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#115665 - 12/02/03 01:10 AM The Floating Disconnect  
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The Air Conditioning Contractor "volunteered" to wire the new unit. The disconnect is supported by the 1" conduit connected to concentric knock-outs in the bottom.

I call these pics "floating disconnect"

Ken Coanshock
President
K & J Company Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Carteret, NJ


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#115666 - 12/02/03 08:44 AM Re: The Floating Disconnect  
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Personally, I think they're using that new "invisi" dorf. [Linked Image]

I've heard it was great, but I didn't think they had it rated for 3R use yet. [Linked Image]


#115667 - 12/02/03 08:52 AM Re: The Floating Disconnect  
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If somebody pulls that handle in a hurry, he might disconnect a little more than he bargained for!


#115668 - 12/02/03 09:04 AM Re: The Floating Disconnect  
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It looks like there's a set screw EMT connector beneath it.
Maybe that would give rain a place to pour out after coming in through all the holes.


#115669 - 12/02/03 02:51 PM Re: The Floating Disconnect  
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That it looks like a 600-volt switch doesn’t add to any willingness to get within 10 feet of it, either. You gotta’ wonder if some contractors bank on the fact that it’s on a roof, so a building or fire inspector won’t likely see it.


#115670 - 12/02/03 05:24 PM Re: The Floating Disconnect  
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He could have saved money by not using a 3R can. With all those holes it would't make any difference anyway. [Linked Image]


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#115671 - 12/02/03 10:51 PM Re: The Floating Disconnect  
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That does not look like a 3R enclousure


#115672 - 12/02/03 10:58 PM Re: The Floating Disconnect  
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The only bad thing about using "invisi" dorf is get the "invisi" spring nuts to line up.


#115673 - 12/03/03 11:29 AM Re: The Floating Disconnect  
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are the holes in the backplate open?? or are they closed by anything?


#115674 - 12/03/03 04:49 PM Re: The Floating Disconnect  
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As one of the AHJ's who do go "up on the roof", I think that I would think twice about hanging a red sticker on this.

Yes, there are a few contractors that "gamble", but they loose!

From the pics, it appears that the disco is a 3R, check out the "lip" at the top of the front door.

John


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