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Drilled Hole #113659
09/12/02 08:19 PM
09/12/02 08:19 PM
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Here is something I ran across today. There is about a 1/4" hole drilled into the side of this panel with 3 # 12 "s going out to a receptacle in a handy box. Good one for the violation forum.

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Re: Drilled Hole #113660
09/12/02 09:18 PM
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While I can't cite the specifics, almost every UL standard I've seen refers to two
principles: mechanical damage and strain relief.
A simple plastic bushing, or a chase nipple, would suffice to protect these wires from being damaged by rubbing against the hole.
Being internal to the enclosure, I don't think there's a need for a strain relief fitting- though a "romex" connector might provide that.
Since this is already installed, the easiest thing is to install a plastic bushing, by first cutting one side.

Re: Drilled Hole #113661
09/17/02 12:10 AM
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Sean WB  Offline
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about a 1/2" of scotch 33 would work. what?


I did not get as think so badly as you shocked I did.
Re: Drilled Hole #113662
09/17/02 03:27 PM
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I would have used a 1/2" chase nipple.Would also break the ends of those screws off that the box is mounted with(there is already enough places in a panel to get cut or scraped without adding to it)


Donnie
Re: Drilled Hole #113663
09/17/02 06:25 PM
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Is that a black, red & white #12 entering?
If so, I guess the "green wire" wouldn't fit thru the hole. Also, what's in the handi box, and what size is it?? (Possible fill problem) Definite red sticker job>
John


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