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Unprotected SE-Violation?? #110474
04/23/06 06:34 AM
04/23/06 06:34 AM
Trumpy  Offline
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SI,New Zealand
Photo's and info submitted by giddonah:
While reading an old thread about unprotected SE I thought of this installation. Obviously, it would be better to have this protected, but is this a violation? Are there options for protection that don't involve re-installing in conduit?

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Re: Unprotected SE-Violation?? #110475
04/23/06 11:35 AM
04/23/06 11:35 AM
iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
That would not likely be a violation in my area.

The inspector could say it is 'subject to physical damage' and require protection however that would be unusual in this area.

Most inspectors in this area do not automatically assume it will be damaged just by the fact it is within reach.

We have long history with cable in this area with little problems.

Other areas of the country do not allow unprotected cable at all below 7' or 8'.


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Re: Unprotected SE-Violation?? #110476
04/23/06 01:28 PM
04/23/06 01:28 PM
giddonah  Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 49
Sorry, I didn't identify myself more in the email, thought the address would point you to my screen name here.

10min after I sent that, I found 230.50(A)
I can see if this were out of the way of foot traffic, but this is the only path to the back of the house from the front (the other side looks like a jungle).

Would there be a "convenient" way to protect this without disconnecting and running through conduit?

Re: Unprotected SE-Violation?? #110477
04/24/06 06:26 PM
04/24/06 06:26 PM
Redsy  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA

Re: Unprotected SE-Violation?? #110478
04/25/06 12:17 PM
04/25/06 12:17 PM
giddonah  Offline
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Posts: 49
That looks like it would be perfect. I'll let them know about it, thanks.


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