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PLUG & CORDS #24176
04/07/03 11:43 AM
04/07/03 11:43 AM
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GEO  Offline OP
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looking for feelings of changing cord caps to meet the nec requirements
ex: pool equipment that does not come with a twistlock from factory and is not hardwired ? THANKS GEO

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Re: PLUG & CORDS #24177
04/07/03 05:59 PM
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My experience with these is that the cords that are not twistlock type seem to be #14. I think that they are supposed to be #12 (local rule maybe). I usually change the cord and cap to a 20 amp twistlock type.

Re: PLUG & CORDS #24178
04/07/03 06:00 PM
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Brick, NJ USA
Geo:
Comments that I have heard.....
Cut a "factory" cord cap off, and you void the warranty.
Cut a "factory" cord cap off, and you void the UL Listing.

Don't know IF the above are facts or fiction.

Local AHJ provided this info:
Pool filter mfg (large and in local area) will provide a "factory" twistlock cap & cord upon request, if the unit came with a straight blade cap. I have copies of the mfg "note", and give it to people who are in a bind.

Perhaps Don (Resqcapt19) has some insight on the "rumors"
John


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Re: PLUG & CORDS #24179
04/07/03 06:05 PM
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Bill Addiss  Offline
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Hmm,

Some guys got in ahead of me here. [Linked Image]

EmanScott:
The requirement for 12 AWG (permanent pools) can be found in 680.21(A)(1), and the required length (3 ft) is in 680.21(A)(5)

Bill

[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 04-07-2003).]


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