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#106150 - 06/14/05 10:21 PM Ceiling Disconnect  
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#106151 - 06/15/05 01:26 AM Re: Ceiling Disconnect  
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The disconnect is not much of a concern, check out the THHN(?) zip-tied out of the conduit from the left!!

I guess the disco violates the idea of readily accessable.


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#106152 - 06/15/05 04:37 AM Re: Ceiling Disconnect  
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The height looks like a 'bit' over 6' 7", a violation of 404.8(A)

As for it facing down I do not believe that in itself is a violation.

Gotta wonder what is going on, that is a lot of disconnect connected to 1/2".


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#106153 - 06/15/05 08:59 AM Re: Ceiling Disconnect  
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Is it adjacent to the equipment it supplies? 240.24(A)(4), 404.8(A), exception 2.


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#106154 - 06/15/05 01:22 PM Re: Ceiling Disconnect  
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mxslick: oh and also the fact that the wires are entering that pipe without any protection from sharp edges?


#106155 - 06/16/05 07:13 PM Re: Ceiling Disconnect  
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Missing KO on the disconnect.
Is that a 4/0 cover on a 3/0 box? Appears to be a screw missing there.


#106156 - 06/16/05 07:30 PM Re: Ceiling Disconnect  
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The wiring coming out of the conduit looks like coax and low voltage cabling.. possibly telephone or network, or CCTV.
the sharp edge is still a concern, but not as much so..



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