ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
You will never guess
by Bill Addiss - 02/24/21 04:45 PM
Lock-down Thread
by Bill Addiss - 02/24/21 04:40 PM
New tool
by SMOKEYBOB - 02/15/21 04:59 PM
Split Bus Breaker Panel
by gfretwell - 02/15/21 02:30 PM
Sierraplex recpts
by gfretwell - 02/15/21 02:27 PM
New in the Gallery:
Facebook follies, bad wiring
FPE in Germany pt.2
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 23 guests, and 18 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Is there a RIGHT way to do this? #169059 09/24/07 06:29 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,287
electure Offline OP
Member
Some of the cities in this area seem to think it's OK to wire Temporary Holiday Lighting in trees and have it up forever(of course only for them, they'd make any private home or business tear them down after 90 days.). Public thoroughfares, medians, sidewalks, and in this case a City owned museum.



[Linked Image]



[Linked Image]


The cut off extension cord in EMT is of course the wrong way. The neighboring city just uses extension cords ty-rapped to their trees, and they've been up for 6 years+.

So, is there a RIGHT way to get the effect that they're after, and still meet code?

2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
Re: Is there a RIGHT way to do this? [Re: electure] #169063 09/24/07 06:50 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,233
HotLine1 Offline
Member
We have a number of locations (all private) that have holiday lights in the trees. Each tree has a GFI recept, bubble cover, and string lights installed by the landscapers.

As to....right or wrong....??

Those that I have looked at, the strings are in good shape, and I think they check/replace them on a regular basis.

No extension cords; no EMT/PVC...they 'wrap' from the bottom up.

Twp lighting is down by mid to late January.



John

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
noderaser
noderaser
Portland, Oregon, United States
Posts: 404
Joined: March 2007
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Popular Topics(Views)
275,348 Are you busy
209,214 Re: Forum
196,517 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3