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How many violations can you find? #105366
11/20/04 08:45 AM
11/20/04 08:45 AM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Re: How many violations can you find? #105367
11/20/04 12:07 PM
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Is it a split buss panel? It appears to be one but my monitor leaves much to be desired,if it is it would explain the main lug kit instead of a breaker,but I count 5 mains. Some of the most obvious violations are: double lugged conductor and unprotected also.The SE cable below the main lugs, I assume is supplying another panel?

The "workmanship" and the "quality" of the panel go well together : Very poor,the damage at least will mean that it has to go.

PS 384-16 (a) all the way back to the 1965 NEC says no more than 2 mains in a panelboard, the change occured in that edition,but there was some tweaking of the exceptions over the years since.

Re: How many violations can you find? #105368
11/20/04 12:23 PM
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Sir Arcsalot  Offline
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Lynden, Washington
Are those ZZZZZINSMOKE breakers? If so, not a technical violation but a serious potential hazard nonetheless.

Just my opinion.


No wire bias here- I'm standing on neutral ground.
Re: How many violations can you find? #105369
11/20/04 01:27 PM
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electricman2  Offline
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Thomasville, NC USA
It is I believe a split-bus panel used as service equipment. The 5 mains is not a violation but the taps to the main lugs are and may have contributed to their demise. Looks like some conductors enter through KO's without connectors too.


John
Re: How many violations can you find? #105370
11/20/04 01:46 PM
11/20/04 01:46 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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What about the egg's, would twisting them altogether be ok and all set into one lug?


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Re: How many violations can you find? #105371
11/20/04 07:30 PM
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DougW  Offline
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Nice weldage...


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