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#119999 02/16/05 06:18 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
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iwire Offline OP
Capt. Al performs Preventive Maintenance Inspections.

At a recent inspection he opened the outer door of a Square D I-Line panel and saw this;

[Linked Image]

Once he removed the outer trim the modification was more obvious.

[Linked Image]

If you are not used to working with I-Line panels you may not know that the inner trim takes up a lot of space. If you do not keep the wiring back in the enclosure you can not get the inner trim on the panel.

This is not the correct solution to the problem!!


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
#120000 02/16/05 08:43 AM
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Good Lord Bob!.
I hope that that panel isn't subject to vibration of any kind. [Linked Image]
What is the solution, mate?.
Another thing, I prefer Heat-shrink to tape to identify Phases.
Tape can lose it's adhesion in warm conditions.
Kudos to Capt Al, thanks for for finding this one mate!. [Linked Image]

#120001 02/19/05 01:22 PM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 206
Mike, A shutdown is in order to install the conductors so the I-line dead front can be installed correctly. Also will be installing a new Sq-d dead front. This was only one inventive wiring method found at this site.


#120002 02/22/05 08:45 PM
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This was only one inventive wiring method found at this site.
Good Lord!, you mean there are more things like this around the place?. [Linked Image]

#120003 02/22/05 08:58 PM
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Mike, I saw quite a few inventive ways. I thought after 28 years I would have a hard time being surprised. I was quite wrong in that belief.

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