Here are two pictures of a piece of equipment that came over from another one of our buildings. It's an air dryer for compressed air. As you can see, they didn't want to use fuses, so they came up with a more "practical" idea!!! We had the company photographer take these pictures so we could have this mess documented in case there were any problems with the equipment. Unreal!!!
I, as well as my co-workers love your forums on code violations. It's unbelievable what some people will do.
Let me make it clear that this is how the equiment came over from one of our other buildings and this is what we found when we came to do the electrical install. This is NOT how we left it. We wanted it documented that the equipment arrived like this, hence we had the company photographer take pictures. We did the install and corrected any and all pre-existing violations, including changing the disconnect and installing the proper size fuses. My point was how they could have run this equipment like this in our other building located in New Jersey. Joe
electricman2, That White wire wouldn't be a neutral would it?. That terminal block at the bottom of the disconnect looks like it's segregated from the metal panel, would this be where the neutral joins with another wire that loops down to the receptacle below?.
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I've seen this done alot out here in the land of OZ. Usually on a roof mounted air handler. Found out that it was a crew run by the guy who is now my boss. He used to do this so that they could keep the units running and find the short when the wire burned up.