ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Fujifilm Recalls Power Adapter Wall Plugs
by Admin. 01/16/18 07:04 PM
VDE 0100 to introduce AFCIs
by sparky. 01/16/18 06:36 PM
Air Compressor feeder conductor sizing
by Potseal. 01/15/18 09:08 PM
Under carpet cable?
by HotLine1. 01/15/18 09:57 AM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
SE cable question
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 19 guests, and 7 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Sprinklered equipment 26-008 #217828
12/02/16 02:10 AM
12/02/16 02:10 AM
B
bigpapa  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 81
canada
This rule says that electrical equipment rooms must have sprinkler drip shields on electrical equipment.

Does not say other rooms. Am I to assume that having a bit of water spray into panels is acceptable in other areas?

Tools for Electricians:
Re: Sprinklered equipment 26-008 [Re: bigpapa] #217829
12/02/16 09:28 AM
12/02/16 09:28 AM
T
twh  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 925
Regina, Sask.
Appendix B explains that the problem is ventilated enclosures.

Re: Sprinklered equipment 26-008 [Re: bigpapa] #217830
12/02/16 07:24 PM
12/02/16 07:24 PM
B
bigpapa  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 81
canada
I spoke to the inspector having jurisdiction and he said that drip protection definitely required for electrical rooms as stated in the rules, but will also enforce in other areas if its possible for water to pool on top of the panel board.

In this case side entry allowed unless using connectors capable of greatly restricting the amount of water allowed in. Oddly a dry type EMT connector would be accepted for top entry, a flex connector not.

Gray area. Best to check first.

Re: Sprinklered equipment 26-008 [Re: bigpapa] #217906
01/02/17 01:44 PM
01/02/17 01:44 PM
F
frank  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 376
windsor ontario canada
I've been there.I would call him and see.He had no problem showing up and telling me what he wanted.The existing installations were allowed to exist as is.


Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
Radar
Radar
Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 349
Joined: April 2004
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
sparky 23
Admin 20
Potseal 13
Popular Topics(Views)
243,515 Are you busy
180,312 Re: Forum
170,808 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.013s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.9587 MB (Peak: 1.0912 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-01-17 03:29:23 UTC