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X-Proof Seals #182196
11/20/08 11:22 PM
11/20/08 11:22 PM
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X-Proof Seals

With EMT blink

This is a commercial repair garage < 18" above floor level
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Re: X-Proof Seals [Re: electure] #182197
11/21/08 12:26 AM
11/21/08 12:26 AM
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NJwirenut  Offline
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Sealing fittings on EMT?

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Re: X-Proof Seals [Re: NJwirenut] #182202
11/21/08 03:13 AM
11/21/08 03:13 AM
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NORCAL  Offline
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The set screw fitting also add a nice touch. EMT in a haz. loc.? Only thing EMT has value for in a haz. loc. is as a back scratcher.

Re: X-Proof Seals [Re: NORCAL] #182261
11/22/08 04:50 PM
11/22/08 04:50 PM
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I posted a similar pic, from a local propane distributor. Seal to EMT to PVC at ground level. This appears to be a far more common practice than I had thought.

Having learned about this stuff in the oil / chemical refining industry .... one wonders! The code speaks of 'qualified professional' .... and we see this thing that flies in the face of all logic.

I do wish someone would write a "How to" book about classified locations .... covering not just wiring practices, but defining the "zone."

Re: X-Proof Seals [Re: renosteinke] #182265
11/22/08 06:45 PM
11/22/08 06:45 PM
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I have a question for everyone. How many times have you come across sealing fittings installed without having the seal(s)poured?

Re: X-Proof Seals [Re: NORCAL] #182276
11/22/08 11:02 PM
11/22/08 11:02 PM
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More than I care to think about.

Also common is an improper seal ... where the mortar has leaked past the packing, and solidified somewhere down the pipe.

Re: X-Proof Seals [Re: renosteinke] #182280
11/23/08 06:35 AM
11/23/08 06:35 AM
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Was the plumber there before or after the pipework was installed?

Re: X-Proof Seals [Re: NORCAL] #182325
11/23/08 10:12 PM
11/23/08 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by NORCAL
I have a question for everyone. How many times have you come across sealing fittings installed without having the seal(s)poured?


Rollie .,

This part more than i care to see it almost widespread when they do very poor job seal it off.

A very few area I ran into some are pretty smart to add a EXP union fitting but the cost will knock your feet off on this one.

Merci,Marc


Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

Re: X-Proof Seals [Re: frenchelectrican] #182326
11/23/08 10:15 PM
11/23/08 10:15 PM
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John { RENO }

I am pretty sure the NEC code book did mention about zone but don't have many picture how it should be defined at all.

I do understand the wording but really it should have few more photo to clearify the example what zone defiations descrbing it.

Merci,Marc

P.S. I think a photo section will really help alot for our members to understand more clear on the situation

Last edited by frenchelectrican; 11/23/08 10:17 PM. Reason: add quick P.S.
Re: X-Proof Seals [Re: frenchelectrican] #182350
11/24/08 11:45 AM
11/24/08 11:45 AM
electure  Offline
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The classification is Class1 Div2. It is directly under a panelboard.

See NEC 511

The plumber ran the copper water line after the electrical installation.


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