
electrical aging test on IPC
by gfretwell. 08/15/17 12:27 AM
"Line level" audio on Cat 5?
by gfretwell. 08/08/17 10:39 PM
New in the Gallery:
Gallery Test
Popular Topics(Views)
240,035 Are you busy
175,652 Re: Forum
167,879 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 76 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#100422 - 11/18/06 02:28 PM 406.8(D)  
Steve T  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 306
Oak Park, IL, USA
iwire--since you brought up 406.8(C) in another thread, I read (D) and am slightly unsure what 'standpipes of floor receptacles..' means.

Insight please...


2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides

#100423 - 11/18/06 02:47 PM Re: 406.8(D)  
iwire  Offline
Moderator
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Steve I really do not know.

I'll take a guess it is a older code rule for some sort of receptacle box supported on a pipe nipple out of a threaded floor system like walker duct.


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

#100424 - 11/18/06 02:53 PM Re: 406.8(D)  
Roger  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
N.C.
Steve, it could be something similar to the receptacle below as Bob mentions.

[Linked Image]

Roger


#100425 - 11/18/06 11:01 PM Re: 406.8(D)  
LarryC  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 783
Winchester, NH, US
How in the heck do you wire that beasty?

Larry C


#100426 - 11/19/06 11:56 AM Re: 406.8(D)  
earlydean  Offline
Member
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 751
Griswold, CT, USA
There must be some long wires trailing from the periscope.


Earl

#100427 - 11/19/06 04:30 PM Re: 406.8(D)  
Roger  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
N.C.
Larry and Earl, we found these in a university remodel. At first I wasn't sure either, but we found that they were mounted to floor duct through a nipple and the 1" RMC coupling that you see in the picture.

You can see the two screws that hold the top canopy on the fitting.

When the top is removed the devices can be wired (by the way this is a duplex receptacle, there is one on the other side too) and then the wires pulled back as the devices are fit back into their place in the fitting.

Roger


#100428 - 11/27/06 09:29 PM Re: 406.8(D)  
Steve T  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 306
Oak Park, IL, USA
If that type of install is what is meant, then my question is--
How high off the floor does a receptacle have to be mounted before it is not a floor receptacle?


#100429 - 11/27/06 10:14 PM Re: 406.8(D)  
Roger  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
N.C.
Beats me.

Roger


#100430 - 11/27/06 11:06 PM Re: 406.8(D)  
George Little  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,489
Michigan USA
IMHO If it's not in the floor then it's not a floor receptacle. If I'm the inspector, I'm just like the umpire- is it a ball or a strike, is it a floor receptacle or is not a floor receptacle.


George Little

#100431 - 11/28/06 07:01 PM Re: 406.8(D)  
HotLine1  Offline


Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,858
Brick, NJ USA
And to think I tossed about 12 of them out!!!

Should have saved at least one, but alas...to late.

As to floor recept...I doubt it.

John


John


Member Spotlight
Vlado
Vlado
Croatia
Posts: 28
Joined: February 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.021s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.8078 MB (Peak: 0.9803 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-08-21 18:01:27 UTC