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Re: DIY Service #111000 08/17/06 05:58 PM
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Ron:
It's not a definite 'no-no'; permission is required. PS is still funny about that. Used to be 'to prevent unauthorized access to energized conductors, BEFORE the meter'.

A call to one of the PS Wiring Inspectors, and a quick site visit will get 'permission' if the condulet is the logical way to go.

John


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Re: DIY Service #111001 08/17/06 10:03 PM
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Can't blame the POCO for not wanting to get robbed by a customer :-)

Re: DIY Service #111002 08/18/06 06:46 PM
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Ok, I agree that it looks bad but is there a code violation? I don't see one. I am guessing that the guy used a "liquidtite" connector becasue of the name, but they also used a FA before the connector. Odd yes, violation, don't think so. Just odd.


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Re: DIY Service #111003 08/18/06 08:20 PM
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VA:
Based on the pics, and the comments above I THINK it's a FA to a straight ST Conn to a little pc of ST to the ST 90.

Violation?? Sorry to say there's nothing I could write a 'RED" for. Workmanship is not a 'RED" offense in NJ

ALAN:

As I described the meter end of the raceway, is that how it is?? Or, is that a pc of PVC btwn straight & 90??

John

[This message has been edited by HotLine1 (edited 08-18-2006).]


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Re: DIY Service #111004 08/18/06 08:48 PM
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Alan, why did you tag it for the fittings?

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The major Code violation was the use of a fitting for liquid tight flexible conduit on rigid non metallic conduit.

Re: DIY Service #111005 08/20/06 12:29 PM
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There was no seal tite going into the fitting. The nonmetallic connector was jammed into the 90' fitting.
NEC 110.3(B) applies.
Alan--
N.J electrician mentioned the key. They should have used a meter socket with a top hub and saved two of the 90's


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Re: DIY Service #111006 08/20/06 03:41 PM
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I have to say that when I zoom in on those fittings here is what I see from left to right.

PVC Female adapter, liquidtight straight connector with lock nut, a very short section of liquidtight, finally a liquidtight 90.

It looks ugly but code compliant in the picture.


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Re: DIY Service #111007 08/20/06 03:50 PM
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Re: DIY Service #111008 08/20/06 06:37 PM
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Studying the picture, you seem to be right, it has been too long for me to remember it exactly.
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Re: DIY Service #111009 08/21/06 09:18 PM
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Actually there is one thing keeping it from being water tight. Any guesses?

Allen

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