Sparky, agree in the most part. The transformer is 100 yards at least, but in this event, any 110v circuit would be returning to the GEC which most likely would not have the impedence to open any OCPD. The ground being fertilized may help or create more of a hazzard (depending on the circuit ampacity) with this happening. Wouldn't you think 110.3(A)(8) need to be considered closely by the installers and the AHJ?
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Roger; i do agree that better planning would have made for more practical safeguarding here. Simply to flip up the nema 3r panel cover may topple one into the pond. Myself, i'd insist on backfill, or at least some sort of platform to 110.26's spec's...
Sparky, that's the kicker. I notified the inspector three weeks ago. This may be a moot point in the end. He may make them move this before it's over. But in the city I primarily work in, this would have been red tagged immediatly per 110(26). I know there is no true violation to the potential problem of a lost neutral, but in any situation where there would be children, or anyone for that matter, I think I would place this service in a more remote location. Thanks for your response.
Re: Dangerous Situation Here?#103206 08/18/0208:48 AM08/18/0208:48 AM
Maybe the AHJ approved of the installation before the ground was dug out? When AHJ's go out to a site, we don't always know what is going to happen after we leave. Just like the AHJ can not go back into a house that has a certificate of occupancy. We are only allowed to inspect new construction.
Joe; I know it's bad to make light of a very dangerous situation such as this...but... I guess this is where you're supposed to plug in that "floating" duplex receptacle extension cord from your other post...
Re: Dangerous Situation Here?#103211 08/19/0211:36 AM08/19/0211:36 AM