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Unsupported Raceways #106569 04/07/05 06:45 PM
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Here are some pics of a job where the guy was certainly aware of all the different wiring methods; he just didn't believe in supporting them.

Renosteinke

EMT needs to be supported every ten feet, and within three feet of every box. (358.30)


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Sealtite needs to be supported every 4-1/2 ft., and within 12" of every box. (350.30)


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Flex needs support every 4-1/2 ft. and within 12" of every box. (348.30)
Boxes need support. (314.23)


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Re: Unsupported Raceways #106570 04/07/05 09:34 PM
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While it doesn't excuse the original crappy work, I can nearly guarantee that most of the mess here was caused by a re-roof job. Nobody called an electrician to get conduits out of the way and then reinstall them. I see it all the time.

Re: Unsupported Raceways #106571 04/07/05 10:42 PM
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Nice touch including the code sections.

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Re: Unsupported Raceways #106572 04/08/05 06:47 PM
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Greg, that's not a bad guess...but the truth of the matter is that this resturaunt- once notorious in this town for mixing dog food in its' dishes....grew from a small house to a thriving business, with many additions along the way. The wiring you see was all done, as you see it, by the HVAC/ refrigeration guy. What sleepers you see are glued in place, left from a prior install, and not used when the lines were run again.

Re: Unsupported Raceways #106573 04/10/05 07:06 AM
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If this was the work of an unlicensed HVAC /refrigeration technician, then are you legally required to report it ?

Re: Unsupported Raceways #106574 04/10/05 12:44 PM
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I was figuring a roofer too. As I have had that done to me. Tore up everything so they could roll sheets.


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Re: Unsupported Raceways #106575 04/11/05 07:33 AM
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Actually the conduit is supported...its laying on the roof, but it is not secured as required by the code.
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