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#66146 - 05/21/06 10:20 AM Re: Store front  
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Someone asked me a question, and I just wanted to see what other people think. If you put in a "Facial Massage" storefront ( I hate to use the word parlor. It might bring out the wrong meanings.) This is suppose to be a legal usage. The question would be, would it fall under sec. 517 of the NEC. ?


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#66147 - 05/21/06 11:41 AM Re: Re: Store front  
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Not any more than a typical barber shop or doctors' exam room.


#66148 - 05/21/06 05:42 PM Re: Re: Store front  
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The guide line I use is does the owner / operator use the word / title Doctor ?
If yes then probaly 517: if not then treat it as a regular commercial use.
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#66149 - 05/21/06 08:56 PM Re: Re: Store front  
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Harold:

Massage therapy is usually provided without any 'medical devices' that require electrical power, resulting in any article 300 wiring method, dependent on the structure.

The twp I work in has quite a few (10+), and none are Art 517 required.

WE have a 'multi-use' office complex, the Architect has been specifing "ALL HG WIRE" for any of the suites undergoing renovations, irregardless of the tenant usage. His theory is, maybe a 'doctor' will move in.

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#66150 - 05/23/06 09:17 PM Re: Re: Store front  
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Yeah,

This is the way that I looked at this question. No MD and no equipment on "patients" then no 517. I thought that I would just see if others agreed with me. Thanks



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