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This AC guy needs to learn a lesson. I would tell the owner that we have to cut the pipe (mandatory) to access. Tell the AC guy to reroute the damn thing.

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I would just turn around and walk out the front door.

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How'd they get the cover off?? Or was it on to begin with?

If we cut the duct out of the way, can we avoid derating conductors with the A/C blowing into the panel? [Linked Image] [Linked Image]


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Code violations aside, you'd think that common sense would have told the guy running the ducting not to do this.

Oh wait a minute.... Common sense is now an endangered species, isn't it? [Linked Image]

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To be honest it beggars belief that anyone could be so pig ignorant as to run pipework right over the access to an electric panel, unfortunately I have seen the same thing many times, we can only assume that these people had the common sense knocked out of them at an early age ( if indeed they had any to begin with ) [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Ever Ready (edited 05-23-2004).]

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A 40 year old, first year apprentice told me once, if sense was common everybody would have it

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id say arrest and convict the HVac tech on this one for stupidity.

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How long has it been like that? That panel is a early to late 1970's I-T-E panel.

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