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Service Equipment #173496
01/10/08 09:48 PM
01/10/08 09:48 PM
dougwells  Offline
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Can someone tell me if there is a rule in the CEC that mentions the partition between the main breaker compartment and the rest of the breakers in a panel board
Thanks
Doug

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Re: Service Equipment [Re: dougwells] #173502
01/10/08 10:58 PM
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The only rule I could quickly find that states this (somewhat) is 6-306(a):
"Consumer's service raceways shall
(a) contain only the consumer's service conductors..."


If it's for service equipment it must be marked "approved for service entrance", so a barrier will come with that approval.


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Re: Service Equipment [Re: Sixer] #173504
01/10/08 11:00 PM
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Thanks that what i found too.

Re: Service Equipment [Re: dougwells] #173509
01/11/08 08:20 AM
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Rules 6-306 & 6-212 make mention of it in a round abouts way.

Re: Service Equipment [Re: CanuckSparky] #173593
01/14/08 07:22 AM
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This was my original question to Doug via a private message. I have heard that the panels used in Canada are designed with a cover arrangement that permits access to the load side breakers and bus without exposing you to the line side terminals on service equipment. If this is true I think that it is a great safety idea and would like to start the process of making such a requirement in the NEC. I guess I have two questions. Is your service equipment designed as I stated above? If so what code or standard requires this?

Doug, thanks for helping out with this question.


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Re: Service Equipment [Re: resqcapt19] #173608
01/14/08 02:48 PM
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Some panels. I can't speak for all have a two part panel cover. One part covers the main and the second part covers the breakers.

Re: Service Equipment [Re: dougwells] #173609
01/14/08 03:39 PM
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Doug, do you have a copy of Part 2 of the CEC? Could be some additional rules in there that can help you out.

Re: Service Equipment [Re: jay8] #173610
01/14/08 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jay8
Doug, do you have a copy of Part 2 of the CEC? Could be some additional rules in there that can help you out.


No I dont have part2 have part one and the CD for the cost of the CD they should put part 2 on it too.:(

Re: Service Equipment [Re: dougwells] #173611
01/14/08 03:58 PM
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This is where I assume we find it in Part 2
Canadian Standards Association
Panelboards: C22.2 #29

Re: Service Equipment [Re: dougwells] #173612
01/14/08 04:06 PM
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