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Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!! #105142
05/21/04 05:53 PM
05/21/04 05:53 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!! #105143
05/22/04 12:26 PM
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ShOcKeR  Offline
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Hayward, Ca, USA
This AC guy needs to learn a lesson. I would tell the owner that we have to cut the pipe (mandatory) to access. Tell the AC guy to reroute the damn thing.

Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!! #105144
05/22/04 12:40 PM
05/22/04 12:40 PM
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CRM  Offline
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Alberta Canada
I would just turn around and walk out the front door.

Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!! #105145
05/22/04 06:06 PM
05/22/04 06:06 PM
Lostazhell  Offline
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Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
How'd they get the cover off?? Or was it on to begin with?

If we cut the duct out of the way, can we avoid derating conductors with the A/C blowing into the panel? [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

-Randy

Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!! #105146
05/23/04 04:34 AM
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pauluk  Offline
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Code violations aside, you'd think that common sense would have told the guy running the ducting not to do this.

Oh wait a minute.... Common sense is now an endangered species, isn't it? [Linked Image]


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Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!! #105147
05/23/04 04:51 AM
05/23/04 04:51 AM
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Ever Ready  Offline
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Scotland
To be honest it beggars belief that anyone could be so pig ignorant as to run pipework right over the access to an electric panel, unfortunately I have seen the same thing many times, we can only assume that these people had the common sense knocked out of them at an early age ( if indeed they had any to begin with ) [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Ever Ready (edited 05-23-2004).]

Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!! #105148
05/23/04 06:48 AM
05/23/04 06:48 AM
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RJencks  Offline
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Warwick RI, USA
A 40 year old, first year apprentice told me once, if sense was common everybody would have it

Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!! #105149
05/25/04 02:33 PM
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wirenut73  Offline
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Kansas City MO
id say arrest and convict the HVac tech on this one for stupidity.

Re: Working Space Clearances? What Clearances!! #105150
05/25/04 09:43 PM
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NORCAL  Offline
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How long has it been like that? That panel is a early to late 1970's I-T-E panel.


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