ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
twh 10
Admin 4
Recent Posts
Any UL 508 experts out there?
by sparkyinak. 05/21/17 08:57 PM
Heat pump conundrum
by sparkyinak. 05/21/17 08:49 PM
Interesting week
by HotLine1. 05/20/17 11:57 AM
Electrical Pricing Guide
by ElectricianBud. 05/18/17 12:17 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
236,060 Are you busy
170,954 Re: Forum
164,075 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 75 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#205808 - 04/04/12 11:28 PM Blueprint question  
Merlin  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 170
NW Indiana
Can anyone explain some notations on blueprints? I have some prints with certain outlets marked +42 GFI, +36 outlet, +48 outlet, and +36 GFI. I have never seen this before. What do these number represent?

Thanks, Merlin


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#205809 - 04/05/12 12:12 AM Re: Blueprint question [Re: Merlin]  
sparkyinak  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,321
Alaska
Above finish grade. 36", 48"


"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa

#205810 - 04/05/12 12:21 AM Re: Blueprint question [Re: Merlin]  
HotLine1  Offline


Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,824
Brick, NJ USA
Usually xx" AFF, xx inches Above Finished Floor IF you are inside. IMHO, Sparkyinaks would be exterior.


John

#205811 - 04/05/12 12:57 AM Re: Blueprint question [Re: Merlin]  
Merlin  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 170
NW Indiana
Ahhhh.....that makes sense now. That was one of them "DUH" questions. I have never seen it without "AFF". Thank you very much.


#205812 - 04/05/12 10:53 AM Re: Blueprint question [Re: Merlin]  
HotLine1  Offline


Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,824
Brick, NJ USA
Merlin:

The missing "AFF" may be a move to conserve ink/toner or time! LOL


John

#205813 - 04/05/12 01:34 PM Re: Blueprint question [Re: Merlin]  
gfretwell  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,076
Estero,Fl,usa
I thought the question was going to be
"what's a blue print"?
I haven't seen a blue one in 20 years. wink

I agree on the height thing. I have seen that too. It may be an artifact of some CAD programs.


Greg Fretwell

#205814 - 04/05/12 04:42 PM Re: Blueprint question [Re: Merlin]  
HotLine1  Offline


Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,824
Brick, NJ USA
Greg:
I had a set of blue plans last week, submitted for a comm tenant fit-up. They even have the 'smell'.


John

#205815 - 04/05/12 06:02 PM Re: Blueprint question [Re: Merlin]  
gfretwell  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,076
Estero,Fl,usa
Must be a guy who is stuck in the 60s wink

All of the engineers and architects around here have big plotters or lasers. The guy who did my plans is working out of his garage but he still has a copier/printer that makes full sized prints. That thing probably costs as much as my car.
It is actually a pretty cool thing. In the end, he laid my 11x17 plan down on the glass and it came out a full sized plan with all of his logos and such around the perimeter.


Greg Fretwell

#205816 - 04/05/12 08:49 PM Re: Blueprint question [Re: Merlin]  
JoeTestingEngr  Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 782
Chicago, Il.
And I get called a dinosaur for using Generic CADD 6.0 I hate the slimey feel of the blueprints.


#205817 - 04/05/12 10:19 PM Re: Blueprint question [Re: Merlin]  
HotLine1  Offline


Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,824
Brick, NJ USA
Greg:
99% of the plans I get for review/plan check are 'white prints'; ink jet, laser, etc. Sizes vary, flat, folded, rolled, and some coffee stained. It was a blast from the past to see a blue print.

I had a few arch/EE/PE guys send in digital plans, but we are not accepting them yet. Someday they may change state regs that require raised seal and original signature of Lic Design Pro. Going digital would save a lot of trees, and a lot of space.

The Twp Engineering Dept has three real nice, big plotters/printers, nice toys when I need something.

$$$, yes sir! The newest one was over 28K.


John

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Member Spotlight
CDS
CDS
Nicholson Ga
Posts: 34
Joined: June 2006
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.016s Queries: 16 (0.002s) Memory: 0.8186 MB (Peak: 0.9993 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-05-22 17:14:36 UTC