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Feeder run along outside #175767
03/10/08 11:19 PM
03/10/08 11:19 PM
JCooper  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2002
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Kendall Park, NJ USA
I found this on a fire department site, they were questioning ladder access to the side of the building, where the POCO feed is run along the side of a building. Are there any code problems presented with this installation?

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Re: Feeder run along outside [Re: JCooper] #175771
03/11/08 12:34 AM
03/11/08 12:34 AM
gfretwell  Online Content

Joined: Jul 2004
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It appears to be more that 3' from all of the windows and plenty high enough off the ground so I don't see a code violation there but you may have a problem with the disconnects not being "grouped". I can't tell how they are arranged

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Re: Feeder run along outside [Re: gfretwell] #175777
03/11/08 09:47 AM
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jdevlin  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 402
welland ontario canada
What about that gutter downspout that runs behind the wires. Unless it is some type of platic pipe it looks like a disaster waiting to happen when the pipe becomes energised.

Re: Feeder run along outside [Re: jdevlin] #175792
03/11/08 05:37 PM
03/11/08 05:37 PM
Gmack  Offline
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There are no code violations. The Open wiring on insulators as per 230.43 are/is not POCO. They are service entrance.

As for the FD concerns. They will have to overcome, adapt and improvise.


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