Contractor used a EMT/IMC/RIGID connector on a service mast riser an I rejected it. He reported a complaint on me and said I was picking on him. I see a violation of the listing being used in a wet location. I also do not beleive this set up has adequate strength as requires in article 230. The service drop is 109' coming from across the road. He has called all the brass to go look at it with him. IMO this is NOT a code compliant installation.
I think you nailed this one necbuff. I'm not an inspector, but it looks like he found an EMT fitting that would fit IMC, like maybe a 3"EMT connector would fit 2 1/2" IMC. He did it out of cheapness or ignorance, but it's wrong. He's looking at his cost to pull it apart & put it back together & look like a fool in the process. If he pursists, large EMT connectors sometimes are stamped with the size, which will show the error(the hub on the meter socket may be stamped with the IMC size). This could be a big leaker by capilary action.
Re: Die Cast Connector on Service Mast Riser#118406 09/12/0404:20 AM09/12/0404:20 AM
This one seems like an easy one... but let's try it from "Another Angle"
Do any Set Screw Fittings exist, which are UL Listed as Weatherproof - namely EMT Set Screw Fittings?,
Was there not a "little" issue a few Months back, with all Manufacturers of Compression Fittings for EMT losing UL Listings as to the Weatherproof abilities... and only one brand finally received Listing - and this was for Fittings DESIGNED for just that purpose?
Just seems very counter-productive (and stupid) to install a Set Screw EMT Fitting outdoors and in the path O' the Weather.
Unless the Fitting is Listed for that purpose (if so, please let me know!!!), the Installation is "Caa-Caa Del Toro" (Bull Poo-Poo)
Scott " 35 " Thompson Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!
Re: Die Cast Connector on Service Mast Riser#118407 09/12/0405:01 AM09/12/0405:01 AM