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Buried LB #109458
10/22/05 11:01 AM
10/22/05 11:01 AM
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Went to install a dryer circuit and found this partially buried lb.

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Re: Buried LB #109459
10/22/05 11:50 AM
10/22/05 11:50 AM
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Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Something about this smells like a back porch gone utility room via the local handyman.... Lack of strapping on anything south of the panel and the buried LB almost make me cringe at the thought of what might be hiding in the panel [Linked Image]


Re: Buried LB #109460
10/22/05 02:14 PM
10/22/05 02:14 PM
mamills  Offline
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Wharton, Texas, USA
I've never been crazy about seeing a panel installed upside down because the service conductors enter from the bottom - or for any other reason.

Poor substitute for a proper workmanship-like job.

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Re: Buried LB #109461
10/22/05 11:53 PM
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Richmond, VA
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Re: Buried LB #109462
10/23/05 12:35 AM
10/23/05 12:35 AM
caselec  Offline
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Posts: 558
San Jose, CA

Why do you say this panel is upside down? Most loadcenters are designed to be mounted either way. If the feed is coming from the bottom the lugs should be on the bottom.


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Re: Buried LB #109463
10/30/05 03:33 PM
10/30/05 03:33 PM
electronspark  Offline
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just curious, is it against code to have a lb buried like this? i mean after all it's not a junction box, if it were a solid piece of conduit to the meter it wouldn't be accessible anyways, i could however see of the service conductors were to be replaced it would be a major PITA- Thanks

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Re: Buried LB #109464
11/04/05 08:58 PM
11/04/05 08:58 PM
yaktx  Offline
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Posts: 288
Austin, Texas, USA
"Why do you say this panel is upside down? Most loadcenters are designed to be mounted either way. If the feed is coming from the bottom the lugs should be on the bottom."

There was a code change some years back which outlawed any panelboard installation where the on/off wording on any breaker would appear upside down, or where the handle, when in the "on" position, would be pointing down. I forget when this took place. (Think 12-circuit Stab-Lok).

Since that time, manufacturers have reconfigured their equipment so that all breakers throw side-to-side. If no breakers are in an up-down orientation, there is nothing wrong with mounting them "upside down".

Of course, if it is a 3R enclosure, it will only go one way.


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