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Unsupported Raceways #120389
04/07/05 05:45 PM
04/07/05 05:45 PM
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Fullerton, CA USA
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Here are some pics of a job where the guy was certainly aware of all the different wiring methods; he just didn't believe in supporting them.


Renosteinke

EMT needs to be supported every ten feet, and within three feet of every box. (358.30)


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Sealtite needs to be supported every 4-1/2 ft., and within 12" of every box. (350.30)


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Flex needs support every 4-1/2 ft. and within 12" of every box. (348.30)
Boxes need support. (314.23)


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Re: Unsupported Raceways #120390
04/07/05 08:34 PM
04/07/05 08:34 PM
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Gregtaylor  Offline
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Boise, Idaho, USA
While it doesn't excuse the original crappy work, I can nearly guarantee that most of the mess here was caused by a re-roof job. Nobody called an electrician to get conduits out of the way and then reinstall them. I see it all the time.

Re: Unsupported Raceways #120391
04/07/05 09:42 PM
04/07/05 09:42 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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NY, USA
Nice touch including the code sections.

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Re: Unsupported Raceways #120392
04/08/05 05:47 PM
04/08/05 05:47 PM
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Greg, that's not a bad guess...but the truth of the matter is that this resturaunt- once notorious in this town for mixing dog food in its' dishes....grew from a small house to a thriving business, with many additions along the way. The wiring you see was all done, as you see it, by the HVAC/ refrigeration guy. What sleepers you see are glued in place, left from a prior install, and not used when the lines were run again.

Re: Unsupported Raceways #120393
04/10/05 06:06 AM
04/10/05 06:06 AM
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kiwi  Offline
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christchurch new zealand
If this was the work of an unlicensed HVAC /refrigeration technician, then are you legally required to report it ?

Re: Unsupported Raceways #120394
04/10/05 11:44 AM
04/10/05 11:44 AM
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e57  Offline
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S.F.,CA USA
I was figuring a roofer too. As I have had that done to me. Tore up everything so they could roll sheets.


Mark Heller
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Re: Unsupported Raceways #120395
04/11/05 06:33 AM
04/11/05 06:33 AM
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resqcapt19  Offline
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Actually the conduit is supported...its laying on the roof, but it is not secured as required by the code.
Don


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