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#104399 - 02/08/03 09:39 AM Taps Made In A Feeder Pullbox  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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These taps are using 750 MCM old type rubber conductors.

They sure look workmanlike!

However, they may not meet Section 110.14 in the NEC.

PS: MCM was revised to Kcmil a few code cycles ago......


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#104400 - 02/08/03 02:30 PM Re: Taps Made In A Feeder Pullbox  
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As an apprentice, I'm not sure of the finer points of tap rules, but using 750kcmil, it doesn't look like a large enough box to accomodate the bends shown to satisfy code


#104401 - 02/09/03 11:27 PM Re: Taps Made In A Feeder Pullbox  
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Joe:
Judging by the appearance, this is an "oldie"...
We run into a lot of these in the older buildings. It seems to me that "back then" whatever you could fit into an enclosure was "OK". Bless the guy who did it.

Like the "old timers" used to tell me....
"that's when 'lectricians earned there money!!" Rigid pipe, rubber & cloth wire, etc.
John


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