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#71044 - 10/20/06 04:04 PM Post Katrina work  
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A DIY just posted some pics of their work that passed inspection. This work was to rewire a house damaged by Katrina.

Good thing I am not their inspector.

http://www.perezweb.net/images/Panel-001.jpg

edited for bad link


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#71045 - 10/20/06 05:36 PM Re: Post Katrina work  
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Bad links!


#71046 - 10/20/06 06:34 PM Re: Post Katrina work  
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It really surprised me that the inspector passed that panel- he did a neat job, but wiring methods like that only work with cat5, not with romex!


#71047 - 10/20/06 07:44 PM Re: Post Katrina work  
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Link isn't working from here either... upload the pic and send it to electure@sbcglobal.net
He'll put it on the ECN server [Linked Image]


#71048 - 10/20/06 08:23 PM Re: Post Katrina work  
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#71049 - 10/20/06 08:36 PM Re: Post Katrina work  
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Did NOT THINK IT WAS POSSIBLE TO STUFF THAT MUCH ROMEX IN Pvc LIKE THAT. Do not know how it passed. Panel work is pretty good though. Everything else NO-WAY. No romex connectors at lowes or Home depot down there? Inspector there needs to look at installations and panel boards.

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#71050 - 10/20/06 08:37 PM Re: Post Katrina work  
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See panels using a 2" PVC MA for all the romex all the time down here (FL) and they do pass inspection.


#71051 - 10/21/06 08:47 AM Re: Post Katrina work  
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The 2" PVC is standard practice in Texas. They now require the wires to be spread out and stapled to a board before entry to the 2" PVC in the panel.

Not sure why u don't consider this ok.


#71052 - 10/21/06 08:55 AM Re: Post Katrina work  
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Sure it will work.Just too messy for my anal retentive personality. [Linked Image]


#71053 - 10/21/06 09:36 AM Re: Post Katrina work  
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That many cables through conduit requires derating. Code allows bundling for 24", but unless he fans those out in the rafters, there's no way he meets that.

He also lacks strain relief at the panel, which I've always understood to be a requirement for NM.


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