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#173496 - 01/10/08 10:48 PM Service Equipment  
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Can someone tell me if there is a rule in the CEC that mentions the partition between the main breaker compartment and the rest of the breakers in a panel board
Thanks
Doug


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#173502 - 01/10/08 11:58 PM Re: Service Equipment [Re: dougwells]  
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The only rule I could quickly find that states this (somewhat) is 6-306(a):
"Consumer's service raceways shall
(a) contain only the consumer's service conductors..."


If it's for service equipment it must be marked "approved for service entrance", so a barrier will come with that approval.


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#173504 - 01/11/08 12:00 AM Re: Service Equipment [Re: Sixer]  
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Thanks that what i found too.


#173509 - 01/11/08 09:20 AM Re: Service Equipment [Re: dougwells]  
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Rules 6-306 & 6-212 make mention of it in a round abouts way.


#173593 - 01/14/08 08:22 AM Re: Service Equipment [Re: CanuckSparky]  
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This was my original question to Doug via a private message. I have heard that the panels used in Canada are designed with a cover arrangement that permits access to the load side breakers and bus without exposing you to the line side terminals on service equipment. If this is true I think that it is a great safety idea and would like to start the process of making such a requirement in the NEC. I guess I have two questions. Is your service equipment designed as I stated above? If so what code or standard requires this?

Doug, thanks for helping out with this question.


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#173608 - 01/14/08 03:48 PM Re: Service Equipment [Re: resqcapt19]  
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Some panels. I can't speak for all have a two part panel cover. One part covers the main and the second part covers the breakers.


#173609 - 01/14/08 04:39 PM Re: Service Equipment [Re: dougwells]  
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Doug, do you have a copy of Part 2 of the CEC? Could be some additional rules in there that can help you out.


#173610 - 01/14/08 04:56 PM Re: Service Equipment [Re: jay8]  
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Originally Posted by jay8
Doug, do you have a copy of Part 2 of the CEC? Could be some additional rules in there that can help you out.


No I dont have part2 have part one and the CD for the cost of the CD they should put part 2 on it too.:(


#173611 - 01/14/08 04:58 PM Re: Service Equipment [Re: dougwells]  
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This is where I assume we find it in Part 2
Canadian Standards Association
Panelboards: C22.2 #29


#173612 - 01/14/08 05:06 PM Re: Service Equipment [Re: dougwells]  
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