ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
sec cable code conflict
by gfretwell. 11/18/18 12:25 PM
This anti-theist is priceless!!!
by Texas_Ranger. 11/17/18 02:15 PM
High current GFI vs regular GFCI
by Texas_Ranger. 11/17/18 02:07 PM
Single phase and what you call it.
by dsk. 11/12/18 11:10 AM
New in the Gallery:
What is this for?
Plug terminals
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 28 guests, and 26 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Permanent marking #6129
12/23/01 07:45 PM
12/23/01 07:45 PM
C
ccmann  Offline OP
Junior Member
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2
Is wrighting on a diconnect with a permanent marker a legal way to identify the disconnect.

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: Permanent marking #6130
12/23/01 09:19 PM
12/23/01 09:19 PM
A
amp-man  Offline
Member
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 141
Sacto, California US of A
ccmann,

That's what the inspectors think out my way (Sacramento, California). That's the only thing they'll accept for labelling breaker spaces in panels. I can't argue, just about any stick-on label will eventually fall off.

I carry a bottle of some stuff called "contractors cleaner", a citrus-based solvent. A little on a rag will take off the remnants of a paper label if you're re-labelling a breaker space, or will remove the magic marker if you goofed and have to change a label.

Cliff

Re: Permanent marking #6131
12/23/01 11:07 PM
12/23/01 11:07 PM
A
aphares  Offline
Member
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 37
Indiana
2002 has addressed this, in Article 110.22, but left it unclear of what is considered sufficient durability, Basicaly left judgement up to the (AHJ). I presonally carry a label maker that in my opinion looks more perfessional, than a marker. I have seen marker indentification look perfessional, than I have seen them also look like caveman art. Some guys even use the old press lettering (one click at a time) device. Works OK. The ones now I'm seeing that I like is printed labels with a clear sticky back envelope stuck to the disconnect, and you can make them from your own PC. Then change them latter if need be.

[This message has been edited by aphares (edited 12-23-2001).]

Re: Permanent marking #6132
12/24/01 07:24 AM
12/24/01 07:24 AM
electure  Offline

Member
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,276
Fullerton, CA USA
Outdoors, many inspectors in this area (SoCA) won't accept felt pen as a permanent marking. It virtually disappears after some weathering.
Instead, they'll accept the use of the "paint pen", which applies enamel, and is just as easy to use as the felt pen.
Many labels won't withstand the test of time either, the adhesive loses its grip, and they fall off. The newer style of labelmaker is better for this, but the ink doesn't stand up to UV very well; it fades fairly quickly.


Featured:

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

 

Member Spotlight
togol
togol
NW In. USA
Posts: 421
Joined: September 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 7
KevinL 2
Popular Topics(Views)
251,576 Are you busy
188,729 Re: Forum
178,441 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.021s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9600 MB (Peak: 1.0912 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-11-18 20:42:11 UTC