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Code Enforcement? #111225
09/24/06 02:15 PM
09/24/06 02:15 PM
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Code Enforcement, what Code Enforcement! These pictures came from a Township Building, in Delaware County, PA, which houses the Code Enforcement Dept.

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Re: Code Enforcement? #111226
09/24/06 05:50 PM
09/24/06 05:50 PM
Theelectrikid  Offline
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 810
Levittown, PA
Wow. One word, Wow.

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Re: Code Enforcement? #111227
09/24/06 07:57 PM
09/24/06 07:57 PM
Dnkldorf  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,064
nowhere usa
one word?


Re: Code Enforcement? #111228
09/24/06 11:58 PM
09/24/06 11:58 PM
napervillesoundtech  Offline
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 144
Naperville, IL, USA
one other word.

AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH. Thats a major pain if you've ever got to work on it. Whats with the orange cord near the top right?

Re: Code Enforcement? #111229
09/25/06 06:12 AM
09/25/06 06:12 AM
iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Just food for thought here.

If the 2" contains the IMSA cable for a municipal fire protective circuit it is not likely to be subject to the NEC.

If that 2" does run to a master box my guess would be that the 1/2" contains the grounding electrode conductor for the master box.

I think we can safely assume no electrician was consulted when someone decided to infill the area with concrete.

Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Re: Code Enforcement? #111230
09/25/06 11:29 AM
09/25/06 11:29 AM
RSmike  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 134
Holland, MI USA
At that point why not just bury the whole thing in concrete.


Re: Code Enforcement? #111231
09/25/06 01:35 PM
09/25/06 01:35 PM
HCE727  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 186
Delaware County, PA, USA
There is a pad mount transformer in line with those two pvc's. I can hear the concrete guy, "You don't need an electrician, don't worry about it we do it all the time".

Re: Code Enforcement? #111232
09/26/06 07:31 PM
09/26/06 07:31 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,050
Brick, NJ USA
A fine example of "do as I say, not as I do"


Re: Code Enforcement? #111233
09/26/06 08:22 PM
09/26/06 08:22 PM
Lostazhell  Offline
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,431
Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
That install just says "idiot" all around... a PVC 90 costs less than ½ of the LB's and you can pull through them [Linked Image] Seeing a strap on the 2" (?) is something that tells me the EC was there when the concrete came in. Unless the concrete guy decided that conduit was in need of support.. [Linked Image]

Re: Code Enforcement? #111234
09/30/06 10:26 PM
09/30/06 10:26 PM
Cow  Offline
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 33
Hermiston, OR
And to think this whole problem could have been avoided if the LB's had been installed with the covers facing up. But I'll bet the electrician had no idea they were going to be covered with concrete.

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