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#105892 - 09/15/05 01:49 PM City of Bend, Oregon gets tough with live wires!  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
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Boston, Massachusetts USA

In line with ORS 479.710, which states, “Electrical installations must meet
minimum safety standards. (1) Except as provided in ORS 479.540, no person
shall make, supervise or direct the making of an electrical installation which does
not meet minimum safety standards.” As stated by John Powell, Chief Electrical
Inspector for the State of Oregon, at the last industry meeting held September 14,
2004, unsafe installations would include connecting all breakers to the circuit
conductors without a device on the end of the circuit. Any circuit that is
energized or could be energized by turning on switches or breakers are
considered unsafe and are subject to $1000 fine and suspension of license to the
At this time, the City of Bend will approve with
exception any such installations. The responsibility of making any installation
safe is up to you. But as of October 1, 2004, such types of installations will be
Thank you, Lukas L. Koomen, Chief Electrical Inspector
• Conduit straps not approved to support SE cable.
• Two gang nail on boxes not approved for range cable.
• Approved fittings required for 8/3, 6/3 cables for panel and boxes.

City of Bend
Community Development Department
Building Division
Bend, OR 97701

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 09-15-2005).]

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#105893 - 09/17/05 12:01 PM Re: City of Bend, Oregon gets tough with live wires!  
ShockMe77  Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
I used to put everything under a breaker and then tape them off until I returned to do the trim out. The new company I work for has a different policy and I think its better than the old one. Now when we tie in the circuits we put the breakers in but NEVER put them under the terminal until everything is in. Now I prefer this policy. My tool supplier, though, hates this policy because I dont "blow up" as many linemens pliers as I used to!

#105894 - 09/19/05 08:06 AM Re: City of Bend, Oregon gets tough with live wires!  
IanR  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 328
Palm Bay FL USA
"My tool supplier, though, hates this policy because I dont "blow up" as many linemens pliers as I used to!"

LOL Yeah, I think we all have a pair with a mysterious notch in the cutting surface!
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#105895 - 09/25/05 12:46 PM Re: City of Bend, Oregon gets tough with live wires!  
dlhoule  Offline
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Posts: 73
Saline, MI 48197
Isn't that how you get wire strippers?

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