ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Welded Copper Connections
by gfretwell. 04/19/19 04:46 PM
Norwegian power?
by dsk. 04/19/19 10:29 AM
Israel
by annemarie1. 04/18/19 02:35 PM
Water heater calculationsSo when I count calculati
by watersparkfalls. 04/13/19 12:43 PM
Health Canada Electric Construction heaters recall
by dougwells. 04/12/19 01:22 AM
New in the Gallery:
What is this for?
Plug terminals
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 7 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Hazardous Location! #112744
09/06/01 09:31 PM
09/06/01 09:31 PM
Admin  Offline
OP
Administrator
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,545
NY, USA
[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

Quote
I've been an electrician for about 16 years here in Wausau Wisconsin. The other night I was filling up my spare van with gas when I looked down and noticed this open hole in the canopy column with wires visible. After testing them with a " Volt Pen " and finding them hot decided to look in the hole for a seal-off. I found no seal-off, no ground wire, the conduit appears to be cut off and not reamed, etc... To make things better yet (not that it matters anyway but) after more investigation I found out that those wire are connected to the canopy lights at 277 volts. This station is not even 2 years old.

Craig C.



[This message has been edited by Webmaster (edited 09-06-2001).]

Tools for Electricians:
Re: Hazardous Location! #112745
09/08/01 02:48 PM
09/08/01 02:48 PM
J
johnd24  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 62
what was the inspector smokin on that job?

Re: Hazardous Location! #112746
09/10/01 10:34 PM
09/10/01 10:34 PM
S
smokey  Offline
Member
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 41
cctxusa
looks like they whined and dined the inspector on that job. did u bring it to there attention??

Re: Hazardous Location! #112747
09/10/01 10:48 PM
09/10/01 10:48 PM
R
resqcapt19  Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,148
IL
I know there are lots of violations in this installation, but is a seal-off really required in this conduit? It is more than 18" away from the dispenser and if the conduit comes out of the ground and terminates above 18" without any type of fitting, is the seal required? I know that pits below Class 1 Div 2 areas are Class 1 Div 1, but where there is no pit, is the underground area itself classified? If so why?
Don(resqcapt19)


Don(resqcapt19)

Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
mersadrad
mersadrad
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 28
Joined: March 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Popular Topics(Views)
254,472 Are you busy
190,717 Re: Forum
180,431 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.018s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9599 MB (Peak: 1.0910 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2019-04-20 10:25:24 UTC