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Ceiling Disconnect #121105
06/14/05 09:21 PM
06/14/05 09:21 PM
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Re: Ceiling Disconnect #121106
06/15/05 12:26 AM
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The disconnect is not much of a concern, check out the THHN(?) zip-tied out of the conduit from the left!!

I guess the disco violates the idea of readily accessable.


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Re: Ceiling Disconnect #121107
06/15/05 03:37 AM
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The height looks like a 'bit' over 6' 7", a violation of 404.8(A)

As for it facing down I do not believe that in itself is a violation.

Gotta wonder what is going on, that is a lot of disconnect connected to 1/2".


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Re: Ceiling Disconnect #121108
06/15/05 07:59 AM
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Is it adjacent to the equipment it supplies? 240.24(A)(4), 404.8(A), exception 2.


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Re: Ceiling Disconnect #121109
06/15/05 12:22 PM
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mxslick: oh and also the fact that the wires are entering that pipe without any protection from sharp edges?

Re: Ceiling Disconnect #121110
06/16/05 06:13 PM
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Missing KO on the disconnect.
Is that a 4/0 cover on a 3/0 box? Appears to be a screw missing there.

Re: Ceiling Disconnect #121111
06/16/05 06:30 PM
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The wiring coming out of the conduit looks like coax and low voltage cabling.. possibly telephone or network, or CCTV.
the sharp edge is still a concern, but not as much so..


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