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Cabinet not Bonded #106979 03/03/01 05:13 PM
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<font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FF0000">Click Photo for a closer look</font>


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<font face="Arial" size="2">Only standard locknuts and bushings were used
in 400 Amp. current transformer cabinet.
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Re: Cabinet not Bonded #106980 03/03/01 05:52 PM
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OK Frank,
we have CT's, i see 4 wires, one possibly spliced thru. i see 208V colors, i think i see something green from the upper right of the box comming down.

I'm gonna go out on a limb here..

Are we dealing with a seperatly derived system, and violating 250-92?

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Re: Cabinet not Bonded #106981 03/03/01 06:17 PM
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Shame on everyone involved. The installer failed to bond the cabinet & the conduit nipples (they might be bonded at the other end, though I tend to doubt it). If this passed inspection, the inspector was asleep & if it was energized by the power company, they too dropped the ball.

250-92 is clear about what is to be bonded & 250-94 tells you what you can/cannot use. Plain jane locknuts certainly don't cut the mustard & the #2 jumper from the grounded conductor to the CT cabinet is also missing. Also, the wireway in the upper right corner must also be bonded (bet it isn't).


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Re: Cabinet not Bonded #106982 03/03/01 08:36 PM
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Sparky,

Tom,

This installation has not been inspected yet. I took photo so I could present it to our City's Electrical Inspection Department. It's my job to review Contractor's work performed for our Department. I work for the City of Pittsburgh. The Contractor doesn't get paid if it is not a legal installation. It is clearly in violation of the section you mentioned Tom. It is a 120/208 Volt, Three Phase, Four Wire Service Lateral. The existing C.T. Cabinet was rusted. The Contractor installed a new one and reworked the raceway.

Frank (cinkerf)

Re: Cabinet not Bonded #106983 03/04/01 10:05 AM
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They also might want to do something about that black neutral conductor.

Re: Cabinet not Bonded #106984 03/05/01 03:10 AM
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Is that a "Corner Grounded Delta Configuration" (tongue in cheek)?

Looks like a green tap on the A leg...

BTW...My wife is who spotted it!

I realize that these are supplied assembled, but is green the proper color for the CT tap?


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Re: Cabinet not Bonded #106985 03/05/01 07:18 AM
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Sparky,

Your wife has a good eye for noticing things. The green wire you see is a #8 AWG. One end attaches to the wireway in the upper right corner of photo. The other end attaches to a ground rod located beneath C.T. cabinet. I suppose that was an attempt to ground system.

Frank (cinkerf)


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