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Open "off" or closed "on" position! #103599
10/01/02 06:40 AM
10/01/02 06:40 AM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
Boston, Massachusetts USA
240.33 Vertical Position.

Enclosures for overcurrent devices are required to be mounted in a vertical position, unless that is shown to be impracticable.

Circuit breaker enclosures shall be permitted to be installed horizontally where the circuit breaker is installed in accordance with 240.81.

240.81 Indicating.

Circuit breakers are required to clearly indicate whether they are in the open "off" or closed "on" position.

Where circuit breaker handles are operated vertically rather than rotationally or
horizontally, the “up” position of the handle shall be the “on” position.

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Re: Open "off" or closed "on" position! #103600
10/01/02 04:38 PM
10/01/02 04:38 PM
Gwz  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 197
Turn the picture 90º clockwise Joe.

Re: Open "off" or closed "on" position! #103601
10/01/02 05:09 PM
10/01/02 05:09 PM
sparky  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,344
was the 'lectrician somehow laying on his side installing this?

Re: Open "off" or closed "on" position! #103602
10/01/02 06:13 PM
10/01/02 06:13 PM
txsparky  Offline
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 552
Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
I was doing a service call at a conference center that was undergoing a major renovation.As I was walking around the site looking at some of the work,I noticed that the electrical contractor had mounted every disconnect that was above a hung ceiling,FACING DOWN.What an idiot!!Not just 1 or 2,all of them.He did have to redo everyone of them.

Re: Open "off" or closed "on" position! #103603
10/02/02 03:27 PM
10/02/02 03:27 PM
Pearlfish  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 83
Chicago Ridge, Il, USA
Nice "Hat Room".

Maybe he's an lectrician for the space station. Where "UP" is a relative term.

Re: Open "off" or closed "on" position! #103604
10/04/02 01:25 AM
10/04/02 01:25 AM
Sean WB  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 111
South TX
I dont understand why installers do that! Looks to me like there would have been plenty of room to get that one right side up, or right side down , or uh........*ehem* you know...... whatever [Linked Image]
I wouldnt plug any of my tools in to those receptacles, they are probably 208V!!
[Linked Image] he he he

I did not get as think so badly as you shocked I did.


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