ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
Unusual Well Pump Switch Failure
by sabrown - 10/28/20 04:31 PM
Look at this mess...
by InspectorE - 10/27/20 09:09 PM
New tool
by gfretwell - 10/24/20 11:09 AM
Where is Everyone?
by Bill Addiss - 10/17/20 07:04 PM
New in the Gallery:
Facebook follies, bad wiring
FPE in Germany pt.2
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Scott35), 18 guests, and 14 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 3 of 4 1 2 3 4
Re: New Panelboard- Comments please? #122477 11/12/05 11:11 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 892
N
NORCAL Offline
Member
Classicsat, it is a Cutler-Hammer BR panel,it is too bad they all cannot be that neat, on another note I use very few main breaker panels,and the last one was a SQ D Homeline (yuk [Linked Image] ) and the box was reversable for top or bottom feed, this panels MB operates side to side also, so there would be no reason one could not do so.That would be my only criticism of a fine job.

Tools for Electricians:
Re: New Panelboard- Comments please? #122478 11/13/05 08:08 AM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,283
electure Offline
Member
Quote
When I end up troubleshooting on a job like this, yes, I cut the cable ties, but I replace them afterwards,

Funny, I do just the opposite [Linked Image]
I make up new panels using ty-raps, and then when I'm done, I cut them off. Conductors bundled over 24" require derating.

This is a beautiful job !!

Re: New Panelboard- Comments please? #122479 11/13/05 09:33 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 329
I
IanR Offline
Member
Very sharp work. You get a gold star.
Working on military sytems, this is the way that it is supposed/required to be done. That said, many of our techs dont even do this nice of a job.
Be proud.

Re: New Panelboard- Comments please? #122480 11/13/05 09:44 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
I
iwire Offline
Moderator
Quote
Conductors bundled over 24" require derating.

Not in a panel. [Linked Image]

Derating only applies to raceways or cables.

That aside I do not generally tie wrap in panels either.


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts
Re: New Panelboard- Comments please? #122481 11/13/05 04:37 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
R
Redsy Offline
Member
Classicsat,

I thought sub-panel at first, but the bonding strap hasn't been removed and the neutral buss is bonded via the green screw and copper jumper.
Apparently it is simply for neatness and it looks good.

Re: New Panelboard- Comments please? #122482 11/14/05 12:15 AM
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 394
B
Big Jim Offline
Member
Note to renosteinke: Please notice I made no comments about the listing on the clamps. There are no faults with respect to code compliance. There are variations in style and I just compared it to mine. Food for thought, so to speak.

Re: New Panelboard- Comments please? #122483 11/14/05 06:32 AM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 34
C
Chris Simms Offline
Member
Where is the green bonding screw?

Re: New Panelboard- Comments please? #122484 11/14/05 08:21 AM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
R
Redsy Offline
Member
The bonding screw is just above the 5th branch circuit conductor on the right side, just to right of the neutral bundle.

Re: New Panelboard- Comments please? #122485 11/14/05 01:54 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 246
R
rmiell Offline
Member
One other thought, other than praise. Does this seperation of the phase conductors and the neutral cause increased EMFs? If it does, is it enough to cause concern?

I seem to remember a class by Mike Holt about this.

Looks great tho!

Rick Miell

[This message has been edited by rmiell (edited 11-14-2005).]

Re: New Panelboard- Comments please? #122486 11/15/05 06:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 64
E
eprice Offline
Member
Redsy,

Quote
I thought sub-panel at first, but the bonding strap hasn't been removed and the neutral buss is bonded via the green screw and copper jumper.
Apparently it is simply for neatness and it looks good

Another piece of evidence would be what appears to be a GEC entering the bottom left of the enclosure and landing on the ground bar.

Page 3 of 4 1 2 3 4

Featured:

2020 National Electrical Code
2020 National Electrical
Code (NEC)

* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
Bill Addiss
Bill Addiss
NY, USA
Posts: 3,961
Joined: October 2000
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Popular Topics(Views)
271,031 Are you busy
205,036 Re: Forum
193,149 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3